Baseball Summer In Review
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Kavin Keyes, Gabe Clark and Jeff Hendrix were all members of Oregon State’s Pac-12 Conference championship club in 2013.
When the team arrives in September for the start of fall workouts, the trio will have some more bragging rights. Keyes and Clark helped the Corvallis Knights to the West Coast League title and Hendrix pushed the Humboldt Crabs to the Far West League crown to highlight some of the accomplishments OSU’s players had this summer.
Other notable accomplishments include Dylan Davis’ inclusion to the Cape Cod League All-Star Game, Michael Conforto’s appearance with Team USA – and five-game sweep of Cuba to end his summer – as well as incoming freshman Chandler Eden’s selection as the top prospect in the Horizon Air Summer Series. Another incoming freshman, Kevin Flemer, was stellar for Corvallis, recording a 0.81 earned run average in 11 games.
Here’s a look at how Oregon State players performed over the summer.
Clay Bauer, RHP, Eau Claire Express (Northwoods League) – Pitched in six games, all in relief, and was 0-0 with a 7.36 ERA in 7 1/3 innings … Struck out seven and registered one save.
Jerad Casper, INF, Medford Rogues (West Coast League) – Played in 32 games, batting .270 with six doubles and five home runs … Drove in 20 runs and recorded 14 walks.
Gabe Clark, INF, Corvallis Knights (West Coast League) – Played in 31 games, batting .198 with three doubles, one triple, three home runs and 14 RBI … Helped the Knights to a league championship.
Michael Conforto, OF, USA Baseball Collegiate National Team – Played in and started 18 games, batting .302 with five doubles and a team-leading three home runs … Drove in 10 and helped guide Team USA to a 20-3 record, including a historic five-game sweep of Cuba.
Dylan Davis, OF/RHP, Falmouth Commodores (Cape Cod League) – Played in 29 games, batting .317 with eight doubles, six home runs and 34 RBI … Also pitched in four games, working four innings, and struck out five with no walks and just three hits allowed … Started in right field at the Cape Cod League All-Star Game.
Beau Day, C/INF, East Texas Pumpjacks (Texas Collegiate League) – Played in 21 games, batting .206 with one double, one home run and eight RBI.
Chandler Eden, RHP, Marysville Gold Sox (Horizon Air Summer Series) – Pitched in 13 games, making three starts, and went 2-0 with a 1.87 ERA … Worked in 33 2/3 innings, striking 36 while opponents batted .211 against him … Named the top prospect of the Horizon Air Summer Series.
Nate Esposito, C, East Texas Pumpjacks (Texas Collegiate League) – Played in 24 games, batting .253 with two doubles and 17 RBI.
Mason Fishback, C, Bend Elks (West Coast League) – Played in five games and recorded one hit.
Kevin Flemer, RHP, Corvallis Knights (West Coast League) – Pitched in 11 games, starting once, and was 2-1 with a 0.81 ERA … Worked in 22 innings and recorded 17 strikeouts to just four walks … Helped Corvallis to a league championship.
Jeff Hendrix, OF, Humboldt Crabs (Far West League) – Appeared in 17 games, batting .311 with five doubles, one home run and 11 RBI … Led Humboldt to a league championship.
Brandon Jackson, RHP, Eau Claire Express (Northwoods League) – Made appearances in 10 games, starting four … Went 2-1 with a 4.41 ERA in 34 2/3 innings … Struck out 20.
Kavin Keyes, INF, Corvallis Knights (West Coast League) – Joined the Knights late and played in eight regular season games, batting .304 with two doubles and six RBI … Played in four games in the postseason and was 9-for-15 (.600) with one double, one home run and two RBI.
Paul Martinez, INF, Cowlitz Black Bears (West Coast League) – Played in 27 games, batting .300 with six doubles and eight RBI.
Tyler Painton, LHP, Bend Elks (West Coast League) – Pitched in four games, all in relief, and worked 3 1/3 innings … Had a 0-0 record and 5.40 ERA.
Zack Reser, LHP, LaCrosse Loggers (Northwoods League) – Appeared in seven games, making six starts, and went 3-1 with a 4.02 ERA … Struck out 24 in 31 1/3 innings of work.
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