Seminole Baseball Summer Update

Several Seminoles are gaining valuable experience in summer leagues across the country.

In leagues from Alaska to Florida and areas in between, many Seminoles are using this summer to sharpen their skills in order to return to Tallahassee ready to make a run at a CWS title in 2014.

Brandon Johnson is pitching well for the Alexandria Blue Anchors in the Northwoods League with a 1-0 record, one save and a 0.71 ERA in 10 appearances. He has given up one run all season and opponents are hitting only .191 against him. In his last appearance, he registered one strikeout as he faced the minimum in 1.2 innings of relief against Mankato on July 14.

Brandon Leibrandt had an impressive outing on July 9 for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League. The lefty pitched 7.0 solid innings, scattering four hits and a walk without giving up a run while striking out three. After allowing his only walk of the game Leibrandt promptly picked off the runner at first, showcasing again his amazing pickoff move that gunned down 13 runners in 2013 for Florida State.

Kenny Burkhead was named to the North All-Star team for Florida Collegiate League. The freshman right hander struck out two in 1.0 innings during the FCL All-Star Game on July 9. Overall, he is 2-3 with a 3.64 ERA on the season for the Sanford River Rats. Burkhead also got a chance to hit and went 2-for-2 from the plate against Hope 4 Heroes on July 6.

John Nogowski has continued to hit the ball well as a member of the Amsterdam Mohawks. He is third overall in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League with a .380 average and also has scored 20 runs and knocked in 15 RBI this season.

Here is a look at how the Seminoles are performing this summer:

Alaska Baseball League

Billy Strode, Peninsula Oilers - 4 GS, 1-2, 1.03 ERA, 17.1 IP, 15 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 11 SO

Dylan Silva, Peninsula Oilers - 6 G, 1 GS, 0-1, 9.44 ERA, 6.2 IP, 11 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 9 SO

Cape Cod League

Jose Brizuela, Brewster Whitecaps - 20 G, .328 (20-61), 10 R, 10 RBI, 1 2B, 2 3B, 8 BB, 11 SO

Brandon Leibrandt, Brewster Whitecaps - 3 G, 2 GS, 1-0, 2.25 ERA, 12.0 IP, 14 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

Bryant Holtmann, Hyannis Harbor Hawks - 5 G, 0-0, 11.57 ERA, 7.0 IP, 12 H, 9 ER, 4 BB, 6 SO

D.J. Stewart, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox - 18 G, .284 (19-67), 11 R, 15 RBI, 8 2B, 3 HR, 6 BB, 15 SO, 2 SB

Coastal Plain League

Lee Howard, Columbia Blowfish - 6 G, .200 (3-15), 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 6 SO

Florida Collegiate League

Kenny Burkhead, Sanford River Rats - 6 G, 5 GS, 1 CG, 2-3, 3.64 ERA, 29.2 IP, 27 H, 12 ER, 7 BB, 12 SO

Northwoods League

Brandon Johnson, Alexandria Blue Anchors - 10 G, 1-0, 1 SV, 0.71 ERA, 12.2 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 SO

Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League

John Nogowski, Amsterdam Mohawks - 29 G, .380 (38-100), 20 R, 15 RBI, 7 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 19 BB, 7 SO, 3 SB

John Sansone, Amsterdam Mohawks - 23 G, .333 (27-81), 12 R, 13 RBI, 7 2B, 1 HR, 5 BB, 18 SO, 3 SB

Team USA

Luke Weaver - 4 GS, 0-0, 3.00 ERA, 15.0 IP, 15 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 12 SO


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