Utahns in baseball: BYU alums Taylor Cole, Jaycob Brugman leading their minor league teams as playoffs loom

Published: Sunday, Aug. 17 2014 11:05 p.m. MDT

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): Allowed four hits, four walks and one unearned run in five innings, winning in his return to Dunedin. Cole also struck out nine batters to reach 152 on the year and inch slightly closer to breaking the club’s record of 173 strikeouts in a season.

Cole improved to 8-6 in Dunedin. He also has a 2.87 ERA with the Blue Jays.

Jake Hannemann (BYU), Daytona (Chicago Cubs): Four hits, one RBI and two runs scored in 25 at-bats over the week. Hannemann struggled over the weekend, going a combined 0-for-12 at Tampa. He’s batting .244, with six RBIs in 23 games with the Cubs.

Adam Law (BYU), Rancho Cucamonga (Los Angeles Dodgers): Seven hits, three RBIs and six runs scored in 27 at-bats throughout the week. Law collected three-straight multi-hit games on the week. He’s batting .276 on the season in 93 games.

Brady Lail (Bingham H.S.), Tampa (New York Yankees): Allowed five hits and one run in five innings, picking up a 1-0 loss to Lakeland on Thursday. Lail dipped his ERA from 7.53 to 6.05 in the loss, making just his third start in Tampa since being promoted from Charleston.

Though Lail made a relief appearance on Aug. 7, Thursday was his first start since a brief disabled list stint.

Marcus Littlewood (Pine View H.S.), Clinton (Seattle Mariners): Three hits, one RBI and two runs scored in 16 at-bats over the week. Littlewood has now hit safely in 18 out of last 20 games and is batting .250 on the season. He also has eight home runs and 43 RBIs in 77 games.

Littlewood is batting .254 on the year, with eight home runs, 14 doubles, two triples and 42 RBIs in 73 games.

Adam Miller (BYU), South Bend (Arizona Diamondbacks): Pitched a perfect frame of relief against Lansing on Friday while striking out a pair of batters. Miller is 4-1, with a 3.49 ERA in 20 games for South Bend this season.

Dominique Taylor (Northridge H.S.), Lexington (Kansas City Royals): Nine hits, one home run, two RBIs and five runs scored in 26 at-bats throughout the week. Taylor is batting .308 on the season, with 36 RBIs and 14 runs scored in 77 games with the Legends.

Tyler Wagner (Utah), Brevard County (Milwaukee Brewers): Allowed five hits and three walks while striking out seven batters in six innings as the Manatees defeated Daytona 5-1. Wagner improved to 12-5 on the season and lowered his ERA back to 1.68 on the season.

Keenyn Walker (Judge Memorial H.S.), Winston-Salem (Chicago White Sox): Four hits, one RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases in 15 at-bats throughout the week. Walker is batting .203 in 58 games with Winston-Salem.

Short Season Leagues:

Tanner Banks (Utah), Arizona White Sox (Chicago White Sox): One strikeout in a perfect frame of relief on Saturday. Banks lowered his ERA down to 2.00 on the season in 12 appearances.

Bubba Blau (Dixie State), Arizona Brewers (Milwaukee Brewers): Struck out the side in a perfect inning of work on Friday. Blau has a 3.32 ERA in nine games with the AZL Brewers.

Nick Green (Utah), Idaho Falls (Kansas City Royals): Did not pitch this week. Green has a 4.38 ERA in 11 games with the Chukars.

Kavin Keyes (Alta H.S.), Arizona Mariners (Seattle Mariners): Zero hits in six at-bats throughout the week. Keyes is batting .214, with one home run and nine RBIs in 20 games with the AZL Mariners.

Colter Moore (Utah State-Eastern), Bristol (Pittsburgh Pirates): Allowed one hit and one walk while striking out on in 1 1/3 innings of relief against Pulrok on Saturday. Moore, making his minor league debut, picked up the win as Bristol defeated the Mariners 3-1.

Trey Nielsen (Utah), State College (St. Louis Cardinals): Allowed four hits and one walk in four shutout innings while striking out three in the Spikes’ 4-1 win over Auburn on Sunday. Nielsen lowered his ERA down to 2.20 on the year in the outing.

Mitch Watrous (Utah), Arizona Padres (San Diego Padres): 1-0, 15.43 ERA in two appearances over the week. Watrous allowed three hits and two runs in one inning of work on Wednesday but picked up a win over the AZL Dodgers. He allowed three hits and two runs in 1 1/3 innings on Saturday.

Watrous, who made his debut last Sunday, is 1-0, with a 10.80 ERA in three appearances with the AZL Padres.

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