Pitcher Nick Gillung (40) of the Johnson City Cardinals, Appalachian League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, in a game against the Danville Braves on August 19, 2011, at Howard Johnson Field in Johnson City, Tennessee. Danville defeated Johnson City, 5-4, in 16 innings. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
Pitcher Nick Gillung of the Johnson City Cardinals has been recognized by MiLB for his work in the 2011 Appalachian League playoffs.
In an article on MiLB.com entitled: “Pitchers of the Postseason” by John Parker, here’s what he had to say about Gillung:
“Gillung, the Cardinals’ 19th-round pick in this year’s Draft, had only two starts among his 12 outings for Johnson City in the regular season and did not appear until its fifth playoff game. The 22-year-old southpaw made the most of his lone postseason opportunity, allowing one run on one hit over six innings as Johnson City completed a two-game sweep of Bluefield for its second consecutive Appy League championship. Gillung fanned six and walked a pair and combined with reliever Logan Billbrough (who fired three perfect innings) on the one-hit clincher.”