By Trey McCurry.
As of July 11, Clemson has 10 players in summer ball this season. Brad Miller is on Team USA. John Hinson, Phil Pohl, and Scott Weismann are in the Cape Cod League. Scott Firth, Kevin Kyle, and Dominic Leone are in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Jonathan Meyer is in the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League, while Seth Neely and J.T. Wauford are playing in the Coastal Plain League. With the late summer start due to the College World Series, many players have decided to take the summer off from competitive baseball.
Brad Miller, who was just announced as a member of Team USA, played in five games in Cary, NC during the trials for the team. In the five games, Miller was 2-for-15 with a triple, two walks, and a run scored. In the field, he made only one error in 17 chances while playing second base, shortstop, and third base.
John Hinson has appeared in four games so far this season for the Cotuit Kettleers. For the season, he is 2-for-10 (.200) with a RBI, one run scored, three walks, and two stolen bases. Phil Pohl has appeared in two games for the Chatham Anglers. He is 4-for-7 (.571) with two doubles, three RBIs, and a run scored. Scott Weismann has made one start this season for the Falmouth Commodores. In 2.1 innings pitched, he allowed only one hit against three strikeouts.
Scott Firth has made two appearances for the Keene Swamp Bats of the NECBL. In 2.1 innings pitched, Firth has yet to allow and hit and has three strikeouts out of the bullpen. Kevin Kyle has made one start for the North Shore Navigators. In 2.0 innings, he has a 0-1 record with a 9.00 ERA. Dominic Leone, Kyle’s teammate on the Navigators, has yet to appear in a game this season.
Jonathan Meyer is playing for the Oahu Paddlers in Hawaii. In three appearances (two starts), Meyer is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA. In 14.0 innings pitched, he has allowed 10 hits and given up three walks against 16 strikeouts. Seth Neely and J.T. Wauford, who both red-shirted this year for the Tigers, have both been in the Coastal Plain League. Neely has appeared in 13 games (nine starts) for the Florence RedWolves. He is batting .265 with two doubles and five RBIs while also sporting a .432 on-base percentage thanks to seven walks and three hit-by-pitches. Wauford has made 16 appearances (one start) for the Petersburg Generals. In 32.1 innings pitched, he is 0-1 with 31 strikeouts.