August 9, 2013

Islanders In Summer Ball Update

CORPUS CHRISTI –  Jacob Dorris capped off his strong season in the Cape Cod League with a 2.55 ERA, striking out 26 batters in 24.2 innings pitched. He was the go-to-guy out of the bullpen tallying a team-high 15 appearances, as he led the Chatham Anglers to a 26-17 record and a playoff berth. 

Close by was Jordan Lee, who played for the Laconia Muskrats in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Lee hit at a .276 clip, placing him third on the team in batting average, picking up 16 RBI along the way. He also showed off his wheels stealing 16 bases while notching the team's only two triples of the season.

After making it to the Texas Collegiate League All-Star game, Matt Danton proved he was worthy of this honor, compiling a 3.05 ERA over 67.2 innings pitched heading into the Woodlands Strykers finale tonight, Aug. 9. Danton has led the team on the mound with a team-high five wins.

Matching Danton's strong performance in the TCL has been Kaleb Keith for the Victoria Generals. The 6-foot-4-inch righty has been a force out of the bullpen posting a 1.55 ERA over 29 innings and striking out 22 batters along the way.

During his time with the Front Royal Cardinals in the Valley Baseball League, Brandon Tierney featured the most productive bat on the team leading the Cardinals with a .295 batting average. Tierney also led the team with two home runs while drawing 10 walks along with 12 hit by pitches.   

Jared Henke had a strong summer pitching in the Centex Collegiate Baseball League for the San Antonio Mapco Titans. Henke baffled hitters all season allowing just three runs in 15 innings pitched. Most of the time batters had trouble even getting a piece of the ball, as Henke struck out nearly 40 percent of the hitters he faced.

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