Former UCLA Standout Josh Roenicke Makes Major League Debut

Sept. 13, 2008

PHOENIX - Former UCLA baseball player Josh Roenicke made his major league debut with the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday evening at Arizona's Chase Field. In one-third of an inning (bottom of the seventh), Roenicke struck out Mark Reynolds on four pitches after walking Chris Young and hitting Adam Dunn.

Cincinnati defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-2, in 10 innings.

Roenicke, who played at UCLA from 2003-2006, became the 56th former Bruin on record to play in the major leagues. The hard-throwing right-hander played in the outfield for four seasons at UCLA. Roenicke made three pitching appearances as a sophomore and 16 in relief as a senior.

Selected in the 10th round of the 2006 MLB Draft by Cincinnati, Roenicke spent the 2006 minor league season playing in rookie ball before jumping from single-A to double-A in 2007. This year, Roenicke registered a 2.80 ERA, a 6-2 record and 13 saves in 57 relief appearances between double-A (Chattanooga) and triple-A (Louisville).

Playing in the International League for the Louisville Bats, Roenicke has compiled a 2.54 ERA, a 2-0 record and three saves in 39.0 innings. Roenicke has logged 43 strikeouts, 14 walks and a .234 opponent batting average with the Bats.

A two-way player at UCLA, Roenicke logged 14 strikeouts in 15.1 innings in two seasons (2004, 2006). The right-hander from Nevada City, Calif., made 16 of his 19 career appearances as a senior, totaling a 2-3 record and 3.46 ERA in 13.0 innings that spring.

At the plate, Roenicke finished his four-year career with a .262 batting average, recording 14 doubles, 37 runs and 45 RBI in 123 games (81 starts). Roenicke becomes the first former UCLA player under head coach John Savage to play in the major leagues.


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vs. Mississippi State
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oklahoma
Los Angeles, CA
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Sunday, Mar 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
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Tuesday, Mar 08
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
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vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
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Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
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at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
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at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
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at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 5 - 6
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vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
L, 7 - 14
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at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 1 - 9
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at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 2 - 8
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at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 5
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vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
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vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
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vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
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at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 1 - 0
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at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 7 - 8
Sunday, Apr 17
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 4 - 7
Tuesday, Apr 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
W, 10 - 6
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
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vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
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vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 1
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at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
L, 7 - 10
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at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 9
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at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 10 - 3
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at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
W, 11 - 10
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vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
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at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 4 - 1
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vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
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vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
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vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 5
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vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
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vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9
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vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
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vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 12
Saturday, May 21
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 2
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vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 10
Friday, May 27
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 3
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 6
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