Baseball Headed Off For the Summer
June 19, 2009
STANFORD—The Stanford Cardinal’s annual trek to collegiate summer ball has begun, with 17 players heading around the country to improve their games for the 2010 season. Most players are just beginning their summer schedules after completing finals last week.
Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year Jake Schlander, who started all 55 games at short last season, will head to the prestigious Cape Cod League to play for Yarmouth-Dennis. Joining Schlander on the Massachusetts Peninsula, will be catcher Zach Jones, second baseman Colin Walsh and RHP Danny Sandbrink, who will all play for Brewster. Walsh led the Cardinal last year in batting, at .320, while Jones caught the majority of the 55 games he started last year. Sandbrink appeared in 19 games
Over in the Alaska Summer League, outfielder Kellen Kiilsgaard, who hit .313 as a sophomore last year, will play for the Anchorage Bucs, while first baseman Jonathan Kaskow, will play for the Peninsula Oilers.
The Northwoods League, out of the Midwest, will feature four Cardinal players, catcher Ben Clowe and outfielder Christian Griffiths, who will each play for Waterloo, and pitchers Michael Marshall and Chris Reed, who will pitch for Wisconsin. Clowe played in 46 games last season, Marshall made 21 appearances with a 4.10 ERA and Reed appeared in six games as a freshman lefthander. Griffiths redshirted.
Also around the country, RHP Elliott Byers will pitch for Amsterdam in the New York Collegiate League; outfielder Scott Colton and RHP AJ Talt will play for Rockbridge in the Valley Baseball League; outfielder Stanley Fich will play for Sag Harbor in the Hamptons Collegiate League; outfielder Kellen McColl will patrol the outfield for Kelowona in the West Coast League; outfielder Jack Mosbacher will play in the Ripken, Sr. League for Bethesda and Carey Schwartz will play on Jim Dietz’ traveling baseball team starting in Longview, WA in July.
CAPE COD LEAGUE
Jake Schlander, SS, Yarmouth-Dennis, Cape Cod League
Jonathan Kaskow, 1B, Peninsula Oilers, Alaska Summer League
Ben Clowe, C, Waterloo, Northwoods League
Christian Griffiths, C/OF, Waterloo, Northwoods League
Michael Marshall, RHP/1B, Wisconsin, Northwoods League
Chris Reed, LHP, Wisconsin, Northwoods League
Scott Colton, OF, Rockbridge, Valley Baseball League
AJ Talt, RHP, Rockbridge, Valley Baseball League
Stanley Fich, OF, Sag Harbor, Hamptons Collegiate League
Jack Mosbacher, OF, Bethesda, Ripken, Sr. Baseball League
Carey Schwartz, RHP, Dietz Travel Baseball Team