Hoosiers in Summerball Update - July 15
July 15, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - While much of the focus has been on Alex Dickerson's exploits with Team USA, he is one of many Hoosiers that are having productive summers in amateur leagues throughout the nation. Here is an update on how the Hoosiers are faring in summerball in 2010.
Perhaps the most impressive performance has been by rising senior catcher Wes Wilson. Wilson was named a Great Lakes League All-Star for his performance with the Hamilton Joes, and got the start for the Red Team. Wilson went 0-for-2 in the All-Star Game, but drew a walk and scored a run in the second inning to help the Red to an 8-7 victory. Wilson hit .378 in the first half with 10 RBI and five doubles, and also caught four of 11 runners trying to steal on him.
Elsewhere in the Great Lakes League, Jerry Kleman has shined for the Lima Locos, hitting .317 with a pair of doubles and six runs. He has also posted a .953 fielding percentage on the infield. Michael Basil has gotten off to a slow start for the Cincinnati Steam, but has driven in seven runs in limited action. Matt Igel is 0-2 in four starts for the Grand Lake Mariners.
In the Northwoods League, Josh Lyon has had another solid season, this year playing for the Battle Creek Bombers. Lyon is among the league leaders with four home runs and 20 RBI and has also smashed six doubles on the year. Jerrud Sabourin got off to a hot start in the elite Cape Cod League, and has two doubles and a home run in 20 games of action. He has also played near-flawless defense at first base, posting a .992 fielding percentage.
Following an outstanding freshman campaign at IU, Micah Johnson has carried over his momentum into the New England Collegiate League. Johnson has hit .298 with a home run, five doubles, 17 runs and nine steals in 26 games for the Vermont Mountaineers. He was named to the West team for the NECBL All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, July 18. Fellow freshman Jonny Hoffman has rebounded after a tough start for the Thomasville Hi-Toms of the Coastal Plains League. In his last 11 2/3 innings, he has allowed 11 hits and three walks to six strikeouts.
Elsewhere, Dylan Swift has started 12 games for the Southampton Breakers in the Hamptons League, where he has caught seven runners on the basepaths and has not committed an error. T.C. Knipp has played in 24 games and scored 12 runs with five steals for the Prospect League's Richmond River Rats. Trace Knoblauch, meanwhile, has a .246 average in 17 games for the Texas League's Victoria Generals.
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