August 31, 2013, Seattle, WA (ISN) – Several current and future members of the Seattle University baseball team joined summer baseball leagues and continued to make improvements, looking towards the 2013-14 academic year.
The Bend Elks of the West Coast League featured several Redhawks continuing to play together as teammates. Chase Fields (Ontario, Ore.) led the team with a .372 batting average, earning first team all-league honors along the way. Landon Cray (Chimacum, Wash.) posted a .303 batting average in 32 games played, while Grant Newton (Bend, Ore.) drove in 13 runs and Garrett Anderson (Kennewick, Wash.) notched a 3-2 record, walking only four batters in 37 innings of work.
Andrew Olson (Enumclaw, Wash.) received second team all-league recognition after posting a 3-2 record with a 1.84 earned run average for the Bellingham Bells, striking out 43 batters while giving up only six walks in 44 innings on the mound. Cullen Hendrickson (Auburn, Wash.) traveled south to play for the Humboldt Crabs, batting .286 with seven doubles, four home runs, and 19 runs batted in.
Three newcomers to the Seattle U baseball program earned first team all-league honors while playing in the Seattle Premier League. Brock Carpenter (Milton, Wash.) batted .500 and drove in seven runs while playing for the Federal Way Buzz, Sam Finfer (Bellevue, Wash.) played for the Baden team and was the Baden Tourney MVP, and Austin Hansen (Mukilteo, Wash.) picked up two victories with a 0.50 earned run average for the Seattle Stars.
The Seattle University baseball team is scheduled to report to campus in early September to begin the 2013-14 season, the second one for the Redhawks in the Western Athletic Conference.