By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Elliot Ashbeck has been promoted. The former Marshfield High School standout on Aug. 8 was sent to the San Antonio Missions – the Class AA affiliate of the San Diego Padres in the Texas League. Ashbeck, 24, had been a member of San Diego’s Single-A ballclub, the Lake Elsinore Storm of the California Baseball League.
In his first appearance with San Antonio on Aug. 9, Elliot took the loss against the Springfield Cardinals. Ashbeck pitched one inning of relief, and gave up two earned runs on two hits while walking one in the sixth inning, surrendering the lead in what would become a 4-3 win for Springfield. The game was played at Nelson Wolff Stadium, on a night when the temperature was 96 at the outset of that contest.
Elliot fared a bit better Aug. 11 versus the Tulsa Drillers. In two innings of relief, Ashbeck surrendered two hits and no runs while walking one and striking out three. He was one of five San Antonio pitchers used in the game. Starter Emmanuel Ramirez took the loss for the Missions.
In his professional baseball career, Ashbeck has pitched in 73 games, starting two. He had 10 saves out of 17 save opportunities, and had thrown a combined 137.2 innings. He has 134 strikeouts, has issued 26 walks, and given up 43 runs (36 earned) on 97 hits. Eight of those hits were home runs.
Ashbeck was chosen by San Diego in Round 16 of the 2015 MLB draft out of Bradley University.