The Derby Twins will head down to Bethany, Oklahoma to wrap up the 2015 regular season with a four-game series against the Bethany Bulls. The Twins bring a record of 15-22 in the series, 11-21 in league play. Bethany currently sits in fourth place in the South Division with a 5-27 league mark. The two squads will play a pair of double-headers, with the first on Friday beginning at 5:30 pm. The series will conclude with the second double-header on Saturday, with first pitch scheduled for 5:00 pm.
Shane Wise fired a complete game shutout, allowing no hits as the Derby Twins defeated the Puerto Rican Collegiate National Team 25-0 on Tuesday night. The right-hander struck out ten and walked four, allowing only three balls to reach the outfield.
Former Twins Pitcher Makes Big League Debut
Pat Venditte, the first ambidextrous pitcher in the modern MLB era, made his Major League debut with the Oakland Athletics on Friday night against the Boston Red Sox. Venditte pitched (with both arms) for the Wichita Twins in the summer of 2005 following his freshman year at Creighton, the Twins first season in the Jayhawk League. Initially drafted by the New York Yankees in the 20th round of the 2008 MLB Draft, Venditte toiled away in the minor leagues for the better part of seven seasons before being signed by the Athletics this past offseason. The switch-pitcher has yet to allow a run in his first three appearances.