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Summer Collegiate : : Story
Summer roundup: Wed., July 6
Published: Wednesday, July 06, 2011

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The college baseball season has been over for nearly a week, and though players from South Carolina and Florida just now are reporting for summer league duty, many players around the country have been in the act since the beginning of June.

We continue our in-depth summer league coverage with roundups from various summer leagues each day of the week.

Today, we take an inside look at notable performances from the Cape Cod League, Northwoods League, Coastal Plains League and New England Collegiate League.

Thursday, we’ll take an inside look at the Alaska League, Perfect Game Collegiate League, California Coastal League and Valley Baseball League.

Cape Cod League

Player of the Day: OF Victor Roache, Georgia Southern
Roache put together a fantastic campaign this past spring for the Eagles and isn’t disappointing this summer. He slammed another home run as he helped lead Cotuit to a dominant 11-2 win over Bourne. Roache now has hit four home runs in 61 at bats this summer. On Tuesday, he went a perfect 3-for-3 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs. For the summer, he’s hitting .344 with four home runs and 15 RBIs. Also worth noting is the fact he has walked 13 times and struck out on 15 occasions.

Five standout performances

1B Ryan Healy, Oregon: While Roache led the way for the Kettleers, Healy also had a very productive day at the plate. He went 2-for-3 with a home run – his first of the season – a run scored and three RBIs. The performance was a boost for Healy, who still finishes the night hitting just .244 so far this summer.

SS Eric Garcia, Missouri: Falmouth had a huge night with a 15-6 triumph over Wareham. But most impressive was Garcia’s hitting performance against the Gatemen. Garcia went 3-for-4 with a home run (his first of the summer), two runs scored and four RBIs. Overall, Garcia is hitting .235 with a home run and nine RBIs in 51 at bats. He has struck out 13 times and walked on nine occasions.

LHP Tim Cooney, Wake Forest: Cooney consistently rose to the occasion for the Demon Deacons this past spring, and did the same on Tuesday. Cooney was excellent in Chatham’s 3-2 win over Yarmouth-Dennis. He struck out eight batters and allowed just five hits in seven shutout innings. For the summer, he has a 5.11 ERA in 24 2/3 innings.

RHP Scott Griggs, UCLA: The Bruins will need some arms to step up in 2012 and Griggs might just be one of those guys. He helped lead Brewster to an 8-1 win over Orleans. He struck out four batters and allowed just one hit in 5 1/3 shutout innings. Overall, he has an impressive 1.93 ERA in 14 innings.

2B Jake Rodriguez, Oregon State: The Beavers have to be happy with what Rodriguez is accomplishing this summer. He had a tremendous performance in Falmouth’s 15-6 win over Wareham. He went 2-for-6 with two runs scored and four RBIs. Overall, he’s hitting .288 with six RBIs in 59 at bats.

Northwoods League

Player of the Day: C Jeremy Lucas, Indiana State
Waterloo received several notable performances in its 16-2 win over La Crosse, and it was led Lucas that led the way at the plate. He went 3-for-4 with a home run, double, three runs scored and three RBIs. For the summer, he’s hitting .275 with three doubles, two home runs and 11 RBIs. He also has walked 10 times and struck out on just nine occasions.

Five standout performances

DH Jordan Adams, Central Michigan: The Chippewa product also put together an impressive performance for the Bucks. He went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and three RBIs. For the summer, he’s hitting .269 with seven doubles, four home runs and 18 RBIs.

OF Jacob May, Coastal Carolina: The Chanticleers have high hopes for May looking forward. He certainly is making a name for himself this summer. He went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs in Green Bay’s 13-5 win over Wisconsin. For the season, he’s hitting .354 with a home run and seven RBIs.

LHP Joe Willman, Northern Colorado: Willman rose to the occasion in Brainerd Lake’s 3-1 win over Thunder Bay. The talented left-handed pitcher struck out five batters and allowed just a run (none earned) on two hits in eight innings. He’s having a solid summer, sitting with a 0.75 ERA in 36 innings. He also has struck out 34 and walked 13.

LHP Sam Selman, Vanderbilt: Selman will be a hot commodity for the Commodores next spring with the departures of all three weekend starters. Good thing he started the summer in solid fashion. He tossed a gem in Mankato’s 8-1 win over St. Cloud. He struck out two and allowed just a run on five hits in five innings.

OF David Hendrickson, Illinois: Hendrickson is another Waterloo player that had a fantastic night at the plate. He went 4-for-6 with three runs scored and an RBI. For the summer, he’s hitting .317 with five doubles, three triples and 10 RBIs in 104 at bats.

New England Collegiate League

Player of the Day: RHP Brian Gilbert, Seton Hall
The Pirates have high hopes for Gilbert and he certainly did the program proud on Tuesday. He struck out five batters and allowed just two runs (one earned) on six hits in a complete game performance in North Adams’ 3-2 win over Holyoke. For the summer, Gilbert has a 3.90 ERA in 30 innings. He also has struck out 16 and walked 14.

Five standout performances

1B Dave Ciocchi, Binghamton: Ciocchi put together a solid offensive performance as Danbury earned a 10-5 decision over Mystic. He went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBIs. For the summer, he’s hitting .407 with a home run and nine RBIs in 59 at bats.

SS John Murphy, Sacred Heart: Murphy had a solid night for Mystic in a tough loss to Danbury. He went 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI. For the summer, he’s hitting an impressive .306 with three doubles and three RBIs in 49 at bats.

RHP Ryan Fasano, Rutgers: Fasano put together a solid start in Vermont’s 5-3 win over Keene. The right-handed pitcher struck out three batters and allowed just two runs on six hits in six innings of work. For the summer, he has a 5.19 ERA in 17 1/3 innings. He also has struck out 14 and walked five.

1B Marcus Way, Harvard: The hard-hitting first baseman had a huge night as Old Orchard defeated Laconia 4-2. He went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, a run scored and three RBIs. For the summer, he’s hitting .295 with a home run and seven RBIs.

RHP Chris Capper, BYU: Capper was outdueled by Seton Hall’s Brian Gilbert, but still put together a solid start for Holyoke. He struck out five batters and allowed just two runs on five hits in six innings. Overall, Capper has a 1.80 ERA in 25 innings. He also has struck out 25 batters and walked just nine.

Coastal Plains League

Player of the Day: RHP Mike Mayers, Mississippi
The Rebels product put together a solid start in Thomasville’s 15-3 win over Martinsville. He struck out five batters and allowed just four hits in seven innings. For the summer, he has a 2.89 ERA in 37 1/3 innings. He also has struck out 30 and walked eight while teams are hitting him at a .203 clip.

Five standout performances

RHP Patrick Ludwig, Yale: Columbia captured a solid 10-7 win over Gastonia and Ludwig led the way on the mound. He struck out seven batters and allowed just two runs on two hits in 7 1/3 innings. For the summer, he has a 4.50 ERA in 34 innings with teams hitting him at a .289 clip.

2B Jordan Hankins, Austin Peay: Outer Banks recorded a solid 13-2 win over Wilson and Hankins led the way at the plate. He went 2-for-5 with a double and four RBIs. For the summer, he’s hitting a respectable .288 with three home runs and 17 RBIs. He also is slugging .450 and has a .352 OBP.

1B Jacob Fisher, Southeastern Louisiana: Fisher had a big night at the plate as Thomasville captured a solid 15-3 win over Martinsville. He went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Overall, he’s hitting .279 with a home run and 13 RBIs. He also is slugging .337 with a .367 OBP.

3B Garrett Koster, Elon: Koster has had some tough times at the plate this summer, but he put together a solid performance for Thomasville on Tuesday. He went 2-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBIs. Overall, though, Koster only is hitting .197 with two home runs and 12 RBIs, and only has a .282 OBP. Perhaps this performance will get him going.

3B Chas Crane, Winthrop: Crane had a productive night at the plate as Peninsula captured an 8-7 win over Petersburg. He went a perfect 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs. Overall, this summer, Crane is hitting .276 with eight RBIs. He’s slugging .337 and has a solid .427 OBP.


Kendall Rogers is the college baseball editor for Perfect Game USA and has covered the sport for over 10 seasons. He can be reached at kendall@perfectgame.org



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