Utahns in baseball: Former Ute Stephen Fife and former BYU slugger Matt Carson each placed on DL

Published: Sunday, May 25 2014 11:25 p.m. MDT

Walker has drawn eight walks in his last four games. He entered this past week with just three walks in 22 previous games. Despite a .235 on-base percentage on the season, he has a .326 on-base percentage over his past 10 games.


Jaycob Brugman (BYU), Beloit (Oakland Athletics): Brugman had five hits and one RBI in 18 at-bats during the week. The BYU alumnus is batting .276 on the year, with 12 extra base hits and 15 RBIs with the Snappers this season.

He also holds an impressive .357 on-base percentage and has an .855 OPS (on-base plus slugging) percentage over his past 10 games.

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

Taylor Cole (BYU), Dunedin (Toronto Blue Jays): Cole allowed five hits, one walk and three runs while striking out a season-high 10 batters in 6 2/3 innings Friday, but picked up a loss in the effort. Cole allowed two home runs in the start as Dunedin fell to Fort Myers 4-2.

The righty allowed just one home run in nine previous games. He has 73 strikeouts this season and averages 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings this season. Despite losing two of his last three starts, the BYU alum still boasts a 2.58 ERA.

Jake Hannemann (BYU), Kane County (Chicago Cubs): Hannemann had eight hits, three RBIs and four runs scored in 28 at-bats during the week. The former BYU standout is riding a mini five-game hitting streak. He also stole two bases over the week.

Hannemann is batting .222 this season, with three doubles, three triples, two home runs, 18 RBIs and 27 runs scored in 45 games.

Adam Law (BYU), Ogden Raptors (Los Angeles Dodgers): Law did not play this past week. He was transferred from Rancho Cucamonga to the Ogden Raptors roster for the second time this season on Monday. He was batting .309 with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

Brady Lail (Bingham H.S.), Charleston (New York Yankees): Lail allowed six hits, one walk and one run in five frames on his way to picking up his sixth straight win. Lail also struck out five, leading the RiverDogs to a 6-3 win over Hickory.

Lail is 7-1 on the season, with a 3.14 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings.

Marcus Littlewood (Pine View H.S.), Clinton (Seattle Mariners): Littlewood had three hits and one RBI in 19 at-bats throughout the week. The St. George native has cooled from his hot start to the season, hitting .147 over his last 10 games. The recent slump has dropped Littlewood’s batting average below .300 for the first time this season.

He’s batting .295 on the year, with nine doubles, three home runs and 22 RBIs in 30 games with the LumberKings.

Adam Miller (BYU), South Bend (Arizona Diamondbacks): Miller remains on the seven-day disabled list. The BYU alum last pitched on May 15. He is 3-0 this season, with a 2.80 ERA.

Tyler Wagner (Utah), Brevard County (Milwaukee Brewers): Wagner allowed seven hits, three walks and three runs in six innings, as Brevard County fell to Palm Beach 4-2 on Friday. Wagner picked up his third loss of the year in the process.

Despite maintaining a 2.05 ERA on the season, Wagner has lost three of his last four starts.

Independent baseball:

Matt Neil (BYU), York Revolution: Neil allowed four hits and one run while striking out four in a winning effort in his debut with the Revolution on Sunday. The BYU alumnus signed with York on Saturday after being released by the Tampa Bay Rays organization on Wednesday.

Neil was 1-2, with a 7.40 ERA in seven games with the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits, prior to his release. He fared much better as a reliever, putting together a 4.35 ERA in 10 1/3 innings in that role with the Biscuits. He made his last appearance with the team on May 18.

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