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Tracking the grads: Baseball

By CASEY OLSON

The Mirror

Ross Humes — The Decatur grad is playing his sophomore year on the Washington State University baseball team. Humes, a left-handed pitcher, is currently 3-2 with a 4.17 ERA in 41 innings of work as the Cougars’ closer. Humes set a Washington State record with his 11th save during a 4-2 win over Stanford on Monday, passing former Cougar Reed Rainey’s mark of 10, which had stood since the 1984 season. Humes is now 11-for-12 in save opportunities this season. He also has 35 strikeouts.

The Cougars are currently 23-21 overall and 6-12 in the Pac-10 Conference.

Jason Summers — The 2006 TJ grad originally signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Washington, but ended up at South Mountain Community College in Arizona. Summers is one of four Federal Way School District players at South Mountain. He was a first-team, all-state catcher last year at TJ.

The catcher is currently leading the team in hitting (.400), RBIs (25) and home runs (2).

Jon Flood — The Federal Way grad is in his sophomore year at South Mountain CC. The right-handed pitcher was 2-1 with a 2.57 ERA in 21 innings of work with 23 strike outs.

Andrew Conklin — The Federal Way grad is playing his sophomore season at South Mountain CC. The right-handed pitcher is 1-0 with a 2.14 ERA and 15 strike outs.

Jarrett Jackson — The 2006 TJ grad originally signed with Washington State, but ended up at South Mountain. The third baseman was a late draft pick by the Cleveland Indians in the spring. Jackson is currently hitting .196 with eight RBIs and a team-leading three triples.

Cory Peeler — The 2006 Decatur grad is pitching at Green River as a freshman. Peeler is a left-hander and is currently 4-1 with a 1.91 ERA. Green River is currently 27-12 overall.

Aaron Bronson — The TJ grad is playing his junior year at Centenary College in Louisiana. The 6-4, 235-pound pitcher spent the last season at Green River. Centenary is currently 23-24 and Bronson has thrown 27 innings this year with a 2-2 record and 4.67 ERA.

Todd Muecklisch — The 2006 TJ grad is playing shortstop at Tacoma Community College and hitting .282 with 18 RBIs.

Jamie Nilsen — The 2003 TJ grad is currently leading the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in hitting with a .387 average. The shortstop also leads the league in runs (55), RBIs (40) and stolen bases (16). He is second in home runs with seven. Central is currently 26-18.

Kyle Nunley — The TJ grad is playing his junior year at Benedictine College in Kansas. Nunley, a right-handed pitcher, played at Green River the past two seasons. He is currently 1-2 with a 5.73 ERA.

Erik Church and Teddy Atterbury — Church, a 2006 TJ grad, and Atterbury, a 2006 Beamer grad, are playing their freshman seasons at Shoreline CC. Church is 1-1 on the mound with a 2.37 ERA in 19 innings and is also hitting .228 in 101 at bats. Atterbury is hitting .192 in 26 at bats. Shoreline is currently 15-24 on the season.

Brad Reid — The Decatur grad who has already signed with Oregon State is currently 5-1 on the mound for Bellevue Community College. Reid has a 1.07 ERA and has 45 strikeouts in 42 innings. Bellevue is 30-9 overall.

Erik Fitzgerald — The TJ grad is 1-1 with a 3.51 ERA for the Big Bend Community College baseball team. He has thrown 41 innings. Big Bend is currently 18-21 on the season.

Marcus Hudson — The Decatur grad is currently pitching at Green River. He is 0-2 with a 9.60 ERA in 12 innings.

BA Garner — The Decatur grad is throwing for Tacoma Community College and has seven saves and a 1.44 ERA. He has already signed with Hawaii Pacific University. Tacoma is 17-18 on the season.

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