Famously traded for nothing in the off-season, former Wando High School star Mike Cisco is paying dividends for his new club.
Cisco earned his first save of the season Wednesday night, working one inning of perfect relief in Arkansas’ 4-1 win over Northwest Arkansas.
The former South Carolina star was traded to the Angels by the Phillies, who received nothing in return. Cisco is 1-0 with a 2.25 earned-run average in 14 appearances for the Class AA Travelers. He’s walked four and struck out 11 in 16 innings.
Elsewhere among Lowcountry players in pro baseball:
• Pitcher Asher Wojciechowski (Beaufort, The Citadel) got a no-decision despite allowing just one run on three hits in 5 2/3 innigs of a 3-2 win over Salt Lake. Wojciechowski walked four and struck out three, and is 1-0 with a 1.15 ERA in three games at Class AAA Oklahoma City.
• Marty Gantt (Mount Pleasant, College of Charleston) was 1 for 3 and is batting .303 for Class A Bowling Green.
• Chris McGuiness (James Island, The Citadel) was 0 for 4 and struck out twice, dropping his average to .276 at Class AAA Round Rock.
• Reese Havens (Bishop England HS, USC) was 0 for 3 and is batting .234 for Class AAA Las Vegas.
• Justin Greene (Stratford HS, Francis Marion) scored a run as a pinch-runner and is batting .293 for Class AA Mobile.
In the majors:
• Brett Gardner (Holly Hill, College of Charleston) was 1 for 3 and scored a run in the Yankee’s 4-3 win over Seattle. He’s batting .263.
• Justin Smoak (Stratford HS, USC) was 0 for 1 as a pinch-hitter in the same game and is batting .235.
• Matt Wieters (Stratford HS) was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in the Orioles’ 3-2 loss to the Padres.