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

Leiff Clarkson (Redshirt Sophomore - 2015) | INF | STATS
Summer Team: Acadiana Cane Cutters (Texas Collegiate League)
What's New: Following another strong season in the infield for the Hilltoppers, Clarkson is playing ball in the south this summer. He ranks third on the Cane Cutters with six RBI through 14 games. He's accounted for eight hits, scored four runs and walked four times as well.
Sam Higgs (Sophomore - 2015) | RHP | STATS
Summer Team: Terre Haute Rex (Prospect League)
What's New: Higgs is off to an excellent start in Terre Haute this summer. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 0.85 ERA as a starting pitcher for the Rex and he leads the team with 19 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched so far. He was named the Prospect League Pitcher of the Week on June 15 after firing a complete-game win where he struck out 11 and allowed just one run. He's only allowed two runs in 21 innings pitched as of June 16.
Ty Hogan (Redshirt Sophomore - 2015) | C | STATS
Summer Team: Terre Haute Rex (Prospect League)
What's New: Hogan joins Higgs in Terre Haute this summer. The redshirt sophomore catcher has tallied 3 hits and 3 RBI in seven games for the Rex as of June 16.
Steven Kraft (Freshman - 2015) | INF | STATS
Summer Team: Aldie Senators (Valley Baseball League)
What's New: Kraft is playing shortstop with the Senators this summer after coming on strong for WKU at the end of his rookie campaign. He has tallied three hits, scored three runs and legged out a triple through seven games. Defensively, he has only commited one error at short.
Grant Malott (Freshman - 2015) | OF | STATS
Summer Team: Indiana Bandits (Midwest Prospect League)
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Connor McHugh (Freshman - 2015) | RHP | STATS
Summer Team: Owensboro Oilers (Ohio Valley League)
What's New: McHugh is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA in two appearances for the Oilers this summer. He's allowed only one extra-base hit against 40 batters faced as of June 16.
Paul Murray (Sophomore - 2015) | OF | STATS
Summer Team: San Francisco Seagulls (Golden State Collegiate League)
What's New: Murray is spending the summer in his home state and playing with the Seagulls of San Francisco. He's played 10 games in the outfield as of June 16 and is batting .136 with two doubles, three runs and an RBI.
Thomas Peter (Junior - 2015) | INF | STATS
Summer Team: Alameda Merchants (Golden State Collegiate League)
What's New: After missing the majority of WKU's 2015 season with a hand injury, Peter returns healthy to play summer ball with the Merchants in his home state. Through eight games, Peter is hitting .227 with five hits, two extra-base hits and two RBI.
Hunter Wood (Sophomore - 2015) | C | STATS
Summer Team: Sanford Mariners (NECBL)
What's New: Wood, a switch hitting catcher, was a Texas Collegiate League All-Star last summer and his spending his 2015 offseason in the New England League with the Sanford Mariners. Through four games this summer, Wood is batting .222 with a pair of hits and an RBI in nine at bats.