| July 5, 2022
CCL North Division:
Healdsburg Prune Packers: 17-3 overall, 4-1 Week 4
The Prune Packers put together another solid week, going 4-1 and maintaining their position as the #1 team in the CCL North. Healdsburg defeated the Menlo Park Legends and split a two-game series with the Potters before picking up two straight victories over the San Francisco Seals.
Joey Kramer (CSUN) had a great week in the batter's box, going 9-19 with seven RBI and two homers. Jared Sundstrom (UC Santa Barbara) shined in Healdsburg’s 11-4 win against the Potters, as he went 2-4 with a bomb and three RBI.
Right-handed pitcher Sam Stoutenborough (TCU) appeared seemingly unhittable during Saturday’s victory over the Seals. In 4.0 innings, the Monterey, Calif. native dealt eight strikeouts while only conceding a single hit and picking up the win. Jason Franks (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) had a strong outing at Lincoln, recording six K’s, allowing three hits and maintaining a 0.00 ERA on the season.
The Packers have a busy week ahead of them, as they are set to face the Crawdads, Santa Rosa A’s, Stompers twice and Fresno A’s twice.
Lincoln Potters: 20-11 overall, 4-2 Week 4
The Potters opened week four with a bang, defeating the Humboldt Crabs and Prune Packers to cap off a five-game winning streak. Lincoln would go .500 for the remainder of the week, as they beat the Stompers and Mudcats but dropped contests to the Packers and Crawdads.
Catcher Chase Stanke (Minnesota) had an extremely consistent week, logging 10 hits and seven RBI in 22 plate appearances. Jeffrey David (New Mexico) continued to be an offensive force for the Potters this week. The junior from Granger, Texas went a combined 8-26, providing seven RBI and a homerun.
Hunter Hayes (University of the Pacific) was exceptional on the mound this week, striking out seven batters and surrendering three hits in a combined 3.0 innings pitched.
Next week, the Potters will take on the Stompers, West Coast Kings and Crawdads twice before heading to Central California for a two-game set with the Blues.
Sonoma Stompers: 8-15 overall, 2-4 Week 4
With a pair of wins over the Mudcats this week, it’s clear the Stompers have had Solano’s number of late. But outside of those two victories, week 4 was a challenge for Sonoma, as they dropped games against the Packers, Potters and Crawdads twice.
Jack Gallagher (UC Davis) stole the show at the plate this week, going 7-15, scoring three runs and driving in six more. Outfielder Alex Leopard (Santa Rosa JC) was another bright spot, as he contributed seven hits and five runs in 16 at-bats. The shifty freshman also led his team in stolen bases this week with three, increasing his season total to four.
Kyle Dickey (Texas A&M – Corpus Christi) had another heavy workload this week, pitching a total of six innings. And the Cypress, Texas native delivered, collecting six strikeouts and finishing the week with an impressive 1.50 ERA.
Looking ahead, Sonoma will play the Potters and Novato Knicks prior to closing out their week with a two-game series against the Packers and Mudcats.
Solano Mudcats: 8-14 overall, 0-5 Week 4
The Mudcats had a slow week with five losses. They had a rough week and were not able to pull off any wins. They opened up their week on Sunday June 26th with a game against the Arroyo Seco Saints, which they lost 7-4. Next, they faced the Stompers and unfortunately lost 14-7. The next day they played the Crawdads and lost 4-3. They were matched up against the Stompers again and could not beat them in a close game and lost, 4-3. They were not able to end the week on a positive note and lost 19-1 on their last game of the week against the Potters.
Despite many tough losses there were some key players for the Mudcats that helped the team score some points and come close to winning some of their games. Batting leader Hunter Baldwin (Harvard) played in many of the games this past week and had three RBIs. This whole season he has hit one home run as well as a total of nine RBIs. On the mound Caleb Davis (San Joaquin Delta) was huge on the mound with three strikeouts against the Potters and a whopping total of 18 strikeouts this entire season.
The Solano Mudcats will open up week 5 with a game against Humbolt on July 4th and are hoping for a long-awaited win.
Walnut Creek Crawdads: 16-8 overall, 6-0 Week 5
The Crawdads had an extremely successful week with six wins, which is almost unheard of from any other team in the CCL. They knocked out the Riptide in their first opening game of the week, 13-5. They next beat the Mudcats, 4-3, and then the Stompers, 8-3. They went on to beat the Potters 8-6 and blew the Stompers out of the water 6-0. They continued their winning streak winning against the Packers 4-3.
One of the reasons the Crawdads were able to compete and perform well this past week was because of their players. Coleman Schmidt (St. Mary’s) has shown to be a powerful hitter with a summary so far of seven home runs and 22 RBIs! He is batting .400 and is only on the rise from here. Fisher Johnson (USC) has also proved himself to be a great player and collectively has a huge total of 21 strikeouts. The Crawdads have many key players like Johnson and Schmidt that are the reason why the team can go a whole week undefeated.
The Crawdads face the Potters next on July 4th and are looking to continue their six-game winning streak during week 5.
CCL South Division:
Santa Barbara Foresters: 12-7 overall, 4-1 week 4
Aside from an 11-4 drubbing by the Oaks, week four was a successful one for the Foresters, as they defeated the Saints, Oaks and Blues twice. Santa Barbara could’ve very well finished with five wins this week, but their Friday night thriller against the Saints was suspended after 12 innings due to darkness.
Kevin Bazzell (Texas Tech) again led the way for Santa Barbara offensively, as he went 12-19 and scored seven runs. Sophomore Hunter Ensley (Tennessee) made the most of his seven at-bats this week, contributing four hits, four runs and three RBI.
Robert Cranz (Wichita State) consistently found the strike zone in week four, logging seven K’s and allowing one hit in 5.0 innings pitched.
The Foresters will face the Oaks, Ventura County Pirates, Blues, Riptide and Crawdads twice in a jam-packed week five.
Conejo Oaks: 9-7 overall, 4-1 Week 4
The Oaks had an explosive week, winning four of five games and defeating the Barons, Foresters, Blues, and Pirates along the way. The only loss the Oaks sustained was a 7-3 loss on Thursday in their second game of the week against Santa Barabara.
Noah Karliner (New Mexico St.) led the charge this week for the Oaks, picking up seven hits in 13 at bats, scoring once, and batting in three runs. Tyler Ganus (Oregon) came around to score a lot for the Oaks, scoring six times and picking up ten hits and two RBIs along the way.
Alexander Rivas (Cal Lutheran) brought the heat on the mound this week for the Oaks, striking out eight and only giving up three hits over six innings for the Oaks.
The Oaks have a full week coming up, playing the Foresters, Blues, Barons, Pirates, and Riptide.
San Luis Obispo Blues: 10-14 overall, 0-4 Week 4
The Blues did not have an easy road in Week 4, dropping all four games and losing to the Oaks, Riptide, and the Foresters twice. The Blues played the Foresters close in the second matchup, but were not able to pull out a victory, losing 7-6.
Chase Gallegos (UNLV) was the most prolific hitter for the Blues over that stretch, picking up four hits in eight at-bats and driving in two runs during Week 4. Cameron Mabee was a saving grace for the Blues over the four-game stretch, throwing 5.2 innings and striking out five batters without giving up an earned run.
The Blues will face off against the Saints, Foresters, Oaks, Riptide, and Potters in the coming week.
OC Riptide: 9-9-1 overall, 1-3 Week 4
The Riptide were not very successful during the fourth week of the season. They split the two-game series against the Blues, but took consecutive losses against the Saints and the Barons to close out the four-game stretch.
Santina Panaro (UNLV) proved to be the Riptide’s best hitter, picking up 6 hits in twelve at-bats. He also scored a pair of runs and drove in three. Matthew Maloney (New Mexico St.) provided some reprieve for the Riptide on the pitching side, providing five full innings and giving up three hits and no runs while striking out 10 batters.
The Riptide are set to play the Barons, Saints, Foresters, Oaks, and Blues in Week 5.
Arroyo Seco Saints: 7-9 overall, 3-4 Week 4
The Arroyo Seco Saints had a solid week with three losses and four wins, which is an improvement for the team from previous weeks. The team has shown uniformity and started off the week with a win against the Mudcats on Sunday June 26th, 7-4. They lost to the Barons on the 28th in a close game, 4-2. They next went to face the Foresters and lost 6-5. They ended the week on a high note, with a win against the Riptide, 6-2. They played against the Foresters again on Friday, but the game was tied through 12 innings and will be continued at a later time because of darkness.
The Saints this week have seen new recent standouts such as Peyton Holt (Arkansas). He is fairly new to the team and hit his first home run of the season in the game Friday against the Foresters. During that same game he was unstoppable at second base and showed his skills both on the field and at the plate. Another standout for the Saints was pitcher Jacob Henderson (Iowa). Henderson had a great game against the Foresters and has totaled seven strikeouts.
The Arroyo Seco Saints had many successful games this past week and even through the losses they still were able to learn and grow from them. They are traveling on Sunday to play against the San Luis Obispo Blues and are hoping for a win.
MLB Academy Barons: 8-7 overall, 2-1 Week 4
The Barons had a short week with only four games but won the majority of them. They lost their first game against Conejo Oaks losing 11-9. They recovered and went onto a two-game winning streak against the Saints, 4-2, and then the Riptide, 6-5. Ending the week on a winning streak was huge for the Barons, and they also had a few standout players this past week.
Jovanny Saldana bats an average of .355 and has been a bringer of RBIs for the team. Spencer Williams (Harvard) has also been a key player for the team with a total of two home-runs and eight RBIs. On the mound Abraham Carrillo has proven to be an extremely talented pitcher with a whopping total of 15 strikeouts.
The Academy Barons will go on to play more games this week and will begin them Sunday with a game against the Riptide.
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