College Baseball News and Notes

UNCW Summer Baseball Update – July 24

Cody Stanley (Cotuit) – Stanley represented UNCW and Cotuit at the Cape Cod All-Star game on July 23 and finished the rain-shortened contest 0-2 and caught the first four innings of the game. Stanley knocked in the second run of the game for the West team with a ground out. He’s hitting .296 with 13 runs scored in the pitching dominated summer league.

Cameron Roth (Bourne) – Roth owns a 2-2 mark and a 3.75 ERA in eight appearances, including five starts. In his last outing, Roth limited Orleans to a run on three hits and a walk in three innings while striking out three.

Stephen Harrold (Bourne) – Harrold walked two but closed out his inning in the all-star game with a double play. In 13 appearances he has allowed just one run and fanned 12 in 13 1/3 innings, all in relief. Harrold has posted six saves.
New England Collegiate Baseball League

Matt Holt (North Adams) – Holt is hitting .253 in 24 games for the Steeple Cats.

Ryan Walker (North Adams) – Walker owns a 2.38 ERA in nine appearances. FULL STORY

Dallas Gallant Makes Cape Cod League All-Star Team

BOSTON, Mass. – Sam Houston State pitcher Dallas Gallant was named to the Cape Cod League All-Star game, which will be played this week at Fenway Park in Boston.

Gallant has made 10 appearances, all in relief, for the Hyannis Mets posting a record of 1-1 and an ERA of 0.92. He leads the team in strikeouts with 32 and has notched a pair of saves. His strikeout total is fifth-best in the league and tops among relievers. FULL STORY

Joe Supple Talks No-Hitter

Joe Supple (JS) of the Santa Clara baseball team has been honing his skills for the Rockville Express of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate Baseball League in Maryland this summer. He leads his team with a 2.84 ERA and, on July 10, threw only the second nine-inning no-hitter in league history. He was named Pitcher of the Week in his league for the week of July 6 to July 12. We caught up with Joe during his demanding off-season to see what he has done to improve this summer and talk about his no-hitter.

SCU: You were born and raised on the West Coast, but decided to play summer ball in Maryland. What made you decide to play in Maryland and how have you adjusted to life on the East Coast?

JS: Well that is a great question that I don’t really know the answer to. Our coaches at Santa Clara have contacts all across the country and they place us in the different leagues. That’s how I ended up out here on the East Coast in Maryland. I have adjusted quite well to the East Coast; the weather out here is quite different. It’s pretty hot and humid, not like the West Coast at all.

SCU: What is your typical summer day schedule like? Are you playing baseball non-stop?

JS: A typical summer day for me when we are playing at our home field consists of waking up, playing with my host family’s boys who are three and one, then going to the gym and being at the field by 1:30 p.m. for a 5 p.m. game. When we have road games everything is a little bit different. We usually have one off day per week, so I have been able to see a couple of Washington Nationals games and have seen the sights in Washington DC.

SCU: You tossed a complete game no-hitter on July 10, only the second nine-inning no-hitter in League History. Take us through this outing. When did you start to realize that you had a shot at a no-hitter? What did that mean to you and where would you rank this achievement in your career?

JS: I was supposed to pitch the day before but our game was cancelled so I had an extra day of rest going into that game. Also, it was my first time pitching at our home field since all of my other starts had just happened to be on away days. It was a great game, but you always have that thought creeping into your head that you are throwing a no hitter, so I knew pretty early on in the game that I did have one going. I just tried to block out those thoughts and keep making my pitches. I would say this is the best achievement in my career because it was my first nine-inning no-hitter. I threw two seven-inning no-hitters the summer after my senior year in high school and this was only the second time I had ever thrown nine innings in my career so it was pretty special. FULL STORY

OU Summer League Update

NORMAN, Okla. — Throughout the summer, SoonerSports.com will bring fans weekly updates of current Sooners competing in the numerous summer baseball leagues around the country. Fans can also access information on former Sooners playing in Major League Baseball and its minor league affiliates.

The second installment, along with links to each of the players’ statistics, are listed below:

SUMMER COLLEGIATE LEAGUE
Tyler Ogle (McKinney Marshalls) was named Player of the Week by the Texas Collegiate League on July 21. Ogle earned the week six honor by going 6-for-10 with a double and three RBIs in three games. His efforts in the past week have helped give the Marshals a five-game winning streak. Ogle is second on the team with a .312 batting average.

Chris Ellison (Peninsula Oilers) remains the top Sooner playing this summer up in the Alaskan Summer League. Ellison ranks second on team in batting average through 80 at bats this summer and is 8-for-8 on stolen base attempts. He is also tied for first on the team in multi-hit games (7). Ellison and teammate Caleb Bushyhead are both among the top of the roster in longest hitting streaks with six apiece.

Levi Rhoades (Yorkton Cardinals) has begun play in Canada and has recorded an ERA of 2.87 through 31.1 innings pitched. Pulling double duty, Rhoades is also hitting well through only 11 at bats with a hitting percentage of .545. FULL STORY

Minnesota’s Summer League All-Star Game Update

Gophersports.com caught up with current Golden Gopher players Kyle Knudson and Seth Rosin to talk about their respective experiences in Summer League All-Star Games this past week. Knudson started in the Northwoods League All-Star Game at catcher for the North Division and also participated in the Home Run Derby. Seth Rosin was also named an alternate for the West Division All-Star team in the Cape Cod League, and had the opportunity to go to Fenway Park for the game. The following is a quick description of each of their All-Star experiences. FULL STORY