Aug. 21, 2017
Over the summer, 15 Diamond Rebs played in five different summer collegiate baseball leagues, and even Team USA, across the country from California to Massachusetts. Below is a look at how the current Rebels performed on the field during summer break.
Rebs of Summer
Ryan Rolison | LHP | Orleans Firebirds (Cape Cod)
Ryan Rolison was nothing short of brilliant for the Firebirds throughout the summer, and to end the season in the Cape. A Cape Cod League All-Star, the sophomore was named the No. 3 prospect in the entire league according to Baseball America. The southpaw also earned the Thomas Yankus Pitching Award with Orleans after leading the club with 35 strikeouts in six starts. The Jackson, Tennessee, native finished with a 1.92 ERA and perfect 4-0 record, allowing only seven runs all summer. Rolison made one appearance in the playoffs, throwing six scoreless frames with seven Ks to help lead Orleans to the second round of the playoffs.
Will Ethridge | RHP | Falmouth Commodores (Cape Cod)
Freshman All-American Will Ethridge closed out a strong summer with Falmouth, where he appeared in 10 games and finished with a 1.29 ERA. The sophomore ended with 12 strikeouts and just two earned runs allowed in 14 innings, helping the Commodores to the first round of the Cape Cod playoffs.
James McArthur | RHP | Falmouth Commodores (Cape Cod)
James McArthur finished out his summer months starting in seven games for Falmouth, where he went 1-2 with a 3.10 ERA. The New Braunfels, Texas, native struck out 19 hitters to end his summer campaign.
Connor Green | RHP | Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Cape Cod)
Connor Green, who enters his junior year at Ole Miss, appeared in 12 games for Hyannis totaling 19.1 innings. The righty finished with 19 strikeouts for the Harbor Hawks, and started a pair of games with an 0-1 record.
Ryan Olenek | IF/OF | Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Cape Cod)
Ryan Olenek closed out the summer with Hyannis with a .283 clip after totaling 32 hits, including five doubles and a homer. The junior had 10 RBI and scored 14 runs for the Harbor Hawks. He even appeared in relief in one game, throwing an inning back in July.
Thomas Dillard | C/OF | Cotuit Kettleers (Cape Cod)
Thomas Dillard capped off his summer playing in 28 games for Cotuit, finishing with eight RBI off three doubles and two home runs. The sophomore scored 11 runs for the Kettleers and drew 15 walks, helping Cotuit to the Cape Cod playoffs. The Oxford, Mississippi, native even saw time on the mound in early August, striking out four batters and allowing just one hit in two innings.
Cole Zabowski | IF | Baltimore Redbirds (Cal Ripken)
Cole Zabowski, who earned a spot on the Cal Ripken League All-Star game roster, finished strong with a .336 clip, which tied for eighth-best in the entire league. The lefty infielder drove in 19 runs for the Redbirds, and totaled four extra-base hits to go along with 18 walks. The Lawrenceville, Georgia, native scored 14 runs in 32 games, and led the club with 36 hits. Zabowski helped lead Baltimore to the Cal Ripken League Championship Game, where they fell short to Bethesda.
Parker Caracci | RHP | Baltimore Redbirds (Cal Ripken)
Parker Caracci was a workhorse for Baltimore this summer, totaling a 7-2 record in 46.2 innings. He finished with a 1.35 ERA for the entire summer, including a 0.69 ERA in the regular season. The Jackson, Mississippi, native struck out 48 in the regular season and allowed only three earned runs, also picking up five saves. He went on to appear in two games in the playoffs, where he earned a save and struck out five in five innings.
Greer Holston | RHP | Baltimore Redbirds (Cal Ripken)
Holston who also represented Baltimore in the All-Star game and Summer Showcase, had a solid summer with a 2.35 overall ERA in 38.1 innings. He struck out 44 overall and started nine of his 11 outings. In the regular season, the Long Beach, Mississippi, native gave up only six earned runs in 31 innings, helping the Redbirds to the playoffs, where he started one contest.
Michael Fitzsimmons | IF | Silver Spring-Takoma T-Bolts (Cal Ripken)
Michael Fitzsimmons, who went up against the trio of Redbirds in the Cal Ripken League, finished with a .202 clip in 29 games. The Eads, Tennessee, native scored 16 runs for the Thunderbolts, and drove in 11 runs off seven extra-base hits.
Trace Tyre | IF | Albany Dutchmen (Perfect Game)
Trace Tyre had a successful summer in the Perfect Game League, hitting .284 in 45 games. The Madison, Mississippi, native finished with 22 RBI on the summer and tallied nine doubles. He also drew 30 walks and scored 21 runs while adding six steals.
Houston Roth | RHP | Elmira Pioneers (Perfect Game)
A Freshman All-American, Houston Roth was dominant for Elmira this summer in eight starts earning 2017 PGCBL All-League First Team honors. The Oxford, Mississippi, native went 2-1 in the regular season with a 1.75 ERA in seven outings. He struck out 46 in 36 frames, allowing only seven earned runs in the regular season. He pitched one game in the playoffs and struck out 11 in five innings pitched, helping the Pioneers to the Western Division Championship Series.
Chase Cockrell | IF | Conejo Oaks (California)
Chase Cockrell, the lone Rebel to compete in the California League, finished with a .259 clip in 21 games. He led the club with three home runs, finished third with 19 RBI. The Bastrop, Louisiana native had five triples and scored 13 runs for Conejo.
Nick Fortes | C | Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (Northwoods)
Fortes finished as one of the top hitters for Fond du Lac all summer, totaling a .304 clip ad 38 RBI. The DeLand, Florida, native scored 33 runs, tallied 63 hits, and 17 extra-base hits overall, and was third in the regular season with 34 RBI.
Dallas Woolfolk | RHP | Team USA Collegiate National Team
Junior Dallas Woolfolk, the eighth Rebel to play for USA Baseball, ended it on a high note, earning the save in the final game of the summer. The Southaven, Mississippi, native threw a scoreless inning in the ninth with two punchouts, helping Team USA to the series-clinching win in the 41st USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series. He closed the summer with an 0.87 ERA in 10 appearances, totaling 13 strikeouts and a .118 average against.
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