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Pro Prospect WatchWith five recent OPRF graduates pursuing pro baseball dreams, each week Wednesday Journal will be keeping readers informed of their progress. Stats are through Sunday.

Second baseman Blake Whealy hit his third homer of the year Sunday and went 4-for-25 (.160) last week for Single-A St. Lucie, which has lost nine in a row. Whealy had an RBI double and a run May 2 against Daytona. His average has fallen to .250 through 30 games, with three homers and nine RBIs.

Justin Olson fell to 2-3 Friday when he allowed six runs in five innings in Double-A New Britain's 7-3 loss to New Hampshire. He gave up seven hits, including a solo homer, to go along with two walks and five strikeouts. Olson, who defeated New Hampshire in his previous start, has a 4.50 ERA in six starts.

Single-A Stockton designated hitter Vasili Spanos saw his average drop 25 points to .284 after he went 4-for-21 (.190) in five games last week. Spanos had a double and two RBIs, giving him 14 RBIs in 28 games.

Ruairi O'Connor went 1-for-2 with a walk in three pinch-hitting appearances last weekend as Florida State swept a three-game series at Maryland. He had an RBI single in the ninth inning of Saturday's 8-1 win. O'Connor is hitting .238 with two homers and 16 RBIs for the Seminoles.

Western Michigan right-hander Derek Schlecker threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings last week in two relief outings against Valparaiso and Central Michigan. He retired the only man he faced in a loss to Valpo and then pitched two shutout innings Sunday as the Broncos were swept by Central Michigan. Schlecker has a 1.83 ERA in 17 appearances.

Compiled by Daniel Heim

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