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Penniall and Rustich Finish Summer Ball as Champs, 13 Other Bruins Wrap Up Successful Off-Seasons
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  08/22/2005

Aug. 22, 2005

UCLA juniors Brant Rustich (Orleans Cardinals/Cape Cod) and Will Penniall (Thunder Bay Bordercats/Northwoods) both won their respective league championships as the 2005 collegiate summer baseball season drew to an end last week. Rustich and Penniall were just two of 15 current and incoming UCLA baseball players competing nationwide this off-season in several of the country's top summer baseball leagues.

Rustich, a member of the Cape Cod League Champion Orleans Cardinals, finished his summer slate with a 2-0 record and a 1.71 ERA. He was named the League's 14th best prospect by Baseball America. Penniall hit .270 with five doubles, a home run and 12 RBI in 41 contests as helped lead the Thunder Bay Bordercats to the Northwoods League title.

Other Highlights from the summer: Sophomore outfielder Mike Metzger's .351 batting average with the Alexandria Beetles was good for third best in the entire Northwoods League. Incoming junior David Huff was named the Cape Cod League Pitcher of the Week on August 6 after striking out 13 in a victory over the Brewster Whitecaps. Incoming junior Tyson Brummett was named a Northwoods League All-Star while playing for the Mankato MoonDogs. Brummett struck out two in a one scoreless inning during the game

Complete UCLA Summer Baseball Stats:

2005 Summer Ball Stats for UCLA Players
Hitters
NameTeamPOSAVG.GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSSLG. OBP
Eric Taylor, Jr.St. Cloud Riverbats3B.24543151153760121102851 .305 .307
Robert DickmannAlexandria BeetlesOF.228307911186011271722 .342 .289
Michael Metzger Alexandria Beetles OF .351 47 174 33 61 13 0 1 18 22 33 14 7 .443 .455
Leandro Dottavio Santa Maria Indians OF .256 - 39 7 10 1 0 0 4 - - 1 - - -
Tim Stewart Alexandria Beetles 1B .372 14 43 10 16 4 0 2 10 3 13 0 0 .605 .426
Brandon Crawford Mankato MoonDogs SS .274 41 146 20 40 9 0 0 12 16 37 17 0 .397 n/a
Will Penniall ThunderBay Bordercats OF .270 41 141 16 38 5 0 1 12 7 31 6 4 .326 .309
Sean Carpenter Vermont Mountaineers INF .205 30 88 11 18 3 1 1 12 4 16 5 0 .295 .245
Pitchers
Name Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HB BB SO WP AVG
David Huff Chatham A's 2-2 1.46 6 5 0 0 0 37.0 27 10 6 4 4 49 2 .201
Brant Rustich Orleans Cardinals 2-0 1.71 13 1 0 0 1 26.1 22 6 5 1 5 24 3 .229
Robert Dickmann Alexandria Beetles 4-3 3.51 7 7 0 0 0 41.0 44 21 16 7 15 26 4 .273
Brian Schroeder Duluth Huskies 1-2 3.88 11 9 1 0 1 62.2 64 34 27 3 15 31 3 .264
Tyson Brummett Mankato MoonDogs 5-3 3.70 14 14 1 0 0 82.2 77 37 34 6 25 72 11 .251
Andy Suiter St. Cloud Riverbats 2-3 6.50 10 1 0 0 0 18 14 15 13 2 15 29 1 .212
Kevin Brophy Vermont Mountaineers 3-2 1.17 13 2 0 0 1 30.2 24 8 4 2 17 21 1 .218
Brendan Lafferty McKinney Marshalls 1-1 3.66 11 1 0 0 0 19.2 16 10 8 3 10 21 3 .225


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