By Jake Eisenberg
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In the Cape Cod Baseball League, Nick Dunn and Kevin Smith continue to impress, posting batting averages that rank in the top ten in the league. Dunn is batting .366 in 17 games—good for fourth in the CCBL. He leads the Brewster Whitecaps in hits (26), including one home run. Dunn has a hit in eight of his last nine games, and six of those games have been multi-hit affairs, including a four-hit ballgame. Smith is hitting .324 for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in 19 games—ranked 9th in the CCBL. The shortstop also leads the Red Sox in doubles with six.
Ryan Selmer, playing for the Wareham Gatemen in the CCBL as well, struggled at the onset of the summer, but has since settled in. The tall right-hander hasn’t allowed a run in his last two appearances (1.2 IP).
A majority of Terps are calling the Cal Ripken Baseball League home this summer. Marty Costes continues to flat-out mash for the first-place Baltimore Redbirds. The freshman is slashing .354/.463/.692 with six home runs and 14 RBIs in 20 games. His average is seventh in the CRCBL and his home run total leads the league. On the mound for the Redbirds, Mike Rescigno, Hunter Parsons, Andrew Miller and incoming freshman Tyler Blohm have been dominant. The four arms are a combined 7-0 with a 1.88 ERA and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 70:11.
Pat Hisle has been swinging a hot bat for the Gaithersburg Giants. The infielder is working on a five-game hitting streak, which includes a 2-5 ballgame that saw Hisle drive in four runs on the back of his second home run of the summer. Truman Thomas and incoming freshman Nick Pantos have been strong on the mound. Thomas is 3-0 in four starts with a 2.82 ERA, striking out 17 and walking nine. Pantos is 0-2 in one start in five appearances, posting a 3.55 ERA.
Nick Cieri has been heating up at the plate as well. The junior has a hit in six straight games, and has his average up to .278 on the summer for the Silver Spring-Takoma T-Bolts. Cieri has also smacked two home runs, including a game-winning walk-off three-run shot last week against the DC Grays. Incoming freshman Ty Friedrich is batting .353 in 12 games, hitting a home run and stealing four bases.
Freshmen John Murphy and Peyton Sorrels have struggled this summer for the Bethesda Big Train. Murphy is 1-2 with a 6.19 ERA in four starts and Sorrels is batting just .158 in 18 games. Justin Morris has fared better for the Big Train, batting .270. He’s also walked 16 times, good for an on-base percentage of .452.
Like Dunn and Smith in the CCBL, Zach Jancarski finds himself among the NECBL’s best hitters. Playing for the Sanford Mainers this summer, Jancarski is batting .356 in 17 games, fourth in the league. The outfielder has also shown off his speed as well, swiping 11 bags.
Elsewhere in the NECBL, Jamal Wade continues to impress on the mound. The right-hander has yet to allow a run in 4.2 IP, striking out 10 and walking one. Wade earned his first win last week against Jancarski’s Mainers, striking out two and walking one in 0.2 innings of work, helping the Keene Swamp Bats to a 2-1 victory (Wade and Jancarski did not face eachother). At the plate, Wade is batting .222 with a home run and four RBIs. More notably, he has seven walks to just two strikeouts.
In the Alaskan League, both Madison Nickens and AJ Lee have struggled at the plate for the Mat-Su Miners, posting identical .179 batting averages.
Danny Maynard is batting .224 for the Amsterdam Mohawks in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. The freshman has a home run and 11 RBIs in 20 games. Cameron Enck is playing for the Mohawks as well, and has shined. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 0.75 ERA in four starts (five total appearances), with 14 strikeouts in 24 innings.
Finally, in the Valley League, Andrew Green, has struggled in nine appearances for the Purcellville Cannons. Green is 0-2 with a 13.50 ERA in eight innings.