COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Following the winningest season in Maryland baseball history, 21 returning underclassmen have begun preparations for the 2015 campaign as summer league play in wooden bat leagues across the country has commenced.
For the third straight year, Maryland is sending six players to the prestigious Cape Cod League. Catcher Kevin Martir, left-handed pitcher Zach Morris and first baseman LaMonte Wade will be spending the summer with the Brewster Whitecaps. A trio of pitchers will also be in the Cape with right handers Kevin Mooney and Jared Price suiting up for the Falmouth Commodores, while left hander Jake Drossner will play for the Harwich Mariners.
Nine Terrapins will remain in the area and play in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. Right-handed pitcher Chase Brewis and catcher Nick Cieri will play for the Baltimore Redbirds, the two-time defending CRCBL champions. Second baseman Brandon Lowe and left-handed pitcher Tayler Stiles are set to play for the Bethesda Big Train.
The Gaithersburg Giants and Silver Spring-Takoma T-Bolts each have a pair of Terps. Infielder Matt Oniffrey and right-handed pitcher Ryan Selmer will play for the Giants, while righty Robert Galligan and infielder Patrick Hisle team up with the T-Bolts. Outfielder Bradley Keith will be playing for Youse’s Orioles.
Five Maryland players have been assigned to the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The North Adams Steeple Cats will welcome catcher John Mazza and outfielder Anthony Papio. Infielder Mike Rescigno and righty Bobby Ruse will spend the summer with the Sanford Mainers, while left-hander Alex Robinson will pitch for the Keene Swamp Bats.
Outfielder Tim Lewis will be the lone Terp in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. The left fielder will play for the Newark Pilots this summer.
2014 Maryland Baseball Summer League Assignments
Cape Cod League (capecodbaseball.org)
Jake Drossner (So. | LHP): Harwich Mariners (@HarwichMariners)
Kevin Martir (So. | C): Brewster Whitecaps (@WhitecapsCCBL)
Kevin Mooney (So. | RHP): Falmouth Commodores (@FalCommodores)
Zach Morris (R So. | LHP): Brewster Whitecaps (@WhitecapsCCBL)
Jared Price (So. | RHP): Falmouth Commodores (@FalCommodores)
LaMonte Wade (So. | 1B): Brewster Whitecaps (@WhitecapsCCBL)
Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (calripkenleague.org)
Chase Brewis (Fr. | RHP): Baltimore Redbirds (@BmoreRedbirds)
Nick Cieri (Fr. | C): Baltimore Redbirds (@BmoreRedbirds)
Robert Galligan (So. | LHP): Silver Spring-Takoma T-Bolts (@tbolts_baseball)
Patrick Hisle (Fr. | INF): Silver Spring-Takoma T-Bolts (@tbolts_baseball)
Bradley Keith (Fr. | OF): Youse's Orioles (@Youses_Orioles)
Brandon Lowe (R Fr. | 2B): Bethesda Big Train (@gobigtrain)
Matt Oniffrey (Fr. | INF): Gaithersburg Giants (@Gburg_Giants)
Ryan Selmer (Fr. | RHP): Gaithersburg Giants (@Gburg_Giants)
Tayler Stiles (Fr. | LHP): Bethesda Big Train (@gobigtrain)
New England Collegiate Baseball League (necbl.com)
John Mazza (Fr. | C): North Adams Steeple Cats (@SteepleCats)
Anthony Papio (So. | OF): North Adams Steeple Cats (@SteepleCats)
Mike Rescigno (Fr. | INF): Sanford Mainers (@Sanford_Mainers)
Alex Robinson (So. | LHP): Keene Swamp Bats (@KeeneSwampBats)
Bobby Ruse (Jr. | RHP): Sanford Mainers (@Sanford_Mainers)