Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: July 20

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

Daniel Dellasega, one of four seniors-to-be, was 5-for-25 (.200) for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots… Dellasega tallied a season-high five-game hitting streak from Wednesday through Saturday and scored runs against Athletes in Action on Wednesday and Friday, and against the Alaska Goldpanners on Saturday… This summer, Dellasega is 16-for-78 (.205) with a double, five RBI and is 1-for-1 in stolen base attempts for the Glacier Pilots, who are 21-18 overall and 19-14 in league play, 1.5 games out of first… Mark Joukoff, another senior to be, made one relief appearance last week for the Anchorage Bucs… In 10 appearances this season, including five starts, Joukoff is 5-3 with a 4.32 ERA, having allowed 16 earned runs on 36 hits in 33.1 innings with nine walks and 19 strikeouts… The Bucs are 25-15 overall and 20-13 in ABL play, just a half game back from first.

Central Plains Baseball League

Mike Kindel, Nick Cocking, James Allen, Matt Applegate, Kayvon Bahramzadeh and signee Brandon Faulkner are playing for the Junction City Generals, who are 19-10 this season… On Thursday, Applegate threw a complete game and allowed just one run on five hits, but took the loss to Beatrice… On Sunday vs. Hays, Faulkner allowed five earned runs on seven hits with a walk and two strikeouts in 5.0 innings to suffer the loss… In seven starts this year, Faulkner is 5-1 with a 2.95 ERA, having allowed 14 earned runs on 29 hits with 12 walks and 24 strikeouts in 42.2 innings… Furthermore, opponents are hitting just .175 off him… Applegate is 3-1 with a team-leading 1.95 ERA in six starts this season… He has surrendered nine earned runs on 39 hits with 11 walks and 26 strikeouts in 41.1 innings… Kindel is hitting .227 (15-for-66) with two doubles, one triple, one home run and seven RBI… Cocking is hitting .217 (18-for-83) with two doubles, a homer and 12 RBI… He is also a perfect 14-for-14 in stolen-base attempts… Coming off a leg injury during the 2009 season, Bahramzadeh has allowed one earned run on six hits with no walks and three strikeouts in 3.1 innings.

 

Coastal Plain League

Senior-to-be Ryan Daniel has not pitched for the Fayetteville SwampDogs since June 30… The right-handed pitcher is 0-2 this summer 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 is 21-14 this summer.

 

Jayhawk Baseball League

The El Dorado Broncos, who field sophomores-to-be Matt Giller, Justin Lindsey and Cameron Welch, are two wins away from capturing the National Baseball Congress (NBC) Midwest Regional… The Broncos upset No. 4 seed Newton, 4-3, on Saturday… The Broncos will play Park City in the winner’s bracket on Monday evening… Giller is hitting .391 (18-for-60) with three doubles, two homers and seven RBI… Welch is .244 (10-for-41) with a pair of doubles, one triple, one home run and six RBI… In 32.1 innings pitched, Lindsey is 3-1 with a 3.06 ERA, having allowed 11 earned runs on 22 hits with seven walks and 34 strikeouts.

 

M.I.N.K. League

Jake Brown, Evan Marshall, Nick Martini and signee Jake Doller led the Topeka Golden Giants to a final 18-16 record… The Golden Giants finished their season with a 2-1 win over Clarinda on Saturday… The Golden Giants will not compete in the postseason due to injuries and other roster departures… Final stats were not available for the Golden Giants… 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 had 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 hitting .250 (4-for-16) in five games with five walks, a hit-by-pitch and a pair of stolen bases.

 

Prospect League

The Springfield Sliders, who field senior-to-be Adam Muenster and incoming junior-college transfer David Allday, played five games last week, but neither player saw action… Muenster leads the team with a .357 average (25-for-70) with a double, two triples, one home run and 10 RBI… Allday is hitting .250 (16-for-64) with four doubles, two homers and nine RBI... The Sliders are fifth in the west division with a 17-21 mark.

 

Sierra Baseball League

Jason King played in just one game last week for the San Luis Obispo Blues as he went 2-for-4 in a 5-0 win over the Urban Youth Academy on Thursday… In 19 games this summer, King is hitting .338 (24-for-73) with three doubles, two triples, 13 walks and nine RBI… The Blues are 33-8 this season.

 

Texas Collegiate League

Carter Jurica and Thomas Rooke are playing for the McKinney Marshals, which went 4-1 last week… Jurica, who has only played in 11 games due to an undisclosed injury early in the season, went 4-for-11 (.354) with one RBI… Jurica is third on the team in hitting at .302 (13-for-43) with a double, a homer and four RBI… Rooke started and took the win against the East Texas PumpJacks on Thursday, allowing just one earned run on six hits with a walk and eight strikeouts in 5.2 innings… The left-hander is 2-0 with a 2.17 ERA, having allowed seven earned runs on 23 hits with 15 walks and 27 strikeouts in 29.0 innings… He is tied for 15th in the TCL in strikeouts.

 

Walter Johnson League

Daniel Rumsey, Kyle Hunter and Chad Jasman are playing for the Salina Bluejays this summer… Salina finished the regular season second in the north division at 15-18… The 2009 Walter Johnson League Tournament begins Saturday in Hutchinson… Individual player stats were not available.

 

2009 Draft Picks

Drew Biery: A 22nd-round draft by San Francisco, Biery played in just two games last week for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League… The third baseman went 0-for-4 against Yakama on Monday before a five-day break… Biery came back from his time off by going 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI against Boise on Sunday… The Arlington, Texas, native is hitting .369 (31-for-84) with six doubles and 19 RBI in 22 games this season… Biery paces the Northwest League in average, is tied for sixth in RBI, tied for seventh in hits, ninth in on-base percentage (.419), 11th in OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage; .860), and tied for 18th in doubles and slugging percentage (.440)… Salem-Keizer continues to dominate the Northwest League as it has the league-best record at 21-8.

 

Justin Bloxom: Bloxom, who was drafted in the 11th round by the Washington Nationals, struggled last week, going 4-for-23 (.174) with one RBI, three walks and two runs scored in six games for the Vermont Lake Monsters of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League… Bloxom recorded a pair of two-hit games on Tuesday and Wednesday against Jamestown… He also went 0-for-4 with a walk and a RBI against the Jammers on Thursday… In 25 games this season, Bloxom is hitting .226 (19-for-84) with two doubles, a homer and seven RBI… Vermont is tied for second in the Stedler Division with a 15-14 record.

 

Jordan Cruz: In six games last week, Cruz, who was an undrafted free-agent acquisition, went 6-for-22 (.273) with two doubles, two triples and four RBI for the Gulf Coast League (GCL) Tigers… Cruz went 2-for-4 with a run on Wednesday at the GCL Phillies before a 2-for-5 outing with two doubles and three RBI at the GCL Braves on Thursday… He also went 1-for-4 with a RBI triple on Saturday against the GCL Yankees… Cruz is hitting .274 (20-for-73) in 21 games this season with seven doubles, two triples, two homers, nine RBI and 14 runs scored… The outfielder is tied for second in the Gulf Coast League in runs scored, tied for third in total bases (37), tied for fifth in doubles, tied for sixth in triples, tied for ninth in homers, tied for 11th in hits, tied for 12th in slugging percentage (.507) and OPS (.876), 19th in on-base percentage (.369) and tied for 26th in batting average… The GCL Tigers are sixth in the north division with a 9-13 record.

 

Lance Hoge: A 39th-round pick by the New York Mets, Hoge made just one appearance last week for the Brooklyn Cyclones of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League… The left-hander finished out Saturday’s game against Auburn as he worked one scoreless inning in an 11-3 Cyclone win… In six appearances this season, Hoge is 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA, allowing three earned runs on 10 hits with two walks and five strikeouts in 11.2 innings… Hoge’s ERA would rank 16th in the New York-Penn League if he had pitched the required minimum of innings… Brooklyn continues to hold the best record in the New York-Penn League and leads the McNamara Division with a 21-9 mark.

 

Rob Vaughn: Drafted in the 30th round by the Chicago White Sox, Vaughn was 5-for-12 (.417) in three games last week for the Bristol Sox of the Rookie Appalachian League… The catcher, who went hitless in his first 12 at-bats, is riding a six-game hitting streak… Vaughn recorded a pair of two hit games – against Bluefield on Wednesday and at Danville on Saturday… On Wednesday, Vaughn hit his first professional double and drove in his first run as a pro as the Sox went on to win, 6-3… In 10 games this season, the Humble, Texas, product is hitting .273 (9-for-33) with a double and a RBI… At 11-15, Bristol is fourth place in the west division.

 

A.J. Morris: Morris, who was drafted in the fourth round by the Washington Nationals, signed with the organization and was assigned to the GCL Nationals... The right-handed pitcher has yet to make his professional debut.

 

Other K-State Pros

Adam Cowart: An American Association All-Star, Cowart went 1-1 in two starts last week for the Wichita Wingnuts… On Monday, the right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings, scattering six hits and striking out four batters in a 3-0 victory over Sioux City… At Lincoln on Saturday, Cowart surrendered four runs on seven hits with a walk and two strikeouts in 6.2 innings to suffer his third loss of the season… In 11 appearances this season, which includes 10 starts, Cowart is 5-3 with a 2.66 ERA, which is tops on the Wichita pitching staff… In 61.0 innings, Cowart has allowed 18 earned runs, walked 13 batters and struck out 23, while opponents are hitting .243 against him… Cowart is tied for first in the American Association with three complete games, while he is third in ERA… Wichita, which won the first half division title, is just 5-9 to begin the second half... The American Association All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

 

Eric Eymann: Eymann, who had a two-game stint earlier in this season at Triple A Louisville, was called back up to the Triple A team on Friday… The second baseman started on Saturday and Sunday against Durham, going 2-for-9 with one double, one triple, three walks and a run scored… In four games this season for Triple A Louisville, Eymann is hitting .214 (3-for-14)… The Bats lead the International League West Division with a 53-41 mark… Eymann has played 69 games this season for the Carolina Mudcats of the Southern League (Double A)… A 19th-round draft pick by Cincinnati in 2005, Eymann is hitting .233 in Double A with nine doubles, one homer and 20 RBI… Carolina, which finished second in the north division in the first half, is 9-16 in the second half.

 

Jared Goedert: Goedert, a 2006 draft pick by the Cleveland Indians, went 5-for-13 (.385) with a homer and six RBI in four games last week for the Akron Aeros of the Eastern League (Double A)… The third baseman was 2-for-4 at Erie on Monday before a two-day break… The break served Goedert well as he went 3-for-4 with a homer and six RBI against Bowie on Thursday… Goedert is hitting .239 – 58 points better than he was on June 15 – in 69 games with 15 doubles, one triple, four homers and 28 RBI… Akron extended its lead in the southern division to six games over Reading with a 59-36 mark.

 

Ben Hornbeck: Hornbeck, a 2008 draft pick by the Oakland A’s, took two no decisions last week for the Stockton Ports of the Class A Advanced California League… On Monday against Bakersfield, the left-hander allowed four earned runs on 10 hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in 4.1 innings… The Ports went on to defeat the Blaze, 9-7… On Sunday at Lancaster, Hornbeck surrendered another four earned runs on eight hits with three walks and six strikeouts in 4.2 innings in a game that the Ports eventually won, 11-8… This season in High A, Hornbeck, who has pitched at three different levels in the A’s minor-league system, is 4-3 with a 4.64 ERA… The Phoenix, Ariz., product has allowed 27 earned runs in 52.1 innings, while he has walked 21 batters as opposed to his 74 strikeouts… Hornbeck is tied for 20th in the California League in strikeouts, while he would be 20th in WHIP (Walks and Hits per Innings Pitched) and 22nd in ERA if he had pitched the required minimum of innings… Stockton owns a 14-10 record to start the second half, good for second in the north division.

 

Trevor Hurley: Just like Hornbeck, Hurley made two starts last week for the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, but did not fare as well… The right-hander went 0-2, losing at Eugene on Monday and against Everett on Sunday… At Eugene, Hurley, who spent much of April and May at extended spring training and at Class A Hickory, allowed just one earned run on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts in 5.0 innings, but his offense was shutout… He then surrendered six earned runs on nine hits with three walks and five strikeouts on Sunday… The right-hander is 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA in six starts for the Indians, while he has allowed 14 walks and struck out 32 batters in 28.0 innings… Hurley is third in the Northwest League in strikeouts, tied for 11th in innings pitched and 20th in ERA… Spokane is third in the east division with an 11-18 record.

Steve Murphy: Murphy, a 2005 draft pick by the Texas Rangers and a member of the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Triple A), remains on the disabled list with left wrist tendonitis from the July 9 transaction… Murphy is hitting .231 (24-for-104) in 33 games this season in Triple A with three doubles, two triples, two homers and 10 RBI… Oklahoma City is 46-47 this season, three games back of Albuquerque in the Pacific Coast League American South Division.

 

Justin Murray: The closer for the Kane County Cougars of the Class A Midwest League, Murray recorded the save in his only appearance of the week on Thursday at South Bend… A 2008 draft pick by the Oakland Athletics, Murray tossed one scoreless inning with a strikeout to pick up his eighth save of the season… In 20 appearances for the Cougars this season, Murray is 2-0 with a 1.90 ERA and eight saves… The right-hander has allowed five earned runs on 24 hits with seven walks and 28 strikeouts in 23.2 innings… His eight saves are tied for 12th in the Midwest League… Kane County, which won the western division title in the first half, is 13-10 in the second half, good for second in the division.

 

Eli Rumler: In two games last week for the Mobile BayBears of the Southern League (Double A), Rumler went 1-for-6 with a double and two RBI … Rumler, who was called up to Double A Mobile on July 6, went 1-for-3 with a two-run double on Thursday in a 6-4 win over Birmingham… A 2007 draft pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Rumler held a .208 average for the Visalia Rawhide (High A) of the California League before being promoted… The Little River, Kan., product is 2-for-21 with a run scored, a double and four RBI since being called up… Mobile, which finished second in the south division in the first half, is 13-11 in the second half.

 

Nate Tenbrink: Tenbrink, a 2008 draft pick by the Seattle Mariners, was 5-for-21 (238) with one double, one home run and four RBI in six games last week for the Clinton LumberKings of the Class A Midwest League… The first baseman tallied a two-hit game with a RBI at Quad Cities on Monday and was 1-for-5 with a double on Thursday at Fort Wayne… He then went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer on Sunday against Peoria… Tenbrink is hitting .285 (87-for-305) in 85 games this season with 15 doubles, five triples, eight home runs and 42 RBI… He is tied for eighth in the Midwest League in triples, 10th in runs scored, 16th in total bases (136), tied for 16th in hits, 20th in OPS (.817) and tied for 23rd in average… Clinton is 7-10 in the second half.


Carlos Torres:
A 2009 International League All-Star, Torres’ only appearance of the week came at Wednesday’s Triple A All-Star Game in Portland, Ore… Torres, the top starting pitcher for Triple A Charlotte, pitched one scoreless inning, allowing one hit and striking out two to help the International League All-Stars defeat the Pacific Coast League All-Stars, 6-5… Torres holds an 8-4 record with one save and a 2.20 ERA, which is tops in the International League… In 98.0 innings pitched, the right-hander has allowed 24 earned runs on 72 hits with 38 walks and 96 strikeouts… Furthermore, Torres has allowed just three home runs this season… Torres is tied for second in the International League in shutouts (1), second in strikeouts, tied for second in wins and complete games (2), eighth in WHIP (Walks and Hits per Innings Pitched) and 14th in innings pitched… Charlotte is fourth in the International League South Division with a 42-52 record.

 

Byron Wiley: Wiley, a 2008 selection by the Cincinnati Reds, went 5-for-19 (.263) with two doubles and five RBI in six games last week for the Dayton Dragons of the Class A Midwest League… The outfielder went 1-for-3 with a bases-clearing double on Saturday against Beloit before going 1-for-3 again on Sunday against the Snappers with a double and a RBI… In 68 games this season, Wiley is hitting .275 – 56 points better than what he was hitting on June 15 – with 16 doubles, four triples, 10 homers and 47 RBI… Wiley is fifth in the Midwest League in OPS (.900), sixth in slugging percentage (.506), 11th in on-base percentage (.394), tied for 14th in homers, tied for 16th in RBI and tied for 20th in triples… Dayton is fourth in the eastern division in the second half at 6-11.