With roughly a quarter of the 2017 Florida Collegiate Summer League in the books, the Winter Garden Squeeze is 5-5.
With 10 games in books, the Winter Garden Squeeze is roughly a quarter of the way through its summer schedule in the Florida Collegiate Summer League.
Though the sample size is still small for the Squeeze (5-5 as of June 18), there are a few notable performances at the plate and on the mound so far for the ballclub from Winter Garden.
Sadler Goodwin has arguably been the top hitter for the Squeeze thus far, amassing a team-high 12 hits and nine RBIs to pair with a .300 average and five extra-base hits. Goodwin has had two multi-RBI games and four multi-hit games to his credit already this summer.
Kyle Corbin (.429) and Drew Frederic (.407) have the best batting averages on the team, though in smaller sample sizes than some of the club’s other players: Corbin has had 21 at-bats and Frederic has had 27.
Though Evan Harold is hitting just .184, so far as his average is concerned, he has drove in eight runs and has a team-best two home runs.
Squeeze veteran Cody Burgess leads the team in runs scored (eight) and has three stolen bases to his credit.
There have been a few notable performances on the mound, also.
So far as pitchers that have tossed at least nine innings are concerned, Lance Johnson (11.0 innings pitched) has a team-best 0.82 ERA to pair with 11 strikeouts — also tied for a team-high. Nick Niarchos also has struck out 11 batters and has an ERA of 0.93 in 9.2 innings of work. Jarred Neal, last summer’s Cy Young-winner in the FCLS, has an ERA of 1.00 in exactly nine innings of work.
Ryan Ashworth has received the largest workload of all the Squeeze pitchers so far, tossing 14 innings — over which, he has compiled a 2.57 ERA and struck out 10 batters.
Squeeze pitchers that have earned wins so far include Niarchos, Ashworth and Neal, as well as Ryan Evans and Julian Rivera.
The Squeeze, which briefly shared first place with Sanford before dropping a pair of games on to the River Rats (7-3) on Thursday and Friday of last week, have games this week against Altamonte Springs (Monday and Wednesday on the road, Tuesday at home), DeLand (Thursday and Saturday on the road, at home on Friday) and Leesburg (a rare Sunday special at 5 p.m. on the road).
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