Baseball: Summer League Update #1

  • By Grant Dovey
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  • June 01, 2012 11:36 AM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Eighteen members of the West Virginia University baseball team will begin playing in various collegiate baseball summer leagues in the next two weeks.

The Valley Baseball League, along the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia, opens play on June 1 and will once again serve host to the majority of the WVU team, as eight players will compete on four different teams. Left-handed pitcher Zach Bargeron, second baseman Billy Fleming and right-handed pitcher Josh Harlow will be playing for the Front Royal Cardinals. The Winchester Royals will serve host to second baseman Ryan Bennett, catcher Alan Filauro, infielder Justin Fox and right fielder Brady Wilson, while first baseman Ryan McBroom will be returning for a second season with the Haymarket Senators.

Third baseman Nate Antone and left fielder Chris Rasky will be playing in the Prospect League for the second consecutive season. Antone will rejoin the Lorain County Ironmen, while Rasky will continue to play with the Butler BlueSox. Play opens June 1 for both players.

Right-handed pitcher Ryan Tezak opened play on May 30 with the Forest City Owls of the Coastal Plains League. This is Tezak’s second season in southern North Carolina.

Catcher Max Nogay and first baseman Tyler Steele-Worsham are playing in The Beach Legue in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Nogay will join the Marauders, who open play on June 7.

The Mat Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball League begin play on June 11, with Bobby Boyd manning the center field position for them.

Shortstop John Polonius is traveling north to play for the Laconia Muskrats in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Polonius begins play on June 7.

The Nevada Griffins of the M.I.N.K. (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas) League begin play on June 1, and infielder Stu Jeck will play either second base or shortstop for the second consecutive season.

Outfielder Maverick Myers began playing on May 27 with the Monmouth Monarchs of the ABCCL (Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate League).

Stay tuned throughout the summer for weekly updates on these players and the current professional players.