NASHVILLE, Tenn.- With summer baseball wrapping up, a handful of Bruin student-athletes have been key players for their teams and shined as individuals.
Kyle Brennan – Ocean State Waves – NECBL
Brennan has appeared in seven games for the Waves, posting an ERA of 2.61. The Franklin, Tenn., native came up with a save in his first appearance on June 6 and collected his first win on July 1 in 3.1 innings of work Brennan has struck out nine batters while only allowing seven hits.
Logan Bowen – Valley Blue Sox – NECBL
Bowen has seen action in nine games for the Blue Sox, striking out nine batters. His first win of the summer season came on June 21, pitching 2.1 innings and striking out three batters in a shutout effort against New Bedford.
John Behrends – Cape Girardeau Catfish – Prospect League
Behrends has become a solid offensive producer for the Catfish, hitting .285 with 35 hits and five home runs. Behrends has had four games with three or more hits, including a 4-for-5 outing with two doubles on June 2 against the Terre Haute Rex. His offensive power has helped the Catfish hold a five-game lead in the West Division of the Prospect League.
Jackson Campbell – Cape Girardeau Catfish – Prospect League
Having at least one hit in 14 games, Campbell was selected to the Prospect League All-Star game played on July 22. Campbell had a stretch of multi-hit games from July 1 to July 5, coming up with a 3-for-4 day at the plate in a 9-1 win against the Normal Cornbelters. Campbell recently had a summer-high of four hits, two doubles and a home run on July 28 to lead the Catfish to a 19-2 win over Quincy.
Korey Bell – Valley Blue Sox – NECBL
Bell has seen 10 games on the mound for the Blue Sox, striking out 19 batters in a mostly relief role. On June 29 against the Marthas Vineyard Sharks, Bell struck out five of the seven batters he faced on the night. Bell has collected a strikeout in all but one game during the summer.
HIGHLIGHT: Korey Bell (@BelmontBaseball) fired two scoreless innings of relief out of the Blue Sox bullpen in the team's 8-5 loss to the Sharks. The big righty had five strikeouts in his two frames, and looked dominant in striking out the side (2-3-4 hitters) in the 8th. pic.twitter.com/veejeXwWBX— Valley Blue Sox (@ValleyBlueSox) June 30, 2019
Hagan Severance – Kokomo Jackrabbits – Northwoods League
Severance became an immediate contributor for the Jackrabbits when he made his summer debut on July 7, scoring three runs and stealing a base in three of his first four games. Having a 2-for-3 day at the plate at Rockford on July 13, Severance lifted Kokomo to a 3-0 win.
Tommy Crider – Gaithersburg Giants – Cal Ripken League
Crider has been a steady contributor for the Gaithersburg Giants, coming up with 24 hits and driving in 11 runs in 28 summer games. Hitting a home run and going 3-for-5 on July 7, Crider helped the Giants to a 3-0 win over the D.C. Grays. That outing was his second three-hit game of the summer, with his first coming on June 8 at the Alexandria Aces.
Michael Matter – Gaithersburg Giants - Cal Ripken League
Matter established himself as a summer All-Star for the Giants, striking out two batters in his only inning in the Cal Ripken League All-Star game. Appearing in 15 games, Matter has collected 22 strikeouts during the summer season. Matter started the season with two consecutive four-strikeout games, leading the Giants to two wins.
Aaron Hubbell – Cape Girardeau Catfish – Prospect League
Hubbell has been lights out from the mound this summer, totaling 39 strikeouts in just six games. The Catfish have won all of their games when Hubbell has been on the mound, with Hubbell posting a 1.65 ERA. After striking out just two batters in his summer debut, Hubbell stepped up to post at least six strikeouts for his remaining five appearances. His summer high came on June 12 against the Quincy Gems, striking out nine batters in just five innings of work.
Carson Shacklett – Paducah Chiefs – Ohio Valley Collegiate League
Shacklett has become a key contributor to the Chiefs' offense, hitting .333 with 13 RBIs and two triples. His slugging percentage of .467 has helped the Chiefs into a second place mark in the West Division of the Ohio Valley Collegiate League.
Grayson Taylor – Paducah Chiefs – Ohio Valley Collegiate League
Like his Belmont teammate, Taylor has made quality contributions on offense for the Chiefs this summer. Taylor is hitting .298 and has scored 13 runs while driving in eight. He is also one of 10 players to collect a home run.
Logan Jarvis – Kokomo Jackrabbits – Northwoods League
With a .304 batting average, Jarvis is leading the Jackrabbits in hitting this summer. Jarvis has had 19 multi-hit games in the summer, including five, three-hit games. While getting it done at the plate with 34 RBIs and two home runs, Jarvis has showcased his speed by stealing 14 bases in the summer.
Stone Selby – Martinsville Mustangs – Coastal Plains League
In just eight innings on the mound this summer, Selby has made the most of his action by striking out seven batters and having a strikeout average per nine innings of 7.88. Opponents have struggled to hit against him, with Selby holding his batters to a .167 batting average.
Jack Capobianco – Martinsville Mustangs – Coastal Plains League
Capobianco has appeared in 35 games for Martinsville, collecting 27 hits and four doubles with seven RBIs. Capobianco has had six multi-hit games during the summer, with his last coming on July 26 against the Peninsula Pilots. Capobianco has gotten quality reps this summer, having the fifth-most at-bats on the team.
Edgar Parker – Delray Beach Lightning - South Florida Collegiate League
Parker has been productive on the mound despite only playing four games, striking out nine batters in 10.1 innings of work. Parker has gotten the starting nod twice and has posted an ERA of 2.61. His best outing came on July 3, where collected four strikeouts and gave up only one earned run after facing 20 batters.