Former Ashland University pitcher Art Warren made the most of his first professional start for the Class A Clinton LumberKings on Tuesday (April 12) night.
Warren threw five shutout innings, striking out seven and allowing two hits and a walk, in the LumberKings' 3-0 home win over the Beloit Snappers on Tuesday.
Warren is in his first full professional season after being chosen by the Mariners in the 23rd round (No. 695 overall) in June of 2015. Last year, he pitched in six regular-season games and one postseason contest out of the bullpen for the Arizona Rookie League Mariners.
During the regular year, Warren was 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA and 10 strikeouts in seven innings. In Warren's one playoff outing, he pitched a scoreless inning with a K and earned a save for the eventual league runner-up.
In his only season on the mound for the Eagles in 2015 after transferring from Division I Cincinnati, Warren was 5-4 with a 3.88 earned run average in 60 1/3 innings over 12 starts in 2015. He allowed 48 hits and 47 walks while striking out 52, and yielded just one home run.