NEW ORLEANS - Many of the collegiate summer baseball leagues have wrapped up, and quite a few Green Wave baseball players had the opportunity to play for a championship.
One week after Lex Kaplan helped his St. Louis Dodgers win the St. Louis Metro Collegiate League championship, two other Tulane players picked up hardware of their own.
Matt Braud's New Orleans Boosters also claimed the All-American Baseball Association championship last week.
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 ninth 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
After a week in which he saw no action, Gibaut pitched in two outings this past week for the Harbor Hawks, faring very well in both outings. In a July 29 outing against the Falmouth Commodores, Gibaut earned his second save of the summer while striking out two and allowing one hit in 0.2 innings during a 7-4 win. Two days later, the Houston native struck out two and allowed no hits in an 8-0 loss to the Cotuit Kettleers. In 13.1 innings this summer, Gibaut has struck out 17.
CAL RIPKEN LEAGUE
Stephen Alemais - Bethesda Big Train
Alemais' Big Train played five postseason games last week, and he posted two two-hit contests during the week, including a multi-hit performance in the league championship game on Aug. 2. The Bronx, New York, native started off the week with a single, double, RBI and a stolen base in a 5-3 win over the Alexandria Aces on July 29. The following day, the rising sophomore notched an RBIin a 7-3 loss to the Redbirds. Alemais doubled in a win over the Rockville Express on July 31, adding two RBI in the process. After being held hitless in a 2-1 win over the Redbirds on Aug. 1, Alemais singled and doubled with a walk and a stolen base in a 7-0 loss in the league championship game. For the summer, Alemais hit .312 (53-for-170) with nine doubles, one home run, 25 RBI, 10 walks and 28 stolen bases. His average of .320 during the regular season ranked seventh in the league, while his stolen base total of 26 during the regular season led the league.
Tim Yandel - Bethesda Big Train
Yandel pitched just once last week - a 3.1-inning outing in the league championship game against the Redbirds on Aug. 2. Yandel allowed two runs on four hits in addition to striking out four. During the summer, the Woodstock, Georgia, native posted a 2-0 record with a 2.53 ERA in 12 outings, totaling 19.1 innings. He notched a save while striking out 12 and walking just four.
J.P. France - Bethesda Big Train
Did not appear in any contests last week. For the summer, France went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 15.0 innings, striking out 17 and walking only five.
Tyler Zamjahn - Alexandria Aces
Did not appear in any contests last week. For the summer, Zamjahn went 1-3 with a 3.06 ERA in 13 appearances with three starts. Totaling 29.1 innings, the Harahan, Louisiana, native struck out 33 and walked 19. He also notched one save.
Hunter Williams - Alexandria Aces
Williams played twice last week, going 1-for-4 with a double on July 28 in a 5-3 against the Gaithersburg Giants. For the summer, Williams hit .222 (20-for-90) with six doubles, one triple, one home run and nine RBI.
Alex Massey - Baltimore Redbirds
Massey pitched just an inning in relief last week, picking up the loss after allowing one run on three hits in a 2-1 loss to the Big Train on Aug. 1. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana, native struck out one during the game. For the summer, Massey went 0-1 with a 2.33 ERA in five games with one start. In 12.0 innings, Massey struck out 14 and walked nine.
Sam Bjorngjeld - Herndon Braves
Did not appear in any contests last week. For the summer, the southpaw went 0-2 with a 3.28 ERA in eight appearances, including two starts. He also notched a save. The Texan totaled 24.2 innings and 15 strikeouts while walking 16.
TEXAS COLLEGIATE LEAGUE
Troy Ward - Victoria Generals
Ward made two relief appearances last week for the Generals, pitched 2.0 innings in a 12-2 loss to the Woodlands Strykers on Aug. 1 and 1.0 inning in a 4-2 loss to the Acadiana Cane Cutters on Aug. 3. Ward allowed a run and two hits while striking out one against the Strykers before fanning two and allowing one hit against the Cane Cutters. On the summer, Ward has tallied 34.2 innings over 17 games, and the North Richland Hills, Texas, native has posted a 3-2 overall record to go along with a 3.11 ERA. He owns 16 strikeouts and 16 walks on the season.
FUTURES COLLEGIATE LEAGUE
Jake Willsey - Broxton Rox
Willsey played in five games last week, but made his most meaningful contribution in a 3-1 loss to the Torrington Titans on July 30. In that game, Willsey collected two singles and a double. He did collect two walks in a 3-2 win over the Nashua Silver Knights the day before. This summer, Willsey is hitting .302 (19-for-63) with four doubles, one home run and eight RBI.
NEW ENGLAND COLLEGIATE BASEBALL LEAGUE
Dan Rankin - Danbury Westerners
Rankin pitched twice last week, tallying 1.0-inning appearances against the Valley Blue Sox on July 30 and the Mystic Schooners on Aug. 2. Rankin posted a strikeout against the Blue Sox in a 6-3 win while giving up a hit and a run against the Schooners during a 4-2 loss. On the summer, the Katy, Texas, product is 0-0 with a 3.11 ERA in seven games. Rankin has totaled 8.2 innings while striking out eight and walking five.
ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
Matt Braud- New Orleans Boosters
Braud's Boosters won the All-American Baseball Association league championship on July 29, and a lot of that can be contributed to Braud's performance in the game. In the contest, the Jesuit product went 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored. For the summer, the rising junior hit .458 (11-for-24).
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