Former Crowder and current Single-A Advanced Lancaster JetHawks (Colorado) right fielder Sam Hilliard remains the California League leader in RBI.

Former Crowder and current Single-A Advanced Lancaster JetHawks (Colorado) right fielder Sam Hilliard remains the California League leader in RBI.
Hilliard owns the lead with 61 RBI, with former Lancaster teammate Brian Mundell the former leader at 59. Mundell now plays for the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats after his promotion.
Rancho Cucamonga’s D.J. Peters ranks third with 57 RBI.
On the season, through 83 games, Hilliard owns a .288 average (94 for 326) with 56 runs scored, 14 doubles, five triples, 12 home runs, and 23 stolen bases in 31 attempts.
Over 270 career games, the 15th round pick of the Rockies in the 2015 MLB Draft owns a .282 average (285-1,009) with 172 runs scored, 50 doubles, 18 triples, 36 homers, 186 RBI, and 65 stolen bases in 89 attempts.
Hilliard’s earned midseason all-star honors in both the South Atlantic and California leagues.

Reyes benefits from    run support
Former Crowder and current Single-A Advanced San Jose Giants (San Francisco) pitcher Mark Reyes has not enjoyed the best season thus far, but he received a rally by the Giants from a 4-0 rally and took a no-decision.
Reyes allowed four runs (all earned) on four hits over 4 1/3 innings, striking out two and walking four. Four seemed to be the key number Sunday night.
San Jose scored four in the sixth to earn the 5-1 victory.
On the season, Reyes owns a 4-10 record and a 5.91 ERA with 58 walks and 42 strikeouts over 74 2/3 innings. He’s made 18 appearances — 14 starts — this season.
Over his career, he owns a 23-26 record and a 3.89 ERA with 225 strikeouts and 157 walks over 353 2/3 innings.
Reyes signed with the Giants after they picked him in the 22nd round of the 2014 MLB Draft and skipped playing for the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, coached by Neosho native and Crowder alumna Scott Berry.

Clark takes first loss since trade
Former Crowder and current Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers (Miami) pitcher Ethan Clark took his first loss since recently being traded from the Tampa Bay Rays organization.
Clark surrendered four runs (all earned) on four hits over three innings and his line included two strikeouts, two walks, and two home runs allowed.
Greensboro fell 4-3 to the Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia) in South Atlantic League action.
Clark is 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA for the Grasshoppers, with six strikeouts and four walks over his first 7 2/3 innings since his trade.
On the season, Clark owns a 3-3 mark with a 3.45 ERA and 56 strikeouts balanced against 22 walks over 62 2/3 innings.
Clark was traded along with fellow prospect Braxton Lee from the Rays to the Marlins in exchange for MLB shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.
A 15th round selection straight from Crowder in the 2015 MLB Draft by the Rays, Clark owns a 11-10 career record with a 3.84 ERA and 124 strikeouts and 44 walks over 147 2/3 innings.

Other former Crowder players
Jalen Beeks, Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston): 7-4, 2.59 ERA, 16 games, 16 starts, one complete game, one shutout, 87 innings, 99 strikeouts, 36 walks. Placed on temporarily inactive list on Friday.
Connor Eller, Single-A Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto): 2-3, 4.25 ERA, 22 games, no starts, two saves, four save opportunities, 36 innings, 21 strikeouts, 23 walks.
Mike Kickham, Double-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Miami): 5-5, 2.61 ERA, 16 games, 15 starts, two complete games, one shutout, 89 2/3 innings, 75 strikeouts, 14 walks.
Zach Matson, Single-A Short Season Aberdeen IronBirds (Baltimore): 0-0, 2.70 ERA, five games, no starts, 6 2/3 innings, seven strikeouts, no walks.
Andrew Schwaab, Single-A Advanced Tampa Yankees (New York): 4-1, 3.41 ERA, 24 games, no starts, four saves, four save opportunities, 34 1/3 innings, 30 strikeouts, nine walks.