Summer Ball June Recap

by John Vittas

While the Terps were late to summer ball this season, most of Maryland’s players are now fully in the swing of things as the month of July begins.

Mike Shawaryn has been pitching for Team USA throughout various ballparks in North Carolina, helping the Stars & Stripes to a 5-3 start. Both of Shawaryn’s outings came against Chinese Taipei:

2 G, 6.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 6 K, 3 BB

ERA: 5.40           WHIP: 1.65        K/9: 8.1

Nick Cieri is Maryland’s lone representative in the Cape Cod League, the nation’s top college summer league. The Terps’ DH is off to an outstanding start with the Wareham Gateman:

8 G, 7-for-19, 3 RBI, 2 BB, SB, 4 K

AVG: .368          OBP: .429          SLG: .368

Nick Cieri is off to a hot start on summer ball's biggest stage. Photo: Alexander Jonesi
Nick Cieri is off to a hot start on summer ball’s biggest stage.
Photo: Alexander Jonesi

The Cal Ripken League is the most popular summer league for Terps’ baseball players, with its teams located in the Maryland-DC-Virginia metropolitan area. A couple of Maryland’s key pitchers in 2015 have continued their campaigns in the area:

Taylor Bloom: 4 G, 3 ST, 3-0, 20.2, 13 H, BB, 32 K

ERA: 1.74         WHIP: 0.70         opp. AVG: .178        K/9: 13.9

Ryan Selmer: 5 G, ST, 0-2, 13.2 IP, 13 H, 8 BB, 12 K

ERA: 6.58          WHIP: 1.62         opp. AVG: .241        K/9: 7.9

Mike Rescigno: 5 G, 6 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 7 K

ERA: 3.00           WHIP: 1.00        opp. AVG: .105       K/9: 10.5

Many of Maryland’s 2015 position players are also getting reps in the Ripken League:

Zach Jancarski: 15 G, 11-for-41 (.268 AVG/ .333 OBP/ .317 SLG), 4 RBI, 8 R, 9 SB, 6 K

Justin Morris: 9 G, 6-for-32 (.188 / .333 / .188), 3 RBI, 4 R

John Mazza: 12 G, 4-for-33 (.121 / .237 / .121), R, RBI

Jamal Wade: 3 G, 2-for-7, 2B, 2 R

Andrew Bechtold: 1 G, 1-for-3, BB (returned from thumb injury on June 29)

Some of Maryland’s incoming players have performed even better than the current guys in the Ripken League:

Brandon Smith (JUCO transfer – will be a junior in 2016)

19 G, 18-for-71 (.254 / .308 / .310), HR, 3 RBI, 8 R, SB, 21 K

Martin Costes: 19 G, 20-for-63 (.317 / .377 / .540), 2 HR, 12 RBI, 14 R, 4 SB, 10 K

Nick Dunn: 12 G, 13-for-42 (.310 / .375 / .429), 5 R, 8 RBI, 2 SB

AJ Lee: 6 G, 6-for-21 (.286 / .423 / .381), RBI, 2 R, SB

A couple other current players have left the area to play this summer:

Pat Hisle (Albany Dutchman – Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League)

8 G, 3-for-18 (.167), 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 BB

Andrew Green (Wilson Tobs – Coastal Plains League)

4 G, 5 IP (ERA: 3.60), 6 H (opp. AVG: .300), 5 BB (WHIP: 2.20), 5 K (K/9: 9.0)

The summer season continues until the end of July before players get a few weeks off before returning to school in the fall. Be sure to return to MBN for updates on how the Terps are doing this summer.

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