UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - With the summer league baseball season in full swing, a number of Richmond Spider baseball players are having strong efforts on the field.
After seeing limited action for Richmond this past season due to injury, rising redshirt senior Bret Williams is having a great summer. Playing for Vienna River Dogs in the Cal Ripken League, Williams was recently named to the all-star team. Williams is hitting an astounding .420 with three home runs, 12 doubles and 30 RBI. On the mound, the left-hander is 2-2 with 11 strikeouts in 10.2 innings pitched.
Also earning all-star recognition this summer was rising junior Andrew Brockett. Playing for the Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plains League, the right-handed hurler is 1-1 on the season with eight saves and a 1.65 ERA. Brockett continues to rack up the strikeouts this summer, collecting 23 in just 16.1 innings pitched.
Playing for the DeLand Suns of the Florida Collegiate League, rising junior Mike Small has continued his hot hitting in to the summer. The shortstop is hitting .311 on the season, driving in eight runs while scoring 18 times.
Playing in the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League, rising junior Nick Poulos is hitting .314 with 13 runs for the Waikiki Surfers. The outfielder ranks second in the league with 18 RBI as well.
Left-handed pitcher Dylan Stoops is playing well for the Covington Jacks of the Valley League. The rising redshirt sophomore is 3-1 on the season, striking out an impressive 49 batters in just 34 innings pitched.
Playing with Williams for the River Dogs in the Cal Ripken League, rising junior J.B. Gadd is playing well. Hitting .252 on the summer, Gadd has collected 27 hits including eight doubles. Gadd has also tallied 11 RBI while drawing 15 walks.