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Summer Collegiate  | Rankings  | 6/28/2011

Collegiate Summer Top 25 6-28-11

Allan Simpson     

Cape teams exchange positions

With three straight wins by Harwich and three straight losses by Hyannis, those Cape Cod League teams have flip-flopped roles as the nation's No. 1-ranked summer-league team in the latest Perfect Game USA weekly Top 25 rankings.

Harwich (10-4) moved from No. 8 to No. 1, while Hyannis (9-5) slipped from No. 1 to No. 5. Both clubs were impacted by rainy weather in the Northeast over the last week, and played just three games apiece.

None of the other teams that were within striking distance of the top spot had a significant enough week to bump a Cape Cod League from the No. 1 spot. The California Collegiate League's Santa Barbara Foresters (15-4) remain at No. 2, while the Coastal Plain League's Edenton Steamers (18-6) remain at No. 3. The West Coast League's Wenatchee AppleSox (17-2) moved up one spot to No. 4.

1 8 Harwich Mariners MA Cape Cod 10-4
Mariners have surged to top of rankings on strength of team 1.91 ERA; Kentucky LHP Taylor
Rogers (1-1, 1.50) has is team's top starter, VCU RHP Blake Hauser (0-0, 0.00, 2 SV) is closer
2 2 Santa Barbara Foresters CA California Collegiate 15-4
Deep, talented Foresters squad still hasn't hit stride at plate, but has thrived with top-notch pitching
staff led by Wichita State RHP Mitch Mormann (2-1, 2.40), Nebraska RHP Tom Lemke (2-0, 0.64)
3 3 Edenton Steamers NC Coastal Plain 18-6
Steamers make big strides in CPL with 11-game winning streak; getting production from Neosho County
(Kan.) CC 1B Adam Giacalone (.324-4-12), Miami (Ohio) RHP Brooks Fiala (2-1, 0.74)
4 5 Wenatchee AppleSox WA West Coast 17-2
Two-time WCL defending champs have 2.05 team ERA, jumped out to big lead behind Portland
RHP Owen Jones (3-0, 1.60, 34 IP/35 SO), Gonzaga RHP Aaron Brooks (3-0, 1.14)
5 1 Hyannis Harbor Hawks MA Cape Cod 9-5
Hawks slip from No. 1, but Hawks still getting big seasons from Cal State Fullerton RHP Dylan Floro
(2-0, 0.00), Clemson RHP Scott Firth (1-0, 0.75), Jacksonville OF Dan Gulbransen (.357-0-6)
6 9 Holyoke Blue Sox MA New England Collegiate 8-2
Blue Sox getting maximum value out of top catching tandem of Kennesaw State's Ronnie Freeman
(.323-1-4) and Buffalo's Tom Murphy (.262-0-9), plus Stanford 3B Eric Smith (.348-1-4)
7 10 Harrisonburg Turks VA Valley 16-5
Hard-hitting OFs Dodson McPherson (.333-6-27) from Wingate (N.C.) and Mac Williamson (.382-6-22)
from Wake Forest have led Turks to fast start in Valley League standings
8 4 Mankato MoonDogs MN Northwoods 16-8
Utah OF Shaun Cooper (.371-6-22), San Diego State IF Blair Moore (.323-4-19) and Seminole
State (Okla.) CC OF Cody Ferrell (.301-4-13) all swinging hot bats for MoonDogs
9 15 Kenai Peninsula Oilers AK Alaska 11-3
Oilers still atop Alaska standings; getting good mileage from Cal Poly SS Mike Miller (.455-0-7),
St. Mary's DH Troy Channing (.310-2-12), Long Beach State RHP Jon Maciel (1-0, 0.66)
10 21 Bethesda Big Train MD Cal Ripken 16-4
Two-time Cap Ripken champs surging behind Princeton RHP Matt Bowman (2-1, 0.39), UNC
Wilmington LHP Kelly Secrest (3-0, 0.90), hitting of Cal State Northridge IF Adam Barry (.382-0-17)
11 7 Orleans Firebirds MA Cape Cod 7-6
Jacksonville State 1B Ben Waldrip (.294-3-8), Arizona OF Steve Selsky (.295-2-8) are among Cape's
top sluggers; Kentucky RHP Trevor Gott (0-0, 1.50, 6 SV) has been a stalwart in bullpen
12 16 Glens Falls Golden Eagles NY Perfect Game 10-3
Siena RHP Neil Fryer (3-0, 1.65), St. Louis RHP Derek Mazzio (0-0, 1.47, 18 IP/26 SO) have excelled
on mound for Eagles, Yavapai (Ariz.) CC IF Josh Anderson (.333-2-14) at plate
13 19 Cincinnati Steam OH Great Lakes 11-2
Local products power Steam to top of GLL standings: University of Cincinnati OF Jake Proctor
(.438-1-12) and RHP Zach Isler (2-0, 1.29, 4 SV), Miami (Ohio) 1B Kevin Bower (.351-2-13)
14 13 Madison Mallards WI Northwoods 16-9
Led by Tennessee-Martin OF Jordan Owen (.392-4-16) and Central Michigan 1B Nate Theunissen
(.338-3-10), the Mallards have pounded the ball at a .286 clip and slugged 22 home runs
15 6 Quincy Gems IL Prospect 15-6
Gems have slipped after 14-2 start, but still getting productive 2011 seasons from San Diego State
RHP T.J. Kendzora (4-0, 1.84), Southeastern Louisiana RHP Josh Janway (3-1, 1.19)
16 18 Brewster White Caps MA Cape Cod 7-6
Morehead State C Taylor Davis (.385-1-11) tops Cape in BA, RBIs; Tennessee OF Andrew Toles
(.364-0-2, 7 SB), Michigan State RHP Tony Bucciferro (1-1, 2.08) also stand out
17 17 Keene Swamp Bats NH New England Collegiate 7-3
Six-foot-6, 245-pound Louisville RHP Jeff Thompson (1-1, 2.08) and 5-foot-9 Iowa Western CC
LHP Kyle Gehrs (2-0, 0.00) have been effective bookends on Swamp Bats staff
18 NR Eau Claire Express WI Northwoods 16-8
Nation's top team in 2010 has gotten big seasons from Yavapai (Ariz.) JC C Nolan Clark (.354-4-10),
New Mexico State C Zac Fisher (.326-3-10), Nebraska OF Josh Scheffert (.277-5-15)
19 14 Forest City Owls NC Coastal Plain 16-10
Pitching of VCU RHP Seth Cutler-Voltz (3-1, 1.71), Nebraska RHP Ryan Hander (2-2, 2.13),
Gardner-Webb RHP Adam Izokovic (0-0, 0.00, 5 SV) has been key to Owls success
20 NR San Luis Obispo Blues CA California Collegiate 16-5
Northern Illinois LHP Tom Barry (3-1, 0.78), College of Southern Idaho RHP Travis Huber (2-0, 1.61)
and Texas A&M RHP Jason Freeman (3-0, 1.64) have a combined 77 SO in 67 IP
21 24 Winter Park Diamond Dawgs FL Florida 11-3
Three State College of Florida products, 3B B.J. Zimmerman (.432-2-15), and RHPs Jeremy Strawn
(3-0, 2.14) and Ben Brown (2-0, 2.37), lead Dawgs to top of FCSL standings
22 25 Utica Brewers NY New York Collegiate 15-1
New club has taken NYCBL by storm, posting team 1.71 ERA; St. Petersburg JC RHP Brent Knauss
(2-0, 0.00), Warner Southern (Fla.) RHP Jacob Pettit (3-0, 0.50) have dominated
23 NR East Texas Pumpjacks TX Texas Collegiate 14-9
Southern California RHPs James Guillen (3-0, 1.74) and Matt Munson (1-0, 0.78, McNeese State
RHP Jaden Dillon (3-1, 2.76) have led Pumpjacks to top of TCL standings
24 12 St. Joseph Mustangs MO MINK 17-7
Two Missouri products, Missouri State IF Brent Seifert (.333-2-15 and Rockhurst OF T.J. Dailey
(.413-0-9), and Southern Arkansas RHP Doug Shields (3-1, 1.11, 2 SV) have stood out
25 NR Bourne Braves MA Cape Cod 6-6
Texas Christian OF Jason Coats (.324-0-4), an 11th-rounder in 2011 draft, is a proven hitter;
Stony Brook OF Travis Jankowski (.316-0-7) has been opening eyes with his bat

Others receiving consideration:
Mat-Su Miners/Alaska (9-4); North Fork Ospreys/Atlantic Collegiate (11-5); Lehigh Valley Catz/Atlantic Collegiate (8-3); Southern Maryland Nationals/Cal Ripken (13-4); Asheboro Copperheads/Coastal Plain (15-10); Fayetteville Swampdogs/Coastal Plain (15-10); Florence Redwolves/Coastal Plain (15-10); Oahu Paddlers/Hawaii (7-2); Liberal Beejays/Jayhawk (9-5); Derby Twins/Jayhawk (9-6); Nevada Griffons/MINK (15-7); Newport Gulls/New England Collegiate (6-3); Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkars/Northwoods (14-9); West Virginia Miners/Prospect (14-9); Hannibal Cavemen/Prospect (13-8); Palm Springs Power/Southern California Collegiate (17-3); Front Royal Cardinals/Valley (13-8); Corvallis Knights/West Coast (11-7); Kitsap Bluejackets/West Coast (14-9); Medicine Hat Mavericks/Western Major (18-4); Regina Red Sox/Western Major (13-3).