Clark County minor league baseball report, July 16

By Jeff Klein, Columbian sports staff



Minor League baseball update No. 5 on Clark County athletes through games of July 15, 2017:


Jeff Ames (Skyview HS), Durham Bulls (International League, Tampa Bay Rays)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 0-1, 3.40 ERA, 29 games, 2/2 saves/opportunities, 42.1 IP, 54 Ks, 26 BB, 1.37 WHIP
Recent highlights: Pitched 1.1 innings of relief on July 14 with two strikeouts and a walk in a 10-inning loss at Norfolk. Assigned to Single-A short season Hudson Valley Renegades (New York-Penn League) on July 15.


Taylor Ard (Prairie HS), Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Southern League, Miami Marlins)
Position: 1B
Season stats: 86 games, .225 BA, 14 2B, 8 HR, 35 RBI, .295 OBP, .365 SLG
Recent highlights: Hit a lead-off double in the bottom of the ninth and eventually scored winning run on a wild pitch to beat Biloxi 4-3 on July 11.

Clint Coulter (Union HS), Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League, Milwaukee Brewers)
Position: OF
Season stats: 73 games, .247 BA, 12 2B, 11 HR, 35 RBI, .316 OBP, .437 SLG
Recent highlights: Broke out of an 0-for-12 slump by going 3 for 4 with a home run in a 3-1 loss to Birmingham on July 14.

Taylor Williams (Camas HS), Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League, Milwaukee Brewers 40-man roster)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 0-2, 3.21 ERA, 14 games, 13 starts, 33.2 IP, 44 Ks, 17 BB, 1.46 WHIP
Recent highlights: Started against Jacksonville on July 11, pitched 3.2 innings, give up one run on two hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

Single-A (advanced)

Ian Hamilton (Skyview HS), Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League, Chicago White Sox)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 1-5, 2.70 ERA, 28 games, 3/4 saves/opportunities, 46.2 IP, 42 Ks, 14 BB, 1.22 WHIP
Recent highlights: Picked up his second save with Winston-Salem and third save of the season in a 3-2 victory at Myrtle Beach on July 13. Pitched the last two innings, retiring all six batters he faces with one strikeout.

Tommy Thorpe (Evergreen HS), Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Carolina League, Chicago Cubs)
Position: LHP
Season stats: 3-3, 4.54 ERA, 25 games, 41.2 IP, 44 Ks, 20 BB, 1.46 WHIP
Recent highlights: Took a loss against Winston-Salem on July 14, but did strike out four batters in two innings.


Tyler Hallead (Camas HS), Lakewood BlueClaws (South Atlantic League, Philadelphia Phillies)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 1-0, 6.65 ERA, 15 games, 21.2 IP, 25 Ks, 14 BB, 1.62 WHIP
Recent highlights: Pitched a total of two innings last week in two games, gave up five runs.

Caleb Whalen (Union HS), Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League, Milwaukee Brewers)
Position: LF
Season stats: 23 games, .194 BA, 5 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, .284 OBP, .306 SLG
Recent highlights: Has been on the 7-day disabled list since July 3, a day after getting hit by a pitch.


Brady Whalen (Union HS), Johnson City Cardinals (Appalachian League, St. Louis Cardinals)
Position: INF
Season stats: 18 games, .288 BA, 4 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, .288 OBP, .250 SLG, 2 SB
Recent highlights: Hit first home run of the season on July 14 against Bristol Pirates, had two RBI in that game. Knocked in two more runs on July 15 at Kingsport (Mets). Also went 2 for 4 with a double and RBI on July 10 at Elizabethton (Twins).

Seaver Whalen (Union HS), Princeton Rays (Appalachian League, Tampa Bay Rays)
Position: INF
Season stats: 12 games, .263 BA, 2 2B, 2 RBI, .404 OBP, .316 SLG, 2 SB
Recent highlights: Went 2 for 4 with an RBI at Blu on July 9 at Bluefield Blue Jays, and collected his second double of the season at Bristol on July 15.

Jake Dahlberg (Heritage HS), Johnson City Cardinals (Appalachian League, St. Louis Cardinals)
Position: LHP
Season stats: 1-0, 4.91 ERA, 5 games, 7.1 IP, 7 Ks, 3 BB, 1.50 WHIP
Recent highlights: Picked up first professional victory on July 9, throwing one inning of relief in a 2-1 win at Elizabethton Twins. Followed that up by throwing three innings with three strikeouts at Bristol.

Isaiah Smith (Battle Ground HS), AZL Royals (Arizona League, Kansas City Royals)
Position: OF
Season stats: 12 games, .128 BA, 1 2B, 3 RBI, .176 OBP, .149 SLG
Recent highlights: Made his pro debut on June 28. Recorded first pro hit while going 2 for 4 with an RBI on July 2 in a 12-9 win against AZL Mariners.

Collegiate summer leagues

West Coast League
David Wallum, RHP, (Hudson’s Bay HS / Washington State) Cowlitz Black Bears … 5 games, 15.0 IP, 0-3 record, 1 save, 12 Ks, 12.60 ERA
Jace McKinney, INF, (Columbia River HS / Univ. Portland) Cowlitz Black Bears … 29 games, .301 BA, 2 2B, 17 RBI, 4 SB
Alex McGarry, INF, (Columbia River HS / Tacoma CC, will attend Oregon State) Kelowna Falcons … 32 games, .261 BA, 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 18 RBI, 1 SB
James Brooks, RHP, (Skyview HS / Tacoma CC) Kelowna Falcons … 9 games, 36.0 IP, 1-3 record, 35 Ks, 5.25 ERA
Chase Wiger, RHP, (Skyview HS / Mt. Hood CC) Kelowna Falcons … 7 games, 5 IP, 0-0 record, 4 Ks, 14.40 ERA
Alec Chaney, OF, (Skyview HS /Bellevue Univ., Neb.) Port Angeles Lefties … 6 games, .286 BA, 1 2B, 1 SB

Great West League
Jacob Allbee, LHP, (Union HS / Clark College) Portland Pickles … 8 games, 10.1 IP, 0-2 record, 13 Ks, 6.09 ERA
Matt Olstead, LHP, (Union HS / Edmonds CC) Portland Pickles … 6 games, 16.1 IP, 1-0 record, 10 Ks, 3.85 ERA
Colin Rubino, INF, (Battle Ground HS / Bellevue Univ., Neb.) Portland Pickles … 27 games, .197 BA, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 4 SB

Carolina Shores Collegiate League
Jimmy Borzone, RHP, (Union HS / will attend Dixie State) Myrtle Beach HammerHeads … 6 games, 17 IP, 2-1 record, 16 Ks, 3.75 ERA, 1.35 WHIP

Semi-pro leagues

Rancocas Valley Baseball League (Burlington County, N.J.)
Dylan Butler, 3B, (Hockinson HS / Mt. Hood CC, Cabrini Univ. in Wayne, Pa.) Delran Steelers … 18 games, .241 BA, 4 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI

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