By Trey McCurry.
As of July 19, Clemson has 12 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. Will Lamb, Seth Neely and J.T. Wauford are playing in the Coastal Plain League, while Jonathan Meyer is in the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League. Mike Kent is also playing in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball 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, playing for Team USA, has played in five games (two starts) in the friendly against Korea. In the five games, Miller was 3-for-12 with a homer and a stolen base. In the field, he made only one error in 13 chances while playing shortstop and third base.
John Hinson has appeared in seven games so far this season for the Cotuit Kettleers. For the season, he is 3-for-17 (.176) with a double, two RBI, two runs, three walks, and two stolen bases. Phil Pohl has appeared in five games for the Chatham Anglers. He is 4-for-13 (.308) with two doubles, three RBIs, and a run scored. Scott Weismann has made three appearances (two starts) this season for the Falmouth Commodores. In 13.1 innings pitched, he is 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA with five walks against 13 strikeouts.
Scott Firth has made four appearances (one start) for the Keene Swamp Bats of the NECBL. In 9.1 innings pitched, Firth is 0-1 with a 0.97 ERA and has allowed six hits and four walks against nine strikeouts. Kevin Kyle has made two starts for the North Shore Navigators. In 7.0 innings, he has a 0-1 record with a 3.86 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 four appearances (three starts), Meyer is 3-0 with a 0.39 ERA. In 23.0 innings pitched, he has allowed 15 hits and given up five walks against 26 strikeouts. Will Lamb, who just joined the Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plain League, has appeared in three games in the past week. In three starts, Lamb is 7-for-13 (.538) with two doubles, three runs, and is 4-for-4 in stolen bases.
Mike Kent, who is playing for the Bethesda Big Train of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, has appeared in three games (two starts) this summer. In 7.1 innings pitched, he is 0-0 with a 6.14 ERA and has eight strikouts.
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 15 games (10 starts) for the Florence RedWolves. He is batting .237 (9-for-38) with two doubles and five RBIs while also sporting a .396 on-base percentage thanks to seven walks and three hit-by-pitches. Wauford has made 19 appearances (one start) for the Petersburg Generals. In 38.1 innings pitched, he is 1-1 with a 6.81 ERA and has 36 strikeouts.