Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: June 22

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 has played five games including four starts for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots... The senior-to-be is 3-for-14 (.214) and is 1-for-1 in stolen base attempts for the Glacier Pilots, who are 7-5... Another senior-to-be, Mark Joukoff is 3-1 with a 4.00 ERA in five appearances for the Anchorage Bucs... Joukoff has allowed eight earned runs in 18.0 innings with two walks and eight strikeouts... The right-hander took the win on Wednesday against the Glacier Pilots, but was saddled with the loss on Sunday against the Kenai Oilers.

Central Plains Baseball League

Mike Kindel, Nick Cocking, James Allen and Matt Applegate are joined by signee Brandon Faulkner in Junction City, which is 11-3 this season after a walk-off win on Friday against Salina... Updated statistics for the Generals were not available, but, as of June 18, Faulkner was 2-0 in three starts with a team-leading 0.94 ERA... He had allowed two earned runs in 19.0 innings pitched with five walks and 13 strikeouts... Applegate was 1-0 with a 5.54 ERA in 7.0 innings, while Allen had pitched one scoreless inning... Cocking was 8-for-33 (.242) with one double, one homer and six RBI... Kindel was 6-for-13 (.462) with two doubles and four RBI.

 

Coastal Plain League

Ryan Daniel, a senior-to-be right-hander, is 0-1 in one start for the Fayetteville SwampDogs... Daniel allowed four earned runs on eight hits with three walks and one strikeout in 5.0 innings in a 5-2 loss to Florence... David Masters, another senior-to-be, plays for the Florence RedWolves... The catcher, who has played in seven games, is 2-for-21 (.095)... Masters was 1-for-4 against Fayetteville on Thursday.

 

Jayhawk Baseball League

Through Thursday, Cameron Welch was hitting .211 (4-for-19) with one double, one triple and four RBI for the El Dorado Broncos... Welch is joined on the team by Matt Giller, who was 1-for-9 (.111) with a double through Thursday... Justin Lindsey, who redshirted the 2009 season, was 2-0 with a 4.11 ERA for the Broncos... The right-hander allowed seven earned runs on 12 hits with three walks and 12 strikeouts in 15.1 innings.

 

M.I.N.K. League

A trio of sophomores-to-be Jake Brown, Evan Marshall and Nick Martini as well as one signee, Jake Doller, have led the Topeka Golden Giants to an 8-4 record in M.I.N.K League action, good for second place... Updated stats for the Golden Giants were not available... As of June 16, Brown was 0-for-11 with four walks and a hit-by-pitch... The second baseman also scored two runs and stole a pair of bases... Marshall started one game, throwing 7.0 scoreless innings against the Nevada Griffons on June 9... 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 June 11 and threw 5.1 innings, allowing one earned run on two hits with three walks and three strikeouts, but suffered the loss... Martini was 2-for-4 in two games with two walks, a hit-by-pitch and a stolen base.

 

Prospect League

Senior-to-be Adam Muenster and an incoming junior-college transfer, David Allday, have led the Springfield Sliders 4-4 record in Prospect League play... Muenster is 4-for-18 (.222) with one double and two RBI... Allday, a first baseman, is 5-for-25 (.200) with three doubles and one RBI.

 

Sierra Baseball League

Senior-to-be Josh Crockett is pitching for the Humbolt Crabs... The right-hander has appeared in three games with one save... In 2.2 innings pitched, the California native has allowed four earned runs on just one hit with five walks and five strikeouts... Crockett worked one scoreless inning on Sunday in a 4-3 win over San Jose... Jason King and Kayvon Bahramzadeh are playing for the San Luis Obispo Blues, but individual player stats for the Blues were not available.

 

Texas Collegiate League

Junior-to-be Carter Jurica is 1-for-8 (.125) in two games for the McKinney Marshals... The only hit for the second baseman was a solo home run, while he has walked once and scored another run... Jurica’s homer came in a 7-5 loss to Coppell on Tuesday... Jurica is joined by another junior-to-be in Thomas Rooke... The left-hander has started one game, but took a no decision after allowing three earned runs on four hits with four walks and four strikeouts... The Marshals are 4-7 this summer.

 

Walter Johnson League

Four freshmen from this past season, Randon Henika, Dan Rumsey, Kyle Hunter and Chad Jasman, are playing for the Salina Bluejays this summer... Salina is 8-6, but individual player stats were not available.

 

2009 Draft Picks

Drew Biery: A 22nd-round draft pick by the San Francisco Giants in this year’s draft, Biery is playing for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League... Drafted as a third baseman but playing shortstop for the Volcanoes, Biery has played in both games for the Volcanoes, who began their season on Saturday... Biery started the season opener against Eugene and went 0-for-4, but the Volcanoes won 5-4... The Arlington, Texas, product was then a pinch-runner in the eighth inning and scored a run in Salem-Keizer’s 8-4 win on Sunday... Salem-Keizer is at Eugene to finish the three-game set on Monday before hosting Boise for five games beginning on Tuesday.

 

Justin Bloxom: Bloxom, an 11th-round draft pick by the Washington Nationals, is playing for the Vermont Lake Monsters of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League ... Bloxom, who was a first baseman at K-State but is now playing outfield, has had a rough start to his professional career as he is just 1-for-12 (.083) in three games... The Lake Monsters, who went 1-2 against Lowell over the weekend, received a RBI groundout from Bloxom as part of a five-run inning on Friday... Bloxom went 1-for-4 and scored a run on Saturday... Vermont hosts Tri-City for three games beginning on Monday.

 

Lance Hoge: Hoge, who was selected in the 39th-round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the New York Mets, is playing for the Brooklyn Cyclones of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League... The Cyclones are 2-0 this season, defeating the Staten Island Yankees on Friday and Sunday... Saturday’s game was postponed due to rain... Brooklyn begins a three-game split-series against Hudson Valley on Monday... Hoge has yet to pitch this season.

Rob Vaughn: Vaughn, a 30th-round draft pick by the Chicago White Sox, as signed with the organization and was assigned to the Bristol Sox of the Class A Appalachian League, which begins play on Tuesday.

 

A.J. Morris (Fourth Round, Washington Nationals) has not signed.

 

K-State Pros

Adam Cowart: Cowart, who was a member of the San Jose Giants, the High A affiliate for the San Francisco Giants to start the season, now plays for the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball... The right-hander, who has appeared in five contests and started four, is 2-1 with a 4.07 ERA... In 24.1 innings, Cowart has allowed 11 earned runs, walked eight batters and struck out seven, while opponents are hitting .269 against him... Last Tuesday, Cowart threw a seven inning complete game, allowing just one run on three hits in a 2-1 win over Sioux Falls.

 

Eric Eymann: Eymann, a second baseman for the Carolina Mudcats of the Southern League (Double A), went 3-for-16 (.187) in four games last week, all coming against Tennessee... On Sunday, Eymann was 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored... A 2005 draft pick, Eymann holds a .251 average this season with eight doubles, one homer and 18 RBI.

 

Jared Goedert: Goedert, a third baseman for the Akron Aeros of the Eastern League (Double A), started the week slow, but came on towards the end... Goedert went 9-for-21 (.429) in six games last week... In a doubleheader Saturday at Portland (Maine), Goedert was 4-for-7 with a double, two RBI and a run scored... The 2006 draft pick by the Cleveland Indians continued his hot streak on Sunday as he was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI... The Aeros won all three games against Portland, moving their season record to 46-22, good for first place in the southern division.

 

Ben Hornbeck: Hornbeck, who started the season in Low A and was promoted to the Stockton Ports (High A), earned another promotion on Wednesday as the left-hander was assigned to the Midland RockHounds of the Texas League (Double A)... Hornbeck started against San Antonio on Saturday, but did not fare well as he allowed seven runs six of which were earned on five hits with four walks and one strikeout in 3.1 innings... Hornbeck was sent back Stockton on Sunday where he is 2-3 with a 4.55 ERA in five starts... Hornbeck does have a 39-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 27.2 innings.

 

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 Monday against Greensboro when he took the win after throwing three no-hit innings with three strikeouts... Hurley is now a member of the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, which began play on Saturday, but Hurley has not yet pitched.

Steve Murphy: Murphy, who has now completed four weeks as a member of the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Triple A), struggled this past week as the 2005 draft pick by the Texas Rangers went 1-for-17 with a RBI and a run scored against the Iowa Cubs and the Nashville Sounds... The right fielder holds a .250 average in 23 games in Triple A with two doubles, two triples, two home runs and eight RBI... Oklahoma City sits in third place in the Pacific Coast League American South Division with a 32-37 record.

 

Justin Murray: A 2008 draft by the Oakland Athletics, Murray has been nearly unstoppable as a reliever for Kane County (Class A) of the Midwest League... The right-hander is 1-0 with a 1.84 ERA... In 14.2 innings pitched, Murray has allowed just three earned runs on 16 hits with four walks and 16 strikeouts... Murray made two appearances last week for the Cougars, tossing a combined 2.2 scoreless innings against Cedar Rapids and Wisconsin... Kane County, which is 41-29, clinched the Midwest League first-half Western Division title on Sunday.

 

Eli Rumler: Rumler, a 2007 draft pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks, went 6-for-26 (.231) in seven games last week for the Visalia Rawhide (High A)... The second baseman recorded a pair of two-hit contests against San Jose on Monday and Bakersfield on Saturday... This season, Rumler is hitting .217 with eight doubles, one homer and 11 RBI... Visalia is 39-31 this season, good for third place in the California League North Division.

 

Nate Tenbrink: A 2009 Midwest League All-Star, Tenbrink went 4-for-18 (.222) for the Clinton Lumberjacks in the final five games heading into the all-star break... Against Beloit on Monday, Tenbrink, a 2008 draft pick by the Seattle Mariners, was 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored... The first baseman also went 1-for-3 with a RBI on Wednesday... Tenbrink is hitting .279 in 63 games this season with 13 doubles, five triples, five home runs and 33 RBI... His five triples are tied for fifth in the Midwest League... Clinton finished the first half just one game out of first place in the western division with a 40-30 record... The 2009 Midwest League All-Star Game will be hosted by Clinton on Tuesday.


Carlos Torres:
Torres, a starting pitcher for the Charlotte Knights, the Triple A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, had an unusual outing on Thursday... A 2004 draft pick of the Chicago White Sox, Torres threw a 5.0-inning, rain-shortened perfect game on Thursday at Pawtucket... Torres, who threw just 58 pitches and recorded the first perfect game in Charlotte Knights history, retired all 15 batters he faced to guide the Knights to a 5-0 win... Torres struck out five Red Sox in the victory... This season, Torres is 5-4 with a 2.38 ERA... In 72.0 innings pitched, the right-hander has allowed 19 earned runs on 57 hits with 32 walks and 78 strikeouts... Furthermore, Torres has allowed just one home run this season... Torres is second in the International League in strikeouts, fifth in ERA, tied for 14th in wins, 15th in WHIP (Walks and Hits per Innings Pitched) and 19th in innings pitched.

 

Byron Wiley: Wiley, a 22nd-round pick by the Cincinnati Reds in 2008, went 4-for-14 (.286) last week for the Dayton Dragons of the Class A Midwest League... On Saturday, the right fielder was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI against West Michigan... He followed that up with a 1-for-4 performance with four RBI on Sunday... Wiley hit a three-run homer to cap a six-run Dragon sixth in a game that Dayton eventually won 7-6... This season, Wiley is hitting .225 in 48 games with nine doubles, three triples, four homers and 25 RBI.