Deacs in Summer Ball: August 15
Aug. 15, 2016
Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeBaseball)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Sixteen current Demon Deacons are in action around collegiate summer baseball leagues. Take a look below at how they've fared so far this summer.
Cape Cod Baseball League
Jonathan Pryor - A returning two-year starter for the Deacs, Pryor joined the Wareham Gatemen after his season concluded with the Harrisonburg Turks. In 21 plate appearances with Wareham, he reached base 10 times, including four times in two playoff games. He led the Turks with a .358 batting average, recording a total of 12 doubles, two triples, a home run, 28 RBIs, 26 walks and seven stolen bases, and was named to the first team All-Valley League team.
Johnny Aiello - Aiello played better as the summer went on, recording hits in 11 of his final 14 games. He hit .286 over five playoff games, including his second longball of the summer in a 3-1 win over Harwich.
New England Collegiate Baseball League
Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League
David Peljovich - The left-handed reliever also pitched well en route to a league title. He finished with a 2.70 ERA in 12 appearances, striking out 10 batters in as many innings while allowing opponents to hit below .150 against him. Peljovich didn't allow a run in any of his final five outings.
Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League
Valley Baseball League
John McCarren - McCarren has made six starts, currently holding a 4-1 record and 3.70 ERA. His most recent start was also his best, allowing two hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 5.0 shutout frames on July 20. He also made one playoff appearance, striking out three batters in 1.1 innings.
Chris Farish - The 31st round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians, Farish has recovered nicely after a rocky start, lowering his ERA from 13.50 after his third outing to 3.37 to conclude the year. He has allowed just three earned runs over his last 20.0 innings, going 6.0 innings with six strikeouts in each of his last two outings, both starts.
Keegan Maronpot - Maronpot was the hottest hitter on his team the second half of the year, increasing his average from .234 to .269. He led the team with 10 doubles, 17 extra-base hits, 27 RBIs and 28 walks, also hitting five longballs and stealing five bases as the team earned a postseason berth. Maronpot also competed in the all-star game and league home run derby.
Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League
Deep River Muddogs
The rest of the returning Deacons: Parker Dunshee, Logan Harvey, Bobby Hearn, Connor Johnstone, Drew Loepprich, Jack Schofield and Tyler Witt all spent the summer rehabbing, resting, and/or training, and not playing summer ball.
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