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Arizona's Alaska League connection makes impact in first two games

...League. Other Diamondbacks who played in the Alaska League are Sunday's starting pitcher Randy Johnson and reliever Russ Springer (both Anchorage Glacier Pilots), plus non-playoff roster outfielder Ryan Christenson (Kenai Peninsula Oilers...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Sports: Braves' HR streak ends in 7-3 win over Cards 5/15/98 Cal Eldred (0-3) in the sixth as Arizona stopped an eight-game losing streak. At Phoenix, Omar Daal, Russ Springer (2-2) and Gregg Olson combined on a four-hitter, with Olson getting three straight outs for only his second...
Juneau Empire Online Sports: Pirate rally dumps Mets 7/15/97

...Gutierrez singled past second baseman Ryne Sandberg. Billy Wagner (6-3) pitched three scoreless innings, and Russ Springer pitched the 15th for his first save since 1995 with the Angels. Dodgers 14, Rockies 12 Eric Karros hit a two-run...
Juneau Empire Online Entertainment: Fernandez powers to 5th straight win 8/14/97

...walked Florida's Bobby Bonilla to open the decisive four-run eighth, and Darren Daulton doubled. Conine greeted Russ Springer with a single, and pinch-hitters Gary Sheffield and Greg Abbott added RBI singles. Robb Nen gave up Bill Spiers...
Juneau Empire Online Sports: 4-run 2nd inning good enough for Reds 9/10/97

...Montreal. Mike Hampton (13-9) allowed eight hits in 7 2-3 innings and won for the 10th time in 12 decisions. Russ Springer got two outs for his third save. Andres Galarraga went 4-for-4 for Colorado, which lost for the second time...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Sports: Grace-ful Chicago outlasts Cardinals 5/3/98

...earned - and eight hits in five innings. Expos 5, Diamondback 4 MONTREAL - Ryan McGuire hit an RBI single off Russ Springer (1-2) in the 12th, sending Arizona to its fifth consecutive loss. Shayne Bennett (1-1) pitched a hitless...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Sports: Sosa sends Philly packing 6/14/98

... Lee, who had a two-run homer in the seventh, has 13 home runs and 39 RBIs, both tops among NL rookies. Russ Springer (4-3) got the victory despite allowing Jordan's homer. Gregg Olson pitched the ninth for his eighth save...
Juneau Empire Online Sports: Rare LA lefty notches win 7/14/97

...pitch in two-thirds of an inning, and Rich Loiselle pitched a hitless ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances. Russ Springer (1-3) allowed one run and two hits in 1 2-3 innings. Cardinals 11, Cubs 5 Gary Gaetti homered for the...
Juneau Empire Online Sports: Mets find the going Rockie in Colorado 8/18/97

...Martin (5-3) won despite allowing a two-run single to Mike Lieberthal in the seventh that wasted a 5-4 lead. Russ Springer got six outs for his second save. Cubs 6, Padres 5 Mark Clark held San Diego to five hits in seven innings...


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