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 played ball in the south this summer. He's accounted for 19 hits, knocked in eight RBI, scored 13 runs and walked nine times in 41 games.
Sam Higgs (Sophomore - 2015) | RHP | STATS
Summer Team: Terre Haute Rex (Prospect League)
What's New: Higgs was dominant in Terre Haute this summer. The right-hander was 6-0 with a 0.66 ERA in eight starts for the Rex and he led the team with 39 strikeouts in 54 innings pitched. 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 only allowed four earned runs on the season.
Ty Hogan (Redshirt Sophomore - 2015) | C | STATS
Summer Team: Terre Haute Rex (Prospect League)
What's New: Hogan joined Higgs in Terre Haute this summer. The redshirt sophomore catcher tallied 15 hits and six RBI in 23 games for the Rex.
Steven Kraft (Freshman - 2015) | INF | STATS
Summer Team: Aldie Senators (Valley Baseball League)
What's New: Kraft played 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 was 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA for the Oilers this summer..
Paul Murray (Sophomore - 2015) | OF | STATS
Summer Team: San Francisco Seagulls (Golden State Collegiate League)
What's New: Murray spent the summer in his home state playing with the Seagulls of San Francisco. He played 35 games in the outfield and batting .282 with 12 doubles, two homers, 22 RBI and 23 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 returned healthy and impressed during his summer ball stint with the Merchants. In 34 games, Peter batted at a .343 clip with 36 hits, three homers and 22 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 spent his 2015 offseason in the New England League with the Sanford Mariners. Wood played in 23 games for the Mariners, batting .167 with four hits and three runs scored.