Summer Baseball Update

While next year's USA will feature a huge influx of talented new players, several holdovers will give new coach Mark Calvi a strong nucleus to build around. Several of them are currently competing in summer leagues and doing very well. Here's an update on three of them.

Nolan Early - Jr. - L - OF - 6'1,190 - Anderson, Ind.
Richmond RiverRats / Prospect League
.345 (41 for 119), 24 R, 6 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 23 RBI, 11 BB, 2 HBP, 22 K, 10 SB, 1 CS, .409 OBP, .555 SLG
Nolan is tied for 2nd in the league in HR, 6th in slugging percentage, 7th in RBI, tied for 9th in SB, and tied for 12th in batting average.

Jordan Patterson - Soph. - 1B/OF/LHP - 6'4,200 - Baker High School
Westhamptons Aviators / Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League
.250 (16 for 64), 13 R, 3 2B, 6 HR, RBI, 3 BB, 6 HBP, 14 K, 10 SB, 2 CS, .338 OBP
Pitching: Pitching: 0-1, 9.64, 4.2 IP, 10 H, 1 BB, 6 K in 3 App, 1 GS

Collin Blankenship - Soph. - RHP - 6'2,165 - Gulf Shores High School
Cooperstown Hawkeyes / Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League
1-1, 3.99, 4 GS, 13 ER, 28 H and 5 BB to 17 K in 29.1 IP, 3 WP, 5 HBP
(In his last outing, Collin scattered 9 hits and gave up 2 earned runs for a complete game victory)

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