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Hurler earns team award

Former GCC standout Sherriff named Minor League Pitcher of the Month.

July 16, 2012|By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Ryan Sherriff (Glendale Community College, 2011) starting pitcher, Palm Beach Cardinals: Plenty has gone right throughout the season for the former Glendale Angeleno, who is thriving with the St. Louis Cardinals' class-A Advanced affiliate. Sherriff, a left-hander, was selected the St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June.

In four June appearances, Sherriff went 3-0 with a 1.98 earned-run average and struck out 14. Sherriff went at least six innings in each of his four starts, yielding two runs or less. He became the second Palm Beach pitcher to pick up the award this season, as Seth Maness earned the accolade in April.

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Sherriff (5-1) suffered his first loss Monday. He surrendered four runs (all earned) and seven hits in Palm Beach's 4-0 home loss against the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Sherriff struck out five in seven innings. He faced 29 batters, getting 16 ground outs.

Sherriff, who helped Glendale college advance to the state tournament in 2011, sports a 3.51 ERA in nine starts. He's struck out 27 and allowed 10 walks, 25 runs (22 earned) and 47 hits in 56 1/3 innings.

The Cardinals are 11-13 and in fifth place in the Florida State League's South Division.

Trevor Bell (Crescenta Valley High, 2005) starting pitcher, Salt Lake Bees: After missing nearly two months because of a right-elbow strain, Bell appeared sharper in his most recent outing Saturday. Bell, a former All-Area Baseball Player of the Year, went five innings and allowed one run and three hits in Salt Lake's 4-3 road victory against the Reno Aces on Saturday. Bell, who didn't factor into the decision, threw 44 of his 71 pitches for strikes and faced 18 batters.

The right-hander is 1-5 with a 6.46 earned-run average. In eight appearances, Bell has struck out 15 and walked 18 covering 30 2/3 innings. He's allowed 32 runs (22 earned) and 47 hits.

Salt Lake, the triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, entered Monday's game against the host Colorado Springs Sky Sox at 46-49 and in third place in the Pacific Coast League's Northern Division.

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