CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Among the Crimson players who played in summer leagues this season, rising junior Hunter Bigge and rising senior Patrick McColl have been named All-Stars in the Northwoods and the Valley Baseball Leagues, respectively. Additionally, rising sophomore Enzo Stefanoni posted strong numbers in the Hamptons League.
From the mound to the plate, Bigge made an impact. He went 4-2 with a 3.13 ERA in ten games pitched for the Duluth Huskies. In the regular season, he pitched 51 innings and recorded 52 strikeouts. From the plate, he had a .280 average, 23 hits, and 12 RBIs in 82 at bats. In the Major League Dreams All-Star game, Bigge was a part of the winning team, earning the save with two strikeouts. The Huskies lost the three game league championship series against the Dock Spiders. Bigge contributed two scoreless innings in the team's game two win.
McColl spent his summer with the Charlottesville TomSox of the Valley League. His .368 average in the regular season led the team and had him sixth in the league. He also ranked third in hits with 50 on the summer. McColl's strong season at the plate earned him a spot in the league All-Star game. In his four at-bats, he had three hits and a walk. McColl led his team into the playoffs, where he posted a .304 average over six games with seven hits including a homerun.
Among the top performers, Enzo Stefanoni posted strong numbers with the North Fork Ospreys in the Hamptons League. Stefanoni started seven games and earned two wins, which lead the league. He recorded a strong 2.81 ERA over 38.1 innings with 36 strikeouts.
In total, the Harvard baseball team had 13 players playing in top summer leagues across the country.
Tommy Seidl played locally for the New Bedford Bay Sox in the NECBL. In 77 at-bats, he totaled 20 hits and a .260 average.
Like Seidl, Grant Stone and Chad Minato also played in the NECBL, both with the North Adams SteepleCats. Stone pitched 32.1 innings earning two wins and striking out 33. Minato had 89 at-bats and had 19 hits with 12 RBIs.
Another member of the NECBL was Kevin Stone, who pitched for the Danbury Westerners. He earned three wins pitching 35.2 innings with 27 strikeouts.
Edwin Owolo also stayed local with the Charlestown Townies in the Yawkey League. He had 51 at-bats and ended the summer with a .353 slugging percentage.
Buddy Mrowka and Chris McGrory played for the Brockton Rox of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England (FCBL). Mrowka totaled 102 at-bats amounting 20 hits. McGrory pitched in 11 games throughout the season, striking out 42 batters through 40 innings pitched.
Jake Forte played infield for the Brookhaven Bucks who won the Sun Belt League Championship. He contributed close to the team lead in doubles and walks.
In the Great Lakes League for the Muskegon Clippers, Nate Stephens spent the summer behind the plate for the 24-18 Clippers.
Rounding out the summer league players, Jaren Zinn pitched for the Silver Spring Thunderbolts in the Cal Ripkin League. The righty earned two wins and 16 strikeouts through 18 innings pitched.