Minor League baseball update No. 7 on Clark County athletes through games of July 29, 2017:
Jeff Ames (Skyview HS), Durham Bulls (International League, Tampa Bay Rays)
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.
Taylor Ard (Prairie HS), Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Southern League, Miami Marlins)
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)
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)
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.
Ian Hamilton (Skyview HS), Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League, Chicago White Sox)
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)
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.
Tyler Hallead (Camas HS), Lakewood BlueClaws (South Atlantic League, Philadelphia Phillies)
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)
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.
Brady Whalen (Union HS), Johnson City Cardinals (Appalachian League, St. Louis Cardinals)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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
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