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Former OC baseball standout Coshow earns promotion in Yankees’ farm system

Former OC standout Cale Coshow has been promoted to the New York Yankees' long-season Class A affiliate, the Charleston RiverDogs.
Former OC standout Cale Coshow has been promoted to the New York Yankees' long-season Class A affiliate, the Charleston RiverDogs.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 19, 2014) – Former Oklahoma Christian pitcher Cale Coshow is moving up in the New York Yankees’ minor-league system.

The Yankees this week promoted Coshow from the Staten Island Yankees, their short-season Class A affiliate in the New York-Penn League, to their long-season Class A affiliate, the Charleston RiverDogs of the South Atlantic League. Coshow reported to Charleston on Thursday.

“I’m just taking it day by day,” Coshow said. “I’ve giving it my best every day to help the team win. I’m just blessed to be a part of a great organization and I can’t wait to see where the Lord takes me.”

Coshow initially was assigned to Staten Island after signing with the Yankees last summer, when he was New York’s 13th-round pick in the Major League Baseball draft. In 2013, he went 0-2 with a 3.76 ERA and had 36 strikeouts and 22 walks in 40 2/3 innings of work.

He made one appearance for Staten Island this season, starting this past Sunday against the Brooklyn Cyclones. Coshow allowed two hits and three strikeouts in three shutout innings in a game Staten Island eventually lost 3-2.

Coshow, from Edmond, went 2-0 as a freshman at Oklahoma in 2012 before transferring to OC. In 2013, he was one of OC’s top starters and went 3-5 with a 4.56 ERA, helping the Eagles win the National Christian College Athletic Association Central Region title and qualify for the NCCAA World Series. In 13 appearances (all starts) he pitched 73 innings, with 69 strikeouts, 28 walks and two complete games.