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Utahns in baseball: Former Cougars Jake Hannemann and Jaycob Brugman heating up in the minors

Former Ute Stephen Fife returns off the disabled list

Published: Sunday, June 29 2014 10:20 p.m. MDT

The former Cougar has won three of his last four starts since going 11 straight games without a win. He has also lowered his ERA from 4.10 on June 6 to 3.69.

Brandon Kintzler (Dixie State), Milwaukee Brewers: Allowed five hits and two runs in three appearances totaling 2 1/3 innings over the week. Kintzler served up a two-run shot to Charlie Culberson in the Brewers’ 10-4 loss to Colorado on Sunday but made two scoreless appearances against Colorado and Washington before that.

He’s 1-3 on the season, with a 3.82 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings. He also has eight holds in 10 chances this year.

Triple-A

Matt Carson (BYU), Columbus (Cleveland Indians): Remains on the 7-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain suffered on May 24. Carson is batting .273 on the season, with seven doubles, five home runs, 17 RBIs and 26 runs scored in 41 games with the Clippers.

Stephen Fife (Utah), Albuquerque (Los Angeles Dodgers): Allowed five hits and one run in six innings, while striking out two to help the Isotopes to a 3-2 victory over Reno on Friday.

Fife was making his first appearance with the Isotopes since May 10 before landing on the disabled list with tightness in his pitching forearm. He pitched six innings in a rehab start in the Arizona Rookie League last week.

Double-A

Tyson Brummett (Spanish Fork H.S.), Chattanooga (Los Angeles Dodgers): Remains on the Dodgers’ restricted list since being placed on the list on June 21. The righty is 4-5 with a 2.63 ERA with Chattanooga.

Braeden Schlehuber (Viewmont H.S.), Mississippi (Atlanta Braves): Four hits, four RBIs and three runs scored in 15 at-bats over the week. The Viewmont H.S. product has driven in at least one run in five of his last six games played.

He’s batting .206 on the year, with 25 RBIs and 10 runs scored in 43 games played.

Matt Spring (Dixie State), Portland (Boston Red Sox): Four hits, three home runs, six RBIs and three runs scored in eight at-bats over the week. The Dixie State alum hit two home runs and drove in five RBIs in Portland’s 13-9 victory over Reading on Sunday.

Spring is batting .242 on the year, with six home runs and 23 RBIs in 28 games.

Single-A

Jaycob Brugman (BYU), Beloit (Oakland Athletics): Nine hits, three home runs, four RBIs and four runs scored in 24 at-bats throughout the week. Brugman has collected at least one hit in seven of his last eight games.

Brugman is batting .280 in 64 games with Beloit. He also has seven home runs, 28 total extra base hits, 34 RBIs and 31 runs scored this season.

Chris Capper (BYU), South Bend (Arizona Diamondbacks): Remains on the 7-day disabled list. Has yet to appear in a game with the Silver Hawks this season.

Taylor Cole (BYU), Dunedin (Toronto Blue Jays): 0-2, 9.00 ERA in two combined starts over the week. The BYU alum allowed eight hits and seven runs (four earned) over five innings in a loss to Brevard County on Monday. He then allowed eight hits and five runs in four innings in a loss to Tampa on Saturday.

Cole dropped to 5-5 on the season with the rough week, while his ERA rose to 3.23 on the season. The former BYU pitcher was placed on the temporary inactive list for undisclosed reasons on Sunday.

Jake Hannemann (BYU), Kane County (Chicago Cubs): Twelve hits, one home run, one triple, one double, five RBIs, nine runs scored and nine stolen bases in 26 at-bats over the week.

Hannemann improved his batting average to .262 on the season. He has collected hits in nine of his last 10 games and has 16 total hits over his last 10 games. The former BYU standout also went 9-of-10 stealing on the base pads during the week.

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