Aztec Summer Baseball Report

July 26, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - A total of 17 members of the San Diego State baseball team are currently playing ball with summer league teams across the nation with two of them earning all-star honors with their respective leagues.

Outfielder Greg Allen, who completed his freshman year this past season at SDSU, was named to the Prospect League West All-Star Team while playing for the Quincy (Illinois) Gems. Allen is currently hitting .308 with four doubles, four triples and three home runs. He has driven in 24 runs and has been successful on 19 of 21 steal attempts.

Right-handed hurler Travis Pitcher, who will be a senior for the Aztecs this coming year, was named a first-team All-Star as a member of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaska League. Pitcher has made 16 appearances including one start and has compiled a record of 2-2 with six saves and a 3.04 earned run average. In 23.2 innings pitched he has struck out 30 batters.

Other Aztecs having stellar summer campaigns include infielder Tim Zier, outfielder Avondre Bollar and pitcher Ryan Doran.

Zier is hitting .315 for the Eau Claire Express in the Northwoods League in Wisconsin. The SDSU second baseman has score 25 runs while recording nine doubles, a triple and home run in 44 contests.

Bollar is batting .293 with the Bethesda Big Train of the Cal Ripken League in Maryland. He has hit 10 doubles, a triple and four home runs while waking 24 times and driving in 15 runs in 33 games.

Doran, a teammate of Bollar's in Bethesda, has posted a record of 3-2 with a save and a 2.79 ERA in eight appearances including six starts. Most impressively he has struck of 44 and walked only eight in 42 innings of work.

Below is a listing of SDSU players currently player summer ball along with their stats as of this date:

Quincy Gems (Prospect League - teams in seven states from Missouri to Pennsylvania)
Record: 28-21 (Currently in second place in the West Division)
Greg Allen, OF - West All-Star Team.308, 42 games, 44 runs, 4 doubles, 4 triples, two home runs, 24 RBI, 19 stolen bases
Matt Muñoz, INF - .256, 36 games, 28 runs, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 22 RBI

West Virginia Miners (Prospect League)
Record: 38-17 (21-9 in first half as East Division winners)
John Spirk, 1B - .248, 28 games, 7 runs, 8 doubles, 12 RBI

Kitsap Bluejackets (Western Collegiate League in the Pacific Northwest)
Record: 11-33 (Currently 5th in the West Division)
Mitch Bluman, LHP - 8 games, 8 starts, 1-4, 5.30 ERA...also hitting .214 with a double

North Fork Ospreys (Hamptons Collegiate Baseball - Suffolk County Long Island
Record: 21-16 (Currently second place)
Justin Hepner, RHP - 8 games, 7 starts, 2-4, 5.48, 42.2 innings, 18 walks, 59 strikeouts

Pittsfield Suns (Futures Baseball League - Massachusetts)
Record: 20-12 (Currently in 5th place)
Mike RoBards, LHP - 9 games, 8 starts, 3-3, 3.26, 47 innings, 4 walks, 45 strikeouts

Eau Claire Express (Northwoods League in Wisconsin)
Tim Zier, INF - .315, 44 games, 25 runs, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 6 stolen bases
Philip Walby, RHP - 8 games, 8 starts, 3-3, 4.15 ERA, 41.0 innings, 28 strikeouts

Battle Creek Bombers (Northwoods League)
Record: 19-33 (Currently 8th in South Division)
Cole Swanson, LHP - 3 games, 3 starts, 1-2, 4.11, 15.1 innings, 16 strikeouts

Lacrosse Loggers (Northwoods League)
Record: 35-17 (26-9 first half as South Division winners)
Steven Pallares, INF - .256, 27 games, 17 runs, 4 doubles, 9 RBI, 18 walks, 8 stolen bases
TJ Kendzora, RHP - 8 games, 7 starts, 2-1, 5.75, 36.0 innings, 7 walks, 27 strikeouts

Anchorage Glacier Pilots (Alaska League)
Record: 24-17 (Alaska League regular-season champion)
Travis Pitcher, RHP - First Team All-Star, 16 games, 1 start, 2-2, 6 saves, 3.04 ERA, 23.2 innings, 30 strikeouts

Bethesda Big Train (Cal Ripken League in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area)
Record: 24-16 (Currently in 3rd place)
Avondre Bollar, OF - .293, 33 games, 21 runs, 10 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, 15 RBI, 24 walks
Ryan Doran, RHP - 8 games, 6 starts, 3-2, 1 save, 2.79 ERA, 42.0 innings, 8 walks, 44 strikeouts
Ethan Miller, RHP - 9 games, 2 starts, 0-1, 3.42 ERA, 26.1 innings, 28 strikeouts

Holyoke Blue Sox (New England Collegiate Baseball League)
Record: 14-22 (Currently 5th in West Division)
Evan Potter, INF - .159, 29 games, 5 runs, 1 double, 8 stolen bases
Brandon Thomas, LHP - 8 games, 0-1, 7.45 ERA, 9.2 innings, 9 strikeouts