Rays alums enjoyed continued success during Week 5 of the college baseball season. Stellar performances on the mound and at the plate highlighted the past week for former Rays players. Here are some highlights from the past week:
Gonzaga freshman LHP MATTHEW MUELLER made two appearances over the past week for the Zags and pitched masterfully in both. Mueller started his first weekend game on Sunday against San Francisco going 8 innings, scattering three hits allowing a lone earned run with seven strikeouts. Mid-week, Mueller started at Minnesota striking out a career-high nine batters in five innings. Over the past week, Mueller went 13 innings and striking out 16 batters.
GEORGE KLASSEN notched his best career outing for Minnesota. The draft-eligible sophomore recorded eight strikeouts in 7.1 innings, while allowing zero runs and two walks. Klassen took a perfect game into the sixth. Klassen has 16 strike outs in his last two outings.
ETHAN BOSACKER struck out nine Wofford batters in six innings as Xavier earned a Saturday sweep. Bosacker scattered five hits and a lone earned run while earning the no-decision. On the season, Bosacker has 33 strikeouts in 29 innings, while pitching to a 2.17 ERA. Teammate MATT DePREY homered twice bringing his season total to eight. DePrey finished the week 6-for-15 with four RBIs.
JOSH CARON finished the week 5-for-10 with two runs scored, two RBIs and a double. Caron is now batting .349 on the season for Nebraska.
ST. Thomas sophomore OF TANNER MARSH hit a homer and robbed a homer at Oral Roberts.
BRADY JURGELLA had a strong week, going 5-for-14 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs for Minnesota.
Madison College got off to a 8-2 start down in Arizona with a couple of former Rays off to hot starts. NICK NOWAK is hitting .522 (12-for-23) with a double, a homer and five RBIs, while CARSON SHEPARD is hitting .312 (6-for-19) with seven runs scored and two doubles.
DAVIS ZEUTZUIS extended hit scoreless streak on the mound with a clean inning against Minnesota-Duluth. The senior righty has not allowed an earned run in eight innings while striking out nine batters.
A pair of former Rays hit long balls for UW-La Crosse as they kicked off their season. ANTHONY VIVIAN and JACK OLVER both went deep.
OWEN WASHBURN belted his first homer of the season for Texas Tech. The sophomore finished the week 2-for-6 with two RBIs and three runs scored.
AARON RICE continued his stellar start on the mound for McHenry County. Rice went five innings, allowing alone hit while striking out eight batters.
GAVIN GAWRONSKI earned the save for North Central against Babson. The freshman righty threw two innings, scattered three hits and struck out two batters.
EDUARDO SAUCEDO went 3-for-7 with three runs scored and two walks for Youngstown State.
JAKE BERG went 1-for-3 at the plate, but walked six times and scored three runs for Lipscomb.
KOLTON SCHALLER went 1-for-2 with two RBIs, three runs scored and a stolen base for Kent State.