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With regular third baseman Aramis Ramirez back in the lineup, Taylor Green is seeing duty as a pinch hitter with the Milwaukee Brewers.

On Tuesday, the Courtenay infielder cracked a two-out RBI single in the seventh inning to help the Brew Crew blank the Atlanta Braves 5-0. Ramirez, who Green was recalled to replace when he suffered a lower back sprain last week, homered in the eighth.

With the win, Milwaukee improved to .500 (71-71) and is back in the post-sesason picture in the NL Central Division with 20 regular season games remaining. They are six games back of first-place Cincinnati and four games out of a wild card berth.

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Courtenay infielder Carter Bell has just wrapped up his 2012 season with Visalia Rawhide of the Class A Advanced California League. The 22-year-old third baseman batted .259 in 81 games with 11 doubles, one triple and four home runs with 36 RBI. The Rawhide finished fourth in the North division with a 64-76 record.

Bell was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 22nd round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft but did not sign. He became a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization at the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft. He played for Canada at the 2010 World Baseball Championships in Japan.

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Goaltender Adam Todd of Courtenay is now a member of the BCHL Alberni Valley Bulldogs. The 18-year-old was released by the WHL Saskatoon Blades on Sept. 6.

Todd played 11 games last season as a backup for the Blades. He was credited with one win and four losses, along with a shootout loss. His GAA was 5.17 and his save percentage was 0.852.

The current two Bulldogs goaltenders are 20-year-old Jay Deo and 17-year-old Brad Rebagliati, and coach Kevin Willison said last week he wasn’t sure how the goalie situation would play out. He noted there was a possibility another WHL team might pick Todd up off waivers.

Todd is listed at six-foot-three and 196 pounds. Saskatchewan selected Todd in the fourth found of the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, 86th overall. In June, 2010 the Blades signed Todd to a WHL education contract after he’d put in a strong season with his Pursuit of Excellence AAA team in Kelowna.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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