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Andrew Ely played in 25 minor league games before receiving a call up for the Chicago Cubs' Triple-A affiliate Iowa Cubs.
Homecoming Of Sorts For Ely In Tacoma
Release: 08/25/2014
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TACOMA, Wash. - Andrew Ely may have been the last Husky among a Washington record eight players selected in the June 2014 Major League Baseball Draft, but he can stake claim as the first to play at the Triple-A level.

Ely, who was named to the All-Pac-12 team, All-Pac-12 Defensive team and Pac-12 All-Academic squad this spring, was selected in the 32nd round (949th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in June. After a stellar start for the Arizona League Cubs in which he batted .326 with four home runs and seven RBI in 25 games, Ely received the call from the Triple-A Iowa Cubs on Aug. 19.

He collected his first hit in his first start at Reno and followed up the next night by going 2-for-5 with a homer and 3 RBI.

On Sunday, he made a homecoming of sorts against the Tacoma Rainiers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. He was 1-for-7 in a 14-inning marathon in which the home team won 5-4. So far, Ely is 4-for-17 (.235) in four games at the minor league's highest level.

Ely wasn't only Husky in uniform at Cheney Stadium on Sunday. UW alum Forrest Snow started the game for the Rainiers and lasted 5.0 innings.

You can bet Ely will be in the lineup again at second base for the Cubs tonight. And considering he played at Cheney Stadium wearing a Huskies uniform back in March, you can bet Ely will be soaking up the experience with the same gusto he showed as a Husky during his three-year career.

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