FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Members of the Arkansas Razorback baseball team continue to play from coast to coast in various summer leagues and our latest update comes from the Texas Collegiate League where five Razorbacks are playing summer ball.
After some time away from the diamond to review his options, right-handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger made two starts for the McKinney Marshals and over nine innings of work allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits with one walk and 14 strike outs. He accrued a 3.00 ERA in his two outings and was not credited with a decision in either appearance.
Joining Bolsinger on the McKinney staff is left-handed pitcher Geoffrey Davenport who has made five appearances, three starts, and is 1-2 with a 5.85 ERA. Davenport has pitched 20.0 innings and allowed 14 runs and 16 hits while striking out 18. Opponents are hitting just .211 against the left-handed specialist.
McKinney boasts three Razorbacks on the roster with redshirt freshman Seth Gardner rounding out the Arkansas presence. Gardner is batting .229 over 14 games with 11 hits, five runs scored, four RBI and a home run. He has also walked seven times and stolen a base for the Marshals.
Making some waves with the Coppell Copperheads is redshirt freshman catcher Zac Russell. Playing in 21 of the Copperheads 29 games, Russell is batting .233 with 10 hits, two doubles, five runs scored and five RBI. His on-base percentage of .365 is one of the best on the team for someone that plays nearly every day and he is one of eight Copperheads to play in 20 or more games as of Tuesday.
Brazos Valley is currently in third place in the TCL standings with an overall record of 15-12 and feature outfielder and Arkansas native Kyle Atkins. Atkins has participated in 18 games this summer with the Bombers and accumulated a .158 batting average with six hits, a double, five runs scored and three RBI. Atkins has been a factor on the base paths as he leads the squad with five stolen bases and has shown a decent eye at the plate with 12 walks.
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