[GUIDE] K-State Baseball Summer Update – July 29 – Forum

A weekly update of current and former Wildcats.

PRO CATS

Evan Marshall, Chicago White Sox

Marshall has appeared three times for the Chicago White Sox in 2020, totaling 2 2/3 inning and five strikeouts without allowing an earned run. He pitched in back-to-back games in the season-opening series against Minnesota and added a perfect inning of relief with a pair of strikeouts on Tuesday at Cleveland. Marshall is coming off a career year in 2019 with the White Sox, going 4-2 with a career-best 2.49 ERA in 55 relief appearances. He logged a career-high 50 2/3 innings while striking out 41 batters to go with a 1.30 WHIP.  Marshall made his MLB debut in 2014 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and has spent time with the Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians. Marshall was a fourth-round pick of the Diamondbacks in 2011.

 

Nick Martini, Philadelphia Phillies

Martini was selected to the Phillies’ 60-man Summer Camp roster ahead of the shortened 2020 MLB season. On July 18, Martini was sent to the Phillies’ Alternate Training Site in Allentown, Pa., to be part of the team’s player pool for the taxi squad. Martini, who spent time with both the Oakland A’s and San Diego Padres in 2019, was a non-roster invitee to spring training by the Phillies. In 2019, Martini hit .226 with a home run, four doubles and 14 runs batted in with the A’s and Padres. The former Wildcat played 70 games for Triple-A Las Vegas, posting a .328/.432/.482 slash line with eight homers and 42 RBI last season. The former All-American outfielder was a seventh-round selection of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011.

SENIORS IN 2020-21

Chris Ceballos, Amarillo Sod Squad (Texas Collegiate League)

Playing for the Amarillo (Texas) Sod Squad of the Texas Collegiate League, Ceballos has posted a slash line of .206/.341/.294 in 11 games. Ceballos has hit safely in each of his last four games, including a home run and three RBI during a 11-6 victory against the Sod Dogs on July 22. On the year, Ceballos has one homer, six RBI and five walks with three runs scored. The Sod Squad are 16-9 and atop the North Division standings.

 

Kasey Ford, Perfect Timing Red (Perfect Timing College League)

Playing for Perfect Timing Red of the Perfect Timing College League in Springdale, Arkansas, Ford posted a 1-0 record with a 1.54 ERA in four starts. A PT League All-Star, Ford tossed three hitless innings while racking up six strikeouts in his last start on July 6. He has totaled 18 strikeouts over 11 2/3 innings this season with only two earned runs allowed. Over his last 10 innings of work, Ford has struck out 15 batters while yielding just six hits. PT Red finished the season fourth in the league with a 11-7-1 record.

 

Luke Hauswirth, Midwest Nationals Blue (Show-Me League)

Playing for the Midwest (Springfield, Missouri) Nationals Blue, Hauswirth went 4-0 in six starts with a 3.04 ERA. Hauswirth struck out 26 hitters in 23 innings pitched while allowing just nine walks. The Midwest Nationals Blue finished first in the league with a record of 15-6-1.

 

Caleb Littlejim, D-BAT Stanton (D-BAT Collegiate League)

Littlejim is playing for D-BAT Stanton of the D-BAT Collegiate League in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. D-BAT Stanton is 9-10-1 as of July 14 and were the six seed entering the postseason tournament (no stats available).

 

Cameron Thompson, Perfect Timing Red (Perfect Timing College League) / Waterloo Bucks (Northwoods League)

Thompson began the summer with Perfect Timing Red of the Perfect Timing College League in Springdale, Arkansas. Thompson had a slash line of .304/.515/.391 with two doubles, an RBI and seven runs scored in 11 games. Thompson went 2 for 2 with a double and a run scored in his last game with PT Red on June 29. PT Red finished the season fourth in the league with a 11-7-1 record.

Thompson debuted with the Waterloo (Iowa) Bucks on July 6, and in 16 games has put together a slash line of .323/.378/.400 with five doubles, 12 RBI and eight steals. Thompson has registered multiple hits in each of his last two games, including going 3 for 5 with a double and two RBI on July 25. He followed that up with two hits and a season-high three RBI in his last game on July 28.  Thompson strung together a six-game hitting streak from July 11-16. On July 11, Thompson went 5 for 6 with a double, two runs batted in and five runs scored. Waterloo is currently 16-8 and first in the Minnesota-Iowa Division.

 

JUNIORS IN 2020-21

Dylan Caplinger, D-BAT Fairbanks (D-BAT Collegiate League)

Caplinger is playing for D-BAT Fairbanks of the D-BAT Collegiate League in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. D-BAT Fairbanks is 11-10-1 through games played July 14 and were the fifth seed entering the postseason tournament (no stats available).

 

Tyler Eckberg, Mankato MoonDogs (Northwoods League)

Playing for the Mankato (Minnesota) MoonDogs of the Northwoods League, Eckberg has made six appearances and recorded two saves with 14 strikeouts and a 2.08 ERA (2 ER, 8.2 IP). Eckberg has earned a save in each of his last two games, not allowing an earned run in each contest and totaling four strikeouts over three innings of work.  He has racked up four strikeouts twice this season, the first in his season debut on July 6 against Rochester and again on July 21 vs. Willmar. The MoonDogs are currently 10-13 and in fourth in the Minnesota-Iowa Division.

 

Austin Garrett, Oklahoma Lookouts (Oklahoma Metro Scout League)

Garrett is playing of the Oklahoma Lookouts of the Oklahoma Metro Scout League (no stats available).

 

Zach Kokoska, Phipps Park Barracudas (South Florida Collegiate Baseball League) / Mankato MoonDogs (Northwoods League)

Kokoska began the season with the Phipps Park (Florida) Barracudas of the South Florida Collegiate Baseball League, posting a slash line of .423/.500/.538 with a double, a triple, two RBI and five runs scored in eight games. Kokoska registered three multi-hit games, with a season-high three hits coming on June 23 against the Ft. Lauderdale Knights. Kokoska hit safely in six of eight games, including five of his last six outings. Kokoska drew three walks with four steals.

Kokoska made his debut with the Mankato (Minnesota) Moondogs of the Northwoods League on July 8. In 18 games, he has posted a slash line of .333/.409/.457 with four doubles, two homers and 22 runs batted in. Kokoska has hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games, including a 12-game hitting streak from July 9-20. Kokoska is currently on a four-game hitting streak and has recorded multiple hits in each of his last three contests, including back-to-back three-hit performances. He has driven in seven runs in his last four games and 14 over his last eight contests. Kokoska is tied for second in the Northwoods League with 22 RBI in just 18 games. The MoonDogs are currently 10-13 and in fourth in the Minnesota-Iowa Division.

 

Jordan Maxson, Sunflower Seeds (Sunflower Collegiate League)

Playing for the Sunflower Seeds, Maxson has a slash line of .274/.384/.452 in 24 games played. In a 5-4 win on Tuesday, Maxson went 2 for 5 with a double, homer and two runs scored. He has put together three multi-hit games over his last eight contests, including a 3 for 6 day on July 12 against the Derby Twins. On the season, he has six doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI. The Seeds are currently 9-21 and eighth in the SCL standings.

 

Christian McGowan, Waterloo Bucks (Northwoods League)

Playing for the Waterloo (Iowa) Bucks of the Northwoods League, McGowan has made eight appearances, going 2-1 with a 2.19 ERA (3 ER, 12.1 IP). McGowan has not given up an earned run in his last four outings, yielding just three hits over six innings with eight strikeouts in that stretch. He stuck out a season-best three hitters over two innings on July 25 and punched out a pair in his last game on July 27 in an inning. McGowan boasts a WHIP of 1.05 and has allowed just nine base hits this season. Waterloo is currently 16-8 and first in the Minnesota-Iowa Division.

 

Terrence Spurlin, Amarillo Sod Squad (Texas Collegiate League)

Spurlin plays for the Amarillo (Texas) Sod Squad of the Texas Collegiate League and has posted a slash line of .410/.465/.487 in 12 games. Spurlin has hit safely in eight of his 10 games played with three doubles and seven runs batted in during that stretch. He went 3 for 5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in his last game on July 16 against Texarkana. Spurlin had a six-game hitting streak from June 30-July 10 and has four multi-hit games this season. The Sod Squad are 16-9 and atop the North Division standings.

 

Kamron Willman, Amarillo Sod Squad (Texas Collegiate League)

Willman plays for the Amarillo (Texas) Sod Squad of the Texas Collegiate League and has a slash line of .289/.385/.444 in 12 games played. Willman has five doubles, a triple and a home run to go with five RBI. Willman has registered four multi-hit games over his last six contests, including a 3 for 4 day with two doubles on July 16 vs. Texarkana. He has recorded an extra-base hit in five of his last seven games. The Sod Squad are 16-9 and atop the North Division standings.

 

SOPHOMORES IN 2020-21

Blake Burrows, TSL Weatherford (Texas Showcase League)

Playing for TSL Weatherford in the Texas Showcase League, Burrows owns a slash line of .324/.510/.351 in 16 games. Burrows went 2 for 4 in the first game of a doubleheader against TSL-Nctc on July 22. Burrows hit safely in nine of 16 games, including a season-high three hits and four RBI against TSL-Ccba on June 25. He drove in nine runs this season with a double, nine runs and 13 walks. Burrows finished fifth in the league in RBI. TSL Weatherford reached the semifinals of the playoffs and ended the year with a 11-6 record.

 

Daniel Carinci, Rockford Rivets (Northwoods League)

Playing for the Rockford (Illinois) Rivets of the Northwoods League, Carinci has a slash line of .233/.277/.283 in 18 games. Carinci has three doubles and eight runs batted in with nine runs scored. He has reached base safely in nine of his last 11 games, including a 2 for 4 game with a double, RBI and two runs scored in a 13-4 win over Green Bay on July 18. Carinci drove in two in a 5-3 win over Fond du Lac on July 22. The Rivets are currently 13-14 and tied for second in the Wisconsin-Illinois (East) Division.

 

Mason Crews, Amarillo Sod Squad (Texas Collegiate League)

Playing for the Amarillo (Texas) Sod Squad of the Texas Collegiate League, Crews has appeared in seven games and owns a slash line of .250/.308/.417. Crews has hit safely in each of his last five games, including a 2-for-4 effort with a double in his last game against the Sod Dogs on July 26. Crews lifted his first homer of the season on July 24 in a 13-4 victory over the Sod Dogs. The Sod Squad are 16-9 and atop the North Division standings.

 

Dylan Phillips, Sunflower Seeds (Sunflower Collegiate League) / Mankato MoonDogs (Northwoods League)

Phillips began the season with the Sunflower Seeds of the Sunflower Collegiate League and posted a slash line of .270/.370/.349 with a home run, two doubles and three runs batted in in 17 games. Phillips put together back-to-back two-hit games (July 2-5), including going 2 for 4 with a double and three runs scored in a 16-5 victory against the Mulvane Patriots on July 2. He had three multi-hit efforts over his last nine games, with a season-high three hits coming on June 27 against the Great Bend Bat Cats. Phillips also made three relief appearances on the mound, going 0-1 with a 3.85 ERA and two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings.

Phillips made his debut with the Mankato (Minnesota) MoonDogs on July 13 and has a slash line of .238/.324/.460 with two doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI in 15 games. He has registered multiple hits in three of his last four games, with two home runs and with five RBI in that stretch. Phillips homered in his last game on July 28 against St. Cloud and homered and drove in three on July 26 vs. Rochester. The MoonDogs are currently 10-13 and in fourth in the Minnesota-Iowa Division.

 

Carson Seymour, Rockford Rivets (Northwoods League)

Playing for the Rockford (Illinois) Rivets of the Northwoods League, Seymour has made five starts and has a record of 1-1 with a 3.20 ERA (7 ER, 19.2 IP). On July 22, Seymour logged a season-best six innings of work with one earned run allowed on four hits and six strikeouts. In his last game, he allowed one earned run on three hits over 3 1/3 innings with three strikeouts. Seymour has tallied 18 strikeouts and has a WHIP of 1.37. The Rivets are currently 13-14 and tied for second in the Wisconsin-Illinois (East) Division.

 

Eric Torres, Green Bay Booyah (Northwoods League)

Playing for the Green Bay (Wisconsin) Booyah of the Northwoods League, Torres has made seven relief appearances, totaling 10 innings without an earned run allowed. He has allowed just five base hits this season to go with 13 strikeouts. Torres struck out a season-high three batters twice this season: July 2 vs. Wisconsin rapids Rafters and July 10 at Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. In his last outing, he struck out two in an inning of relief on July 27 against the Wisconsin Woodchucks. Torres has allowed just three base hits over his last 6 2/3 innings. Green Bay is 13-14 and tied for second in the Wisconsin-Illinois (East) Division.

 

Jordan Wicks, Perfect Timing Red (Perfect Timing College League) / Rockford Rivets (Northwoods League)

Wicks began the summer with Perfect Timing Red of the Perfect Timing College League in Springdale, Arkansas. Wicks went 1-0 with a 0.61 ERA in four starts. He tallied 23 strikeouts over 14 2/3 innings against five walks and just one earned run allowed. In his last outing, Wicks punched out 10 over four frames with just two hits allowed on June 29. Wicks finished with the league lead in ERA while ranking third in both WHIP (0.89) and strikeouts. Wicks allowed just one earned run on the season while totaling 17 strikeouts with seven hits allowed over his last 12 innings. PT Red finished the season fourth in the league with a 11-7-1 record.

Wicks debuted with the Rockford (Illinois) Rivets of the Northwoods League on July 9 and has a 2-0 record and a 0.60 ERA (1 ER, 15.0 IP). In Wicks’ last start, he did not allow an earned run on three hits over five innings with five strikeouts. The lefty earned his first win in his season debut on July 9 after allowing one earned run with six strikeouts over five innings against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. Wicks followed that up with another win on July 16 against Fond du Lac, striking out 10 in five innings without allowing a run on three hits. In three starts, Wicks has 21 strikeouts in 15 innings. The Rivets are currently 13-14 and tied for second in the Wisconsin-Illinois (East) Division.

 

FRESHMAN IN 2020-21

Luke Beckstein, Nashua Silver Knights (Futures Collegiate Baseball League)

Playing for the Nashua (New Hampshire) Silver Knights of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, Beckstein has a slash line of .148/.222/.230 in 19 games. He is currently on a three-game hitting streak and has hit safely in six of his last seven ballgames. Beckstein has doubled in his last two contests and has recorded an extra-base hit in three of his last five outings. On the season, he has five doubles, seven RBI and five runs scored. The Silver Knights are 12-9 and second in the FCBL standings.

 

Elijah Dale, Waterloo Millers (Mon-Clair Baseball League)

Dale plays for the Waterloo Millers in the Mon-Clair Baseball League in St. Louis, Missouri, which began its schedule on July 4 (no stats available).

 

Brady Day, Nashua Silver Knights (Futures Collegiate Baseball League)

Playing for the Nashua (New Hampshire) Silver Knights of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, Day has a slash line of .196/.288/.261 in 14 games. Day had a season-high three hits on July 21 against the Worcester Bravehearts, going 3 for 5 with an RBI. He put together a four-game hitting streak from July 9-16, including going 2 for 2 with a home run and five RBI on July 12 against Worcester. On the season, he has driven in seven runs while drawing six walks and scoring seven times. The Silver Knights are 12-9 and second in the FCBL standings.

 

Nick Goodwin, Building Champions (Ban Johnson League)

Goodwin is playing for Building Champions of the Ban Johnson League in the Kansas City metro area. Through 21 games, Building Champions are 14-7 and third in the league standings (no statistics available).

 

Dom Hughes, Rockford Rivets (Northwoods League)

Playing for the Rockford (Illinois) Rivets of the Northwoods League, Hughes has a slash line of .185/.343/.278 in 16 games. Hughes has three doubles, a triple and nine RBI to go with 12 runs scored this season. Hughes drew two walks and drove in two runs in a victory over Fond du Lac on July 26. On July 12, he went 2 for 5 with a double, triple and RBI against the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The Rivets are currently 13-14 and tied for second in the Wisconsin-Illinois (East) Division.

 

Connor McCullough, Perfect Timing Cardinal (Perfect Timing College League)

Playing for Perfect Timing Cardinal of the Perfect Timing College League in Springdale, Arkansas, McCullough went 1-1 with a 1.80 earned run average in six starts. McCullough led the PTCL in WHIP (0.80), finished second with 38 strikeouts and third in ERA. In his last start against PT Grey on July 6, he struck out nine in four innings without allowing an earned run on two hits. McCullough’s nine-strikeout performance matched his season high set on June 29. He allowed one or fewer earned runs in five of his six outings. PT Cardinal finished the year sixth with a record of 6-12-1.

 

Grant Nicholson, Building Champions (Ban Johnson League)

Nicholson is playing for Building Champions of the Ban Johnson League in the Kansas City metro area. Through 21 games, Building Champions are 14-7 and third in the league standings (no statistics available).

 

Nico Rodriguez, Rockford Rivets (Northwoods League)

Playing for the Rockford (Illinois) Rivets of the Northwoods League, Rodriguez has appeared in six games and totaled 12 strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings with a 6.75 earned run average. Rodriguez struck out a season-high four batters over three innings in his last game vs. Fond du Lac on July 27. He did not allow an earned run in back-to-back outings (July 6-10), striking out three batters over three innings with two hits given up in that span. He has struck out multiple hitters in four of six appearances. The Rivets are currently 13-14 and tied for second in the Wisconsin-Illinois (East) Division.

 

[GUIDE] K-State Baseball Summer Update – July 29 – Forum
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