July 20, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - With most of their peers taking full advantage of their summer vacation and enjoying their time away from campus, a number of student-athletes from Matador baseball chose to spend their break in various cities from coast to coast in an effort to hone their skills on the diamond. All statistics and figures are as of July 20, 2010.
Even though fall practices are still weeks away from taking place, various Matadors have chosen to take full advantage of the summer months by competing in one of a variety of summer baseball leagues in an effort to further develop their individual potential for a run at the Big West title in 2011.
All statistics and information below are current as of July 20, 2010.
Kyle Attl – Participating in the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League, the sophomore shortstop is one of two Matadors on the roster of the Kauai Menehunes. Starting in 22 of the 24 games played this summer, the native of San Diego, Calif. has driven in five runs on ten hits, scoring a run on ten occasions. Responsible for half of the team’s sacrifice hits with two, Attl also has driven in two runs off sacrifice flies, and has stolen a base in all eight of his attempts.
Marty Bowen - The sophomore catcher is putting in the hours needed to earn a spot in the starting line-up in 2011 as he continues to continues to put up positive numbers as a member of the first place Regina Red Sox of the Western Major Baseball League. During his time in Saskatchewan, Canada, Bowen is batting .254 in the 34 games he has played for the Red Sox. With three doubles, one home run, and 16 RBIs to his credit, both he and fellow Matador teammate Shawn Wilyman (also on Regina's roster) are two key reasons why the Red Sox are atop the standings in the Eastern Division and possess the second-best overall record in the League.
Ridge Carpenter – After a solid debut season at Northridge in 2010, Carpenter chose to return home to Hawaii to compete for the Kauai Menehunes with Matador teammate Attl. Finishing with a batting average just shy of .300 during his first season at CSUN, Carpenter continued his production at the plate and on the basepaths once he arrived to the islands as the outfielder is hitting .288 with 22 hits, four doubles, four triples (a team-high mark), and has driven in 11 runs. Responsible for 20 of CSUN’s 88 stolen bases in 2010, Carpenter has stolen a base in each of his 22 attempts, more that one-fourth of the entire team’s total after 26 games played.
Chris DeBoo – Last year’s Horizon Air Summer Series Pitcher of the Year is back for another season as the right-hander decided to return to the WCL Tri-State League as a member of the pitching staff of the Humboldt Crabs. Starting in all seven games that he has appeared in, DeBoo is a perfect 5-0 and possesses a minute 1.41 ERA. With 44.2 innings thrown this summer, a team-high mark that no other Crab pitcher is within distance of reaching at this time, DeBoo has struckout 21 batters, allowed only eight walks, and his holding opposing batters to a .199 batting average.
Justin DeMarco – One of two CSUN student-athletes competing for the MLB Academy Barons of the California Collegiate League is the Matadors' 2010 starting third baseman. Starting in nine of the 13 games he has competed in, the right-hander currently has a .270 batting average, with five of his ten hits going for extra bases as he has hit three doubles and two triples as well. Having scored eight runs himself, DeMarco has also driven in eight runs in addition to his two stolen bases earned this summer.
Trevor Fredrickson – With a 1-2 record and 5.40 ERA, the sophomore left-hander is the only Matador on the roster of the Hawaii Aliis. In his six appearances on the mound, the southpaw has started two games, throwing a combined 15.0 innings this summer. Striking out nine batters so far, Fredrickson is responsible for two of his team’s 13 pick-offs, the second-highest amount of any Alii pitcher.
Ryan Juarez – The senior right-hander is the only Matador competing for the Santa Maria Valley Packers of the California Collegiate League this summer. Appearing in seven games so far this season for Head Coach Scott Nickason, Juarez currently possesses a 1-3 record with a 4.58 ERA. The right-hander has started in for of the seven games thrown this summer, leads all relievers with 25.0 innings pitched and 19 strikeouts, and combined his efforts with two of his teammates to earn one of the squad’s two shutouts.
Drew Muren - Chosen by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2010 MLB Draft, the junior outfielder is competing in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League (SCCBL) as a member of the So. Cal. Cardinals. Due to his success on the diamond this summer, Muren will be participating in the 2010 SCCBL All-Star Game taking place in Palm Springs, Calif. on July 24.
Jacob Petersen – Is one of four Matadors competing in Hawaii, and is the only student-athlete from Northridge on the roster of the Kamuela Paniolos. Building a solid repertoire of statistics while on the islands, Peterson currently is 1-2 with a 3.18 ERA in his 17.0 innings pitched. The lefty has a strikeout to walks ratio greater than 2:1 as he has fanned 19 batters while giving up only eight free passes, with opponents batting a paltry .182 average in his six appearances (one start) this summer.
Dominic Piazza – Earning the starting spot behind the plate during his inaugural season at Northridge, the senior catcher has been a mainstay in the starting line-up for the Anchorage Bucs throughout the summer months. A starter in all but one of the 28 games he has played in, Piazza has scored ten times, collected 15 hits, belted a double, and has drove in seven runs in addition to throwing out eight would-be base stealers.
Ryan Pineda – Recently selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 2010 MLB Draft, the All-Big West second baseman still has until mid-August to decide if he wants to turn professional, or return to the Valley for his senior year. Until then, Pineda will continue to compete in the Alaska Baseball League as a member of the Anchorage Bucs as their primary second baseman. Having started all 33 games he has competed in, the right-hander is currently batting .248 with five doubles, two triples, 14 RBIs, and leads his team with nine stolen bases.
TS Reed – Having helped the Sedalia Bombers clinch the South Division in the M.I.N.K. League last season, the senior shortstop returned to help the Bombers clinch their division for the second consecutive year. Reed has played in 33 games at shortstop, crafted a .233 batting average on 27 hits and two doubles. A testament to his leadership capabilities and team-first style of play, Reed leads the team with 14 sacrifice hits, has been hit by a pitch on four occasions, and has jump-started the Bomber offense on multiple occasions with his eight stolen bases.
Connor Rhoads – The senior catcher is the other Matador who earned a spot on the roster of the MLB Academy Barons of the California Collegiate League. Starting in all 11 games he has appeared in, Rhoads has hit safely on five occasions, scoring seven times while driving in five runs. Four baserunners have been thrown out by Rhoads this summer, the second highest amount of runners caught stealing on the team.
Nate Ring – As is the case in Anchorage, the Sedalia Bombers roster carries multiple Matadors as the sophomore utility player is also spending his summer in Sedalia, Missouri. Ring currently sports a .209 average, and has showcased his potential at the plate seven of his 18 hits have been for extra bases. With four doubles, one triple, and two home runs to his credit, Ring has also driven in the fifth highest amount of runs with 15.
Shawn Wilyman – Returning to his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan for the summer, the senior right-hander and teammate Bowen are the lone Matadors competing in a league outside the United States. As a member of the Regina Red Sox of the Western Major Baseball League, Wilyman leads all pitchers with an unblemished 5-0 record, 43.2 innings pitched, 38 strikeouts, two complete games, and possesses the lowest ERA (2.47) of any starting pitcher with his 2.47 average.
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