It’s summer, so that means it‘s time for Maryland baseball players to compete in various collegiate baseball leagues.
As usual, there are a plethora of Terps in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. In fact, two former Terps are assistant coaches: Zach Morris for the Bethesda Big Train and Pat Hisle for the Gaithersburg Giants. There is also an increased number of Terps playing in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, while only one Maryland player is active in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
The table below shows where each Terp will be playing this summer. It’s not an official list, so there may be additions within the next few weeks as information comes in.
Here’s where Maryland baseball players are spending their summer.
|Cape Cod Baseball League||Randy Bednar||Brewster White Caps||So.||OF|
|New England CBL||Grant Burleson||Mystic Schooners||So.||LHP|
|New England CBL||Tommy Gardiner||Mystic Schooners||So.||INF|
|New England CBL||Zach Thompson||Mystic Schooners||Jr.||RHP|
|New England CBL||Sean Fisher||Sanford Mariners||So.||LHP|
|New England CBL||John Murphy||Sanford Mariners||Sr.||RHP|
|New England CBL||Mike Vasturia||Sanford Mariners||RSo.||RHP|
|New England CBL||Richie Scheikofer||Sanford Mariners||So.||OF|
|Cal Ripken CBL||Chris Alleyne||Alexandria Aces||So.||INF|
|Cal Ripken CBL||Mark DiLuia||Baltimore Redbirds||So.||RHP|
|Cal Ripken CBL||Billy Phillips||Baltimore Redbirds||RSo.||LHP|
|Cal Ripken CBL||Nick Turnbull||Baltimore Redbirds||Jr.||RHP|
|Cal Ripken CBL||Justin Voight||Baltimore Redbirds||So.||C|
|Cal Ripken CBL||A J Lee||Bethesda Big Train||Sr.||SS|
|Cal Ripken CBL||Tuck Tucker||Bethesda Big Train||Jr.||LHP|
|Cal Ripken CBL||Elliot Zoellner||Bethesda Big Train||Jr.||RHP|
|Cal Ripken CBL||Barrett Smith||Gaithersburg Giants||Jr.||INF|
|Cal Ripken CBL||Kieran Garner||Silver Spring-Takoma T-Bolys||RSo.||RHP|
There are three new Terps on the list above who are transfers from other colleges: Zach Thompson (St. Mary’s College of Maryland), Nick Turnbull (Harford CC), and Tuck Tucker (New Mexico JC).
Taylor Blohm and Hunter Parsons are most likely being shut down for the summer, given the number of innings each pitched during the 2018 season.
This summer will be particularly valuable to the 2017 class, which was called on heavily during the 2018 season. It will give them the opportunity to hone their craft and have breakout sophomore years.