Scott Alexander, former pitcher for the Sonoma State baseball team, was given the call-up to come and play for the Kansas City Royals.
This was primarily due to Major League Rosters expanding from 25 to 40 players in preparation for the upcoming postseason on Sept. 1.
Alexander, a local product out of Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, played one season for the Seawolves in 2010, going 3-6 with a 4.50 ERA and 70 strikeouts before making the decision to forgo his senior season and pursue a career as a professional baseball player.
After making himself eligible for the draft, Alexander was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the sixth round, number 179 overall.
After five seasons of working his way through the lower levels of the Royals minor league system, Alexander was called up to play for their triple-A affiliate Omaha Storm Chasers of the Pacific Coast League at the end of the 2014 season.
He remained with the Storm Chasers into the 2015 season. In 41 relief appearances for the team, Alexander had a 2-3 record while maintaining a 2.56 ERA, racking up 50 strikeouts and saving 14 games.
Last Tuesday, as Major League Baseball teams picked up 15 more players in order to provide depth for the postseason, several minor leaguers were given the opportunity of a lifetime.
Alexander was called up by the Royals who are 82-54, currently holding first place in the American League Central Division and are poised to make a deep playoff run for the second consecutive year.
In two relief appearances for the Royals this past week, Alexander was called upon to finish the game for the team in which he succeeded both times, includinggetting the game ending strikeout against the Detroit Tigers.
In his two appearances, Alexander has given up three hits, two earned runs and has recorded two strikeouts in two innings of game time.
Alexander is only the fourth Seawolf to play in the majors, joining Marshall Brant, Tommy Everidge and Daniel Barone as a member of this elite fraternity of ballplayers.
As October approaches, Scott Alexander will look to make an impact for the Royals in the postseason, as they pursue a World Series Championship.