The college baseball season is cruising along and Rays alums are continuing their hot starts to the 2021 campaign. Several Rays got their seasons underway with a bang and other took advantage of their first extended playing time. Below we will highlight some of the performances from this past weekend by former Rays players.

MAX WAGNER burst onto the scene in his first extended time in the Clemson Tiger lineup. Wagner blasted two towering home runs in his first two games in the starting lineup and turned in a web gem (bare hand gem) on a slow roller to save a run in Clemson’s weekend series against Notre Dame.

DRAKE BALDWIN had a monster day for Missouri State on Sunday crushing a Grand Slam in the Bears’ win at Central Arkansas. Baldwin also registered a two-run triple for a six-RBI day. Teammate WALKER JENKINS turned in a 2-for-9 weekend with three runs scored with a double and a stolen base. On the season, Jenkins is batting at a .308 clip.

JOE ACKER started his season with a bang for Nebraska. Acker laced an opposite field home run helping the Cornhuskers to a 3-1 weekend vs. Purdue. On the weekend, Acker went 6-for-14 with three runs, four RBIs and a double.

STEPHEN LUND went 4-for-9 for Gonzaga in their weekend series win against Portland. Lund scored two runs and drove in two Zags while walking twice.

RILEY FREY went six strong innings for Milwaukee against Ohio. Frey allowed four hits, two earned runs and fours strikeouts.

CARL VALK took advantage of his lone plate appearance for Bradley roping a two-run double at New Orleans.

ZACH GILLES went 5-for-10 with two runs, two RBIs, three walks while swiping two bases for Central Michigan. Gilles is hitting .353 on the season.

ALAN RODEN continued his hot start going 4-for-11 for Creighton. Roden contributed three runs, four RBIs a double and a double.

BEN CAREW ripped a two-run single in Kent State’s upset over No. 2-ranked Mississippi State. On the year, Carew is hitting .400 for the Golden Flashes.

TRENT BAUER went 6-for-15 for Western Illinois with three runs scored, three RBIs four walks and a double. Bauer leads the Leathernecks in hitting with a .379 average on the year.

MARCUS CLINE went 2-for-6 in Milwaukee’s series at Ohio. Cline also walked once.

JOE HAUSER made his collegiate debut for Arizona State on the mound. Hauser turned in a scoreless inning with a strikeout against Utah.

ALEC TRELA blasted a solo homer for Memphis at Baylor on Friday. Trela finished 4-for-12 with three runs scored, three RBIs and a double on the weekend.

BEN HAUSER went a scoreless frame with two strikeouts for Air Force against Army.

TANNER KOHLHEPP threw 1.2 innings for Notre Dame against Clemson. Kohlhepp was up to 96 MPH with the fastball allowing three hits and striking out four Tiger batters.

KEATON KNUEPPEL made two appearances for Tulane over the weekend retiring both batters he faced.

WILL SEMB made his collegiate debut for Iowa over the weekend. Semb threw 2.2 innings allowing one hit and striking out two against Michigan.

BRYCE MILLER started the season 4-for-9 with three runs, four RBIs and two walks for Jefferson CC.

JACK BROWN threw a scoreless inning with a strikeout for Minnesota State.

LOGAN MICHAELS went 3-for-15 with two runs, an RBI and a double for Virginia.

RANDON DAUMAN threw one inning allowing a lone hit with a strikeout for Saint Louis at Kansas. Teammate COLTEN SCHILD went 5-for-15 for the Billikens.

JAKE WILLIAMS made his collegiate debut for Ripon College. Williams was hit by a pitch in three plate appearances.

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