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