Mitch Walding

High school: St. Mary’s

Sport: Baseball

Professional: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies AAA)

Walding, a 26-year-old third baseman, had three singles in the past four games, with a single, three walks and two runs in a 15-8 loss to Buffalo, a single in an 8-5 win over Buffalo, and a single and an RBI in a 7-3 loss to Pawtucket.

Gio Brusa

High school: St. Mary’s

Sport: Baseball

Professional: Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants AA)

Brusa, a 25-year-old first baseman, went 2-for-4 with a double in the opener of a four-game series against Akron, a 2-1 loss. Then he had a double and two RBIs in a 6-3 win, and finished the series with a 2-for-5 day with a solo home run and two runs in a 5-2 loss.

Zach Phillips

High school: Galt

Sport: Baseball

Professional: Acereros del Norte

Phillips, a 32-year-old reliever, made two relief appearances in the past week, with 1 1/3 innings in a 10-7 win over Campeche, with a solo home run the only hit allowed, followed by a 1/3 inning appearance with one run allowed and the loss in a 4-3 loss on May 26.

Brett Young

High school: Lodi

Sport: Baseball

College: Delta State (Miss.)

Young, a senior outfielder, had a single and a run in a 3-1 loss to Tampa, then had a single in a 6-3 loss to Tampa as Delta State’s season ended in the South Super Regional.

Trevor Arntson

High school: Liberty Ranch

Sport: Baseball

College: Sacramento City

Arntson, a freshman pitcher, threw one inning of scoreless relief in the team’s season finale, a 10-7 loss to Orange Coast College in the state Final Four tournament in Fresno. He allowed two hits and struck out one.

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