Burke, Wamboldt make summer baseball All-Star teams
On the heels of his breakout sophomore season on the Bates College baseball team, Chris Burke is continuing to excel this summer in the Maryland Collegiate Baseball League.
On Wednesday Burke, a member of the Maryland Orioles, was named to the MCBL All-Star Team. The All-NESCAC outfielder from Andover, Mass., will participate in an All-Star game against the Clark Griffith League All-Stars on Saturday at Waters Field in Vienna, Va.
Through 16 games, when statistics were last updated on the Maryland Orioles’ team Web site, Burke ranked second on the team with a .345 batting average, helping the Orioles to an 11-5 start. Burke had three doubles and one triple, was slugging at a .436 clip, and was tied for the team lead with eight stolen bases.
Bates infielder Luke Wamboldt ’11 (Sunderland, Mass.), meanwhile, also earned a spot in the All-Star Game of another collegiate wooden-bat league, the Mississippi Valley League. Wamboldt is playing this summer for the Iowa Snappers.
Burke and Wamboldt are two of eight Bates players participating in a wooden-bat collegiate league this summer. Noah Lynd ’11 is also playing for the Maryland Orioles, while Jacob Simon ’11 and Ryan Heide ’11 are playing for the D.C. Grays of the Clark Griffith League, Paul Chiampa ’11 and Pat Murphy ’11 are with the Marion Bobcats in the Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee (KIT) League, and Karl Alexander ’12 is pitching for Stockyard in the Boston Park League.