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Former Lion Wade Miley called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks

Former Lion Wade Miley called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks
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POSTED: Monday, August 15, 2011 - 11:52am

UPDATED: Monday, August 15, 2011 - 1:57pm

Less than 24 hours after a dominating performance on the mound in a return to his home state, former Southeastern Louisiana University pitcher Wade Miley was called up late Sunday to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Miley, a Loranger native who played for Southeastern from 2006-08, pitched a complete game for the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate (Reno) on Saturday in New Orleans, scattering three hits and fanning nine batters. Miley also collected three hits at the plate and tossed his second complete game of the season – and fourth in Aces’ history.

Miley, who will join the parent club in Philadelphia and is expected to make his Major League debut on Saturday in Atlanta, was added to the roster after Jason Marquis was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured fibula.

In eight appearances at Triple-A, Miley posted a 4-1 on the mound with a 3.64 earned run average. The southpaw fanned 56 batters in 54.1 innings for the Aces, which lead the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific North Division with a 67-54 record.

Miley now joins the Diamondbacks, who are currently in first place in the National League West Division with a 68-53 record and two games in front of defending World Series champion San Francisco.

Miley will be the third former Southland Conference player on the Diamondbacks’ 40-man roster joining infielders Paul Goldschmidt (Texas State) and Ryan Roberts (UT Arlington).

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