Summer Baseball Report #6

Andy Austin, OF (Covington (Valley League)) – Austin struggled since last report, going 2-for-14 and seeing his average dip to .228 He tripled, scored a run and knocked in another in a 6-5 loss to the Winchester Royals on July 25.

Joe Bertone, OF (Lake Norman (SCBL)) – Bertone leads the Copperheads with a .354 average (23-65) and has knocked in 13 runs while scoring 18 … Lake Norman will play for the Southern Collegiate Baseball League title beginning on July 26 in a best-of-three series with the Ballantyne Smokies.

Ryan Foster, RHP (Winchester (Valley League)) – Foster was tagged for three runs on four hits in an inning against Charles Town … His ERA moved to 6.48 in 12 outings.

Jared Gesell, RHP (Kernersville (CVCL)) – Gesell allowed three runs on two walks and a hit in an inning of relief against Martinsville … He owns a 2.92 ERA on the summer in 24 innings.

Nick Monroe, RHP (Wilson (CPL)) – Monroe went the distance in the nightcap of a twinbill on July 25 against Edenton … He allowed a run on nine hits and a walk … He struck out nine in his seven-inning complete game.

Evan Phillips, RHP (Laconia (NECBL)) – One week after his bets start of the summer, Phillips didn’t make it past the fourth inning after surrendering 10 runs on nine hits and six walks against Sanford.

William Prince, RHP (Morehead City (CPL)) – Prince suffered his first loss of the summer in his first decision … He allowed five runs on five hits in an inning of relief against Peninsula on July 25.

Will Shepley, LHP (Wilmington (CPL)) – Shepley made a pair of appearances for the Sharks, picking up the win against Morehead City on July 23 … He walked one in two innings as the Sharks plated three in the ninth for a 3-2 win.

Gavin Stupienski, C (Hornel (NYCBL)) – Stupienski is hitting .188, but has shown a good eye at the plate with 14 walks.