The Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants) of the Eastern League released former Crowder College pitcher Mike Kickham on Friday.

The Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants) of the Eastern League released former Crowder College pitcher Mike Kickham on Friday.
In his six outings for the Flying Squirrels this season, Kickham owned an 0-1 record and an 6.75 ERA, striking out seven and walking four over 10 2/3 innings.
The Giants made Kickham a sixth round selection in the 2010 MLB Draft and he made his MLB debut with the Giants on May 28, 2013.
In that 2013 season with the Giants, the 24-year-old pitcher (who finished his collegiate career at Missouri State) posted an 0-3 record and a 10.16 ERA over 12 appearances, including three starts. Kickham struck out 29 and walked 10 over 28 1/3 innings.
Kickham made two appearances for the Giants in the 2014 season.
During his minor league career, Kickham owns a 32-38 record and a 4.17 ERA, with his 2012 season for the Flying Squirrels his best season, a 11-10 record and a 3.05 ERA and 137 strikeouts balanced against 75 walks over 150 2/3 innings.
• Former Crowder and current Class-A Advanced San Jose Giants pitcher Mark Reyes took a no-decision Saturday night against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Los Angeles Dodgers) in California League play.
Reyes allowed three runs on four hits over six innings, striking out four and walking just one after an outing during which he issued six free passes. Reliever Dusten Knight ended up taking the loss as Rancho Cucamonga prevailed 4-3.
The third-year professional from Arkansas remained 2-1 overall this season and his latest stats include a 4.74 ERA, 18 strikeouts, 16 walks and 38 innings pitched.
Reyes' lone wins this season came on back-to-back weekend starts against the Stockton Ports (Oakland Athletics).
San Jose, 25-16 this season, remained a game behind the Visalia Rawhide (Arizona Diamondbacks) in the California League North entering Monday.
• Former Crowder and current Class-A Advanced Salem Red Sox pitcher Jalen Beeks also took a no-decision Friday against the Winston-Salem Dash (Chicago White Sox) in Carolina League play.
Beeks allowed four runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings, but Salem earned a 6-4 win with a four-run rally in the bottom of the eighth. Beeks walked four and struck out four batters for the second start in a row, against teams starting with 'W,' following the Wilmington Blue Rocks in his previous entry.
On the season, the 12th round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft owns a 4-1 record and a 3.10 ERA, with 31 strikeouts and 17 walks over 40 2/3 innings this season.
Over his career, Beeks stands at 13 career wins, while Reyes stands at 12.
Salem's 30-13 record entering Monday gives them a 6 1/2-game lead on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Chicago Cubs).
• Former Crowder and current Class-A Charleston River Dogs (New York Yankees) pitcher Andrew Schwaab earned his eighth save of the season in 11 opportunities during Sunday's 4-3 win over the Columbia Fireflies (New York Mets) in South Atlantic League play.
Schwaab owns a 3-1 mark this season with a 2.25 ERA and 20 strikeouts and four walks over 16 innings. He's made 15 appearances, all in relief.
Over his first two pro seasons, Schwaab stands at 5-2 with a 1.60 ERA, 14 saves in 18 opportunities, 52 strikeouts and nine walks over 39 1/3 innings.
Schwaab pitched for Missouri for two seasons after Crowder and signed with the Yankees as an undrafted free agent.
Charleston's 27-15 record stands 5 1/2 games ahead of the Asheville Tourists (Colorado Rockies) in the South Atlantic League Southern.
• Former Crowder and current Class-A Asheville Tourists outfielder Sam Hilliard recorded his third two-hit performance in five games with two Sunday in a 8-5 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators (Chicago White Sox).
Hilliard, who hit .333 over his last 10 games, now hits .267 on the season with 22 runs scored, nine doubles, four triples, two home runs and 17 RBI over 35 games.
The former Wichita State player began his season 1 for his first 19, a six-game stretch that saw his average start at .333 after one game and fall to .053 after six.
Over his two-year career so far, Hilliard stands at .292 with 67 runs scored, 100 hits, 22 doubles, 12 triples, nine homers and 59 RBI, plus 20 stolen bases in 29 attempts over 95 games.