July 28, 2011

Summer Baseball Winding Down

CORPUS CHRISTI - The summer baseball season is coming to a close across the nation, and it was a successful one for several members of the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team.

A trio of Islanders were major contributors for the Hornell Dodgers this summer. Jeramie Marek, who was named a New York Collegiate Baseball League All-Star, finished the season at .318 with a team-high 22 stolen bases. In playing 44 games, mostly at shortstop, Marek also posted a .957 fielding percentage in helping the Dodgers go 22-22.

Omar Garcia also had a strong offensive summer for Hornell, hitting .313 with six doubles and a home run. On the mound, Bryce Zak was impressive as well, going 3-1 with a 3.33 ERA in 10 starts. The Angelo native punched out 54 batters to just 20 walks in 51 1/3 innings of work.

There are still a couple weeks left in the Northwoods League season, and Adam Hoelscher will look to continue to impress. A late addition to the Rochester Honkers, Hoelscher has punched out 15 batters in 15 2/3 innings with a 2.30 ERA. Elsewhere in the league, Michael Boyle has struck out 16 in 12 1/3 innings for the Waterloo Bucks, while Jumpy Garcia and Bobby Buckner had their seasons in the Northwoods cut short by injury.

Trevor Foss has had a solid summer for the Denver Cougars in the Rocky Mountain Baseball League. Foss struck out 41 batters to just 11 walks in 40 innings of work, and posted a 4-4 record. The Cougars went 23-11 and finished in third place in the RMBL.

Back in Texas, Weston Montgomery has helped the Blue Jays of the Dallas Amateur Baseball Association to a postseason berth. In the Karl Young League, Drew Vest and the Sand Crabs sit atop the standings with a 16-8 record. Alex Jack and Santiago Ruiz still have two weeks remaining on their summer with the Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League.

For the latest on the Islanders this summer, check back with the Islanders in Summer Baseball page.