Clark County minor league baseball report, Aug. 20

By Jeff Klein, Columbian sports staff

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Minor League baseball update No. 10 on Clark County athletes through games of Aug. 19, 2017:

Triple-A

Jeff Ames (Skyview HS), Durham Bulls (International League, Tampa Bay Rays)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 1-1, 3.83 ERA, 41 games, 2/2 saves/opportunities, 56.1 IP, 70 Ks, 32 BB, 1.44 WHIP
Recent highlights: Earned his first victory of the season by throwing 1.1 innings of relief in a 10-6 win at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 18.

Double-A

Taylor Ard (Prairie HS), Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Southern League, Miami Marlins)
Position: 1B
Season stats: 111 games, .219 BA, 17 2B, 12 HR, 46 RBI, .292 OBP, .377 SLG
Recent highlights: Hit a 2-run double in Jacksonville’s 4-run 10th inning to help beat Mobile (Angels) on Aug. 17.

Clint Coulter (Union HS), Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League, Milwaukee Brewers)
Position: OF
Season stats: 101 games, .235 BA, 18 2B, 1 3B, 14 HR, 47 RBI, .310 OBP, .414 SLG
Recent highlights: Knocked in two runs to tie the game in the 8th inning at Jackson (Diamondbacks) as Biloxi went on to win 6-4 on Aug. 16.

Taylor Williams (Camas HS), Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League, Milwaukee Brewers 40-man roster)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 0-2, 3.54 ERA, 18 games, 14 starts, 40.2 IP, 50 Ks, 21 BB, 1.52 WHIP
Recent highlights: Pitched 1 inning of middle relief with 1 striekout at Jackson on Aug. 16.

Single-A (advanced)

Ian Hamilton (Skyview HS), Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League, Chicago White Sox)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 3-6, 2.74 ERA, 40 games, 6/8 saves/opportunities, 65.2 IP, 64 Ks, 16 BB, 1.10 WHIP
Recent highlights: Pitched a two-inning save with no hits and three strikeouts in a 4-1 win against Myrtle Beach on Aug. 16 opposite Tommy Thorpe.

Tommy Thorpe (Evergreen HS), Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Carolina League, Chicago Cubs)
Position: LHP
Season stats: 3-4, 4.32 ERA, 35 games, 58.1 IP, 54 Ks, 31 BB, 1.46 WHIP
Recent highlights: Struck out five batter in 3.1 innings over two games. Earned a hold with no hits and three strikeouts against Carolina (Brewers) on Aug. 13.

Caleb Whalen (Union HS), Carolina Mudcats (Carolina League, Milwaukee Brewers)
Position: LF
Season stats: 37 games, .196 BA, 9 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, .286 OBP, .348 SLG
Recent highlights: Went 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored in a 3-1 win at Down East (Rangers) on Aug. 16.

Single-A

Tyler Hallead (Camas HS), Lakewood BlueClaws (South Atlantic League, Philadelphia Phillies)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 1-1, 5.29 ERA, 22 games, 32.1 IP, 39 Ks, 19 BB, 1.39 WHIP
Recent highlights: Pitched the final two innings of 7-0 loss against Kannapolis (White Sox) on Aug. 17 without allowing a hit and striking out four to match a season high for a single outing.

Rookie

Brady Whalen (Union HS), Johnson City Cardinals (Appalachian League, St. Louis Cardinals)
Position: INF
Season stats: 42 games, .232 BA, 12 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 33 RBI, .352 OBP, .457 SLG, 2 SB
Recent highlights: Was a home run short of a cycle on Aug. 14 against Elizabethton (Twins) in an 8-5 loss. Then found that missing home run the next night with solo shot, going 1 for 3 with 3 runs scored in an 11-4 win over Elizabethton.

Seaver Whalen (Union HS), Princeton Rays (Appalachian League, Tampa Bay Rays)
Position: INF
Season stats: 30 games, .253 BA, 5 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, .357 OBP, .368 SLG, 2 SB
Recent highlights: Went 2 for 4 with an RBI in an 11-9 loss against Bluefield (Blue Jays) on Aug. 15.

Jake Dahlberg (Heritage HS), Johnson City Cardinals (Appalachian League, St. Louis Cardinals)
Position: LHP
Season stats: 2-0, 5.68 ERA, 15 games, 25.1 IP, 29 Ks, 10 BB, 1.50 WHIP
Recent highlights: Pitched the final inning without giving up a hit and striking out the side in a 6-1 loss against Bluefield on Aug. 19.

Isaiah Smith (Battle Ground HS), AZL Royals (Arizona League, Kansas City Royals)
Position: OF
Season stats: 28 games, .151 BA, 4 2B, 1 HR, 10 RBI, .202 OBP, .217 SLG
Recent highlights: Went 1 for 5 with a run scored in a 10-5 win against AZL Padres 2 on Aug. 12.

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.