Jersey Village grad Jeff Mandel secures first save for Syracuse
Jersey Village High School graduate Jeff Mandel picked up his first save of the year as the Syracuse Chiefs defeated the Norfolk Tides, 9-4, in minor league action on Thursday.
The former Falcon struck out one batter in 1.2 innings to earn the save.
Mandel is a 2003 graduate of Jersey Village High School before playing four seasons (2004 to 2007) with Baylor University. Mandel logged a career mark of 14-11 and eight saves with the Bears in 72 appearances, 25 of which were starts. Mandel had a career college ERA of 3.78 and fanned 151 hitters. Following his senior season, 2007, during which he went 7-8 with a 4.55 ERA as a starter, Mandel was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 19th round (580th overall of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft. He was born April 30, 1985, in Houston.
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