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Boys of Summer: Tulane Baseball Summer League Week One Report
 

 

 
 

June 9, 2014

NEW ORLEANS -With summer in full swing, many of the Tulane baseball players have already started their seasons in a variety of the wooden bat leagues across the United States.

Each week at TulaneGreenWave.com, Green Wave baseball fans can check in to see how their favorite players are doing in their respective leagues, as the Tulane Athletics Communication staff will put together a weekly summer report of the Green Wave baseball players.

Here is a breakdown of the highlights for the first week of summer league baseball. Please take note that not every player has arrived to their respective summer league squad, while some leagues have not begun their schedules.

The stats compiled here are posted on each player's respective league site.

CAPE COD LEAGUE

Ian Gibaut- Hyannis Harbor Hawks

League does not start until June 11.

Richard Carthon- Cotuit Kettleers

League does not start until June 11.

CAL RIPKEN LEAGUE

Stephen Alemais - Bethesda Big Train

Alemais went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and a run in a 7-0 win over the Rockville Express on opening night (June 4), helping Green Wave teammate J.P. Francewith the win. The following day, Alemais added a single against the Baltimore Dodgers during a 3-2 win. In an 11-5 thrashing of the Vienna River Dogs, Alemais went 2-for-4 with a double while getting plunked by a pitch in addition to scoring two runs and bringing home another. On Saturday, Alemais continued his hot start against the Silver Spring Takoma T Bolts by going 3-for-5 with two RBI, two runs and three stolen bases. In a 14-3 win over the D.C. Grays on Sunday, Alemais singled, doubled and scored a run while swiping a bag. Through the first portion of the season, the Bronx, New York native is sixth in the league in batting with a .455 average.


 

 

Grant Brown- Bethesda Big Train

Brown picked up his first hit of the summer league in the 11-5 win against the River Dogs on June 6, doubling and scoring a run. The Gulfport, Mississippi native added a stolen base in that contest, as well. In the Big Train's 14-3 win over the Grays on Sunday, Brown had a tremendous day, hitting his first home run of the spring - a solo shot - while scoring two runs and collecting two walks.

Tim Yandel- Bethesda Big Train

Has yet to appear in a contest this summer.

J.P. France- Bethesda Big Train

France had an outstanding start to the season, as the Luling, La., native notched a 6.0-inning complete game shutout in a rain-shortened win against the Rockville Express on opening night of the season (June 4). France fanned six batters while issuing two walks and allowing only three hits, picking up the victory in the process.

Tyler Zamjahn- Alexandria Aces

Zamjahn was lights out in his first appearance of the season, pitching 3.2 innings of relief and picking up the victory in a 8-7 win over the D.C. Grays on June 4. The rising sophomore allowed two hits, but struck out six - two more than the entire opponents' pitching staff struck out on the night.

Hunter Williams- Alexandria Aces

Williams went 1-for-3 on opening night for the Alexandria Aces, scoring a run in the top of the fifth against the D.C. Grays after getting plunked by a pitch. Williams followed that performance up with a single, an RBI and a walk against the Orioles on June 6. The West Monroe, Louisiana product saved his finest performance of the summer, so far, against the Giants on June 8, when he went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 2-0 victory.

Sam Bjorngjeld - Herndon Braves

Has yet to appear in a contest this summer.

TEXAS COLLEGIATE LEAGUE

Troy Ward- Victoria Generals

Ward has had a busy summer so far, making four appearances out of the bullpen for the Victoria Generals. Ward pitched an inning of relief on Friday, May 30, against the Woodlands Strykers, and the righty picked up the victory in a 9-8 game. He did not allow a hit. Ward also pitched 2.0 innings of relief on Saturday, May 31 against the Texas Marshals in a 10-2 victory for his squad. In that contest, he allowed just one hit. The following night, he pitched two innings of relief, allowing one hit, in a 10-2 win over the Texas Marshals. Ward was credited with the loss during a 4-3 loss to the Marshals on June 3 in which he allowed two runs on three hits in 2.0 innings. The North Richland Hills, Texas, native also appeared in a summer-league high 4.0 innings against the Brazos Valley Bombers on June 6.

FUTURES COLLEGIATE LEAGUE

Jake Willsey- Broxton Rox

After going hitless on opening day in a 5-2 win over the Seacoast Mavericks, Willsey has been on fire. The native of Massachusetts scored a run and notched an RBI while collecting a single in his only at-bat against the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide during a 9-5 win on June 6 before going off the following day. On Friday, Willsey collected two RBI while scoring two runs in addition to going 4-for-5 at the dish agains the Martha's Vineyard Sharks, helping the Rox win 9-1. Willsey wrapped up his week with a 2-for-4 day at the dish with three runs, two walks a homer and three RBI in a 14-3 victory over the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs. Willsey is currently second in the league in hitting with an average of .538.

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGIATE BASEBALL LEAGUE

Corey Merrill- Danbury Westerners

Merrill picked up a no decision in a 3-1 win over the Keene Swamp Bats during his first start of the summer. The Lutcher, Louisiana product fanned five across 3.0 innings while allowing just one run and four hits.

Daniel Rankin - Danbury Westerners

Has yet to appear in a contest this summer.

ST LOUIS METRO COLLEGIATE LEAGUE

Lex Kaplan- Dodgers

The Dodgers have only played two contests so far this season, but Kaplan has certainly made a name for himself in his hometown. The rising sophomore went 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs, a hit by pitch and a stolen base in the Dodgers' opening-day 8-2 victory over the Kats. The following day, Kaplan tripled and scored a run in a 4-3 loss to the Bandits.

NORTH JERSEY AMATEUR BASEBALL LEAGUE

John Gandolfo- Wyckoff Raiders

Gandolfo scored a run and notched a walk in his summer debut during a 6-4 win over the Fair Lawn Cutters on Friday, May 30. The following day against the Park Ridge Flash, he went 1-for-4 with a run and a hit by pitch. Against the Nyack Indians on June 6, Gandolfo walked twice and scored a run in a 2-2 tie that went into the 11th inning.

Jordan Gross- Wyckoff Raiders

Gross picked up the win in his first appearance during the summer on Sunday, June 1, against the Park Ridge Flash. In a 6-2 contest, Gross fanned six over 4.0 innings during the 7.0-inning tilt while allowing just three hits and one run.

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