Aug. 30, 2011
CINCINNATI – Two University of Cincinnati baseball juniors, pitcher Zach Isler (Union, Ky./Covington Catholic) and outfielder Jake Proctor (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills), were both ranked top-10 prospects in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League on Monday by the scouting service Perfect Game USA.
Serving primarily as the closer for the Cincinnati Steam, Isler was ranked the No. 4 overall prospect in the GLSCL after compiling a 2-1 record with a 2.76 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 16.1 innings pitched. In June, the right-hander was named a Great Lakes All-Star after going 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in eight appearances prior to the all-star break.
Proctor checked in at No. 8 and the third-best position prospect in Perfect Game’s rankings. The center fielder was also named an all-star after finishing sixth in the league in hitting with a .342 batting average with 28 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples, one home run and 18 RBI in 33 games played for the Steam.
Isler and Proctor are expected to be major contributors for UC during the upcoming 2012 season. After throwing 51 innings for the Bearcats last season, Isler will be the second leading returner in innings pitched in ‘12. Proctor, who started all but one game for UC in ‘11, led the team in runs scored (51) and stolen bases (21) last season.
The UC baseball team reports for offseason training on Sept. 13 and is scheduled to hold its first fall practice on Oct. 8.
Click here to view Perfect Game USA’s complete GLSCL prospect rankings.