June 23, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - The third week of summer league baseball just wrapped up, and many of the Tulane Green Wave baseball players have continued to put on a show for their respective teams.
Additionally, rising junior Matt Braud began his summer league stint this past week with the New Orleans Boosters in the All-American Amateur Baseball Association.
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 third week of summer league baseball. Please take note that not every player has arrived to their respective summer league squad.
The stats compiled here are posted on each player's respective league site.
CAPE COD LEAGUE
Ian Gibaut - Hyannis Harbor Hawks
Gibaut made two appearances for the Harbor Hawks last week. On June 18 in a 6-3 loss to the Harwich Mariners, the Houston native pitched 0.1 innings, facing just two batters. The following game - a June 22 5-4 win against the Orleans Firebirds - Gibaut earned the victory after after striking out one in an inning of work.
Richard Carthon - Cotuit Kettleers
Carthon's week started off strong, as he went 2-for-4 with a run during a 7-6 win over the Bourne Braves on June 17. The native of Shreveport, Louisiana added a single the following game, a one-run loss to the Braves. Despite the Kettleers losing 9-1 to the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox on June 21, Carthon went 2-for-4 at the dish.
CAL RIPKEN LEAGUE
Stephen Alemais - Bethesda Big Train
Alemais played in six games last week, and the Bronx, New York native notched hits in five of them. Alemais kicked the week off in grand fashion during a doubleheader against the Youses Orioles. In the first game - an 11-0 drubbing - Alemais went 3-for-6 with two runs and three RBI. In the nightcap of the twinbill in which the Big Train won 5-1, Alemais singled and doubled in four at-bats while adding a stolen base and a run. Alemais went 1-for-5 with a run and an RBI in a 5-2 win over the Alexandria Aces on June 18. The following game, Alemais went hitless, but did notch an RBI in a 3-1 win over the Baltimore Dodgers. Alemais wrapped up his week with singles against the Orioles on June 21 and the Gaithersburg Giants on June 22, while adding a run, an RBI, a sac fly and two stolen bases against the Orioles. Alemais is eighth in the league with a batting average of .344, although he is tied for the league lead in hits with 21. Alemais is tied for third in RBI with 11, and the shortstop also leads the league in stolen bases with 14.
Grant Brown - Bethesda Big Train
Brown played in just two contests last week - both ends of the aforementioned doubleheader against the Orioles. In the first game, the Gulfport, Mississippi, native notched a single in three at-bats. The following game, he walked and scored a run while adding an RBI to his summer league total.
Tim Yandel - Bethesda Big Train
Yandel made his summer league debut over the last week, and he did so at the dish and on the mound. The native of Woodstock, Georgia notched three at-bats across three contests, scoring a run against the Orioles on June 16 during the first game of the doubleheader. On the mound, Yandel pitched an inning in relief against the Giants on June 22, striking out one.
J.P. France - Bethesda Big Train
France started one contest last week, although he did not earn a decision in the 5-2 win over the Aces on June 18. France pitched 4.0 innings, allowing just two hits, and he kept the Aces off the scoreboard, meaning that the native of Luling, Louisiana has pitched 15.0 innings this summer without allowing a run. France also struck out four in the contest, bringing his season total to 17. France is just one of two pitchers in the league now with a flawless ERA.
Tyler Zamjahn - Alexandria Aces
Zamjahn pitched twice this past week, both in relief appearances. The Harahan, Louisiana native fared particularly well in both appearances. In a 6-3 loss to the Rockville Express on June 16, the righty struck out two in 1.0 inning while allowing just one hit. In his following appearance during a 7-6 win against the Orioles on June 19, Zamjahn struck out three and allowed just one hit in 1.0 inning of work.
Hunter Williams - Alexandria Aces
Williams scored his first run of the summer during a 6-3 loss to the Express on June 16, adding a single in the process. The Monroe, Louisiana native singled against the Big Train on June 18, and followed that up with an RBI-double against the Orioles on June 19. Williams added another RBI the following day during a 4-3 loss to the S.S.-Takoma T-Bolts.
Sam Bjorngjeld - Herndon Braves
Did not appear in any contests last week.
TEXAS COLLEGIATE LEAGUE
Troy Ward - Victoria Generals
Ward pitched twice last week for the Generals, both in relief appearances. In a 7-4 win against the Brazos Valley Bombers on June 17, Ward allowed a run on three hits and a walk in an inning of work. The following game, Ward was credited with the loss during a 2.0-inning appearance in the middle of a 2-0 loss to the McKinney Marshals. Ward did strike out two during his time on the mound on June 20.
FUTURES COLLEGIATE LEAGUE
Jake Willsey - Broxton Rox
Willsey played in just two contests last week, but he collected an RBI in both games. Against the O.O.B. Raging Tide on June 17, Willsey doubled and walked in addition to posting an RBi. The following day, the native of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts singled. On the season, Willsey is now batting .412.
NEW ENGLAND COLLEGIATE BASEBALL LEAGUE
Dan Rankin - Danbury Westerners
Has yet to appear in a contest this summer.
ST LOUIS METRO COLLEGIATE LEAGUE
Lex Kaplan - Dodgers
Kaplan has continued to have a productive summer, as the rising sophomore reached base safely in all four games he played in last week. In a 12-3 win against the Kats on June 16, Kaplan didn't record a hit, but he walked twice and scored a run. Against the Knights on June 18, the St. Louis native notched two RBI on a single and a double while also scoring two runs. The very next day, during a 10-3 win over the Saints, Kaplan walked three times and scored two runs while doubling. Kaplan closed out his week going 2-for-5 with a run in a 9-6 loss to the Rebels on June 20. Kaplan's batting average for the summer now stands at .367, moving him from sixth to fifth in the league from last week. His 12 walks lead the league.
NORTH JERSEY AMATEUR BASEBALL LEAGUE
John Gandolfo - Wyckoff Raiders
Gandolfo had a good week for the Raiders, as he collected hits in all three games in which he played. Against the Hackensack Hurricanes on June 16, Gandolfo scored two runs and walked twice while adding a single. The following game - a June 18 tilt against the Rockland Royals - the native of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey added another single to his resume while also swiping his second base of the summer. Gandolfo closed out his week with a 1-for-3 day at the dish with two RBI and a walk against the Rockland Astros on June 20.
Jordan Gross - Wyckoff Raiders
Gross pitched in one contest last week, making a start against the Rockland Astros on June 20. Gross didn't earn a decision in the tilt, but the native of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey fanned eight batters for the second-consecutive week, and he did so in just 5.0 innings. Gross allowed just one hit across the contest.
ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
Matt Braud- New Orleans Boosters
Braud kicked off his summer in grand fashion, going 3-for-7 (.426) through his first week on the summer circuit. The Jesuit product notched three hits and three RBI in one contest, while also throwing out a runner from behind the plate.
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