Sabourin's All-Star Appearance Leads Summerball Notables
Aug. 4, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Led by Jerrud Sabourin's appearance in the Northwoods League All-Star Game, several members of the Indiana baseball team are posting strong seasons in the various collegiate summer leagues throughout the nation. Here is a summary of their performances.
Sabourin became the third Hoosier to earn all-star status this summer (joining Michael Earley and Brian Lambert in the Great Lakes League) and hit a double in the league's all-star game on July 22. Through 59 games, the junior has a .285 average with six doubles, one home run, 25 RBI and 25 runs.
Sabourin is not the only Hoosier in the Northwoods League, as sophomore Josh Lyon has come on strong at the plate for Waterloo. Lyon has raised his average more than 50 points over the last few weeks to sit fourth on his team with a .248 average. He has drilled three home runs on the summer along with 10 doubles in just 44 games of action.
Earley and Lambert have continued their strong play since the Great Lakes All-Star Game, posting averages of .309 and .325, respectively. Earley has hit eight doubles on the summer to Lambert's four, and each has one home run. Lambert has stolen 15 bases, while Earley has swiped 13. Hoosier teammate Tyler Rogers has played in 27 games and has a pair of triples on the summer.
In the vaunted Cape Cod League, Alex Dickerson has heated up as of late, and is now tied for the Wareham Gatemen team lead with three home runs. The sophomore's .223 average is among the better marks on the team and he leads the squad with three triples. Fellow Gateman Blake Monar has been solid on the mound, posting a 2.98 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings of work. Monar leads the Gatemen in innings pitched and has just a .219 batting average against him.
In the New England Collegiate League, Drew Leininger continues to pitch well for the Sanford Mainers. In eight appearances, Leininger has surrendered just seven hits and five walks over 13 1/3 innings for a 3-0 record and a 1.35 ERA. At the plate for Sanford, Ethan Wilson has played in 33 games and has been a team leader for the Mainers, who are 23-16 on the summer.
A pair of catchers headed eastward this summer, and Dylan Swift has had a solid summer for the Albany Dutchmen of the New York Collegiate League. Swift has a .224 average in 24 games of action, and has caught 14 of the 35 runners who have tried to steal on him. Wes Wilson has started 16 games for Youse's Maryland Orioles of the Ripken League, where he has three doubles and seven RBI on the summer.
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