Matador Summer Baseball/Softball Report #5

July 21, 2009

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - With a number of teams entering the final weeks of their respective season, staff members Nick Bocanegra, Lauren Olivas, and Jaclyn Rymer provide the latest information about the performances of your Matadors in their fifth baseball/softball report of the season.

Kia Fennell

Left-Handed Pitcher, USSSA Pride – National Pro Fastpitch 

Softball Assistant Coach Fennell won in her first start of the season on July 17, defeating the second-place Akron Racers 6-2. Fennell pitched 5.1 effective innings, only allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out one for her first win for USSSA Pride. On the season, she has 2.21 E.R.A. and has limited the opposition to a .227 batting average, the second-lowest on the team.

Chris DeBoo

Right-Handed Pitcher, Humboldt Crabs – West Coast League 

The Crabs are having a successful summer, crafting an astonishing record of 30-8 thanks to DeBoo.  He leads the Crabs' pitching staff with an ERA of 0.57, four wins, and 12 appearances, has only given up two earned runs in the 31.1 innings pitched this summer, and still has only given up one extra base hit.

Justin DeMarco

Middle Infielder, California Mariners - Southern California Collegiate Baseball Association 

In the 20 games that DeMarco has played for the California Mariners, he has split his time in the field at second base, third base, and shortstop, compiling a .996 fielding average in the process. At the plate, DeMarco is batting .362 with nine doubles and six triples for the second-place Mariners. 

Bryan Longpre

Right-Handed Pitcher, Palm Springs Power – Southern California Collegiate Baseball Association 

Longpre appeared in three of the five games contributing to an undefeated week for the Power. In his five innings pitched he struckout four batters, and earned his team-leading total fourth save of the season. 

This summer Longpre has pitched in 20 games, the most of any Power pitcher, and pitched a total of 27 innings limiting his opposition to only a .134 batting average against him.  With a total of 32 strikeouts and three wins under his belt, Longpre has continued to put up impressive numbers for the Power this summer.

Jacob Peterson

Pitcher/First Baseman, San Luis Obispo Blues – Sierra Baseball League 

Peterson did not see any time on the mound as the Blues went 4-5 over the past week.

For the season he has a perfect 0.00 ERA and a 1-0 record, has made four appearances on the mound, pitched a total of five innings, and struck out nine batters. 

Ryan Pineda

Second Baseman, Wareham Gatemen – Cape Cod League 

Pineda helped the Western Division leading Gatemen to a 5-2 record this past week, starting in five games and totaling up three hits and two walks. He had a multi-hit game against the Brewster Whitecaps on July 14, going 2-for-4 in a 5-1 defeat. The second baseman’s season totals are 16 hits, 11 runs scored, eight RBIs, nine walks, five doubles, two stolen bases and a .182 batting average. Pineda’s five doubles is currently second-best on the team. He also is tied for third on the team in runs scored and RBIs.

TS Reed

Second Baseman, Sedalia Bombers – M.I.N.K League 

On July 14, the Bombers had a two game sweep against Nevada at Liberty Stadium, which left the two teams tied for first in the MINK South Division.  On July 16, the Bombers won their double header against the MINK North leader, Chillicothe, which preserved their spot atop the standings.  As the week progressed, Nevada lost to Joplin, while the Bombers split their double header with Beatrice to clinch the MINK South Division Championship.  Reed finished the regular season third on his team with a .343 batting average, 16 RBI's, and ten stolen bases.

Billy Swanson

Outfielder, Edenton Steamers – Coastal Plain League 

The Steamers have had a successful week, winning four out of their last five games.  Swanson continues to lead his team with a .325 batting average, 38 hits, and 8 doubles.  Due to his successful season, the Coastal Plain League has just announced Billy Swanson to their American All-Star Team.

Robert Vickers

Shortstop, San Luis Obispo Rattlers - California Collegiate League

Vickers did not see any playing time as the Rattlers went 1-5 this past week.

For the season Vickers is batting .121 with 66 at-bats and has eight runs, eight hits, four RBIs and has the second-highest amount of walks on the team with 12.  Defensively, Vickers has a .952 fielding percentage and 33 assists and has started 17 of the 18 games that he has played in this season.