Checking In with the Lions This Summer - All-Stars | Dahlson
Fifteen current Lions players are competing in summer leagues, while 10 former Lions are currently active in professional baseball.
July 22, 2014
Fifteen current Lion baseball players are competing in summer leagues around the country this summer, while 10 former Lions are currently active in professional baseball, including C.J. Wilson (Los Angeles Angels) and Ryan Wheeler (Colorado Rockies) who have competed in Major League Baseball.
CURRENT LION SPOTLIGHT
Four LMU baseball players have earned spots on their respective summer baseball league All-Star teams. David Fletcher, Jimmy Jack, Brenton Arriaga and Ryan Erickson all achieved All-Star recognition, while Kevin Glomb looks to be on pace to make an All-Star team later this week.
Fletcher has batted .297 with 19 runs scored, four doubles, six stolen bases and 16 RBI playing shortstop for the Orleans Firebirds in the Cape Cod League. The native of Cypress, Calif. has struck out only 12 times in 118 at bats against some of the best pitching that summer leagues have to offer. For his efforts, he will start for the East Division at second base during July 27's Cape Cod League All-Star game.
Jack and Arriaga both appeared for the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League North All-Stars this summer, serving as teammates for the Shelter Island Bucks. Arriaga has pitched to a 0-1 record and a 2.62 ERA over seven starts and 37.2 innings of work so far this summer. The native of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. tossed a perfect frame in the All Star Game on July 12, striking out all three batters he faced. Jack has hit .253 with seven doubles, 16 runs scored, two homers, five stolen bases and 17 RBI over 31 games this summer.
Erickson has been on a tear all summer playing for the Long Beach Legends Red team, earning a spot on the Orange County Collegiate League North All-Star Team. The right-hand hitting outfielder has batted .379 with 21 runs scored, three doubles, a homer and 12 RBI over 24 games played. He is also 11-for-13 in stolen base attempts this summer.
Although Erickson has already appeared in an All-Star Game, he will now represent the OCCL against the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League All-Stars on July 26. Hoping to be a part of that All-Star squad is Glomb after pitching to a 1-2 record and a 1.80 ERA over 10 appearances and 25 innings of work for the Inland Valley Pirates. The right-hander has struck out 22 while walking only eight over the summer.
FORMER LION SPOTLIGHT
After signing a contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, Bret Dahlson has quickly shown promise in the minor league ranks. LMU's all-time saves leader began his professional career pitching for the Gulf Coast League Rays before recently being promoted to the Princeton Rays of the Rookie Appalachian League. Dahlson has made two appearances for Princeton so far, allowing one unearned run over 3.1 innings. Overall this year, Dahlson has pitched to a 2.92 ERA and a 1-0 record with two saves over the course of seven appearances and 12.1 innings of work.
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