NORMAL, Ill. - With less than two weeks until Illinois State begins the 2013-14 academic year, 17 current Redbirds are concluding summer league action. Additionally, seven Redbirds, led by Texas Rangers relief pitcher Neal Cotts, are currently playing professional baseball.
Each Wednesday, we 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, August 7
(Batters splits are Average/On-base Percentage/Slugging Percentage)
.331/.404/.359, 14 RBI, 2 2B, 1 3B, 33 R, 28-21 SB | Playoffs: .294/.368/.353, 6 RBI, 1 2B - Went 2-for-5 with one stolen base and one run scored August 4 versus Northwest Indiana.
- Reached base three times and scored two runs July 31 against DuPage County.
.333/.470/.409, 17 RBI, 6 2B, 2 3B, 27 R, 22-25 SB | Playoffs: .450/.476/.500, 3 RBI, 1 2B, 5 R
- Tallied two hits and drove home one RBI August 3 versus Southland.
- Collected five hits, including one double, with one walk, two RBI, three runs scored and one stolen base July 31 at Lexington.
2-2, 5.40 ERA, 23.1 IP, 20 K, 14 BB - Allowed one run in six innings of work, adding two strike outs, winning July 18 at Northwest Indiana.
- Worked one perfect inning July 6, adding two strike outs versus the U.S. Military All-Stars.
1-2, 4.21 ERA, 21.1 IP, 19 K, 8 BB | Playoffs: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2.0 IP, 4 K, 0 BB
- Struck out four over two perfect relief innings August 6 versus Harwich.
- Did not allow a run in 1.2 innings, with two strike outs, August 3 at Chatham.
3-0, 3.00 ERA, 36.0 IP, 34 K, 12 BB | 0-1, 9.64 ERA, 4.2 IP, 5 K, 4 BB
- Allowed one run on four hits over six innings in a no-decision July 31 at Chatham.
- Struck out two batters in one scoreless relief inning at the Cape Cod League All-Star Game, July 27.
4-2, 2.30 ERA, 27.1 IP, 28 K, 14 BB
- Worked five innings, with six strike outs, earning the win July 27 against Chicago.
- Picked up a win after firing six innings of two-run ball June 9 versus Southland.
.303/.341/.555, 7 HR, 35 RBI, 16 2B, 16 R - Went 2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI and two runs scored August 5 at Grand Junction.
- Is batting .350/.409/.700 over his last 10 games with two home runs, seven RBI and six runs scored.