K-State Summer Baseball Update: August 11
K-State Summer Baseball Update: August 11
Coastal Plain League
Sophomores-to-be Carter Jurica and Jason King and the Fayetteville (N.C.) Swap Dogs concluded their season on Monday with a 27-29 record... Jurica finished second on the team in average at .263 (47-for-179) with six doubles, one triple, one home run and 22 RBI... The infielder also held a .933 fielding percentage and was 16-for-19 in stolen base attempts... King finished two points behind Jurica at .261 (42-for-161) with eight doubles, two triples, one home run and 14 RBI... Playing infield for the majority of the season, King finished with a .915 fielding percentage... The Swap Dogs finished the season fourth in the south division.
Jayhawk Baseball League
Pitcher Thomas Rooke and catcher Daniel Dellasega each spent part of the summer playing for the
Justin Bloxom and the McKinney Marshalls, who finished first in the regular season, defeated the Coppell Copperheads to claim the 2008 TCL Championship on Saturday... Bloxom went 2-for-5 with three RBI, including the game-winning RBI in the top of the ninth... Bloxom finished the season with a .243 average with four doubles, six home runs and 21 RBI... He tied for first in the league in home runs and finished 11th in RBI.
West Coast Collegiate Baseball League
WCCBL All-Stars Dane Yelovich and A.J. Morris finished the summer on Sunday for the 13-29 Moses Lake Pirates ... Yelovich went 3-for-12 with two run scored and two stolen bases during the final week of the season... The outfielder finished the year with a .257 average which was second on the team with six doubles, 17 RBI and was 23-for-32 in stolen base attempts, which led the league ... Morris threw one game last week, starting and taking the loss on Thursday against Wenatchee...The right hander pitched 8.0 innings, allowing three runs only one of which was earned and also recorded seven strikeouts... He finished the season 1-3 with one save, a 3.21 ERA and 57 strikeouts... His ERA ranked 16th in the WCCBL, while his 57 strikeouts were tops in the league... Furthermore, he held opponents to a .203 average, which ranked fourth.
Central Plains Baseball League
Future seniors Lance Hoge (pitcher) and Rob Vaughn (catcher), junior Adam Muenster (infielder), sophomore Justin Lindsey (pitcher) and incoming freshman Nick Martini (outfielder) are playing for the Junction City Generals, which stayed alive in the National Baseball Congress (NBC) double-elimination World Series after a 4-3 victory over the Conejo (CA) Oaks on Sunday... Playing in the losers’ bracket after dropping its opening game, the Generals take on the Maxim (
Drew Biery and the Topeka Golden Giants were eliminated from the NBC Midwest Regional to end the season... Finals statistics are not available.
Walter Johnson Baseball League
Matt Giller, who redshirted the 2008 season, played for the Salina Blue Jays, who finished the summer 4-20... Final statistics are not available.
2008 Draft Picks
Ben Hornbeck: Ben Hornbeck, a 32nd-round pick by the Oakland Athletics, saw action in another two games last week... The lefty, pitching for the Vancouver Canadians of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, gave up one run on two hits while striking out three batters at
Trevor Hurley: Playing for the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, Trevor Hurley pitched 4.0 scoreless inning last week in two appearances... A 26th-round pick by the Texas Rangers, Hurley allowed two hits and struck out one in 2.0 innings against Tri-City on Tuesday before throwing 2.0 hitless innings and striking out five against
Justin Murray: Justin Murray signed with the Oakland Athletics two week ago and was assigned to the organization’s Rookie
Nate Tenbrink: Nate Tenbrink, who was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the seventh round, struggled last week as he went 0-for-17 with one RBI, five runs scored and three stolen base for the Everett Aqua Sox in the Class A Short-Season Northwest League... The third baseman drove in his lone RBI of the week on a sacrifice fly against Tri-City on Thursday... In 50 games, Tenbrink is hitting .200 with six doubles, five home runs, 20 RBI and is 23-for-27 in stolen base attempts... He is currently tied for seventh in the league in home runs and is first in stolen bases with 23, five steals better than second place...
Byron Wiley: Byron Wiley, a 22nd-round pick by the Cincinnati Reds, continues to raise his average for the Billings Mustangs of the Rookie Pioneer League... The outfielder recorded a 7-for-12 week with three doubles, one home run, four RBI and five runs scored... Against
Daniel Edwards (25th round, Philadelphia Phillies) has not signed.
Other K-State Pros
Adam Cowart: Playing for Double A Connecticut of the Eastern League, Adam Cowart appeared in two games last week... Against
Eric Eymann: A 2005 draft pick by the Cincinnati Reds, Eric Eymann was 5-for-22 with one home run, three RBI and four runs scored last week for Double A
Jared Goedert: Jared Goedert, playing for the Kinston Indians in the Class A Advanced Carolina League, raised his average after he went 9-for-23 with one double, one home run, six RBI and seven runs scored... The third baseman has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, including a 2-for-3 effort against
Steve Murphy: Playing for Double A Frisco in the Texas League, Steve Murphy went 7-for-25 last week with one double, one triple, one home run, two RBI and six runs scored... A 2005 draft pick by the Texas Rangers, Murphy recorded three-straight two-hit games at
Eli Rumler: A 2007 draft pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Eli Rumler went 4-for-17 during the week with two RBI and one run scored... Playing for Class A South Bend in the Midwest League, Rumler’s average sits at .226 with 15 doubles, three home runs and 27 RBI...
Carlos Torres: Carlos Torres a 2004 draft pick by the Chicago White Sox, has now seen action in seven games for Triple A Charlotte, including two relief appearances last week... Torres, who was called back up from Double A Birmingham on July 28, allowed one run on four hits, while walking one and striking out two at Syracuse on Wednesday... On Saturday, the right-handed pitcher threw one scoreless inning, recording one walk and one strikeout at