Clark County minor league baseball report, June 18

By Jeff Klein, Columbian sports staff



Minor League baseball update on Clark County athletes through games of June 17, 2017:


Jeff Ames (Skyview HS), Durham Bulls (International League, Tampa Bay Rays)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 0-1, 2.45 ERA, 22 games, 2/2 saves/opportunities, 33.0 IP, 45 Ks, 20 BB, 1.27 WHIP
Recent highlights: Has struck out 13 in last 6 2/3 innings over five games.


Taylor Ard (Prairie HS), Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Southern League, Miami Marlins)
Position: 1B
Season stats: 65 games, .240 BA, 8 2B, 6 HR, 26 RBI, .322 OBP, .370 SLG
Recent highlights: Has a four-game hit streak; played opposite fellow Clark County native Clint Coulter in a June 9-13 series at Biloxi.

Clint Coulter (Union HS), Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League, Milwaukee Brewers)
Position: RF
Season stats: 53 games, .234 BA, 7 2B, 7 HR, 23 RBI, .322 OBP, .406 SLG
Recent highlights: Went 2-for-4 with two HRs, 4 RBI in 6-2 win against Jacksonville on June 9 while playing opposite fellow Clark County native Taylor Ard.

Ian Hamilton (Skyview HS), Birmingham Barons (Southern League, Chicago White Sox)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 1-4, 3.09 ERA, 21 games, 2/3 saves/opportunities, 32.0 IP, 32 Ks, 11 BB, 1.41 WHIP
Recent highlights: Started the season with Single-A advanced Winston-Salem, appearing in seven games before being promoted.

Taylor Williams (Camas HS), Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League, Milwaukee Brewers 40-man roster)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 0-2, 1.16 ERA, 9 games, 8 starts, 23.1 IP, 30 Ks, 9 BB, 1.20 WHIP
Recent highlights: Last appearance was May 25, went 3.1 innings with four hits, five strikeouts in a 10-4 loss to Biloxi.

Single-A (advanced)

Max Beatty (Fort Vancouver HS), Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League, Chicago White Sox)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 3-4, 4.89 ERA, 14 games, 7 starts, 49.2 IP, 36 Ks, 15 BB, 1.41 WHIP
Recent highlights: Pitched 3.1 innings of relief in an 8-0 loss to Down East on June 14.

Tommy Thorpe (Evergreen HS), Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Carolina League, Chicago Cubs)
Position: LHP
Season stats: 3-2, 3.72 ERA, 17 games, 29 IP, 27 Ks, 15 BB, 1.34 WHIP
Recent highlights: Struck out five batters in two shutout innings of relief in a 9-3 win against Carolina on June 8. Has not allowed a run in his last six appearances.


Tyler Hallead (Camas HS), Lakewood BlueClaws (South Atlantic League, Philadelphia Phillies)
Position: RHP
Season stats: 1-0, 2.31 ERA, 9 games, 11.2 IP, 13 Ks, 6 BB, 1.03 WHIP
Recent highlights: Got his victory on May 23. Has not allowed an earned run in his last three appearances.

Caleb Whalen (Union HS), Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League, Milwaukee Brewers)
Position: LF
Season stats: 18 games, .190 BA, 4 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, .266 OBP, .310 SLG
Recent highlights: Had a four-game hit streak at the end of May.

Collegiate summer leagues

On West Coast League rosters:
RHP David Wallum (Hudson’s Bay HS / Washington State) Cowlitz Black Bears
INF Jace McKinney (Columbia River HS / Univ. Portland) Cowlitz Black Bears
INF Jared Bentley (Camas HS / Mt. Hood CC) Cowlitz Black Bears
RHP Hunter Bruno (Camas HS / Mt. Hood CC) Kelowna Falcons
OF Thomas Lampkin (Union HS / Mt. Hood CC) Kelowna Falcons
INF Alex McGarry (Columbia River HS / Tacoma CC) Kelowna Falcons

On Great West League rosters:
LHP Jacob Allbee (Union HS / Clark College) Portland Pickles
LHP Matt Olstead (Union HS / Edmonds CC) Portland Pickles
INF Colin Rubino (Battle Ground HS / Bellevue Univ., Neb.) Portland Pickles

On Golden State Collegiate Baseball League rosters:
INF/OF Brandon Anderson (Hockinson HS / Shasta College) Klamath Falls Gems

NOTE: Updates will appear online each Sunday throughout the summer, and more players will be added once stats are posted by the teams or on If you know of a player not listed, please email with the details so they can be included in future updates.