The Michigan Pod of the Northwoods League has completed nearly half of its season, and a few Broncos are continuing to shine in the summer league.
Here are the stats that the WMU baseball players have put up this summer, listed alphabetically by team, then last name.
Battle Creek Bombers
Josh Swinehart, 3B: 8/36 (.222 batting average), one home run, two doubles, one triple, six walks, six runs, four RBI in 17 games. His home run was a walk-off homer to win the second game of the Bombers’ July 22 doubleheader against the Mac Daddies.
Drew Szczepaniak, LHP: 9.1 innings, 2-0, 0.00 ERA, one save, two hits, one run (none earned), five walks, 11 strikeouts. Szczepaniak has yet to allow a hit to any of his Bronco teammates, though he has walked Blake Dunn twice.
Blake Dunn, OF: 21/63 (.333), two home runs, six doubles, two triples, 17 walks, 16 runs, seven RBI, 11 stolen bases in 24 games. Going into the Growlers’ game on July 28th, Dunn currently has a seven-game hitting streak.
Max Huntley, IF: 0/5 (.000), one walk, three runs scored in five games. In spite of his struggles, the Growlers are 4-1 in games Huntley has appeared in.
Will Morrison, OF: 8/46 (.174), two doubles, 11 walks, eight runs, seven RBI in 20 games. Morrison has struggled at the plate, but many of his hits have come with runners in scoring position, and he has three multi-RBI games to show for it.
Will Mullen, RHP: 9.2 innings, 0-1, 7.45 ERA, one save, 14 hits, 10 runs (eight earned), four walks, nine strikeouts. Mullen allowed just one run in his first six appearances, but has given up nine runs in his last four outings.
Kalamazoo Mac Daddies
Dane Armbrustmacher, LHP: 10.0 innings, 0-1, 0.90 ERA, four hits, two runs (one earned), four walks, six strikeouts. Armbrustmacher has an 0-1 record in spite of allowing no more than one run in an outing, taking the loss in a 1-0 defeat to the Growlers on July 24.
Gavin Doyle, SS: 12/42 (.286), one double, one triple, seven walks, six runs, eight RBI in 16 games. Doyle was especially impressive in a three-hit game on July 14, when he hit his lone triple thus far, drove in three runs and scored two in an 11-5 win over the Bombers.
Jack Huisman, RHP: 7.0 innings, 0-0, 1.29 ERA, one save, six hits, one run (one earned), one walk, four strikeouts. Huisman’s save came on July 16, when he threw two scoreless innings to wrap up a 7-4 win over the Growlers.
Easton Sikorski, RHP: 10.2 innings, 2-0, 3.38 ERA, nine hits, four runs (four earned), three walks, five strikeouts. After allowing three runs in his first two outings, Sikorski has allowed just one in 8.1 innings over his last three starts, picking up two wins over the Bombers.
Midway through the season, the Bombers hold a big lead in the Michigan South division with a 17-8-1 record thus far. The Growlers are 12-15-1 while the Mac Daddies are in last at 8-14-2.