Summer Baseball Update #3: Stewart, Rhoades Make Cape Cod Debuts

June 19, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. - Redbird infielder Brock Stewart and relief pitcher Jeremy Rhoades made Cape Cod Baseball League debuts last week, highlighting a successful week for Redbird baseball players across the country.

Each Wednesday, we will highlight the summer progress of all current and former Redbirds playing baseball right here on GoRedbirds.com, with daily updates occurring on the official Illinois State baseball twitter account @REDBIRDBaseball.

 

Illinois State Baseball Players in Collegiate Summer Leagues - Stats Updated as of Wednesday, June 19
(Batters splits are Average/On-base Percentage/Slugging Percentage)
Sean Beesley | Southland Vikings | Midwest Collegiate League | Link to Southland Stats
.302/.375/.372, 6 RBI, 1 2B, 1 3B, 7 R, 7-7 SB
- Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored, June 17 against Northwest Indiana.
- Tripled and scored one run June 15 versus Chicago.
Jack Czeszewski | Northwest Indiana Oilmen | Midwest Collegiate League | Link to Northwest Indiana Stats
.333/.492/.400, 9 RBI, 3 2B, 9 R, 6-8 SB
- Tallied two hits and drew two walks June 13 versus Rockford.
- Had a 10-game hitting streak, May 29-June16.
Paul DeJong | DuPage County Hounds | Midwest Collegiate League | Link to DuPage County Stats
.231/.326/.308, 5 RBI, 3 2B, 3 R
- Collected a pair of hits, including one double, and drove in one run June 18 against Chicago.
- Went 2-for-4 with two RBI June 5 at Chicago.
Steve Heilenbach | DuPage County Hounds | Midwest Collegiate League | Link to DuPage County Stats
1-1, 5.00 ERA, 9.0 IP, 7 K, 6 BB
- Struck out five, but walked five, in four innings of work at Southland June 14.
- Allowed an unearned run in five innings of work June 5 at Chicago
Mike Hollenbeck | Lakeshore Chinooks | Northwoods League | Link to Lakeshore Stats
.283/.350/.340, 4 RBI, 3 2B, 5 R
- Doubled and scored a run June 17 against Green Bay.
- Collected two hits, including one double and one RBI, June 14 versus Battle Creek.
Jack Landwehr | Lombard Orioles | Chicago Suburban Baseball League | Link to Lombard Stats
Season Began 6/2/2013
- Appeared in nine games and made two starts during his freshman season at Illinois State.
- Went 2-1 with a 6.16 ERA. He worked 19.0 innings and struck out eight batters in 2013.
JD Learnard | Lexington Snipes | Midwest Collegiate League | Link to Lexington Stats
3-0, 1.35 ERA, 20.0 IP, 19 K, 5 BB
- Last seven innings, allowing two earned runs, with four strike outs and only two walks June 13 at Southland.
- Went the distance for a nine-inning complete-game June 6 versus Rockford.
Jeremy Rhoades | Orleans Firebirds | Cape Cod League | Link to Orleans Stats
0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2.1 IP, 5 K, 0 BB
- Did not allow and earned run in 1.1 innings, with two strike outs, June 18 against Brewster.
- Struck out the side in one inning of work June 15 against Yarmouth-Dennis.
Brian Rodemoyer | DuPage County Hounds | Midwest Collegiate League | Link to DuPage County Stats
.333/.366/.462, 6 RBI, 1 HR, 2 2B, 6 R, 3-4 SB
- Went 1-for-3, extending his hitting streak for four games, June 18 versus Chicago.
- Tallied two hits, including one home run, with four RBI, June 15 at Lexington.
Brock Stewart | Wareham Gatemen | Cape Cod League | Link to Wareham Stats
.235/.278/.235, 1 R
- Currently has a four-game hitting streak.
- Went 1-for-3 with one run scored June 16 against Bourne.

Clint Stroud | Lexington Snipes | Midwest Collegiate League | Link to Lexington Stats
0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.0 IP, 1 K, 0BB
- Worked a scoreless inning June 11 versus Southland.
- Redshirted his junior season at Illinois State.
David Suarez| Lexington Snipes | Midwest Collegiate League | Link to Lexington Stats
3-0, 1.29 ERA, 14 IP, 14 K, 4 BB
- Worked four scoreless innings June 17 against Champaign. Suarez struck out two and walked two.
- Picked up a win after firing six innings of two-run ball June 9 versus Southland.
Cam Verbeke | Madison Mallards | Northwoods League | Link to Madison Stats
1-0, 0.79 ERA, 11.1 IP, 12 K, 4 BB
- Allowed one run in four innings of work June 14 at Green Bay.
- Worked two perfect innings with two strike outs June 10 at Lakeshore.
Cody Voelker | Saratoga Brigade | New England Collegiate Baseball League | Link to Saratoga Stats
.100/.100/.100 (1-for-10)
- Tallied his first hit of the season June 14 againt Vermont.
- Will make it Illinois State debut in 2014.
Former Illinois State Baseball Players in the Pros - Stats Updated Wednesday, June 19
Jeremy Accardo | Syracuse Chiefs | Triple-A (Washington Nationals) - International League | Link to Syracuse Stats
2-1, 5.21 ERA, 19.0 IP, 15 K, 12 BB, .250 BAA
- Worked one perfect inning with one strike out June 16 versus Toledo.
- Struck out two in a pair of scoreless innings June 13 against Toledo.
Neal Cotts | Texas Rangers | American League - Major League Baseball | Link to Texas Rangers Stats
3-1, 0.60 ERA, 15.0 IP, 14 K, 5 BB, .140 BAA
- Fired 2.1 perfect innings with one strike out, earning the victory in relief versus Oakland on June 17.
- Has also won games this season at Boston and at Toronto.
Ryan Court | Mobile Bay Bears | Double-A (Arizona Diamondbacks) Southern League | Link to Mobile Stats
.356/.451/.599, 10 HR, 48 RBI, 24 2B, 3 3B, 4-6 SB in 68 professional games this season
- Was promoted to Double-A Mobile on June 18.
- Tallied two hits, including one triple, with one RBI June 15 versus San Jose. 
Kenny Long | Corpus Christi Hooks | Double-A (Houston Astros) Texas League | Link to Corpus Christi Stats
0-0, 9.31 ERA, 9.2 IP, 6 K, 10 BB
- Worked a scoreless inning June 16 versus San Antonio.
- Worked 0.1 of an inning, retiring the only batter he faced in his Texas League debut, May 10.
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