ISLANDER DUO NAMED TO SUMMER LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAM
As the summer on the diamond continues for members of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team, several continue to shine in the sun.
In the California Collegiate League, a pair of rising Islander seniors have been selected to the all-star team to represent the San Louis Obispo Rattlers. Pitcher Marc Damon, who is 1-2 on the year, is tied for second in the league with five saves and has 27 strikeouts in 15 innings. He will be joined by Bobby Buckner, who has appeared in 19 games.
Others will likely figure into the all-star game mix in their respective leagues.
Playing for Eau Claire (Wisc.), right-handed pitcher Ian Campbell has the best ERA in the league at 0.65. He is 3-0 on the season which is tied for his team lead. In 27-2/3 innings, Campbell has 15 strikeouts and 10 walks.
Trey Hernandez is also among the league leaders in the Coastal Plains League. The Islander slugger is first on his team in average at .349 a game and runs batted in with 30. He ranks third in the CPL in RBI and sixth in batted average. Hernandez's eight doubles lead the team and he is tied for second with three home runs.
Roman Madrid represented the Victoria Generals in the Texas Collegiate League All-Star Game earlier this month. He is currently tied for second in the league with three runs and tied for sixth with two saves. Madrid's teammate, Jeramie Marek, is fourth on the Generals with a .309 batting average.
In the Valley Baseball League, Chris Pena and Matt Holland have each had success for Front Royal. Pena leads the team with nine appearances. He is 1-1 with a 3.09 ERA with 11 Ks in 11-2/3 innings. Holland is tied for third on the team with 16 runs scored and seven doubles. In his first two pitching appearances in nearly two seasons, Holland has tossed two scoreless innings.