Clark County minor league baseball report, July 30

By Jeff Klein, Columbian sports staff

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Minor League baseball update No. 7 on Clark County athletes through games of July 29, 2017:

Triple-A

Jeff Ames (Skyview HS), Durham Bulls (International League, Tampa Bay Rays)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 0-1, 4.18 ERA, 34 games, 2/2 saves/opportunities, 47.1 IP, 60 Ks, 29 BB, 1.52 WHIP
Recent highlights: Pitched 1.1 innings of shut out relief in two games at Buffalo (Blue Jays), June 24 and 26, with four strikeouts.

Double-A

Taylor Ard (Prairie HS), Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Southern League, Miami Marlins)
Position: 1B
Season stats: 95 games, .221 BA, 15 2B, 8 HR, 38 RBI, .291 OBP, .355 SLG
Recent highlights: Had a run-scoring single in a win against Tennessee (Cubs) on July 23; had a pinch-hit double in 3-0 win at Mississppi (Braves) on July 26.

Clint Coulter (Union HS), Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League, Milwaukee Brewers)
Position: OF
Season stats: 84 games, .236 BA, 14 2B, 1 3B, 12 HR, 39 RBI, .307 OBP, .417 SLG
Recent highlights: Went 2 for 4 with his team-leading 12th home run, had two RBI and a run scored in a 5-4 win at Pensacola (Reds) on July 25. His RBI total also leads the team.

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: Did not appear in a game last week.

Single-A (advanced)

Ian Hamilton (Skyview HS), Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League, Chicago White Sox)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 2-5, 2.87 ERA, 31 games, 3/5 saves/opportunities, 53.1 IP, 49 Ks, 14 BB, 1.20 WHIP
Recent highlights: Was given a blown save on July 23 in his only appearance of the week.

Tommy Thorpe (Evergreen HS), Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Carolina League, Chicago Cubs)
Position: LHP
Season stats: 3-4, 4.22 ERA, 29 games, 49.0 IP, 51 Ks, 24 BB, 1.45 WHIP
Recent highlights: Struck out three batters in two innings of relief in an 8-2 loss to Carolina (Brewers) on July 26.

Single-A

Tyler Hallead (Camas HS), Lakewood BlueClaws (South Atlantic League, Philadelphia Phillies)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 1-1, 6.66 ERA, 17 games, 24.2 IP, 28 Ks, 15 BB, 1.60 WHIP
Recent highlights: Took a loss in only appearance of the week, pitching 1.2 innings of relief in a 7-2 defeat to Hickory (Rangers).

Caleb Whalen (Union HS), Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League, Milwaukee Brewers)
Position: LF
Season stats: 29 games, .213 BA, 7 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, .293 OBP, .382 SLG
Recent highlights: Hit two doubles, a home run, three RBI in his first six games back since going on DL July 3.

Rookie

Brady Whalen (Union HS), Johnson City Cardinals (Appalachian League, St. Louis Cardinals)
Position: INF
Season stats: 28 games, .194 BA, 9 2B, 2 HR, 22 RBI, .325 OBP, .367 SLG, 2 SB
Recent highlights: Went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI in a 10-6 win at Danville (Braves) on July 29.

Seaver Whalen (Union HS), Princeton Rays (Appalachian League, Tampa Bay Rays)
Position: INF
Season stats: 20 games, .227 BA, 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, .329 OBP, .348 SLG, 2 SB
Recent highlights: Went 1 for 3 in a loss at Greenville (Astros) on July 25.

Jake Dahlberg (Heritage HS), Johnson City Cardinals (Appalachian League, St. Louis Cardinals)
Position: LHP
Season stats: 1-0, 7.80 ERA, 9 games, 15.0 IP, 16 Ks, 7 BB, 1.87 WHIP
Recent highlights: Had seven strikeouts in 4.2 innings of relief, giving up just one earned run.

Isaiah Smith (Battle Ground HS), AZL Royals (Arizona League, Kansas City Royals)
Position: OF
Season stats: 18 games, .171 BA, 3 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, .213 OBP, .257 SLG
Recent highlights: Hit his first professional home run, a three-run shot, in an 8-1 win over the AZL Reds on July 28.

Collegiate summer leagues

West Coast League
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 … 13 games, .182 BA, 3 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 … 35 games, .260 BA, 7 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 18 RBI, 1 SB
James Brooks, RHP, (Skyview HS / Tacoma CC) Kelowna Falcons … 11 games, 42.2 IP, 1-4 record, 41 Ks, 6.53 ERA
Chase Wiger, RHP, (Skyview HS / Mt. Hood CC) Kelowna Falcons … 9 games, 6 IP, 0-0 record, 5 Ks, 21.00 ERA

**The Cowlitz Black Bears play their last regular-season home games Aug. 1-2-3.

Great West League
Colin Rubino, INF, (Battle Ground HS / Bellevue Univ., Neb.) Portland Pickles … 30 games, .230 BA, 1 2B, 6 RBI, 5 SB
Matt Olstead, LHP, (Union HS / Edmonds CC) Portland Pickles … 10 games, 21.2 IP, 1-0 record, 15 Ks, 4.56 ERA
Jacob Allbee, LHP, (Union HS / Clark College) Portland Pickles … 8 games, 10.1 IP, 0-2 record, 13 Ks, 6.09 ERA

**The Portland Pickles play their last regular-season home games July 31-Aug. 5.

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 … 26 games, .286 BA, 4 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBI

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.