BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic baseball team's summer contingent has completed their respective stints around the country in the various summer leagues, with a handful of All-Stars, a similar number of league champions and some individual award winners among them.
Here's an alphabetical roundup of the squad's stats and honors:
Kevin Abraham, Boynton Beach Buccaneers (South Florida Collegiate League)
Abraham batted .263 in seven games and 19 at-bats for the Buccaneers, notching a home run and three RBI. He had hits in four of his seven appearances, and his home run came as part of a 2-for-4 game against the West Boca Snappers on July 17. He finished with a .375 on-base percentage and .849 OPS, the latter of which would have led the team with more plate appearances.
Tyler Frank, Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Cape Cod League) / Team USA Collegiate National Team
Frank began and ended his summer with the Harbor Hawks, around his stint with the Collegiate National Team, as the first Owl to ever make their final roster. With Hyannis, he batted .262 in 16 total games, four before Team USA and a dozen after. He had eight extra-base hits among his 17 baseknocks (six doubles, a triple and a home run) with 13 RBI. Of his 12 games in his second go-round, he had five multi-hit games, and a stretch of seven straight games with a run batted in. For Team USA, he started 11 games with seven RBI for the 15-5 squad. They were 10-4 against international competition, including winning the 41st USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series to wrap play.
Eric Keating, Altamonte Springs Scorpions (Florida Collegiate Summer League)
Keating led the Scorpions with seven starts, encompassing all seven of his appearances, and he tied for second on the team with three wins (as part of a 3-1 record). He pitched to a 2.86 overall ERA and had his best outing in his last regular season appearance: six innings of four-hit, one-run baseball against DeLand on July 27. He struck out four Suns in that game. The junior-to-be also was chosen for the 17 Prospect Showcase, pitching a scoreless inning in relief.
Gunnar Lambert, Sanford River Rats (Florida Collegiate Summer League)
Lambert wrapped his summer season batting .265 for the River Rats, with a home run and eight RBI. He also took part in the FCSL All-Star game, notching a double and RBI in four at-bats. His Sanford squad had the best record in the league, 30-12, winning the regular season title before going on to take the postseason championship for the fourth straight year.
Kyle Marman, Bourne Braves (Cape Cod League)
Marman's Braves made it all the way to the third and final game of the championship series, falling to Brewster. The rising junior pitched in 10 games, nine out of the bullpen, for the league runners-up. He notched two saves and struck out 24 batters in 20 1/3 innings, ending the summer with an ERA of 3.98. He was even better in the playoffs, going 2-1 with a 3.07 ERA, and seven punchouts in 4 1/3 innings. Both wins were two-inning scoreless affairs, and in each, Marman came away with three K's.
David Miranda, Orange County Riptide (California Collegiate League)
Miranda finished third on the league champion Riptide with a .338 batting average, and second with 26 RBI. In league matchups, he notched 24 RBI, 11th-highest in the league, though that number came in just 19 games. In mid-July, he was also named CCL All-Star Game MVP, as his two-run home run helped propel the South All-Stars to an 8-4 victory.
Chris Moore, Winter Garden Squeeze (Florida Collegiate Summer League)
Moore pitched a team-high 36 innings for the Squeeze, starting six of his nine stints, and going 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA. He struck out 25 batters versus just three walks, for the league's best K/BB ratio (as well as the lowest walks per nine innings among all pitchers). He also saved his best outing for last: A 6 1/3-inning win over the Sanford River Rats on July 26 that included four strikeouts. He issued zero walks over his last 26 1/3 innings pitched, and only one over his last 34 1/3.
Pedro Pages, Jupiter Wave (Collegiate League of the Palm Beaches)
Pages hit a blistering .344 on the season for the CLPB champion Wave, ranking fourth on the team in both batting average and with 17 RBI. Both his average and RBI totals were seventh-highest among all league batters, he had more walks (10) than strikeouts (seven), and even added two stolen bases. The rising sophomore had two three-RBI games, on July 20 and July 25, with the latter coming as part of a 2-for-3 game that pushed his season OPS over 1.000. He wrapped the summer with an on-base percentage of .437.
Drew Peden, Leesburg Lightning (Florida Collegiate Summer League)
Peden earned FCSL Reliever of the Year for the second consecutive season, pitching to a 0.47 ERA in 13 games and 19 innings with a league-best WHIP of 0.74. He allowed just one earned run and nine hits, walking five and striking out 24. Of those nine hits, just one was for extra bases, and batters hit .145 against him. He became the Florida League all-time leader in games pitched (50) and saves (18), after seven saves this year, ranking him second in the league. He participated in both the 2017 FCSL All-Star Game and the 17 Prospect Showcase, throwing a scoreless inning in each.
Jordan Poore, Jupiter Wave (Collegiate League of the Palm Beaches)
Poore was lights-out in any pitching role he was asked to fill, allowing just one run in 23 innings of work (for a 0.39 ERA). He pitched eight games with three starts, giving up only nine hits and issuing five walks against 32 strikeouts, second-highest in the entire league. He picked up two of his three wins (which tied for the team lead) in his last two appearances, in a six-inning, one-hit scoreless start (July 13) and two-inning relief stint (July 20). Despite finishing third in the regular season standings, the Wave eventually took the league title by taking two of three games over the Palm Beach Snowbirds.
Nick Prather, Jupiter Wave (Collegiate League of the Palm Beaches)
Prather also had a successful summer for the champion Wave, tying Poore for the team lead with three wins, and ranking third on the squad with 28 strikeouts. That came in just 18 innings, for a K/9 of 14.0. He was 3-1 overall with a 3.50 ERA, and had a more than 3:1 strikeout to walk ratio (28 to nine). His top outing was a four-inning start against the South Florida Sailfish on July 6, striking out eight batters against just one walk, and allowing a lone run on three hits.
Steven Revilla, South Florida Huskies (South Florida Collegiate League)
Revilla wrapped his summer with a .250 batting average with 11 runs scored, eight runs knocked in, and five stolen bases for the Huskies. He tied for fourth on the team in runs scored, and his SB total was second on the squad, while going a perfect 5-for-5 on the basepaths. Playing both corner outfield positions, he committed just one error in 22 total chances and added an outfield assist.
Eric Rivera, Amsterdam Mohawks (Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League)
Rivera was named as a First Team All-League member after a season in which he hit .294 with six home runs (tying for the Mohawks' team lead) and 23 RBI. He also walked a team-best 30 times, towards an on-base percentage of .409. Though he spent most of his time in the outfield, the sophomore-to-be also had action at literally every other position on the field, including catcher. In late July, during PGCBL All-Star weekend, he was named Prospect Game MVP as he was 3-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI.
Mike Ruff, Leesburg Lightning (Florida Collegiate Summer League)
Ruff started six of the 11 games he appeared in for the Lightning, going 0-1 with a 3.66 ERA. In 32 innings, he struck out 30 batters and had multiple punchouts in nine of his 11 outings, including six games with three or more. He was even better in relief, as four of his five appearances were scoreless, and he struck out 13 batters in 10 innings out of the bullpen.
Blake Sanderson, Bethesda Big Train (Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League) / Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Cape Cod League)
Sanderson began his summer with the Big Train, starting all six of the games he pitched in. He had a 1-0 record with a 4.18 ERA, striking out 21 batters in 23 2/3 innings. He also represented the team in Summer Showcase 17. After Bethesda successfully defended their CRCBL title, the rising junior moved on to the Cape Cod League and the Harbor Hawks, pitching in one game and appearing as a catcher and earning an at-bat in another.
Marc Stewart, Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Cape Cod League)
Stewart was a late addition to the Harbor Hawks' roster, but pitched n three games in relief for the squad, the last two of which were scoreless. In those two games, he allowed just one total baserunner in two innings of work with three strikeouts, finishing out both games for Hyannis.
Andru Summerall, Delray Lightning (South Florida Collegiate League)
Summerall was voted First Team All-SFCBL after a summer that saw him bat .380, fourth-highest among all league hitters, with four home runs (tied for second) and 28 RBI (third). The Lightning won the league's North Division, and despite Summerall's 2-for-2 showing (and two walks to reach in all four plate appearances), the squad fell in the third game of the best-of-3 championship series to finish as league runners-up. In the championship series, he was 4-for-9, and following the season, he was ranked as the No. 15 MLB prospect in the league.
These and the rest of the 22 Owl returnees have joined a dozen newcomers on campus for the first week of classes. Soon, preparation will begin for the early October fall schedule.