An update on some of Appalachian State University baseball's top performers in collegiate summer leagues across the nation:
Rising juniors Jaylin Davis and Dillon Dobson have taken the California Collegiate League by storm as teammates for the Santa Barbara Foresters.
Davis leads the CCL with a .431 batting average to go along with 28 hits, five doubles, two triples, two home runs and 12 RBI. He hit safely in each of the first 12 games of the season and has 10 multi-hit performances.
Dobson leads the CCL with seven doubles and 18 RBI to go along with a .360 batting average, two home runs and seven stolen bases. His two-run walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Foresters to a 8-7 win over the Southern California Catch on June 13.
Rising sophomores Dallas DeVrieze and Sean Mason have enjoyed great success on the mound for the Peninsula Oilers of the prestigious Alaska Baseball League.
DeVrieze has has not surrendered a run in two starts for the Oilers. The left-hander has allowed just eight hits while striking out 12 but has not figured in the decision in either outing.
Mason has also made two starts for the Oilers and is 2-0 with a 2.46 ERA. He has a team-best 14 strikeouts in just 11 innings of work.
Rising sophomore Brian Bauk is hitting .375 (9-for-24) for the Brockton Sox of the Futures Collegiate League in New England. He has also allowed just one hit in two innings on the mound.
Rising sophomore Matt Brill is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two pitching appearances for the Seacoast Mavericks of the Futures League. He earned his first win on June 7 when he struck out four in 2.1 innings of work against the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide.
Rising senior Michael Pierson is swinging a hot bat for the Nashua Silver Knights of the Futures League. Pierson is hitting .340 with four doubles and a team-best 11 runs scored. He has hit safely in all 10 of the Silver Knights' games with three three-hit performances.
Playing for the Hamilton Joes of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, rising sophomore Zach Hummel has three RBI on the young season.
Rising junior Caleb McCann and rising senior Bradley Morton have been terrific for the High Point-Thomasville HiToms of the Coastal Plain League.
McCann has faced 17 batters in four appearances out of the bullpen and has struck out six while allowing just two hits. He has worked 4.2 scoreless innings overall.
Morton, who was named the CPL Hitter of the Week earlier this week, is batting .308 with a team-high-tying 20 hits in 18 games. He has two doubles, two RBI and 11 runs scored.
Also in the CPL, Taylor Thurber has been spectacular for the Forest City Owls. The rising senior owns a 2-0 record and 0.87 ERA in six appearances (three starts). He has allowed just two runs over 20.2 innings of work. The right-hander earned his second win on Tuesday when he tossed 6.1 scoreless innings against the Peninsula Pilots.
Photo Courtesy: Taylor Thurber, App State Athletics