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Updated: 07/10/2014 07:28:06PM

Allen at top of team’s offense in Evansville

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Infielder Josh Allen has been an offensive leader for the Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League.

The Bartow High School graduate led the team with a .297 batting average in the 28 games he played entering Sunday. He had 13 runs batted in.

The second baseman had a six-game hitting streak in early June and has hit safely in four games. Allen had a .970 fielding percentage in 134 chances.

The Otters began Sunday in second place in the East Division, a half game behind.

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Florida State University outfielder Josh Delph, previously at Bartow High, batted .231 through 11 games for the North Adams SteepleCats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He had three RBIs.

Also from Bartow High, Stanford University pitcher Joey Starling had no record and a 3.06 earned run average in four appearances for the Winter Garden Squeeze of the Florida Collegiate Summer League.

Lake Wales High School graduate George Kirkland hit .152 with three RBIs through 12 games for the Xenia Scouts of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. He has been playing outfield.

Florida Institute of Technology pitcher Gerardo Dudamel appeared in one game for the Covington Lumberjacks of the Valley Baseball League. The former Highlander had a 9.00 ERA.

Stetson University relief pitcher Trey Norris had a 0-1 record in seven appearances for the Leesburg Lightning of the Florida Collegiate Summer League. Out of Frostproof High School, he had a 8.59 ERA.

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