June 19, 2012
Husky baseball player Michael Camporeale has been named the player of the week in the Coastal Plain League after beginning his summer season on a tear.
Camporeale, who will be a senior outfielder on the Huskies' 2013 team, hit .429 through his first eight games for the Edenton (N.C.) Steamers in the CPL. Among his 12 hits over that stretch were five doubles and three home runs to go with nine RBI, three runs scored and three steals.
The Steamers are currently atop the standings in the CPL's East Division with a 13-4 record.
Many other Huskies are off to good starts with their summer teams all across the nation.
Two UW pitchers are having a good start with the Santa Barbara Foresters. Nick Palewicz has won each of his two games, working a total of 10 innings while allowing just four hits and no runs or walks while striking out 16. Teammate Dae Yang Kim has pitched four innings over four relief outings, allowing just one earned run and two hits while striking out six.
In the Cape Cod League, Robert Pehl is hitting well as a member of the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. Pehl, the UW's starting second baseman during his freshman year, is hitting .353 (6-for-17), third highest in the league, with a double, a home run and a league-best seven RBI. His homer is one of only two so far in the entire league, which is known as a pitcher's league.
In the Northwoods League, Husky reliever Zach Wright has pitched in two games for the La Crosse Loggers. Over five innings, he's allowed only two hits and one run while striking out five and walking none. His summer teammate Joe Meggs is 8-for-16 (.500) at the plate for the Loggers. Elsewhere in the Northwoods, Matt Jackson is 3-for-7 with a double, a homer and three RBI in his first two games with the Willmar Stingers.
Closer to home, Husky Tyler Kane has made one start and appeared in relief twice for the Wenatchee Applesox. In seven and two-thirds total innings, he's surrendered just two earned runs while walking none, good for a 1-0 record and a 2.35 ERA. Also in the West Coast League, Andrew Ely is playing for the Bellingham Bells. In seven games, Ely is 9-for-23 (.391) with four stolen bases.
Up in Alaska, incoming Husky Alex Schmidt, a JC transfer who will join the UW in 2013, has played in only four games for the Alaska Goldpanners, but has started out hot, going 5-for-11 with two triples and three RBI.
To see where all the Huskies are playing this summer and to get links to all of the teams and leagues, click here.