Baseball Set For Summer Collegiate League Play
Twenty-three members of the Holy Cross baseball team will compete in summer collegiate leagues across the United States during 2019. A total of 12 Crusaders will begin their summer in Massachusetts, including three student-athletes playing in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Rising seniors Austin Masel, Chris Rinaldi and Alex Volpi will begin the summer of 2019 with the Falmouth Commodores of the CCBL. A total of seven student-athletes will compete in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League; three – senior Riley Livingston, junior Eric Lopes and sophomore C.J. McKennitt – will play at Hanover Insurance Park for the Worcester Bravehearts. Sophomore Ben Malgeri joins the North Shore Navigators, while classmate Matt Clarkin joins the Pittsfield Suns. Junior Andrew Selima and sophomore Angelo D’Acunto will compete for the Westfield Starfires.
A trio of juniors will compete in the New England Collegiate Baseball League: Kyle Johnson and Zach Buck will play for the New Bedford Bay Sox, and Liam Dvorak will compete in Rhode Island with the Ocean State Waves.
Three Holy Cross student-athletes will compete in the Cal Ripken League. Junior Evan Blum will play for the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts, while sophomore Nick Escoto and junior Noah Luckenbaugh will play for the FCA Braves.
Junior David Kale (Riverhead Tomcats) and sophomore Frank Spano (Westhampton Aviators) will play in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League. Sophomore Nate Wolf joins the Geneva Red Wings of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, and junior Andrew Paraiso will play in the Florida Collegiate Summer League for the Seminole County Scorpions.
On the West Coast, sophomore Cooper Mehrmann will play for the Everett Merchants of the Pacific International League, while junior Peter Dudunakis joins the Northwest Honkers of the PIL. Sophomore Connor Crotty is set to compete for the OC Legends of the Sunset Baseball League.
2019 Collegiate Summer Leagues – Holy Cross Baseball
Austin Masel Falmouth Commodores (Cape Cod Baseball League) Chris Rinaldi Falmouth Commodores Alex Volpi Falmouth Commodores Ben Malgeri North Shore Navigators (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) Matt Clarkin Pittsfield Suns (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) Angelo D’Acunto Westfield Starfires (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) Andrew Selima Westfield Starfires Riley Livingston Worcester Bravehearts (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) Eric Lopes Worcester Bravehearts C.J. McKennitt Worcester Bravehearts Kyle Johnson New Bedford Bay Sox (New England Collegiate Baseball League)
Zach Buck New Bedford Bay Sox Liam Dvorak Ocean State Waves (New England Collegiate Baseball League) Nick Escoto FCA Braves (Cal Ripken League) Noah Luckenbaugh FCA Braves Evan Blum Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts (Cal Ripken League) David Kale Riverhead Tomcats (Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League) Frank Spano Westhampton Aviators (Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League) Nate Wolf Geneva Red Wings (Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League) Cooper Mehrmann Everett Merchants (Pacific International League)
Peter Dudunakis Northwest Honkers (Pacific International League) Andrew Paraiso Seminole County Scorpions (Florida Collegiate Summer League) Connor Crotty OC Legends (Sunset Baseball League)