Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: June 15

MANHATTAN, Kan. Each Monday throughout the summer, k-statesports.com takes look at current and former Wildcats in collegiate summer leagues and in the professional ranks.

 

Alaska Baseball League

Daniel Dellasega, who will be a senior in 2010, is slated to join the Anchorage Glacier Pilots later this week... Another senior-to-be, Mark Joukoff, is playing for the Anchorage Bucs... The right-handed pitcher is 2-0 this summer with a 5.00 ERA in three appearances... Joukoff has allowed five earned runs on eight hits in 9.0 innings, while walking two and striking out four... On Sunday, Joukoff took the win in relief when he allowed two runs on four hits in 3.0 innings, but benefitted from a five-run Buc eighth inning.

Central Plains Baseball League

Four K-State freshmen from this past season are playing in Junction City this summer... Mike Kindel (infield), Nick Cocking (outfield; redshirt), James Allen (pitcher) and Matt Applegate (pitcher) are joined by signee Brandon Faulkner (pitcher) for the Generals, who are 7-2 this season after defeating Lindsborg on Saturday... Junction City is at Derby on Monday before hosting Valley Center, Wichita and Salina on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively... Individual player stats for the Generals were not available.


Coastal Plain League

A pair of seniors-to-be, Ryan Daniel and David Masters, are playing for the Fayetteville Swamp Dogs and Florence RedWolves, respectively... However, neither has played a game to date.

 

Jayhawk Baseball League

Sophomores-to-be Justin Lindsey, Matt Giller and Cameron Welch are playing for the El Dorado Broncos... El Dorado is 8-3 overall and 6-3 in Jayhawk League play... El Dorado hosts Dodge City on Monday before traveling to Derby for games on Tuesday and Wednesday... Individual player stats for the Broncos were not available.

 

M.I.N.K. League

Three sophomores-to-be and one signee are playing for the Topeka Golden Giants... Jake Brown (infield), Evan Marshall (pitcher), Nick Martini (outfield) and signee Jake Doller (pitcher) have led Topeka to a 7-4 record, including a 7-3 mark in M.I.N.K play, good for first place... Brown, who has started three games, is 0-for-7 with three walks and a hit-by-pitch... The second baseman has also scored one run and stolen a pair of bases... Marshall has started one game for the Golden Giants, throwing 7.0 scoreless innings against the Nevada Griffons on Tuesday... The sophomore-to-be allowed just three hits, did not issue a walk and struck out five batters, but took a no decision... Doller, an incoming freshman, started against Beatrice on Thursday and threw 5.1 innings, allowing one earned run on two hits with three walks and three strikeouts, but suffered the loss... Martini has yet to play this summer.


Prospect League

Formerly known as the Central Illinois Collegiate League, the Prospect League is home to the Springfield Sliders, which fields senior-to-be Adam Muenster (outfield/infield) and junior-college signee David Allday (first base)... The Sliders are in third place in the west division after a 4-3 start to the season... Muenster is 2-for-8 this season with one double and one RBI, while Allday has three hits all doubles in 11 at-bats with one RBI.

 

Sierra Baseball League

Jason King and Kayvon Bahramzadeh are playing for the San Luis Obispo Blues, but individual player stats for the Blues were not available... Senior-to-be Josh Crockett is pitching for the Humbolt Crabs... The right-hander has appeared in two games and has recorded one save... In 1.2 innings pitched, the California native has allowed four earned runs on just one hit with five walks and five strikeouts.

 

Texas Collegiate League

Juniors-to-be Carter Jurica (infield) and Thomas Rooke (pitcher) are members of the McKinney Marshals this summer... The Marshals begin a four-game road trip at Coppell on Tuesday and Wednesday before traveling to play the East Texas Pump Jacks on Saturday and Sunday... Individual players stats for the Marshals were not available.

 

Walter Johnson League

Just like the Generals and the Golden Giants, the Salina Bluejays are fielding four Wildcats this summer in Randon Henika (outfielder; redshirt), Dan Rumsey (outfielder), Kyle Hunter (pitcher) and Chad Jasman (pitcher; redshirt)... Salina is 6-6 to begin the summer and will host Lindsborg on Monday and Newton on Thursday in a pair of doubleheaders... The Bluejays then face the Generals on Friday evening in Junction City... Individual player stats for the Bluejays were not available.

 

K-State Pros

Adam Cowart: Cowart, who pitched for Double A Connecticut in the Eastern League last season, was a member of the San Jose Giants, the High A affailate for the San Francisco Giants... In nine games for San Jose, Cowart was 2-2 with a 7.56 ERA... The right-handed reliever allowed 14 earned runs on 31 hits with five walks and eight strikeouts in 16.2 innings before being released by the organization on May 18.

 

Eric Eymann: A shortstop in the Cincinnati Reds organization, Eymann played for Double A Chattanooga in the Southern League last season, but is now a member of the Carolina Mudcats after the Reds changed affiliates prior to the 2009 campaign... Eymann, now a second baseman, is hitting .258 with eight doubles, one homer and 16 RBI... In late May, Eymann was called up to Triple A Louisville for three days and played two games in the span, going 1-for-5 with a run scored... Eymann and the Carolina Mudcats are in second place in the north division with a 35-28 record, two games back of Huntsville.

 

Jared Goedert: A 2006 draft pick by the Cleveland Indians, Goedert, who played for the Kinston Indians in the Class A Advanced Carolina League last season, began 2009 at Double A Akron of the Eastern League... The third baseman is hitting .181 with seven doubles, one triple and three homers with 14 RBI... Goedert, who was on the disabled list earlier this season, was 1-for-3 with two runs scored last Tuesday against New Hampshire, while he went 1-for-4 against Portland (Maine) on Sunday.

 

Ben Hornbeck: Hornbeck, a 2008 draft pick of the Oakland Athletics, finished the 2008 season at Class A Kane County of the Midwest League... The left-hander began his 2009 campaign with the club and did not disappoint as he went 4-0 in seven appearances which included four starts and held a 1.24 ERA... The lefty, who allowed just five earned runs in 36.1 innings, struck out 47 batters as opposed to just 10 walks... The Phoenix, Ariz., native earned a promotion to the Stockton Ports of the Class A Advanced California League on May 20... With Stockton, Hornbeck is 2-3 with a 4.55 ERA in five starts, having allowed 14 earned runs on 26 hits with seven walks and 39 strikeouts in 27.2 innings... On Sunday, Hornbeck surrendered just one earned run on four hits in 7.0 innings to earn the win over Visalia.

 

Trevor Hurley: After spending much of April and May at extended spring training, Hurley, a 2008 draft pick, was assigned to Class A Hickory of the South Atlantic League on May 23 before being shifted between the squad and the Arizona League Rangers for the next two weeks... While Hurley was in Hickory, the right-hander made four relief appearances, allowing three earned runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings... His last appearance with the club came on Saturday at West Virginia when he threw 2.0 innings of one-hit ball with a walk and four strikeouts... Hurley is now ticketed to be a member of the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League once the league begins play on Saturday.

Steve Murphy: A 2005 draft pick by the Texas Rangers, Murphy spent the past two seasons and the beginning of the 2009 campaign in Double A Frisco... Murphy hit .239 average in 32 games with nine doubles, one triple, five home runs and 21 RBI to begin his third season in Double A... The right fielder was promoted to Triple A Oklahoma City for the first time in his career on May 21 and has taken off since... In 17 games with the RedHawks, Murphy is hitting at a .309 clip (17-for-55) with two doubles, two triples, two home runs and seven RBI... In his first at-bat in Triple A on May 22, Murphy hit a pinch-hit home run, the first by a RedHawk since May 2006... On June 7 at Albuquerque, Murphy went 4-for-5 with one double, one triple and a RBI to go along with four runs scored.

 

Justin Murray: Murray, who was selected in the 2008 draft by the Oakland Athletics, reached Double A Round Rock last season... This year, Murray, a Manhattan native, began the season with the Stockton Ports of the Class A Advanced California League... In Stockton, Murray went 1-4 with a 6.04 ERA in seven appearances, including three starts... In 25.1 innings pitched, Murray allowed 17 earned runs on 31 hits with 11 walks and 19 strikeouts... Murray was then sent to Kane County of the Class A Midwest League on May 20 to become a reliever... In 10 appearances for the Cougars, Murray is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA, surrendering three earned runs on 13 hits in 12.0 innings of work... The right-hander has also allowed just one walk as opposed to his 14 strikeouts... In his last two outings, Murray has thrown 2.0 scoreless innings with four strikeouts.

 

Eli Rumler: A member of the South Bend Silver Hawks of the Class A Midwest League last season, Rumler began his 2009 season with the Visalia Rawhide of the Class A Advanced California League... In 46 games, the second baseman is hitting .215 with seven doubles, one homer and 11 RBI... In two games over the weekend against Stockton, Rumler went 4-for-8 with two RBI.

 

Nate Tenbrink: A seventh-round selection by the Seattle Mariners last season, Tenbrink has spent this season playing for the Clinton Lumberjacks of the Class A Midwest League... Tenbrink, who played third base at K-State but is now a first baseman, was named to the Midwest League All-Star Game as a member of the Western Division squad... Tenbrink is hitting .284 this season with 13 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 31 RBI... His five triples rank eighth in the Midwest League... He has also stolen six bases in 10 attempts... Last Monday against Quad Cities, Tenbrink went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI... On Sunday, the Olathe, Kan., native was 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and a three-run homer to help Clinton defeat Beloit.


Carlos Torres:
Torres, a 2004 draft pick by the Chicago White Sox, began the season in Triple A Charlotte after finishing last season with the team... The right-hander appeared in eight games for the Charlotte Knights with one start last season, but has been a regular starter for the club in 2009... Torres is 4-4 this year with a 2.55 ERA in 12 starts, including one complete game... The right-hander has allowed just 19 earned runs, walked 32 batters and has struck out 73 in 67.0 innings... His 2.55 ERA ranks ninth in the International League, while he is second in the league in strikeouts... In his last start on Friday, Torres took a no decision against the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs after allowing one earned run on eight hits with three walks and seven strikeouts in 6.0 innings of work.

 

Byron Wiley: A 22nd-round pick by the Cincinnati Reds, Wiley is has spent the 2009 season with the Dayton Dragons of the Class A Midwest League... Wiley, a right fielder, is hitting .219 with eight doubles, three triples, three homers and 19 RBI... On Sunday, Wiley went 2-for-4 with a double and a grand slam to lead the Dragons to a 13-0 win over Lansing.