HOUSTON -- Carlos Correa, the top overall pick in last June's draft, went 3-for-4 with a sacrifice fly in the Houston Astros' 6-3 exhibition win over the Chicago Cubs at Minute Maid Park on Saturday.
Correa is expected to be on the Quad Cities River Bandits roster when it is released in the coming days.
"This is what you work for every single day of your life, and I felt prepared for the opportunity," Correa said to The Associated Press. "It's amazing playing with these players and our new manager Bo Porter. It was really exciting."
Correa had singles in the third, seventh and eighth innings. His sacrifice fly came in the fifth.
Today is Wednesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2014. There are 294 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Soldiers from the barracks on the Arsenal manage to elude the vigilance of the guard nearly every day and come to town armed. In the hands of excited and perhaps intoxicated men, these weapons are dangerous. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Manufacturing's merchants and professional men of Moline were petitioning the Western Union Telegraph company to establish a telegraph office in the business area of the city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Three Rock Island students, the Misses Eleanor Cleaveland, Dorothy McCabe and Ruth West, escaped injury when fire destroyed College Hall at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War gave a party for William H. Stremmel, the only survivor of John Buford Post 243, GAR. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The East Moline Grade School Board of Education last night granted salary increases totaling about $47,000 to teachers and staff members. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Five champion spellers from the Rock Island/Milan School district were selected after competition this week at Modern Woodmen of America. Winners are Sarah Cottay, Christopher Gilbrich, Jared Vogele, Kedric Roper and Kenny Stevenson.