Cron making most of his summer at-bats - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Ahwatukee Sports

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Cron making most of his summer at-bats

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:35 pm

A struggling hitter wants nothing more than to get back in the batter’s box and Kevin Cron is doing just that in the premier college summer league.

The Mountain Pointe product is playing for the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape Cod League.

Through 15 games, the first baseman was hitting .310 (18 of 58) with eight runs, seven doubles, four stolen bases and 11 RBIs.

He leads the team (and the league) in doubles and hits, ranks second in RBIs and is tied for third (on the team) in stolen bases.

If he continues at this level he could make the league’s all-star game, which is played July 27.

It’s a good showing after a difficult sophomore year at Texas Christian that saw him hit .208 with two home runs and 20 RBIs in 192 at bats with a .276 slugging percentage, which was a step back from the his freshman campaign (.338, 6 HRs, 34 RBIs, .503 slugging).

The Mountain Pointe product was mentioned in the May 13 issue of Sports Illustrated as one of 10 sophomores who could be selected in the first round of the 2014 MLB first-year player draft and the reasons were listed as “past performance (.338 in '12) and pedigree (brother {C.J.} was first-rounder in '11) excite scouts.”

His performance this summer thus far won’t change that belief.

Contact writer: (480) 898-7915 or JSkoda@ahwatukee.com. Follow him on Twitter @JSkodaAFN.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Ahwatukee Little League 11s win district title

Ahwatukee Little League Minors topped Chandler National North to win the District 13 title.

Despite excessive heat, some residents still active outside

By Jiahui Jia | Cronkite NewsFriday, June 24, 2016PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature had...

Creature Feature — Arabian Oryx

Did you know the Phoenix Zoo helped save the Arabian Oryx from extinction? Operation Oryx started...

prev next