Clark County minor league baseball report, Aug. 13

By Jeff Klein, Columbian sports staff

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Minor League baseball update No. 9 on Clark County athletes through games of Aug. 12, 2017:

Triple-A

Jeff Ames (Skyview HS), Durham Bulls (International League, Tampa Bay Rays)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 0-1, 4.00 ERA, 39 games, 2/2 saves/opportunities, 54.0 IP, 69 Ks, 30 BB, 1.44 WHIP
Recent highlights: Had a streak of six straight appearances without allowing an earned run end on Aug. 11 as he yielded two against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees).

Double-A

Taylor Ard (Prairie HS), Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Southern League, Miami Marlins)
Position: 1B
Season stats: 105 games, .223 BA, 15 2B, 11 HR, 43 RBI, .293 OBP, .377 SLG
Recent highlights: Busted out of an 0-for-13 slump by going 3 for 4 with two home runs in a 12-6 win against Birmingham (White Sox) on Aug. 6 and was named player of the game. Also hit a 3-run home run in a five-run inning to beat Mississippi Braves 5-2 on Aug. 12.

Clint Coulter (Union HS), Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League, Milwaukee Brewers)
Position: OF
Season stats: 95 games, .245 BA, 18 2B, 1 3B, 14 HR, 45 RBI, .317 OBP, .434 SLG
Recent highlights: Went 1 for 4 with his 14th home run of the season in a 5-0 win over Tennessee (Cubs) on Aug. 12. Went 2 for 3 with a double and RBI in a 6-4 win at Mississippi on Aug. 6.

Taylor Williams (Camas HS), Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League, Milwaukee Brewers 40-man roster)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 0-2, 3.63 ERA, 17 games, 14 starts, 39.2 IP, 49 Ks, 21 BB, 1.56 WHIP
Recent highlights: In his return from the DL and first game since July 21, pitched 1 inning of middle relief and allowed one hit and struck out two batters in a 6-0 loss to Tennessee on Aug. 11.

Single-A (advanced)

Ian Hamilton (Skyview HS), Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League, Chicago White Sox)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 3-6, 2.77 ERA, 37 games, 5/7 saves/opportunities, 61.2 IP, 59 Ks, 15 BB, 1.14 WHIP
Recent highlights: Earned his fourth save with Winston-Salem, pitching the final 1 2/3 innings with two strikeouts in a 12-7 win over Lynchburg (Indians) on Aug. 12.

Tommy Thorpe (Evergreen HS), Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Carolina League, Chicago Cubs)
Position: LHP
Season stats: 3-4, 4.42 ERA, 33 games, 55.0 IP, 54 Ks, 30 BB, 1.49 WHIP
Recent highlights: Closed out the game on Aug. 11 with 1 inning and 1 strikeout without giving up a run in a 4-1 loss to Carolina (Brewers).

Caleb Whalen (Union HS), Carolina Mudcats (Carolina League, Milwaukee Brewers)
Position: LF
Season stats: 33 games, .202 BA, 7 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, .288 OBP, .354 SLG
Recent highlights: Scored a run in an 8-3 loss to Myrtle Beach (Cubs) on Aug. 12.

Single-A

Tyler Hallead (Camas HS), Lakewood BlueClaws (South Atlantic League, Philadelphia Phillies)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 1-1, 5.83 ERA, 20 games, 29.1 IP, 33 Ks, 19 BB, 1.53 WHIP
Recent highlights: Did not allow a run despite a hit and three walks in 1 2/3 innings against Delmarva (Orioles) on Aug. 10.

Rookie

Brady Whalen (Union HS), Johnson City Cardinals (Appalachian League, St. Louis Cardinals)
Position: INF
Season stats: 57 games, .221 BA, 11 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 30 RBI, .350 OBP, .435 SLG, 2 SB
Recent highlights: Went 2 for 4 with two 2-run home runs (both with two outs in the inning) in a 16-1 win over Kingsport (Mets) on Aug. 7.

Seaver Whalen (Union HS), Princeton Rays (Appalachian League, Tampa Bay Rays)
Position: INF
Season stats: 27 games, .235 BA, 3 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, .343 OBP, .341 SLG, 2 SB
Recent highlights: Went 1 for 1 with a run scored in a 9-3 win against Pulaski (Yankees) on Aug. 8.

Jake Dahlberg (Heritage HS), Johnson City Cardinals (Appalachian League, St. Louis Cardinals)
Position: LHP
Season stats: 2-0, 6.55 ERA, 13 games, 22.0 IP, 25 Ks, 8 BB, 1.50 WHIP
Recent highlights: In last two outings, struck out eight batters without walking a batter over five innings of work and earned the victory on Aug. 6 against Kingsport.

Isaiah Smith (Battle Ground HS), AZL Royals (Arizona League, Kansas City Royals)
Position: OF
Season stats: 25 games, .167 BA, 4 2B, 1 HR, 10 RBI, .206 OBP, .240 SLG
Recent highlights: Went 1 for 4 with a double and scored what proved to be the winning run in a 3-2 win against AZL Padres on Aug. 10.

Collegiate summer leagues

West Coast League (final update**)
Jace McKinney, INF, (Columbia River HS / Univ. Portland) Cowlitz Black Bears … 34 games, .292 BA, 2 2B, 18 RBI, 5 SB; Pitching: 1 game, 1 IP, 2 BB, 3 Ks.
Preston Jones, OF, (Mountain View HS / Oregon State) Cowlitz Black Bears … 18 games, .232 BA, 4 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 2 SB.
Alex McGarry, INF, (Columbia River HS / Tacoma CC, will attend Oregon State) Kelowna Falcons … 42 games, .262 BA, 7 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 28 RBI, 3 SB
James Brooks, RHP, (Skyview HS / Tacoma CC) Kelowna Falcons … 12 games, 47.2 IP, 2-4 record, 45 Ks, 6.60 ERA
Chase Wiger, RHP, (Skyview HS / Mt. Hood CC) Kelowna Falcons … 11 games, 8 IP, 0-0 record, 6 Ks, 20.25 ERA

**Season has completed

Great West League (final update**)
Colin Rubino, INF, (Battle Ground HS / Bellevue Univ., Neb.) Portland Pickles … 36 games, .244 BA, 2 2B, 9 RBI, 5 SB. Postseason: 2 games, .333 BA, 2 RBI
Matt Olstead, LHP, (Union HS / Edmonds CC) Portland Pickles … 12 games, 24.2 IP, 2-0 record, 17 Ks, 4.37 ERA

**Season has completed

Alaska Baseball League (final update**)
Jack Bauer, C, (Union HS / will attend Dixie State) Peninsula Oilers … 25 games, .278 BA, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 3 SB. Postseason: 2 games, .143 BA.

**Season has completed

Semi-pro leagues

Rancocas Valley Baseball League (Burlington County, N.J.) (final update**)
Dylan Butler, 3B, (Hockinson HS / Mt. Hood CC, Cabrini Univ. in Wayne, Pa.) Delran Steelers … 27 games, .272 BA, 4 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBI

**Season has completed

NOTE: Updates will appear online each Sunday throughout the summer. If you know of a player not listed currently playing, please email jeff.klein@columbian.com with the details so those players can be included in future updates.