With classes starting on Tuesday and members of the Maryland baseball team back in College Park, summer wooden-bat leagues throughout the country wrapped up their seasons a little over three weeks ago. Several Terrapins made an impact on the summer circuit and arrive in College Park ready for fall practice.
Last week, Perfect Game USA began rolling out its list of top prospects from each summer league starting with a de facto All-America team from the summer. Sophomore LaMonte Wade earned a spot on the team as a utility player. Wade played first base, outfield and pitched for the Baltimore Redbirds, who won the Cal Ripken League. Wade hit five home runs, second most in the league, and drove in 25, tied for fifth most in league.
Here is a rundown of how the Terps fared this summer:
Cal Ripken League
-Brandon Casas (Baltimore Redbirds) started seven games for the league champions and posted a 1-2 record with a 4.17 ERA. Over 28.0 innings pitched, Casas struck out 15 batters while walking eight.
-Kyle Convissar (Youse’s Orioles) appeared in 27 games for the Orioles. The senior hit .229 with four doubles, a triple and a home run.
-Robert Galligan (Baltimore Redbirds) posted the fifth-best ERA (2.13) on the Redbirds this summer. The native of Syosset, N.Y., made eight appearances with 12 strikeouts over 12-2/3 innings pitched.
-Zach Morris (Bethesda Big Train) pitched 34.0 innings in seven appearances including one complete game. Morris finished with a 2-4 record with 25 strikeouts.
-Bobby Ruse (Youse’s Orioles) posted a 2.84 ERA in eight appearances including five starts. Ruse finished the summer with three wins and one save striking out 35 batters over 38.0 innings pitched.
LaMonte Wade (Baltimore Redbirds) had a superb summer landing on the Perfect Game USA Summer All-America team. Wade hit .289 with five home runs, two doubles and two triples. The sophomore drove in 25 runs, the fifth-best total in the league, and stole five bases. He also made five starts on the mound for the Redbirds posting a 3.00 ERA over 21.0 innings pitched with 16 Ks.
Cape Cod League
-Jake Drossner (Harwich Mariners) made 10 appearances out of the bullpen for the Mariners. In 11.0 innings pitched, Drossner surrendered one earned run with six strikeouts to finish with a 0.81 ERA and a 1-1 record.
-Kevin Mooney (Falmouth Commodores), who led the team in saves (9) last season, made 14 appearances out of the bullpen. In 25-2/3 innings pitched, the sophomore went 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA and 17 strikeouts.
-Jared Price (Falmouth Commodores) made 13 appearances in relief for the Commodores and posted a 2-0 record with a 4.90 ERA. He fanned 11 over 14-2/3 innings.
-After beginning the summer in the Cape, sophomore Alex Robinson (Baltimore Redbirds) moved to the Redbirds. With the league champions, Robinson went 1-0 with a 4.37 ERA and six strikeouts over 12-1/3 innings pitched.
-Jake Stinnett (Brewster Whitecaps) pitched 40-1/3 innings with seven starts. The native of Vista, Calif., finished 2-2 with 37 strikeouts.
Coastal Plains League
-Andrew Amaro (Wilmington Sharks) had a solid summer for the Sharks. Amaro ranked third on the team in batting average (.302) for players with more than 50 at-bats and stole a team-high 21 bases. He also added five doubles and 19 RBI.
New England Collegiate Baseball League
-Jose Cuas (North Adams Steeplecats ) hit .167 in 39 games with the Steeplecats. Cuas also added 10 stolen bases to go along with 11 RBI.
-Kevin Martir (North Adams Steeplecats), Cuas teammate over the summer, finished second on the club with 14 RBI and added eight doubles, one home run and 14 RBI. His .342 slugging percentage ranked fourth on the team.
-In 45 games, Anthony Papio (Sanford Mainers) was second on the Mainers in doubles (6) and RBI (17). The sophomore hit .262 and was third on the squad in walks (25).
-Jamie Pashuck (Danbury Westerners) made 14 appearances, 12 in relief, and finished with a 1.62 ERA, the fourth-best ERA on the team. He posted a 3-2 record with 27 strikeouts.
-Blake Schmit (Eau Claire Express) hit .304 with the Express this summer, the fourth-highest batting average on the team for players with 100 or more at-bats, and led the team with 31 RBI. He also was tops on the squad with 13 doubles.
-After setting the single-season stolen base record this year, Charlie White (Eau Claire Express) stole a team-high 25 bases with the Express, which ranked fourth in the league. He finished with a .304 batting average, four doubles and one triple.