Diamond Rebs - Summer Update

Here is this week's update on Rebels playing summer baseball.

USA National Team

Team USA has dropped three of four contests against Japan and now has a 10-5 record. Lance Lynn picked up his first decision of the summer with a sterling six-inning outing against Chinese Taipei on July 2. The right-hander struck out 10 and retired nine and six hitters consecutively at different points. Other SEC athletes on Team USA are Pedro Alvarez (Vanderbilt), Justin Smoak (USC), Ryan Flaherty (Vanderbilt), Logan Forsythe (Arkansas) and Mike Minor (Vanderbilt)

Lance Lynn - 1-0, 0.00, 14 Ks and 2 BBs in 9.0 IP, 0.69 average against

Cody Satterwhite - 1-0, 1.59, 1 save, 8 Ks and 5 BBs in 5.2 IP, .200 average against

Bourne Braves, Cape Cod League

Bourne is leading the Cape Cod Western Division and stands second overall with a 12-6-2 record. Mississippi State's Mitch Moreland also plays for the Braves.

Brett Basham - .267, 0 home runs and 5 RBI in 30 at-bats, .267 on-base and .333 slugging

Delaware Cows, Great Lakes League

The Cows are leading their division at 17-5 thanks to a record of 11-1 away from home. Evan Button and Matt Smith were both selected as all-stars and will compete in that game on July 11 at 6:30 p.m. Other SEC athletes playing for Delaware are Greg Houston (MSU), Russ Sneed (MSU) and Matt Jackson (LSU)

Matt Smith - .404, 1 home run and 15 RBI in 47 at-bats, .431 on-base and .553 slugging

0-0, 0.00, 2 saves, 2 Ks and 0 BBs in 0.2 IP, .000 average against

Evan Button - .286, 1 home run and 7 RBI in 49 at-bats, .340 on-base and .429 slugging

Nathan Baker - 0-0, 0.00, 7 Ks and 5 BBs in 5.0 IP, .176 average against

Thomasville HiToms, Coastal Plains League

Thomasville won the Western Division during the first half of the season with a 19-8 record. Other SEC athletes playing for the HiToms are Georgia products Adam Fuller and Rich Poythress.

Kevin Parker - .667, 0 home runs and 1 RBI in three at-bats, .750 on-base and .667 slugging

0-3, 4.41, 13 Ks and 11 BBs in 16.1 IP, .262 average against

Wade Broyles - 3-0, 0.00, 35 Ks and 7 BBs in 22 IP, .118 average against

Justin Cryer - 0-0, 1.32, 17 Ks and 2 BBs in 13.2 IP, .116 average against

Zach Miller - .244, 1 home run and 3 RBI in 45 at-bats, .292 on-base and .356 slugging

Anchorage Glacier Pilots, Alaskan Baseball League

Anchorage is 12-11 overall and 7-9 in their division. Other SEC athletes playing for the Glacier Pilots are Chad Crosswhite (MSU), Cody Neer (Florida) and Avery Barnes (Florida)

Brett Bukvich - 0-1, 3.53, 8 Ks and 1 BB in 7.2 IP, .353 average against

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