Gamecocks in the Summer Leagues Wrap-Up
The Gamecocks are back in class, which means summer ball is in the rear-view mirror. Here’s a look at how the guys did in the various summer leagues across the country.
Cape Cod League
Roman Kimball (Chatham Anglers) – Kimball, who will join the Gamecocks in 2023 after transferring from Notre Dame, pitched in five games for the Chatham Anglers this summer. He made four starts and was 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in 20 innings pitched. Kimball struck out 28 batters and allowed just seven hits with two earned runs.
Ricky Williams (Chatham Anglers) – Williams, a transfer from Clemson, also played for the Anglers and had a 2.84 ERA in four appearances. Williams struck out eight batters and allowed four hits and two earned runs. He then played for the Lexington County Blowfish and made three starts, striking out 13 in 13 innings pitched.
Carson Hornung (LaCrosse Loggers) – Hornung hit .317 with 13 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 28 RBI in 39 games played for the LaCrosse Loggers. He also walked 32 times and a .953 OPS. Hornung broke the Loggers’ record with a 23-game hitting streak.
Cole Messina (Fond du Lac Dock Spiders) – Messina played in 46 games for the Dock Spiders, hitting .294 with 10 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 40 RBI. Messina slugged at a .483 clip and scored 33 runs while drawing 25 walks.
Evan Stone (Fond du Lac Dock Spiders) – Stone hit .292 with 18 runs scored, two doubles, a triple and 13 RBI in 25 games played. Stone stole seven bases for the Dock Spiders and had 26 hits on the summer.
California Collegiate League
Nick Proctor (Santa Barbara Foresters) – Proctor, a transfer from California, did not allow an earned run in 13.1 innings pitched over 11 appearances for the Foresters, who won the California Collegiate League title. Proctor struck out 25 batters while walking only two and picked up two wins and five saves on the season.
Coastal Plain League
Three players were on the local Lexington County Blowfish team in the Coastal Plain League this summer. Talmadge LeCroy scored 11 runs and had 13 hits in 27 games played for the Blowfish. David Cromer played in 12 games and had five hits and three runs scored while Brett Thomas pitched in one game, allowing four hits and a run with two strikeouts in four innings of work.
Jacob Compton (Springfield Lucky Horseshoes) – Compton, a transfer from Memphis, hit .288 with six doubles, eight home runs and 31 RBI in 38 games played. He scored 20 runs, drew 15 walks and had a .504 slugging percentage for the Lucky Horseshoes.