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Seminole Baseball Summer Update

July 16, 2009





TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 2009 Florida State baseball season may be over but summer baseball is in full swing as several members of the Seminole baseball team are scattered across the country honing their skills for when they return to Florida State in the fall.

Tyler Holt and Team USA went 2-4 during their recent six-game road trip in Japan. Team USA fell to Team Japan 3-2 in a best-of-five game series in the 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Championship. Team USA had a 2-1 series edge after taking games one and three. Holt started all six games in Japan hitting .480 (12-for-25) for Team USA with seven runs, three RBI and three walks. The sophomore centerfielder was also 4-for-5 in the stolen base category.

Team USA vs. Budo University (exhibition) – L, 1-7
Game 1: Team USA vs. Team Japan – W, 3-0 (USA leads 1-0)
Game 2: Team USA vs. Team Japan – L, 5-7 (Series tied 1-1)
Game 3: Team USA vs. Team Japan – W, 8-4 (USA leads 2-1)
Game 4: Team USA vs. Team Japan – L, 3-8 (Series tied 2-2)
Game 5: Team USA vs. Team Japan – L, 7-8 (11) (Japan wins series 3-2)

USA Baseball will next travel to Prince George, British Columbia, Canada to compete in the Enbridge Northern Gateway World Baseball Challenge July 16-26. Team USA will face off against Canada, Sunday, July 19, at 7:00 PM (10:00 PM ET).

Sherman Johnson was the starting second baseman for the South squad in the 2009 Valley League All-Star Game played on Sunday, July 12 in Woodstock, Va. Johnson went 0-for-2 in his All-Star debut as the South edged the North 1-0. The Tampa, Fla., native was also named to the 28-man roster for the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Summer Classic All-Star Game which was played on July 15 in Waldorf, Md. Johnson entered as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning for the Valley All-Stars which dropped a 1-0 decision to the Cal Ripken Sr., League All-Star team.

Here is a look at how the Seminoles are performing so far this summer:

Team USA
Tyler Holt – 15 GP-15 GS, .452 (28-for-62), 24 R, 3 2B, 11 RBI, 2 HBP, 19 BB, 17-19 SB

Cape Cod League
Harwich Mariners
John Gast – 7 GP-3 GS, 0-2, 2.14 ERA, 21.0 IP, 19 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 8 BB, 17 SO
Geoff Parker – 4 GP, 0-0, 1.32 ERA, 13.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 13 SO
Stuart Tapley – 19 GP-18 GS (18 @ 3B) .169 (11-for-65), 7 R, 3 2B, 5 RBI, 2 HBP, 14 BB, 19 SO, .215 SLG%, .333 OB%
Stephen Cardullo – 4 GP-4 GS (2 @ 1B, 2 @ 2B) .000 (0-for-12), 3 BB, 3 SO, .200 OB%
*left team due to injury

Valley League Baseball
Harrisonburg Turks
Parker Brunelle – 21 GP-18 GS, .270 (17-for-63), 3 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 11 BB, 6 SO, .286 SLG%, .378 OB%
Jack Posey – 21 GP-20 GS, .244 (19-for-78), 10 R, 5 2B, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 5 BB, 2 HBP, 21 SO, .423 SLG%, .306 OB%
(Pitching) – 2 GP, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 SO

Covington Lumberjacks
Sherman Johnson – 26 GP-26 GS, .320 (32-for-100), 17 R, 1 HR, 6 2B, 2 3B, 23 RBI, 21 BB, 2 HBP, 20 SO, .450 SLG%, .437 OB%, 9-10 SB
*named to the Valley League All-Star game & Mid-Atlantic All-Star game

Alaska Baseball League
Mat-Su Miners
James Ramsey – 24 GP-20 GS, .329 (26-for-79), 13 R, 10 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 20 BB, 1 HBP, 12 SO, .519 SLG%, .465 OB%

New England Collegiate Baseball League
North Shore Navigators
Sean Gilmartin – 11 GP-9 GS, .176 (6-for-34), 2 R, 2 RBI, 5 BB, 11 SO, .176 SLG%, .282 OB%
*left team

Fans are encouraged to check back with www.seminoles.com to receive weekly updates on how the Seminoles are performing on the diamond this summer.

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