Boston College Baseball Heads to Summer Ball

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A look at where the Eagles are playing this summer as they hone their skills and "build the database."

The following is a breakdown of where Boston College's baseball players are being picked up this summer.  One good sign is that the maximum amount of Eagles could find themselves on Cape Cod Baseball League rosters.  Even though the draft and regular season were a collective disappointment, these individuals could get a chance to put BC baseball back on the national radar in some respects:

Cape Cod Baseball League

Andrew Chin, drafted in the 15th round by the Yankees, will at least get a start down the Cape on his summer.  I'm not sure if he will sign, but he was tabbed as the Opening Day starter for Wednesday for the Chatham Anglers.  Opening Day on the Cape isn't as big of a deal as it sounds, if only because of the amount of temporary players while others are off playing the College World Series.  But it's a big deal in a sense that he's a permanent player that'll be expected in Chatham to play well throughout the whole year, starting with the first day.  He played with the Anglers last summer.

Joining Chin will be Chris Shaw, Blake Butera (who played in Chatham last year), and Jeff Burke.  Cape League teams can't have more than four players from a single college roster on a team, so it looks like Coach John Schiffner is going all in on Birdballers.

John Gorman will get at least a start for the Bourne Braves as a temp, and Jesse Adams will try to earn a full roster spot out of the bullpen with the Wareham Gatemen.  If these guys are released from their contracts, they'll be able to sign anywhere on Cape (except for Chatham).  Former volunteer head coach and current Harwich manager Steve Englert can snap these guys up if he chooses since he is no longer a BC coach (you cannot "coach your own" on the Cape).

New England Collegiate Baseball League

Johnny Adams began his progression before even coming to BC as a freshman when he played in the Futures league last year.  He'll play for the second-year franchise Plymouth Pilgrims.  Luke Fernandes joins another second-year franchise, playing with the Ocean State Waves.

Joe Cronin will play with the New Bedford Bay Sox, where Shaw performed last year, along with teammate Nick SciortinoNick Poore heads to Maine to play with the Sanford Mariners, while Eric Stone will toe the rubber for the Newport Gulls.

Alaska League

Hats off to Geoffrey Murphy, who heads north to play for the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks.  On June 21st, he'll take part in one of the greatest summer traditions in baseball.  Chugiak will play in Anchorage on the 21st for a game starting at 10 PM.  The game in Anchorage starts a half hour before the world famous "Midnight Sun" game takes place in Fairbanks.  The games in Alaska are widely recognized for never needing to turn on the lights in the stadium even as the time ticks off to the middle of the night.

Other Leagues

No Eagle heads to the Futures Collegiate Baseball League this year, but a number of other Birdballers will hone their trade somewhere as summer dawns.  Justin Dunn will play in the Cal Ripkin Collegiate Summer League in Maryland, while Logan Hoggarth plays in the Valley Baseball League in Virginia.  Gabriel Hernandez heads to the Northwoods League, while Michael Strem will play in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League.

Best of luck to the Eagles as the summer gets started!

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