Miller, Z’s host K.C. tonight

Published 11:43 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2009

NEW ORLEANS — Jai Miller of Selma will be trying to repeat Tuesday night’s performance when Oklahoma City visits the New Orleans Zephyrs tonight in Pacific Coast League action.

Miller, the starting centerfielder who was drafted out of Selma High, went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and scored twice against Memphis in the 9-5 victory. The win earned the Zephyrs a split in the four-game series.

Miller’s night started off badly when he grounded into a double play in the second inning. Then he doubled in a run in the fourth inning and scored on Brett Hayes’ double as New Orleans took a 3-0 lead.

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His leadoff sixth-inning home run was part of a three-run stanza for a 6-0 Zephyrs margin. After a flyout in the seventh inning, Miller walked in the ninth inning and scored on another Hayes double.

Miller had missed 25 games since being placed on the disabled list May 6. He returned to the lineup May 1 and has batted .233 since then. He is hitting .245 on the years with three home runs and 15 RBIs.

He was drafted by the Marlins in the fourth round in 2003 out of Selma High.

Rick VandenHurk improved to 3-0 Tuesday night for New Orleans, pitching six innings with four hits and three runs.