Rollin, Cutler and Karnofsky Shine in Summer League Baseball
July 10, 2006
BERKELEY, CALIF. - Three University of California baseball players have been noted this summer, competing in semi-pro leagues around the nation. Sophomore right-hander Alex Rollin and freshman catcher Charlie Cutler were selected as all-stars in the Northwoods League, while sophomore designated hitter Jordan Karnofsky was named the North MVP of the (Shenandoah) Valley Baseball League All-Star Game played July 9 in Harrisonburg, Va.
Rollins and Cutler will be teammates on the North Division All-Star team that will take on the South Division All-Stars on Wednesday, July 12 at Copeland Park in LaCrosse, Wis. Rollins, who plays for the Alexandria (Minn.) Beetles, is currently 2-3 with a 1.70 ERA, and has two complete games. He also has 34 strikeouts and only eight walks in 42.7 innings, and opponents are batting 1.63 against him. Cutler plays for the St. Cloud (Minn.) River Bats and is batting .311 with six doubles and a team-high 15 RBI. He has seen action in 24 games behind the plate and has played 10 games in the outfield.
Karnofsky is a member of the Front Royal Cardinals in Front Royal, Va., and on July 9 at Harrisonburg's Veteran's Memorial Stadium, he went 2-for-2 with a home run. His solo home run in the seventh inning was the only extra-base hit of the Valley Baseball League All-Star Game that ended in a 2-2 tie. On the season, he is hitting .272 with a team-leading eight doubles, three home runs and 14 RBI.