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Heaters Abroad: Edition 14
Who hit their 10th homer of the season? Who came out victorious in an 18 inning contest? Find out in edition 14 of Heaters Abroad!
07/11/2018 3:02 AM ET
 (Sioux Falls Canaries)

Warwick Saupold (Detroit Tigers, MLB/Toledo Mud Hens, AAA)

After a rough month in the big leagues, Wazza was optioned to AAA Toledo last Thursday in a flurry of moves by the Tigers which also saw Dixon Machado designated for assignment. In his return to Toledo, Saupold threw three scoreless innings, giving up just one hit on his way to the win against the Louisville Bats.

Peter Moylan (Atlanta Braves, MLB)

After being placed on the Disabled List with a forearm strain last week, Moylan must wait for his return to the mound.

Mychal Givens (Baltimore Orioles, MLB)

Givens suffered through a tough June, posting a 7.04 ERA whilst copping five losses. Thankfully, things have started to look up for the 28-year-old, who has started July with three scoreless innings, whilst striking out three batters on one hit.

Liam Hendriks (Nashville Sounds, AAA)

Hendriks has been on a bit of a roller coaster since being sent outright to the Nashville Sounds. After pitching a scoreless inning on Thursday, the former Wanneroo Giant gave up two runs in 0.2 innings just two days later before bouncing back with 0.2 scoreless frames the next day. The 29-year-old now has a 6.23 ERA in AAA to go along with his 7.36 ERA in the majors this year.

Mike Ohlman (Pawtucket Red Sox, AAA)

After becoming the first Heater to hit 10 home runs this season, Ohlman failed to record a knock in 16 at-bats this past week. The catcher is hitting .121 in his last 10 games, and .212 on the year.

Joey Wong (Binghamton Rumble Ponies, AA)

In just two games this week, Wong went 1-3 with a double and a walk to increase his batting average to .203.

Mike Brosseau (Montgomery Biscuits, AA)

Brosseau's .239 batting average is the highest it has been since May 26, after going 8-24 with a homer and three RBIs this past week. The 24-year-old has hit safely in his last six games and has collected over 100 total bases this season.

Zac Law (Charlotte Stone Crabs, A+)

Law kept up his strong form at the plate this week, going 3-10 with three RBIs. The catcher brought up his 22nd birthday on Sunday and is hitting .300 in his past 10 games.

Jake Fraley (Charlotte Stone Crabs, A+)

If you thought Fraley would ease back into things following his stint on the Disabled List earlier this season, you were wrong. In 26 games, Fraley is hitting a ridiculous .344. Even more impressive is the 23-year-old's eight-game hitting streak whilst going 9-18 this week.

Ulrich Bojarski (Connecticut Tigers, A)

There are signs Bojarski is starting to see the ball better at the plate. Just two weeks ago, the 19-year-old outfielder was hitting .056 through five games for Connecticut. Fast-forward to today, and the Tigers prospect is hitting .178 and hit his first home run of the month on Monday.

Robbie Glendinning (West Virginia Black Bears, A)

Glendinning has been hot this week, going 6-16 with three doubles, a triple and six RBIs. The 22-year-old has also drawn four walks and is hitting .254 on the year.

Jess Williams & Alex Hall (AZL Brewers, Rookie)

Neither Williams or Hall seem to be showing any signs of slowing down as they continue to take the AZL Brewers by storm. Williams is hitting a mighty .333 with 10 RBIs, while Hall is hitting .278.

Jake Turnbull (Billings Mustang, Pioneer League)

After his walk-off heroics last week, Turnbull had another strong week in the batter's box, going 4-10 including a 3-3 night on Friday where he homered and doubled to push his average up 30 points to .242.

Jake Baker (Gulf Coast Tigers, Gulf Coast League)

It's not about how many times you get knocked down, it's about how many times you get back up again. After a rough outing on Friday where he gave up four runs in just 0.2 frames, Baker bounced back with a dominant showing on Monday where he fanned four batters in three hitless innings on Monday. The 20-year-old has struck out 13 batters this season but will need to keep an eye on his walks, as he has issued 10 free passes already.

 

INDEPENDENT BALL:

Alex Boshers (Winnipeg Goldeyes)

It's amazing the difference a few days can make. After enduring a tough start on Thursday, giving up eight runs in five innings, Boshers responded with six strong innings of one-run baseball. The 27-year-old now owns a 5.65 ERA through 12 games.

Dylan Thompson (Sioux Falls Canaries)

In one start this week, Thompson tossed three innings, giving up three earned runs on seven hits. The game snapped a streak of six consecutive quality starts, as the 25-year-old's ERA rose to 4.07.

Mike Hart (Sioux Falls Canaries)

It's been another difficult week at the plate for Hart, who went 1-12 across three games. That one hit came during a crazy 18-inning game against Winnipeg where the outfielder went 1-7 in a contest which Boshers started on the mound.

Joe Van Meter (York Revolution)

Appearing in just one game this week, Van Meter failed to record an out, giving up a hit and a walk against Southern Maryland. 

Kyle Simon (New Britain Bees)

Simon recorded his fifth win of the season this week, pitching seven scoreless innings against Lancaster, finishing with four strikeouts on just six hits. The Californian-native now owns a 3.11 ERA through 12 starts.

EUROPE:

Sam Kennelly (Twins Honkbal, Netherlands)

With the Dutch league taking a break, Kennelly has had some time off to travel around Europe. The 22-year-old will no doubt make the most of this opportunity before returning for the Twins' run home.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.