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Sunday, April 13, 2008

A little where are they now

Delaware Baseball is definitely a niche website. Until I become insanely clever and come up with a means to attract tons of traffic, I accept and appreciate that I have a limited audience. As such, I especially welcome comments and e-mails from people who enjoy the site and try to respond as best I can given life, the universe and everything.

Had a comment on the last post inquiring about whatever happened to a pair of former St. Mark's High School players, Mark Romanczuk and Tom Cochran. Romanczuk was a high profile player who pitched for the U.S. National Team. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the fifth round back in 2002 but opted instead to go to Stanford. The Arizona Diamondbacks took him in the fourth round in 2005 and he began his professional career.

Romanczuk's career was brief, however. He pitched 13 games for Missoula in the Pioneer League. The 2006 season was lost to injury and rehabilitation as Romanczuk had a irritated nerve removed in his elbow. He returned in 2007 and pitched effectively in relief for South Bend in the Class A Midwest League. This past March, however, the Diamondbacks decided that Romanczuk was no longer part of their plans and he was released. At this time, I have no other information.

Tom Cochran was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 18th round of the 2003 draft. He spent two seasons with Lowell in the New York Penn League. In 2005, it looked as if Cochran might be headed to pitch for the hometown Wilmington Blue Rocks but he instead was released. Undeterred, Cochran auditioned for Ohio Valley of the independent Frontier League. He will begin his fourth season in the league this May with the Worcester Tornadoes. He has pitched well in his previous three seasons, striking out over 300 batters in sixty starts.

The other player the commenter asked about, Trucela, I am not familiar with. Sorry.


Blogger Bosox67 said...

First off, tremendous site. Couple of questions, some of these guys born in Delaware, did they play at least Little League in Delaware, guys like Randy Bush and John Mabry. Secondly, what about Dave Williams, wasn't he a CR grad as well?

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