Ole Miss Baseball Summer Recap
RHP Will Stokes
Aug. 18, 2015

The start of the fall semester next week marks the end of summer and a return to Ole Miss for all Rebels. While away from school, 13 Rebels played in various collegiate baseball leagues this summer. From Massachusetts to Alaska, Diamond Rebels competed in five different summer leagues across the country. Below is a look at how the current Rebels, dubbed as the ‘Rebs of Summer,’ performed on the field during the summer break.

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Rebs of Summer

Evan Anderson | LHP | Harwich Mariners (Cape Cod)
Anderson made seven appearances for the Mariners, including one start. He pitched 16.2 innings and held a 4.68 ERA. The southpaw dealt with a struggling defense behind him in his outings as 10 runs surrendered were unearned.

Tate Blackman | IF | Falmouth Commodores (Cape Cod) 
Blackman finished the summer with 25 hits, including five doubles and one home run. His 12 runs scored and 11 RBI were tied for third on the team with fellow Rebel J.B. Woodman. He also stole four bases, ranking second on the team alongside Woodman. Blackman showed his power, July 17, when he belted a homer as part of a multi-hit, three-RBI game.

Colby Bortles | IF | Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Cape Cod)
One of two Rebels on the Hyannis Harbor Hawks, Bortles played in 35 games for the team that went to the Cape Cod Baseball League’s championship series. He recorded 25 hits during the campaign, including seven doubles. Bortles hit .250 during the Harbor Hawks’ playoff run, providing four clutch RBI along the way.


 

 

Michael Fitzsimmons | IF | Albany Dutchmen (Perfect Game)
Fitzsimmons had one of the best summers among all Rebels, earning second team All- Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) accolades as well as a spot in the PGCBL All-Star Game. As the Albany Dutchmen’s starting third baseman, Fitzsimmons set teams records by tallying 36 RBI and 19 extra-base hits. Along with a .301 batting average, Fitzsimmons smacked 16 doubles, which ranked second in the league. Leading the team at the dish, he recorded four RBI in the final game of the regular season to help the Dutchmen clinch a playoff spot.

Will Golsan | IF | Baltimore Redbirds (Cal Ripken)
One of three Rebels that played for the Baltimore Redbirds in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, Golsan helped the team to a fourth straight league title. The infielder hit .260 throughout the summer, including a whopping .438 during the playoffs. Golsan smacked seven hits and crossed the plate six times in four games over the playoff run. He also added 11 steals, three doubles, three triples, and two homers during the season.

Henri Lartigue | C | Brazos Valley Bombers (Texas)
Another Rebel who earned all-star status during the summer, Lartigue helped lead the Brazos Valley Bombers to an impressive 42-9 record and the Texas Collegiate League championship. As a TCL All-Star, Lartigue paced the Bombers with three homers. He also notched 19 runs and 18 RBI in 28 games, splitting time behind the plate.

Nic Perkins | C | Baltimore Redbirds (Cal Ripken)
Another Rebel that was a primary factor in the Baltimore Redbirds’ run to a fourth consecutive league title, Perkins hit .279 with 31 hits, 18 runs and 16 RBI. He also ranked second on the team with seven doubles. The productive plate appearances saw Perkins named a Ripken League All-Star, and he doubled in a run during the all-star game. Perkins put together seven multi-hit games throughout the summer, including a four-hit performance, June 12.

Errol Robinson | IF | Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Cape Cod)
This summer, a pair of Rebels in Errol Robinson and Colby Bortles made up the left side of the Harbor Hawks’ infield. Robinson had one of the best summers in the competitive Cape Cod Baseball League, hitting at a .312 clip to earn a nod into the league’s all-star game. The shortstop recorded a team-high 44 hits during the season to lead the Harbor Hawks to the CCBL championship series. He also paced the team with 25 runs scored as well as 15 stolen bases, which was the second-most in the entire league.

Wyatt Short | LHP | Falmouth Commodores (Cape Cod)
Short made 14 appearances during the summer, tossing 19.0 innings with an ERA of 3.78. The southpaw led the Falmouth pitching staff in strikeout-to-walk ratio with 25 strikeouts to just five walks. As the Rebels’ closer in 2015, Short has also nailed down a pair of games for the Commodores.

Will Stokes | RHP | Baltimore Redbirds (Cal Ripken)
Stokes’ solid summer earned him a Cal Ripken Collegiate League All-Star nod alongside his teammate Perkins. He was a major factor in the team claiming the league title. During the league championship series, Stokes pitched five scoreless innings over three games; he allowed just two hits and struck out seven, while picking up a save. For the season, Stokes was 1-0 with a 1.77 ERA in 16 appearances. Possibly his most impressive stat was his 9.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio. In 35.2 innings, Stokes recorded 38 strikeouts and issued just four walks.

Joe Wainhouse | IF | Anchorage Glacier Pilots (Alaska)
Wainhouse spent the summer with fellow Rebel Kyle Watson in Alaska as the two were members of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. He hit at a .241 clip in 29 games as seven of his 20 hits went for extra bases (five doubles, two home runs). Wainhouse also came out of the bullpen on occasion, making five appearances and pitching 6.2 innings without allowing an earned run. In the final game of the season, Wainhouse went 2-for-3 with two runs, one double and one RBI while also tossing a scoreless inning of relief.

Kyle Watson | IF/OF | Anchorage Glacier Pilots (Alaska)
Also spending his summer in Alaska with the Glacier Pilots, Watson was second on the team in RBI (20), walks (19) and stolen bases (13). He posted a .250 batting average by recording 31 hits. Watson led the Glacier Pilots in triples with four throughout the summer, while also adding five doubles and one home run. He recorded seven multi-hit games, including a pair of three-hit nights.

J.B. Woodman | OF | Falmouth Commodores (Cape Cod)
Woodman hit at a .242 clip for the summer, tallying 31 hits. The outfielder led the Commodores in doubles with 10, while adding a homer to his credit. Woodman tied Tate Blackman in three categories as the two Rebels each recorded 12 runs, 11 RBI, and four steals. Throughout the summer, Woodman posted multi-hit performances in 20 percent of the games he played.

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