Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bibens-Dirkx Wins Debut for Peoria Chiefs

Seals alumnus Austin Bibens-Dirkx was the winning pitcher on Monday night in his debut for the Peoria Chiefs, the class "A" affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. He pitched in relief and threw four innings in which he gave up one earned run, four hits, one walk and one strikeout.

The biggest stat that jumps out at you is the one strikeout -- quite low for a pitcher who was leading the Golden League in K's. Bibens-Dirkx is the oldest player on the Peoria team, so he will have to step it up if he is to advance to "AA" in 2009. Given the blur that his life has been in the last four days, it's reasonable to expect that he'll have a more dominant showing his next time out on the mound for the Chiefs. On behalf of all Victoria baseball fans: Go Austin!!