June 28, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou baseball team has its players spread across the country playing in summer ball right now and several guys are putting up very impressive numbers. Below is an update on how the Tigers are performing this summer.
Peter Fairbanks - Sedalia Bombers - MINK
Fairbanks has been impressive this summer for Sedalia, starting three games while compiling a 3.37 ERA in 21.1 innings pitched. He has 13 strikeouts against just five walks and has allowed just 13 hits in his three starts. His most impressive outing of the summer came on June 13 against the Griffons when he tossed 8.0 innings of one-hit baseball, allowing just one walk and one unearned run. He earned the win and faced just 27 batters over the 8.0 innings of work. Most recently, Fairbanks earned a win over Omaha, tossing 6.1 innings, allowing just three runs on four hits while earning his second win of the summer.
Griffin Goodrich - Gastonia - Coastal Plain League
After a solid freshman season, Goodrich owns a 4.67 ERA in three appearances and is 0-1 on the summer while playing for Gastonia. He does however own a 14-4 strikeout-walk ratio on the year. His best outing came in a start at Martinsville in which he allowed just two earned runs on seven hits over 7.0 innings in a no-decision. He also did not walk a batter in the outing.
Brett Graves - Newport - NECBL
Andrew Hohn - Brazos Valley - TCL
Graves, who had a stellar sophomore campaign in his first year as a weekend starter in 2013, is picking up where he left off in summer ball. In fact, he owns a 2-0 record and a 0.55 ERA in three starts this summer, allowing just one earned run in 16.1 innings. He is also showing the ability to strike out batters in summer ball with 17 so far. He has allowed just 10 hits all summer and has improved in every outing. He has won each of his last two starts, allowing just one earned run over 12.0 innings with 13 strikeouts and just three walks.
Hohn has appeared in eight games so far this summer and owns a 3.85 ERA. He was roughed up in his first outing of the summer (two earned runs, five hits in 3.0 innings) but has been very good in his last seven appearances. In fact, he has allowed just one earned run over his last seven appearances, spanning four total innings. He has struck out nine batters in just 7.0 innings of work this summer.
Tyler House - Omaha - MINK
So far this summer, House is 0-3 in four appearances (three starts) and owns a 4.80 ERA in 15.0 innings pitched. However, House has shown a great ability to strike guys out with a 26-5 strikeout-walk ratio in just 15.0 innings - very impressive numbers. In a June 7 tilt, House was very good, striking out 10 batters in just 5.0 innings, but he got no run support in a 4-0 loss. So far this summer, House has faced 61 batters and struck out 26 of them (43-percent).
Jake Ivory - Quincy - Prospect League
Ivory is hitting just .222 this summer but has driven in 11 runs in 19 games for Quincy while notching three doubles so far. He also has three multi-hit games this summer. He has also has a pair of stolen bases on the summer and has scored nine runs.
Jace James - Santa Barbara
James has appeared in five games on the mound this summer and has pitched a total of 10.0 innings. He owns a 5.40 ERA with 14 strikeouts against just one walk. He has struggled a little bit with the long ball, allowing three homers in just 10.0 innings pitched. When he fixes that issue, look for him to continue to mow down batters and fill up the strike zone.
Kendall Keeton - Forest City - Coastal Plain League
After starting nearly every game at second base last season, Keeton has carried a very productive bat into summer ball as he is hitting .292 in 15 games (14 starts) while driving in seven runs and scoring six more. He also has five stolen bases on five attempts this summer and has struck out just eight times in 46 at-bats.
Dylan Kelly - Columbia, SC - Coastal Plain League
Kelly is another Tiger that is playing in the Coastal Plain League this summer, doing so in Columbia, SC. After swinging a hot bat all during the 2013 season, he continues to rake in the summer with a .310 batting average in 11 games, scoring three runs and driving in four batters. He has a double and a pair of walks as well.
Josh Lester - Rebels - Metro League
The All-SEC Freshman Team member that played all four infield spots is continuing to play well over the summer. He is batting .270 in 10 games with 10 hits and a pair of doubles. He went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Saints on June 22. He has driven in five runs on the season and has struck out just four times in 37 at-bats.
John Miles - Vermont - NECBL
Miles has been another bright spot for the Tigers on the mound this summer as he has yet to allow an earned run in 12.0 innings pitched. He earned a win in his first start of the summer on June 22, tossing six shutout innings while allowing just two hits against Keene. He struck out five in that start and has fanned nine on the summer against just two walks. He has not walked a batter in his last two outings. He also boasts a three-inning save on the summer as well.
Nick Moore - Metro League
Moore has been one of the Tigers' best hitters this summer as he has compiled a .364 average in nine games with the Rebels of the Metro League. In his nine games, Moore has tallied four multi-hit games with a summer-best three hits on June 14 against the Saints. He has a double and seven runs scored on the summer.
Jeff Oracion - Acadiana - TCL
Oracion has struggled this summer, allowing six earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched over five games. He has, however, struck out five batters in those 4.2 innings while walking no one.
Ryan Phillips - Forest City - Coastal Plain League
Phillips is playing on the same team as>Kendall Keeton and Breckin Williams this summer and has put up good numbers in five appearances, including three starts. He owns a 3.91 ERA in 23.0 innings and has 11 strikeouts. He also has a complete game win on the summer and sports a 1-2 win-loss record.
Austin Tribby - Quincy - Prospect League
Tribby has been lights out pitching out of the bullpen for Quincy this summer, going 3-1 on the season with a 0.00 ERA as he has yet to allow an earned run this summer in 10 appearances spanning 13.0 innings. He has also struck out 20 in 13.0 innings pitched and has given up just six hits all summer. He earned a win on June 2 at Springfield, striking out four over 2.2 innings of shutout baseball, allowing just two hits.
Sean Ullrich - San Luis Obispo
Ullrich has played in 16 games out in California this summer and is batting .234 with a double, a triple and three home runs in just 47 at-bats. He has scored nine runs and driven in nine more. He is slugging .489 on the year as five of his 11 hits have gone for extra bases. He also has six stolen bases this summer and he continues to show promise as a power-speed combo hitter.
Breckin Williams - Forest City - Coastal Plain League
Williams completes the Tiger trio playing with Forest City this summer and has been one of the team's top relievers this summer. He owns an ERA of 3.00 in nine appearances, spanning 12.0 innings. He has struck out 13 batters in those 12.0 innings and is limiting opposing batters to just a .200 average.
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