Summer Baseball Update: Midseason Report
Cape Cod Baseball League
Matt Frisbee – Harwich Mariners
Frisbee has made four starts for the Mariners this season, logging 17.1 innings. He has recorded multiple strikeouts in all four starts, striking out six in 3.2 innings in his last outing against the Brewster Whitecaps. To start the month of July, Frisbee threw 6.0 innings, scattering five hits and allowing an unearned run.
Andrew Moritz – Harwich Mariners
Moritz has started 18 games for Harwich, recording at least one hit in 11 games. He hits at a .269 average with two doubles. He has scored nine runs with six RBI this summer and has stolen five bases.
Cesar Trejo – Brewster Whitecaps
Trejo has made 11 appearances with the Whitecaps and is currently hitting at a .303 average. The sophomore slugger has connected for one home run and two doubles this summer. Trejo has scored four runs and driven in five. In his last appearance against Harwich, came off the bench to draw a walk before connecting for a base hit and scoring a run in the Brewster victory.
Coastal Plain League
Jake Lewis – Holly Springs Salamanders
The sophomore southpaw has made four appearances for the Salamanders this summer, earning a 1-1 record. Lewis has thrown in 11.2 innings, striking out nine hitters and holding opponents to a .195 average against him. He has allowed just four extra base hits, issuing just three walks. He has earned a 4.63 ERA with the Salamanders.
Tripp Shelton – Holly Springs Salamanders
Shelton has made 22 starts for the Salamanders this summer, hitting at a .311 clip. Shelton has gone for extra bases nine times, including a pair of home runs. He has stole three bases, scored 14 times and driven in 18. Shelton's average ranks fourth-best on the Salamanders' roster and has hit six doubles on the summer.
Brandon Stephens – Gastonia Grizzlies
In five appearances with the Grizzlies this summer, Stephens ahs earned a 1-2 record and a 4.20 ERA. Stephens has worked in 15.0 innings, striking out 12 hitters and issuing just five walks. He has allowed seven earned runs while limiting opponents to just four extra base hits this summer.
Caleb Webster – Asheboro Copperheads
Webster has made 26 appearances with the Copperheads, hitting at a .239 average. He has scored nine runs and driven in nine, as well as stealing four bases. He has connected on four doubles and matched his spring season total with one home run.
Valley Baseball League
Austin Embler – Harrisonburg Turks
The Spartan infielder is hitting at a .263 average in 22 games with the Turks. He has hit two doubles and driven in 12 runs. He has swiped three bases, scored 11 runs while drawing 13 walks. The Turks are currently in third place in the South Division of the Valley Baseball League.
Zach Kuchmaner – Harrisonburg Turks
Kuchmaner has played in 22 games with the Turks, primarily in the outfield. He has hit for a .197 average with one triple. He has scored eight runs and stolen four bases on the season. Earlier this season, Kuchmaner had a season-high three game hit streak, leading to two Turk victories.
Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League
Devin Ruiz – South Jersey Giants
A 2017 ACBL All Star, Ruiz has hit at a .379 average with four home runs this summer. The Giants are currently 0.5 games back from the division-leading Allentown Railers. Ruiz's average is second best on the team, having played in 16 games this season. He has driven in 15 runs and scored 17 times. He has recorded a hit in 12 of 16 games, with a stretch of nine consecutive games with a hit earlier this season. He twice has tallied four hits in a game and drove in a season-high four runs in a victory over the North Jersey Eagles.
Carolina – Virginia Collegiate League
Jake Mayhew – Kernersville Bulldogs
Mayhew has made 10 appearances with one start this season. He has earned a 1-0 record and has earned a pair of saves in two opportunities. He has logged 22.0 innings, allowing just six earned runs, earning a 2.45 ERA. Opponents are hitting just .167 against him and he has struck out 24 hitters on the season. He earned a win in his last outing, throwing 4.0 shutout innings, striking out three hitters without allowing a run.
Jeremiah Triplett – Kernersville Bulldogs
Triplett has made 10 appearances for the Bulldogs this summer, starting a pair of games. He has earned a 1-0 record in 19.2 innings of work. His innings total is third most on the Bulldog roster. He has allowed nine earned runs and holds opponents to a .215 average against. He has fanned 21 hitters without allowing a home run this year. Triplett's last outing was 2.0 shutout innings in relief, striking out a pair of hitters.