Deacs in Summer Ball Recap
Aug. 14, 2017
Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeBaseball)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – With the summer baseball season wrapped up, take a look back at the Demon Deacons in action and how they performed.
Cape Cod League
Johnny Aiello, Chatham Anglers - Aiello started the summer with the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, seeing regular action at third base. He then joined the Anglers, where he finished the summer with a .306 average, three doubles, a homer and eight RBIs in 18 games.
Griffin Roberts, Wareham Gatemen - Roberts was dominant for Wareham as he moved into the starting rotation, finishing with a 1.96 ERA over 32.0 innings. Roberts struck out 35 batters and walked just six, while opponents hit .193 against him as he was named a Cape Cod League all-star.
Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League
Jake Mueller, Amsterdam Mohawks - Coming off an All-ACC season, Mueller had another strong summer. He finished the season with a .321 average, seven doubles, two triples and 26 RBIs, also going 14-of-15 in stolen base attempts.
Morgan McSweeney, Amsterdam Mohawks - Including the playoffs, McSweeney finished the campaign with a 2-1 record, 3.99 ERA and a save in 29.1 innings. He struck out 27 and walked 11. Over his last two outings, he allowed just one run on two hits with nine strikeouts in 8.1 innings.
Holden White, Amsterdam Mohawks - White finished the summer with a 1-1 record and 6.31 ERA, striking out 19 batters in 15.2 frames. Nearly half of his earned runs allowed came in a July 10 outing, and after that game he went on to allow just one run over his last 5.1 innings with seven strikeouts.
Valley Baseball League
Drew Loepprich, Charlottesville TomSox - Loepprich had a dominant summer, finishing the year with a 4-0 record and 0.95 between the regular season and playoffs. He didn't walk a batter in the regular season and finished the summer with 26 strikeouts and one walk in 28.1 innings. He never allowed more than one run in an outing.
Chris Farish, Harrisonburg Turks - Farish had an impressive summer with Harrisonburg, going 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA in 25.0 innings. He struck out 34 batters while walking 11, and opponents hit just .202 against him. His best outing came on June 28, when he allowed one run on two hits and a walk over 7.0 innings with eight strikeouts.
Nick DiPonzio, Harrisonburg Turks - A rising sophomore outfielder, DiPonzio batted .255 over the summer with four doubles, a homer, 10 RBIs and eight stolen bases in 20 games. He also walked eight times for a .379 on-base percentage.
Carter Bach, Harrisonburg Turks - Bach made six apperances and five starts with Harrisonburg, finishing the year 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA. He struck out 29 batters in 30.0 innings. Bach finished the year with three-straight six-strikeout games.
Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League
Colin Peluse, Baltimore Redbirds - Peluse had a strong summer, finishing with a combined 2-1 record and 2.06 ERA between the regular season and playoffs in 35.0 innings. He struck out 24 batters and walked just 13, and didn't allow an earned run in five of his eight appearances.
Shane Kubrak, Baltimore Redbirds - In 12 relief outings, Kubrak finished the campaign with a 1-1 record and 4.12 ERA, striking out 16 in 19.2 innings. He struck out the side in his lone playoff outing, limited opponents to a sub-.250 average against him.
Christian Long, Baltimore Redbirds - Between the regular season and playoffs, Long finished with a .263 average, nine doubles, a home run and nine RBIs. He went a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases as the Redbirds finished as the league runners-up.
Logan Harvey, Baltimore Redbirds - After spending the first half of the year with the Charlottesville TomSox, Harvey joined the Redbirds for the second half. In 11 games, he had a .219 average with three doubles plus eight walks, finishing with a .375 on-base percentage.
Zach Seal, Baltimore Dodgers - Seal finished the summer 5-for-50 with a double, plus 11 walks. He had a .455 on-base percentage in three playoff games.
Bobby Hearn, Loudon Riverdogs - Hearn had a strong summer, going 1-1 with a 3.41 ERA with Loudon. In 26.1 innings, he struck out 20 and walked nine. He was brought on to the Charlottesville TomSox for their playoff run, where he gave up one run over 3.0 innings with five strikeouts.
New England Collegiate Baseball League
Patrick Frick, Vermont Mountaineers - Frick had a strong summer in Vermont, finishing with a .318 average, a home run, five RBIs and two stolen bases in 18 games. He also walked five times for a .400 on-base percentage.
Rayne Supple, Vermont Mountaineers - Supple made eight appearances for Vermont, finishing the season with a 3.71 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 26.2 innings. Opponents hit just .250 against Wake Forest's rising junior.
Bruce Steel, Newport Gulls - Steel played in 28 games with the Gulls, ending the summer with a .226 average, four doubles, four homers and 16 RBIs. He wrapped up his season on a high note, going 3-for-3 with a homer, walk and three RBIs in his Aug. 1 finale.
Coastal Plain League
Keegan Maronpot, High Point-Thomasville Hi Toms - In 16 games with the Hi Toms, Maronpot finished with a .245 average, two doubles, a homer and seven RBIs. Maronpot also walked 12 times for a .394 on-base percentage and went 3-for-3 in stolen bases.
Rhyse Dee, High Point-Thomasville Hi Toms - Dee made nine apperances, including four starts. He finished 0-1 with a 12.06 ERA, striking out 21 batters in 15.2 innings, and foes hit .269 against him.
California Collegiate League
Tyler Witt, Academy Barons - Witt made eight appearances, finishing with a 1-1 record and 7.71 ERA. He struck out 24 batters in 25.2 innings.
Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League
Chase Mascolo, Riverhead Tomcats - Mascolo hit .164 in 20-regular season games with a double, triple and nine walks. Riverhead finished 21-18-2 and made the playoffs.
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