Jon Kemmer Moves Up To Class A Advanced, Has Fine Showing In Debut (07/13/14)
Jon Kemmer has climbed another step on the professional baseball ladder.
The former Clarion Area Little League and Clarion Area High School baseball standout, made his debut in the outfield for the Lancaster (CA) JetHawks of the California League on Friday night (July 13th). The JetHawks are the Houston Astros’ Class A Advanced affiliate.
The visiting JetHawks defeated the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the San Diego Padres’ affiliate, 8-5, at LoanMart Field. Kemmer, who was added to the JetHawks roster earlier in the day, hit a two run homer in his first at bat, to tie the game 2-2, in the second inning. He had an RBI sacrifice fly, in the fourth inning to give the JetHawks a 3-2 lead. Kemmer led off the seventh inning with a single and later scored.
On the night, Kemmer had 2 hits, including the 2-run shot, with 3 RBIs and three runs scored.
This is Kemmer’s third stop, as he moves up in the Astros’ organization. He began his pro career last season in the Class-A Short Season, New York-Penn League with the Tri-City ValleyCats from Troy (NY). Kemmer was instrumental in the ValleyCats winning the 2013 New York-Penn League title.
Kemmer started this season, with the Quad Cities River Bandits from Davenport (IA). The River Bandits are the Astros’ Full Season Class A affiliate. Kemmer played 52 games for the River Bandits, hitting .289, with 52 hits, including 15 doubles, a triple and four home runs. He had 17 RBIs and scored 29 runs.
Congratulations to you Jon, and all the best as you continue pursuing your dream. You make us all very proud!!!!