Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: June 29
Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: June 29
Alaska Baseball League
Senior-to-be Daniel Dellasega has seen time in nine games, including seven starts, for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots... The catcher is 3-for-26 (.115) and is 1-for-1 in stolen base attempts for the Glacier Pilots, who are 9-8... Another senior-to-be, Mark Joukoff is 3-2 with a 4.64 ERA in six appearances for the Anchorage Bucs... Joukoff has allowed 11 earned runs in 21.1 innings with four walks and nine strikeouts... The right-hander suffered his second loss of the summer on Sunday against the Alaska Goldpanners as he allowed five runs (three earned) on seven hits with two walks and a strikeout in 3.1 innings... The Bucs are in second place in the ABL with an 8-4 record in league play and a 13-6 record overall.
Central Plains Baseball League
Mike Kindel, Nick Cocking, James Allen and Matt Applegate are joined by signee Brandon Faulkner in Junction City, which is 15-3 this season after an extra-inning win against Valley Center on Saturday... The Generals are at the Topeka Golden Giants on Thursday before hosting Wichita on Friday... 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
Senior-to-be right-hander Ryan Daniel is 0-1 with a 6.97 ERA in two starts for the Fayetteville SwampDogs... Daniel took a no decision against Columbia on Tuesday when he allowed four earned runs on eight hits with two walks and one strikeout in 5.1 innings... Fayetteville eventually went on to win the game in walk-off fashion, 7-6... In his two starts, Daniel has surrendered eight earned runs on 16 hits with five walks and two strikeouts in 10.1 innings.
Jayhawk Baseball League
Sophomores-to-be Matt Giller, Justin Lindsay and Cameron Welch are playing for the El Dorado Broncos this summer, who lead the Jayhawk Baseball League with an 11-6 record... El Dorado went 2-2 over the weekend against Hays... On Thursday, Giller went 1-for-5 with a RBI, while Welch was 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored... Welch came back on Sunday to go 2-for-4...Updated player stats for the Broncos were not available... As of June 18, Giller was 1-for-9 (.111) with a double, while Welch was hitting .211 (4-for-19) with one double, one triple and four RBI... Lindsey, who redshirted the 2009 season, was 2-0 with a 4.11 ERA, allowing seven earned runs on 12 hits with three walks and 12 strikeouts in 15.1 innings.
Jake Brown, Evan Marshall, Nick Martini and signee Jake Doller have led the Topeka Golden Giants to a 9-6 record... Updated stats for the Golden Giants were not available, but, as of June 20, Brown was 0-for-15 with six walks and two hit-by-pitches... The second baseman also scored four runs and stole three bases... Marshall started against St. Joseph on June 18, allowing three runs on five hits with four strikeouts... That came on the heels of a 7.0 scoreless-innings outing against the Nevada Griffons on June 9... The sophomore-to-be has allowed three runs on eight hits in 15.0 innings with no walks and nine strikeouts... 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... As of June 20, Martini was 4-for-16 in five games with five walks, a hit-by-pitch and a pair of stolen bases.
Senior-to-be Adam Muenster and an incoming junior-college transfer David Allday led the Springfield Sliders to a 5-1 record last week... Muenster tallied an outstanding week, going 12-for-25 with two triples, three homers and seven RBI... He started his week by going 3-for-4 with two solo home runs against Danville on Tuesday before going 3-for-5 with two RBI against Quincy on Friday... On Saturday against Dubois, the second baseman was 2-for-5 with a triple and a solo homer before tallying a 2-for-4 afternoon with a triple and two RBI against Danville on Sunday... This season, Muenster is second on the team with a .464 average... Allday was 2-for-10 last week, including a 1-for-3 night on Tuesday against Danville with a RBI double... In 11 games this season, Allday is 7-for-35 (.200) with four doubles and two RBI... Springfield is 11-9 this summer, good for second in the west division.
Sierra Baseball League
Jason King has helped the San Luis Obispo Blues to an 18-6 record this summer... The third baseman is hitting .282 (11-for-39) in 10 games with one double and two RBI hitting in the three-hole... King recorded a 2-for-5 contest with a RBI and a run scored against Atwater on June 12 and another 2-for-5 outing against the Fresno Cardinals on June 24... King tallied a season-high three hits against the SB Foresters on June 18.
Texas Collegiate League
A pair of juniors-to-be in Carter Jurica and Thomas Rooke are playing for the McKinney Marshals this summer, who are 4-14... Jurica has played in just two games for the Marshals, going 1-for-8 (.125) with a solo home run and two runs scored... Jurica’s homer came in a 7-5 loss to Coppell on June 16... Following an erratic start to the summer, Rooke settled down in his next appearance, which came against Victoria on Wednesday... The left-hander threw 7.2 innings, allowing one earned run on three hits with four walks and six strikeouts... In two games this season, Rooke has no record with a 3.09 ERA... The Spring, Texas, product has allowed four earned runs on seven hits with four walks and eight strikeouts in 11.2 innings... Furthermore, opponents are hitting just .172 off the southpaw.
Walter Johnson League
Three freshmen from this past season, Daniel Rumsey, Kyle Hunter and Chad Jasman, are playing for the Salina Bluejays this summer, who lead the north division by a half game at 11-10... Individual player stats were not available.
2009 Draft Picks
Drew Biery: Drew Biery, a 22nd-round draft pick by the San Francisco Giants, had a quality week for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League... The Arlington, Texas, native went 8-for-24 with a double and seven RBI in six games... In the final two games of a four-game series against Boise on Friday and Saturday, the third baseman was 5-for-10, including a 3-for-5 outing with three RBI on Saturday to lead the Volcanoes to a 12-3 victory... In eight games this season, Biery is hitting .296 (8-for-27) with a double, seven RBI and one stolen base... He is tied for sixth in the Northwest League in RBI and tied for 16th in hits... Salem-Keizer is 7-2 to start the season as it holds a two-game lead over Everett in the west division.
Justin Bloxom: In five games last week for the Vermont Lake Monsters of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League, Bloxom, an 11th-round draft pick by the Washington Nationals, went 8-for-16 with a double and two RBI... Bloxom, who is splitting time between the outfield and designated hitter, was 2-for-2 on Thursday against Oneonta and 2-for-3 vs. Tri-City on Sunday to extend his hitting streak to five games... Bloxom’s two-RBI single on Monday against Tri-City helped the Lake Monsters to a 5-4 victory... In eight games, Bloxom is hitting .286 (8-for-28) with one double and three RBI... After starting the season 2-5, Vermont has won three straight to even its record at 5-5, good for second place in the Stedler Division.
Jordan Cruz: Cruz, who signed a free-agent contract with the Detroit Tigers last week, is playing for the Gulf Coast League (GCL) Tigers... The outfielder started a pair of games against the GCL Braves last week, going 1-for-8 with two runs scored... His hit came in the season-opener on Tuesday when he singled to center, while he also reached on an error... The GCL Tigers’ games on Friday and Saturday were postponed due to rain.
Lance Hoge: A 39th-round draft pick of the New York Mets, Hoge is pitching for the Brooklyn Cyclones of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League... Hoge’s only appearance of the season came on Monday against Hudson Valley when he tossed one scoreless inning... Brooklyn has the best record of any team in the New York-Penn League, leading the McNamara Division with a 7-2 record.
Rob Vaughn: Vaughn, who was selected in the 30th round by the Chicago White Sox, is playing for the Bristol Sox of the Rookie Appalachian League... Vaughn has played in one game this season, a Friday-night start against Princeton when the catcher went 0-for-3... Bristol is 2-4 on the young season and sits in fourth place in the west division.
A.J. Morris (Fourth Round, Washington Nationals) has not signed.
Other K-State Pros
Adam Cowart: Cowart is pitching for the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, who clinched the Northern Division first-half title on Sunday... The right-hander started a pair of games last week, earning two wins... Cowart allowed one run on five hits in 6.0 on Monday to defeat Sioux City, while he led the Wingnuts to a 7-0 victory over St. Paul on Saturday after throwing a three-hit shutout... In seven appearances this season, which includes six starts, Cowart is 4-1 with a 2.75 ERA... In 39.1 innings, Cowart has allowed 12 earned runs, walked 10 batters and struck out 12, while opponents are hitting .234 against him.
Eric Eymann: Eymann, a 19th round draft pick by Cincinnati in 2005, has not played in the last week for the Carolina Mudcats of the Southern League (Double A)... Eymann, who played two games for Louisville (Triple A) this season, is hitting .251 in 55 games... The second baseman has tallied eight doubles, one homer and 18 RBI... Carolina, which finished second in the north division in the first half, is 1-6 to start the second half.
Jared Goedert: A third baseman for the Akron Aeros of the Eastern League (Double A), Goedert went 1-for-13 with a double and three walks last week... Goedert, a 2006 draft pick by the Cleveland Indians, hit a double on Wednesday against Trenton and scored a run on Friday vs. Binghamton... In 50 games this season, Goedert is hitting .203 with 12 doubles, one triple, three homers and 18 RBI... Akron leads the Eastern League South Division by eight games over Reading with a league-best 50-24 record.
Ben Hornbeck: Hornbeck, who made a spot start for Double A Midland the previous week, made his first start back at High A Stockton a good one on Sunday... The left-hander went just 4.2 innings, but only allowed one earned run on four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts, leading the Ports to a 18-2 victory over Lancaster... This season in High A, Hornbeck is 2-3 with a 4.18 ERA, allowing 15 earned runs in 32.1 innings, but has walked just eight batters as opposed to his 47 strikeouts... Stockton, which finished last in the north division in the first half, is 1-3 to start the second half.
Trevor Hurley: Hurley, who spent much of April and May at extended spring training and at Class A Hickory, made a pair of starts last week for the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League... The right-hander, who was a reliever for the majority of his Kansas State career, started on Tuesday at Everett and took a no decision after allowing two earned runs on three hits with six strikeouts in 5.0 innings... Hurley took another no decision on Sunday against Tri-City, surrendering five earned runs on six hits with three walks and four strikeouts in 3.1 innings... Hurley’s 10 strikeouts are tied for eighth in the Northwest League... Spokane is 3-6 to start the season, which is third in the east division.
Steve Murphy: In a four-game series last week against Round Rock, Murphy went 4-for-11 with a double for Oklahoma City (Triple A)... Murphy went hitless in the first two games of the series, but went 2-for-4 with a double on Thursday and 2-for-2 with a run scored on Friday to lead the RedHawks to a 2-1 victory... Murphy is hitting .265 in 27 games in Triple A with three doubles, two triples, two homers and eight RBI... Oklahoma City is 37-38 this season, good for second in the Pacific Coast League American South Division.
Justin Murray: Murray, a 2008 draft by the Oakland Athletics, continues to shine in the Class A Midwest League as a reliever for the Kane County Cougars... Murray appeared in one game last week, throwing one scoreless inning with a strikeout... The right-hander is 1-0 with a 1.72 ERA as he has allowed three earned runs on 18 hits with four walks and 17 strikeouts in 15.2 innings... Kane County, which went 41-29 to clinch the Midwest League first-half Western Division title, is 2-2 to start the second half.
Eli Rumler: A 2007 draft pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Rumler went hitless in three games last week for the Visalia Rawhide (High A)... The second baseman did score a pair of runs against Modesto, one on Thursday and one on Saturday... This season, Rumler is hitting .208 with eight doubles, one homer and 11 RBI... Visalia finished the first half with a 39-31 record to finish third in the California League North Division... The Rawhide have started the second half 2-2.
Nate Tenbrink: Tenbrink, who was a 2009 Midwest League (Class A) All-Star, went 4-for-14 with a solo home run in a four-game series against Beloit to begin the second half of the season... The first baseman went hitless, but scored a run, on Thursday for the Clinton LumberKings, before a pair of two-hit contest on Friday and Sunday... Tenbrink is .279 in 67 games this season with 13 doubles, five triples, six home runs and 34 RBI... His five triples are tied for sixth 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 and is 2-2 to begin the second half.
Carlos Torres: A 2004 draft pick by the Chicago White Sox, Torres continues to dominate for Triple A Charlotte... After throwing a rain-shortened perfect game the previous week, Torres won both of his starts last week... Against Louisville on Tuesday, the right-hander allowed just one run on five hits with a walk and four strikeouts in 7.0 innings... He followed that performance with another 7.0 outing, allowing three earned runs on five hits to take the win at Buffalo... Torres’ two victories pushed his record to 7-4 with a 2.41 ERA... In 86.0 innings pitched, he has allowed 23 earned runs on 67 hits with 35 walks and 84 strikeouts... Furthermore, Torres has allowed just two home runs this season... Torres is second in the International League in strikeouts, fourth in wins, fifth in innings pitched, seventh in ERA, and 12th in WHIP (Walks and Hits per Innings Pitched)... Charlotte is fourth in the International League South Division with a 35-41 record.
Byron Wiley: A 22nd-round pick by the Cincinnati Reds in 2008, Wiley has started the second half of the season on the right foot as he went 5-for-13 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI for the Dayton Dragons of the Class A Midwest League... On Friday, Wiley was 2-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and a RBI to lead the Dragons to a 7-3 win over Lansing... Wiley followed that up with another 2-for-5 night on Saturday with a two-run homer as Dayton won 5-2... In 51 games this season, Wiley is hitting .237 with 11 doubles, three triples, five homers and 28 RBI... Dayton finished the first half fourth in the eastern division at 28-42, while it has started the second half 2-2.