EKU baseball players join summer leagues

Jake Lewis pitches in a game last season at LSU. 

Several Eastern Kentucky University baseball players are taking the chance to play summer baseball leagues all over the country this summer.

Right-handed pitchers Louis Davenport III and Dylan Ross both joined the Seminole County Snappers in the Florida Collegiate league.

Davenport ended his junior season with five appearances and one start. He went 2-0 with a 4.20 ERA and had 17 strikeouts in 15 innings of work for the Colonels.

Ross recorded three appearances and had a 2.25 ERA over four innings of work.

Left-handed pitcher Jake Lewis and right-handed pitcher Darren Williams are both playing in North Carolina for the Wilson Tobs in the Coastal Plain League.

Lewis started four times and went 2-1 with a 7.71 ERA during the shortened 2020 season.

Williams appeared in five games and went 1-0 with one save. He recorded a 0.00 ERA over six innings of work while striking out 10 and walking only four batters. 

Outfielder Michael Brewer is in Indiana playing for the Snapping Turtles in the Collegiate Summer League at Grand Park.

Brewer made 12 starts while playing in 13 games, had a .235 batting average with seven RBIs and 10 runs scored. He had nine walks and posted a .409 on-base percentage.

Outfielder Kendall Ewell and infielder Ryan Nelson are playing in Indiana for teams in the Midwest Collegiate League.

Ewell appeared in six games during his abbreviated freshman season at Eastern Kentucky. He chose to join the Colonels after being selected in the 40th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Colorado Rockies.

Nelson also saw action in six games for the Colonels this season.

Third baseman Christian Lucio will play for the Dupage Shrimp in the Joliet Collegiate League in Illinois.

Lucio saw action in all 14 games and started 12 times this season. He hit .214 with three home runs, 10 runs scored and nine RBIs in his sophomore season. He tied for first in the Ohio Valley Conference in steals and ranked 23rd in NCAA with 0.64 steals per game. 

Right-handed pitcher Jacob Ferris will play in Kentucky’s Commonwealth Collegiate Baseball League.

The Richmond native made four weekend starts and went 2-1 with a 3.04 ERA. He struck out 30 batters in 26 and two-thirds innings while walking only eight.

Shortstop Logan Thomason and left-handed pitcher John Farley will be playing in Minnesota and North Dakota for teams in the Northwoods League.

Thomason ended his sophomore season with 14 starts at shortstop. He was third on the team with a .362 batting average, had 13 RBIs and 12 runs scored. 

EKU finished their shortened season with a 12-2 record.

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