Baseball #RebsOfSummer Recap
Ole Miss outfielder DJ Miller
Aug. 17, 2016

#RebsOfSummer

Over the summer, the Ole Miss baseball team had 10 Rebels that played in six different summer collegiate baseball leagues across the country from Massachusetts to Alaska. Below is a look at how the current Rebels, dubbed as the `Rebs of Summer,' performed on the field during the summer break.

Rebs of Summer

Parker Caracci | RHP | Elmira Pioneers (Perfect Game)
Caracci was lights out for the Elmira Pioneers of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, earning first team All-PGCBL honors as a reliever. As the team's closer, the Jackson, Mississippi, native recorded seven saves and a 0.78 ERA in 21 appearances to help the Pioneers capture the West Division regular season title. In 23.0 innings of work, Caracci added a 5-1 record and 37 strikeouts; his five wins ranked second in the league, while his seven saves were third-most among relievers. Moreover, he held opposing hitters to a .133 average at the plate. Caracci received a redshirt for the 2016 college baseball season and will return to campus this fall with four years of eligibility.

Brady Feigl| RHP | Asheboro Copperheads (Coastal Plain) 
A Freshman All-American reliever in his first season at Ole Miss, Feigl spent his summer as a starting pitcher for the Asheboro Copperheads in the Coastal Plain League. In six appearances (four starts), the right-hander went 2-1 with a 1.90 ERA. He recorded 23 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .212 average in 23.2 innings of work. His pitching helped lead the Copperheads to a division title in the first half of the summer season. The impressive first half of the season also earned Feigl the nod to start the 2016 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game for the West team. He pitched a scoreless inning in the starting appearance.

Nick Fortes | C | Baltimore Redbirds (Cal Ripken)
One of three Rebels on the Baltimore Redbirds, Fortes helped the team win a North Division crown in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. In 27 games, the sophomore catcher hit .284 with 13 runs and 15 RBI. He also had five doubles, two triples and one home run to his credit. Fortes' strong first half of the summer earned him a spot in the league's All-Star Game.


 

 

Will Golsan | IF | Orleans Firebirds (Cape Cod)
Golsan spent his summer in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League, playing for the Orleans Firebirds alongside Rebel teammate Will Stokes. The Ole Miss first baseman tallied 23 hits, including seven doubles and one home run. In one of his final games of the summer, Golsan knocked the cover off the ball, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and knocked in all four runs of his team's 4-3 victory over Chatham (August 3).  

Carson Klepzig | C | Albany Dutchmen (Perfect Game)
Klepzig has played in 25 games for the Albany Dutchmen of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. The catcher, who redshirted the 2016 season at Ole Miss, scored nine runs for his summer team. Klepzig also had one home run to his credit. He finished his summer with a 2-for-3 day at the plate, adding one run and one RBI in the last game of the season.

Andrew Lowe | RHP | Conejo Oaks (California)
Pitching for the Conejo Oaks in the California Collegiate League, Lowe made eight appearances out of the bullpen. He finished the summer with 10 strikeouts in 15.1 innings of work. His best outing occurred July 3 when he tossed a pair of scoreless innings versus Arroyo Seco. The Oaks finished the season 26-18 to place fourth in the league.

DJ Miller | OF | Baltimore Redbirds (Cal Ripken)
Along with Fortes, Miller also put together a solid summer with the Baltimore Redbirds to lead the squad to a division title. The Ole Miss outfielder finished the season with 40 hits, a team-high 32 runs and 17 RBI in 39 games to go along with a .286 batting average. Miller proved to be a threat on the base path, stealing 10 bases and legging out a team-best three triples. In game two of the league championship series, he scored two runs to help the Redbirds win 7-6 and force a deciding game three for the title.

Will Stokes | RHP | Orleans Firebirds (Cape Cod)
Stokes joined Golsan in playing for the Orleans Firebirds of the competitive Cape Cod Baseball League this summer. In 16 appearances out of the bullpen, the Rebel reliever went 3-2 with a 3.26 ERA, striking out 29 in 19.1 innings of work. Moreover, Stokes did not allow an earned run in 12 of his outings. In the last week of the regular season, the flame-throwing right-hander collected two victories thanks to five scoreless innings of relief.

Kyle Watson | IF/OF | Anchorage Glacier Pilots (Alaska)
Watson spent his second straight summer in Alaska, playing for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. In 42 games, he has racked up 36 hits and 13 RBI while leading the team with 24 runs scored. Watson's speed was on display throughout the summer season as he led the league in steals, going an impressive 21-of-25 on the base path. He stole multiple bases in five different games, including three against the Peninsula Oilers (June 12). Hitting .243, the Rebel also added four doubles, two triples and one home run.

Dallas Woolfolk | RHP | Baltimore Redbirds (Cal Ripken)
Another Rebel who spent his freshman season out of the Ole Miss bullpen, Woolfolk made the transition to a starting pitcher on the mound this summer. For the Redbirds in the Cal Ripken League, the hard-throwing righty started eight games to post a 3-3 record with a 3.74 ERA. He allowed only one run in four of his starts. Woolfolk also recorded 41 strikeouts while issuing 14 walks in 45.2 innings. With three Rebels on the team, the Redbirds captured the North Division crown.

For the latest news and updates involving Ole Miss Baseball, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissBSB, on Facebook at Ole Miss Baseball and on Instagram at olemissbsb. Fans can also follow head coach Mike Bianco on Twitter at @CoachMikeBianco.

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