Former Jayhawk Pitcher Hall Makes Triple-A Debut

July 6, 2011


Former Kansas pitcher Shaeffer Hall was promoted to Triple-A in the New York Yankees’ organization and made his first start for the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees Monday night against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at PNC Field.

Hall, who was drafted in the 25th round by the Yankees in 2009, went 6 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts to earn his first win at the Triple-A level. The Yankees defeated the IronPigs, 5-3.

The Lee’s Summit, Mo., native was called up from the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate, Trenton, where he was 6-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 14 starts. Hall had recorded 60 strikeouts in 90 2/3 innings and allowed just 19 walks.

Hall, a 6-foot-1 left-handed pitcher from Lee’s Summit, Mo., pitched at KU during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. He earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors during his junior season at KU after tossing a pair of complete game shutouts, including a no-hitter against Air Force on Feb. 20, 2009. The KU southpaw made 25 starts at Kansas and posted a 9-8 record with a 4.55 ERA in 125 1/3 innings.

Hall is looking to become the third former Jayhawk to pitch in the major leagues this season, joining fellow left-handed pitchers Tom Gorzelanny (Washington) and Mike Zagurski (Philadelphia).