Auburn baseball summer league update – August 2

Mason Barnett, Brewster Whitecaps (Cape Cod League)
Summer stats (5 games): 1-1, 4.95 ERA, 20.0 IP, 11 R, 11 ER, 19 H, 6 BB, 23 K

Barnett allowed a run in 6.2 innings in his first two starts this summer and turned in two very impressive outings in his last two trips to the mound. The right-hander threw 4.1 scoreless innings and struck out six on July 11. A week later, on July 18, he earned his first win of the summer after pitching 5.0 solid innings. Barnett ranked third on the team in innings pitched (20.0) and fifth in strikeouts (23).

Trace Bright, Charlottesville TomSox (Valley Baseball League)
Summer stats (3 games): 0-1, 2.31 ERA, 11.2 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 6 BB, 14 K

Bright made three starts for Charlottesville before being shut down for the remainder of the summer. He struck out 11 batters in 7.2 combined innings and allowed one run on four hits and two walks in his final two starts of the summer on June 12 and June 18.

Brayton Brown, Strasburg Express (Valley Baseball League)
Summer stats (46 games): .294, 31 R, 44 H, 7 2B, 10 HR, 34 RBI, 19 BB, 7 SB

Brown was named the Valley League Hitter of the Day for this third time this summer after going 3-for-5 with two runs, two doubles and one RBI on July 5. He also hit a walk-off single in the 13th inning of a win on June 28. The Selma, Alabama, native collected a hit in 11 of his last 14 games, including four multi-hit games, and helped lead Strasburg to the VBL Championship. He was also named a VBL All Star and Home Run Derby participant earlier this summer.

Blake Burkhalter, Alexandria Aces (Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League)
Summer stats (11 games): 1-0, 1.12 ERA, 2 SV, 16.0 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 4 BB, 30 K

Burkhalter has allowed just two runs in 16.0 innings of work this summer. He has turned in a 0.69 WHIP and is striking out two batters per inning for Alexandria. The junior righty earned a save in his first two appearances and picked up the win in his third. On July 27, he pitched 2.0 innings in relief and struck out the side both innings to help send the Aces to the championship.

Ryan Dyal, Charlottesville TomSox (Valley Baseball League)
Summer stats (13 games): .143, 8 R, 4 H, 2 2B, 8 RBI, 7 BB

Dyal played in 13 games and earned 10 starts for the TomSox this summer and was tied for the team lead with eight RBI in the first two weeks of games. The Senoia, Georgia, native went 1-for-3 with a run and RBI on June 10 and followed it up with a bases-clearing double that proved to be the difference in the 8-5 win the following game. He drove in his seventh and eighth runs of the season with two sacrifice flies on June 19.

Garret Farquhar, Alexandria Aces (Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League)
Summer stats (33 games): .333, 24 R, 43 H, 10 2B, 3 HR, 30 RBI, 14 BB, 7 SB

Farquhar leads the Cal Ripken League in hits (43) and doubles (10) while also ranking fourth in RBI (30). The Hoover, Alabama, native has at least one hit in six of his last nine games. Farquhar had six hits and two doubles in a span of three games from July 15-17. On July 28, he collected three hits, scored three times, stole two bases and drove in a run to help send the Aces to the championship.

Cole Foster, Charlottesville TomSox (Valley Baseball League)
Summer stats (39 games, batting): .252, 25 R, 32 H, 8 2B, 1 3B, 9 RBI, 17 BB, 8 SB
Summer stats (2 game, pitching): 0-0, 3.37 ERA, 2.2 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K

Foster leads the TomSox in games played (39), doubles (8) and runs (25) and is second in hits (32). The Plano, Texas, native has collected a hit in 24 contests, including multiple hits in seven games. He has also made a pair of appearances on the mound, most recently turning in 1.2 scoreless innings with three strikeouts on July 3. He was named a VBL All-Star earlier this summer.

Josh Hall, Alexandria Aces (Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League)
Summer stats (10 games): .412, 12 R, 14 H, 6 RBI, 3 BB, 13 SB

Hall played in 10 games for Alexandria, last appearing in a contest on June 21. He leads the team with a .412 average and still ranks second in stolen bases (13). He recorded at least one hit in eight of the 10 games he appeared in, including multiple hits in five contests. Hall collected multiple hits in back-to-back games on June 9 and June 12, going 3-for-4 with three RBI in the latter game, and did it again on June 16 and June 18. He reached base four times and stole four bases in a win on June 18.

Cam Hill, Elmira Pioneers (Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League)
Summer stats (18 games, batting): .319, 11 R, 22 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 5 BB
Summer stats (5 games, pitching): 3-1, 1.47 ERA, 1 SV, 18.1 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 12 H, 9 BB, 26 K

Hill got it done both at the plate and on the mound for Elmira this summer. He was named the PGCBL Player of the Week on June 18 after going 10-for-21 (.476) with a double, triple, home run and seven RBI. He started the summer on a 12-game hitting streak and turned in at least on hit in 16 of 18 games. In five appearances and two starts, the Madison, Alabama, native leads Elmira with three wins and a 1.47 ERA.  He also ranks second with 26 strikeouts, including 11 in a game at Jamestown on June 18.  

Nate LaRue, Strasburg Express (Valley Baseball League)
Summer stats (9 games, batting): .360, 5 R, 9 H, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 9 BB
Summer stats (1 game, pitching): 0.00 ERA, 2.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 6 K

LaRue played in nine games for Elmira this summer, starting in seven and coming off the bench in two more. He went 2-for-3 in a game on June 13 and finished his summer with another multi-hit effort and RBI on June 24. The Mobile, Alabama, native also made an appearance on the mound on June 9 and struck out all six batters he faced in 2.0 innings of work.

Will Morrison, Charlottesville TomSox (Valley Baseball League)
Summer stats (7 games): 1-0, 4.50 ERA, 1 SV, 12.0 IP, 9 R, 6 ER, 6 H, 6 BB, 14 K

Morrison tied for second on the TomSox with seven appearances this summer, striking out 14 batters in 12.0 innings of work. The right-hander didn’t allow an earned run in five of his seven appearances. He earned a save in 2.0 scoreless innings on June 12, picked up the win in 2.2 innings of relief on June 15 and struck out a season-high four batters in 1.2 innings on June 19.

Ben Schorr, Elmira Pioneers (Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League)
Summer stats (29 games): .225, 12 R, 23 H, 3 2B, 20 RBI, 11 BB

Schorr has driven in multiple runs in seven contests, including two games with three RBI. He went 3-for-5 and matched a season high with three RBI on June 26. He recently went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and a run vs. the Red Wings on July 19.  

Kade Snell, Danville Dans (Prospect League Baseball)
Summer stats (9 games): 3-2, 4.76 ERA, 1 SV, 45.1 IP, 27 R, 24 ER, 45 H, 18 BB, 48 K

Snell leads the Dans in innings (45.1) and is second on the team in strikeouts (48) and wins (3). Snell earned his first win of the summer on June 1, throwing 3.0 scoreless innings and striking out six in a 2-1 victory. After giving up a homer on the first pitch, Snell continued to throw a seven-inning complete game with 11 strikeouts and earned his second win of the season on June 17. He picked up his third win of the season after 4.0 innings of work on July 27.

Jack Sokol, Elmira Pioneers (Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League)
Summer stats (6 games): 0-3, 7.10 ERA, 19.0 IP, 19 R, 15 ER, 24 H, 10 BB, 17 K

Sokol made four starts for Elmira this summer. He struck out a season-high six batters in 4.0 innings in his summer debut on June 3 and pitched a season-high 6.0 innings in his next start on June 9. In his final appearance of the season, Sokol pitched 2.0 hitless innings that featured three strikeouts.

Peyton Sybrandt, Golden Chick (Metro Summer Collegiate League)
Stats are currently unavailable for this league.

Sybrandt hit a two-run home run for Stix Baseball Club’s Collegiate Red on June 21.

Bryson Ware, Falmouth Commodores (Cape Cod League)
Summer stats (13 games): .067, 3 R, 2 H, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 5 BB

Ware played in 13 games for Falmouth this summer. He collected a hit in two of three contests from June 29-July 5, hitting a seventh-inning solo homer on July 5.
 

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