Clark County minor league baseball report, July 23

Win for Ian Hamilton, career RBI day for Brady Whalen

By Jeff Klein, Columbian sports staff



Minor League baseball update No. 6 on Clark County athletes through games of July 22, 2017:


Jeff Ames (Skyview HS), Durham Bulls (International League, Tampa Bay Rays)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 0-1, 4.40 ERA, 32 games, 2/2 saves/opportunities, 45.0 IP, 56 Ks, 29 BB, 1.53 WHIP
Recent highlights: Assigned back to Durham from Hudson Valley in a “paper” move only. He actually never left Durham, but rosters had to be shuffled. Pitched 2.2 innings last week with six earned runs.


Taylor Ard (Prairie HS), Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Southern League, Miami Marlins)
Position: 1B
Season stats: 90 games, .222 BA, 14 2B, 8 HR, 37 RBI, .290 OBP, .358 SLG
Recent highlights: Was 1 for 5 with two RBI in a 9-6 win at Chattanooga (Twins) on July 17.

Clint Coulter (Union HS), Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League, Milwaukee Brewers)
Position: OF
Season stats: 78 games, .241 BA, 13 2B, 1 3B, 11 HR, 37 RBI, .310 OBP, .421 SLG
Recent highlights: Was 3 for 16 with a double and two RBI in four games against the Mississippi Braves, July 19-22.

Taylor Williams (Camas HS), Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League, Milwaukee Brewers 40-man roster)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 0-2, 3.72 ERA, 16 games, 14 starts, 38.2 IP, 47 Ks, 21 BB, 1.58 WHIP
Recent highlights: Allowed two runs on five hits with three strikeouts in a start against Birmingham (White Sox) on July 16.

Single-A (advanced)

Ian Hamilton (Skyview HS), Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League, Chicago White Sox)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 2-5, 2.81 ERA, 30 games, 3/4 saves/opportunities, 51.1 IP, 47 Ks, 14 BB, 1.21 WHIP
Recent highlights: Earned his first victory for Winston-Salem and second win of the season with two innings of shut out relief and two strikeouts against the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians) on July 16.

Tommy Thorpe (Evergreen HS), Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Carolina League, Chicago Cubs)
Position: LHP
Season stats: 3-3, 4.30 ERA, 27 games, 46.0 IP, 48 Ks, 24 BB, 1.46 WHIP
Recent highlights: Allowed one earned run in 4.1 innings pitched last week with four strikeouts.


Tyler Hallead (Camas HS), Lakewood BlueClaws (South Atlantic League, Philadelphia Phillies)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 1-0, 6.35 ERA, 16 games, 22.2 IP, 26 Ks, 14 BB, 1.63 WHIP
Recent highlights: Pitched one inning of middle relief without giving up a hit while striking out two in a 5-2 win at Charleston (Yankees) on July 22.

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: Was activated from the 7-day disabled list on July 22. His last game appearance was July 2.


Brady Whalen (Union HS), Johnson City Cardinals (Appalachian League, St. Louis Cardinals)
Position: INF
Season stats: 24 games, .190 BA, 7 2B, 2 HR, 18 RBI, .320 OBP, .369 SLG, 2 SB
Recent highlights: Knocked in a career-high five runs while going 3 for 4 with two doubles in a 9-8 win over the Danville Braves on July 22. Also went 2 for 3 with a two-run home run and three RBI in a 9-8 win over Burlington Royals on July 19.

Seaver Whalen (Union HS), Princeton Rays (Appalachian League, Tampa Bay Rays)
Position: INF
Season stats: 16 games, .259 BA, 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, .375 OBP, .407 SLG, 2 SB
Recent highlights: Homered on consecutive nights (July 21-22) against Kingsport Mets, going 3 for 7 with five RBI in those two games, which were split.

Jake Dahlberg (Heritage HS), Johnson City Cardinals (Appalachian League, St. Louis Cardinals)
Position: LHP
Season stats: 1-0, 10.45 ERA, 7 games, 10.1 IP, 9 Ks, 4 BB, 2.23 WHIP
Recent highlights: Had two strikeouts and one walk in 3 innings of work last week.

Isaiah Smith (Battle Ground HS), AZL Royals (Arizona League, Kansas City Royals)
Position: OF
Season stats: 15 games, .169 BA, 3 2B, 5 RBI, .206 OBP, .220 SLG
Recent highlights: Went 1 for 4 with a double and two RBI in a 5-3 win over AZL Mariners on July 18. Went 2 for 3 with a double in a 7-6 loss to AZL Padres on July 17.

Collegiate summer leagues

West Coast League
Jace McKinney, INF, (Columbia River HS / Univ. Portland) Cowlitz Black Bears … 32 games, .290 BA, 2 2B, 18 RBI, 4 SB
Preston Jones, OF, (Mountain View HS / Oregon State) Cowlitz Black Bears … 9 games, .167 BA, 2 2B, 2 RBI
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
Alex McGarry, INF, (Columbia River HS / Tacoma CC, will attend Oregon State) Kelowna Falcons … 33 games, .250 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 … 8 games, 5 IP, 0-0 record, 4 Ks, 16.20 ERA

Great West League
Colin Rubino, INF, (Battle Ground HS / Bellevue Univ., Neb.) Portland Pickles … 29 games, .222 BA, 1 2B, 6 RBI, 5 SB
Matt Olstead, LHP, (Union HS / Edmonds CC) Portland Pickles … 9 games, 20.2 IP, 1-0 record, 15 Ks, 3.48 ERA
Jacob Allbee, LHP, (Union HS / Clark College) Portland Pickles … 8 games, 10.1 IP, 0-2 record, 13 Ks, 6.09 ERA

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 … 22 games, .288 BA, 4 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBI

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