Mack, Hoosiers Continue Solid Summer League Performances

    Go Hoosiers! Sterling Mack's strong summer league performance helped his team to the NBC World Series.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sterling Mack's strong summer league performance helped his team to the NBC World Series.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Aug. 9, 2007

    Rising sophomore Sterling Mack recently helped his summer team, the Park City (Kan.) Rangers to a spot in the National Baseball Congress World Series with strong outfield play. Mack is one of several Hoosiers who have played well this summer on club squads.

    Though the Rangers were eliminated from the tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 8, by the defending champion Santa Barbara (Calif.) Foresters, Mack's play helped lift the Walter Johnson League team to the NBC World Series. Mack helped the squad qualify for the prestigious tournament with a 2-for-3, two-run performance in the deciding game. In a previous round, Mack was named the tournament MVP after going 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and a stolen base.

    In the Cape Cod Summer League, Josh Phegley was named a starting catcher for the all-star squad, but before he was able to participate in the game, he suffered a hand injury that will likely sideline him through the summer season. Phegley does have a new, familiar face on the Wareham Gatemen, though, as junior pitcher Tyler Tufts has joined the team. Tufts has started a pair of games and appeared in three, going 1-2 with a 4.05 ERA.

    Catcher Justin Morales and pitcher Jarrett Casey helped their team, the Union City Greyhounds, take the KIT (Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee) League Tournament title, topping Fulton in the championship round. Casey was one of the team's top pitchers with a 1.74 ERA and a .134 batting average against.

    For updates on the rest of the Hoosiers participating in summer baseball, check the links below.

    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
    Sterling Mack: Park City Rangers
    Justin Morales: Union City Greyhounds
    Josh Phegley: Wareham Gatemen
    Chris Squires: Maryland Redbirds
    Joe Vicini: Licking County Settlers




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