Max Muncy was selected to the Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game, and Miles Landry earned a spot in the New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game. Both played in their respective showcases, and with previously named Texas Collegiate League all-star Doug Ashby, the Bears had three summer all-stars.
Muncy, who will be a junior when he returns to campus this fall, is playing for the Wareham Gatemen in the prestigious CCBL for the second straight summer. He went 0-for-4 in the all-star game on July 29 at Fenway Park, but he played all nine innings at first base for the East team, a rare feat in an all-star game.
He finished the regular season with a .282 batting average (44-for-156) with six doubles, one home run, 23 RBI, 17 walks and 17 strikeouts in 43 games for the Gatemen. He capped the regular season by going 4-for-4 with two RBI to help the Gatemen knock off the Bourne Braves and claim home field in the first game of the playoffs, and for the second consecutive summer, Muncy finished third in the league in RBI.
Landry is putting together quite a story in his first summer playing with the North Shore Navigators in the NECBL. After recording only one out on the mound in his first two seasons at Baylor, he's been absolutely dominant against hitters with wood bats.
Landry was named to the All-Star team and pitched a scoreless inning in the game on July 27, which should come as no surprise based on what he's done this summer. He's pitched out of the North Shore bullpen 21 times and has allowed a run to score only once, though it was unearned. Combined between the regular season, the all-star game, and the scoreless inning he pitched against the USA Collegiate National Team, Landry has not allowed an earned run in 24.0 innings over 22 appearances. He's 2-0 with five saves and opposing hitters are a combined 9-for-94 against him. He's also struck out 20 and walked only seven.
Muncy's Gatemen open the playoffs against the Braves at 6 p.m. CT tonight. Fellow Bear Josh Turley is scheduled to start on the mound for Wareham.
Landry's Navigators have split the first two games of their playoff series against the Sanford Mainers and play a decisive game three tonight at 5:15 p.m. CT. Fellow Bear Crayton Bare started on the mound and picked up the win in game one, but Landry hasn't yet pitched in the postseason.
Be sure to check back for a complete wrap up of summer action for all the Baylor players who went off to hone their skills in the offseason.
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