Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Of the 28 North Shore Navigators set to play collegiate summer ball at Fraser Field in 2011, all of them are currently in the midst of their seasons for their respective programs around the country.

Crayton Bare, Baylor: The sophomore lefthander has 1.93 ERA in seven relief appearances for the No. 29 Bears. Bare was an NECBL All-Star as a member of the Navigators last season.

Matt Alvarez, Boston College: The righthander has allowed five earned runs in five appearances for the Eagles.

Matt McGovern, Boston College: The sophomore has four hits in eight at-bats including a double and an RBI on the season.

Michael Dunster, Clemson: The freshman has not yet appeared in a game for the Tigers.

Jon McGibbon, Clemson: The freshman first baseman is hitting .625 (5-for-8) with four RBI in eight games for the Tigers. McGibbon was a 29th round pick of the Seattle Mariners last June.

Kevin Pohle, Clemson: The freshman got his first collegiate victory after throwing 2.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen on March 2 in a win over Wofford. The 6-3 righthander has a 1.35 ERA in four appearances spanning 6.2 innings.

Dario Pizzano, Columbia: The Saugus native is hitting .435 (10-for-23) with five doubles and nine runs scored in six games for the Lions. On Saturday, Pizzano went 4-for-5 with three doubles, three runs scores, and two RBI as Columbia split a four-game series with South Alabama over the weekend. He also leads the team with a .652 slugging percentage.

Chase Harrison, Cypress: Harrison, a catcher, was added to the roster last week. The freshman is hitting .278 with an RBI in nine games for the Chargers.

Michael Johnson, Dartmouth: The sophomore lefthander got the win on March 5against Central Florida, throwing two scoreless innings in an 8-6, 10-inning victory. As a member of the Navigators last year, Johnson was second on the team in innings pitched (40.2) and threw 8.2 shutout innings in a playoff victory en route to the NECBL title.

Cody Dent, Florida: The sophomore infielder has appeared in six games for the No. 2 Gators. Dent was a member of last year’s Navigators team and is the son of three-time MLB All-Star Bucky Dent.

Kevin Kyle, Georgia Perimeter: The lefthander was dominant his last time out, allowing just one run on three hits while striking out 11 over seven innings in a 3-1 over Lincoln Trail (IL) on March 6. Kyle has posted a 3-1 record in four starts with a 2.22 ERA and leads the team in both innings pitched (28.1) and strikeouts (31). The sophomore pitched for Clemson last year and was also a member of the 2010 Navigators roster.

Eric Jagielo, Notre Dame: The left-handed hitting outfielder leads the Fighting Irish with two home runs and 10 RBI and has started all 13 games on the season. Jagielo was a 50th round pick of the Chicago Cubs last June.

Dan Slania, Notre Dame: The 6-4 freshman has a 1.35 ERA in five appearances on the season. Slania was a 2010 42nd round pick of the Boston Red Sox.

Drew Dahlberg, Oklahoma: The freshman infielder has scored two runs in 11 appearances for the No. 3 Sooners.

Kindle Ladd, Oklahoma: The freshman has a 9.00 ERA in seven games out of the bullpen.

Saulyer Saxon, Oklahoma State: The left-handed hitting outfielder got his first collegiate hits last Wednesday in a 7-4 win over St. Gregory’s. Saxon, a freshman, went 2-for-4 and had an RBI for the Cowboys.

Dan Patrick, Palm Beach State: The righty is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA on the season. Patrick, a transfer from Pepperdine, went 3-1 with a 2.10 ERA in seven games (six starts) for the Navs last season.

Garret Levsen, Point Loma: The freshman took the loss last Wednesday against Concordia but allowed just three earned over seven innings. Levsen got the victory in a 4-2 win over San Diego Christian back on March 4, allowing just one run over eight innings with five strikeouts. On the season, Levsen is 2-3 with a 3.48 ERA in five starts. The 6-3 righthander was a 29th round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates last June.

Shain Stoner, Point Loma: The junior infielder is hitting .339 (21-for-62) with a homer, 14 runs scored and 10 walks. Stoner, a junior, also has five stolen bases.

Bobby Dean, Rhode Island: The sophomore has a 1.42 ERA over three appearances (6.3 innings) for the Rams.

Jerry Elsing, Rutgers: In a team-high seven appearances, the 6-4 sophomore has a 2.45 ERA in seven games with eight strikeouts.

Chad Taylor, South Florida: The sophomore is hitting .271 with eight RBI in 15 starts for the Bulls. Taylor was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 13th round of the 2009 MLB Draft.

Matt Boulter, Southern New Hampshire University: SNHU went 4-4 on its annual Florida trip last week. The sophomore infielder had a monster day on Tuesday, going a combined 3-for-6 with four runs in a doubleheader with Bloomfield and Nova Southeastern. On Friday, the Penmen suffered a pair of 10-inning losses, but Boulter had an RBI triple and scored twice against Saint Rose.

Junior Mendez, SNHU: The freshman righthander got his first collegiate victory on Thursday in a 5-4 win over American International. Mendez struck out eight in eight inning and allowed four runs. He currently owns a 3.92 ERA in three starts.

Blake Berger, Tennessee: The freshman catcher has not yet appeared in a game for the Volunteers.

Carter Watson, Tennessee: The freshman righthander has a 0.00 ERA over 11.1 innings in seven appearances and is 3-0 on the season. On Sunday, he got the victory after throwing 1.1 innings of scoreless relief against Manhattan.

Pat Holleran, Tusculum: The sophomore catcher is hitless in four at-bats. He has appeared in three games for the Pioneers.

Nolan Corr, Wheaton: The junior righthander has not yet pitched for Wheaton. Corr was an NECBL All-Star as a member of the Navigators last season, going 4-0 with a 2.77 ERA in eight games (seven starts).