After only two starts with the Tri-City ValleyCats, Mark Appel has been promoted to the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League (A).
Appel struggled in his first start, allowing two runs and three hits over two innings while only striking out one.
He fared much better in his second start, allowing no runs and three hits over three innings while striking out five
I thought Appel might get another start with the ValleyCats but he was great today against Aberdeen. His fast ball was in the mid-90's while his slider had great movement. He also showed great poise working out of couple jams. Best of luck to Mark!