ADRIAN, Mich.--Throughout the summer several Adrian College student-athletes have been playing in various summer collegiate baseball leagues across the country. The yearly tradition allows players to keep improving their skills in a live-game atmosphere against some of the country's top talent.
Here are some updates after a month-plus of play.
Shortstop Ryan Dorow and right-handed pitcher Tommy Parsons are shining for the Battle Creek Bombers of the Northwoods League, known as one of the nation's best summer leagues. Parsons is 4-1 with a 3.91 earned-run average over eight starts, leading the Battle Creek pitching staff with 44 strikeouts in 43-2/3 innings. Dorow is contributing a .268 batting average in 45 games played and ranks second on the team in walks (33), hits (40), runs batted in (20) and stolen bases (7).
Kyle Shepherd is pitching for the Richmond Jazz of the Great Lakes League, which is sanctioned by Major League Baseball. He has a 2-3 record with 20 strikeouts in 32-2/3 innings, leading the team in victories and ranking fourth in strikeouts.
Infielder Brian Guck is honing his skills for the Pawley’s Island Manowars in the Beach Collegiate Baseball League based out of Myrtle Beach, S.C. He has helped the Manowars to the top of the league standings with a gaudy 26-3-1 record.
Infielder Collin Parcher plays for the Toledo Hawks of the Tri-State League. The Hawks are 25-13 and in second place, just 1-1/2 games back of Tri-State leader Stark County. Parcher is hitting .378 in 90 at-bats and leads the team with 10 doubles, four home runs, 22 RBI.
Catcher Frank Resto is playing for the California Bees of the Golden State Collegiate League. He has a home run and seven RBI in 88 at-bats for the Bees. His .962 fielding percentage is the second-best on the team with over 150 total chances.
Brandon Milligan – Elkhart Titans (College League in Indiana)
Aaron Ajrouche – Midwest Cubs (Livonia Collegiate League)
Jared Stoll – Mid-Michigan Tigers (Michigan Summer Collegiate Baseball League)
Jason Hickey – Shoreline Salmon (Michigan Summer Collegiate Baseball League)
Dugan Darnell – Michigan Bulls (Livonia Collegiate League)
Collin Dembeck – MSA (United Baseball League)
Nick Bell – Michigan Bulls (Livonia Collegiate League)
Jordan Torrento – Grosse Pointe Redbirds
Zack Zschering – Grosse Pointe Redbirds