Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: July 14
Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: July 14
Coastal Plain League
Playing for the Fayetteville (N.C.) Swap Dogs, sophomore-to-be Jason King went 6-for-23 last week to raise his average... King’s best game came on Thursday in an 8-4 victory against Martinsville as he went 3-for-4 with one run scored and two RBI... King’s average now sits at .257 with six doubles, two triples, one home run and 10 RBI... Another future sophomore, Carter Jurica, went 1-for-17 last week, lowering his season average to .219 with three doubles and 14 RBI... His lone hit of the week also came against
Jayhawk Baseball League
Thomas Rooke and Daniel Dellasega have led the
After raising his average 90 points from the week prior, junior-to-be Justin Bloxom added another 16 points to his average following a 4-for-11 performance last week... Playing for the TCL-leading McKinney Marshalls, who hold a four-game lead with an 18-11 record, Bloxom was 3-for-5 on Sunday against
West Coast Collegiate Baseball League
Senior-to-be Dane Yelovich recorded a 2-for-9 week to drop his average to .302... The second-leading hitter for the 6-17 Moses Lake Pirates is one of just two hitters better than .300... 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 statistics are not available.
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 June 23, but updated statistics are not available.
Walter Johnson Baseball League
Matt Giller, who redshirted the 2008 season, is playing for the 4-16 Salina Blue Jays this summer, but updated statistics are not available.
2008 Draft Picks
Ben Hornbeck: Ben Hornbeck, playing for the Vancouver Canadians in the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, bounced back from a disappointing week two weeks ago with two scoreless outings over 2.2 innings last week... Against
Trevor Hurley: Trevor Hurley, just like Hornbeck, threw two scoreless appearances last week, both coming against Hornbeck’s Vancouver Canadians...On Wednesday, Hurley, a 26th-round pick by the Texas Rangers, allowed just one hit and stuck out one batter in 2.2 innings... He followed that up with a three-hit, three-strikeout performance on Sunday in 3.0 innings... On the season, Hurley is 1-0 with one save and has lowered his ERA from 6.43 to 3.55...
Nate Tenbrink: Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the seventh round, Nate Tenbrink went 5-for-22 with two doubles, one home run and two RBI last week ... His best game of the week came on Monday when he went 2-for-2 with two walks, one double, one home run and two RBI in a 5-3 win over
Byron Wiley: In three games last week, Byron Wiley went 3-for-12 with two doubles for the Billings Mustangs of the Rookie Pioneer League... A 22nd-round pick by the Cincinnati Reds, Wiley was 2-for-5 on Sunday with one double and one run scored... His season average has improved to .212 with four doubles, one triple and three RBI...
Daniel Edwards (25th round,
Other K-State Pros
Adam Cowart: A 2006 draft pick by
Eric Eymann: Eric Eymann, a 2005 draft pick by the Cincinnati Reds, was named a starter for the Southern League’s North Division team and will play third base and bat ninth in Monday night’s game... Playing for Double A Chattanooga, Eymann went 5-for-22 last week, including a 2-for-4 outing Saturday against
Jared Goedert: Playing for the Kinston Indians in the Class A Advanced Carolina League, Jared Goedert was 8-for-20 last week with two doubles, one home run and seven RBI... In the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday, Goedert went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBI to lead the Indians past Lynchburg... He followed that up on Friday with a 4-for-5 outing with two doubles and one run driven in... His surge last week propelled his average to .276 on the season with 17 doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 50 RBI...
Steve Murphy: One of the best hitters in the Texas League, Steve Murphy went 5-for-20 last week with one double, one triple, one home run and four RBI... A 2005 draft pick by the Texas Rangers, Murphy recorded a pair of 2-for-4 games against Arkansas last Monday and Tuesday, driving in one run and recording a double and a triple on Monday, followed by a two-run home run on Tuesday... Murphy, who was a starter for the South Division in the Texas League All-Star Game, holds a .276 average with 24 doubles, six triples, 13 home runs and 63 RBI... He is third in the league in doubles, second in triples, ninth in home runs and sixth in RBI... Double A Frisco, which won the first half of the Texas League South Division, leads the south during the second half of the season at 15-7.
Eli Rumler: Eli Rumler, a 2007 draft pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks, went 5-for-22 last week ... Playing for Class A South Bend in the Midwest League, Rumler was 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI on Saturday against the Kane County Cougars... Rumler is hitting .216 on the season with 14 doubles, one home run and 18 RBI...
Carlos Torres: Carlos Torres was promoted to Triple A Charlotte of the International League on July 10... It is his first stint with the Triple A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, who drafted the right hander in 2004... In his first appearance with the Knights against