2022 CCL Week 3 Recap

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Updated: June 27, 2022

CCL North Division:

Healdsburg Prune Packers: 13-2 overall, 6-0 Week 3 

The Prune Packers were perfect in week 3, collecting victories over the Potters, Stompers, Novato Knicks, Menlo Park Legends and Mudcats twice. 

Blake Burke (Tennessee) was extremely productive this week, going 8-22 with 10 runs, 10 RBI and three bombs. Cole Elvis (Undecided) had a night to remember in Healdsburg’s 12-11 win against the Novato Knicks on Wednesday. In his two-homer game, the Vacaville, California native went 3-4, scoring two runs and driving in five. 

Pitcher Devin Kirby (Connecticut) was impressive on the mound this week, throwing five strikeouts, allowing four hits and one run in 3.2 innings of work. 

The Packers will close out their six-game homestand against the Menlo Park Legends, and will then take on the Potters in Lincoln. After that, Healdsburg will host the Potters and Crawdads before closing out their week with a two-game series with the San Francisco Seals. 

Lincoln Potters: 16-9 overall, 3-3 Week 3 

Lincoln had a tough start to their week with three losses to the Packers, Crawdads and Mudcats. However, the Potters then flipped a switch, defeating the Saints and Humboldt Crabs twice to finish the week at .500. 

Jeffrey David (New Mexico) was solid at the plate during week 3, racking up 10 hits, four runs and six RBI in 24 at-bats. Trey Furrey (Oklahoma Baptist) was also a key contributor in his three appearances this week. The Potters infielder went 6-14, drove in five runs and scored another himself. 

Pitcher Anthony Perez dominated this week, recording five K’s, giving up only four hits and maintaining a flawless 0.00 ERA in six innings. Ryan Sturgeon (LSU-Shreveport) had a strong outing against the Saints, conceding only one hit and one earned run while striking out seven batters in three innings of work. The right-hander has accumulated a stellar 1.12 ERA over five appearances this season. 

Next week, the Potters will face the Humboldt Crabs, Stompers, Crawdads, Mudcats and Packers twice. 

Sonoma Stompers: 6-11 overall, 1-5 Week 3 

Aside from a 6-5 victory over the Crawdads on Wednesday, week 3 proved difficult for the Stompers. Sonoma dropped games against the Mudcats, Packers, Saints and Riptide twice. 

Jackson Castillo (College of Southern Nevada) led the way for Sonoma offensively this week, logging six hits, four RBI and a home run in 17 at-bats. Despite a 6-4 loss, Alexander Gouveia had a strong game against the Riptide, as he went 3-5 and contributed a run. 

Kyle Dickey (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) was a workhorse on the hill this week, facing 15 batters in 4.0 innings pitched. Dickey recorded eight strikeouts while giving up one hit and one earned run. 

The Stompers will take on the Crawdads and Mudcats twice and the Potters once next week.

Solano Mudcats: 8-9 overall, 2-2 Week 3 

The Solano Mudcats have had a .500 week, going 2-2 in the four games they have played. They started off the week on Sunday, June 19th with a big 11-10 victory in a nail-biting game against the Stompers. They went on to play the Potters next and win 5-3. They then went to face the Packers in a two-game series, but lost both games 10-3, and 12-4.  

Hunter Baldwin (Harvard) led the team this past week with his elite hitting skills. Averaging .318 he has slammed 1 home run and 8 RBIs for the Mudcats. Caleb Davis (San Joaquin Delta) has been a key player for the Mudcats raking up a total of 10 strikeouts and an impressive ERA of 1.76 proving himself as a standout pitcher. The Mudcats have an extremely solid lineup and will be unbeatable when everything clicks into place. 

The Mudcats will begin Week 4 with a game against the Crawdads on June 28th .

Walnut Creek Crawdads: 8-7 overall, 2-2 Week 3 

The Walnut Creek Crawdads won 2 games and lost 2 during their 3rd week of CCL baseball. They started off the week with a game against the Potters and beat them 9-4. They next faced the Stompers and lost a close game, 6-5. The Crawdads then lost to the OC Riptide, 9-6. They pushed through two tough losses and were able to come out on top, beating the Saints 5-4. 

Ryan Brome (Texas Tech) was a batting leader for the Crawdads again this past week. Batting .447 he slammed a homerun during the game against the Riptide on June 24th. He also contributed 10 RBIs to the team during the games of week 3. Brome has proved himself to be a consistent and standout hitter for the team this season. The lefty and Texas Tech teammate to Brome, Coleson Abel (Texas Tech) has also shown to be a key player on the mound. With a total of 14 strikeouts and 2 wins, Abel has helped the Crawdads conquer their opponents and achieve several wins. 

The Walnut Creek Crawdads will open up their 4th week of games against the Mudcats on Tuesday, June 28th at 4:00pm. 

CCL South Division:

MLB Academy Barons: 6-6 overall, 3-2 Week 3  

The Academy Barons had a rollercoaster of a week, winning their first game 6-0 against the OC Riptide. Unfortunately, they lost their next contest to the Blues, 10-1. The Barons then lost their next two games against the Foresters, 4-1 and 6-1. However, they brought a solid close to their week, winning against the Oaks 13-5.  

Mark Anthony Hernandez (Undecided) was a leader offensively for the Barons with five RBIs this past week and 11 total this season along with one homerun. Pitching wise, Evan Adolphus (Cypress College) was a standout for the team and totaled three strikeouts during the June 19th game, which helped them beat the Riptide 6-0. Adolphus has an impressive era of 0.71 and has shown he is a force to be reckoned with on the field. The Barons have a solid offensive and defensive lineup and are looking forward to week 4 hoping to continue their winning streak. 

The Academy Barons will open week 4 with a game against the Arroyo Seco Saints on Tuesday June 28th

Arroyo Seco Saints: 5-7 overall, 3-3 Week 3 

The Arroyo Seco Saints opened up their 3rd week extremely strong, taking a huge 12-9 win against the Conejo Oaks on June 19th. The Saints dropped their next contest against the Foresters, 12-9, but rebounded the next game against them, winning 3-2. They took to the road for their 4-day road trip and started off with a tough loss against the Potters, 10-8. They bounced back from their loss and defeated the Stompers 7-4 during day 2 of their trip. Unfortunately, this was not enough for the Saints as they lost their next game against the Crawdads, 5-4. The Saints will finish their 4-game trip today when they play against the Mudcats at 1:00 pm.  

Kyson Donahue (Hawaii) has been exceptional during his time with the Saints so far. Hitting an average of .333, he has recorded two homeruns during this past week of games adding up to a season total of three so far. He slammed five RBIs in just this past week and has a whopping total of 12. His college teammate Matt Wong (Hawaii) has shown everyone that there is room for two Hawaiian powerhouses on the team. Wong also hit two homeruns this past week and was responsible for seven RBIs just from this past week. The Saints offense has been remarkable with several other homerun hitters, including Nate Becker (Rice) and Matt Marlow (Regis). The Saints struggled defensively with pitching but Drew Zittel (Biola) stepped in during many rough innings, saving the game. In the game against the Foresters, he was thrown into a rough situation and managed to get three outs with little damage. The Saints have been improving all summer and are looking to win their game today against the Mudcats at 1:00 pm. 

The Arroyo Seco Saints will return to Pasadena this upcoming week to play a lot more baseball and are ready to put more wins under their belt.  

Orange County Riptide: 8-5-1 overall, 4-1 Week 3 

The Orange County Riptide had a very good 3rd week, but struggled in their opening game on Sunday, June 19th, in a 6-0 loss against the MLB Academy Barons. The Riptide bounced back on Tuesday, June 21st in a 10-5 victory over the Conejo Oaks at home in Orange County. They then took to the road and landed in Northern California to face off against the Sonoma Stompers and walked away with a 13-3 win. They stayed hot in their second game up north, defeating the Walnut Creek Crawdads 9-6. The Riptide kept on cruising through Saturday, taking down the Sonoma Stompers for the second time in a 6-4 decision. The Riptide finish their trip north on Sunday, June 26th when they face off against the Walnut Creek Crawdads. 

Dominic Suoto (Cal Berkely) led the Riptide during week three, posting a .545 batting average. T.C. Simmons (UConn) proved to be the most efficient run producing this week for the Riptide, scoring 1 run himself and posting 4 RBIs over 4 hits. Junior Matthew Maloney (New Mexico St.) was dealing in week 3 for the Riptide. Maloney posted 5.0 IP, only giving up 2 hits and fanning 6 batters. He boasts 0.00 ERA and a .118 opponent batting average over the week, contributing to the team’s successful pitching staff which posted a staff ERA of 3.96 in Week 3. 

The Riptide will face off against the Crawdads, the Blues, the Saints, and the Barons during Week 4. 

Santa Barbara Foresters: 8-6 overall, 4-2 Week 3 

Santa Barbara stayed hot this week, defeating the Barons twice and splitting two-game series with the Saints and Blues. 

Nathan Rombach (Dallas Baptist) has been productive for the Foresters, as he went a combined 6-12 with 3 RBI, 3 runs and a homer. Kevin Bazzell was another key contributor offensively, also going deep once and recording seven hits and five runs in 19 at-bats. 

Ian Churchill (San Diego) was a strike-throwing machine in five innings pitched this week, recording 12 K’s and surrendering five hits and two earned runs. 

Looking ahead, the Foresters are set to face the Blues, Saints and Oaks two times each in week 4. 

Conejo Oaks: Overall 6-6, 1-4 Week 3 

The Oaks led off their week against the Arroyo Seco Saints on Sunday June 19th and sustained their first loss of the week in a 12-8 decision. After a day of rest, the Oaks faced off against the Riptide in Orange County on the 21st, and fell again in a tough 10-5 loss. The Oaks went back home to face off against the Philippine National Team on June 22nd and took a heartbreaking 8-7 loss. Another day of rest on Thursday served them well, as they were able to come back on Friday and pick up a 5-4 victory against the San Luis Obispo Blues. Conejo ended their week with a 13-5 loss to the Academy Barons on June 25th.  

Tyler Ganus (Oregon) was at the front of the pack in Week 3, posting a .588 batting average in 17 at-bats over 4 games. Ganus also scored 5 runs and drove in 1. Gavin Grant (Oregon) kept the Oaks productive, being the big run producer for Conejo in Week 3. Grant drove in 5 runs and scored 4 of his own in 5 games. Michael Standford (College of the Desert) was in a league of his own on the mound this week, throwing 4.0 innings between 2 games, only allowing 1 hit and striking out 4. 

The Oaks will be playing the Barons, Foresters, and Ventura County Pirates in the coming week.  

San Luis Obispo Blues: overall 9-10, Week 3 2-2 

The Blues started off their week with a tough 6-5 loss against the Foresters on June 19th. The Blues bounced back and beat the Barons in standout 10-1 victory. The Blues came back against the Conejo Oaks on Friday, June 24th and took another tough 5-4 loss. San Luis Obispo was able to bounce back on Saturday and break even for the week, bringing a 4-2 win back home from Santa Barbara.  

Nathan Cmeyla (Dartmouth) led the team in batting, posting a .461 batting average over 13 at bats in 3 games. Cmeyla also posted 4 RBIs during the week, but Kody Darcy (UTSA) took home the run production crown for the Blues, scoring 2 runs and driving in 6. Bryson Van Sickle (Utah) led the crusade, picking up a win and throwing 7.0 innings while only giving up 3 hits and striking out 7. 

The Blues will play the Riptide, Oaks and Foresters in the coming week. 

Contributors:

  • CCL Reporters Nicola Iannelli (Texas), Jackson Crawford (Texas), Sean Brennan (Arizona State)