Cal Pitcher Alex Rollin Excelling in Texas Collegiate League

July 14, 2004

GRAHAM, TEXAS - University of California redshirt freshman Alex Rollin is having a remarkable summer season as a member of the Graham (Texas) Roughnecks of the Texas Collegiate Baseball League. Rollin, a 6-2, 215-pound right-hander from Los Gatos High School, was named the Texas League's Player of the Month for June and competed in the league's all-star game on Monday, July 12 at Steer Stadium in Graham.

Rollin is a perfect 5-0 for the summer with three saves and a 0.00 ERA in 11 appearances. He has not given up a run in 32.0 innings and has only allowed 19 hits, all singles. Rollins has struck out 35 batters, walked 14 and opponents are batting .183 against him. As a result of being named the Texas League Player of the Month, he got to throw out the first pitch at Ameriquest Field, home of the Texas Rangers.

At Monday's Texas Collegiate League All-Star Game, Rollins pitched in the ninth inning with no hits, no runs, one walk and one strikeout for the Rogers Hornsby Division (which lost to the Tris Speaker Division, 7-3). Fellow Cal Bear Cameron Johnson, a 6-2, 195-pound sophomore left-hander, also competed in the Texas Collegiate League All-Star Game for the Hornsby Divison, pitching the third inning with one hit, one unearned run and a walk. Johnson, who will be a junior at Cal next spring, plays for the Weatherford Wranglers and is currently 2-0 with three saves and a 1.83 ERA in nine appearances. He also has 20 strikeouts and only six walks in 19.7 innings.

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