June 4, 2014
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - A total of 17 Saints - nearly half of the 2014 Siena Baseball roster - will compete in collegiate baseball leagues this summer. Six Saints will play in the New York Collegiate Baseball League, four in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, two in both the New England Collegiate Baseball League and Virginia Valley League and one each in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, Futures Collegiate Baseball League and Cape Cod League.
Freshman catcher Patrick Ortland and sophomore reliever Kyano Cummings will be teammates on the Syracuse Salt Cats of the NYCBL, while fellow Siena teammates sophomore infielder Brett Connors (Geneva Twins), freshman catcher Nick Duarte (Sherrill Silversmiths), freshman infielder Yahriel Jimenez (Cortland Crush) and freshman outfielder Carlos Tapia (Syracuse Junior Chiefs) will also compete in the league.
A total of 10 Saints will play their summer baseball in the State of New York with freshman pitcher Taylor Ahearn (Elmira Pioneers), freshman pitcher Chris Amorosi (Albany Dutchmen), junior hurler Ed Lewicki (Mohawk Valley Diamond Dogs) and junior designated hitter Brian Fay (Glens Falls Golden Eagles) all competing in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.
MAAC Rookie of the Year outfielder Dan Swain (Plymouth Pilgrims) and sophomore infielder Alex Tuccio (Danbury Westerners) are set to play in the NECBL and sophomore catcher Dave Hoffmann (Woodstock River Bandits) and junior infielder Justin Esquerra (Charles Town Cannons) will compete in the VBL.
Freshman pitcher Justin Scala is set to play for the Montauk Mustangs of the Hamptons League and junior reliever Matt Quintana for the Martha's Vineyard Sharks of the Futures League. Sophomore starter Bryan Goossens will pitch for the Chatham Anglers of the prestigious Cape Cod League. Last year current Saint Matt Gage was a CCBL All-Star while pitching for the Anglers.
The Saints recently completed an historic 2014 season, capturing the program's fifth MAAC Championship and won their first-ever NCAA Tournament game.