May 30, 2012
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Members of the Tennessee baseball team have begun to scatter across the country as they prepare to compete in wood-bat summer leagues from California to New Hampshire. In all, 13 Volunteers will play in six different leagues this summer.
Rising junior catcher Ethan Bennett will travel to the Granite State to hone his skills with the Laconia Muskrats in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, while a pair of rising sophomore pitchers, Robbie Kidd and Eric Martin, will suit up for the Bethesda Big Train in the Cal Ripken League a few states south in Maryland.
Due west in Ohio, four Vols will compete in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League with right-handed pitcher Blake Thomas playing for the Hamilton Joes and catcher Jason Manis, right-handed pitcher Conner Stevens and infielder Parker Wormsley spending the summer as teammates on the Cincinnati Steam.
Outfielder Jared Allen and right-handed pitcher Nick Williams will travel to Minnesota where they will get set to play for the Rochester Honkers in the Northwoods League, while both infielder Kevin O'Leary and southpaw Brandon Zajac will team up on the East Texas Pump Jacks in the Texas Collegiate League.
Making the longest trek of the summer will be second baseman Will Maddox and left-handed hurler Dalton Saberhagen. The duo will head out to the West Coast to compete in the California Collegiate League for the San Luis Obispo Blues and Conejo Oaks, respectively.
|Vols in Summer Baseball Leagues|
|Cal Ripken League>|
|Bethesda Big Train - Robbie Kidd|
|Bethesda Big Train - Eric Martin|
|California Collegiate League|
|San Luis Obispo Blues - Will Maddox|
|Conejo Oaks - Dalton Saberhagen|
|Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League|
|Cincinnati Steam - Jason Manis|
|Cincinnati Steam - Conner Stevens|
|Cincinnati Steam - Parker Wormsley|
|Hamilton Joes - Blake Thomas|
|New England Collegiate League|
|Laconia Muskrats - Ethan Bennett|
|Rochester Honkers - Jared Allen|
|Rochester Honkers - Nick Williams|
|Texas Collegiate League|
|East Texas Pump Jacks - Kevin O'Leary|
|East Texas Pump Jacks - Brandon Zajac|
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