Captains Notes: Ice On Fire

Week In Review

  • 6/22 – Lake County 8, Dayton 7: Martinez (W, 3-2), Lugo (L, 0-1)
  • 6/23 – Lake County 3, Dayton 8: Boyles (W, 3-2), Colegate (L, 1-1)
  • 6/24 – Lake County 6, Dayton 2: Jimenez (W, 1-2), Romero (L, 3-4) Garza (S, 2)
  • 6/25 – Lake County 15, Dayton 6: Tully (W, 3-5), Moss (L, 9-3)
  • 6/26 – Lake County 5, Great Lakes 2: Miniard (W, 2-6), Crawford (L, 4-5)
  • 6/27 – Lake County 4, Great Lakes 3: Martinez (W, 4-2), Mathewson (L, 1-2)

Player of the Week

Logan Ice, C

Last Week: 4 G, 15 AB, 4 R, 4 H, 3 HR, 1 2B, 8 RBI, 1 BB, 4 K, .267 BA

Season to Date: 49 G, 168 AB, 23 R, 35 H, 6 HR, 6 2B, 21 RBI, 24 BB, 37 K, .208 BA

Logan Ice has been the key to the Captains recent success. It’s all led by his two home run and seven RBI game June 25th against Dayton. It was a career day for the 22-year old as he almost had half of the teams RBIs in a 15 run explosion.

In fact, in his past 10 games Ice has seven hits and four of them went for home runs. He even registered a hit in six of those last 10 games and he’s batted in 10 guys as well. This was a much needed boost to Ice’s overall game as he’s been pretty inconsistent in the first half of the season. With the way the Captains have been playing recently, it can be a sign of whats more to come from not only Logan, but the rest of the team as well.

Before his last 10 games, Ice was really struggling. He failed to register a hit in six straight games. It’s a nice sign to see him finally hitting the ball hard and getting some early base hits as well. Hopefully this is a sign of more to come from a red hot start to the second half of the season.

Who’s Hot

Tanner Tully, SP

Last Week: 1 GS, 1-0, 4R/1ER, 3.39 ERA, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 HR, 8 K, 1.10 WHIP

Season to Date: 6 GS, 4-5, 34 R/22 ER, 3.08 ERA, 64 H, 8 BB, 8 HR, 63 K, 1.12 WHIP

Lasting a season high seven innings on June 25, Tully seems to be headed in the right direction as the team has found their momentum to start the second half of the season. Giving up less than five hits to the Dragons was key for the momentum at the plate for Lake County. He got some run support too as the team tallied 15 hits during that game. Tully and the rest of the team will look to build off of that game to keep the wins coming along for the team.

Luke Wakamatsu, SS

Last Week: 3 G, 12 AB, 5 R, 5 H, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, .417 BA

Season to Date: 45 G, 160 AB, 21 R, 38 H, 5 HR, 25 RBI, 15 BB, 40 K, .238 BA

Luke Wakamatsu was just recently activated from the DL and his presence has been much needed. He picked off right where he left off before he went to the DL in late May. He had three home runs in his first 40 games played, and has just recently hit two in his past five games. He has been a big part in the recent success the Captains have had and he will need to keep up the stellar play moving forward to give this team a shot at the post season.

Emmanuel Tapia, 1B

Last Week: 5 G, 19 AB, 3 R, 6 H, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 7 K, .316 BA

Season to Date: 68 G, 258 AB, 28 R, 68 H, 16 HR, 45 RBI, 16 BB, 91 K, .238 BA

Tapia has been a player thats been huge for the team both on the offensive and defensive end. He currently has a seven game hitting streak at the plate. He’s been a hot player at the plate and a pretty dangerous player to pitch to when down in the count early on in the second half.

Who’s not

Brady Aiken, SP

Last Week: 2 GS, 0-0, 7 R/ER, 4.58 ERA, 6 H, 9 BB, 2 HR, 4 K, 1.74 WHIP

Season to Date: 15 GS, 1-8, 48 R/ 37 ER, 4.58 ERA, 74 H, 53 BB, 5 HR, 49 K, 1.75 WHIP

Brady Aiken continues to struggle during his first season with Lake County. All year long he gets damaged by runs early on and it just stock piles up on himself, forcing him to leave the game too early. One of the main reasons why Brady Aiken was drafted so high was because he was a good control pitcher. That’s not been the case for Aiken this season. When you have more walks than strikeouts through 15 games, thats never a good thing for a young pitcher.

Connor Capel, CF

Last Week: 4 G, 13 AB, 1 R, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 2B, 0 RBI, 4 BB, 2 K, .154 BA

Week to Date: 63 G, 220 AB, 32 R, 46 H, 10 HR, 10 2B, 26 RBI, 60 K, .209 BA

It’s been an up and down season for the 20-year old in 2017. At points it seems like he
really cant get things going but at other times he seems to be the quiet guy that can do some damage for the club. He does rank second on the team in home runs while sitting fourth with hits and runs batted in.

Li-Jen Chu, C

Last Week: 4 G, 16 AB, 2 R, 3 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K, .188 BA

Season to Date: 69 G, 254 AB, 36 R, 71 H, 8 HR, 29 RBI, 27 BB, 11 2B, 62 K, .280 BA

All season long Chu has been a reliable guy at the plate. This past week has not been one to remember for the 23- year old. With zero extra base hits in his last six games and not registering an RBI in his past nine games, Chu needs to get back to his normal self at the plate.

Transactions

6/22: SS Luke Wakamatsu activated from the 7-day disabled list

6/26: P Erick Algarin sent to AZL Indians for rehab assignment

6/26: DH Kevin Bradley assigned to Mahoning Valley from Lake County

6/26: C Jose Vicente placed on 7-day disabled list

6/26: SS Alexis Pantoja activated from the 7-day disabled list

6/26: OF Mitch Longo activated from the 7-day disabled list

Coming up…

The Captains will end their four game series against the Loons Thursday night at Classic Park. Luis Jimenez will take the mound for the Captains, with Jordan Sheffield pitching for the Loons Thursday night. After that series, Lake County will play four more games at home against Bowling Green. This will cap off an eight game homestead to continue on into the second half of the season.

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