K-State Summer Baseball Update: August 20

Jake Brown

Aug. 20, 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.

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.

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.

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 four 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 en route to being named the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Player of the Year… 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 East Texas Pump Jacks earn its first Texas Collegiate League Championship by picking up a 7-4 come-from-behind victory over Victoria in the third and final game of the championship series on Wednesday… Esquivel pitched in all three games during the championship series, combining for 2.1 scoreless innings and allowing just one hit with a walk and two strikeouts… Santigate was 2-for-9 in the series with three walks and two runs scored, while DeBord did not play in the series… In 55 games this summer, Santigate hit .268 (52-for-194) with three doubles, three triples and 18 RBI to go along with 31 walks and 27 runs scored… Esquivel went 2-1 with a 1.77 ERA and one save in 29 relief appearances… The right-hander allowed seven earned runs on 29 hits with 11 walks and 36 strikeouts in 35.2 innings… DeBord hit at a .170 clip with five doubles and seven RBI in 29 games.

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): Allen, a former reliever who is now a starter, suffered the loss in his only outing last week for the Dayton Dragons of the Low A Midwest League… A seventh-round pick by Cincinnati in 2011, Allen gave up five runs on seven hits in five innings of work on Saturday at Fort Wayne to drop his fourth game of the year but only the second in his nine starts… However, the right-hander did strike out six more batters as, since his first start on July 3, Allen has averaged over five strikeouts per game… In 31 games this season, including nine starts, Allen holds a 7-4 record and a 4.02 ERA, allowing 45 earned runs on 91 hits in 100.2 innings to go along with 30 walks and 87 strikeouts… Dayton is 24-31 during the second half, while the Dragons are 53-70 overall.
Allen's page on MiLB.com

Kayvon Bahramzadeh (Rookie: AZL Athletics/Oakland): A 24th-round selection this year by Oakland, Bahramzadeh was solid in a pair of three-inning starts last week for the AZL Athletics of the Rookie Arizona League… A product of Tucson, Ariz., Bahramzadeh allowed just one run on three hits and struck out five batters in a start at the AZL Padres on Tuesday… He then gave up two runs in three innings with another five fanned batters on Sunday against the AZL Indians… In 12 games, including nine starts, Bahramzadeh is 1-1 with a 7.68 ERA, while he has issued just six walks and struck out 42 batters in 34 innings… His 42 strikeouts are 12th overall in the AZL and second among pitchers that have thrown fewer than 35 innings… The AZL Athletics continue to lead the eastern division with a 34-13 record, 3.5 games ahead of the AZL Cubs.
Bahramzadeh's page on MiLB.com

Justin Bloxom (Double A: Harrisburg/Washington): Bloxom, a 2009 draft pick by Washington, came away with five hits in six games last week for the Harrisburg Senators of the Double A Eastern League… The third baseman began his week with two hits against Akron on Monday, while he had hits in three-straight games from Thursday to Saturday, including a double on Friday at Erie… In 55 games at the Double A level, Bloxom is hitting .238 with 10 doubles, six home runs and 15 RBI… He was hitting .259 with 13 doubles, 12 homers and 34 RBI for High A Potomac before being promoted… Harrisburg is fifth in the Eastern League Western Division at 59-68.
Bloxom's page on MiLB.com

Jake Brown (Rookie: Bristol/Chicago AL): A 30th-round selection in this year’s draft by the Chicago White Sox, Brown had two multi-hit games in eight contests last week for the Bristol White Sox of the Rookie Appalachian League… The shortstop collected three hits and drove in a run on Wednesday at Greeneville, hit a triple and drove in three runs the next day against the Astros, while he had a two-hit game at Pulaski in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday… Brown is hitting .242 in 39 games as a professional with four doubles, one triple and 10 RBI… The Russell, Kan., product has also drawn 22 walks and scored 16 runs… The White Sox are 15-39 this season.
Brown's page on MiLB.com
Jared Goedert (Triple A: Columbus/Cleveland): Goedert, a ninth-round selection by Cleveland in 2006, had four hits in four games last week for the Columbus Clippers of the International League… He began his week with two hits, including a home run, and two RBI on Wednesday against Durham, while he singled at Louisville on Saturday and Sunday, and drove in a run against the Bats to close out the week… In 72 games with Columbus, Goedert is hitting .292 with 15 doubles, 11 home runs and 50 RBI… He began 2012 playing for Double A Akron, hitting .395 (49-for-124) with 10 doubles, one triple, five homers and 17 RBI in 35 games… The Clippers are in second place in the International League West Division with a 66-63 record, while they are 3.5 games back in the wild card race.
Goedert's page on MiLB.com

Wade Hinkle (Rookie: Orem/Los Angeles AL): Hinkle, a 27th-round selection by the Los Angeles Angels this year, recorded hits in five of his six games last week – including three multi-hit games – for the Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League… Hinkle, who now has a hit in 26 of his last 30 games, began the week by going 2-for-4 with a RBI against Great Falls on Monday… Following a solo homer on Wednesday against the Voyagers, Hinkle was 2-for-4 with a RBI and three runs scored on Saturday against Helena, while he went 2-for-3 against the Brewers on Sunday… In 56 games this season, Hinkle is hitting .325 with 12 doubles, 11 home runs and 43 RBI to go along with 36 walks and 53 runs scored… The first baseman ranks 10th in the Pioneer League in batting average, while he leads the league in runs scored, ranks second in home runs, is tied for third in total bases (111) and walks, ranks fifth in on-base percentage (.439) and OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage; .986), seventh in RBI and eighth in slugging percentage (.547)… The Owlz lead the south division during the second half at 13-8 and are 30-29 overall.
Hinkle's page on MiLB.com

Kyle Hunter (Low A: Clinton/Seattle): A 31st-round draft pick of Seattle last season, Hunter saw time in one game last week for the Clinton LumberKings of the Low A Midwest League… The left-hander allowed a run on three hits over 2.2 innings on Saturday against Cedar Rapids… In 34 games this season, Hunter holds a 3-5 record with a 3.23 ERA, allowing 27 earned runs in 75.1 innings with only eight walks and 62 strikeouts… Clinton leads the western division during the second half with a 34-21 mark, three games ahead of second-place Burlington… The LumberKings are 57-66 overall.
Hunter's page on MiLB.com

Carter Jurica (High A: San Jose/San Francisco): Jurica, a third-round pick by San Francisco in 2010, played in six games last week for the San Jose Giants of the High A California League… The shortstop began his week with a pair of multi-hit games, going 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI on Tuesday against Bakersfield and 3-for-5 with another double and RBI on Wednesday against the Blaze… He also singled and scored two runs to close out his week at Stockton… Jurica is hitting .295 in 94 games this season with 16 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 49 RBI… San Jose has moved into second place in the north division with a 29-26 record, three games behind first-place Modesto… The Giants are 67-58 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): King, a fourth-round pick by Detroit last season, tallied six hits in six games last week for the West Michigan Whitecaps of the Low A Midwest League… The third baseman went 3-for-4 with a double at Bowling Green on Monday, while he doubled at South Bend on Friday and hit a two-run homer Sunday at Great Lakes… King is hitting .251 in 75 games this season with 18 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 25 RBI… West Michigan is in sixth place in the eastern division during the second half at 27-28, while the Whitecaps are 63-62 overall.
King's page on MiLB.com

Dan Klein (Class A Short-Season: Vancouver/Toronto): Klein, a 28th-round pick by Toronto this year, had two hits in his three games last week for the Vancouver Canadians of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League… The catcher singled on both Tuesday against Yakima and Thursday against Everett… In 34 games this season, Klein is hitting .226 (24-for-106) with five doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI… Vancouver leads the west division during the second half with a 17-10 record, two games ahead of second-place Eugene… The Canadians are 39-25 overall.
Klein's page on MiLB.com
Evan Marshall (Double A: Mobile/Arizona): A fourth-round selection by the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, Marshall pitched in one game last week for the Mobile BayBears of the Double A Southern League… The right-hander lasted just 0.2 innings on Saturday against Pensacola, allowing two runs on two hits… Marshall holds a 6-2 record and a 3.59 ERA with 16 saves in 39 games this season… Arizona’s Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June has allowed 17 earned runs on 51 hits in 42.2 innings with 13 walks and 23 strikeouts… The BayBears, who won the first-half south division title, are 23-32 during the second half and 63-62 overall.
Marshall's page on MiLB.com

Nick Martini (Low A: Quad Cities/St. Louis): A seventh-round selection of St. Louis last year, Martini tallied four multi-hit games in five contests last week for the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Low A Midwest League… Following a 0-for-4 effort on Monday, the outfielder recorded a pair of hits on Tuesday and Thursday, including a pair of doubles at Cedar Rapids on Thursday… He followed that with three singles against the Kernels the next day before closing out his week on Friday with a two-hit effort with another double and a RBI… In 116 games this season, Martini is hitting .258 with 20 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 46 RBI… He ranks fifth in the Midwest League in walks (63), while he is sixth in runs scored (74)… The River Bandits are in fifth place in the western division during the second half at 27-28, while they are an even 62-62 overall.
Martini's page on MiLB.com

A.J. Morris (High A: Daytona/Chicago NL): Morris, a 2009 draft choice by Washington, Morris picked up the win in his only appearance last week for the Daytona Cubs of the High A Florida State League… The right-hander tossed two no-hit innings with a strikeout on Wednesday at Lakeland to earn his fifth victory of the season… In 35 games – all out of the bullpen – Morris is 5-2 with a 2.33 ERA and four saves… The right-hander has allowed 12 earned runs on 31 hits in 46.1 innings to go along with 14 walks and 36 strikeouts… Daytona is 23-29 during the second half and 53-67 overall.
Morris' page on MiLB.com
Nate Tenbrink (Double A: Jackson/Seattle): A seventh-round draft pick in 2008 by Seattle, Tenbrink carded a pair of multi-hit games last week for the Jackson Generals of the Double A Southern League… The third baseman went 2-for-4 with a solo homer on Thursday against Mississippi, while he came back with a three-hit contest, including a triple, with a RBI against the Braves on Thursday… In 36 games at the Double A level this season, Tenbrink is hitting .298 (36-for-121) with eight doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 21 RBI… Tenbrink 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… Jackson, which won the first-half north division title, is in second place during the second half at 30-25, while the Generals are a Southern League-best 72-53 overall.
Tenbrink's page on MiLB.com

Carlos Torres (MLB: Colorado): Torres came out of the bullpen for a pair of relief outings last week for the Colorado Rockies… The right-hander surrendered two runs on two hits with a walk against Milwaukee on Wednesday, but he was able to get out of the fifth inning by picking Nyjer Morgan off second base for the final out… On Saturday, Torres tossed two scoreless innings against Miami, working around three hits and striking out two batters… A 15th-round pick of the White Sox in 2004, Torres is 1-1 with a 4.35 ERA in 18 outings for the Rockies, allowing 15 earned runs on 25 hits with 16 walks and 22 strikeouts in 31.0 innings… Colorado is fifth in the National League West Division at 46-73… 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 picks off Morgan