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Bruins Begin Summer League Assignments

Jun 24, 2021

UCLA baseball is set to have 29 players participate in various summer baseball leagues around the country this summer, including a significant number of assignments in the Cape Cod League and the MLB-sponsored Appalachian League.

Among the 29 assignments, 20 are currently-rostered players and nine are incoming freshmen. By league, UCLA will send 11 players to the West Coast League (WCL), six players apiece to the Cape Cod and Appalachian Leagues, three to the Northwoods League, two to the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL), and one to the California Collegiate League (CCL).

Several Bruins will serve as teammates this summer.

In the Cape, left-handed pitcher Jake Saum, right-handed pitcher Max Rajcic, and RHP/INF Jack Filby will all play with the Orleans Firebirds while right-hander Charles Harrison and infielder/outfielder Michael Curialle will team up with the Falmouth Falcons.

In the Appalachian ("Appy") League, four Bruins will suit up for the Greenville Flyboys: outfielder Emanuel Dean, catcher Darius Perry, and infielders Daylen Reyes and Kyle Karros. The Appy League is a new wood bat summer collegiate league, played in stadiums that were formerly used in Minor League Baseball rookie leagues from 1963-2020.

Several teams in both the WCL and Northwoods will feature multiple Bruins, including Bellingham (Kenji Pallares, Cody Schrier, Nick McLain, Malakhi Knight, Thatcher Hurd), Mankato (Carson Hamro, Carson Yates), Port Angeles (Jack Holman, Luke Jewett), and Portland (Alonzo Tredwell, Nate Leibold).

Elsewhere, right-hander Jake Brooks will make his Cape Cod debut with the Cotuit Kettleers, infielder Jake Moberg and catcher Tommy Beres will participate in the debut season of the Appalachian League, and righty Nick Nastrini will look to help the Santa Barbara Foresters of the CCL defend their NBC World Series title from last summer. 

Keep up-to-date on all summer developments by following the team Twitter account, @UCLABaseball.

UCLA Baseball 2021 Summer Assignments

Name

Yr. (in 2022)

Pos.

Team

League

Chris Aldrich

RFr.

RHP

Newport

New England

Tommy Beres

RSo.

C

Bristol

Appalachian

Jake Brooks

So.

RHP

Cotuit

Cape Cod

Daniel Colwell

Sr.

LHP

Newport

New England

Michael Curialle

Jr.

INF/OF

Falmouth

Cape Cod

Emanuel Dean

RSo.

OF

Greeneville

Appalachian

Jack Filby

Sr.

RHP/INF

Orleans

Cape Cod

Bryce Grudzielanek

Fr.

INF

Yakima

West Coast

Josh Hahn

Jr.

OF/LHP

La Crosse

Northwoods

Carson Hamro

RFr.

RHP

Mankato

Northwoods

Charles Harrison

Jr.

RHP

Falmouth

Cape Cod

Jack Holman

Fr.

C

Port Angeles

West Coast

Thatcher Hurd

Fr.

RHP

Bellingham

West Coast

Luke Jewett

Fr.

RHP

Port Angeles

West Coast

Kyle Karros

So.

INF

Greeneville

Appalachian

Malakhi Knight

Fr.

OF

Bellingham

West Coast

Nate Leibold

Fr.

RHP

Portland

West Coast

Nick McLain

Fr.

OF

Bellingham

West Coast

Jake Moberg

Sr.

INF

Kingsport

Appalachian

Nick Nastrini

Sr.

RHP

Santa Barbara

California

Kenji Pallares

RFr.

RHP

Bellingham

West Coast

Eli Paton

RFr.

INF

Walla Walla

West Coast

Darius Perry

RSo.

C

Greeneville

Appalachian

Max Rajcic

So.

RHP

Orleans

Cape Cod

Daylen Reyes

So.

INF

Greeneville

Appalachian

Jake Saum

Jr.

LHP

Orleans

Cape Cod

Cody Schrier

Fr.

INF

Bellingham

West Coast

Alonzo Tredwell

Fr.

RHP

Portland

West Coast

Carson Yates

So.

OF

Mankato

Northwoods