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Husker Baseball: Weekly Summer League Report

We’re already halfway through most of the summer seasons! Let’s catch up with the Husker baseball players practicing their art did this week.

Coastal Plains League

Husker closer Josh Roeder made the CPL All-Star Game after a stellar first half with the Edenton Steamers. He was named Defensive Player of the Game after striking out all three batters he faced.

He has nine saves in 16 appearances total with a 2.25 ERA. His teammates Blake Headley and Jake Plazcek both had solid weeks as well. Since joining the team, Headley is hitting .348 with eight hits. Plazcek is hitting .241 with 15 RBI in his 28 games with the team.

Western Major Baseball League

Over the past week, Husker baseball reserve catcher Taylor Fish has been busy with his Okotoks Dawgs teammates as they’ve played seven games in seven days.

Over that stretch, Fish collected four hits in 20 at-bats to see his season average drop to .281 on July 20 from .308 on July 16 when Fish collected three hits and an RBI against Regina.

California Collegiate League

Kyle Kubat started another game this week on July 15 and went 5.0 innings. He gave up four runs, three of them earned in a game where he did not earn a decision.

On the season, Kubat is 1-0 with 16 innings pitched and an ERA is 5.06 with opponents hitting .329 against him.

New England Collegiate Baseball League

Max Knutson earned an All-Star bid for the south team and threw 1.0 innings giving up three hits and a run.

His regular season outing was a little bumpy with a loss tacked onto his record in a 4.0 inning appearance with five earned runs given up on six hits. He made a relief appearance three days later and went 1.0 innings with three hits and one run surrendered.

After the NECBL All-Star break, Ben Miller has had six at-bats and smacked two hits with an RBI. He has also pitched twice, going .1 and 1.0 innings, respectively. His inning long appearance was rough with Miller giving up four hits and three runs along with two walks.

Northwoods League

Husker baseball superstar Ryan Boldt had another solid week with the Rochester Honkers. His best games occurred back-to-back on July 18 and 19 when he went two-of-five with a walk and two runs.

His next appearance included going three-of-seven with three RBI, a walk and a run scored. Boldt’s season average is now .316 and he has nine RBI.

For the Duluth Huskies, Austin Christensen both pitched and hit this week. On July 18, AC earned his first win of the summer season going 6.0 innings with two earned runs against and two walks to one strikeout.

At the plate, Christensen had 21 at bats and notched just four hits. His average is down to .248 and has struck out 25 times on the season matching his hit total.

Texas Collegiate League

Jeff Chesnut’s solid season continued this week with a save in his one appearance, a 3-2 victory for his Victoria Generals. Chesnut went an inning and gave up a walk, but nothing more.

His season stats are impressive with a 2-0 record and a 1.08 ERA in 16.2 innings of work.

West Coast League

Husker baseball utility man Christian Cox was on a hot streak in Medford, Oregon. He notched seven hits in 18 at-bats to push his average to .317.

On July 15, Cox went 2-for-4, driving in a run and contributing two himself. He also picked up a loss as a pitcher going 3.0 innings and giving up two runs, one earned.

Freshman Grant Gamble made his return to the Cowlitz Black Bears lineup by pitching one inning in a 13-5 victory. He gave up a hit and three earned runs. Gamble will look to chip away at a season ERA of 10.57 going forward.

MINK League

Tanner Lubach left the Medford Rouges this week due to family reasons and landed in St. Joseph, Missouri with the Mustangs. In two games, Lubach is hitting .250 with with two hits, both doubles, and delivered a game-winning RBI in his first game with the Mustangs.

Check back next week to find out how the Big Red sluggers performed yet again!

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