Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: June 30
Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: June 30
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Each Monday, k-statesports.com takes look at current and former Wildcats in collegiate summer leagues and in the professional ranks.
Coastal Plain League
Sophomore-to-be Carter Jurica helped the Fayetteville (N.C.) Swap Dogs to a 4-2 record last week, improving their record to 14-13... Jurica went 4-for-22 with three RBI last week, which lowered his season average to .250 (22-for-88)... He also has three doubles, 13 RBI and is 5-for-7 in stolen bases... Jason King did not play last week due to injury.
Jayhawk Baseball League
Following last Monday’s game, the
Drew Biery, playing for the Topeka Golden Giants, was hitting .295 (13-for-44) with four doubles, two home runs and nine RBI through last Monday... Statistics for the Golden Giants have not been recently updated.
The McKinney Marshalls, with junior-to-be Justin Bloxom, are on a six-game win streak and have ascended to the top of the TCL standings at 12-6... Bloxom is hitting .160 (8-for-50) with one double, two home runs and seven RBI... On Thursday against Coppell, Bloxom hit a two-run, game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extra innings, where the
West Coast Collegiate League
Senior-to-be Dane Yelovich had an outstanding week for the Moses Lake Pirates in the West Coast Collegiate League, going 9-for-20 with one double and three RBI... He improved his average to a team-leading .358 (19-for-53) with four doubles and seven RBI... He is also 7-for-12 in stolen base attempts ... Against Corvallis on Saturday, Yelovich went 3-for-4 with one RBI, one run scored and two stolen bases... He also went 2-for-5 with two RBI on Tuesday against
Central Plains Baseball League
Future seniors Lance Hoge (pitcher) and Rob Vaughn (catcher), junior Adam Muenster (infield), sophomore Justin Lindsey (pitcher) and incoming freshman Nick Martini (outfielder) are playing with the Junction City Generals this summer, but updated stats are not available.
2008 Draft Picks
Ben Hornbeck: A 32nd-round pick by the Oakland Athletics, Hornbeck was just recently assigned to the Vancouver Canadians in the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, the same league as other Wildcat draftees Trevor Hurley and Nate Tenbrink... In two appearances, Hornbeck has pitched 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, while walking one and striking out two.
Trevor Hurley: Hurley picked up his first professional victory last Monday as the right hander allowed just one earned run on four hits in 2.0 innings in
Nate Tenbrink: Tenbrink, playing for the Everett Aqua Sox in the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, dropped his average after last week as he now sits at .204 (10-for-49) with two home runs and eight RBI... He hit his second professional home run on Thursday against
Byron Wiley: A 22nd-round pick by the Cincinnati Reds, Wiley is playing for the Billings Mustangs of the Rookie Pioneer League... In his only game played, Wiley went 1-for-4 with a triple in a 4-3 loss to
Daniel Edwards (25th round,
Other K-State Pros
Adam Cowart: Cowart went 1-1 last week for Double A Connecticut in the Eastern League... He took the victory on Sunday against the Binghamton Mets, allowing four runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings... Cowart holds a 6-6 record with a 4.25 ERA in 91.0 innings pitched for the 37-43 Defenders.
Eric Eymann: Double A Chattanooga shortstop Eric Eymann struggled last week as he dropped his average from.306 to .256 after going 5-for-26 during the week... A 2005 draft pick by the Cincinnati Reds, Eymann has recorded 20 doubles, one triple, three home runs and has drove in 41 runs... Despite his recent struggles, Eymann hit a grand slam on Friday against
Jared Goedert: Goedert went 1-for-12 in just four games last week, dropping his average to .269... A 2006 draft pick by the Cleveland Indians, Goedert has seen action in 75 games for the Kinston Indians in the Class A Advanced Carolina League and has recorded 15 doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 42 RBI... His lone hit of the week was a solo home run against
Steve Murphy: Also playing in just four games last week, Murphy went 3-for-15 with two doubles and two RBI... A 2005 draft pick by the Texas Rangers, Murphy’s average for Double A Frisco is .283 (82-for-290) with 23 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs and 56 RBI... Against
Eli Rumler: Drafted in 2007 by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Rumler is hitting .218 with 13 doubles, one home run and 16 RBI for Class A South Bend in the
Carlos Torres: Torres lost his only start last week as Class Double A Birmingham dropped a 4-0 decision to