Photos by Barry Westerman for UK Athletics
It was another action-packed week in college baseball and this week saw some strong performances from both past and to-be PGCBL players.
To recap: Each week three PGCBL players, mostly alumni, will be featured in a weekly post recapping their performances in college. The post will also include notes on other PGCBL players.
Josh Garran-Pace University (Cooperstown 2013, Utica 2014)
Josh Garran was one of the best relief pitchers in the PGCBL in 2014. At Pace, he’s dominating as a starter.
Garran delivered a stellar performance on Wednesday for Pace. The right-hander tossed a complete game shutout, allowed just three hits, surrendered just one walk and struck out ten batters in the process to earn his first win of the season. Garran also picked off a pair of baserunners.
With the Utica Brewers in 2014, Garran was named a PGCBL All-Star and posted a 1.57 ERA in 12 appearances, all in relief. Garran struck out 38 batters in 28.2 innings and left-handed batters hit just .081 off him. His 11.93 K/9 rate was tops on the Brewers.
Robert Robbins-Stevens Institute of Technology (Newark 2014)
Robert Robbins won three games last summer in Newark and thanks to one of the best pitching performances of the week, he now has win number three at school this season..
Robbins tossed a complete game shutout on Saturday against Staten Island. The Tallahassee, Florida-native struck out seven and allowed just four hits to improve to 4-0 on the season for the Ducks.
In the eight appearances with the Newark Pilots last summer, Robbins went 3-2 with a 5.57 ERA. Robbins struck out 21 batters and right-handed batters hit .250 off him.
Kyle Barrett-University of Kentucky (Amsterdam 2013)
The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-8 and Kyle Barrett is a big part of that mark.
This week, the Wildcats faced No. 20 Mississippi State and went 2-1 against the Bulldogs. In the three games against Mississippi State, Barrett went a combined 8-of-14, including a 4-for-5 day on Saturday. He had a three-hit game on Sunday and on Tuesday against Ohio, went 2-for-4. On his only non-multi hit day of the week (Friday), the Douglasville, Georgia-native hit his first home run of the season. Barrett leads Kentucky in hitting with a .396 average and has a .439 on-base percentage.
During the 2013 summer with the Amsterdam Mohawks, Barrett hit .343 in 38 games for the PGCBL-champion Mohawks. The Douglasville, Georgia native had a .394 slugging percentage and a .418 on-base percentage. He also stole a team-high 18 bases.
- Evan Pietronico (Adirondack 2015) went 2-for-3 with two doubles on Tuesday for NJIT against UMBC.
- Tommy Eng (Adirondack 2015) picked up his first win of the season for Adrian on Sunday, tossing seven innings allowing just three hits and one run and struck out three against Albion.
- Matt Brown (Adirondack 2015) went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two stolen bases for Birmingham-Southern on Saturday against Berry. Brown also had a double and two stolen bases on Tuesday against Rutgers-Camden.
- Aaron Ashton (Adirondack 2015) had four RBIs for Lindsey Wilson on Saturday against Cumberlands.
- Daniel Castro (Albany 2014) picked up the win for Albany on Tuesday against Marist.
- Sean Greiser (Glens Falls 2015) picked up the win for Virginia Wesleyan on Sunday, tossing 2.1 scoreless innings and striking out five in the process against Lynchburg.
- Bryson Hough (Elmira 2014) pitched well in a loss on Saturday, going seven innings and allowing three runs against Cornell.
- Joe Ogren (Watertown 2014) hit his fourth home run of the year on Tuesday against Saint Joseph’s.
- Zach Rutherford (Elmira 2015) went 3-for-4 with two runs scored on Sunday for Old Dominion.
- Sam Sinnen (Elmira 2014) notched his third save of the season on Tuesday against VMI for Old Dominion.
- Alex DeBellis (Amsterdam 2014) went 2-for-5 with a home run on Saturday for Lynn. DeBellis also went 3-for-4 with a double on Wednesday.
- Chris Gaetano (Watertown 2014) went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two doubles on Tuesday for Monmouth.
- JD Osborne (Mohawk Valley 2015) went 4-for-5 with three RBIs for Polk State on Wednesday.
- Zach Collett (Mohawk Valley 2014) homered for New Haven on Wednesday.
- Adam Ashenfarb (Mohawk Valley 2015) picked up his first win of the season for Union on Sunday, tossing seven innings, allowing just one run while striking out seven batters in the process.
- Gus Craig (Mohawk Valley 2014) went 3-for-4 with two RBIs on Friday for Columbia.
- Matt Robinson (Newark 2015) notched his second save of the season for Columbia on Friday.
- Will Nichol (Newark 2015) picked up his second win of the season for Hendrix on Saturday. Nichol tossed seven innings, allowed just two runs and struck out four en route to victory.
- Anthony Villa (Utica 2014) went 4-for5 for four RBIs and a double on Saturday for Saint Mary’s. Villa also had four RBIs on Tuesday.
- Cody Burton (Utica 2014) went 2-for-5 with two doubles and a stolen base on Saturday for UAH. He also went 3-for-6 with a stolen base on Wednesday.
- Mike Wright (Utica 2014) went 2-for-2 with two RBIs on Saturday for Coppin State. Wright also had two RBIs on Wednesday.
- Jake Sale (Watertown 2014) tossed two scoreless innings en route to his first win of the season for Illinois State on Sunday.
- Matt Diorio (Watertown 2014) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, three runs scored and a home run on Sunday for Central Florida.
- Andrew Sanders (Newark 2013,2014) went eight innings, allowed just one run and struck out six while taking the loss for Ithaca on Sunday.
- Samm Wiggins (Newark 2014) went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a double on Friday for Houston Baptist.
- Matthew Thaiss (Watertown 2013) went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, including his seventh home run of the year, on Friday for Virginia against Florida State.
- Steve Colella (Newark 2014) pitched well in a loss for UMass-Dartmouth. Colella tossed seven innings, allowed just two runs in what ended up being a no decision.
- Sean Spicer (Albany 2013) notched his third save of the season on Friday for Baylor.
- John Razzino (Amsterdam 2014) went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, a double and a triple for Franklin Pierce on Saturday. Razzino also had two hits, including a home run, on Wednesday and had three hits on Tuesday.
- Ryan Clark (Amsterdam 2014) tossed seven shutout innings, striking out six in the process, to improve to 4-1 on the season on Friday for UNC Greensboro.
- Austin Lueck (Watertown 2013) hit his third home run of the season on Tuesday for South Florida.
- Bryce Greager (Watertown 2013) went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double on Thursday for Nevada. Greager also homered for the Wolfpack on Wednesday.
- Zach Remillard (Albany 2013) homered for Coastal Carolina on Friday.
- Kane Sweeney (Newark 2012) went 3-for-6 with five RBIs, a double and a home run on Tuesday for Morehead State.
- Tim Lewis (Newark 2014) went 2-for-5 with four RBIs on Saturday for Maryland.
- Matthew Dacey (Albany 2013) homered for Richmond on Saturday.
- John Sansone (Amsterdam 2013) hit a grand slam on Saturday for Florida State and also went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI on Tuesday.
- Mike Wallace (Amsterdam 2015) tossed a complete game, allowed just two hits, didn’t allow a run and struck out seven in his first win of the season for Fairfield on Sunday against Manhattan.
- Brendan Tracy (Amsterdam 2014) had four RBIs on Wednesday for Fairfield.
- William Yahn (Newark 2015) homered for UCONN on Wednesday and had four hits in a doubleheader on Sunday.
- Nathan Suyematsu (Newark 2015) went 2-for-4 at the plate and threw a complete game five-hitter for Pacific (Ore.) to earn his second win of the season on Sunday.
- Josh Gardiner (Amsterdam 2013,2014) went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs on Saturday for Radford and also went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a stolen base on Wednesday.
- Danny Hrbek (Albany 2014) went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a home run on Friday for Radford against Liberty.
- Jonathan Pryor (Amsterdam 2014) went 3-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a double on Sunday for Wake Forest.
- Craig Dedelow (Amsterdam 2015) went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, a double and a home run on Sunday for Indiana.
- Dorian Hairston (Newark 2014) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored on Sunday for Kentucky.
- JaVon Shelby (Amsterdam 2014) went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs on Friday for Kentucky.
- Zack Brown (Amsterdam 2014) tossed 7.1 innings, allowed one earned run and allowed four hits while striking out four in earning his second win of the season on Friday for Kentucky. On the year, Brown has a 2-2 record and a 2.43 ERA in six games, tossing 33.1 innings, allowing 22 hits and 15 walks, striking out a club-high 31.
- Thomas Hackimer (Amsterdam 2014) notched his first save of the season for St. John’s on Sunday, striking out two in a scoreless frame.
- Jordan Ebert (Amsterdam 2013) went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a double for Auburn on Saturday.
- Blake Logan (Amsterdam 2014) went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs on Tuesday for Auburn.
- Tyler Kirkpatrick (Amsterdam 2015) went 3-for-4 with a double on Sunday for Marist.
- Ryan Thomas (Amsterdam 2015) notched his second save of the season on Sunday, tossing a scoreless frame for Marist.
- Tyler Phillips (Glens Falls 2015) went 3-for-5 with three RBIs for Herkimer CC on Wednesday. He also went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Tuesday.
- Michael Harrington (Glens Falls 2014) picked up his second win of the season for Herkimer CC on Wednesday.
- Brendan Looby (Adirondack 2015) went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs on Thursday for Chestnut Hill.
- Mark Williams (Adirondack 2014) went 4-for-6 with a home run and a double on Tuesday for La Salle. Williams also went 3-for-6 with an RBI on Friday.
- Justin Korenblatt (Adirondack 2014) went 4-for-6 with four RBIs and two doubles on Tuesday for La Salle.
- Luke Reilly (Adirondack 2015) earned his second win of the season for La Salle on Tuesday, tossing a scoreless frame.
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