July 30, 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
A senior for the 2013 season, Witt recorded five hits, three RBI and a pair of steals in five games last week for the San Luis Obispo Blues… The Hawthorn Woods, Ill., product is hitting .250 (23-for-92) in 29 games this summer with five doubles, 16 walks and 10 RBI to go along with 13 steals, while he is reaching base at a .369 mark… San Luis Obispo finished the regular season with a 33-16 overall record, including a 20-10 mark in CCL play… The Blues begin play in the National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series on Tuesday against the Wichita Prospects at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita.
Cape Cod League
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… King is tied for fifth in the league in doubles… Falmouth is second in the western division at 17-19.
Perfect Game Collegiate League
Jake Doller pitched three times last week for the Glens Falls Golden Eagles… The right-hander struggled on Wednesday against Cooperstown, allowing three runs without recording an out, but he bounced back two days later against Amsterdam as he tossed two shutout innings with a pair of strikeouts… He also allowed two runs on three hits against Oneonta on Saturday… In 18 games this summer, Doller holds a 2-1 record and a 4.36 ERA, allowing 16 earned runs on 36 hits with eight walks and 23 strikeouts in 33.0 innings… A two-time player of the week, Ross Kivett played in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game on Tuesday, his final appearance of the summer… 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, leads the league in batting average, on-base percentage (.497), hits and steals, while he is second in runs scored (41) and slugging percentage (.566), and third in total bases (86)… Glens Falls is in third place with a 25-20 record.
Texas Collegiate League
Juniors-to-be Blair DeBord, Gerardo Esquivel and RJ Santigate are playing for the East Texas Pump Jacks… DeBord played in two games last week, including Friday against Brazos Valley when he went 1-for-4 with a double, while Santigate singled at Alexandria on Tuesday and tripled against Brazos Valley on Sunday… Esquivel pitched in two games, taking the loss on Wednesday against Acadiana after allowing a run and two walks with three strikeouts in 1.2 innings… The right-hander bounced back on Friday against Brazos Valley when he tossed a scoreless inning… In 24 games this summer, DeBord is hitting .167 (12-for-72) with five doubles and four RBI… A TCL All-Star, Santigate is .261 (37-for-142) with three doubles, two triples and 12 RBI in 41 games… Esquivel, who was also an all-star, holds a 2-1 record and a 1.65 ERA in 21 games… The Pump Jacks lead the TCL with a 33-14 record, five games ahead of Brazos Valley.
Walter Johnson Baseball League
Sophomores-to-be Kyle Speer, Nate Williams and Robert Youngdahl led the Topeka Golden Giants to the Walter Johnson Baseball League regular-season championship with a 22-10 league record and a 31-13 mark overall… The Golden Giants lost their final tune-up game before the National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series on Tuesday, dropping the final game of the Mid-Kansas Collegiate NBC Qualifier to the Kansas Cannons, 11-8… Topeka had already qualified for the NBC World Series after winning the regular-season title… The Golden Giants open play at the world series on Monday against the Plaza Tire Capahas… Williams finished the regular season with a 4-0 record and a 3.95 ERA, tallying 23 walks and 41 strikeouts in 43.1 innings… Speer hit .328 (20-for-61) during the regular season with seven doubles, three triples and 12 RBI, while he got on base at a .523 clip in 22 games… Youngdahl was 1-1 with a 9.49 ERA in four appearances… He also saw 31 plate appearances, going 7-for-24 (.292) with a triple and six RBI, while working six walks and scoring seven runs.
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James Allen (Low A: Dayton/Cincinnati): A reliever turned starter, Allen registered another outstanding performance on Thursday for the Dayton Dragons of the Low A Midwest League… A seventh-round pick by Cincinnati in 2011, Allen tossed seven shutout innings at Great Lakes, allowing just one run with a walk and two strikeouts… The right-hander retired the first 14 batters he faced and did not allow a hit until the seventh inning… Additionally, the right-hander did not see a runner pass first base and faced just one over the minimum… Over his last two starts, Allen has allowed just one run in 14 innings, good for a 0.64 ERA… In 27 games this season, including five starts, Allen holds a 7-3 record and a 3.43 ERA, allowing 30 earned runs on 66 hits in 78.2 innings to go along with 25 walks and 62 strikeouts… The Dragons are in eighth place in the eastern division during the second half at 13-22, while they hold an overall record of 43-62.
Allen's page on MiLB.com | Allen delivers one-hit outing
Kayvon Bahramzadeh (Rookie Arizona League: AZL Athletics/Oakland): Bahramzadeh, a 24th-round selection this year by Oakland, has not pitched since last Monday for the AZL Athletics of the Rookie Arizona League… The right-hander holds a 1-1 record and a 10.06 ERA in seven games, which includes four starts, while he has issued just three walks and struck out 24 batters… The AZL Athletics lead the east division at 21-9, one game ahead of the AZL Cubs.
Bahramzadeh's page on MiLB.com
Justin Bloxom (Double A: Harrisburg/Washington): Bloxom continues to be the everyday third baseman for the Harrisburg Senators of the Double A Eastern League… A 2009 draft pick by Washington, Bloxom doubled against New Hampshire on Wednesday before recording base hits at Trenton on Saturday and Sunday… Bloxom is hitting .220 (29-for-132) in 38 games at the Double A level with six doubles, five home runs and 13 RBI… He was hitting .259 with 13 doubles, 12 homers and 34 RBI for High A Potomac before being promoted… His 12 homers for the P-Nats are still tied for 10th in the Carolina League… Harrisburg is in fifth place in the Eastern League Western Division at 52-57.
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, ended his week with a pair of multi-hit games for the Bristol White Sox of the Rookie Appalachian League… The shortstop singled and walked on Thursday at Kingsport before going 2-for-3 with a RBI against the Mets on Saturday… He also tallied two hits against Elizabethton on Sunday… In 20 games this season, Brown is hitting .200 (13-for-65) with two doubles and four RBI… The White Sox are in fifth place in the west division with a 10-25 record.
Brown's page on MiLB.com
Jared Goedert (Triple A: Columbus/Cleveland): Goedert has continued a streak of 25-straight games reaching base safely for the Columbus Clippers of the International League… A ninth-round pick by Cleveland in 2006, Goedert has a hit in each of the last 13 games, including Thursday against Toledo when he went 4-for-5 with three doubles and two RBI and Friday when he was 3-for-4 with two more runs driven in… He also recorded a pair of hits, including a home run, with two RBI against Rochester on Saturday… Goedert is hitting .326 in 59 games at the Triple A level with 15 doubles, 10 home runs and 47 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… Columbus is in second place in the International League West Division at 59-51.
Goedert's page on MiLB.com
Wade Hinkle (Rookie: Orem/Los Angeles AL): A 27th-round selection by the Los Angeles Angels in this year’s draft, Hinkle continues to shine in the Pioneer League as he has a hit in 11 of his last 12 games for the Orem Owlz… He went 2-for-4 on Wednesday against Missoula and recorded one hit in each of the last three games at Ogden, including a double on Friday and a RBI on Saturday… Hinkle is hitting .326 (44-for-135) in his first 37 games as a professional with 10 doubles, seven home runs and 29 RBI… Hinkle is second in the Pioneer League in runs scored (33), tied for second in home runs, tied for third in walks (25), fourth in OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage; 1.003), tied for fourth in RBI, fifth in total bases (75), sixth in on-base percentage (.447) and slugging percentage (.556), tied for seventh in doubles and 10th in hits… Orem finished the first half of the season in fourth place in the south division at 17-21, while the Owlz are 1-0 during the second half.
Hinkle's page on MiLB.com
Kyle Hunter (Low A: Clinton/Seattle): Hunter, a 31st-round draft pick of Seattle last season, threw in relief just one time last week the Clinton LumberKings of the Low A Midwest League… The left-hander allowed three runs on three hits in 2.1 innings against Quad Cities on Thursday… Hunter holds a 1-5 record and a 3.75 ERA in 28 games out of the bullpen, allowing 24 earned runs in 57.2 innings with only six walks and 49 strikeouts… The LumberKings lead the western division during the second half at 21-14, two games ahead of second-place team Burlington.
Hunter's page on MiLB.com
Carter Jurica (High A: San Jose/San Francisco): Jurica has six hits over the last five games for the San Jose Giants of the High A California League… A third-round selection by San Francisco in 2010, Jurica singled and scored at Bakersfield on Thursday before going 3-for-5 with a RBI on Friday at Modesto… He also singled against the Nuts on Saturday before doubling and driving in two runs on Sunday… In 76 games this season, Jurica is hitting .287 with 12 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 38 RBI… The Giants are in fourth place in the north division at 16-21 during the second half and are 54-53 overall.
Jurica's page on MiLB.com
Jason King (Low A: West Michigan/Detroit): A fourth-round pick by Detroit last season, King has reeled off four-straight multi-hit games for the West Michigan Whitecaps of the Low A Midwest League… The third baseman began his streak on Wednesday at Lake County when he was 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI… He then tallied four-straight two-hit games – two against Lake County and two against Bowling Green… He doubled on both Thursday and Sunday, while he tallied a RBI on Friday… King is hitting .255 in 55 games this season with 13 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 21 RBI… The Whitecaps are tied for fourth place in the eastern division at 18-17 during the second half and are four games out of first place… West Michigan holds 54-51 overall record.
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 singled and drove in a run against Eugene on Tuesday, while he also tallied a base hit against the Emeralds on Thursday and drove in a run at Everett on Saturday… Klein is hitting .244 (19-for-78) in 24 games this season with four doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI… His four homers are tied for 10th in the Northwest League… The Canadians are tied for third in the west division during the second half at 3-4 and are 25-19 overall.
Klein's page on MiLB.com
Evan Marshall (Double A: Mobile/Arizona): Marshall, a fourth-round selection by the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, came out of the bullpen twice last week for the Mobile BayBears of the Double A Southern League… The right-hander tossed a scoreless inning with a strikeout on Friday at Mississippi, while he also turned in a scoreless frame Sunday at Jacksonville… Arizona’s Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June, Marshall holds a 5-1 record with a 1.91 ERA and 16 saves, which ranks third in the Southern League… Marshall has allowed just eight earned runs on 38 hits in 37.2 innings with eight walks and 20 strikeouts… Mobile, which won the first-half south division title, is in fifth place in the south division at 14-22 during the second half.
Marshall's page on MiLB.com
Nick Martini (Low A: Quad Cities/St. Louis): Martini, a seventh-round selection of St. Louis last year, played in four games last week for the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Low A Midwest League… The outfielder went 0-for-4 in his first three games before picking up a double at Kane County on Sunday… Martini is hitting .240 in 99 games this season with 12 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 41 RBI… The Crystal Lake, Ill., product ranks second in the Midwest League runs scored (68), while he is tied for third in walks (59)… Quad Cities is fifth in the western division during the second half with a 17-18 mark and is 51-53 overall.
Martini's page on MiLB.com
A.J. Morris (High A: Daytona/Chicago NL): Morris has turned into the closer for the Daytona Cubs of the High A Florida State League as he has saves in each of his last three outings… A fourth-round draft choice of Washington in 2009, Morris tossed two innings, giving up one run with a walk and three strikeouts, but picked up the save at Brevard County on Tuesday… He then threw a scoreless frame at Bradenton on Friday before shutting out the Marauders over 1.2 innings on Sunday… In 31 games this season, Morris is 4-2 with a 2.75 ERA and three saves… The right-hander has allowed 12 earned runs on 27 hits in 39.1 innings to go along with 12 walks and 32 strikeouts… The Cubs are 16-21 during the second half and 46-59 overall.
Morris' page on MiLB.com
Nate Tenbrink (Double A: Jackson/Seattle): Tenbrink played in four games last week for the Jackson Generals of the Double A Southern League… A seventh-round pick by the Seattle Mariners in 2008, Tenbrink went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI against Montgomery on Thursday, while he also singled against the Biscuits on Saturday… Tenbrink is hitting .274 (20-for-73) in 22 games in Double A this season with seven doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI… He 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 captured the first-half north division title, are in second place during the second half with a 19-16 record.
Tenbrink's page on MiLB.com
Carlos Torres (MLB: Colorado): Torres continues to shine out of the bullpen for the Colorado Rockies… Following his three shutout innings last Monday, Torres worked 2.2 innings, allowing just one hit and striking out five batters, including the first three he faced… A 15th-round pick of the White Sox in 2004, Torres is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in 11 appearances for the Rockies, allowing just three runs on six hits with nine walks and 16 strikeouts in 18.0 innings… He has not surrendered a run since June 1, which spans seven outings… Colorado is fifth in the National League West Division at 37-63… Torres has pitched in 14 games for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple A) with 13 starts, holding a 5-4 record and a 3.98 ERA.
Torres' page on MLB.com | Torres tough in relief | Torres' dominant relief