Schultz Strikes Out 12 in Durham Win
Maple Hill graduate Jaime Schultz had it all working on Sunday, registering 12 strikeouts over five innings in a 6-1 Durham Bulls win.
Schultz allowed no runs on just three hits and two walks in the game. It was an encouraging effort for the righty, who was coming off a rough start in his last outing.
With the win, Schultz is now 2-1 at the AAA level with a 3.86 ERA.
It's always hard to look at strikeouts as a bad thing, but the high K total meant that he threw 96 pitches in those five innings and was forced to exit the game early.
Schultz led the Southern League of AA last season with 168 strikeouts in 135 innings, so the talent is there and so is the stuff. It's just the consistency that needs to be continue to grow.
He throws hard, between 94-97, so it's hard to tell if he projects as a starter or a reliever at the big league level. He has qualities that could tailor him for both roles.