Baseball Factory Alumni Notebook (Week of 2/12)
Each week in the Alumni Notebook, we look back at performances from around the game of baseball. This week, we take a look at Factory alumni with notable performances from the first full week of baseball in the collegiate ranks. Steve Bernhardt, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Factory provides information on the Factory alumni.
Zach DeLoach (@zach_deloach7) – The Texas A&M outfielder was named SEC Freshman of the Week, putting together a huge first four games of his career, hitting .579 with two doubles, two triples, two homers, four RBI, including a walk-off two-run single to beat Rhode Island on Saturday. He went 7-for-10 on Saturday and Sunday. DeLoach followed that performance up on Tuesday, hitting for the cycle, going 4-for-4 with five runs scored vs. Stephen F Austin. DeLoach was a four-year letterwinner for Coach Steve Stone at Hebron High School in Lewisville, Texas. He attended three Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts during his time in the program, once in Dallas in 2012 and twice in Plano, Texas in 2015 and ’16.
Sam Swenson (@Samswenson22) – Swenson, a sophomore at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, is a 6’3, 220 pound first baseman. The big righty went 9-for-16 with three doubles, eight RBI and hit .563 with an OBP of .632, slugging .750 last week. Was named All-NWC (Northwest Conference) honorable mention in his freshman season. Swenson attended an Under Armour Baseball Factory College PREP event in Portland, OR back in 2014.
Brian Rapp (@Brapp1327) – The right-hander from Boston College was tabbed ACC Pitcher of the Week after his six inning, 10 strikeout performance in a 3-1 win over Santa Clara. His 10 k’s were a career high and he did not allow a hit as the Eagles took two-of-three from Santa Clara over the weekend. Rapp participated in the 2013 Under Armour Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Tournament.
Josh Jung – Jung, a third baseman at Texas Tech, earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors. His impressive week included three homers in the Red Raiders blowout series-sweep of Maine, as he collected 10 hits overall. He’s collected 13 hits in 21 at-bats to begin the season, with three doubles, three homers and 12 RBI. Jung is looking to build on a monster freshman campaign where he was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year after hitting .306 with 14 doubles, six homers and 43 RBI. Josh attended an Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout in San Antonio, TX back in 2015.
Gabe Holt (@GabeHolt2) – Texas Tech’s freshman second baseman – and teammate of Jung – was honored with Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after batting .500 in the series against Maine. To start the season, Holt is batting .421, with two doubles, a triple, a homer, six RBI, three stolen bases and is slugging .938. Holt was a four-year letterwinner at Veterans High School in Bonaire, GA and participated in the 2015 Under Armour Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Tournament and Baseball Factory’s Futures South Showcase, also in 2015.
Joey Bart (@JBart_05) – Georgia Tech junior backstop from Buford, GA, is off to a fast start to begin the season, hitting .375 with a double, three homers and five RBI in four games. His defense has been sharp as well, as he has not allowed a runner to steal, throwing out four would be base stealers. Bart was a 2014 Under Armour Baseball Factory Pre-Season All-American.