UCF's Taladay, Griffin Named Summer League All-Stars


GO KNIGHTS Jonathan Griffin ranks fifth in the Valley League with five taters.
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Jonathan Griffin ranks fifth in the Valley League with five taters.
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July 11, 2010

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By Brian Ormiston
UCFAthletics.com

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Two of the top newcomers in Conference USA last season are making their presence known in summer leagues. UCF third baseman and C-USA Freshman of the Year Chris Taladay (Windermere, Fla.) has been selected as a Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League All-Star, while junior Jonathan Griffin (Bradenton, Fla.) is a North All-Star in the Valley Baseball League.

The Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League announced its roster for the Mid-Atlantic Classic which takes place Wednesday and pits its top players including Taladay against the best players from the Valley Baseball League. However the VBL has only released its rosters for its All-Star Game Sunday evening, highlighted by the selection of Griffin.

Taladay anchored third base for the Knights in 2010 after starting the year as a backup catcher. During the summer as a member of the Herndon Braves, he is receiving a lot of playing time at the hot corner as well as at first base. He is hitting .321 with seven doubles and a homer, and is tied for fourth in the league with 16 RBI.

Griffin started to turn it on in the second half of the season as the Knights first baseman. And for the Luray Wranglers this summer, he has posted a .327 average with five homers, 16 RBI and 17 runs. He ranks fifth in the league in home runs and slugging (.561).

Below are the complete numbers for all of the Knights in summer leagues (stats through Saturday's games).

Update on UCF Players in Summer Leagues
Cape Cod League
OF Ronnie Richardson (Harwich Mariners) - .290, 2 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 13 R, 11 BB, 9 K, 9-10 SB, 1.000 FLD%
C Beau Taylor (Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox) - 2 GP, .400, 1 RBI, 2 R

Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League RHP Gregg Cooke (Herndon Braves) - 3 GP, 3 GS, 7.81 ERA, 0-1, 12.2 IP, 9 K LHP Joe Rogers (Youses Orioles) - 2 GP, 2 GS, 2.08 ERA, 1-0, 13.0 IP, 3 BB, 12 K IF Chris Taladay (Herndon Braves) - .321, 7 2B, 1 HR, 16 RBI, 9 R, 3 SB, .994 FLD%

Florida Collegiate Summer League RHP J.M. Blake (Leesburg Lightning) - 7 GP, 0 GS, 6.75 ERA, 0-1, 6.2 IP, 3 BB, 10 K, 1 SV C Ryan Breen (Winter Park Diamond Dawgs) - .175, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 7 R, 2-3 SB OF Alex Friedrich (Winter Park Diamond Dawgs) - .215, 2 2B, 4 3B, 20 RBI, 17 R, 5-6 SB IF D.J. Hicks (Orlando Mavericks) - .189, 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R RHP Jack Sterritt (Winter Park Diamond Dawgs) - 3 GP, 3 GS, 6.55 ERA, 1-1, 11.0 IP, 9 K

Valley Baseball League LHP Brian Adkins (Waynesboro Generals) - 7 GP, 5 GS, 5.22 ERA, 1-2, 29.1 IP, 5 BB, 23 K LHP Nick Cicio (Staunton Braves) - 1 GP, 1 GS, 1-0, 1.35 ERA, 6.2 IP, 1 BB, 7 K 1B Jonathan Griffin (Luray Wranglers) - .327, 8 2B, 5 HR, 16 RBI, 17 R, .561 SLG% LHP Johnny Sedlock (Luray Wranglers) - 10 GP, 2 GS, 2.42 ERA, 1-0, 1 SV, 22.1 IP, 2 BB, 24 K, .173 OPP BA

California Collegiate League RHP Chase Bradford (Team Vegas) - 5 GP, 4 GS, 7.40 ERA, 0-3, 20.2 IP, 5 BB, 24 K

New England Collegiate League RHP Bryan Brown (North Adams SteepleCats) - 8 GP, 3 GS, 4.64 ERA, 2-1, 21.1 IP, 10 BB, 22 K

Coastal Plains League RHP Brennan Dobbins (Wilson Tobs) - 8 GP, 6 GS, 3.28 ERA, 2-2, 1 SV, 35.2 IP, 16 BB, 36 K, .206 OPP BA IF Michael Holmes (Outer Banks Daredevils) - .165, 3 2B, 5 RBI, 12 R, 2-2 SB OF Kevin Vasquez (Martinsville Mustangs) - .212, 4 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 15 R, 6-6 SB

 

 

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