Summer Baseball Report #3

Andy Austin, OF (Covington (Valley League)) – Austin continues to get comfortable in the Valley, raising his batting average to .255 from .209 last report … He has hits in eight of his last 10 games, including a 3-hit effort against New Market … Austin also has drawn eight walks in 63 plate appearances.

Joe Bertone, OF (Lake Norman (SCBL)) – Bertone continues to be solid at the plate, elevating his batting average to .324 … He’s scored seven runs and knocked in four in 15 games.

Ryan Foster, RHP (Winchester (Valley League)) – Foster has not pitched since last report and owns a 2-1 record and 6.75 ERA.

Jared Gesell, RHP (Kernersville (CVCL)) – Pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts against the Martinsville Mustangs of the CPL.

Nick Monroe, RHP (Wilson (CPL)) – Monroe has held opponents in check, holding them to a .171 batting average in 10 relief appearances … His ERA stands at 2.84 and is 1-0 on the summer.

Evan Phillips, RHP (Laconia (NECBL)) – Rain in the New England area has played havoc with the schedule, allowing the Muskrats to play just once since June 28 … He’s posted a 2.07 ERA this summer.

William Prince, RHP (Morehead City (CPL)) – In seven outings Prince has fashioned a 3.29 ERA over 13.2 innings.

Will Shepley, LHP (Wilmington (CPL)) – Shepley pitched an inning of relief for the Sharks since last report … In four appearances, he’s yet to allow an earned run.

Gavin Stupienski, C (Hornel (NYCBL)) – Stupienski is hitting .205 with hits in three of his last four games … He collected three hits on June 29 against Geneva.