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 our final chapter of the 2013 SHU Summer Baseball Notebook, our periodic check-in on the Pioneers who are playing in collegiate summer leagues through the offseason.
In the Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate Baseball (ABCCL) League Right-handed sophomore Nick Morrissey (Howell, NJ finished out his season allowing just three earned runs in 18 innings pitched for the ABCCL champion Monmouth Monarchs. Morrissey went 2-0 with six saves while striking out 18 batters. The Monarchs finished the summer 31-5-1.
In the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League sophomore Jesus Medina (New York, NY) wrapped up a tremendous summer for the Staten Island Tide in which he batted .314 in 118 at-bats with seven doubles. Flint also drew 19 walks, stole five bases, and scored 22 runs.
In the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, first baseman Victor Sorrento (Monroe Township, NJ) batted .266 with 8 doubles and 13 RBI in 111 at bats for the Seacoast Mavericks. For the Torrington Titans, right-handed pitcher Connor Landers (Durham, CT) finished his summer with a tremendous 1.70 ERA in 31.2 innings. The big righty also struck out 26 batters.
In the New England Collegiate Baseball League, both Jeff Stoddard (Branford, CT) and Keaton Flint (Charlton, NY) wrapped up their summer with the Mystic Schooners. Flint batted .266 with 23 runs scored, 21 walks and ten stolen bases. Stoddard has allowed just six earned runs in 24 innings of work and struck out 21.
In the prestigious Cape Cod League, Kody Kerski (Waterbury, CT) allowed five earned runs in 21.2 innings pitched for the Yarmouth Dennis Red Sox. Kerski finished the season 3-3 with 18 strikeouts.
In the Hamptons League, side arm throwing Dan Wertz (Cross River, NY) pitched 12.1 innings for the Sag Harbor Whalers, notching a 1.45 ERA with 6 strikeouts.
In the Albany Twilight League, both Derick Horn (Valatie, NY) and Jayson Sullivan (Keaton Flint) were key cogs for an Albany Athletic team that went 22-2. Horn batted an incredible .444 (3rd in the league), while Sullivan batted .375 (6th in the league). Horn also smacked four homeruns and scored 20 runs.
Former SHU shortstop John Murphy (Seymour, CT) has appeared in 34 games for the State Island Yankees, the single A affiliates of the New York Yankees. Murphy has 21 hits, including a solo homerun on June 22nd. The Yankees drafted Murphy in the sixth round of this year's MLB Draft.
Another former SHU great, Troy Scribner (Washington Depot, CT) was called up to play for the Tri-City ValleyCats, after striking out 42 batters in just 28.2 innings, while allowing just four earned runs. As a ValleyCat, Scribner has struck out 18 batters in just two starts, allowing just one earned run.