Rays alums turned in several great performances over the past week as college baseball dove head first into conference play for most programs. On the mound and at the plate, former Rays continued to play some of the best baseball of their careers. Below we will highlight some of the performances from this past weekend by former Rays players.

TREVOR OLSON turned in his second lights out start on the mound for Xavier going 6.2 innings allowing only three hits a lone earned run while striking out a career-high eight batters in a win at Evansville. For the season, Olson has struck out 24 batters in 26 inning, pitching to a 1.73 ERA. Fellow Rays alum ETHAN BOSACKER struck out a career-high 10 batters in six innings against Evansville. Bosacker now has 25 strikeouts in 20.1 innings pitched for the Musketeers.

JACK WASHBURN earned his first collegiate start for Oregon State and spun a three inning gem in a mid-week start vs. Santa Clara. Washburn didn’t allow a hit and struck out a career-high seven batters. On the season, Washburn has thrown 13 innings, allowing only three hits while striking out 19.

ALAN RODEN hit the ball all over the yard in Creighton’s weekend sweep of Bradley. Roden crushed a go-ahead home and roped two doubles, while driving in four runs going 3-for-7 on the weekend. For the year, Roden has driven in a team-leading 19 runs.

NICK ELSEN started to get hot over the weekend for Kent State in their series with Dayton. Elsen smashed a grand slam for the Golden Flashes, one of two home runs cracked over the weekend. Elsen finished 5-for-14 with three runs scored and six RBIs.

TANNER KOHLHEPP came on in relief for Notre Dame against no. 8-ranked Louisville. Kohlhepp was up to 96 mph in his 3.1 innings of work. Kohlhepp struck out three Cardinal batters.

NATE STEVENS piled up huge numbers over the weekend for Johnson County CC. Stevens blasted two home runs to go along with three doubles in seven at-bats. Stevens drove in six runs and is not batting .364 with six homers on the season.

MARCUS CLINE helped Milwaukee to a four-game sweep of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne over the weekend. Cline went 4-for-14 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Teammate and fellow Rays alum ADAM LaROCK went 1.1 innings on the mound with a strikeout. RILEY FREY earned the start and went 5.2 innings striking out four. Frey has a 2.84 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 25 innings on the season.

ALEC TRELA went 3-for-10 for Memphis and hit a game-tying homer for the Tigers.

MAX WAGNER started all three games of a weekend set at Boston College. The Freshman went 4-for-15 with a double and scored two runs with a walk. Wagner also turned in another defensive gem nabbing a liner at third base.

A trio of former Rays helped Missouri State win a mid-week game at No. 13-ranked Oklahoma State. CAM CRATIC went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored while DRAKE BALDWIN drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in a run. WALKER JENKINS also walked three times for the Bears.

JOE ACKER started all four games of a weekend sweep of Minnesota for Nebraska. The senior went 2-for-9, but walked six times and scored six runs for the Cornhuskers.

TRENT BAUER went 6-for-15 on the weekend for Western Illinois. Bauer scored three runs while hitting a double for the Leathernecks’ 3-1 showing against South Dakota State. Bauer has a team-leading .329 batting average on the season.

QUINN BERGLIN went 4-for-8 for Lawrence in their split with Knox College. Berglin scored three runs while driving in one of his own. Berglin is currently hitting .355 for the Vikings.

NICK CARPENTER earned the start for UW-Stevens Point and went six innings of no-hit ball with 14 strikeouts.

TUCKER COLE went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs for Southeastern CC. Cole is hitting .476 on the season.

ZACH GILLES went 6-for-17 on the weekend for Central Michigan in their weekend set at Ohio. Gilles scored five runs and drove in two. Gilles has a team-leading .433 batting average on the season. Teammate and fellow Rays alum GRANT FRAZER came on in relief and went 1.2 innings with a strikeout.

JACK HABECK got the start vs. Wayne State for St. Cloud State and went five strong innings allowing only two hits while striking out three. Teammate and fellow Rays alum JOHN NETT went 4-for-8 with two RBIs, two doubles and two runs scored for the Huskies.

JOE HAUSER got an inning in relief for Arizona State against Washington State. The freshman went one hitless inning, recording a strikeout.

CONNOR KURKI earned his first collegiate action for Coastal Carolina going an inning with a strikeout.

STEPHEN LUND went 3-for-15 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored for Gonzaga. Lund is hitting .305 on the season.

COLTEN SCHILD went 4-for-13 on the weekend against Cincinnati. Schild now has a .310 batting average on the year.

NICK SMITH went one inning in relief for Michigan State recording a strikeout against Indiana.

SHANE COKER went 5-for-16 with a triple, four RBIs and three stolen bases for UW-LaCrosse.

EDUARDO SAUCEDO went 3-for-8 with two RBIs for Madison College. Fellow Rays alum BRADY JURGELLA went 2-for-8 with two runs scored.

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