Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: July 6
Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: July 6
Alaska Baseball League
Daniel Dellasega, one of four seniors-to-be, was 2-for-14 in four games last week for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots... Against the Alaska Goldpanners on Monday, Dellasega went 1-for-4 with a RBI in a 4-1 victory... The catcher is 5-for-40 (.125) with a RBI and is 1-for-1 in stolen base attempts for the Glacier Pilots, who are 13-12 overall and 11-8 in league play... Another senior-to-be, Mark Joukoff was victorious in his lone start last week for the Anchorage Bucs... On Sunday against the Glacier Pilots, the right-hander allowed one earned run on three hits with three walks and four strikeouts in 5.1 innings... In seven appearances this season, including four starts, Joukoff is 4-2 with a 4.05 ERA... Joukoff has allowed 12 earned runs in 26.2 innings with seven walks and 13 strikeouts... The Bucs are in second place in the ABL with an 11-8 record in league play and a 16-10 record overall.
Central Plains Baseball League
The Junction City Generals, who field Mike Kindel, Nick Cocking, James Allen, Matt Applegate and signee Brandon Faulkner, are 15-4 this season (thru July 2) after a loss at Topeka on Thursday... Prior to Thursday’s game, Faulkner and Applegate held the Generals’ two lowest ERAs... Faulkner is a perfect 3-0 with a 1.73 ERA in four starts for Junction City... The junior-college transfer has allowed just five earned runs on 13 hits with eight walks and 18 strikeouts... Applegate is 2-0 with a 2.32 ERA in three starts, having allowed five earned runs on 19 hits in 19.1 innings with 9 walks and 15 strikeouts... Prior to Thursday, Cocking was hitting .250 (14-for-56) with two doubles, one homer, 11 RBI and 13 walks... Kindel was hitting .225 (9-for-40) with two doubles, a homer and five RBI.
Coastal Plain League
Right-hander Ryan Daniel suffered his second loss in three starts on Tuesday for the Fayetteville SwampDogs... The senior-to-be lasted just 3.1 innings, allowing seven runs (four earned) on five hits with two walks and one strikeout against Florence... Daniel is 0-2 with a 7.90 ERA... In his three starts, Daniel has surrendered 12 earned runs on 21 hits with seven walks and three strikeouts in 13.2 innings... Fayetteville holds an 18-13 record.
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 a 12-4 record in league play and an 18-7 overall record... El Dorado split its two-game midweek league series against Derby last week... Updated player stats for the Broncos were not available... As of June 29, Giller was 5-for-23 (.217) with a double and two RBI, while Welch was hitting .226 (7-for-31) with two doubles, one triple and four RBI... Lindsey, who redshirted the 2009 season, was 2-1 with a 3.54 ERA, allowing eight earned runs on 14 hits with five walks and 23 strikeouts in 20.1 innings.
A quartet of Wildcats Jake Brown, Evan Marshall, Nick Martini and signee Jake Doller have led the Topeka Golden Giants to a 12-6 M.I.N.K record, which is tops in the league... 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.
The Springfield Sliders, who are 13-13 this summer, field incoming junior-college transfer David Allday and senior-to-be Adam Muenster... Allday recorded a quality week, going 5-for-11 (.455) with three homers and four RBI... He went 2-for-2 with a solo homer against Dupage on Tuesday, 1-for-2 with another homer and three RBI on Thursday against Richmond and tallied another homer against Dubois on Friday... Muenster, who played in just three games last week, was 2-for-9 with a walk and a run scored... This summer, Allday is 11-for-49 (.224) with four doubles, four homers and six RBI... Muenster paces the team with a .346 average (18-for-52) with a double, two triples, a homer and nine RBI.
Sierra Baseball League
Jason King helped the San Luis Obispo Blues earn a 4-1 record last week as the third baseman went 3-for-11 (.273) in three games... On Thursday against the Santa Maria Pilots, King went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored before hitting a RBI double on Saturday at the Conejo Oaks... In 13 games, the third baseman is hitting .286 (14-for-49) with two doubles, 10 walks and three RBI... The Blues are 23-7 this season.
Texas Collegiate League
The McKinney Marshals, which is the summer home to a pair of juniors-to-be in Carter Jurica and Thomas Rooke, recorded their first winning week, going 3-1... Rooke picked up his first victory of the summer on Wednesday against Brazos Valley... The left-hander allowed just two earned runs on three hits with three walks and four strikeouts in 5.2 innings... In three games this season, Rooke is 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA... The Spring, Texas, product has allowed five earned runs on 10 hits with 11 walks and 14 strikeouts in 17.1 innings... However, in his last two appearances, Rooke holds a 2.06 ERA, allowing three earned runs in 13.1 innings... Jurica went 1-for-8 (.125) with a solo home run and two runs scored in two games before suffering an undisclosed injury... Jurica’s homer came in a 7-5 loss to Coppell on June 16.
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 went 1-3 last weekend after being swept in a doubleheader by Hutchinson on Thursday and splitting a doubleheader with Team Elite on Sunday... Salina is second in the north division at 15-15... Salina hosts Newton on Wednesday before the Walter Johnson League Playoffs this weekend... Individual player stats were not available.
2009 Draft Picks
Drew Biery: A 22nd-round draft pick by San Francisco, Biery continues to shine for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League... In six games last week, Biery was 12-for-24 (.500) with a double and six RBI... The third baseman recorded a pair of three-hit games on Tuesday at Vancouver and Sunday against Tri-City while he tallied two RBI on Friday at Vancouver... Biery has hit .392 (20-for-51) in 14 games this season with two doubles and 13 RBI... Biery’s 20 hits are tied for second in the Northwest League, while he is third in average, sixth in RBI and 16th in on-base percentage (.429)... Salem-Keizer leads the west division with a 12-4 record after going 5-2 last week.
Justin Bloxom: Bloxom, who was drafted in the 11th round by the Washington Nationals, went 4-for-19 (.211) with one double, a homer, three RBI and five runs scored in six games last week for the Vermont Lake Monsters of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League... On Monday at Tri-City, Bloxom hit his first professional home run before drawing two walks and scoring twice on Wednesday at Hudson Valley... The outfielder/designated hitter then went 2-for-5 with two RBI against Hudson Valley on Saturday... In 14 games this season, Bloxom is hitting .255 (12-for-47) with two doubles, a homer and six RBI... Vermont is tied for second in the Stedler Division with an 8-8 record after a 3-3 mark last week.
Jordan Cruz: A free-agent acquisition by the Detroit Tigers following the draft, Cruz was 3-for-16 (.188) with one double and a RBI in five games last week for the Gulf Coast League (GCL) Tigers... The outfielder was 1-for-4 with his first professional RBI in the first game of a doubleheader against the GCL Blue Jays on Monday... He then went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk in the second game of the twin-bill... The GCL Tigers are tied for fourth in the north division with a 3-5 record.
Lance Hoge: After pitching just once in the first 13 games of the season, Hoge, a 39th-round draft pick of the New York Mets, Hoge made two appearances for the Brooklyn Cyclones of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League last week... On Monday, the left-hander allowed just one hit with a strikeout in two innings as the Cyclones won 9-1 at Hudson Valley... The Stilwell, Kan., product came back on Friday to earn his first professional victory when he tossed one scoreless inning with a walk and a strikeout in a 3-2 win vs. Tri-City... In three games this season, Hoge has allowed just one hit with a walk and two strikeouts in 4.0 innings... Hoge is tied for first in the league in fewest runs allowed and tied for fifth in fewest hits allowed... Brooklyn continued its dominance for the New York-Penn League as it is first in the McNamara Division and holds the top record in the New York-Penn League at 14-2 record.
Rob Vaughn: A catcher for the Bristol Sox of the Rookie Appalachian League, Vaughn played in two games last week... A 30th round by the Chicago White Sox, Vaughn was a defensive replacement on Tuesday at Elizabethtown and went 0-for-3 against Johnson County on Friday... The Humble, Texas, product is still looking for his first professional hit... Bristol is 4-9 this 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: A pitcher for the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, Cowart was lifted after just one inning in his only start of the week on Friday at Lincoln... The right-hander walked one and struck out one in his only inning of work... In eight appearances this season, which includes seven starts, Cowart is 4-1 with a 2.68 ERA... In 40.1 innings, Cowart has allowed 12 earned runs, walked 11 batters and struck out 13, while opponents are hitting .229 against him... Wichita finished 32-16 in the first half of the season to claim the first-half north division championship.
Eric Eymann: In seven games last week, Eymann, a 19th round draft pick by Cincinnati in 2005, went 3-for-20 (.150) for the Carolina Mudcats of the Southern League (Double A)... The second baseman was 1-for-4 with a double at Chattanooga on Tuesday and was 0-for-3 but drove in a run on Saturday against Tennessee... Eymann, who played two games for Louisville (Triple A) this season, is hitting .241 in 62 games for the Mudcats... Eymann has also tallied nine doubles, one homer and 19 RBI... Carolina, which finished second in the north division in the first half, is 3-11 to start the second half.
Jared Goedert: Goedert, a third baseman for the Akron Aeros of the Eastern League (Double A), bounced back from a 1-for-13 performance the week prior to go 9-for-28 (.321) last week... A 2006 draft pick by the Cleveland Indians, Goedert recorded consecutive two-hit games, going 2-for-4 against Binghamton on Monday before going 2-for-2 with a walk and one RBI on Tuesday at Bowie... He also tallied a double on Thursday at Bowie... In 58 games this season, Goedert is hitting .223 42 points better than he was on June 15 with 13 doubles, one triple, three homers and 19 RBI... Akron continues to dominate the Eastern League South Division with a 55-28 record, seven games better than Reading.
Ben Hornbeck: Hornbeck, who has split time between three different levels of the Oakland A’s minor league system, made a start for at High A Stockton on Friday... The left-hander surrendered just one earned run on two hits with three walks and six strikeouts in 5.0 innings to earn the victory over San Jose... This season in High A, Hornbeck is 3-3 with a 3.86 ERA, allowing 16 earned runs in 37.1 innings, while he has walked just 11 batters as opposed to his 53 strikeouts... Stockton, which finished last in the north division in the first half, is 5-6 to start the second half, good for third in the north division.
Trevor Hurley: A relief pitcher at K-State who is now starting in the professional ranks, Hurley made one start last week for the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League... Hurley, who spent much of April and May at extended spring training and at Class A Hickory, tossed 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit with three walks and six strikeouts against Yakima on Friday... Yakima won the game, however, thanks to an eight-run eighth inning... The right-hander has not factored into a decision in his three starts for Spokane, while he holds a 5.11 ERA with eight walks and 16 strikeouts in 12.1 innings... Hurley’s 16 strikeouts are tied for sixth in the Northwest League... Spokane is 6-10 to start the season, which is third in the east division.
Steve Murphy: Murphy, a 2005 draft pick by the Texas Rangers, went 2-for-17 (.118) in four games last week for the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Triple A)... Murphy’s two hits came against Iowa on Wednesday in a game the RedHawks won 1-0 in 14 innings... In 31 games this season in Triple A, Murphy is hitting .240 with three doubles, two triples, two homers and eight RBI... Oklahoma City is 40-42 this season, good for second in the Pacific Coast League American South Division.
Justin Murray: A 2008 draft by the Oakland Athletics, Murray made two relief appearances last week for the Kane County Cougars of the Class A Midwest League... On Tuesday, Murray saw a 5.2-inning scoreless streak come to an end when he allowed two earned runs on two hits with a strikeout against Peoria, but he picked up the win after the Cougars won in walk-off fashion... Murray came out the next day and turned in his third save of the season when he pitched a scoreless ninth inning against Peoria... In 15 appearances for the Cougars this season, Murray is 2-0 with a 2.55 ERA and three saves... The right-hander has allowed five earned runs on 21 hits with five walks and 18 strikeouts in 17.2 innings... Murray’s ERA would rank sixth in the league if he pitched the minimum number of innings... Kane County, which went 41-29 to clinch the Midwest League first-half Western Division title, is 5-5 in the second half.
Eli Rumler: Rumler, who has been promoted prior to each of the last two seasons, earned his first midseason promotion as he was called up to Double A Mobile on Monday... A 2007 draft pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks, held a .208 average for the Visalia Rawhide (High A) of the California League before being promoted... The second baseman is 1-for-9 since being called up, but made his Double A debut a good one... On Wednesday, Rumler went 1-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored against Birmingham... Mobile trailed 4-1 and fought back to tie the game at four, thanks to a Rumler RBI single, while the Little River, Kan., product scored the winning run in the 10th inning... Mobile, which finished second in the south division in the first half, is also in second place with an 8-6 start to the second half.
Nate Tenbrink: A 2009 Midwest League (Class A) All-Star, Tenbrink was 5-for-20 (.250) with five walks, a double, two RBI and three runs scored... The first baseman recorded a two-hit contest at Wisconsin on Thursday before going 1-for-4 with a RBI on Friday... Tenbrink is hitting .277 in 73 games this season with 14 doubles, five triples, six home runs and 36 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 5-5 to begin the second half.
Carlos Torres: Torres, a 2004 draft pick by the Chicago White Sox, registered another quality start for Triple A Charlotte on Saturday, just one day after being selected as an International League All-Star... The right-hander collected his fourth-straight win when he allowed one run on four hits with two walks and nine strikeouts in 8.0 innings against Durham... Torres, who was the lone all-star selection from Charlotte, improved his record to 8-4 and lowered his ERA to 2.30, which is fourth in the International League... In 94.0 innings pitched, he has allowed 24 earned runs on 71 hits with 37 walks and 93 strikeouts... Furthermore, Torres has allowed just three home runs this season... Torres is tops in the International League in strikeouts, tied for first in shutouts (1), second in wins and complete games (2), fifth in innings pitched and 10th in WHIP (Walks and Hits per Innings Pitched)... Charlotte is fourth in the International League South Division with a 38-44 record.
Byron Wiley: Wiley, a 22nd-round pick by the Cincinnati Reds in 2008, enjoyed perhaps his best week as a professional, thanks in part to a three-home run game on Sunday... Wiley, who was 5-for-13 the week prior, went 7-for-16 (.438) for the Dayton Dragons of the Class A Midwest League... On Tuesday, Wiley was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI against Fort Wayne before collecting another two-hit game at West Michigan on Friday... The outfielder topped both of those performances on Sunday when he went 3-for-5 with three home runs and six RBI against the Whitecaps... Wiley became the third player in Dayton history to record a three-homer game and the first since Juan Francisco on August 19, 2007... Furthermore, his six RBI were one short of Francisco’s record... Despite Wiley’s efforts, the Dragons still lost the game 20-11 as the Whitecaps scored 13 runs in the bottom of the first... Wiley is hitting .254 in 55 games this season with 11 doubles, four triples, eight homers and 36 RBI... Wiley is seventh in the Midwest League with a .862 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage), while he is ninth in slugging percentage (.481) and tied for 17th in homers... Dayton is fifth in the eastern division in the second half at 3-7.