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Utahns in baseball: BYU alum Taylor Cole leads all minor leaguers in strikeouts; Jake Hannemann promoted

Published: Sunday, July 27 2014 11:00 p.m. MDT

Updated: Sunday, July 27 2014 11:17 p.m. MDT

Jake Hannemann (BYU), Daytona (Chicago Cubs): Six hits, one double, one RBI, two stolen bases and three runs scored in 11 at-bats throughout the week. Hannemann was promoted to Daytona after 88 games in low Single-A Kane County.

Adam Law (BYU), Rancho Cucamonga (Los Angeles Dodgers): Four hits, one double and four runs scored in 16 at-bats throughout the week. Law has struggled at the plate recently, batting just .206 over his last 10 games; but he is batting .291 on the year, with 27 RBIs and 48 runs scored in 74 games.

Brady Lail (Bingham H.S.), Tampa (New York Yankees): Allowed six hits, two walks and five runs in a 13-6 win over St. Lucie on Wednesday. Lail is now 1-0, with a 7.36 ERA in two starts since being promoted to advanced Single-A.

Marcus Littlewood (Pine View H.S.), Clinton (Seattle Mariners): Five hits and two RBIs in 13 at-bats throughout the week. The St. George native extended his hitting streak to six games on Saturday with a single against South Bend. Littlewood is batting .237 in 63 games, with 36 RBIs and 30 runs scored.

Adam Miller (BYU), South Bend (Arizona Diamondbacks): 0-0, 0.00 ERA in two appearances for South Bend. The BYU alum allowed a hit and nothing else in one inning against Peoria on Monday. He pitched a perfect frame against Kane County on Friday.

The righty remains with a 0.00 ERA in six relief appearances since coming off the disabled list on July 8. He has a 2.38 ERA on the season.

Tyler Wagner (Utah), Brevard County (Milwaukee Brewers): Allowed four hits and one run in seven innings, picking up a win, while nabbing his first complete game of the season in a 6-1 win over St. Lucie on Thursday.

Wagner lowered his Florida State League-leading ERA to 1.61 on the season. He also has allowed just two runs over his last five starts, totaling 34 1/3 innings (0.52 ERA).

Keenyn Walker (Judge Memorial H.S.), Winston-Salem (Chicago White Sox): One hit, two RBIs and one run scored in 16 at-bats throughout the week. Walker is batting .190 in 42 games with Winston-Salem.

Short Season Leagues:

Eddy Alvarez (Salt Lake C.C.), Arizona White Sox (Chicago White Sox): Six hits, one double and three runs scored in 15 at-bats over the week. Alvarez has collected 11 hits over his past six games. He’s scored at least one run over his past five games.

Alvarez is batting .310 on the season, with six extra base hits, four RBIs and 15 runs scored in 20 games.

Tanner Banks (Utah), Arizona White Sox (Chicago White Sox): Allowed one hit in two innings while striking out three against the AZL Dodgers on Thursday. Banks has a 1.54 ERA in 11 2/3 innings this season.

Bubba Blau (Dixie State), Arizona Brewers (Milwaukee Brewers): 0-2, 9.00 ERA in two combined appearances this week. Blau lost in a start to AZL Padres on Monday, allowing seven hits and five runs (four earned) in four innings. Blau then allowed three hits, two walks and six runs (two earned) in two innings of relief against the AZL Reds on Saturday.

The Dixie State product is now 1-3, with a 3.48 ERA in 20 2/3 innings with the AZL Brewers.

Nick Green (Utah), Idaho Falls (Kansas City Royals): Allowed two hits and one run in one inning against Ogden on Sunday. He has a 3.68 ERA in eight games.

Kavin Keyes (Alta H.S.), Arizona Mariners (Seattle Mariners): Four hits, one double and five runs scored in 18 at-bats throughout the week. He scored four runs in a game against the AZL White Sox on Saturday.

Keyes is batting .278 in 10 games, with four extra base hits, seven RBIs and eight runs scored.

Trey Nielsen (Utah), State College (St. Louis Cardinals): Allowed five hits and two runs in four innings, picking up a loss to Mahoning Valley on Tuesday. Nielson fell to 3-1 on the year with his first loss of the season. He has a 1.75 ERA in 25 2/3 innings.

Mitch Watrous (Utah), Arizona Padres (San Diego Padres): Remains on reserve list. He has not made his minor league debut yet.

Rehab assignments:

Dominique Taylor (Northridge H.S.), Burlington (N.C.) (Kansas City Royals): Three hits and two runs scored in six at-bats in two rehab starts. Taylor began his rehab in Burlington on Saturday. He last played in Single-A Lexington on June 24 before landing on the disabled list.

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