Murphy Smith worked 3.1 more scoreless innings on Sunday for the Midland Rockhounds.

The Rockhounds are the AA affiliate for the Oakland Athletics. Smith, a Shenendehowa graduate (2006), is just two steps away from the major leagues.

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In 13 innings this year, Smith has allowed just one run. He has 11 strikeouts. Opponents are hitting .171 against him.

The righty is one of several Capital Region products in professional baseball, including Tom Kahnle of the Colorado Rockies.

Kahnle (Shaker) has a 1.93 ERA through seven appearances thusfar.