Michaels’ Hot Weekend Leads Virginia

Week 2 of college baseball is in the books.  Several former Rays players have been big pieces of their teams thus far.  Here are some of those who found success in Week 2.

Logan Michaels (2016) is 8-for-12 to start the year, a .667 average so far.  The Captain helped Virginia go 4-0 this week, a quick flip from their 0-3 start the week before.  Michaels went 6-for-9 on the week, including a perfect 3-for-3 on Sunday.

Ben Carew (2016) is currently hitting .500 for the Golden Flashes of Kent State.  Carew went 5-for-8 this weekend with 5 RBI’s. All 5 RBI’s came in KSU’s win versus Michigan State.

Sam Lund (2014), rebounded from a rough week 1 start, and held Middle Tennessee State to 4 hits and 1 run in 3 innings for the Bradley Braves.  Lund struck out 5 and walked 1.

Cade Bunnell (2015) hit a 1st inning home run for Indiana, who were in Tennessee for the weekend playing the Vols.

Joe Acker (2016) went 3-for-4 on Sunday, but Nebraska got swept by the defending National Champs, Oregon State, in Surprise Arizona.  Acker has started the year 7-for-19 at the plate, hitting .368 for the Cornhuskers.

Rudy Rott (2015) put together a 5-for-15 weekend in Riverside, California.  Rott homered on Sunday for the Bobcats, and is off to a .321 start at the plate through 7 games.

Pete Schuler (2015) put together a 3-for-9 weekend for Kent State, including a 2-for-3 day Sunday when Kent State knocked down Michigan State 12-2.

Connor Wollersheim (2015) has a 0.77 ERA through his two starts, which have totaled 11 ⅔ innings with 14 punchouts.  Wollersheim did not factor in a decision this weekend again, but held North Carolina State to 1 run on 3 hits, and struck out 8 in 6 ⅔ innings.  Wollersheim has held hitters to a .143 batting average in his two starts this year so far.

Connor Rutherford (2015) had 3 hits this weekend for Division 2 Lewis, who was visiting Drury this weekend.

Jack Eagan (2016) punched out 2 in 1 ⅔ innings, allowing his first run of the year, but helped Mississippi State win the rubber match and series versus Southern Miss.  Eagan has struck out 6 in 3 ⅔ innings of work for the Bulldogs so far, with a 2.45 ERA.

Zach Gilles (2016) has a .345 batting average through 2 weekends.  Gilles put together three hits on the weekend for Central Michigan.

Jack Collins (2016) had 1 ⅔ innings of scoreless ball, with 1 strike out this weekend for Central Michigan versus Prairie View.

Grant Frazer (2016) pitched a scoreless inning versus Prairie View on Saturday for the Chippewas.

Ryan Schmitt (2016) gained the win in the Sunday finale for Illinois as they gained a huge sweep over Florida Atlantic.  Illinois is off to a 6-0 start. Schmitt went 1.1 innings, working around a 2 hits and a HBP. For the year, Schmitt has a 0.00 ERA, and has allowed just 2 hits in 3 innings, with 2 strikeouts.

Alec Trela (2016) had a 3-for-11 weekend, with 2 RBIs for the Memphis Tigers.  Trela has a .273 clip at this dish so far.

Trent Bauer (2016) is off to a .333 start for Western Illinois.  Bauer went 4-for-11 this weekend versus Southeast Missouri.

Tanner Kohlhepp (2018) got his first college outing for Tennessee, and did not disappoint, throwing a scoreless, clean inning, with 1 strikeout.

Ryan Venne (2018) is has 10 hits in his first 39 at bats for Lindenwood.Zach Gustafson (2018) has had a scoreless inning for Minnesota State.