Nittany Lion Baseball Alum Craig Clark To Make Double-A Debut in Altoona Monday

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Clark pitched in Happy Valley from 2004-07.

Clark pitched in Happy Valley from 2004-07.

April 12, 2010

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    ALTOONA, Pa. - San Francisco Giants' pitching prospect and Penn State alum Craig Clark will make his Double-A debut tonight (Monday) at 6:30 p.m. at nearby Blair County Ballpark in Altoona. Clark will toss for the Richmond Flying Squirrels against the Curve. The native of Phoenixville, Pa. did pitch in last season's Eastern League Playoffs for the Connecticut Defenders, who have since relocated to Richmond.

    Pitching for the San Jose Giants (High-A) in 2009, Clark was named California League Pitcher of the Year following a stellar campaign. He finished the season with a 15-2 record and 3.01 ERA, including a perfect 11-0 at home wih a 2.09 ERA. Clark made history by winning a franchise-record 14 straight games while his 10 consecutive strikeouts against Stockton on June 1 also set a team record and tied the league mark.

    Following the regular season, Clark was promoted to Double-A Connecticut, where he threw for the Defenders in the postseason. Tonight marks his first-ever regular season game at the Double-A level.

    Richmond will return to the area from May 7-9 for a three-game series at Harrisburg. The Flying Squirrels' next trip into Altoona isn't until early July when they embark on an go an eight-game road trip.

    Clark's debut comes one day following Stephen Strasburg's much-anticipated minor league debut for the Harrisburg Senators at Blair County Ballpark.

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    Clark's debut can be heard online through Richmond's official website.

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