Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: July 7
Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: July 7
Coastal Plain League
The Fayetteville (N.C.) Swap Dogs went 2-2 last week, finishing the first half of the season in second place in the South Division at 15-13... Sophomore-to-be Jason King, coming off an injury, was 3-for-14 last week, dropping his average to .256 with five doubles, two triples, on home run and eight RBI... His best game came on June 30 against
Jayhawk Baseball League
Drew Biery, playing for the Topeka Golden Giants, was hitting .295 (13-for-44) with four doubles, two home runs and nine RBI as of two weeks ago... Statistics for the Golden Giants have not been recently updated.
Junior-to-be Justin Bloxom was on fire last week for the 15-9 McKinney Marshalls, who hold a four-game lead in the Texas Collegiate League... Bloxom went 9-for-18 with one double, three home runs and eight RBI... His average jumped 90 points from .160 to .250... On the season, he has recorded two doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI... Bloxom’s five homers are tops in the TCL, while he is tied for third in RBI...His best game last week was in a 7-2 win over East Texas where he went 3-for-4 with one home run and three RBI... Justin Murray, who was drafted by the Oakland Athletics but has yet to sign with the club, joined the East Texas PumpJacks two weeks ago... His only start of the week came on July 5 against
West Coast Collegiate League
Senior-to-be Dane Yelovich continues to lead the 6-14 Moses Lake Pirates in average as he is the only player on the squad over .300... Last week, Yelovich went 6-for-24, which lowered his average to .325 with five doubles and 11 RBI... He is also 9-for-15 in stolen base attempts ... Against Kitsap on July 3, Yelovich was 2-for-5 with two RBI, one run scored and one stolen base... Junior-to-be A.J. Morris is also playing for the Moses Lake Pirates and holds a 1-0 record with a 1.73 ERA in four games started... He has allowed just five earned runs in 26.0 innings with a 31-to-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio... Morris took the win on July 3 against Kitsap as he allowed two runs on four hits in 6.0 innings and struck out nine batters.
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: In two appearances last week, which spanned just 0.2 innings, Ben Hornbeck allowed four runs on four hits... A 32nd-round pick by the Oakland Athletics and playing for the Vancouver Canadians in the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, Hornbeck has no record with a 13.50 ERA in 2.2 innings over four appearances... The Canadians hold an 8-12 record and are in fourth place in the West Division.
Trevor Hurley: Trevor Hurley saw two appearances this past week... Against
Nate Tenbrink: Nate Tenbrink, playing for the Everett Aqua Sox in the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, went 6-for-27 with one home run and two RBI last week to raise his average... In 20 games played, Tenbrink is hitting .211 with one double, three home runs and 10 RBI... On July 4 against
Byron Wiley: After seeing little action the first two weeks of the season, Byron Wiley has played in five-straight games for the Billings Mustangs of the Rookie Pioneer League... A 22nd-round pick by the Cincinnati Reds, Wiley went 3-for-17 with two doubles and three RBI during that span... His best game of the week came on July 4 against
Daniel Edwards (25th round,
Other K-State Pros
Adam Cowart: Adam Cowart started one game last week a July 4 contest against
Eric Eymann: Double A Chattanooga shortstop Eric Eymann bounced back from a week ago as he went 8-for-22 with one double, one triple, two home runs and six RBI... His week was highlighted by a 4-for-5 effort against
Jared Goedert: Jared Goedert, playing for the Kinston Indians in the Class A Advanced Carolina League, went 5-for-20 last week, dropping his average to .268... A 2006 draft pick by the Cleveland Indians, Goedert has seen action in 75 games and has recorded 15 doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 42 RBI... Despite his recent struggles, Goedert went 2-for-3 against
Steve Murphy: Steve Murphy, a 2005 draft pick by the Texas Rangers, went 4-for-20 last week with one home run and three RBI... Against
Eli Rumler: Playing for Class A South Bend in the Midwest League, Eli Rumler was 4-for-22 last week with one RBI... Rumler hit safely in four-straight games from July 1-5 before ending his streak on July 6 against
Carlos Torres: A 2004 draft pick by the Chicago White Sox, Carols Torres took the win in his only start last week, defeating