Utahns in baseball: Former Ute pitcher Stephen Fife slowly improving, Adam Law extends hitting streak

Published: Sunday, April 27 2014 11:15 p.m. MDT

Brandon Lyon (Taylorsville H.S.), Salt Lake (Los Angeles Angels): Picked up the loss in Salt Lake’s 7-6 defeat at Reno on Sunday, allowing one run on two hits in 1/3 inning of work. The Taylorsville High product allowed just one hit in three innings of work during the week, prior to Sunday’s loss.

He has a 2.53 ERA in 10 2/3 innings pitched this season.

Double-A

Tyson Brummett (Spanish Fork H.S.), Chattanooga (Los Angeles Dodgers): Allowed just three hits in seven shutout innings, striking out six to collect a victory in Chattanooga’s 4-0 win over Birmingham on Friday.

The Spanish Fork High product is now 2-1 on the season, with a miniscule 0.39 ERA in four starts with the Lookouts.

Parker Morin (Utah), Northwest Arkansas (Kansas City Royals): One hit and one run scored in 14 at-bats over the week. Morin has struggled of late, picking up just two hits in his last seven games.

Matt Neil (BYU), Montgomery (Tampa Bay Rays): Allowed seven hits and two runs in 4 2/3 innings of relief on Wednesday. Neil, who signed with the Biscuits two weeks ago, is 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA in two appearances.

Braeden Schlehuber (Viewmont H.S.), Mississippi (Atlanta Braves): Seven hits in 14 at-bats over the week, after going hitless the week before. The Bountiful native also smacked his first two home runs of the season and drove in three runs on the week.

The catcher is now batting .250 on the season, with five RBIs and two runs scored.

Matt Spring (Dixie State), Portland (Boston Red Sox): Three hits in 10 at-bats in two games after not playing the week before. Spring, like Schlehuber, homered twice on the week — his first two of the year.

The Dixie State product also drove in four runs.

Keenyn Walker (Judge Memorial H.S.), Birmingham (Chicago White Sox): One hit in nine at-bats during the week. Walker also drew one walk and stole a base during the week.

Single-A

Chris Capper (BYU), South Bend (Arizona Diamondbacks): Remains on the seven-day disabled list. Has yet to appear in a game with the Silver Hawks this season.

Taylor Cole (BYU), Dunedin (Toronto Blue Jays): Picked up two no-decisions during the week. Cole allowed six hits and three runs in six innings while striking out nine in Dunedin’s 5-3 win over Lakeland on Monday. He then allowed just one run on five hits in six innings on Saturday as the Blue Jays defeated Clearwater 2-1.

Cole struck out eight more batters in that game. The ex-BYU pitcher now has 40 strikeouts and just seven walks in 29 2/3 innings.

Jake Hannemann (BYU), Kane County (Chicago Cubs): Eight hits, six RBIs and three runs scored in 26 at-bats throughout the week. The former BYU standout broke out of a mini slump with a big weekend, which he capped off with a 3-for-5 day in a 10-2 win over Wisconsin on Sunday.

Hannemann drove in four runs in the win. He’s now batting .253 on the season.

Adam Law (BYU), Rancho Cucamonga (Los Angeles Dodgers): 13 hits in 31 at-bats throughout the week. The ex-Cougar extended his hitting streak to 14 straight games Sunday, going 2-of-5 from the plate in the Quakes’ 8-6 win over Lancaster.

In addition to extending his hitting streak, Law scored eight runs and drove in three runs during the week. He’s batting .338 on the season for Rancho Cucamonga.

Marcus Littlewood (Pine View H.S.), Clinton (Seattle Mariners): Five hits in 16 at-bats over the span of four games this past week. Littlewood homered and drove in three runs in Clinton’s 7-6 win over Quad Cities on Monday.

The St. George native also doubled twice during the week and scored once. The switch hitter is batting .364 on the young season, with seven extra base hits, nine RBIs and 12 runs scored.

Tyler Wagner (Utah), Brevard County (Milwaukee Brewers): Allowed five hits, five walks and two runs in five innings while striking out four in the Manatees’ 6-3 loss to Daytona on Friday. Wagner did not factor in the decision and remains 3-0 on the season with a 1.61 ERA.

Overseas

Kam Mickolio (Utah Valley), Hiroshima Toyo Carp (Japan): Maintains a 0.87 ERA in 10 1/3 innings this season. Mickolio has eight saves in 11 appearances for the Carp. He has 56 career saves and a 2.29 ERA for Hiroshima in Japan.

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