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Adam Wilk was an All Star in the Cape This Summer.

Adam Wilk was an All Star in the Cape This Summer.

Aug. 26, 2008

LONG BEACH-- Relievers Adam Wilk, Jason Markovitz and Dustin Rasco and outfielder Jonathan Jones had the top summers of any Long Beach State player to highlight the Dirtbags on the summer circuit.

Wilk, who was named an All Star for the mid-summer Cape Cod All Star Game, went 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA over 21 appearances for Orleans. Wilk struck out 36 and walked six over 32.0 innings, allowing runs in just four appearances, and just two runs in July and August, over a period of 15 games.

Markovitz, who was named an All Star in the New England Collegiate League and struck out two in one inning of relief work during the festivities, went 5-1 with a 0.71 ERA over 17 games. Opponents batted .179 against him over 25.1 innings, as he allowed just 15 hits, struck out 29 and walked 10.

Rasco, who spent the summer in his home state of Texas, went 0-1 with a 1.42 ERA over 13 relief appearances for Brazos Valley in the Texas Collegiate League. Rasco had nine saves, and gave up just nine hits over 12.2 innings. Opponents batted .197 against him as he struck out 14 and walked four.

Jones was named to the second team of the Alaska League's post-season All Star Team, playing for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. Jones finished third in the league in runs (31), batting .328 while driving in 12. He had eight doubles and a home run and stole 13 of 17 bases.

Infielder Devin Lohman had a hot start to his summer, batting .341 over the first 13 games Chatham in the Cape, before leaving the team due to a knee injury. Lohman hit safely in 10 of the first 13 games and was amongst the league leaders in RBIs with 12. He also walked 10 times and had a double, triple and home run. Jake Thompson also pitched for Chatham, going 2-3 with a 4.91 ERA over six starts and 29.2 innings. He struck out 28 and walked 15.



Anthony Carrillo had a solid summer for Corvalis, helping the Knights to a West Coast Collegiate Baseball League title, while producing a 2.35 ERA over 10 relief appearances and 15.1 innings. He had one save.

Catcher John Hill earned the Gold Glove Award for the North Shore Navigators in the New England Collegiate League, throwing out 44 percent of would-be base stealers and leading the league with 19 players caught stealing.

Tyler Topp also had a solid summer campaign, going 6-0 in nine starts with an 0.55 ERA over the Palm Springs Power. He was named to the All Star Game and finished the year with 39 strikeouts and five walks over 49.0 innings. He allowed just 32 hits.