Pair of Former Cats Collect Honors

Aug. 12, 2009

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Former Arizona baseball players and current Mahoning Valley teammates Cory Burns and Preston Guilmet have been honored for their performances in their first seasons of professional baseball.

Burns, who set UA’s single-season record for most innings pitched in 2009, will represent the Mahoning Valley Scrappers of New York-Penn League All-Star Game. The right-handed reliever boasts a 3-0 record with a 1.38 ERA and has recorded seven saves in 16 games. Burns, an eighth round selection in June’s First Year Player Draft by the Cleveland Indians, has limited opposing hitters to a .146 batting average and has struck out 27 batters in 26 innings pitched.

Guilmet, who ranks second all-time at Arizona and fourth in Pac-10 history for career strikeouts, was named the New York Penn League pitcher of the week (August 3rd - August 9th). Guilmet made two starts for the Scrappers going 2-0 with a total of 10 innings pitched between the two games. Guilmet struck out a career high 10 Vermont batters in 5 innings on August 8th.

Guilmet has complied an impressive 2009 campaign with a 5-2 record and a 2.72 ERA, and has pitched a total of 49.2 innings, surrendering 39 hits, while walking 12 and striking out 45.

Daniel Schlereth, a teammate of Burns and Guilmet at Arizona from 2006-2008, has been called up to the major leagues for the second time this season by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Schlereth was 0-2 with a 9.64 ERA in six games for the D-backs during his initial stint, but in 21 games with the Double-A Mobile BayBears, the left-hander has turned in an impressive 1.01 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 26.2 innings.

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