On a day when football reigns supreme for Oregon Ducks fans another former Oregon Athlete continues to perfect his craft. It has been a while since we have heard about former Oregon Baseball Closer Jimmy Sherfy. Over the last two seasons he has played in the minor leagues, and for the most part has been successful and healthy.
Sherfy was chosen by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2013 MLB Draft as the three hundredth pick in the tenth round. He started this past season in the California League for Visalia before being called up to Mobile. In his second professional season Sherfy was 5-1 with seven saves and a 4.89 Earned Run Average. He threw forty six innings and had sixty three strikeouts. Now, Fall beckons and Sherfy is headed to the next step in his pro career in the Arizona Fall League.
The former Oregon Ducks Closer will pitch for the Salt River Rafters. The Fall League Season begins on October 7th. In 2013 Sherfy broke his own saves record from the previous year and set the standard at Oregon at 21 saves in season. He also had thirty eight appearances that year. Over his career at Oregon, Sherfy had 40 saves, and 76 appearances.