The Husker Baseball summer season continues this week as we take a look across North America to find out how ‘The Boys’ are handling the bat and ball leading into next season.
How’d they fare? Let’s find out!
Coastal Plains League
To say that Josh Roeder is on fire this summer would be an understatement. Roeder earned saves No. 10 and 11 of the season, slamming the door in both of his inning long appearances. He collected three total strikeouts as well.
Josh Roeder gets the strikeout four the WIN!! Final score 4-1! Go Clams!!
— EdentonCPL (@EdentonCPL) July 26, 2014
Jake Plazcek went a combined 2-for-10, but walked three times and Blake Headley went 1-for-12 with a walk.
Western Major Baseball League
Taylor Fish was busy this week in friendly Okotoks, Alberta, Canada with the Okotoks Dawgs. He played in five games over five days and collected five hits and an RBI. On the season Fish is hitting .280 with 11 RBI, a home run and claimed six stolen bases.
Fish with a great throw to Kelly to get the runner at 2nd to end the inning #GotHeeeem Riendeau to lead off the 2nd inning
— Okotoks Dawgs (@Okotoks_Dawgs) July 25, 2014
California Collegiate League
Kyle Kubat started a game for the Santa Barbara Foresters on July 23, going 7.0 innings allowing two runs, one of those earned. On the season he is 1-0 with a 3.91 ERA. He’s also notched 18 strikeouts.
Getting to pinch run and scoring a run tonight was pretty cool
— Kyle Kubat (@K_Train31) July 27, 2014
In a game on July 26, Kubat was able to pinch run, steal third base and then score a run. A potential star in 2015? Let’s not get carried away.
New England Collegiate Baseball League
Max Knutson started his seventh game of the season on July 25 and went 5.0 innings allowing four runs on six hits (two earned). He didn’t earn a decision in the Danbury Westerners 9-8 victory.
For the Laconia Muskrats, Ben Miller took the week off from pitching duties, but he definitely hit the ball like all Husker baseball fans wish he will this season. He collected six hits and two RBI along with a walk over his four games this week.
Duluth Huskies utility man Austin Christensen had a tough time at the play in his one game, going 0-4 against Waterloo. He struck out during three of four at-bats.
On the bump, AC went a solid 5.1 innings giving up seven hits and three runs, but did not record a decision.
In Rochester with the Honkers, Husker hardball superstar Ryan Boldt went to work at the plate going on a three-game hit streak. He notched five hits (including a double) with two RBI. Boldt is hitting .322 on the season.
Texas Collegiate League
Like clockwork, another appearance and another save for junior-to-be Jeff Chesnut. He threw a scoreless inning of relief for his Victoria Generals and now sits at 2-0 on the season with a 1.01 ERA and seven saves in 13 appearances.
Texas update: just got made fun of for being a husker by a random 40 year old man. #shoots
— Jeffrey Chesnut (@TheNut28) July 27, 2014
West Coast League
For the Medford (OR) Rogues, Christian Cox started game No. 5 of and went six impressive innings to earn the win, his first of the season. He surrendered eight hits and four runs, but the team put up a 6-4 victory.
— Medford Rogues (@WCLMedford) July 23, 2014
At the plate, Cox added two hits and four RBI to his season totals which now sit at 21 and 19, respectively. He also claims a batting average of .296. More importantly, Cox’s hits included a home run, showing much needed power going into Husker baseball’s 2015 season.
Since we last checked in with catcher Tanner Lubach, he caught four additional games and his batting average in St. Joseph now sits at a meager .192. He collected singles in three out of the four games and plunked in an RBI.
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