Hoosier Baseballers Show Well in Summer Leagues

    Go Hoosiers! Josh Phegley had a strong debut for the Wareham Gatemen on Friday, June 15.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Josh Phegley had a strong debut for the Wareham Gatemen on Friday, June 15.
    Go Hoosiers!

    June 16, 2007

    With more than a dozen Hoosier baseball players playing in different leagues across the country this summer, will be checking in on the Hoosiers throughout the season. Today's update is as of Saturday, June 16.

    Among Hoosiers, freshman catcher Josh Phegley is playing in the most elite league, spending his summer playing for the Wareham Gatemen of the famous Cape Cod League. Phegley had quite the regular season debut for the Gatemen on Friday, June 15, as he went 2-for-4 and drove in the winning run in the ninth inning of a come-from-behind, 5-2 victory over Falmouth. Phegley was named the game's MVP for his performance, which included him nailing a pair of runners on the basepaths to help his cause.

    A number of Hoosiers are spending their summer with the teams of the Great Lakes Collegiate Baseball League. Evan Crawford has put together a .333 average with eight runs in five games for the Delaware Cows. The freshman has two doubles, a triple and is a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen bases in his time playing shortstop for Delaware.

    Pitchers Joe Vicini and Eric Arnett have thrown very well for the Licking County Settlers. Arnett was brilliant in his debut, going five innings and allowing just two hits in a victory for the Settlers. Vicini has thrown 5 1/3 innings in two appearances, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out seven. Brad Henke has gone 2-for-11 for the Anderson Servants in limited action.

    A pair of Hoosiers has shown well for the Union City Greyhounds this summer. Freshman catcher Justin Morales is batting .333 this season for the team with a double and a triple for the team. Lefty pitcher Jarrett Casey has been equally strong for the team, going 1-0 without having allowed an earned run this season. Casey has allowed just four singles and two walks in 9 2/3 innings for the squad.

    Tyler Cox has put together a .260 average with six RBIs and five runs in 13 games for the Spartanburg Stingers. Chris Squires has struggled in two appearances with the Maryland Redbirds, picking up a pair of losses in just 2/3 of an inning.

    Hoosiers in summer leagues:
    Eric Arnett: Licking County Settlers
    Jarrett Casey: Union City Greyhounds
    Tyler Cox: Spartanburg Stingers
    Evan Crawford: Delaware Cows
    Brad Henke: Anderson Servants
    Brian Lambert: Joplin Slashers
    Justin Morales: Union City Greyhounds
    Josh Phegley: Wareham Gatemen
    Chris Squires: Maryland Redbirds
    Joe Vicini: Licking County Settlers




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