Alumni In The Pros: Wednesday Action

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July 23, 2014 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ RF Charlie Blackmon (.304) went 2-for-5 with an RBI single.
  • Phillies’ RF Marlon Byrd (.266) was 1-for-4 with an RBI single.

Alumni In Nippon Professional Baseball

  • LF Matt Murton (.326) was 0-for-3 with walk.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

Jacob Esch

Jacob Esch

  • RHP Jacob Esch got the win as Jupiter defeated Lakeland 5-2.  His line: (W,4-4) 7 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.
  • SS Tyler Greene (.301) was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
  • SS Mott Hyde (.252) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • RHP Dusty Isaacs was unable to convert a save opportunity as Elizabethton rallied to beat Bluefield 5-2.  His line: (L,0-1) 1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.267) went 0-for-3.
  • C Mike Nickeas (.226) was 0-for-2 with a walk.
  • 1B Daniel Palka (.254) went 1-for-2 with two walks.
  • 2B Eric Patterson (.302) was 3-for-4 with a double, a two-run homer (10), a walk, a strikeout, and a total of five RBI along with a stolen base (14).
  • 3B Matt Skole (.251) went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • LF Brandon Thomas (.173) was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer (3), a strikeout, and a stolen base (11).
  • CF Kyle Wren (.301) went 3-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.

Alumni In The Korea Baseball Organization

  • LHP Bong Jung-keun earned his 17th save as the LG Twins outscored the Kia Tigers 11-8.  His line: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.

 

Summer Ball: Wednesday Action

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July 23, 2014 action

Cape Cod Baseball League

  • 3B Matt Gonzalez (.281) went 1-for-2 with a double and a strikeout.
  • 1B A.J. Murray (.303) was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • C Arden Pabst (.096) struck out three times.

Coastal Plain League

  • PH/SS Connor Justus (.176) delivered a pinch-hit single in his only trip to the plate.
  • RHP Ben Schniederjans took the loss as Florence beat Columbia 6-4.  His line: (L,4-4) 6 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO.

Valley Baseball League

  • 2B Thomas Smith (.317) was 2-for-5 including a strikeout.

Alumni In The Pros: Tuesday Action

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July 22, 2014 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.302) went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Phillies’ RF Marlon Byrd (.266) was 1-for-6 with an RBI groundout, an RBI double, a walk, and a strikeout.
  • LHP Bruce Chen recorded a historic win as the Royals topped the White Sox 7-1.  His line: (W,2-2) 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR (89 pitches/60 strikes). Chen is now tied with Mariano Rivera for the most career Major League wins by a Panamanian-born pitcher with 82.

Bruce Chen

Bruce Chen

Alumni In Nippon Professional Baseball

  • LF Matt Murton (.329) was 0-for-5.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • LF Brandon Boggs (.243) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • LHP Sam Clay worked to six batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 1 WP.
  • RHP Brandon Cumpton took the loss as Charlotte beat Indianapolis 9-3.  His line: (L,5-2) 4.2 IP, 12 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR (82 pitches/53 strikes).
  • DH Zane Evans (.230) went 0-for-3 with two walks and a strikeout.
  • SS Tyler Greene (.306) was 0-for-2 with a strikeout.
  • SS Mott Hyde (.259) went 2-for-4.
  • Cole Leonida (.265) went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • DH Luke Murton (.272) was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • 2B Eric Patterson (.296) went 0-for-4.
  • RHP Andrew Robinson faced seven batters in relief. His line: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO (33 pitches/21 strikes).
  • PH/3B Matt Skole (.250) drew a pinch-hit walk while batting for Cole Leonida.
  • CF Kyle Wren (.278) was 1-for-5 with a strikeout.

 

Summer Ball: Tuesday Action

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July 22, 2014 action

California Collegiate League

  • 3B Elliott Barzilli (.323) was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Cape Cod Baseball League

  • DH Matt Gonzalez (.277) went 2-for-4 with two two-run singles, a strikeout, and a stolen base (4).
  • 1B A.J. Murray (.313) was 0-for-3 with a walk, an HBP, and a stolen base (5).

Coastal Plain League

  • SS Connor Justus (.167) went 0-for-5 with a strikeout.

Valley Baseball League

  • 2B Thomas Smith (.314) was 2-for-5 including a strikeout.

Alumni In The Pros: Monday Action

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July 21, 2014 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.304) went 1-for-5 with a double.
  • Phillies’ RF Marlon Byrd (.268) was 2-for-5 with a strikeout.

Alumni In Nippon Professional Baseball

  • LF Matt Murton (.334) was 1-for-3.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

Brandon Thomas

Brandon Thomas

  • LF Brandon Boggs (.247) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • 3B/SS Tyler Greene (.308) was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • RHP Tim Gustafson faced four batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO (18 pitches/9 strikes).
  • RHP Josh Heddinger turned in another two inning start.  His line: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.
  • LHP Lee Hyde worked to two batters in relief.  His line: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO.
  • SS Mott Hyde (.250) went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks.
  • DH Luke Murton (.279) was 1-for-4 with an RBI single.  Murton grounded out to the pitcher against Lee Hyde.
  • C Mike Nickeas (.230) went 0-for-1 with a game-tying sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning.
  • LF Daniel Palka (.253) was 2-for-4 with an RBI double, a triple, and a strikeout.
  • 2B Eric Patterson (.300) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.250) was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • LF Brandon Thomas (.167) went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI.  See story.
  • RHP Blake Wood got his second straight win after retiring all six batters he faced in middle relief as Wilmington blanked Lynchburg 1-0.  His line: (W,2-1) 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.
  • CF Kyle Wren (.284) was 2-for-4 with a sacrifice bunt and an RBI double.

 

Summer Ball: Monday Action

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July 21, 2014 action

Connor Justus

Connor Justus

Cape Cod Baseball League

  • 3B Matt Gonzalez (.269) went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a strikeout, and a stolen base (3).
  • 1B A.J. Murray (.320) was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • C Arden Pabst (.102) went 1-for-3.

Coastal Plain League

  • RHP Matthew Gorst went the distance as Asheboro beat Martinsville 11-6 in the opening game of a doubleheader.  His line: (W,2-3) 7 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, 1 WP.
  • SS Connor Justus (.177) went 4-for-7 with a solo home run (1), an HBP, a walk, and a sacrifice bunt during the doubleheader for Asheboro.

Sunbelt Baseball League

  • RF Ryan Peurifoy (.288) was 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Valley Baseball League

  • 2B Thomas Smith (.310) went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.

Alumni In The Pros: Sunday Action

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July 20, 2014 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Phillies’ RF Marlon Byrd (.266) was 2-for-4 with a solo home run (19) and a strikeout.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.231) went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.

Marlon Byrd

Marlon Byrd

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

Kyle Wren

Kyle Wren

  • LF Brandon Boggs (.247) went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.
  • LHP Sam Clay pitched to four batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.
  • C Zane Evans (.233) was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • SS Tyler Greene (.309) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • RHP Tim Gustafson struck out two batters during a 1-2-3 inning in relief.
  • LHP Lee Hyde faced six batters in relief. His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP (27 pitches/14 strikes).
  • SS Mott Hyde (.245) was 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly.
  • C Cole Leonida (.290) went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a walk.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.280) was 1-for-4 with two RBI and a strikeout.
  • C Mike Nickeas (.232) went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and a strikeout.
  • 1B Daniel Palka (.250) was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • LF Eric Patterson (.303) went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer (9) and a walk.
  • RHP Mark Pope worked to three batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO.
  • 3B Matt Skole (.251) was 0-for-6 with three strikeouts.
  • RF Brandon Thomas (.149) went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • CF Kyle Wren (.271) was 2-for-4 with two RBI doubles, a walk, a strikeout, and a stolen base (8).

 

Summer Ball: Sunday Action

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Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith

July 20, 2014 action

Coastal Plain League

  • Connor Justus came in to play shortstop in the ninth inning.

Valley Baseball League

  • LHP Ben Parr was not involved in the decision as Harrisonburg beat Woodstock 6-5 in 11 innings.  His line: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 7 SO (107 pitches/62 strikes).
  • 2B Thomas Smith (.304) was 2-for-5 with a three-run double.

 

Alumni In The Pros: Saturday Action

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July 19, 2014 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.305) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Phillies’ RF Marlon Byrd (.264) was 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.235) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

Alumni In Nippon Professional Baseball

  • Matt Murton was 2-for-3 with an RBI single, a strikeout, and an RBI double as starting leftfielder for the Central League All-Star team.

Matt Murton

Matt Murton

 

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

Dusty Isaacs

Dusty Isaacs

  • LF Brandon Boggs (.241) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • LHP Jed Bradley earned his second straight win as Huntsville shutout Tennessee 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader.  His line: (W,3-4) 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO (73 pitches/48 strikes).
  • SS Tyler Greene (.312) went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a strikeout.
  • RHP Tim Gustafson faced five batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO (16 pitches/8 strikes).
  • SS Mott Hyde (.245) was 0-for-3.
  • RHP Dusty Isaacs pitched out of a bases-loaded situation to earn his fourth save by recording a strikeout and a game-ending groundout as Bluefield held off Pulaski 3-2.
  • DH Luke Murton (.281) was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • 1B Daniel Palka (.252) was 1-for-4 with a walk.
  • LF Eric Patterson (.301) went 3-for-4 with a triple, a walk, and a strikeout.
  • RHP Andrew Robinson struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 inning of relief.
  • 1B/3B Matt Skole (.255) was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • RF Brandon Thomas (.152) went 1-for-4 with an RBI single.

Summer Ball: Saturday Action

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July 19, 2014 action

California Collegiate League

  • PH/3B Elliott Barzilli (.333) was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts during a doubleheader.

Cape Cod Baseball League

  • 3B Matt Gonzalez (.267) went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • 1B A.J. Murray (.331) was 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Arden Pabst came in to catch the bottom of the ninth inning.

Coastal Plain League

  • SS Connor Justus (.139) went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt and an HBP.