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07-21-2016, 02:58 PM
Five Zags Named Summer Ball All-Stars

Mid-summer update on 19 Gonzaga players and eight future Zags

July 21, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash.--With several summer ball all-star games in the last 10 days, it's time to take a look at the numerous current and future Zags playing in leagues all across the North American continent.

Five Bulldogs were named to their league's respective all-star games: Nick Brooks, Wyatt Mills, Nick Nyquist, Justin Vernia, and Jake Vieth. Brooks played in the California Collegiate League's showcase, which took place July 13. As of July 19, the rising redshirt-junior is hitting .406 for the Menlo Park Legends and is tied for third in the league with five home runs. He also has a 1.285 on base plus slugging mark.

Meanwhile, Mills and Vernia each earned All-Star designations in the Alaska Baseball League. Mills has pitched 12.1 scoreless innings in eight appearances for the Anchorage Bucs, fanning 12 and posting two wins and two saves. Vernia, meanwhile, leads all ABL starting pitchers with a 0.84 ERA as of July 19, allowing only three earned runs in 32.1 innings pitched. The senior-to-be has struck out 23 batters and only allowed two hits for extra bases, both of which were just doubles.

In the West Coast League, Nyquist and future Zag Jake Vieth earned a spot on the WCL North team. Nyquist is hitting .260 for Walla Walla this summer while adding a .367 on base percentage with 19 walks. Vieth, who recently signed an NLI with Gonzaga and will join the club as a junior in 2017, is hitting .262 with 27 hits and 14 RBIs with Bellingham. The Tacoma, Wash., native also took part in the WCL Home Run Derby prior to the All-Star Game on July 19, winning the event with 11 home runs...

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