Summer Baseball Provides Playing Opportunities for Warriors

Submitted by: Ron Smith - July 21st, 2014


Turner Conrad was named the Orange County Collegiate League All-Star Game MVP

Turner Conrad was named the Orange County Collegiate League All-Star Game MVP

More than a dozen Westmont baseball players are honing their skills this summer as they compete in summer leagues from California to Alaska to Ohio.

Junior Turner Conrad is playing for the Long Beach Legends Red of the Orange County Collegiate League (OCCL). Conrad, who is hitting .313 with 10 RBIs, was named to the OCCL North All-Star team and earned MVP honors when he delivered a three-RBI double to secure the victory for the North.

Also playing in the OCCL are sophomores Matt Stumme and River Fawley. Stumme is playing for the Long Beach Legends Blue team and hitting .288 with six RBIs. Fawley is a member of the Bulldogs.

Juniors Russell Harmening and Steven Pollex made their way north to compete in the Alaska Baseball League (ABL). Pollex is playing for the Chugiak Chinooks of Anchorage, which is an Athletes in Action team. Pollex, who is hitting .320 with 13 RBIs, was named to the ABL National League All-Star Team.

Harmening is playing in Fairbanks for the Goldpanners. In 17 and one-third innings of work, Harmening has posted an ERA of 6.23 and a WHIP of 1.616.

Senior Will Barring was named a California Collegiate League All-Star as a member of the Santa Paula Halos. Barring is hitting .331 with 18 RBIs.

Playing for the Kitsap BlueJackets of Bremerton, Washington are Alex Bush and Sam Sheehan. Bush is hitting .264 with 23 RBIs. Sheehan has pitched in eight games and made two starts. In 18 innings, he has posted a 3.50 ERA.

Also in the state of Washington this summer is junior Greylin Derke who has played for two teams in the Northwest Collegiate Baseball League – the Snohomish County Helmsmen and the North Sound Emeralds.

Sophomore Michael Frigon is spending his summer in Ohio playing for the Xenia Scouts, an Athletes in Action team that is a member of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. The switch hitter is batting .294 with seven RBIs.

The San Diego Waves of the Western Baseball Association (WBA) includes on its 2014 roster sophomore Stephen Larson. In seven appearances, Larson has a 1-0 record with one save and a 2.19 ERA. Larson was named to the WBA South All-Star Team. Playing for WBA East Los Angeles Dodgers Gold Team is sophomore Andrew Devian.

Sophomore Derek Rodigo is playing for the Sacramento Heat of the Golden State Collegiate Baseball League where he is batting .205 with eight RBIs. Playing for the Santa Maria Packers of the Pacific West Baseball League is junior Zach DeMarcus.