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Former Henderson Flash pitcher Andy Samuelson selected by Atlanta Braves in MLB Draft

HENDERSON, Ky. – Andy Samuelson, who pitched last summer for the Henderson Flash, was selected by the Atlanta Braves Wednesday in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. 

Samuelson, a native of LaPorte, Indiana, is a left-hander who just completed his sophomore season at Wabash Valley College in Illinois. 

Samuelson had a 1-0 record this spring in 16 relief appearances for Wabash Valley, which finished 55-4. He had a 2.93 earned run average with 29 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings. 

Last summer, Samuelson pitched in 12 games for Flash and had an 0-1 record with two saves. He struck out 20 in 12 1/3 innings and had 10.94 earned run average. 

He committed to continue his college career at North Carolina State University in the fall. 

Mother Nature Wins Opening Day

The 2018 season kicked off tonight and the only winner was Mother Nature. The Flash’s opening day game against the Owensboro Riverdawgs was rained out today and is rescheduled for Monday night at 7:00. The Flash will try and play Friday night in their first away game against the Muhlenberg Stallions. 

Flash Gets First Franchise Win At Owensboro

The Flash built a 5 run lead in the fifth inning and then held off the Oilers late charge in the 9th to get their first win of the season (and franchise) 6-4. Henderson captured the lead early on a ground out by catcher Fernando Villegas scoring Joe Logsdon. The Flash got a good first start from lefty pitcher Seth Wicker throwing 4 innings and only giving up 2 runs. Owensboro tied the game at 1, but the Flash took the lead for good in the 5th inning by scoring 4 runs on 3 walks, a wild pitch and two errors. Dillon Day was strong for 4.1 innings striking out 7 and only allowing 2 runs while picking up the win! Never a dull moment at the ballpark thou, the Oilers loaded the bases in the bottom of the 9th with only 1 out,  Coach JD Arndt went to the pen to bring out his young gun Logan Workman to close out the game with blazing fastballs striking out one and causing the last Oiler to ground out to first to end the game and pick up the save. Robby McGaha, Joe Logsdon, Zach Smith and Fernando Villegas all had two hits a piece while the Flash totaled 12 hits for the game. Next up for the Flash (weather pending) will be Owensboro again at home today at 7:00.

Meet The Flash – Brodie Brown

Our next player to highlight in “Meet the Flash” is Junior middle infielder Brodie Brown. Brodie currently is playing at the University of Southern Indiana, he transferred in this year after playing two years at Rend Lake College where as a Sophomore batted .341 with 3 home runs, 34 RBI’s and 13 stolen bases. Brodie is originally from Carmi, IL and this coming summer will be wearing #34 for the Flash!! Go Flash!!