Returning baseball players in summer leagues around U.S.
At least 23 returning players to the Bates College baseball team are playing summer baseball in highly regarded collegiate leagues around the country, including four in New England’s prestigious Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
The Bobcats return all but one regular starter and one starting pitcher from the 2012 team that finished 23-17, Bates’ third straight 20-plus win season, the last two under head coach Mike Leonard.
Listed below are some of the Bobcats’ league and team affiliations:
Futures Collegiate Baseball League
Mike Spinosa – Wachusett Dirt Dawgs
Griff Tewksbury – Nashua Silver Knights
Tom Baroni – Nashua Silver Knights
Brad Reynolds – Sea Coast Mavericks
New York Collegiate Baseball League
Ryan Sonberg – Syracuse Junior Chiefs
Dean Bonneau – Syracuse Junior Chiefs
Myrtle Beach Collegiate Baseball League – The Beach League
Mekae Hyde – Riptides
Steve Burke – Ghost Crabs
Jeff Gunn – Winward Braves, Sunbelt League (Ga.)
Rockwell Jackson – The Heat, Arizona Collegiate Baseball League
Kevin Davis – Medford Americans, Boston Intercity League
Kevin McGregor – Mendham Pastime, Morris County Majors (N.J.)
Mike Antonellis – Watertown Reds, Boston Intercity League (Mass.)
Chris Fusco – Houston Heat, Houston (Tex.) Collegiate League
Portland (Me.) Twilight League
Nate Pajka – Northbridge (Mass.) American Legion