Bulldog Baseball In Review - Summer Edition
Jordan Luplow batted .325 for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League
Jordan Luplow batted .325 for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League

Aug 22, 2013

By: Andrew Rich & Matt Burkholder

FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State baseball program saw 18 of its players from the 2013 roster take part in summer baseball in leagues across the country. Five players from that group started their professional careers in the lower levels of their respective team's farm system. Another three traveled across the country to play in the Cape Cod League, known as the most prestigious collegiate summer league in the nation. Six Bulldogs made the trek to the Alaska Baseball League. A trio of 'Dogs found a home playing on the outskirts of Chicago in the Suburban Chicago Baseball League.

As Bulldog student-athletes return for a new school year on Thursday, let's recap the work members from last season's baseball team put forth during their summers.

Returning Bulldogs

Jake Alvarez (Sr.)
Alaska Baseball League - Peninsula Oilers
Named first-team second-baseman of the All-Alaska Baseball team ... owned the fifth-best hitting percentage in the ABL with a .301 batting average for the Oilers in 123 at-bats in 31 games ... led the team with 37 hits, scored 11 runs and also had six RBIs ... selected to the Alaska League All-Star Game.

Connor Chase (So.)
Far West League - Humboldt Crabs
Logged 20 innings of work for the Far West League Champion Humboldt Crabs ... finished the summer with a 5.40 ERA ... struck out 14 batters and walked seven.

Daniel Delaney (So.)
Chicago Suburban Baseball League - Crystal Lake Cardinals
Hit .364 in 47 games played ... finished the summer with 30 RBIs, 13 doubles and launched three home runs ... tied for the team-lead in batting average ... selected to All-Star Game.



Jordan Luplow (Jr.)
Cape Cod Baseball League - Orleans Firebirds
Ranked No. 7 in the Cape Cod League with a .325 batting average in 41 games ... helped the Firebirds reach the league championship series ... led the team in hits (49), home runs (4) and RBIs (28) ... also hit 12 doubles ... selected to the Cape Cod League All-Star Game.

Chris Mariscal (Jr.)
Cape Cod Baseball League - Brewster Whitecaps
Hit .103 with three RBIs in 29 games played ... at shortstop he owned a .931 fielding percentage with 37 put-outs and 57 assists.

Garrett Mundell (Jr.)
Alaska Baseball League - Anchorage Bucs
Named ABL Pitcher of the Year following a standout summer season with a league-low regular season ERA of 0.63 and 4-1 record ... allowed just three earned runs in 42.2 innings pitched ... struck out 30 batters against 13 walks ... selected to the Alaska League All-Star Game.

William Munro (Jr.)
Suburban Chicago Baseball League - Crystal Lake Cardinals
Went 3-1 with two saves in 40.1 innings pitched for the Crystal Lake Cardinals ...finished with 34 strikeouts in his 16 appearances.

Louie Payetta (So.)
Suburban Chicago Baseball League - Crystal Lake Cardinals
Hit .315 in 46 games played and drove in 27 runs while also scoring 20 times ... selected to the All-Star Game.

Brody Russell (So.)
Alaska Baseball League - Anchorage Glacier Pilots
Named second-team outfielder of the All-Alaska Baseball League ... hit .278 for the Glacier Pilots in 90 at-bats in 27 games ... helped the team to a runner-up finish by leading the team with nine doubles and two home runs ... also scored 13 runs and finished with 13 RBIs.

Taylor Tempel (Jr.)
Alaska Baseball League - Anchorage Glacier Pilots
Hit .232 for the Oilers ... finished the summer with 19 hits, four of which went for extra bases ... selected to the ABLA All-State Game, participated for the south team, and took part in the Home Run Derby

Kevin Viers (So.)
Alaska Baseball League - Anchorage Glacier Pilots
Hit .193 for the Glacier Pilots in 26 games ... finished with six RBIs, five doubles, two triples and scored seven runs ... had 43 put-outs and 23 assists and a .957 fielding percentage.

Taylor Ward (So.)
Alaska Baseball League - Anchorage Bucs
Hit .206 with two doubles for the Bucs ... he finished the summer with 13 hits, six runs scored and three RBIs.

Trent Woodward (RJr.)
Cape Cod League - Brewster Whitecaps
Hit .255 in 33 games for the Whitecaps ... drove in 11 runs and scored seven times.

'Dogs selected in the 2013 MLB Draft

Trent Garrison
New York Yankees - 28th Round - No. 854 overall pick
Hitting .222 in 18 games for the Staten Island Yankees of the New York-Penn League ... has five doubles, one home run and has driven in nine runs.

Aaron Judge
New York Yankees - 1st Round - No. 32 overall pick
No stats -- placed on disabled list.

Tyler Linehan
Milwaukee Brewers - 9th Round - No. 272 overall pick
Owns a 1-1 record with a 2.59 ERA for the Helena Brewers of the Pioneer League ... has thrown 24.1 innings in 10 appearances, including making one start.

Tyler Stirewalt
Minnesota Twins - 21st Round - No. 620 overall pick
Off to a hot start with the Twin's Gulf Coast League team in Florida ... has thrown 14.2 innings in 11 relief appearances and has a 0.61 ERA with 19 strikeouts to just five walks ... allowed just eight hits and one earned run.

Austin Wynns
Baltimore Orioles - 10th Round - No. 309 overall pick
Hitting .254 in 40 games played for the Aberdeen IronBirds of the New York-Penn League ... has 34 hits, including four doubles ... tallied 15 RBIs and scored eight times.

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