UVA Baseball: 20 Cavaliers participating in college summer leagues

uva baseballA total of 20 returning UVA Baseball players will be participating in collegiate summer leagues spread across the country. The Cavaliers will be represented in seven leagues nationwide.

The Cavaliers will send six players to the prestigious Cape Cod League with opening day scheduled for Monday, June 10. Pitchers Andrew Abbott and Mike Vasil will play for the Orleans Firebirds while righthanders Griff McGarry and Kyle Whitten will team up on the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. Brendan Rivoli (Bourne Braves) and Alex Tappen (Harwich Mariners) will also spend the summer on the Cape.

Christian Hlinka and Cayman Richardson will play locally for the Charlottesville Tom Sox of the Valley League. Former Cavalier and current director of player personnel, Branden Cogswell, will serve as an assistant on the Tom Sox coaching staff. For the third straight year, the Tom Sox will be managed by former Virginia two-way player Cory Hunt (2008-11).

UVA Baseball Summer College League participants

  • Andrew Abbott – Orleans Firebirds (Cape Cod League)
  • Will Allocca – Saugerties Stallions (PG League)
  • Blake Bales – Albany Dutchman (PG League)
  • Zack Gelof – Madison Mallards (Northwoods League)
  • Drew Hamrock –Bethesda Big Train (Cal Ripken League)
  • Nic Kent – Duluth Huskies (Northwoods)
  • Paul Kosanovich – Keene Swamp Bats (NECBL)
    Christian Hlinka – Charlottesville Tom Sox (Valley League)
  • Griff McGarry – Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Cape Cod League)
  • Zach Messinger – Keene Swamp Bats (NECBL)
  • Logan Michaels – Madison Mallards (Northwoods League)
  • Devin Ortiz – Bradenton Juice (Florida Gulf Coast League)
  • Billy Price – Albany Dutchman (PG League)
  • Cayman Richardson – Charlottesville Tom Sox (Valley League)
  • Brendan Rivoli – Bourne Braves (Cape Cod League)
  • Cristian Sanchez – Keene Swamp Bats (NECBL)
  • Jimmy Sullivan – Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League)
  • Alex Tappen – Harwich Mariners (Cape Cod League)
  • Kyle Whitten – Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Cape Cod League)
  • Mike Vasil – Orleans Firebirds (Cape Cod League)
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