Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: July 18

Mitch Meyer

July 18, 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
Matt Applegate, a senior for the 2012 season, took the loss in his only start last week for the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball League… Against Anchorage on Friday, Applegate threw 2.2 innings, allowing five runs on five hits with two walks… In five games, including two starts, the right-hander is 3-1 with a 3.14 ERA, allowing five runs on nine hits with four walks and seven strikeouts in 14.1 innings of work… The Miners are 14-15-1 on the year, including a 12-13 mark in ABL play to sit in third place.

California Collegiate League
A member of the San Luis Obispo Blues, senior-to-be Wade Hinkle played in the 2011 CCL All-Star Game on Wednesday, flying out to left field in his only at-bat… Before the all-star game, Hinkle went 1-for-2 with a RBI on Monday against the SMV Packers… Also a member of the Blues, Tanner Witt, a junior for the 2012 season, played in four games last week… His best outing was on Sunday against Conejo as he went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored… Hinkle is hitting .211 (15-for-71) with four doubles and 10 RBI in 21 games… Witt is hitting .256 (23-for-90) with a pair of doubles and 15 RBI in 25 games, while he is a perfect 11-for-11 in stolen base attempts… The Blues are 25-11 overall and 16-10 in the California Collegiate League, which is second in the league.

Cape Cod Baseball League
Jared King, a sophomore for the upcoming season, recorded a pair of hits in four games last week for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League… King went 1-for-3 against Cotuit on Friday, was 0-for-1 with a walk and run scored Saturday at Orleans, and he was 1-for-5 on Sunday against Harwich… The outfielder is hitting .148 (8-for-54) with a double, nine walks and six RBI in 21 games… Falmouth is 14-16, which is fourth in the western division.
 
Jayhawk Baseball League
Jared Moore and Ross Kivett, sophomores for the 2012 campaign, are playing for the Jayhawk League-leading Liberal Bee Jays… Moore started on Thursday at Haysville, allowing two runs with a walk and five strikeouts in six innings… The left-hander took a no decision, but the Bee Jays won the contest… Kivett carded a RBI single Wednesday against Derby, while he recorded a RBI ground out and scored a run on Thursday against the Twins… Updated statistics for Liberal are not available… Through games played on Friday, Kivett was hitting .319 (23-for-72) with three doubles, one triple, a home run and 10 RBI… Moore had allowed four earned runs on 16 hits with 17 strikeouts in 20.2 innings pitched.

Perfect Game Collegiate League
Mike Kindel, Dan Klein and Kayvon Bahramzadeh – seniors for the 2012 season – each played last week for the Glens Falls Golden Eagles of the Perfect Game Collegiate League… In six games, Kindel was 7-for-26 with three doubles, a home run and 12 RBI… He went 2-for-4 with a RBI on Monday vs. Amsterdam… He collected six RBI in two games against Watertown, including a four-RBI contest on Wednesday… He also drove in three run on Friday and two more on Saturday, both coming against Newark… Klein, who will play in the PGCL All-Star Game Monday night, was 3-for-9 in two games, including a 2-for-5 effort with two doubles and two RBI on Tuesday against Watertown… Bahramzadeh took a no decision in a start on Monday against Amsterdam, allowing one run on five hits with two walks and a strikeout in five innings… He also threw two scoreless innings of relief on Friday against Newark with four strikeouts… In 17 games, Kindel is hitting .268 (15-for-56) with three double, a triple, two home runs and 17 RBI… Klein is hitting .171 (7-for-41) in 12 games with four doubles and six RBI… Bahramzadeh has one save and holds a 1.12 ERA, allowing one earned run on eight hits with three walks and six strikeouts in eight innings… The Golden Eagles are tied for the east division lead with a 19-11 record.

Texas Collegiate League
Future junior Ryan Moore tallied five hits in five games last week for the East Texas Pump Jacks of the Texas Collegiate League… The outfielder began his week by going 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base on Monday against Alexandria… He then recorded a hit in three straight games – at Brazos Valley on Wednesday and Thursday, and against Coppell on Saturday… In 14 games this summer, Moore is hitting .214 (6-for-28) with a RBI, four walks, four stolen bases and nine runs scored… East Texas, which won the first-half league title, leads the league during the second half with an 8-2 mark.

Topeka Golden Giants
Shane Conlon, Gerardo Esquivel, Johnny Fasola and Blair DeBord – sophomores for the 2012 season – are playing for the Topeka Golden Giants… After driving in two runs at the plate on Monday against the UMB Bankers, Conlon tossed six innings, allowing an unearned run on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts to earn the win on Saturday against the MSBL Royals… Esquivel started and threw five scoreless innings with six walks and eight strikeouts Monday against the UMB Bankers… The Golden Giants will participate in the National Baseball Congress (NBC) Central USA Regional, July 25-29, in Clarinda, Iowa… Updated statistics for Topeka, which is 28-4 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 began play in the National Baseball Congress (NBC) Midwest Regional on Friday… The Blue Jays won their opening game, 6-5, against Newton, but dropped a 16-1 decision Saturday against Haysville… Playing the loser’s bracket, Salina scored a 9-6 victory over Lindsborg on Sunday to advance to a Monday matchup with the Kansas Cannons… In two games in the Midwest Regional, Meyer is 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and one RBI… He helped Salina to its victory on Sunday as he was 2-for-3 with a triple and three runs scored… Sonabend is 2-for-5 with both hits coming on Sunday, while he drove in one run… Freeman started on Saturday against Haysville, allowing eight runs (four earned) on six hits with three walks in 2.2 innings pitched.

West Coast League
Matt Giller and Jake Doller are playing for the Cowlitz Black Bears of the West Coast League… Giller did not play in any of the Black Bears’ seven games last week… Doller threw on Thursday at Bend, allowing an unearned run on three hits in three innings… Giller is hitting .122 (5-for-41) with two RBI in 12 games… In seven appearances, Doller is 1-1 with an 8.44 ERA, nine walks and seven strikeouts in 10.2 innings… Cowlitz is third in the west division with a 19-17 record, 3.5 games back of first-place Corvallis.

K-State Pros
James Allen (Rookie: Billings/Cincinnati): A seventh round pick by Cincinnati, Allen threw three times last week for the Billings Mustangs of the Rookie Pioneer League… He tossed a perfect inning with one strikeout on Monday at Missoula… Two days later, the right-hander earned the win after throwing one inning, allowing two hits with two strikeouts, against Orem on Wednesday… He also pitched 1.2 scoreless innings with a walk and a strikeout on Saturday against Ogden… Allen is 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA and two saves in nine appearances… In 13.1 innings pitched, Allen has allowed three runs on 12 hits with three walks and 15 strikeouts… His two wins are tied for ninth in the Pioneer League, while his two saves are tied for sixth… Billings is second in the north division with a 14-13 record, two games back of Missoula.

Drew Biery (Double A: Richmond/San Francisco): Biery, a 2009 draft pick by San Francisco, 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): Bloxom recorded a pair of multi-hit games, two home runs and four RBI in five games last week for the Potomac Nationals of the High A Carolina League… A 2009 draft pick by Washington, Bloxom went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and another RBI Monday at Lynchburg… After a 1-for-4 outing on Friday, the third baseman came back with another two-hit effort with a RBI double and a solo shot Saturday against Kinston… Bloxom is hitting .280 (67-for-239) with 17 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 40 RBI in 65 games this season… He is tied for ninth in the league in batting average, while his .490 slugging percentage and his .837 OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) both rank fifth… The Nationals are 14-9 in the second half to tie with Frederick for the northern division lead.

Jared Goedert (Triple A: Columbus/Cleveland): A member of the Columbus Clippers of the Triple A International League, Goedert tallied two hits in four games against Indianapolis last week… Goedert, a member of the 40-man roster for the Cleveland Indians, was 1-for-4 with a double and a RBI on Friday, and he went 1-for-4 with a run scored on Saturday… A 2006 draft pick by the Indians, Goedert is hitting .182 (26-for-143) with seven doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI in 39 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… Columbus is atop the west division standings with a 61-34 record, 11.5 games ahead of second-place Louisville.

Ben Hornbeck (Double A: Midland/Oakland): A 2008 draft pick by Oakland, Hornbeck is pitching 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 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… The RockHounds are tied for third in the south division with a 10-12 second-half record.

Kyle Hunter (Rookie: Pulaski/Seattle): After earning his first professional win two weeks ago, Hunter was saddled with a pair of losses last week for the Pulaski Mariners of the Rookie Appalachian League… A 31st-round pick by Seattle, Hunter allowed a run on four hits with a strikeout Wednesday at Elizabethtown for his first loss of the season… On Sunday, the left-hander surrendered another run on three hits in two innings with no walks and three strikeouts at Bristol… In five relief appearances this season, Hunter is 1-2 with a 1.62 ERA, two walks and 23 fanned batters in 16.2 innings… His 23 strikeouts are tied for 16th in the Appalachian League but are fifth among relievers… Pulaski is tied for third in the east division with a 12-14 record, three games behind Bluefield.

Trevor Hurley (High A: Myrtle Beach/Texas): A 2008 draft pick by Texas, Hurley pitched one innings in two different appearances last week for High A Myrtle Beach of the Carolina League… The right-hander tossed a perfect inning with a strikeout on Monday at Wilmington… He then allowed three runs on four hits in an inning on Thursday against Salem, but Myrtle Beach held on for a one-run victory… In 25 outings this season, Hurley holds a 1-3 record with a 2.97 ERA and four saves… He has allowed 16 walks and struck out 43 batters in 33.1 innings… Myrtle Beach, which took home the southern division first-half title with a 40-29 mark, is 12-11 in the second half to sit in second place, 1.5 games back of Kinston.

Carter Jurica (High A: San Jose/San Francisco): A third-round draft pick by San Francisco in 2010, Jurica remains on the 7-Day 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 north division first-half champion San Jose Giants are in second place during the second half with a 14-10 mark, four games behind Stockton.

Jason King (Class A Short-Season: Connecticut/Detroit): A fourth-round selection by Detroit in the 2011 draft, King recorded five hits – including three that went for extra bases – in six games last week for the Connecticut Tigers of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League… The third baseman was 1-for-4 with a double on Wednesday at Mahoning Valley before collecting two hits and three RBI against the Scrappers on Friday… King finished his week on a high note, going 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBI at Hudson Valley… In 27 games, King is hitting .287 (29-for-101) with five doubles, three triples, three home runs and 14 RBI… He is tied for fourth in the league in triples, tied for eighth in total bases (49) and tied for ninth in runs scored (18)… Connecticut is second in the Stedler Division with a 12-15 record, four games behind Vermont.

Evan Marshall (Class A Short-Season: Yakima/Arizona): Marshall tossed two scoreless innings in two outings last week for the Yakima Bears of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League… A fourth-round pick by Arizona in this year’s draft, the right-hander pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts on Monday at Eugene… He then struck out the side in the ninth innings on Wednesday against Salem-Keizer, earning his second save of the season… Marshall holds a 0.82 ERA, allowing just one run on eight hits with a walk and 12 strikeouts in 11.0 innings… His two saves are tied for ninth in the Northwest League… The Bears are fifth in the east division with a 10-20 record.

Nick Martini (Class A Short-Season Batavia/St. Louis): Martini, a seventh-round selection by St. Louis in this year’s draft, had two hits and drew another five walks in five games last week for the Batavia Muckdogs of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League… He went 1-for-3 with a RBI, a walk and two runs scored on Monday at State College before drawing two walks and scoring once against Tri-City… The outfielder was 1-for-4 on Saturday at Auburn before working two more walks against the Doubledays on Sunday… Martini is hitting .148 (13-for-88) with a double, a triple, nine RBI, 21 walks and 10 runs scored… His 21 walks are tied for fifth in the league… The Muckdogs are in a three-way tie for the Pinckney Division lead with a 17-13 mark.

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): A 2010 draft pick by Cincinnati, Muenster saw time in three games last week for the Billings Mustangs of the Rookie Pioneer League… The second baseman went 1-for-5 with a run scored on Monday at Missoula before a 1-for-3 effort with a double Friday against Orem… Muenster is hitting .191 (9-for-47) with three doubles, a triple, one home run and five RBI… Billings is second in the north division with a 14-13 record, two games back of first-place Missoula.

Nate Tenbrink (Double A Jackson/Seattle): A seventh-round draft pick by Seattle in 2008, Tenbrink remains on the 7-Day Disabled List after being placed on the DL on June 30… The third baseman was hitting .218 (46-for-211) with nine doubles, six triples, six home runs and 25 RBI in 64 games for Jackson before going on the DL… Jackson, which finished the first half in second place in the north division, is 10-14 in 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, allowing 12 earned runs on 49 hits with 10 walks and 49 strikeouts in 58 innings… Yomiuri is in fifth place in the Central League with a 30-37-4 record.