BMOC Wk 7: Binsfield, Brand, Carcary, Moore, Vavaroutsos
Big Men on Campus: Week 7
By Matt Betts
Canadian Baseball Network
It was another successful week for Canadians on the college circuit. They were all over the field contributing for their teams. Below is wrap of the top performances from week seven.
UBC splits with Corban
Fresh off a series win over National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics No. 5 Lewis-Clark State, the University of British Columbia took on Corban University for a four-game set. The Thunderbirds won Game 2 and 4 and dropped Games 1 and 3. In Game 2, a 10-3 win, Jared Spearing (Winnipeg, Man.) picked up his second win of the season by going seven innings and allowing one run. Spearing gave up four hits, walked two and struck out five.
Niall Windeler (Toronto, Ont.) was excellent in Game 4, tossing seven innings and giving up just one run. He surrendered just two hits, walked one and punched out an eye popping 14. Despite the strong effort, UBC dropped the game 5-1. Brandon Hupe (Vancouver, BC) had five hits in the series, including a two run home run in a 6-4 Game 3 loss. He walked once, drove in four and stole a base for the Thunderbirds.
Carcary, Manby contribute
It was a jam packed schedule for Miles Community College last week as they played 10 games and went an impressive 9-1. Kiran Carcary (Parksville, BC) had 11 hits, drove in five and stole four bases for the Pioneers. Keith Manby (White Rock, BC) had nine hits, one of which was a home run in a 23-8 win over the Mount Marty JV’s and he had five RBIs. He finished a home run shy of the cycle in Miles opening game of the week, a 7-4 win over the University of Fraser Valley.
Marks with six scoreless
Jordan Marks (Bright’s Grove, Ont.) picked up his first win of the season in a 1-0 USC Upstate win over Rutgers. Marks went six innings, gave up four hits, walked one and struck out six. His ERA currently stands at 2.57 over 21 innings.
Binsfeld big for Bismarck State
It was opening week for the Bismarck State Mystics and a Canadian was a key contributor to their hot start. Jared Binsfeld (Saskatoon, Sask.) went 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and a stolen base in an 11-1 win over Miramar University. After stroking a double and driving in two in an 8-3 win, Binsfeld went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in a 17-9 victory over the Bemidji State JVs. To round out his week he had a hit, a RBI and a stolen base in an 11-6 win over the University of Dubuque JVs.
Mendham with strong week
David Mendham (Dorchester, Ont.) had a hit, a walk and two RBIs in Connors State’s 9-2 win over Oklahoma Wesleyan. In the rematch later in the day he went 2-for-5 with two RBIs in another win. A three-game series with Eastern Oklahoma State was next and Mendham went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in a 12-7 Game 1 loss. The Cowboys got back in the win column in Game 2 by a 5-1 score. Mendham launched a home run and drove in four of the five runs for his team. The Cowboys took Game 3 by a 10-9 score and secured the series win. In the series deciding win Mendham went 3-for-5 with a walk. Through 15 games he is hitting .444 with three home runs and 24 RBIs.
Moore beats Washington State
Lefty Wesley Moore (Surrey, BC) picked up the win in Cal State Northridge’s 5-1 win over the Cougars of Washington State. Moore worked 6 1/3 innings, scattered three hits and one run. He worked around four walks and punched out six to improve to 2-1 with a 2.42 ERA. Opponents are hitting just .095 off of him.
Geekie good with the bat for Barton
Noah Geekie (Strathclair, Man.) had nine hits for Barton College in their four-game series with Garden City. It started with a 3-for-4 performance with a RBI in Game 1, a 9-5 win. Game 2 saw Geekie go 2-for-4, also in a win. He had a hit in a 3-1 Game 3 win and completed his week with a 3-for-6 game in a 12-4 Game 4 win helping his team to a sweep.
Arruda named Pitcher of the Week, tosses shutout
Tabor Bluejays RHP Nathan Arruda (Toronto, Ont.) was named Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 24 for his seven innings of one run ball against Bethany College. He was back at it again last week throwing a complete game shutout in a 3-0 win over Kansas Wesleyan. Arruda allowed six hits, walked two and struck out nine for Tabor.
Vavaroutsos leads Shippensburg to victories
Anthony Vavaroutsos (Toronto, Ont.) played a prominent role in Shippensburg’s 3-1 series win over LeMoyne. In Game 1, a 15-1 win, Vavaroutsos went 3-for-3 with a pair of three-run home runs. He followed that up with two hits and three RBIs in a 7-5 Game 2 loss. Shippensburg put up double digits again in a 12-2 win in Game 3 with help from a hit and a walk from Vavaroutsos. In the finale, a 15-5 win, he hit another home run, this time a two-run shot and worked a walk.
Cox goes the distance
Two runs of support was more than enough for Tyler Cox (Mississauga, Ont.) in Game 2 of Harris-Stowe State’s series with William Woods. Cox threw a complete game, two-hit, seven inning shutout. He struck out three in the process.
Patterson hits for Bellevue
JT Patterson (Calgary, Alta.) pounded out 10 hits in Bellevue’s seven games last week. He hit a solo home run in a 6-0 win over Spring Arbor and another in a 15-4 loss to Madonna. At the end of the week he finished with four walks and five RBIs
Sanford has success despite sweep
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were swept in their three-game series with Memphis. Jake Sanford (Dartmouth, NS) hit a two-run home run and walked in a 9-6 Game 1 loss. In Game 2 Sanford left the yard again, this time a solo shot. He then collected four hits in the finale.
Ontario Blue Jays grad Darius Barlas (Orangeville, Ont.) had four hits, walked once, drove in three and stole a base for the Mary Marauders.
Barlus with four hits, McRae appears twice
Darius Barlas (Orangeville, Ont.) had four hits, walked once, drove in three and stole a base for the University of Mary. On the mound, the first appearance on the week for Parker McRae (Nipawin, Sask.) came in a 4-0 loss to Wheeling Jesuit. In that game he gave up an unearned run over 1 2/3 innings. McRae allowed a hit and a walk, while striking out a pair. In a 4-0 loss to Northwood University, McRae worked six innings and gave up two runs (one earned). He scattered three hits, walked five and struck out nine. The Marauders went 1-5 on the week.
Dayton a go-to for Dakota State
There was no shortage of work for Andrew Dayton (Bloomfield, Ont.) last week. In a 9-0 loss to Loyola, Dayton threw two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out one. He was back on the mound in a 12-1 win over Champion Christian going a scoreless inning. His final appearance came in a 5-3 win over LSU-Alexandria when he threw another scoreless inning, this time giving up a pair of hits.
Hannon relied on by Siena Heights
Ayden Hannon (Ancaster, Ont.) worked a pair of scoreless innings for Siena Heights in their 3-1 victory over No. 24 Keiser. Hannon allowed three hits, a walk and struck out one. He toed the rubber again in a 12-2 win over Saint Francis, going five innings and giving up two. He allowed three hits and a walk in the blowout win.
Brand on Point for Skyhawks
It’s been a great start to the year for Point University’s Billy Brand (Burlington, Ont.). Brand has yet to allow an earned run over 14 2/3 innings and has collected nine saves in 13 appearances. In a 7-6 win over Talladega College, Brand earned the save with a scoreless inning of work. He allowed a hit and struck out one. Clinging to a 1-0 lead in Game 2 of their series against Montreat, Point turned to Brand again and he delivered a scoreless inning, allowing a walk and striking out one to earn another save. Brand earned his third save of the week in a 5-3 win in Game 3. He worked a scoreless inning and struck out one in the win.
Cummins comes through in two wins
Ethan Cummins (Toronto, Ont.) went 2-for-5 with a RBI in Citrus College’s 7-2 win over Victor Valley. He followed it up with a 3-for-4 game with a pair of RBIs in a 8-1 win over Canyons.
Rhodes takes tough loss, Burgmann wins
David Rhodes (White Rock, BC) tossed six innings, allowing three hits and one run during his start for the Washington Huskies against Indiana but it wasn’t enough as the Hoosiers hung on for a 1-0 win. Rhodes walked two and struck out six and was handed his first loss of the season. Josh Burgmann (Nanaimo, BC) gave up one run over seven innings of work to help the Huskies to a 7-5 win over Minnesota. The Golden Gophers managed eight hits off Burgmann, he walked two and struck out five to improve his record to 3-0.
Sycamores continue to roll
How about those Indiana State Sycamores? With their three-game sweep of Mercer this past week they have improved to 12-1 on the year. In their 12-7 Game 1 win Max Wright (Toronto, Ont.) hit grand slam and had three hits total to lead the charge. Wright had a hit, a RBI and was hit by a pitch in a Game 2 win. He finished the series with a 2-for-5 game in a 9-4 win.
Wilkes opens, closes week with multiple hits
Robbie Wilkes (Regina, Sask.) had six hits in four games for Arizona Western. In their first game, a 6-2 loss to Yavapai, Wilkes went 2-for-2 with a walk. In the final game of the week, a 10-2 win over Glendale, Wilkes went 2-for-5. When all was done he walked twice, drove in one and stole a base.
Chaput leads offesive attack, Leduc good but handed loss
Sam Chaput (Montreal, Que.) went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Crowder’s 7-1 win over Metropolitan Community College. Game 2 went the way of MCC but Chaput had two more hits, a RBI and another stolen base. He tacked on three more hits, going 3-for-3 with a RBI in a Game 3 win. He finished the series with a hit and a RBI in Game 4. Xavier Leduc (Montreal, Que.) struck out nine over 6 2/3 innings of work for Crowder College in their Game 2 loss. Leduc allowed six hits, two runs and walked three.
Fascia helps Purdue to series win
Game 1 was a tough defeat for the Purdue Boilermakers as they allowed New Jersey Institute of Technology to score six runs in the top of the 10th inning. Zac Fascia (Brampton, Ont.) had a hit and was hit by a pitch in the 9-3 loss. In Game 2, Fascia hit a solo home run, walked twice and drove in two in a 9-8 walk off win of their own. In the final game of the series he went 3-for-4 with a RBI to help the Boilermakers clinch the series with a 3-2 win.
Savoie allows two unearned, Kula cool in the box
Both runs Edouard Savoie (Saint Eustache, Que.) surrendered in Northeastern Oklahoma A&M’s 8-5 win over Indian Hills were unearned. Savoie gave up seven hits, walked two and punched out five to earn the win. Ryan Kula (Toronto, Ont.) had five hits, walked twice, drove in two and stole a base in three games.
Scott’s hot for Bryan
Tyler Scott (Calgary, Alta.) kicked things off with a bang going 4-for-4 with a two-run home run and five RBIs in Bryan College’s 14-3 win over Toccoa Falls. Scott finished the game a triple short of the cycle and also walked. On the week he had six hits, walked four times, drove in seven and swiped a pair of bases.
King with five knocks
Trenton King (Surrey, BC) had five hits for Lower Columbia last week. King also drove in three as his team went 4-0.
Cochise splits week
Cochise College is off to a 22-4 record this season. They picked up a win over Phoenix and were powered by Ryan Magic (Beamsville, Ont.) and his 2-for-3 game with a RBI. In a 14-2 win over Phoenix, Magic went 3-for-5 with a RBI. Cochise dropped a 6-3 decision to South Mountain and Magic had a hit in the loss. They then dropped another game to South Mountain but Magic did have a hit and a RBI.
Machibroda, Central Florida playing well
Nolan Machibroda (Saskatoon, Sask.) had 10 hits, two walks, nine RBIs and stole a base in six games for Central Florida. One of his hits was a solo home run in a 13-3 loss to Florida State Jacksonville. His best game came in an 18-2 thumping of Jackson when he went 4-for-5 with four RBIs. On the season Machibroda is hitting .354 with five home runs and 42 RBIs to help his team to a 25-3 record.
Former Muenster Red Sox RHP Logan Hofmann (Muenster, Sask.) pitched a complete game, shutout as Colby’s beat the Seward County Saaints. Hofmann allowed two hits and struck out seven
Coutney, Hofmann perform in series loss
Matt Coutney (Edmonton, Alta.) stroked seven hits in four games for Colby Community College. He walked once and drove in two for the Trojans, including a solo home run in a 5-4 Game 3 loss. Logan Hofmann (Muenster, Sask.) tossed a complete game, seven inning shutout in Colby’s 7-0 Game 1 win over Seward County. Hofmann allowed two hits, a walk and struck out seven. The Game 1 win was the only victory of the four-game series for Colby. Through 23 innings in 2019, Hofmann has struck out 35 and has a 1.57 ERA.
Ankerman all over the bases
Eastern New Mexico dropped 3-of-4 to Tarleton State but Nicholas Ankerman (Lethbridge, Alta.) was an on-base machine in the series. Ankerman had five hits, was hit by a pitch, drove in one and stole a base. In a 9-8 Game 4 loss he walked five times.
Johnson wins again
Ryan Johnson (Winnipeg, Man.) picked up his fifth win of the season by going seven innings and giving up one run as Lubbock Christian downed St. Edwards 13-7. Johnson gave up two hits, walked three and struck out seven along the way. On the season Johnson is 5-0, he owns a 1.54 ERA and has struck out 48 in 41 innings.
Laukkanen earns first win
Josh Laukkanen (Naniamo, BC) earned his first win of the season for Cloud County by allowing two runs (one earned) over seven innings in an 11-2 win over Pratt. Laukkanen limited the opposition to five hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out eight.
Four multi-hit games for Brook
Aiden Brook (Oakbank, Man.) collected nine hits last week for Valley City State. Brook had two hits in his teams first game, two in their third, two in their fifth and three in their sixth. In his three-hit game, a 13-11 win over Briar Cliff, he hit a two-run home run and drove in four. Brook also walked once, had eight RBIs and stole a base during the week.
Leader has hits in three games for Golden Griffins
After entering the game as a pinch runner in Cansius’ 3-2 loss to Wright State in the Wright State/Dayton Tournament, Andy Leader (Kitchener, Ont.) got his bat going in the following three games. In Game 1 against Dayton, a 2-1 win, Leader had a hit. He followed it up by going 2-for-5, legging out a triple in Game 2 and going 2-for-4 in Game 3. Canisius dropped both games and fell to 4-10 on the year.
Warkin with big game in lopsided win
Cole Warkin (Regina, Sask.) went 5-for-5 with two triples, a walk, three RBIs and a stolen base in Erskine’s 11-1 drubbing of Southern Wesleyan University in Game 2 of their series. Warkin had eight hits, three walks, three RBIs and two stolen bases in the four games his team played.
Warkentin helps beat ranked opponent
It was a good week for Parkland College as they went 4-0 and beat National Junior College Athletic Association Division II No. 6 Northern Oklahoma Enid twice. In their first meeting, an 8-7 win, Daniel Warkentin (Leamington, Ont.) went 2-for-3, was hit by a pitch and collected an RBI. Next, was a game with Ellsworth that ended in a 15-4 win for Parkland. Warkentin went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the second win. In a rematch with Northern Oklahoma Enid Warkentin went 3-for-3 with three doubles and three RBIs in an 8-3 victory.
Tide continue to roll
Kobe Morris (Victoria, BC) had five hits for the Alabama Crimson Tide as they went 5-0 on the week, including a three-game sweep of Northern Kentucky. To go along with his five hits, Morris walked twice and stole a base. The 15-2 Crimson Tide have a midweek game with Middle Tennessee State before opening Southeastern Conference play with a three-game set at Ole Miss. Alabama has won 11 straight.
Markotic chips in
In a blowout 23-2 Jefferson win over the Quincy University JV’s, Leo Markotic (Mississauga, Ont.) had two hits, a walk, three RBIs and two stolen bases. Jefferson then lost 14-1 to North Central Missouri before beating them in a rematch 15-1. In the 15-1 win Markotic went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and a stolen base.
Lloyd hits, locks down save
Matt Lloyd (Okotoks, Alta.) hit and pitched well in the Seattle Showcase last week. In a 1-0 win over Washington, Lloyd went 2-for-4 and threw a scoreless inning, allowing a walk and striking out two to earn the save. Their next game was against No. 1 Oregon State and Lloyd hit a two-run home run in the top of the first to get things started. He also worked a pair of walks but it wasn’t enough as the Hoosiers dropped the game 8-3. Lloyd hit another home run, this time a solo blast, and had two hits and two RBIs in a 5-3 loss to San Diego.
Almost a sweep for Seginowich and Angelo State
The Rams of Angelo State took the first three games of their four-game set with Texas A&M University Kingsville but couldn’t seal the sweep in Game 4. Nick Seginowich (Victoria, BC) went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in an 8-5 Game 1 win. Seginowich had two more hits and a RBI in the 8-3 Game 2 win. The Rams took Game 3 by a 12-4 score and Seginowich had a hit and stole a base. In the finale, a 14-5 loss, he had a hit and worked a walk.
Another week has passed and warmer weather is on the horizon. The first seven weeks of the college baseball season have been filled with action. Make sure to come back next week to read all about the top performances from Canadians in college baseball.
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