Ardoin’s first pro homer leads the charge for FSS alums this week

April 23, 2023

Congratulations are in order for one of the more beloved alums of the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series. Silas Ardoin, son of long-time major-leaguer and FSS coach/coordinator Danny Ardoin, as well as older brother of fellow Main Event alum, Sam Ardoin, hit his first professional home run  Tuesday.

Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles last year with the No. 107 overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, Ardoin smashed a three-run shot to center field for the High-A Aberdeen Ironbirds in their 9-8 win over the Jersey Shore Blueclaws.

Ardoin was a long-time standout for partner program Team Louisiana, and was one of the catchers for the National Team at the 2018 International Week event before a standout collegiate career at the University of Texas.

Ricky Tiedemann, LHP — New Hampshire Fisher Cats, AA

After a scoreless outing to start his 2023 campaign following missing the first week of the season with minor shoulder discomfort, Ricky Tiedemann was back on the bump in Bridgewater, New Jersey to face the Somerset Patriots in’s highly-touted free game of the day, with Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez featured on the other side.

Dominguez walked in their first meeting, but the 2019 International Week alum got the last laugh during their second encounter, freezing “The Martian” with a 97 MPH fastball as one of six strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings of one-hit, one-run ball.

Edwin Arroyo, SS — Dayton Dragons, A+

After missing ten days with a left hip strain, Edwin Arroyo was activated from the seven-day IL in High-A Dayton and hasn’t looked back since. One of the Cincinnati Reds most prized prospects after a trade from the Seattle Mariners, the former World Team member at International Week in 2020 has racked up hits in four of his five games played since returning, including his first homer of the year on Friday night, a two-run blast to right field to give his team the lead.

Mick Abel, RHP — Reading Fightin’ Phils, AA

The three-time International Week invitee turned in arguably the best outing of his young season thus far, spinning 4 2/3 innings of one-run ball for the Double-A Reading Fightin’ Phils on Friday night. The 21-year-old Oregon native struck out a season-high five batters, and lowered his season ERA to 3.86 in the process.

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