Sports - Javelinas

Jul 10, 2013 10:59 PM

Javelinas Continue to Shine in Summer League Action

KINGSVILLE, Texas - After a season which resulted in Texas A&M-Kingsville's first trip to the region finals and a school record in wins, members of the Javelina baseball team continued their strong play in summer leagues across the country.

Several members of the Javelinas have spent the past month-and-a-half in the Carolinas in the Beach Collegiate League. Six of the 10 Javelina players who made the trip east have earned a spot in the all-star game played earlier this week.

The Kingsville players chosen for the game include Brian Frazier, Justin Heuermann, Miles Holcomb, Justin Lee, David Massey, and Clint Wallace will represent the Blue and Gold in the game.

Frazier, Heuermann, and Holcomb made the all-star game as teammates on the Palmetto Generals. In 19 games, Frazier averaged .412 with eight doubles and a pair of home runs. He drove in 12 runs and scored seven with no errors in the outfield. Holcomb joined Frazier in the outfield and had a .360 average. Holcomb belted four home runs with a triple and four doubles with 12 RBI. On the mound, Hueurmann has allowed a miniscule six earned runs in 38 innings for a 1.42 ERA with 46 strikeouts and 21 walks. Tres Tyler was also member of the Generals but was not in the all-star game.

Playing for former Javelina assistant coach Abe Arguello and former player James Wallace, Clint Wallace and Justin Lee were chosen to the all-star game from the Garden City Jackets. The younger Wallace hit .378 with four home runs 16 runs batted in. Lee was also named to the all-star team. Jimmy Roche also plays for the Jackets. Arguello was named the head coach for one of the two all-star squads after leading the Jackets to an 18-8 record and second-place finish in the regular seaosn

Massey, who played for the Murrells Inlet Tide, averaged .351 with two homers and five doubles. He drove in 20 runs with a .507 slugging percentage. Trey Jefferson and Justin Lundgren were also on the Tide.

Five Javelinas spent part of the summer in Illinois in the Prospect League with the Springfield Sliders. James Black, Ryan Guedry, Matt Perez, Dallas Ponder and Matt Rhodes all spent time with the team. Black was second on the team with a .308 batting average, while Guedry led the team with two home runs and 11 runs batted in. Rhodes and Ponder combined for 10 starts. Rhodes finished with a 3.99 ERA, while Ponder had 16 strikeouts in 14 innings.

Courtesy: TAMUK Athletics

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