Several Cardinals Amid Strong Campaigns on Summer Circuit
July 11, 2012
Vidrine, who is playing for the Victoria Generals this season, is hitting .330 with three homers, ranking fourth and second in the league, respectively. His 18 RBI are the sixth-most. He’s also been remarkably patient at the plate, recording 24 walks in 29 games.
Vidrine isn’t the only Cardinal having an All-Star campaign as Brad Picha earned the honor as well in the Valley Baseball League in
Garret Autrey plies his trade with the Royals as well, and the duo has helped the team to a 23-9 record, to sit second in the VBL. Autrey is carrying a .267 average through 30 games with 29 starts in the outfield. He’s also tallied 24 runs, five homers, five stolen bases and leads the team with 20 walks.
They aren’t the only teammates making noise this summer as four Cardinals help make up the roster of the Red Dogs in the Karl Young League in
Seth Dornak has provided some offense for the club, hitting at a .324 clip with a .489 on-base percentage. His five doubles and 10 RBI rank second and fourth in the league, respectively.
Ben Coram is also playing in the Karl Young League, and he has yet to give up a run over 3.1 frames of work out of the pen for the Sand Crabs. The returning senior has struck out five and played a role in two shutouts.
Jonathan Dziedzic, a 37th round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft by the Boston Red Sox last month, has performed well in limited action for the Falmouth Commodores in the historic Cape Cod League. The returning senior has made two appearances for the Massachusetts-based club, most recently turning in six innings and giving up just one run to pick up his first win on July 5. For the season, he’s 1-0 with a 4.82 ERA and eight strikeouts over 9.1 innings.
Zach Luevanos has played well at catcher for the Mankato Moondogs in the Northwoods League in
Fellow catcher Tommy Henk is also getting time behind the plate, featuring for the El Dorado Broncos for the Jayhawk Baseball League in
Wayne Stanley is also plying his trade for the Broncos, and he's hitting .231 with nine RBI.
Kevin Roebuck, who missed last season due to injury, is picking up momentum for his return as one of just two players to start every game for the Pompano Beach Clippers in the South Florida League. He’s hitting .270 with 10 runs scored and leads the team in both RBI (15) and steals (13).