@GT_Baseball Summer Notebook

Aug. 5, 2014

A.J. Murray rakes in Cape League awards...
• Cape Cod League's Manny Robello 10th Player Award, which recognizes a player who has demonstrated dedication both on and off the field (CCL release). Former Yellow Jacket Nomar Garciaparra is a past winner of the Manny Robello Award.
• Chatham A's Most Outstanding Player of the Year
• East MVP of the 2014 Cape Cod League All-Star Game
• Three-time Cape Cod League Player of the Week winner
• Season Stats: .317 average (T-14th in CCL), six home runs (T-2nd) and 32 RBI (3rd)
Murray family finds strength through baseball

...So does Matt Gonzalez
• Harwich Mariners 10th Player Award
• Season Stats: .278 average, four home runs (T-13th in CCL), 22 RBI (8th)
• Cape Cod League All-Star selection

Rookie Ben Schniederjans enjoys strong summer for Columbia Blowfish
• 2.77 ERA - 7th in the Coastal Plain League among pitchers with seven or more starts - 4-4 record, 35 strikeouts, 11 walks in 48.2 innings (nine appearances, seven starts)

Steady Thomas Smith stars for Harrisonburg Turks
• .317 average (16th in the Valley League), nine doubles, one home run, 17 RBI, 17 walks against 12 strikeouts in 142 at bats
• Valley League South All-Star selection
• Three-time Team Player of the Week pick

Jackets unveil 2014 ACC Championship ring design
• The title is the program's ninth, which ties the ACC record. Click here to view design



High rating for Russ Chandler Stadium
• "Stadium Journey" rates the home of the Yellow Jackets as nation's third-best college ballpark experience


Daniel Palka (South Bend Silver Hawks) is crushing Midwest League pitching
• Leads the Midwest League in home runs (22) by four and RBI (79) by six
• Midwest League All-Star selection
• One-time Midwest League Player of the Week

Kyle Wren promoted to AA after tearing up Carolina League
Mott Hyde models game after Jeter
Buck Farmer gets promoted to AA, gets win in debut