Kansas Baseball: Summer League Update No. 2
LAWRENCE, Kan. – As the summer heats up, so do some of the Jayhawks playing summer baseball across the country.
Junior outfielder Joe Moroney leads his team, the East Texas Pump Jacks, with a .286 batting average and 30 hits, and ranks second on the team in stolen bases (13). The Pleasanton, California native was voted in as a starter for the North squad of the Texas Collegiate League All-Star Game that took place July 8.
Joven Afenir holds a .345 batting average through 23 games for the San Diego Waves. Afenir, an outfielder, has scored 17 runs for the Waves while knocking in 11 RBIs. The freshman came up big in the bottom of the ninth inning on the Fourth of July. Trailing by one run, he belted a double to knock in the game-tying run, before scoring the winning run for the Waves. In addition, he was selected to represent the South squad in the 2014 Western Baseball Association All-Star Game.
Michael Tinsley continues to hit well in the Northwoods League, as he is leading the Duluth Huskies with a .342 batting average, collecting 40 hits through 117 at bats. Tinsley has walked 20 times this season, and has knocked in 20 runs. Tinsley had a walk-off hit in the 10th inning against the Willmar Stingers (July 6) where he helped his Duluth teammate and fellow Jayhawk pitcher Stephen Villines earn his second win on the season.
Villines is 2-1 for the Huskies with 2 saves in 15 relief appearances for Duluth.
Jacob Boylan started to heat up for the Midwest A’s, batting .400 (24-for-60), with 14 runs scored, and eight RBIs. A sophomore, Boylan had a breakout game against the Baldwin City Blues (June 30), going 3-for-4 at the plate, with four RBIs, including a two-run homerun.
Junior outfielder Steven Goldstein is batting .262 for the Waterloo Bucks, amassing 27 hits through 103 at bats, including five doubles and a triple. He has knocked in seven RBIs and swiped eight bags so far this summer.
Junior infielder Justin Protacio is batting .264 (24-for-91) with two doubles for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. His plate discipline accounts for 23 walks, as he leads the squad in that category.
Drew Morovick, also playing for the Glacier Pilots, has started six games on the bump, tossing 23 innings. The right-handed junior has struck out 13 batters for a 1-2 record.
Jeremy Kravetz and Tyler Davis have both been making appearances on the mound for the Hutchinson Monarchs. Kravetz, a freshman lefty, has pitched in 6 games for the Monarchs, earning a 2-0 record. He has tossed 17 and one-third innings, allowing 13 hits and only two earned runs, equating to a 1.04 ERA.
Davis, a right-handed freshman, has tossed 16 and two-thirds innings for Hutchinson, allowing four earned runs, for a 2.16 ERA. Davis has struck out 13 batters this summer, and only allowed 12 hits.
Freshman right-hander Sean Rackoski has a 1-2 record for the Watertown Rams. He has thrown 30 innings over five games for the Rams, and has struck out 21 batters.
MJ Farthing, a freshman infielder from Reno, Nevada, is batting .247 (18-for-76) for the Marysville Gold Sox. Farthing has 13 runs, nine RBIs, and 14 walks through 24 games.
Colin Toalson, a right-handed junior, is pitching for the Topeka Golden Giants. He has pitched 14 and one-third innings over seven games, striking out 17 batters while allowing three walks.
Hayden Edwards, an Overland Park, Kansas native, is also pitching in Topeka, but for the Senators. Edwards has pitched in five games for the Senators, tossing a total of 13 and two-thirds innings striking out 14 batters.
Stay up to date with the Jayhawks in summer ball action by checking back throughout the rest of the summer.
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