TACOMA, Wash. – Aaron Phillips, who pitched for the Olean Oilers and St. Bonaventure Bonnies, was called up to the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats Friday and pitched six strong innings against the Tacoma Rainiers to pick up a win.
Phillips had been pitching for the San Jose Giants, the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. He was called up to Triple-A for a spot start because the River Cats were short on pitchers after Dereck Rodriguez and Andrew Suarez were called up to the majors.
Phillips struck out seven Tacoma batters and gave up just one run, three hits and a walk to help Sacramento to an 8-6 win over the Seattle Mariners Triple-A affiliate.
Phillips finished his career at St. Bonaventure with a 3.17 ERA and 157 strikeouts while also batting .248 with 51 RBIs. He played two summers with the Olean Oilers. His most notable season was in the summer of 2016. He finished with a 1.17 ERA with 38 strikeouts and batted .384 with 62 RBI’s. After his junior season, Phillips was drafted in the ninth round by the Giants.
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