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Angels prospect and American League relief pitcher Ky Bush, alumnus of Fremont High School, throws during the MLB All-Star Futures game Saturday, July 16, 2022 in Los Angeles.
Mark J. Terrill, Associated Press
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Los Angeles Angels minor league pitcher Ky Bush poses with family and friends before the MLB All-Star Futures game on Saturday, July 16, 2022 in Los Angeles.
Photo provided, Shelly Florence
Ky Bush can check “pitch in a game at a Major League Baseball stadium” off his list.
The Fremont High alumnus and Los Angeles Angels minor league player pitched a scoreless inning in Saturday’s MLB All-Star Futures game.
The Futures Game annually features minor league baseball’s top prospects in a seven-inning game that takes place during All-Star Weekend.
Bush needed 15 pitches to pass the third inning. He forced St. Louis Cardinals No. 1 prospect Jordan Walker out, then forced Los Angeles Dodgers No. 5 prospect Miguel Vargas out.
Vargas played for the Ogden Raptors in 2018, while still affiliated with the Dodgers, and batted .394 in 22 games with 11 doubles. Vargas now plays for Triple-A Oklahoma City and could move up to the majors very soon.
After forcing Vargas out, Bush allowed a single to the Colorado Rockies’ top prospect, outfielder Zac Veen. Veen stole second base and third base before New York Met prospect Mark Vientos walked.
With runners in the corners, Bush knocked out Cardinals prospect Masyn Winn on three pitches to end the inning. The American League Futures team beat the National League Futures team 6-4 in seven innings.
Bush, 22, a 2021 second-round pick who signed for $1.75 million, is considered the Angels’ No. 4 prospect, according to MLB.com, with an estimated freshman year in MLB of 2024.
Bush is currently pitching for the Double-A Rocket City Trash Pandas in Alabama. The 6-foot-6 southpaw has a 3.34 ERA in 67 1/3 innings pitched with 67 strikeouts-20 walks in 14 starts for Rocket City so far this season.
BYU GOLFER WINS UTAH STATE AMATEUR
BYU men’s golfer Zac Jones won the Utah State Men’s Amateur Golf Tournament Saturday at Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway.
Jones defeated Cal golfer and Salt Lake City native Simon Kwon 4 in the 36-hole championship match. Jones was 3 on the first nine holes and led until 5 of 13, then took the win the rest of the way.