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Arkansas Summer Baseball Recap

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas Summer Baseball Recap

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas baseball team was well represented in summer baseball with 17 players competing in various leagues throughout the country. Here’s a look at how they performed. Cape Cod Baseball League Brian Anderson played in 38 games for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks and finished the summer with a .227 batting average with a home run and nine RBI. Anderson was fourth on the team with six doubles. Jalen Beeks pitched in seven games and made six starts for the Harwich Mariners. Beeks, who was named a Cape Cod League All-Star, compiled a 3-2 record with a 3.22 ERA. Beeks allowed less than a hit per inning, giving up 35 hits in 36.1 innings, which was the second-highest innings total on the team. Eric Fisher had a good summer offensively for the Bourne Braves. Fisher posted a .286 batting average with 14 RBI in 29 games played. Fisher led the team with a pair of triples and ranked tied for fourth with five doubles. Michael Gunn pitched in 12 games, all out of the bullpen, for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. Gunn finished the season with a 0-1 record and a 2.81 ERA. In 16 innings of work, Gunn struck out 19 batters and allowed only 13 hits, holding opponents to a .217 batting average. Trey Killian appeared in seven games, including six starting appearances, as a pitcher for the Wareham Gatemen. Killian closed the summer with a 0-3 record with one save and a 4.06 ERA. Killian averaged nearly a strikeout an inning, fanning 36 batters in 37.2 innings of work. Chris Oliver ranked second on the Harwich Mariners with 10 appearances, nine out of the bullpen. Oliver finished the summer with a 1-0 record, a team-high three saves and a 2.57 ERA. Oliver struck out 16 batters in 14 innings and allowed just 13 hits. Tyler Spoon finished the summer with a .261 batting average in 44 games for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. Spoon tied for the team lead with four homers and ranked second on the team with 15 RBI. Defensively, Spoon had a .985 fielding percentage and had 10 outfield assists. Northwoods League Jackson Lowery pitched in 19 games, 18 in relief, for the Wisconsin Woodchucks. Lowery, who was selected as a Northwoods League All-Star, finished the summer with a 1-3 record with five saves and a 1.44 ERA, the lowest ERA on the team (minimum 10 innings pitched). Lowery struck out 29 batters in 25 innings and only allowed 15 hits, holding opponents to a .174 batting average. Adam Meyer spent his summer pitching for the Lakeshore Chinooks. Meyer pitched in nine games and had no record with a 5.78 ERA. Colin Poche pitched in 13 games, including eight starts, for the Willmar Stingers. Poche, who was named a Northwoods League All-Star, finished the summer with a 6-2 record, one save and a 2.26 ERA. Poche led the Stingers with 59 strikeouts in 51.2 innings and also had a team-best six victories. Poche was ranked as the top prospect in the Northwoods League by Perfect Game and was also named a third-team summer collegiate All-American. Garrett Rucker played in 50 games for the Wisconsin Woodchucks. Rucker had a .201 batting average with a team-high tying five home runs and 17 RBI. Rucker also drew a team-best 22 walks. Joe Serrano played in 45 games for the Battle Creek Bombers and hit .287 with 18 RBI. Serrano ranked second on the team in batting average (min. 60 at bats) doubles (13) and stolen bases (8). Landon Simpson pitched in nine games, including eight as a starter, for the Waterloo Bucks. Simpson had a team-leading seven wins and posted a 7-1 record with a 3.10 ERA. Simpson ranked third on the team in innings pitched (55.0), and allowed less than a hit per inning, giving up 54 hits in 55 innings. California Collegiate League Mike Sisco pitched in seven games for the Conejo Oaks during the summer. Sisco compiled a 3-2 record with a 5.91 ERA in 35 innings of work. Coastal Plain League

Josh Alberius spent his summer with the Martinsville Mustangs. Alberius played in 27 games and had a .143 batting average with a a home run and six RBI. Clayton Booth played in 46 games with the Martinsville Mustangs. Booth finished the summer with a .253 batting average with 14 RBI. Texas Collegiate League

Brett McAfee played in 12 games for the East Texas Pump Jacks. McAfee had a .209 batting average with three RBI. For more information on Arkansas baseball, follow @RazorbackBSB on Twitter.



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