MONROE, La. - Former ULM pitcher Jim Miller picked up his for Major
League victory Wednesday, helping the Oakland Athletics to a 5-4 victory over
the Chicago White Sox in 14 innings. Miller, who pitched for the Warhawks from 2003-04,
was pitching in his first Major League game of the season after being called up
from Triple-A Sacramento earlier in the day.
He is the first ULM pitcher to win a Major League game since Ben Sheets
also did so with the Athletics on July 10, 2010, against the Los Angeles
Miller pitched two seasons in a ULM uniform, mostly in relief. He was
the Warhawks' primary closer during the 2004 season, when he finished 3-2 with
a 3.74 earned-run average and tallied seven saves. He also struck out 42
batters in 33.2 innings pitched. Following the season, he was selected by the
Colorado Rockies in the eighth round (230th overall).