Summer Update: Pair of Gauchos Named NECBL All-Stars

Summer Update: Pair of Gauchos Named NECBL All-Stars

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara baseball players Tommy Jew and Kevin Chandler have both been named New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Stars, it was announced over the weekend. 

Jew, a redshirt freshman outfielder, and Chandler, a sophomore right-handed pitcher, are both playing for the Mystic Schooners this summer in the NECBL. 

Named a starting outfielder for the South Division squad, Jew has been tearing the cover off the ball, ranking in the top-10 league-wide with a .354 batting average (sixth) and eight home runs (fourth). The San Ramon, Calif. native has accrued a .636 slugging percentage and was named the NECBL Player of the Week on Jul. 10 after hitting .571 and clubbing three home runs in a six-game span. 

Chandler was one of nine hurlers selected to the South Division roster. A reliever so far during his time at UCSB, he has authored a 2.63 ERA in six appearances (four starts) spanning 27 1/3 innings for the Schooners. Averaging just over a strikeout per inning (28 in 27.1 IP), Chandler was unscored upon in four of his first five outings, including a seven-inning, three-hit performance on Jun. 29 at Plymouth. 

Jew and Chandler are not the only Gauchos putting together strong summers so far.

Playing for the Medford Rogues in the Great West League, freshman catcher Eric Yang has put together a .402/.505/.552 slash line over 24 games. The West Hills, Calif. native has reached base in all but two contests and has recorded multiple hits in 11 of his appearances. 

Sophomore right-handed pitcher Noah Davis had a solid debut in the Cape Cod League, regarded as the top collegiate summer league in the country. In five appearances (four starts), Davis went 1-1 with a 2.81 ERA for the Cotuit Kettleers. A weekend starter for UCSB the past two seasons, he allowed two earned runs or fewer in every one of his Cape outings. 

After an attention-grabbing freshman campaign with the Gauchos, right-handed pitcher Chris Lincoln has racked up 27 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings for the Walla Walla Sweets of the West Coast League. His top outing came on Jul. 19, as he allowed just two hits and struck out 12 over 6 2/3 scoreless innings. 

Last but not least, freshman infielder Nick Moroney is batting .342 over 12 games with the Kelowna Falcons in the West Coast League. He redshirted this past season at UCSB. 

Summer assignments and stats for the rest of the Gauchos can be found below. The stat links will be updated daily throughout the summer.

Keep up with the Gauchos all summer by following the team twitter account: @UCSB_Baseball.

Name Position Summer Team League Link to Stats
Shea Barry P Kelowna Falcons West Coast League Stats
Kevin Chandler P Mystic Shooners New England Collegiate Baseball League Stats
Sam Cohen C Anchorage Glacier Pilots Alaska League Stats
Noah Davis P Cotuit Kettleers Cape Cod League Stats
Holden Groff P Kelowna Falcons West Coast League Stats
Tommy Jew INF/OF Mystic Shooners New England Collegiate Baseball League Stats
Steven Ledesma P Anchorage Glacier Pilots Alaska League Stats
Chris Lincoln P Walla Walla Sweets West Coast League Stats
Tevin Mitchell INF Harrisonburg Turks Valley League Stats
Nick Moroney INF Victoria Harbour Cats West Coast League Stats
Cole Mueller INF Kelowna Falcons West Coast League Stats
Kyle Plantier 1B San Diego Crush   Stats
Conner Roberts P Walla Walla Sweets West Coast League Stats
Thomas Rowan C San Diego Force    Stats
Landon Silver OF Anchorage Bucs Alaska League Stats
Armani Smith UT Anchorage Glacier Pilots Alaska League Stats
Liam Steigerwald P Victoria Harbour Cats West Coast League Stats
Radd Thomas P Victoria Harbour Cats West Coast League Stats
Eric Yang C Medford Rogues Great West League Stats