Sport Hauver hits two home runs in MiLB debut, other 2020 baseball draftees start minor league careers

09:25  05 may  2021
09:25  05 may  2021 Source:   sbnation.com

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Arizona State baseball had plenty of talent in the 2020 MLB Draft including first-overall pick Spencer Torkelson. That five-player group got to finally make their MiLB debuts on Tuesday.

Trevor Hauver (Tampa Tarpons, New York Yankees Low-A Affiliate)

Hauver had the best night of his former teammates. In his debut, Hauver blasted a pair of home runs and had three hits against the Dunedin Blue Jays. He finished 3-for-4 and walked twice. Hauver batted third in the lineup and played second base, he was always a more natural middle infielder.

Spencer Torkelson (West Michigan Whitecaps, Detroit Tigers High-A Affiliate)

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There were no Tork bombs on Tuesday. Truthfully, it was a tough night for Torkelson. He went 0-for-3 and struck out three times versus the Fort Wayne TinCaps, Torkelson did walk. If it makes anyone feel better, former Oregon State star and 2019 top pick Adley Rutschman went 0-for-5 and also struck out three times on MiLB opening day. Torkelson played third base and batted in the two-hole.

Gage Workman (Lakeland Flying Tigers, Detroit Tigers Low-A Affiliate)

Workman started at shortstop and batted third for the Flying Tigers on Tuesday. He went 2-for-4 with a double and a sacrifice fly.

Alika Williams (Charleston RiverDogs, Tampa Bay Rays Low-A Affiliate)

Williams was the lone Sun Devil baseball alumni to start at the same position he did in Tempe. The shortstop led off for Charleston against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in a 6-3 win. Williams had one hit in four at-bats, but he scored a run after his double in the third inning.

R.J. Dabovich (Eugene Emeralds, San Francisco Giants High-A Affiliate)

Dabovich threw the ninth inning for the Emeralds to close out a 9-5 victory over the Spokane Indians. He did surrender a two-out solo home run, but also picked up two strikeouts in his debut.

Side note: 2019 Sun Devil draftees Hunter Bishop and Carter Aldrete also played for the Emeralds on Tuesday. Bishop, who started in center field and hit third, went 1-for-4 and was hit by a pitch. Aldrete batted in the ninth-hole as the designated hitter. He went 1-for-5.

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