On June 21, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced the signings of former UK BatCats P Zach Popp, OF Zach Reks, and SS Connor Heady to minor league deals.
Just four days later, Heady and Reks were both in the starting lineup for the Ogden Raptors, the LA Dodgers minor league affiliate in the Pioneer League.
The Raptors took on the first-place Orem Owls tonight, where they lost 9-11.
Heady finished the game 0-2 at the plate with a walk, while Reks managed to go 1-1 with two runs and a walk in the loss.
Though the two Wildcats started their professional careers with a loss, it’s great to see them already back on the field.
Here’s to long and successful careers for the former Wildcats!