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's accounted for 12 hits, knocked in eight RBI, scored five runs and walked six times in 24 games.
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 3-0 with a 1.09 ERA in five starts for the Rex and he leads the team with 28 strikeouts in 33 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 four runs in 33 innings pitched as of July 5.
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 4 hits and 3 RBI in 12 games for the Rex.
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 tallied six hits, scored six runs and legged out a triple in 12 games.
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 3.86 ERA in three appearances for the Oilers this summer. He's allowed only one extra-base hit against 44 batters faced as of July 5.
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 19 games in the outfield and is batting .226 with four doubles, two homers, 12 RBI and eight runs scored.
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 14 games, Peter is hitting .256 with 11 hits, three extra-base hits and six 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 10 games this summer, Wood is batting .167 with four hits and three runs scored.