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 closed his summer in Terre Haute in dominant fashion, registering four quality starts in his last five outings. During that stretch he tossed 30.1 innings, struck out 15 batters and allowed just four runs while picking up three wins. Overall, Allen ranked second on the team with 28 strikeouts in 53 innings of work. He finished the summer 4-3 with a 2.03 ERA in nine starts.
Leiff Clarkson (Redshirt Freshman - 2014) | INF | STATS
Summer Team: Champion City Kings (Prospect League)
What's New: After a slow start to the summer Clarkson was able to close strong, finishing with a .231 batting average after spending the first half below .200. Clarkson tallied 45 hits and drove in 19 RBI while showing a patient eye at the plate, drawing 22 walks - which ranked second on the Kings.
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 moved into a starting role for the Cane Cutters this summer. Coll (2-2, 4.46 ERA) picked up two wins and struck out 28 batters in his eight starts, working 44.1 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 finished his summer .219 with 34 hits and 12 RBI. He ranked second on the team with 10 doubles for the summer and also smacked a pair of homers and two triples.
Anderson Miller (Sophomore - 2014) | OF | STATS
Summer Team: Wareham Gatemen (Cape Cod League)
What's New: Miller hit .253 for the summer against the top collegiate arms in the country. He tallied 20 hits in 24 games, scored five runs, stole four bases and drove in three RBI.
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. He was even more impressive after the All-Star break, picking up four more saves while not surrendering an earned run in his last eight appearances. For the summer, Morrison allowed just two earned runs in his 17 appearances that spanned 22.1 innings. He ranked third on the team with 26 strikeouts and sported an ERA of .80 while registering seven saves.
Harrison Scanlon (Freshman - 2014) | OF | STATS
Summer Team: Southern Ohio Copperheads (Great Lakes League)
What's New: Scanlon had 10 hits and six RBI in 22 games played for the Copperheads this summer. He finished his summer campaign .179 at the plate with two doubles, a homer and eight walks.
Ryan Thurston (Freshman - 2014) | LHP | STATS
Summer Team: Champion City Kings (Prospect League)
What's New: Thurston ranked third on the Kings with 31 punchouts despite ending his summer with the Kings on July 19. The southpaw made seven starts and one relief appearance, going 1-3 with a 4.27 ERA.
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 cooled after the All-Stat break and batted .243 for the summer. He smacked seven doubles, knocked in 15 RBI and drew 14 walks.