WSU baseball: Summer league action

SEVERAL COUGAR BASEBALL PLAYERS are getting their summer league work in. Six Cougs are playing in Washington, Oregon, California and, yes, even Canada and Alaska.

Per the release from Washington State SID, pitchers Trenton Dupre (pictured above) and Parker McFadden were both recently named West Coast League All-Stars.  Dupre and McFadden will represent the South Team in the July 19 All-Star game at 7:05 p.m. at David Story Field in Longview.

Dupre, playing for the Corvallis Knights, owns a 2-0 record with a 0.40 ERA in 22.1 innings and five appearances. The senior lefthander has struck out 17 hitters, walked but two and allowed just one earned run. McFadden, playing for the Cowlitz Black Bears, owns a 1-1 record with one save in nine appearances. The sophomore right-hander has struck out 15 hitters in 15 innings this summer and allowed just one run over his last four appearances (8.1 innings).

Also playing for Cowlitz is WSU sophomore righty Chandler Greenfield who owns a 3.73 ERA in six appearances including four starts. He has recorded 19 strikeouts in 21.1 innings.

Playing in the Alaska Baseball League for the Alaska Goldpanners in Fairbanks, sophomore shortstop Justin Harrer sports a .377 batting average with 12 RBIs, one homer, eight doubles, a team-high 22 runs scored and is tied for the team lead with nine stolen bases in 20 games.

Playing in the Western Major Baseball League for the Ft. McMurray Giants in Canada, fourth-year junior outfielder Dugan Shirer leads the club with a .343 batting average and eight stolen bases. Shirer has smacked four doubles, two triples, two home runs, has 10 RBIs and has scored 18 runs in 25 games.

Playing in the Far West League for the Redding Colt 45’s in California, Cougar sophomore catcher J.J. Hancock is hitting  .288 batting with four doubles, two triples, one homer with 16 RBIs. Hancock has stolen two bases and scored 16 runs in 18 games.

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