Daniel picks up Northwest League-leading eighth save

PASCO, Wash. — Trent Daniel of Bryant may not be in Pasco for long. On Monday, he picked up[more] his league-leading eighth save of the season for the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Colorado Rockies’ short-season Class A entry in the Northwest League.

The lefty has appeared in 10 games this season, working 10 2/3 innings without giving up a run. He’s only allowed four hits while piling up his eight saves, walking five and striking out 11. Opponents are hitting .114 against him.

On Monday, Daniel pitched the ninth inning allowing one hit and striking out two to save a 2-1 win over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (San Francisco Giants) at Pasco’s Geza Stadium.

The former star for the Bryant Hornets, Bryant Black Sox and Arkansas Razorbacks, was drafted in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball Amateur draft in June after finishing his collegiate career. He’s the son of Tom and Kathy Daniel and brother of current Black Sox player Hayden Daniel.

The next steps in the Rockies’ system could be a higher Class A spot with the Ashville (N.C.) Tourists of the South Atlantic League or the Class A Advanced affiliate, the Modesto (Calif.) Nuts of the California League.

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