Waves Spread Out Across the Country for Summer Ball
July 6, 2012
MALIBU, Calif. - From Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Anchorage, Alaska, Pepperdine baseball student-athletes are competing at a high level for their respective summer teams. Listed below is a short summary of each individual's accomplishments. Highlighting the list is Austin Davidson, who was recently named a California Collegiate League All-Star for his exceptional play.
Austin Davidson (Oxnard, Calif./Oxnard HS) is suiting up for the 2011 National Baseball Congress (NBC) Champion Santa Barbara Foresters. Davidson, who was recently named a California Collegiate League (CCL) All-Star, is third on the team with a .317 batting average through 13 games played. He has collected 13 hits in 41 at bats, with five of those being doubles. The freshman has driven in nine runs and leads the team with 10 walks. He has also scored 12 runs. The Foresters currently sit atop the CCL with a 12-5 record.
Bryan Langlois (Oak Park, Calif./Oak Park HS) is competing for the Seacoast Mavericks of the Futures League. The outfielder has played 11 games for the Mavericks and is batting .381, the third best average on the team. In 42 at bats he has 16 hits, seven of those doubles. He has driven in six runs and scored nine. So far the Mavericks are 13-12 on the season.
Freshman catcher Kolten Yamaguchi (Kona, Hawai'i/Konawaena HS) is playing for the Kamuela Paniolos of the Hawai'i Collegiate League. Yamaguchi has started all 12 games that he has appeared in, batting an impressive .333, with 13 hits, three of them for extra bases with one double and two triples. He has driven in three runs overall and scored six.
Outfielder/pitcher Aaron Brown (Chatsworth, Calif./Chatsworth HS) and pitchers Scott Frazier (Upland, Calif./Upland HS) and Brian McIlhenny (Scottsdale, Ariz./Brophy College Prep) are suiting up for the Chatham Anglers of the prestigious Cape Cod League. Brown has been playing center field for the Anglers and leads the team with a .282 batting average in 15 games played. He has collected six RBI, one home run and three doubles in 39 at bats. On the mound the lefty has made three appearances for 6.0 innings, striking out six and allowing two earned runs. He has a 3.00 ERA.
Frazier has made three starts for the Anglers, throwing a total of 12.2 innings. He has allowed 17 hits, four walks and has struck out 10. He has a record of 1-1 and an ERA of 4.97. Reliever McIlhenny has made five appearances out of the pen for a total of 6.1 innings of work. He has allowed only four hits, no runs and has struck out four. He boasts a record of 1-0 for the Anglers. Overall Chatham has a 10-8 record.
Pitcher Matt Maurer (Medford, Ore./North Medford HS) is also playing in the Cape Cod League for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. The lefty has made five appearances in relief for a total of 6.1 innings of work. He has allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits and has struck out three. He is 1-1 so far on the summer. The Harbor Hawks are 5-13 overall.
Outfielder Ranny Lowe (Granada Hills, Calif./Notre Dame HS) is suiting up for the Weyburn Beavers of the Western Major Baseball League in Canada. He is batting .273 through 20 games played. Lowe has 11 RBI on 21 hits, including one home run, one double and one triple.
Eric Karch (Fresno, Calif./Clovis West HS) and Sean Leary (Arvada, Colo./Arvada West HS) are both playing for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska Baseball League. Karch has appeared in six games on the hill, earning one start. He has pitched a total of 6.0 innings, striking out 10. He has a record of 1-1. Leary has made three appearances for 2.2 innings, allowing only six hits.
Opposing Karch and Leary in the Alaska Baseball League is Sean Casey (Phoenix, Ariz./Pinnacle HS), playing for the Matsu Miners. He has appeared in one game on the mound and has had four at bats, collecting one hit for a RBI.
Pitcher Michael Swanner(Cardiff, Calif./La Costa Canyon HS) is suiting up for the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League. Swanner has appeared in just one game, throwing 1.1 innings and allowing only one hit and one walk with two strikeouts. He earned the win in his one appearance. Overall the Loggers are 26-9 at the midway point of the Northwoods League season.
Infielder Drew Hacker (Moorpark, Calif./Oaks Christian HS) and pitchers Andrew Alvarez (Riverside, Calif./Martin Luther King HS) and Mat Snider (Los Altos, Calif./Los Altos HS) are playing for the Danville Dans of the Prospect League. Hacker has appeared in 21 games and has collected 13 hits and scored 20 runs in 66 at bats. He has two doubles and has driven in five runs. He has also drawn 13 walks. Alvarez has appeared on the mound and at the plate for the Dans. He has made four starts for 20 innings pitched. He has struck out 13 and allowed only 17 runs. He is 0-2 for the Dans. At the plate he has 21 at bats, driving in two on three hits, one being a double. Snider has appeared in five games, making three starts for a 1-2 record. Through 14.0 innings pitched he has collected 12 strikeouts.