How Vol Baseball Players Performed In Summer Leagues

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The summer is coming to a close and Tennessee baseball players are returning to campus for the start of the fall semester after being spread across the country playing in different baseball leagues this summer.

Eighteen different Vols played in summer leagues the past months including key players Christian Moore and Blake Burke.

Let’s take a look at how Tennessee players performed across the country this summer.

Cape Cod League

LHP Wyatt Evans – Chatham Anglers
6 APP, 4 GS, 1-3, 5.89 ERA, 18.1 IP, 12 R, 12 ER, 19 H, 10 BB, 20 K, 1.58 WHIP

Earned Cape Cod Pitcher of the Week honors on July 26.

Second baseman/left fielder Christian Moore – Hyannis Harbor Hawks

22 GP, .176 AVG, 6 R, 13 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 8 RBI, 10 BB, 1 SB, .267 OBP, .230 SLG

Appalachian League

OF Kyle Booker – Kingsport Axmen
29 GP, .310 AVG, 27 R, 31 H, 7 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 24 RBI, 19 BB, 8 SB, .425 OBP, .430 SLG

Helped lead the Axmen to an Appalachian League championship.

INF/OF Ethan Payne – Johnson City Doughboys

30 GP, .207 AVG, 21 R, 19 H, 4 2B, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 23 BB, 2 SB, .398 OBP, .283 SLG

California Collegiate League (Wood bat league)

1B Blake Burke – Heraldsburg Prune Packers

34 GP, .308 AVG, 27 R, 33 H, 6 2B, 6 HR, 37 RBI, 14 BB, 1 SB, .407 OBP, .523 SLG

Helped lead the Prune Packers to a California Collegiate League Championship.

OF Hunter Ensley – Santa Barbara Foresters

25 GP, .395 AVG, 16 R, 34 H, 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 8 BB, 11 SB, .535 SLG, .465 OBP

RHP Hollis Fanning – Walnut Creek Crawdads

10 APP, 7 GS, 2-4, 0 SV, 3.42 ERA, 52.2 IP, 24 R, 17 ER, 44 H, 4 BB, 33 K, 1.18 WHIP

OF/1B Kavares Tears – Walnut Creek Crawdads

33 GP, .244 AVG, 18 R, 29 H, 5 2B, 4 HR, 24 RBI, 14 BB, 5 SB, .387 SLG, .326 OBP

Coastal Plain League

INF Angus Pence – Forest City Owls

31 GP, .245 AVG, 15 R, 26 H, 5 2B, 15 RBI, 7 BB, 3 SB, .303 OBP, .287 SLG

New England Collegiate League

Utility Logan Chambers – Martha’s Vineyard Sharks

32 GP, .378 AVG, 33 R, 45 H, 4 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 27 RBI, 24 BB, 3 SB, .497 OBP, .534 SLG

Helped lead the Vineyard Sharks to the league championship with a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning of the championship game.

C Charlie Taylor – North Shore Navigators

21 GP, .197 AVG, 5 R, 12 H, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 7 BB, 2 SB .300 OBP, .246 SLG

Ohio Valley League

C Ryan Miller – Full Count Rhythm

30 GP, .252 AVG, 29 R, 28 H, 5 2B, 6 HR, 21 RBI, 25 BB, .459 SLG, .418 OBP

Prospect League

RHP/C Andrew Kribbs – Johnstown Mill Rats

Batting: 44 GP, .165 AVG, 16 R, 16 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 15 BB, .277 OBP, .278 SLG
Pitching: 11 APP, 4 GS, 2-2, 0 SV, 9.22 ERA, 27.1 IP, 34 R, 28 ER, 36 H, 25 BB, 26 K

LHP Drew Patterson – Alton River Dragons

2 APP, 0 GS, 1-1, 0 SV, 10.38 ERA, 4.1 IP, 5 R, 5 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 3 K

Rocky Mountain Baseball League

LHP Jake Fitzgibbons, infielder Austen Jaslove and LHP Kaleb Meredith played for the Hays Larks. Stats were not available.

Sunbelt Baseball League

LHP Zander Sechrist – Gainesville Gol’Diggers

5 APP, 5 GS, 2-0, 0 SV, 1.02 ERA, 26.1 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 17 H, 1 BB, 28 K, 0.68 WHIP

The Gol’Diggers claimed the league title behind a strong Sechrist start in the championship game.

Ryan Schumpert is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. Ryan spent three years with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program before joining RTI. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.