2013 Sacred Heart Baseball Summer Notebook - July 4th

Sacred Heart University Baseball SID Jim Sheehan will be updating the progress of the those Pioneers playing in collegiate summer leagues with the Sacred Heart Baseball Summer Notebook – a biweekly report throughout the summer season.

Hello SHU baseball fans, and welcome to the second SHU Summer Baseball Notebook of 2013, our periodic check-in on the Pioneers who are continuing playing in collegiate summer leagues through the offseason.

Current Pioneers:

Right-handed pitcher Nick Morrissey (Howell, NJ) was named an Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate Baseball League All-Star for his efforts with the Monmouth Monarchs. The All-Star game is set for Saturday, July 6th.

Sophomore Jesus Medina (New York, NY) is batting a solid .295 with 10 walks for the Staten Island Tide out of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League. The fleet footed third baseman has stolen three bases. Medina is coming off an impressive freshman campaign for the Pioneers.

In the Futures League, first baseman Victor Sorrento (Monroe Township, NJ) is 13 for 53 with four RBI in 17 games of action for the Seacoast Mavericks.  For the Torrington Titans, right-handed pitcher Connor Landers (Durham, CT) has only allowed 2 earned runs in 11.2 innings, while striking out eight.

In the New England Collegiate Baseball League, both Jeff Stoddard (Branford, CT) and Keaton Flint (Charlton, NY) have seen action for the Mystic Schooners. Flint is 15-56 (.268) with ten runs scored, 12 walks and four stolen bases. Stoddard has pitched six innings for the Schooners, striking out six.

Kody Kerski (Waterbury, CT), playing for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the prestigious Cape Cod League, has struck out four in 3.1 innings of work.

In the Hamptons League, side arm throwing Dan Wertz (Cross River, NY) has pitched 8.1 innings for the Sag Harbor Whalers, notching a 2.16 ERA with 7 strikeouts.

In the Albany Twilight League, both Derick Horn (Valatie, NY) and Jayson Sullivan (Charlton, NY) have seen action for the Albany Athletics. Horn was named Tournament MVP of the Albany Baseball Fest on June 30th after going 10-14 with 14 RBI in the tournament.

Former Pioneers:

Former SHU shortstop John Murphy (Seymour, CT) has appeared in 13 games for the State Island Yankees, the single A affiliates of the New York Yankees. Murphy has nine hits, including a solo homerun on June 22nd. Murphy was drafted in the sixth round of this year's Major League Draft by the Yankees.

Another former SHU great, Troy Scribner (Washington Depot, CT) has pitched 8.1 innings without allowing an earned run for the Astros of the Rookie Gulf Coast League. Scribner signed with the Houston Astros as an undrafted free agent.

That's it for now for out for the SHU Baseball Summer Notebook. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable July 4th holiday and we will back in a couple of weeks for another check in on the Pioneers.