Summer Baseball Report
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
Welcome to this week's installment of the summer baseball report as we take a look at what the Seahawks are doing in the various summer leagues throughout the nation.
Jordan Ramsey (Cotuit Kettleers/Cape Cod League) - Ramsey picked up his second win of the season, both coming out of the bullpen, Thursday night. Cotuit topped Bourne in an 8-6 slugfest. Ramsey allowed three runs in three innings on four hits, walked one and struck out one. In 19 2/3 innings, he's walked just three batters while striking out 13. He has posted a 4.12 ERA
Hunter Ridge (Asheboro Copperheads/Coastal Plain League) - After seeing his average dip to .274 last report, Ridge has regained his edge at the plate and raised his average to .294. He's third on the club with 17 walks and has knocked in nine runs for a sluggish offense.
Luke Dunlap (Columbia Blowfish/Coastal Plain League) - Dunlap is hitting .176 in 34 at bats for the Blowfish, who has opened the second half with a 4-3 record in the West Division.
William Prince (Morehead City Marlins/Coastal Plain League) - Prince still ranks among the league leaders with five saves, but struggled Thursday night against the Wilmington Sharks in a 7-6 loss. He cruised through the seventh and eighth innings, but was tagged for five runs, three earned, in the ninth. Prince's ERA jumped to 4.50 following the outing. He's walked just three, but opponents are hitting .327 against him.
Blaze Tart (Wilmington Sharks/Coastal Plain League) - Rain this week in eastern North Carolina played havoc with the CPL schedule and pushed Tart's start back to this weekend. He enters his next start with a 2.29 ERA and opponents are hitting just .214 against him.
Justin Livengood (Wilmington Sharks/Coastal Plain League) - Livengood had a tough outing against Wilson in a 9-2 loss to the Tobs. He surrendered five runs, just two earned, on four hits in an inning of relief. Livengood struck out two, but also issued two free passes. In seven appearances, he's posted a 4.22 ERA.
Dillon Bass (North Adams SteepleCats/New England Collegiate League) - Bass is hitting .133 in 30 at bats over the course of 13 games played.
Christian MacDonald (North Adams SteepleCats/New England Collegiate League) - MacDonald held Vermont in check over the final 2 1/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits and a walk. In seven games, he's fashioned a 3.86 ERA with seven strikeouts in 14 innings.
Michael Bass (Bethesda Big Train/Cal Ripken League) - Bass continues his torrid play with the Big Train, pushing his season average to .274 with seven hits over his last four games entering the all-star break. He's second on the club with 27 runs scored and tied for the lead with 10 stolen bases. His eight doubles are second on the team.
Luis Renvill (Front Royal Cardinals/Shenandoah Valley League) - Renvill is second on the Cardinals with a .294 batting average and is tied for the lead with 19 runs batted in. He was slated to play in the Valley's All-Star game, but rain shortened the game to a seven-inning contest.
Corey Dick (Front Royal Cardinals/Shenandoah Valley League) -Another Valley League All-Star, Dick passed Renvill for the team lead in average with a .297 mark. He's knocked in 17 runs and scored 13 while posting a .446 on base average thanks to a team-high 28 walks.
Ryan Mayhew (Front Royal Cardinals/Shenandoah Valley League) - Mayhew continues to strikeout batters at a tremendous rate with 23 in 11 2/3 innings. He is 0-1 with a 6.94 ERA in nine appearances. In his last outing, Mayhew fanned six in three innings and walked one.
Justin Manning (Lake Norman Copperheads/Southern Collegiate Baseball League) - Manning is another Seahawk to raise his average recently with a string of strong outings at the plate. His average jumped to .328 entering this weekend thanks to three two-hit games since July 6. He also belted his first round tripper of the summer that day and knocked in four runs.