Brett Young

High school: Lodi

Sport: Baseball

Summer ball: Palm Springs Chill

Young, who will be a senior at Delta State University in Mississippi, joined the Palm Springs Chill in the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita over the weekend, and had a single, two walks and a run in the opener, an 11-3 loss to the Wichita Elite 316. The NBC World Series pits the best summer collegiate wood-bat teams against each other for a national championship.

Mitch Walding

High school: St. Mary’s

Sport: Baseball

Professional: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies AAA)

Walding, a 26-year-old third baseman, was designated for assignment and removed from the Phillies’ 40-man roster on Tuesday to make room for free-agent pitcher Blake Parker. Walding has been with the Phillies’ triple-A squad for most of the year, with a short stint in the majors. He’s batting .206 for the IronPigs, with 11 home runs and 40 RBIs. Walding could stay with the IronPigs on a minor-league contract, or could hit the free agency market.

Gio Brusa

High school: St. Mary’s

Sport: Baseball

Professional: Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants AA)

Brusa, a 25-year-old first baseman, had a solo home run on July 24 against the Bowie Baysox, then had a single and an RBI in each of the first two games of a series at the Altoona Curve.

Alex Camacho

High school: Ben Holt

Sport: Baseball

Professional: Danville Braves (Braves rookie-adv.)

Camacho, a 22-year-old pitcher, earned the win on July 24 after throwing two innings of scoreless relief against the Greeneville Reds, with three strikeouts and one hit allowed. On Sunday, he took a loss against the Bluefield Blue Jays, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out three.

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