Parnell Finds Success at Triple-A LevelAugust 20, 2008
By CSU Sports Information
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Not even two years ago, Robert (Bobby) Parnell was with the Class A Advanced St. Lucie Mets. Now, Parnell finds himself as the starting pitcher for the Mets’ Triple-A club, New Orleans.
In two starts with the New Orleans Zephyrs, Parnell has a 1-1 record and has provided two solid outings. In his first start with the club, Parnell earned the victory, going six innings and giving up five hits and two runs. He also struck out five.
His second outing was possibly just as solid, but did not have the same result. In five innings, Parnell struck out an incredible 10 batters, but gave up four runs on five hits and took the loss.
Parnell is now just one step away from becoming the second player from Charleston Southern to ever play in a Major League game, after R.J. Swindle became the first on July 7 of this year.
A 6-4, 200-pound right-hander, Parnell came to CSU from Salisbury, N.C. After being selected by the Mets in the ninth round of the 2005 draft, Parnell has been named a Mid-Season All-Star three times (2005, 2007 and 2008).