July 24, 2014
Austin Tribby continues to impress this summer.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - As we approach the final weeks of summer ball, Mizzou baseball players have made been making their mark in leagues across the country. Pitchers Brandon Baker and Cole Bartlett have been striding for success in the MINK League. Breckin Williams and Austin Tribby have been nothing but dominant in the Northwoods League, while Andrew Schwabb continues his triumph in the NECBL, leading his team with a 1.82 ERA. Here is a look at how all of your Tigers have been progressing in summer ball.
Brandon Baker - St. Joseph Mustangs - MINK League
Brandon Baker has now made eight appearances for the first place Mustangs. In his last outing, Baker earned the victory as the Mustangs won 2-1 on a walk-off single by Tanner Lubach. Baker pitched a complete game giving up only three hits and one earned run. He is now 4-3 on the season with a 3.16 ERA. In 48.1 innings pitched, Baker has struck out 38 batters and walked 17.
Cole Bartlett - Sedalia Bombers - MINK League
The to be sophomore from Williamsburg, IN has now made seven appearances, all starts. He has gone at least 6.0 innings each start, four of the seven starts have been 7.0 innings or more. Bartlett's last start was by far his best this summer, going 7.0 shut out innings while recording nine strikeouts. He earned a victory as the Bombers outlasted the Branson Nationals 1-0 and improved his overall record to 3-2 with a mere 1.72 ERA.
Logan Bone - Quincy Gems - Prospect League
Logan Bone has upped his average to .225 since last checking in. Bone hit his first home run of the summer July 17. He now has two doubles, one home run and nine RBI for the season in 80 at bats.
Peter Fairbanks - Hyannis Harbor Hawks - Cape Cod League
Peter Fairbanks has now made three starts for the Harbor Hawks in the premier Cape Cod League. In his last two starts he went a total of 12.0 innings pitched giving up just three earned runs but recorded a loss in both games. Fairbanks is 0-2 on the year with a 5.66 ERA.
Ryan Howard - Wisconsin Woodchucks - Northwoods League
Ryan Howard has now made appearances in 21 games for the second place Woodchucks after making the transfer from the Cape Cod League. Howard had two clutch RBI hits in a 5-4 victory against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters on July 19, going 2-4 on the day. He is currently hitting at a .244 clip with two home runs, eight RBI, nine walks and 10 runs scored.
Jack Klages - Wisconsin Woodchucks - Northwoods League
With 18 walks, Klages has developed a .337 on-base percentage so far this summer. He has made appearances in 27 games for the Woodchucks. Klages also has nine runs scored and one home run.
Zach Lavy - Danbury Westerners - NECBL
Zach Lavy has raised his average to .264 this summer thanks to a 4-for-4 performance on July 12, adding 2 RBIs and a run. Lavy has two home runs, 12 RBIs, 33 hits, 13 runs, and two stolen bases in 33 games.
Jake Ring - Danbury Westerners - NECBL
Jake "The Squirrel" Ring has swiped four stolen bases so far this summer, ranking him third on the Westerners. Ring continues to get on-base for Danbury, posting a .320 on-base percentage by the way of 28 hits and 11 walks.
Andrew Schwaab - Danbury Westerners - NECBL
The St. Charles, Mo. native leads his team in ERA at 1.82 this summer. He has only given up six earned runs in 29.2 innings pitched this season. Schwaab has been versatile for the Westerners, starting three games and entering in relief five times, including posting one save.
Josh Lester - Y-D Red Sox - Cape Cod
Josh Lester had two multiple hit games to help his summer league team win four straight games from July 14-19. On July 14, Lester went 2-for-5 with 2 RBIs in a 5-3 win over Harwich. For the season, Lester is hitting .263 with a .391 on-base percentage.
Brett Peel - Quincy Gems - Prospect League
Brett Peel played in 40 games this season for Quincy before having his summer cut short on July 19 due to injury/illness. Peel hit .241 with the Gems, posting a .404 on-base percentage with 35 hits, 34 walks, 33 runs, 12 RBIs, and 14 stolen bases. Peel played well enough to earn an appearance in the Prospect League All-Star Game. Peel will return home and recover while preparing for his senior season at Missouri.
Austin Tribby - Wisconsin Woodchucks - Northwoods
Austin Tribby has been the go-to guy for the Woodchucks out of the bullpen this season, appearing in more games than any other pitcher. Tribby has also pitched more innings (33) than any pitcher who has not made a start for the team. The tall 6'4" lefty is 5-1 on the season with a 3.27 ERA.
Breckin Williams - LaCrosse Loggers - Northwoods
Soon to be Tiger junior Breckin Williams has also pitched successfully out of the bullpen in the Northwoods League this summer. Williams has appeared 18 games, posting a 1.95 ERA over 23 innings pitched. The Webb City High School product has converted 12 saves and struck out 23 batters.
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