Owen Miller’s bat is heating up

Owen Miller, a 2015 graduate of Ozaukee High School and star shortstop for Illinois State, was selected by the San Diego Padres with the 84th pick in last year’s Major League Baseball draft.

He joined the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Padres’ Class A short-season affiliate in Pasco, Wash. After leading the team in hitting with a .335 average, he was named to the Northwest League all-star team and was then promoted to the Padres’ Class A affiliate, the TinCaps in Fort Wayne, Ind.

At the end of the season, he was assigned to the San Antonio Missions for the playoffs. That franchise since moved to Amarillo, and Miller stayed with the team.

Miller has been learning to play second and third base, and his batting average has been improving. As of Tuesday, he was hitting .286 with 40 hits, including eight doubles, three home runs, 14 RBI and 15 walks.

On Monday, Miller went 4-for-4 with an RBI and a walk in a 9-8 loss to the Midland Rockhounds.

The Sod Poodles are 14-21.

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