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2019 Summer Ball Notebook Follow the Bird From Coast-to-Coast

2019 Summer Ball

Following a 31-win season and the program’s first run to the ACC Semifinals, the Boston College baseball roster spread out across the country to prepare for 2020 for spots on wood bat collegiate summer league teams from coast-to-coast. Players represent the Eagles as close as New England and Cape Cod and as far away as Georgia. A total of 15 players set to return to BC next season are under contract in five different leagues; many of which held opening day the first week of June.

The prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League, renowned as the best summer league in the country for the nation’s top prospects, is scheduled to kick-off its 2018 season on Monday, June 10. Five Eagles are anticipated to play on the Cape this summer, including outfielder Chris Galland and lefty Joey Walsh, who return to the Harwich Mariners and Cotuit Kettleers, respectively, for a second summer. Shortstop Brian Dempsey joins Galland at Harwich after spending last summer in the Cal Ripken League. All-American second baseman Cody Morissette and catcher Peter Burns will each start their summer with the Bourne Braves.

LEADING OFF [June 10]

Ramon Jimenez | IF | Sag Harbor Whalers | Hamptons League

In his first start of the summer on June 3, Jimenez hit the first home run of the season for the Whalers in an 8-6 road win. He has totaled three extra-base hits and seven runs scored through the first week of play.

Travis Lane | RHP | Amsterdam Mohawks | Perfect Game CBL

Lane made two starts on the hill in week one for the Amsterdam Mohawks. He is 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA and four strikeouts in nine innings of work. Lane took a no-decision in his debut with four innings pitched and two runs against in a 13-6 win. He earned his first win with five-scoreless frames of one-hit ball with two strikeouts on June 9.

Emmet Sheehan | RHP | Danbury Westerns | New England League

Sheehan led the Danbury Westerners to a 3-2 win on June 9 with a three-inning start. Despite taking a no-decision, he struck out seven batters to just one walk and two hits against.

Lucas Stalman | IF | Sag Harbor Whalers | Hamptons League

Stalman is hitting .364 through the first week of action in the Hamptons League. He is 8-for-22 at the plate with a home run, seven RBI and four runs. Stalman’s OPS is at 1.062 with a .517 OBP and .545 slugging percentage. He posted a three-hit game with a double and two RBI in game one of a doubleheader sweep at the Road Warriors on June 8.

Welcome to 2019 Summer Ball

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