Aug. 2, 2006
A weekly look at how the Tigers playing summer baseball did over the past week. Included this week is a complete wrap on the Shenandoah Valley League and the near-conclusion of all the other leagues.
Cape Cod League
Josh Donaldson is currently fourth in the league with a .303 average and has driven in 21, which is fifth in the league, as is his .458 slugging percentage ... Harwich stands in fourth, six games back at 19-24, after going 4-4 last week ... The last games of the regular season on the Cape take place on Sunday, Aug. 6.
Bryan Woodall took the loss in his last outing for the Alexandria Beetles, surrendering five runs on five hits in 3.0 innings of a 11-4 loss to the St. Cloud River Bats on Saturday ... Woodall is currently 4-4 with a 2.25 ERA in a team-high 53.2 innings ... The Beetles are 12-10 in the second half of the season, in third place, seven games behind division-leading Duluth (19-3) ... The last game of the regular season is on Sunday, Aug. 13.
Shenandoah Valley League
The Valley League finished up its regular season last Friday ... Paul Burnside finished the year leading the league in strikeouts (55), was second with a 1.70 ERA, third with a .198 opponent batting average and fourth in innings pitched at 58.1 ...Burnside allowed just 11 earned runs on the year and finished with a WHIP of 0.99 (41 H, 17 BB) ... His teammate with Winchester, Ryan Jenkins, also had a good summer on the mound, as he went 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 24.0 innings over the course of three outings ... Offensively, Jenkins hit .188 but showed some discipline at the plate, drawing 14 walks ... Ben Jones hitt .229 for Covington, driving in 18 runs while scoring another 15 ... The Winchester Royals finished out the year 22-23 while Covington had an identical record ... Both teams advance to the playoffs, with Covington grabbing a three-seed in its division and Winchester the fourth seed in its division, but both teams fell in the first round of the playoffs.
Texas Collegiate League
Josh Stapleton's run in the TCL for the Graham Roughnecks is coming to a close as there are just four regular-season games left ... Stapleton did not see much action this past week, playing just once, as Graham stands at 18-26 on the year ... In 32 games played, Stapleton is hitting .215, having scored 12 runs and driving in 11 more.
USA Baseball National Team
AU Head Coach Tom Slater and the rest of the USA National team will depart for Cuba on Thursday after spending the last week going 4-0-1 in four games against Japan and the Columbia Blowfish (CPL) ... The National team will play four round-robin games in the FISU World Championships in Havana, competing against Chinese Taipei, the Czech Republic, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, before the championships get underway on Saturday, Aug. 12.