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For Immediate Release: June 10, 2011
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU baseball players spread out across Northeast for summer ball
A total of 18 players will play in eight different leagues to hone skills

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Less than two weeks after the 2011 BU baseball season ended, 18 Bearcat players will suit up for their summer teams in eight different leagues spread across the Northeast.

Six of the players will compete in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, including junior first baseman Dave Ciocchi, an all-star for the NECBL's Danbury Westerners last summer. Joining Ciocchi on the Danbury team is fellow first team America East all-conference selection, sophomore pitcher Jay Lynch.

Three teammates will stick together on the NECBL's Old Orchard Beach roster: outfielder and recent Freshman All-American selection Bill Bereszniewicz, sophomore infielder Joel Stubbs and sophomore pitcher Joe Swindells.

Another trio will play for Covington (Va.) in the Valley League: junior reliever Alex Adami, sophomore infielder Mike Thompson and freshman infielder Dan Nevares.

Junior pitcher Mike Augliera, a first team all-conference selection in 2011, will have an opportunity to pitch for Falmouth in the prestigious Cape Cod League - BU's first entry into what is widely viewed as the country's elite amateur league.

"Our entire coaching staff works extremely hard establishing relationships with summer coaches and placing our guys in competitive collegiate summer baseball leagues," head coach Tim Sinicki said. "The summer innings our players spend on the mound and in the field, along with the extra at-bats they receive are critical to their development and our place as one of the top baseball programs in the Northeast."

The complete list of the 18 players and their summer assignments is below.

Name League Team
Bill Bereszniewicz New England Collegiate Old Orchard Beach
Joel Stubbs New England Collegiate Old Orchard Beach
Joe Swindells New England Collegiate Old Orchard Beach
Dave Ciocchi New England Collegiate Danbury
Jay Lynch New England Collegiate Danbury
Chris Nagorski New England Collegiate Sanford
Alex Adami Valley Covington
Dan Nevares Valley Covington
Mike Thompson Valley Covington
Mitch Hollander Atlantic Collegiate New York
Lee Sosa Atlantic Collegiate Lehigh Valley
John Howell New York Collegiate Oneonta
Shaun McGraw New York Collegiate Syracuse
Mark Palumbo Cal Ripken Collegiate Herndon
Jordon Smucker Cal Ripken Collegiate Herndon
Mike Augliera Cape Cod Falmouth
Jake Lambert Coastal Plain Martinsville
Jack Rogalla Prospect DeKalb County

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