KEEPING UP WITH THE TOPPERS

The summer is a perfect time for collegiate baseball players to join teams and continue playing during the summer months. Follow these Hilltoppers as they play summer baseball for various teams across the country.

CURRENT HILLTOPPERS

Brandon Allen (Junior - 2014) | RHP | STATS
Summer Team: Terre Haute Rex (Prospect League)
What's New: Allen has been a reliable starter for Terre Haute this summer, posting a 3-3 record with a 2.72 ERA in 39.2 innings in seven starts as of July 17. He's been strong in his last three starts, tossing 17 innings, striking out 10 batters while allowing just three runs.
Leiff Clarkson (Redshirt Freshman - 2014) | INF | STATS
Summer Team: Champion City Kings (Prospect League)
What's New: Clarkson has tallied 28 hits and scored 19 runs in 39 games for the Kings this summer while sporting a batting average of .207. He's recorded two triples, a double and knocked in 11 RBI.
Cody Coll (Freshman - 2014) | RHP | STATS
Summer Team: Acadiana Cane Cutters (Texas Collegiate League)
What's New: After a strong end to his rookie campaign on the Hill, Coll has moved into a starting role for the Cane Cutters this summer. Coll (2-1, 4.08 ERA) has picked up two wins and struck out 26 batters in his seven starts, working 39.2 innings overall. He registered a quality start on June 13, tossing 6.0 innings while surrendering just three hits and one run while fanning five batters. He tallied a summer-high seven strikeouts in a July 4 no decision against the Texas Marshalls. He put together his longest outing of the season on July 12, working seven innings while allowing one earned run in route to victory No. 2.
Trevor Lowe (Sophomore - 2014) | OF | STATS
Summer Team: Champion City Kings (Prospect League)
What's New: Lowe is batting .211 for the Kings through his first 33 games. Lowe has knocked in nine RBI, scored six runs and recorded six doubles, two triples and a home run.
Anderson Miller (Sophomore - 2014) | OF | STATS
Summer Team: Wareham Gatemen (Cape Cod League)
What's New: Miller has been very productive in his first month in the Cape Cod League, batting .283 against the top collegiate arms in the country. Miller has 15 hits, has scored five runs and stolen three bases in 15 games for the Gatemen. He's had at least one hit in 10 of his 15 games and recorded multiple hits in a game on five occasions.
Ben Morrison (Freshman - 2014) | RHP | STATS
Summer Team:Terre Haute Rex (Prospect League)
What's New: Morrison was selected to the Prospect League Midseason All-Star Game as a relief pitcher after recording three saves for Terre Haute in the first half. Morrison (0-2, 1.25 ERA) leads the Rex with 10 appearances and has struck out 17 batters over 14.1 innings while allowing just two earned runs on eight hits.
Harrison Scanlon (Freshman - 2014) | OF | STATS
Summer Team: Southern Ohio Copperheads (Great Lakes League)
What's New: Scanlon has seven hits in 16 games for the Copperheads this summer. He's tallied three RBI, drawn four walks and scored five runs while hitting .171.
Ryan Thurston (Freshman - 2014) | LHP | STATS
Summer Team: Champion City Kings (Prospect League)
What's New: Thurston leads the Kings with seven starts this summer and ranks second on the team with 31 punchouts. The southpaw sports an ERA of 4.40 after allowing 16 earned runs in 32.2 innings of work.
Hunter Wood (Freshman - 2014) | C | STATS
Summer Team: Acadiana Cane Cutters (Texas Collegiate League)
What's New: Wood, a switch hitting catcher, was selected as a starting catcher to the Texas Collegiate League All-Star Game on July 8. His strong summer with Acadiana comes on the heels of a productive rookie campaign on the Hill in which he tallied 14 hits and 15 RBI in 57 at bats. Wood has cooled since the All-Stat break and is batting .261 for the summer. He's smacked six doubles, knocked in 13 RBI and drawn 11 walks.