Andrew Hutchinson has been a multimedia reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2014.
Summer baseball update:
Teague dominant in summer ball
Arkansas pitcher James Teague throws a pitch during a SEC Tournament game against Ole Miss on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Ala.
FAYETTEVILLE Making his third start for the Lakeshore Chinooks in the Northwoods League, James Teague shut down the Battle Creek Bombers for six innings Wednesday.
The right-hander gave up only one hit and one walk while striking out eight batters. He earned a no decision, as the Chinooks lost in 11 innings.
The performance lowered his ERA to 2.36 in four appearances this summer. In 19 innings with the Chinooks, he has struck out 17 batters, walked four and given up nine hits.
Teague, who will be a sophomore for the Razorbacks next season, was named the Pitcher of the Night for the Northwoods League.
Other Razorbacks in Summer Ball
Zach Barr – Wisconsin Woodchucks (Northwoods League)
Barr struggled in his only start last week, giving up four earned runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings pitched. The performance dropped his season ERA to 2.36. He also walked one batter and struck out two in the start.
Clark Eagan – Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (Northwoods League)
Continuing his hot bat, Eagan went 8-for-22 (.364) in five games for the Rapids Rafters last week. Three of his hits were doubles and he also had four RBI, four runs scored, three walks, one hit-by-pitch and one stolen base.
Alex Gosser – Texas Marshals (Texas League)
Gosser had a bounce-back week for the Marshals, going 4-for-10 in four games. He also scored a run and walked three times. Despite the performance, he is still batting only .208.
Zach Jackson – Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (Northwoods League)
In his only start last week, Jackson gave up three earned runs on three hits and five walks in six innings of work. He earned a no decision and also struck out seven batters. His season ERA is now 4.33.
Trey Killian – Team USA
Making his second appearance for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, Killian needed only nine pitches to retire all three batters he faced Saturday. Originally scheduled to start, the right-hander was moved to the bullpen for Saturday’s doubleheader against Chinese Taipei after Thursday’s game was rained out.
Lance Phillips – Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks (Alaska League)
Phillips made two appearances out of the bullpen last week and picked up his first save of the season. However, he allowed three earned runs in 2 2/3 innings of work, lowering his season ERA to 4.82. The right-hander also had one strikeout and one walk.
Carson Shaddy – Texas Marshals (Texas League)
In six games with the Marshals last week, Shaddy went 6-for-23 (.261) with one double, two home runs and seven RBI. He also scored five runs and stole a base. The performance lowered his season batting average to .308.
Landon Simpson – Waterloo Bucks (Northwoods League)
Simpson was impressive in his only start last week, picking up the win after allowing only one earned run on three hits in eight innings pitched. He also struck out five batters while walking two. The outing improved his ERA to 3.07 this summer.
Jake Smith – Texas Marshals (Texas League)
Smith worked around a pair of walks and allowed no runs in his only inning of action last week for the Marshals. He struck out one batter.
Dominic Taccolini – San Luis Obispo Blues (California Collegiate League)
For the second straight week, Taccolini allowed just two earned runs on two hits, but took a loss. He also struck out four batters and walked two in five innings of work.
Lawson Vassar – Brazos Valley Bombers (Texas League)
Vassar had another solid week for the Bombers, going five innings and allowing one unearned run on four hits in his only start. He also struck out two batters and walked two. The performance lowered his ERA to 1.88 this summer.
Arkansas Signees in Summer Ball
Cannon Chadwick – Brazos Valley Bombers (Texas League)
Chadwick continued to struggle last week. In two appearances, he allowed four earned runs in two innings pitched, raising his ERA to 6.56 this summer. Chadwick gave up two hits, one walk and one hit-by-pitch while striking out four batters.
Cullen Gassaway – Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (Northwoods League)
By going 4-for-18 at the plate last week, Gassaway improved his batting average to .212 this summer. He also had two RBI and two runs scored.
Rick Nomura – Conejo Oaks (California Collegiate League)
Nomura went 4-for-19 for the Oaks last week, lowering his batting average to .315 this summer. Despite managing only four hits, he was still able to score three runs, have one RBI and steal three bases.
Tucker Pennell – Brazos Valley Bombers (Texas League)
Pennell hit his first home run of the summer last week. The home run was a part of a 5-for-18 performance in five games for the Bombers. He also scored three runs, had six RBI and six walks while striking out only once.