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Cougar alumni Adam Conley making his mark with the Marlins

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Left-hander is looking to be a part of the 2016 rotation.

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It’s been lost season for the Miami Marlins, but former Cougar left-hander Adam Conley is proving himself as a big-leaguer. On Tuesday night Conley went six innings only allowing two runs on five hits while striking out five batters. Over his last three starts Conley has gone 19 innings with a miniscule 1.42 ERA, which bodes well for a rotation spot for 2016. This continues a very impressive season for the pitcher, as his minor league work before being called up led him to be named the Marlin organization Pitcher of the Year.

It’s been a steady rise for the Redmond native since he was drafted in the second round back in 2011. He put excellent numbers in his movement up the minor league ladder until hitting a wall at Triple-A last year. However, he was able to adjust this year going 9-3 with a 2.51 ERA at New Orleans before getting the call to the show. Conley’s meteoric rise this year has him primed to be the best Cougar big leaguer since the days of Scott Hatteberg, Aaron Sele and Mark Hendrickson. Definitely someone for Coug fans to follow in the years to come.

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ST. PETERSBURG -- A sign of a good pitcher is the ability to get batters out without your best stuff. Adam Conley found himself in that situation in the Marlins' 4-2 loss to the Rays on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. From his pregame bullpen, the rookie knew his pitches lacked the life of his recent starts. Still, he minimized damage and gave up two runs over six innings in a no-decision.