Jays Organizational Player of the Day:
Scott W. Campbell
If you've read the minor league updates you will know that I love talking about Scott Campbell as he is arguably the second best player on the Lansing team.
Scott Campbell was the first New Zealander drafted and it seems like he has had a strange road to find baseball. He went to Macleans College (Highschool in Auckland, New Zealand) where there was no high school baseball and he actually played soccer there. However he was part of the New Zealand Olympic Youth Development Program. He got his shot as a freshman at Central Arizona Community College where he hit .423. This lead him to being recruited to play Gonzaga where he hit .389 in his junior season though not hitting for much power but showing excellent plate discipline.
So far in his minor league career Scott Campbell has shown the skills he displayed in college, lack of power but a knack for getting on base. With a 41:53 K:BB rate if he only starts adding some power he would be a great prospect. He was also the MVP for Auburn last year. He may be an organizational player but being the first from his country to be drafted I am rooting for him.
Syracuse 4, Buffalo 3
Buffalo left 13 on base but struck 13 times as well. Newly acquired Mark Redman made his debut for the Chief going 4IP with 1ER but 4 walks. The JotG goes to Mike Vento for going 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI.
Harrisburg 10, New Hampshire 1
Eric Fowler struggled out of the gate giving up 6ER in 0.2 IP in his start. Sergio Santos and Rob Cosby played well despite what the score would suggest. Santos was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and Cosby was 3 for 4 to lift his BA to .295.
Dunedin and Fort Myers - Postponed!(Yay less work)
Lansing 6, Cedar Rapids 5
Travis Snider went 1 for 4 with a home run with 3 RBI. However, teammate Scott Campbell bettered Snider going 2-4 with a walk, home run, 3 RBI and 2 runs to get the JotG. Kyle Ginley pitched 7IP giving up 4 runs (1 earned) with 2Ks.
Auburn 4, Jamestown 2
The Ddays made 5 errors on the day but got away unscathed. Joey Wice gets the JotG as he picked up the win in relief with 2.1 innings of hitless ball with 5Ks. JP Arencibia had an error and a hitless 0-4 night.
GCL Indians 9, GCL Blue Jays 0 (7 Innings)
Meant to be the first of a doubleheader that was postponed. Justin Jackson had the only hit on the night. Jimmy Dougher gave up 5 ER in 3.1 IP.