Rebels Continue Playing Into The Summer

June 14, 2013

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV baseball has 11 student-athletes playing in summer collegiate leagues all across the country. Teams are underway with their respective seasons and will play through the middle of August before the players return for the fall semester.

“It’s good for our guys to go up against some elite competition in the offseason,” head coach Tim Chambers said. “It’s a unique experience for some guys to play in the summer time and I’m happy for the guys that are playing. It will only make them better players and will help them prepare for next season.”

A total of seven teams over six leagues will have Rebels on their rosters during the 2013 summer months.

Juniors to be Erick Fedde and T.J. White are playing together in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. Fedde pitched well in his first start, allowing only two hits in 6.2 innings of work while striking out eight as the Y-D Red Sox beat the Bourne Braves 2-0 in the season opener. White went hitless in his first game, but was credited with an RBI after taking a bases loaded walk in the first inning. All of the Red Sox home games will be live on the internet for free at http://www.teamline.cc/sportpage?teamcode=2660&eventcode=5. Fans can also follow the team by liking its Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ydredsox) or can follow the team on Twitter (@YDbroadcast).

Junior to be Joey Swanner is playing in the California Collegiate League for the Santa Barbara Foresters. Swanner has played in 11 of the 12 games this season for the Foresters and has a three RBI and an on-base-percentage of .310. Fans can listen live to the Foresters’ games for free at http://morenews.newspress.com/kzsb/player.html and can follow the team on Twitter (@SBForesters) or can like them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/SBForesters).

Junior to be Erik VanMeetren is playing in the Alaska Baseball League for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. VanMeetren is hitting .375 and has played in three of the four games for the Pilots this season. Fans can listen live to the Pilots’ games at http://mgmt.firststreaming.com/listen/player.php?callsign=Khar_am and can follow the team on twitter (@glacierpilots).

Sophomores to be Joey Armstrong and Kenny Oakley are playing together in the Texas Collegiate League for the East Texas Pump Jacks. Armstrong is second on the team with 10 RBI and is batting .325 in 10 games played. Oakley has made two appearances, with one start, and has only allowed two hits and has yet to allow an earned run.  Fans can watch online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pumpjacks-baseball and can follow the team by liking its Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EastTexasPumpJacks) or by following them on twitter (@ETPJ)

Sophomores to be Brayden Torres and Collin Yelich are playing in the California Collegiate League for the Santa Paula Halos. Yelich has played in seven of the Halos’ eight games and has four RBI to go with a .286 batting average. He has also drawn seven walks, which leads the club. Torres owns a 1-0 record and has made two appearances this season. He has a team-high nine strikeouts and has yet to allow an earned run in 8.0 innings of work. Fans can follow the team by liking its Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/SantaPaulaHalos?ref=stream) or by following the team on Twitter (@santapaulahalos).

Sophomores to be Justin Jones and Cody Howard are playing in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League for the Shelter Island Bucks.  Through six games, Howard is second on the team with a .375 batting average and is tied for a team-high five RBI. He also has hit the only home run for the Bucks so far this season. Jones has also played in all six games and has scored a team-high eight runs. Fans can follow the team by liking its Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shelter-Island-Bucks/314230641963146) or by following the team on Twitter (@SIBucks).

Sophomore to be Bryan Bonnell is playing in the Northwoods League for the Mankato MoonDogs. He has started two games for the Moondogs and owns a 1-0 record. He has allowed three runs in 10.2 innings of work and has struck out nine.  Fans can watch online at http://www.youtube.com/NorthwoodsLeague and can follow the team by liking its Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mankato-MoonDogs/134971799860521) or by following the team on Twitter (@MoonDogsBaseball).