Following an off day on Sunday, Derby will open up a four game series with the Bethany Bulls, the newest member of the Jayhawk League. The Twins will bring in a record of 7-11, 4-10 in league play after taking the series finale from the Wellington Heat. After a slow start, Bethany has begun to heat up, splitting a four game set with the Haysville Aviators to bring their league record to 3-11. All four games from Panther Field are scheduled for a 7:00 pm first pitch.
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.