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Boys of Summer: Tulane Baseball Summer League Week Four Report
 

 

 
 

June 30, 2014

NEW ORLEANS - Week four of the collegiate summer leagues are in the books, and like the first three weeks, the allocated Tulane baseball players have made their marks across the country.

Additionally, rising redshirt junior Alex Massey was added to the Baltimore Redbirds roster of the Cal Ripken League. The righty from Baton Rouge, Louisiana did not pitch last week, though.

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 fourth week of summer league baseball.

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

Ian Gibaut - Hyannis Harbor Hawks
Gibaut was a busy man last week for the Harbor Hawks, as the righty from Houston appeared in three contests, two of which were against the Cotuit Kettleers on June 24 and 27. Gibaut pitched 2.0 innings in relief in the first tilt, struking out one and allowing three hits, and he followed that up with a 1.0-inning outing where he didn't give up a hit. Unfortunately, against the Chatham Anglers on June 29, Gibaut was credited with the loss after allowing a walk-off solo home run in a 5-4 loss to the lone batter he faced.

CAL RIPKEN LEAGUE

Stephen Alemais - Bethesda Big Train
Alemais played in five contests last week, and he continued to swing the bat well, as evidenced by his two three-hit performances. The shortstop from the Bronx, New York went 3-for-5 with a run, an RBI and two stolen bases against the Baltimore Dodgers on June 24, helping his team to a 3-1 win, and he followed that up later in the week with a 3-for-3 outing with two runs, two RBI and two sac flies during an 8-6 win over the Baltimore Redbirds on June 28. Additionally, Alemais notched a single against the Herndon Braves on June 25, and he scored a run and walked against the Rockville Express on June 29. Alemais' batting average not stands at .333- good for a sixth-place tie in the league - while his stolen bases total of 16 now ranks second.

Grant Brown - Bethesda Big Train
Did not appear in any contests last week.

Tim Yandel - Bethesda Big Train
Coming off his summer league debut the week prior, Yandel appeared in two games over the past week - once as a hitter and once as a pitcher. The Woodstock, Georgia native scored a run in a 15-1 win over the D.C. Grays on June 23 in his only appearance at the plate. Yandel also pitched an inning against the Redbirds on June 28, allowing just one hit.

J.P. France - Bethesda Big Train
Did not appear in any contests last week.

Tyler Zamjahn - Alexandria Aces
Zamjahn made three-straight 1.0-inning appearances out of the bullpen for the Aces last week, and he fared particularly well in all three. The Harahan, Louisiana native struck out all three batters he faced in a 9-5 loss to the Gaithersburg Giants on June 23. The following day, he was charged with the loss when an unearned run scampered across home plate during his time on the mound against the Herndon Braves. Zamjahn did fan two batters in the process. The righty closed out his week with one strikeout against the D.C. Grays on June 29.

Hunter Williams - Alexandria Aces
Williams had a big day at the dish on June 24 as he collected his first multi-hit game of the summer. The Monroe, Louisiana native posted a single and a triple while also scoring a run during a 7-5 loss to the Braves on June 24. The rising sophomore followed that up with a single, an RBI and a walk in a 2-1 win over the Redbirds on June 27.

Sam Bjorngjeld - Herndon Braves
Did not appear in any contests last week.

Alex Massey - Baltimore Redbirds
Did not appear in any contests last week.

TEXAS COLLEGIATE LEAGUE

Troy Ward - Victoria Generals
Ward had his best outing of the summer on June 27 against the Acadiana Cane Cutters, as the North Richland Hills, Texas native pitched 4.0 innings of relief to pick up the win during a 5-4 contest. Ward struck out six, a high for him on the summer circuit. Ward also pitched an inning during a 3-1 win over the Woodlands Strykers on June 25.

FUTURES COLLEGIATE LEAGUE

Jake Willsey - Broxton Rox
Did not appear in any contests last week.

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGIATE BASEBALL LEAGUE

Dan Rankin - Danbury Westerners
Rankin made his summer league debut on June 28 during a 5-1 loss to the Newport Gulls, but the loss had nothing to do with Rankin's performance. The lanky right-handed pitcher took to the mound for the first time since facing Marshall on March 28, and it was as if he had been pitching since then. Rankin faced three batters - striking out two - and the native of Katy, Texas should see more time on the mound in the coming weeks.

ST LOUIS METRO COLLEGIATE LEAGUE

Lex Kaplan - Dodgers
Kaplan had his best week of summer league action over the course of the last seven days, as the rising sophomore went 7-for-20 (.350) with a double, a homer, three RBI, three walks and one stolen base while helping the Dodgers go 3-2. Kaplan kicked off the week with a 2-for-4 performance with a solo home run in the Dodgers 2-1 loss to the Saints on June 23. The next day, Kaplan doubled, scored and brought home two runs during the Dodgers 12-9 victory over the Bandits. After walking and stealing a base in his only action during a 5-4 win over the Kats on June 25, Kaplan went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a walk in a 9-7 win over the Knights on June 26. Kaplan closed out his week with his third multi-hit contest in five games on June 28 with a 2-for-4 day at the dish in a 4-2 loss to the Kats. Kaplan's average now sits at .36 - third in the league - while his walk total of 15 paces the league.

NORTH JERSEY AMATEUR BASEBALL LEAGUE

John Gandolfo - Wyckoff Raiders
Gandolfo had a solid week for the Raiders last week that included his best outing of the summer so far. On June 23, Gandolfo went 1-for-3 with a run and a stolen base against the Rockland Astros, but his best performances came the very next day. The Franklin Lakes, New Jersey native blasted his first home run of the summer against the Lyndhurst Black Sox during a 3-for-4 outing at the dish. Gandolfo totaled three RBI and three runs in the contest - both summer league highs for the rising senior.

Jordan Gross - Wyckoff Raiders
Gross saw time on the mound and at the dish against the Englewood A's on June 29 - his only performance of the week. Gross went 1-for-4 at the dish, but more importantly, the rising junior struck out eight batters for the third consecutive week. The Franklin Lakes, New Jersey native allowed just four hits and one unearned run in the 7.0 innings of work, but he did not earn the decision as his bullpen could not hold on for the win. Gross' ERA now stands at 0.95, and he has totaled 30 strikeouts in 22.0 innings pitched on the summer.

ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL ASSOCIATION

Matt Braud- New Orleans Boosters
Braud's Boosters only played one contest all last week, but the rising junior from River Ridge, Louisiana secured two walks in the tilt.

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