PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Players on the Brown University baseball team recently wrapped up a busy summer season at various leagues across the country, highlighted by a pair of team championships. In addition, several recent alums have progressed in the professional ranks.
Rob Henry '17 – Arizona League Brewers
Henry, who was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 39th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, played 43 games for the organization in the rookie league. The First Team All-Ivy outfielder racked up 32 runs scored, 17 stolen bases and 17 RBIs, in addition to three triples and one homer.
Christian Taugner '17 – Arizona League Brewers
Taugner was also selected by the Brewers in the 37th round of the MLB Draft and appeared in the 14 games as a member of the rookie league. The right-hander made three starts with a pair of wins, allowing just eight walks to go along with 50 strikeouts.
J.J. Franco '14 – Columbia Fireflies
Franco played 36 games for the Columbia Fireflies, the single-A affiliate for the New York Mets, after previously playing with the Kannapolis Intimidators and Winston-Salem Dash. The infielder hit .277 with Columbia, adding 17 runs, 10 RBIs and 23 walks.
Reid Anderson (Newport Gulls - New England Collegiate Baseball League)
Anderson had a strong summer on the mound for Newport, going 4-1 with a 1.96 earned run average. He made three starts out of nine appearances, including one save, and also logged 18 strikeouts.
Dustin Baird (Galion Graders - Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League)
Baird made 13 appearances out of the bullpen for the Galion Graders. He finished with a 3.17 ERA in 22.2 innings of work and also added ten strikeouts. Baird picked up a 3.2-inning save against the Lorain County Ironmen midway through the season.
Cameron Deere (Walla Walla Sweets – West Coast League)
Deere played an active role for Walla Walla this summer, playing the infield in addition to 14 appearances on the mound. He went 2-1 with 18 strikeouts in 24.2 innings pitched, and also racked up three home runs and 17 RBIs at the plate with 17 runs scored.
Garett Delano (Valley Blue Sox - New England Collegiate Baseball League)
Delano, a pitcher and outfielder, helped the Blue Sox capture their first NECBL championship in team history. He went 4-3 with 35 strikeouts in 36.1 innings pitched during the regular season. He also played 19 games in the field, finishing with a pair of homers and 12 RBIs.
Calvin Farris (Ventura Halos - California Collegiate League)
Farris batted .312 in 14 games played with the Halos, including seven runs and a pair of doubles, and has also logged time on the mound with 3.2 innings out of the bullpen.
Elliot Ginns (KOA Sports Green Wave - Maryland Collegiate Baseball League)
Ginns played in 13 games for KOA Sports, appearing at second base, shortstop and designated hitter, and had three runs scored with two doubles.
Willy Homza (Rockville Rock Hounds - California Collegiate League)
Homza enjoyed a standout summer at the plate for Rockville as he hit .366 with 49 hits in 38 games played. The infielder added 26 runs, 12 doubles, six homers and a team-high 38 RBIs.
Rylan Pade (San Francisco Seagulls - Golden State Collegiate League)
Pade made three scoreless appearances out of the bullpen, highlighted by two scoreless innings of relief against the South Bay Storm, and added a pair of strikeouts with just two hits allowed.
Parke Phillips (Galion Graders - Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League)
Phillips played in 31 games with the Graders. The catcher finished the summer with 25 hits, eight doubles and one home run to go along with 13 RBIs.
Jake Rosander (Orange County Surf – Sunset Baseball League)
Rosander appeared in 16 games for the Orange County Surf, splitting time between infield and designated hitter, and finished with three runs scored with a double.
Dalton Schroeder (Woodstock River Bandits – Valley Baseball League)
Schroeder logged 28 games played as an outfielder with Woodstock. He registered five doubles with seven runs scored and drove home seven runs, including a three-hit game against the Front Royal Cardinals.
Mark Sluys (Winnepausaukee Muskrats - New England Collegiate Baseball League)
Sluys put together a .320 batting average in 32 games for the Muskrats, earning First Team All-NECBL honors. The catcher racked up 33 hits and 19 runs, and also added five homers and 21 RBIs.
Will Tomlinson (Orange County Riptide - California Collegiate League)
Tomlinson helped Orange County capture the California Collegiate League championship as one of the team's top options out of the bullpen. The right-hander paced the club with 16 appearances and finished with a 2.56 ERA, four saves and 29 strikeouts.
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