Seventeen Crusaders To Compete In Summer Baseball Leagues

WORCESTER, Mass. – After a successful 2013 season in which the Holy Cross baseball team claimed the Patriot League regular-season title, the Crusaders will send 17 players to compete in 11 summer baseball leagues across the country. Headlining the group are sophomore pitcher Donny Murray (Walpole, Mass.) and junior outfielder Brandon Cipolla (Abington, Mass.), who are playing in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Falmouth Commodores.

Four Holy Cross players will play in the New England Collegiate Baseball League this summer. They are junior infielder/pitcher Mike Ahmed (East Longmeadow, Mass.), junior pitcher Jeremy Perron (Bradenton, Fla.), sophomore outfielder Evan Ocello (Camarillo, Calif.) and freshman pitcher Colin Brown (Sonoma, Calif.). Sophomore utility player Bobby Pease (Billerica, Mass.) and freshman first baseman Shane Sandoval (Westerly, R.I.) will play in the Midwest Collegiate League, while freshmen Connor Perry (Haverhill, Mass.) and Bobby Indeglia (North Kingstown, R.I.) will compete in the Perfect Game Collegiate League.

Junior second baseman Andrew Barry (Puyallup, Wash.) will play in the Great Lakes League, while freshman infielder Nick Lovullo (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) will compete in the California Collegiate League. Junior right-hander Nate Walker (San Diego, Calif.) will pitch in the Northwoods League, while sophomore Ryan Filipowicz (Yardley, Pa.) will play in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League. Freshmen pitchers Jake Comment (Westbrook, Conn.) and Sean Gustin (Stoneham, Mass.) will play in the MINK League and Intercity Baseball League, respectively. Sophomore utility player Jack St. Clair (Newton, Mass.) will play in the Futures Collegiate League. 

Here is the list of players and the teams they will be playing on:

Mike Ahmed           Holyoke Blue Sox (New England Collegiate Baseball League)
Andrew Barry Lake Erie Monarchs (Great Lakes League)
Colin Brown  New Bedford Bay Sox (New England Collegiate Baseball League)
Brandon Cipolla Falmouth Commodores (Cape Cod Baseball League)
Jake Comment  Chillicothe Mudcats (MINK League)
Ryan Filipowicz Quakertown Blazers (Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League)
Sean Gustin Lexington Blue Sox (Intercity Baseball League
Bobby Indeglia  Watertown Rams (Perfect Game Collegiate League)
Nick Lovullo   Conejo Oaks (California Collegiate League)
Donny Murray Falmouth Commodores (Cape Cod Baseball League)
Evan Ocello Ocean State Waves (New England Collegiate Baseball League)
Bobby Pease  Chicago Zephyrs (Midwest Collegiate League)
Jeremy Perron New Bedford Bay Sox (New England Collegiate Baseball League)
Connor Perry  Watertown Rams (Perfect Game Collegiate League)
Shane Sandoval Chicago Zephyrs (Midwest Collegiate League)
Jack St. Clair  Wachusett Dirt Dawgs (Futures Collegiate League)
Nate Walker Battle Creek Bombers (Northwoods League)

To read a feature story about Murray and Cipolla playing in the Cape Cod Baseball League, click here.