Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: July 11

Kyle Hunter

July 11, 2011

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
A senior for the 2012 season, Matt Applegate started and took the win Friday for the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball League… The right-hander tossed a seven-inning complete game shutout against the AIA Fire, allowing two hits with no walks and four strikeouts… With the victory, Applegate is now 3-0 in four outings, including one start, and has allowed just four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in 11.2 scoreless innings… Mat-Su is 14-11-1 this summer, including a 12-9 mark in ABL.

California Collegiate League
Tanner Witt, a junior for the 2012 season, and Wade Hinkle, a senior-to-be, played in multiple games last week for the San Luis Obispo Blues of the California Collegiate League… Witt went 5-for-16 in four games with two walks, four steals and four runs scored… He was 2-for-4 on Tuesday with a run and two steals against Glendale, while he went 2-for-3 with two walks, three runs scored and a stolen base on Friday against San Francisco… Hinkle had one hit in three games, which was a RBI single on Friday against San Francisco… In 21 games, Witt is hitting .269 (21-for-78) with two doubles, 13 RBI and 12 runs scored, while he is a perfect 10-for-10 in stolen base attempts… Hinkle is hitting .212 (14-for-66) with four doubles and nine RBI… San Luis Obispo is 22-9 overall and 14-8 in the California Collegiate League, which is second in the league.

Cape Cod Baseball League
Future sophomore Jared King played in two games last week for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League… The outfielder was 1-for-2 in a 15-6 win over Wareham on Tuesday before going hitless in three at-bats on Saturday against Bourne… King is hitting .140 (6-for-43) with a double, nine walks and six RBI in 17 games this summer… Falmouth is 11-13, which is fourth in the western division.
 
Jayhawk Baseball League
Sophomores-to-be Jared Moore and Ross Kivett are playing for the Liberal Bee Jays, who are 24-10 overall and 16-10 in the Jayhawk League… Moore pitched twice last week, beginning with a scoreless inning at Hays on Wednesday… The left-hander then made a spot start on Friday against Haysville, pitching into the seventh inning and allowing just one run… However, Moore took the loss in a 1-0 Haysville win… Kivett recorded a two-RBI single on Wednesday before hitting a solo home run and a triple on Sunday against Haysville… Updated statistics for Liberal are not available… Through games played on Thursday, Kivett was hitting .354 (17-for-48) with three doubles and seven RBI, while Moore had allowed three earned runs on 13 hits with 15 strikeouts in 14.2 innings pitched.

Perfect Game Collegiate League
Three seniors for the 2010 season - Mike Kindel, Dan Klein and Kayvon Bahramzadeh – each played last week for the Glens Falls Golden Eagles of the Perfect Game Collegiate League… Kindel went 3-for-14 with a double four RBI in four games… On Sunday against Mohawk Valley, the outfielder was 2-for-3 with two RBI, while he also doubled and drove in two runs on Thursday against Elmira… Klein went 1-for-5 in two games, going 1-for-2 on Thursday against Newark and 0-for-3 with a sacrifice hit on Sunday… Bahramzadeh, in his first outing of the summer, picked up the save on Wednesday as he tossed a scoreless inning with a walk and a strikeout… The Golden Eagles lead the east division with a 15-9 record, one game ahead of Amsterdam.

Texas Collegiate League
Ryan Moore saw time in four games last week for the East Texas Pump Jacks of the Texas Collegiate League... A junior for the 2012 season, Moore went hitless in six at-bats, but had a stolen base and scored a run on Friday against Coppell before coming across to score again on Saturday against the Copperheads… Moore is hitting .067 (1-for-15) with two stolen bases and five runs scored in nine games this summer… The Pump Jacks, who won the first-half league title, is 3-1 to begin the second half.

Topeka Golden Giants
Gerardo Esquivel, Johnny Fasola and Blair DeBord – sophomores for the 2012 season – are playing for the Topeka Golden Giants… Conlon started and took the win on Thursday against Hays… The left-hander allowed a single on the first hit of the game, but did not surrender a hit until one out in the eighth innings… He tossed eight innings, allowing five hits with a walk and eight strikeouts… Conlon was also solid at the plate, recording a two-run single against the North Kansas City Apartments on Friday before a 2-for-2 outing with three walks, a RBI and a steal on Saturday against the KC Bandits… DeBord drove in a run on a single Thursday against Hays and went 1-for-3 with two RBI Saturday against the Bandits… Fasola also helped the Giants to a win on Thursday over Hays with a sacrifice fly… Updated statistics for the Giants, who are 26-4 this season, are not available.

Walter Johnson Baseball League
Sophomores-to-be Blake Freeman, Mitch Meyer and Adam Sonabend are playing for the Salina Blue Jays of the Walter Johnson Baseball League… Salina will play in the National Baseball Congress (NBC) Midwest Regional, held July 15-21, in Wichita… Updated statistics for the Blue Jays are not available… The Blue Jays are 20-12 this season, which is second in the north division.

West Coast League
Matt Giller and Jake Doller are playing for the Cowlitz Black Bears of the West Coast League… Giller played in five games last week, driving in a run on Wednesday at Wenatchee before going 1-for-4 with another RBI on Thursday… Doller pitched twice, allowing two runs on six hits with a strikeout in two innings on Tuesday at Wenatchee… He then tossed a scoreless inning, surrendering one hit, against Klamath on Sunday… Giller is hitting .122 (5-for-41) with two RBI in 12 games… In six outings, Doller is 1-1 with an 11.74 ERA, nine walks and seven strikeouts in 7.2 innings… Cowlitz is third in the west division with a 15-14 mark, two games back of a tie for first.

K-State Pros
James Allen (Rookie: Billings/Cincinnati): Allen, a seventh round pick by Cincinnati, pitched in two games last week for the Billings Mustangs of the Rookie Pioneer League… The right-hander tossed 1.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts on Tuesday at Great Falls in a 5-2 Mustang victory… He came back against the Voyagers on Friday to earn the save, allowing two runs on three hits with two strikeouts as Billings hung on for a 9-8 victory… In six outings this season, Allen is 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA and two saves… He has allowed three runs on 10 hits in 9.2 innings, while walking two and striking out 11… His three saves are tied for third in the league… The Mustangs are second in the north division with an 11-10 record, one game back of first-place Missoula.

Drew Biery (Double A: Richmond/San Francisco): A 2009 draft pick by San Francisco, Biery remains on the 7-Day Disabled List for the Double A Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Eastern League… The third baseman was 7-for-32 (.219) with a double and four RBI in 10 games in Double A before being placed on the DL on June 11… Prior to his time in Double A, Biery played in 19 games for Low A Augusta of the South Atlantic League, hitting .280 with three doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI.

Justin Bloxom (High A: Potomac/Washington): A 2009 draft pick by Washington, Bloxom enjoyed a 10-for-24 (.417) week in six games for the Potomac Nationals of the High A Carolina League… After going 0-for-3 on Tuesday, Bloxom ended the week on a five-game hitting streak, including four multi-hit games, and raised his average 18 points… On Wednesday, the third baseman was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI at Frederick before a 1-for-5 effort with a solo home run on Thursday… He then was 3-for-4 and 2-for-4 on Friday and Sunday, respectively, with a double and a RBI each day… That was sandwiched around a 2-for-4 effort with a double and a triple on Saturday… In 60 games, Bloxom is hitting .274 (61-for-223) with 16 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 36 RBI… Bloxom is tied for 12th in the league in batting average, while his .466 slugging percentage is ninth and his .804 OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) is 10th… Potomac is 10-8 in the second half, which leads the northern division.

Jared Goedert (Triple A: Columbus/Cleveland): Goedert had a pair of hits in four games last week for the Columbus Clippers of the Triple A International League… A member of the 40-man roster for the Cleveland Indians, Goedert hit a RBI double as part of a 4-2 win on Tuesday at Louisville, and he singled and drew a walk on Sunday at Toledo… A 2006 draft pick by the Indians, Goedert is hitting .189 (24-for-127) with six doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI in 35 games for the Clippers… After recovering from an injury, Goedert played in eight games for Double A Akron of the Eastern League, hitting .276 (8-for-29) with two doubles, three homers and nine RBI… The Clippers continue to lead the west division with a 58-33 record, which is the top mark among all 14 International League teams.

Ben Hornbeck (Double A: Midland/Oakland): Hornbeck, a 2008 draft pick by Oakland, is playing for Double A Midland of the Texas League… The left-hander has seen time at three different levels this year, pitching for both High A Stockton and Triple A Sacramento before joining the RockHounds… Hornbeck was placed on a the 7-Day Disabled List on June 30 and remains on the DL… He holds a combined 1-0 record and a 3.22 ERA with seven walks and 30 strikeouts this season in all three levels… Midland is third in the south division with a 7-9 record during the second half.

Kyle Hunter (Rookie: Pulaski/Seattle): Hunter, a 31st-round pick by Seattle, saw action in two games last week for the Pulaski Mariners of the Rookie Appalachian League… The left-hander earned his first professional victory on Wednesday against Bristol, surrendering an unearned run on four hits with no walks and five strikeouts in 3.1 innings… He came back with a 2.2-scoreless inning outing on Sunday against Johnson City, allowing one hit with no walks and three strikeouts… In five relief appearances this season, Hunter is 1-0 with a 0.71 ERA, two walks and 19 fanned batters in 12.2 innings… His 19 strikeouts are tied for 13th in the Appalachian League, but tied for fourth among relievers… The Mariners are in a three-way tie for the east division lead at 11-9.

Trevor Hurley (High A: Myrtle Beach/Texas): Hurley did not allow an earned run in 3.1 innings last week for High A Myrtle Beach of the Carolina League… A 2008 draft pick by Texas, Hurley surrendered an unearned run on one hit with three strikeouts on Tuesday at Lynchburg… He then worked around five walks in 1.1 no-hit innings on Friday at Winston-Salem… The right-hander is 1-3 with a 2.30 ERA and four saves in 23 games this season… He has allowed 16 walks and struck out 40 batters in 31.1 innings… The Pelicans won the southern division first-half title with a 40-29 mark but is just 8-10 to sit in fourth place during the second half.

Carter Jurica (High A: San Jose/San Francisco): Jurica, a third-round draft pick by San Francisco in 2010, remains on the Disabled List after being injured in June 12… The shortstop was hitting .239 with 10 doubles, four home runs and 22 RBI before going to the DL… The Giants, who won the north division first-half championship with a 50-19 record, is in fourth place during the second half with a 9-9 mark.

Jason King (Class A Short-Season: Connecticut/Detroit): King, a fourth-round selection by Detroit in the 2011 draft, has continued his hot start to his professional career with seven hits in six games last week for the Connecticut Tigers of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League… In the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday, King went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and two runs scored, finishing a home run shy of the cycle… He then ended his week with another three-hit game on Sunday, going 3-for-3 with a solo home run in a 2-1 victory over Brooklyn… The third baseman is tied for third in the league in triples… The Tigers are 9-12, which is good for third place in the Stedler Division.

Evan Marshall (Class A Short-Season: Yakima/Arizona): After surrendering his first earned run of the season two weeks, Evan Marshall bounced back with two scoreless outings last week for the Yakima Bears of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League… The right-hander tossed a pair of no-hit innings with one strikeout on both Wednesday and Friday at Boise and Eugene, respectively… A fourth-round pick by Arizona this year, Marshall holds a 1.00 ERA in eight games… He has allowed just one run on eight hits in seven innings with one walk and seven strikeouts… Yakima is 7-17, which is fourth in the east division.

Nick Martini (Class A Short-Season Batavia/St. Louis): A seventh-round selection by St. Louis in this year’s draft, Martini played in six games last week for the Batavia Muckdogs of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League… He went 1-for-5 with a triple and three RBI on Thursday against State College… Saturday saw Martini go 3-for-4 with a double, a RBI and a run scored against the Spikes… In 22 games this season, Martini is hitting .151 (11-for-73) with a double, a triple, eight RBI and 16 walks… His 16 walks are tied for fifth in the league… Batavia is currently fourth in the Pinckney Division with a 13-11 record.

A.J. Morris (High A Daytona Beach/Chicago NL): A fourth-round draft choice of Washington in 2009, Morris was traded to the Chicago Cubs during the offseason and has not pitched this year as he is rehabbing from offseason surgery.

Adam Muenster (Rookie Billings/Cincinnati): Muenster, a 2010 draft pick by Cincinnati, recorded three hits in two games last week for the Billings Mustangs of the Rookie Pioneer League… He went 1-for-4 with a double on Thursday at Great Falls before a 2-for-4 effort with a triple and two RBI on Friday against the Voyagers… In 10 games this season, the second baseman is hitting .206 (7-for-34) with two doubles, a triple, one home run and five RBI… The Mustangs are second in the north division with an 11-10 record.

Justin Murray (Wichita Wingnuts): Murray pitched in one game last week for the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association of Independent Baseball… The right-hander took the loss on Thursday against Lincoln, allowing seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits with four walks and three strikeouts… Murray was then released by the Wingnuts on Friday… A 2008 draft choice by Oakland who signed with Wichita on May 27, Murray was 3-4 with a 6.90 ERA in eight starts for the Wingnuts.

Nate Tenbrink (Double A Jackson/Seattle): Tenbrink remains on the 7-Day Disabled List after being placed on the DL on June 30… A seventh-round pick by Seattle in 2008, Tenbrink is hitting .218 (46-for-211) with nine doubles, six triples, six home runs and 25 RBI in 64 games for Jackson… He is still tied for 10th in the Southern League in steals with 11… The Generals, who finished the first half in second place in the north division, are 6-12 during the second half.

Carlos Torres (Nippon Japanese League/Yomiuri Giants): Torres, a former starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, is playing for the Yomiuri Giants of the Nippon Japanese League after signing with the Giants during the offseason… The right-hander has seen time in three games for Yomiuri, holding a 0-1 record and an 8.16 ERA… Torres has spent most of his time pitching for the Giants Farm Team, holding a 6-2 record and a 1.86 ERA in 10 games, having allowed 12 earned runs on 49 hits with 10 walks and 49 strikeouts in 58 innings… The Giants are in fourth place in the Central League with a 27-34-4 record.