Baseball Sends 15 to Summer Collegiate Leagues
Go Tigers! Drew Martinez
Go Tigers!
Drew Martinez
Go Tigers!

June 29, 2010

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -

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In efforts to expose its players to some of the top talent in college baseball, Head Coach Daron Schoenrock and his staff have placed 15 Tigers in four summer collegiate woodbat baseball leagues.

Rising juniors Drew Martinez and Adam McClain have reported to the Cape Cod League--the nation's premier collegiate summer league. Martinez plays for the Brewster Whitecaps, while McClain is a member of the Wareham Gatemen.

Five Tigers have landed in the Northwoods League. Rising sophomores Dan Langfield and Derrick Thomas are joined by incoming Tigers Tyler Farley and Eli Hynes on the Lacrosse Loggers' roster. Rising senior Chase Joiner plays for the Mankato MoonDogs.

Four Tigers (Chris Castillo, Heith Hatfield, Michael Wills and Jacob Wilson) will don the uniforms of the Asheboro Copperheads of the Coastal Plains League.

Robby Graham and Brandon Showmar (Luray Wranglers), Ben Paullus (Woodstock RiverBandits) and J.D. Wallace (Winchester Royals) have been placed in the Valley League.

Cape Cod League
Drew Martinez Brewster Whitecaps (www.brewsterwhitecaps.com)

A 23rd-round draft pick of the New York Mets in the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft...2010 Second Team All-C-USA...2009 C-USA All-Freshman Team...Started in centerfield in all 58 games in 2010...Led Memphis and C-USA, and ranked 15th nationally with 98 hits...Hit .377...Led Memphis and ranked in top-10 in C-USA with 62 runs and five triples...Racked up 41 RBI, stole 19 bases and legged out 10 doubles...First Memphis position player drafted since Bill Moss in 2007...Son of former major leaguer Chito Martinez.

Adam McClain Wareham Gatemen (www.gatemen.org)
Hit .296 with 10 doubles and four home runs...Started in 54 of the 55 games he played in...Scored 36 runs...Was 8-for-12 in stolen bases...Had a 20-game hit streak from April 16-May 21...Went hitless in his final four games (15 at-bats)...Tied a career high with four RBI and two doubles in a win over UCA (5/11/10).

Coastal Plains League
Chris Castillo Asheboro Copperheads (www.teamcopperhead.com)

Played sparingly, rehabbing a hand injury...Saw action as a reserve in three games...scored one run and drew one walk...Drew his first at-bat versus Oakland (3/5/10)...Walked and scored a run in that game.

Heith Hatfield Asheboro Copperheads (www.teamcopperhead.com)
Memphis' lone dual-position threat...Hit .333 with five doubles and three homers in 15 games...Went 4-3 with a 7.39 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 31.2 innings on the mound...Recorded 14 RBI...Made four starts on the mound...Earned one save...Was a double shy of the cycle with a home run four RBI in win over UCF (5/2/10)...Picked up first win of the year against Middle Tennessee (2/20/10)...Earned wins over South Alabama, Marshall and Murray State.

Michael Wills Asheboro Copperheads (www.teamcopperhead.com)
Made seven appearances in 2010...Went 0-1 with a 14.14 ERA...Logged seven innings of action...Struck out two and walked three...Made first collegiate appearance on March 2, 2010 versus Ole Miss.

Jacob Wilson Asheboro Copperheads (www.teamcopperhead.com)
Hit .341 in 55 games...Started in 54 games...Posted 73 hits, 41 RBI, 41 runs and four home runs...Led Memphis with 19 doubles...Was 5-for-5 in stolen bases...Hit safely in 10 of the last 11 games of the season...Was 6-for-9 with seven RBI and two home runs in doubleheader sweep at Marshall (4/3/10)...Had a career-high four RBI in game one of the twinbill.

Northwoods League
Chase Joiner Mankato MoonDogs (www.mankatomoondogs.com)

Memphis top option out of the bullpen with a staff-high 22 relief appearances and two saves...Was 2-0 with a 4.64 ERA...Logged 33 innings...Struck out 34 and limited opposing hitters to a .283 batting average...Posted a 3.48 ERA over his final 18.1 innings (13 appearances)...Picked up saves vs. Tulane and College World Series participant Oklahoma...Tossed three scoreless innings and fanned four to help Memphis past UL-Monroe (4/28/10).

Dan Langfield Lacrosse Loggers (www.lacrosseloggers.com)
Went 4-4 and finished second on the staff with a 4.62...Logged 39 innings in 17 appearances...Made three starts...Struck out 47 and walked just 15...Tossed a scoreless inning versus South Alabama to earn his lone save of the year (3/17/10)...Earned wins over Bradley, Dallas Baptist, Tennessee Tech and Rice...Fanned six in three innings in his collegiate debut vs. UT-Martin (2/23/10).

Derrick Thomas Lacrosse Loggers (www.lacrosseloggers.com)
Batted .259 in 48 starts as a freshman...Played in 52 games...Doubled nine times and legged out four triples...Added a home run and 14 RBI...Hit safely in seven of the last nine games...Blasted his first career home run in a series-clinching win at UCF (5/2/10)...Collected a hit in each of his first six games.

Valley League
Robby Graham Luray Wranglers (www.luraywranglers.com)

Did not play in the final 10 games of the season with nagging injury...Hit .255 in 29 games...Made 13 starts...Produced seven RBI...Legged out three doubles...Scored 12 runs...Hit safely in four of his last five games...Had the multi-hit games in that span and hit .467 with six runs in that stretch (7-for-15).

Ben Paullus Woodstock RiverBandits (www.woodstockriverbandits.org)
Made 18 appearances and three starts as a sophomore...Went 1-1 with a 5.35 ERA...Struck out 36 in 33.2 innings of work...Help opponents to a .282 batting average...Made first five outings as a reliever before taking a starting role in the next three appearances...Made his final 10 appearances out of the bullpen...Allowed just three earned runs in his final eight outings...Came up big with three strikeouts in two innings to lead Memphis to a 9-8 series-clinching win at UCF (5/2/10)...Fanned a career-high eight in 5.2 innings vs. South Alabama (3/17/10).

Brandon Showmar Luray Wranglers (www.luraywranglers.com)
Was 0-0 with a 7.98 ERA in 12 appearances (all relief)...Allowed 17 runs, but fanned 14 in 14.2 innings of work...Made his collegiate debut vs. Oakland (3/5/10).

J.D. Wallace Winchester Royals (www.winchesterroyals.com)
Saw action in just four games...Drew two starts behind the plate...hit .500 (5-for-10) with a double and six RBI...Batted .625 (5-for-8) with six RBI, three runs and a double as a starter...Made his first collegiate start a memorable one, going 3-for-5 with four RBI to lead Memphis to a 15-5 beating of Arkansas State (4/21/10)...Was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs vs. UL-Monroe (4/28/10).

 

 

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