Buckeyes in Summer Ball Update
Kirby Pellant

July 12, 2012

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five members of the Ohio State baseball team have been named all-stars in their respective summer leagues after a strong first half of the season. Kirby Pellant was named a Texas Collegiate League All-Star while Ryan Cypret and Trace Dempsey earned the honor in the Prospect League, Brett McKinney garnered Great Lakes League All-Star laurels and Tim Wetzel was named a Valley League All-Star.

Some more summer highlights:

Kirby Pellant – Helped lead East Texas Pump Jacks to 24-7 record while hitting .312 with seven doubles, 13 runs scored and six stolen bases. Named Texas Collegiate League Player of the Week June 19.

Brett McKinney – Posted a 3.33 ERA while striking out a team-high 29 in 27.0 innings pitched over five starts for the Hamilton Joes.

Ryan Cypret – Batting .400 with four doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored for the Chillicothe Paints.

Trace Dempsey – Recorded a 2.55 ERA with four saves over 12 appearances. Has struck out 24 while allowing 10 hits over 17.2 innings pitched for Chillicothe.

Tim Wetzel – Batting .333 with nine doubles, 17 runs scored and four stolen bases for the Luray Wranglers.

Josh Dezse – Picked up two saves while striking out six and allowing two earned runs over 5.2 innings pitched. Also has two home runs and a double at the plate for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod Baseball League.



A complete list of summer ball Buckeyes along with links to team sites is below.

Cape Cod Baseball League
Bourne Braves

RHP/1B Josh Dezse
RHP Jaron Long

Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League
Hamilton Joes

RHP Brett McKinney
INF Ryan Leffel

Stark County Terriers
RHP Sam Shafer

Prospect League
Chillicothe Paints

2B Ryan Cypret
RHP Trace Dempsey
RHP Brad Goldberg
RHP John Kuchno

Lorain County Ironmen
LHP Matt Panek
RHP Robert Sakosky
C/INF Ryan Wonders

Texas League
East Texas Pump Jacks

SS Kirby Pellant

Coastal Plain League
Fayetteville SwampDogs

OF Joe Ciamacco

Valley League
Luray Wranglers

OF Tim Wetzel

New Market Rebels
OF Patrick Porter

Woodstock River Bandits
LHP Brian King

Northwoods League
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters

C Aaron Gretz