K-State Summer Baseball Update: August 13

Carter Jurica (San Jose Giants)

Aug. 13, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Each week throughout the summer, k-statesports.com takes look at current and former Wildcats in collegiate summer leagues and in the professional ranks.

Cape Cod League
Jared King, a junior for the 2013 season, concluded his summer playing for the Falmouth Commodores… In 25 games, King hit .308 (33-for-107) with 10 doubles, three home runs and seven RBI… Falmouth finished the regular season in third place in the western division with a 21-23 record and was swept in the first round of the playoffs.

California Collegiate League
Tanner Witt and the San Luis Obispo Blues won their first game of the NBC World Series against the Wichita Prospects, 6-5, but fell 1-0 to Greeley and 5-1 to Impact Sports in the next two games to be eliminated from the tournament… Witt was 3-for-13 with a walk and two runs scored in the three games during the NBC World Series following a regular season in which he hit .250 with five doubles and 10 RBI.

Perfect Game Collegiate League
Jake Doller helped the Glens Falls Golden Eagles reach the PGCBL Championship Series, but they were swept in a three-game series by Amsterdam… Doller pitched in the first game of the series, tossing the final 0.2 innings and allowing two runs on two hits with a walk and two strikeouts… In 19 regular season games, Doller was 3-1 with a 4.28 ERA, allowing 16 earned runs on 37 hits with 10 walks and 23 strikeouts in 33.2 innings… A two-time player of the week, Ross Kivett played in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game three weeks ago, which was his final appearance of the summer due to a previously scheduled trip to the Olympics… The Broadview Heights, Ohio, native finished the summer with a .401 (61-for-152) average with 10 doubles, three triples, three homers, 29 RBI and a league-record 37 steals… Kivett, who set the team record for hits and the league record for steals, won the batting title, while he was also first in on-base percentage (.497), hits (61) and steals (37), and he was third in slugging percentage (.566), and fourth in runs scored (41) and total bases (86)… Glens Falls finished the regular season with a 27-20 record to finish second.

Texas Collegiate League
Juniors-to-be Blair DeBord, Gerardo Esquivel and RJ Santigate helped the league-leading East Texas Pump Jacks go 3-3 last week to finish out the regular season and will play the TCL Championship Series beginning Monday… Santigate tallied a pair of three-hit games – against Victoria on Monday with a RBI and against Brazos Valley on Wednesday with three RBI… The third baseman also drove in two runs and tripled against Alexandria on Sunday… DeBord singled and drove in a run in his only game Monday against Victoria, while Esquivel did not allow an earned run over four innings, which spanned three appearances… In 52 regular-season games this summer, Santigate hit .270 (50-for-185) with three doubles, two triples and 18 RBI to go along with 28 walks and 25 runs scored… DeBord hit at a .170 clip with five doubles and seven RBI in 29 games… Esquivel, who was used solely as a reliever, held a 2-1 record and a 1.89 ERA in 26 games with 10 walks and 34 strikeouts.

Walter Johnson Baseball League
Sophomore Nate Williams led the Topeka Golden Giants to their only win in the NBC World Series… He finished the year 6-0 with a 3.52 ERA… Sophomore Kyle Speer hit .328 with a double, four home runs and 19 RBI, but did not play in the NBC World Series… Another sophomore, Robert Youngdahl, went 1-1 on the mound with a 9.49 ERA, while he hit .292 with a triple and six RBI.

K-State Pros
James Allen (Low A: Dayton/Cincinnati): A former reliever who is now a starter, Allen went six innings in his only start last week for the Dayton Dragons of the Low A Midwest League… Allen, a seventh-round pick by Cincinnati in 2011, surrendered three runs on five hits but struck out five batters and did not issue a walk… Since his first start on July 3, Allen has averaged five strikeouts per game, while he has totaled just four walks in his last six starts… In 30 games this season, including eight starts, Allen holds a 7-3 record and a 3.76 ERA, allowing 40 earned runs on 84 hits in 95.2 innings to go along with 27 walks and 81 strikeouts… The Dragons are tied for seventh in the eastern division at 21-26 during the second half, while they are 51-66 overall.
Allen's page on MiLB.com

Kayvon Bahramzadeh (Rookie Arizona League: AZL Athletics/Oakland): Bahramzadeh, a 24th-round selection this year by Oakland, started one game last week for the AZL Athletics of the Rookie Arizona League… The Tucson, Ariz., product allowed three runs on five hits in three innings of work… In 10 games, including seven starts, the right-hander is 1-1 with an 8.36 ERA, while he has issued just four walks and struck out 32 batters in 28 innings… His 32 strikeouts are third in the AZL among pitchers that have thrown 30 or fewer innings… The AZL Athletics lead the eastern division at 29-13, one game ahead of the AZL Cubs.
Bahramzadeh's page on MiLB.com

Justin Bloxom (Double A: Harrisburg/Washington): A 2009 draft pick by Washington, Bloxom recorded hits in five of his six games last week for the Harrisburg Senators of the Double A Eastern League… A first baseman at K-State that now plays third base in the pros, Bloxom had one hit in four of his first five games of the week, including a double on Friday and a solo home run on Saturday against Binghamton, while he went 2-for-4 with a RBI Sunday against the Mets… Bloxom is hitting .244 with nine doubles, six home runs and 15 RBI in 49 games at the Double A level… He was hitting .259 with 13 doubles, 12 homers and 34 RBI for High A Potomac before being promoted… The Senators are fifth in the Eastern League Western Division with a 56-65 mark.
Bloxom's page on MiLB.com

Jake Brown (Rookie: Bristol/Chicago AL): Brown, a 30th-round selection in this year’s draft by the Chicago White Sox, played in seven games last week for the Bristol White Sox of the Rookie Appalachian League, including a great game offensively on Wednesday against Kingston… The shortstop went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a RBI to help lead Bristol to a 3-2 victory over the Mets… He also had a RBI on Monday and singled on Tuesday and Saturday… In 31 games this season, Brown is hitting .235 (24-for-102) with four doubles and six RBI, while he has drawn 20 walks… The White Sox are 13-33 this season.
Brown's page on MiLB.com
Jared Goedert (Triple A: Columbus/Cleveland): A ninth-round selection by Cleveland in 2006, Goedert recorded a pair of hits last week for the Columbus Clippers of the International League… The outfielder singled at Durham on both Monday and Wednesday… Goedert is hitting .292 with 15 doubles, 10 home runs and 47 RBI in 68 games with the Clippers this season… He began 2012 playing in Double A playing for Akron, hitting .395 (49-for-124) with 10 doubles, one triple, five homers and 17 RBI in 35 games… Columbus is in second place in the International League West Division at 64-59 and is 2.5 games back in the wild card race.
Goedert's page on MiLB.com

Wade Hinkle (Rookie: Orem/Los Angeles AL): A 27th-round selection by the Los Angeles Angels this year, Hinkle collected hits in all five games in which he had an at-bat last week for the Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League… In doing so, he now has a hit in 21 of his last 24 games… The first baseman tallied a two-hit game at Idaho Falls on Thursday before a homer and two RBI against the Chukars on Friday… Hinkle is hitting .319 in 50 games this season with 12 doubles, 10 home runs and 40 RBI… He ranks second in the Pioneer League in runs scored (44), home runs and total bases (100), is tied for fourth in walks (30), tied for fifth in RBI, ranks fifth in OBP (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage; .979), sixth in slugging percentage (.549), seventh in on-base percentage (.429), 10th in hits (58) and 11th in batting average… Orem leads the south division during the second half with a 9-5 record and holds a 26-26 record overall.
Hinkle's page on MiLB.com

Kyle Hunter (Low A: Clinton/Seattle): Hunter, a 31st-round draft pick of Seattle last season, saw three appearances out of the bullpen and picked up two wins last week for the Clinton LumberKings of the Low A Midwest League… The left-hander allowed a run over two innings with a strikeout on Monday at Peoria to earn his second win of the season… He also allowed an unearned run in 2.1 innings with a pair of strikeouts on Thursday before taking the win Sunday at Wisconsin with four scoreless innings, allowing one hit… In 33 games this season, Hunter holds a 3-5 record with a 3.22 ERA, allowing 26 earned runs in 72.2 innings with only eight walks and 61 strikeouts… The LumberKings lead the western division during the second half with a 30-19 record, four games ahead of a three-way tie for second place… Clinton is 53-64 overall.
Hunter's page on MiLB.com

Carter Jurica (High A: San Jose/San Francisco): A third-round pick by San Francisco in 2010, Jurica carded four multi-hit games in six contests last week for the San Jose Giants of the High A California League… The shortstop began his week on fire, going 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI at Stockton on Tuesday before a two-hit game against the Ports on Thursday… On Saturday against Lancaster, Jurica recorded another three hits with a RBI, while he was 2-for-4 with a double to close out the week… In 88 games this season, Jurica is hitting .302 with 14 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 46 RBI… The Giants are in third place during the second half with a 24-25 record, three games back of first-place Modesto… The Giants are 62-57 overall and lead the north division wild card race by one game.
Jurica's page on MiLB.com

Jason King (Low A: West Michigan/Detroit): A fourth-round pick by Detroit last season, King came away with three hits last week for the West Michigan Whitecaps of the Low A Midwest League… The third baseman was 2-for-5 with a RBI at Lansing on Monday and closed his week Sunday with a single at Bowling Green… In 69 games this season, King is hitting .249 with 16 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 23 RBI… The Whitecaps are in sixth place in the eastern division during the second half with a 24-25 record, while West Michigan is 60-59 overall.
King's page on MiLB.com

Dan Klein (Class A Short-Season: Vancouver/Toronto): A 28th-round pick by Toronto this year, Klein played in four games last week for the Vancouver Canadians of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League… The catcher recorded hits in his final two games of the week, including a double against Yakima on Saturday… Klein is hitting .227 (22-for-97) in 31 games with five doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI… The Canadians are atop the west division standings during the second half with a 12-8 record and are 34-23 overall.
Klein's page on MiLB.com
Evan Marshall (Double A: Mobile/Arizona): Marshall, a fourth-round selection by the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, went 1-1 in three outings last week for the Mobile BayBears of the Double A Southern League… The right-hander suffered the loss on Tuesday at Birmingham when he allowed a pair of runs in 0.2 innings with two hits, two walks and a strikeout… He was able to bounce back in his next appearance on Saturday when he earned the win at Jacksonville by allowing an unearned run on three hits in one inning… On Sunday, he allowed three runs in 0.2 innings… In 38 games, Marshall holds a 6-2 record and a 3.21 ERA with 16 saves… Arizona’s Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June has allowed 15 earned runs on 49 hits in 42.0 innings with 13 walks and 23 strikeouts… Mobile, which won the first-half south division title, is 20-30 during the second half and 60-60 overall.
Marshall's page on MiLB.com

Nick Martini (Low A: Quad Cities/St. Louis): Martini, a seventh-round selection of St. Louis last year, had five hits in six games last week for the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Low A Midwest League… He had singles at Burlington on Monday and Tuesday, including a RBI in the second game against the Bees… The outfielder then recorded two hits, including a double, on Wednesday at Beloit and also singled against the Snappers on Thursday… Martini is hitting .248 in 112 games this season with 17 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 44 RBI… He ranks fourth in the Midwest League in walks (63), while he is fifth in runs scored (73)… Quad Cities is in sixth place in the western division during the second half with a 23-26 record, while the River Bandits are 58-60 overall.
Martini's page on MiLB.com

A.J. Morris (High A: Daytona/Chicago NL): A 2009 draft choice by Washington, Morris tossed two scoreless innings in his only appearance last week for the Daytona Cubs of the High A Florida State League… Now the full-time closer for Daytona, Morris worked around three hits and a walk against Lakeland on Tuesday… The right-hander holds a 4-2 record and a 2.44 ERA with four saves in 34 relief appearances this season… He has allowed 12 earned runs on 31 hits in 44.1 innings to go along with 14 walks and 35 strikeouts… The Cubs are 22-26 during the second half and are 52-64 overall.
Morris' page on MiLB.com
Nate Tenbrink (Double A: Jackson/Seattle): Tenbrink had five hits, including a three-hit game, in four contests last week for the Jackson Generals of the Double A Southern League… A seventh-round pick by the Seattle Mariners in 2008, Tenbrink began his week by going 3-for-3 with a double and a RBI against Tennessee on Tuesday, while he singled at Montgomery on Thursday and tripled against the Biscuits on Saturday… Tenbrink is hitting .293 (29-for-99) in 31 games at the Double A level with eight doubles, two triples, six home runs and 19 RBI… The third baseman started his season late due to off-season surgery and played in one game for the AZL Mariners on a rehab assignment, going 4-for-4 with a triple and two RBI… The Generals, who won the first-half north division title, are in second place during the second half at 26-23, just 1.5 games behind first-place Chattanooga… Jackson is a Southern League-best 68-51 overall.
Tenbrink's page on MiLB.com

Carlos Torres (MLB: Colorado): Torres pitched twice in relief last week for the Colorado Rockies… The right-hander suffered the loss Thursday at the Los Angeles Dodgers when he allowed three earned runs on five hits with two walks and a strikeout in two innings… He was able to rebound on Sunday at San Francisco when he allowed just one run on one hit in two innings… Against the Giants, Torres picked up his first Major League hit as he singled and drove in a run in the sixth inning… A 15th-round pick of the White Sox in 2004, Torres is 1-1 with a 4.39 ERA in 16 outings for the Rockies, allowing 13 earned runs on 20 hits with 15 walks and 20 strikeouts in 26.2 innings… The Rockies are fifth in the National League West Division with a 41-71 record… Torres has pitched in 14 games for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple A) this season with 13 starts, holding a 5-4 record and a 3.98 ERA.
Torres' page on MLB.com  |  Torres' RBI single