Summer Round-Up: July 28
July 28, 2017

NWL Announces Major League Dreams Showcase Rosters (July 25, 2017)

University of Minnesota junior left-handed pitcher Nick Lackney will have a chance to impress scouts from the next level when he competes at next month’s Northwoods League Major League Dreams Showcase game in Madison, Wisconsin.

Per the NWL, the annual Showcase consists of a day of drills and workouts in front of scouts followed by a doubleheader featuring top players from across the league selected by a panel of Major League Baseball scouts. Lackney will compete in game two, representing the Willmar Stingers. On the year for Willmar, Lackney is 3-2 with a 5.32 ERA in 10 games including nine starts. The southpaw struck out 35 in 45.2 innings of work yet this summer.

Stay up to date on how the Gophers are doing this summer and how alumni are doing in their professional leagues.

Minor Leagues
Austin Athmann (West Michigan Whitecaps/Class A) – Athmann dropped in a single in each of his three games played this week, scored a run, and drove one in while also drawing a walk.

Matt Fiedler (Peoria Chiefs/Class A) – Fiedler raised his batting average nearly 70 points, from .212 to .280 going 9-for-16 with a double, a run scored, an RBI, a stolen base and two walks on the week.

Lucas Gilbreath (Grand Junction Rockies/Rookie) – Gilbreath earned Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week honors on Monday. Making his third start of his career, he tossed 5.0 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and a pair of walks against Billings. He was back on the mound Thursday night, suffering the defeat after allowing two runs in 4.2 innings against Ogden. Brian Glowicki (Eugene Emeralds/Class A-Short) – Glowicki made three relief appearances this past week, allowing runs in two of those, but also struck out the side on Thursday night in his 1.0 inning of work. Monday, he finished off a clean inning in just eight pitches.

Tyler Hanson (Boise Hawks/Class A-Short) –Hanson was back on the mound twice this week since a rough professional debut. He tossed 1.2 scoreless innings, picking up his first minor league strikeout.

Jordan Jess (West Virginia Power/Class A) – Jess tossed 3.1 innings in a pair of appearances this week, but gave up three earned runs on six hits in that span as the Sally League All-Star fell to 0-3 on the season. He did strike out three last time out against Lexington.

Ben Meyer (Jupiter Hammerheads/Class A Advanced) – Meyer lowered his season ERA to 1.11 as he made his first relief appearance of the season on Monday, picking up a save after scattering two hits in 4.0 innings of work, striking out four.

Seth Rosin (Richmond Flying Squirrels/Double-A) – Rosin allowed multiple runs for the first time since joining the Giants organization, making a pair of appearances this week allowing three earned in 2.0 innings but did pick up his first victory of the season last time out.

Dalton Sawyer (Stockton Ports/Class A-Advanced) – Sawyer tossed 9.2 innings in two appearances including one start, bringing down his ERA nearly 50 points from 4.56 to 4.08 while striking out nine on the week.

DJ Snelten (Sacramento River Cats/Triple-A) – Snelten continues to improve his stock within the Giants organization, working 3.0 scoreless innings this week, lowering his ERA to 1.91 this season. Tom Windle (Reading Fightin Phils/Double-A) – Windle toed the rubber on two occasions this week, scattering two hits in 3.2 innings of work over the weekend and struck out two in 1.0 innings on Wednesday.

Independent League
Nate Hanson (St. Paul Saints) – Hanson continued his hitting streak this week, now reaching eight games, as he was 9-for-22 this week with three doubles, four runs, and four RBIs, striking out just twice.

Dan Motl (Sioux Falls Canaries) – Motl cracked the line-up in four games this week, hitting his sixth triple of the season while scoring a run in each game and driving in three on the week. He also drew three walk.

Cape Cod League
Micah Coffey (Hyannis Harbor Hawks) – After an appearance in Saturday’s Cape Cod All-Star game where he went 1-for-2, Coffey returned to the Hyannis line-up, reaching base in 3-of-4 games this week.

Terrin Vavra (Cotuit Kettleers) – Vavra now has a hit in six-straight games as he has batted 9-for-20 with two doubles, five runs scored, and four RBIs. He also walked twice while lifting his batting average from .208 to .318 in that stretch.

Northwoods League
Toby Hanson (Mankato MoonDogs) – Hanson stepped away from the Moon Dogs after this month’s All-Star Game, taking with him a club-record 21-game hitting streak.

Danny Kapala (Waterloo Bucks) – Kapala took the mound twice this week, now stringing together three-straight appearances without allowing an earned run while striking out one in 2.1 innings this week.

Gabe Knowles (Duluth Huskies) – Knowles cracked the line-up on three occasions this week, going 3-for-7 with two RBIs, one run scored, and a walk.

Nick Lackney (Willmar Stingers) – In addition to earning his bid to the Major League Dreams Showcase, Lackney made a pair of starts this week, splitting 1-1 while striking out eight in 10.1 innings.

Jackson Rose (St. Cloud Rox) – Rose was busy on the mound this week, making three scoreless appearances, striking out six in 2.2 innings.

Riley Smith (Green Bay Bullfrogs) – Smith ended a hitless streak, breaking out with a 2-for-5 game with two RBIs, kick-starting a three-game hitting streak where he’s also scored two runs.

Jake Stevenson (St. Cloud Rox) – Stevenson started last Saturday night before rain postponed the game for the Rox. He had worked 4.0 scoreless innings. Perfect Game League
Luke Pettersen (Saugerties Stallions) – Pettersen continued to swing a hot bat, driving in seven runs on the week, taking three walks, and adding seven singles. He struck out just once in 25 at-bats.

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