Vanderbilt's Beede among those off and running in summer baseball leagues

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 9:10pm

Summer officially began on Friday but the dog days already had heated up for a number of area baseball players.

Belmont, Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee State and Vanderbilt sent a combined 60 players around the country to summer collegiate baseball leagues. Some already have played more than 20 games while others have yet to report.

Vanderbilt right-hander Tyler Beede, for example, made his debut with Team USA on Sunday. The rising junior made his first start since a season-ending Super Regional loss to Louisville on June 9. He picked up the win in four innings of work by allowing just one run and one hit while striking out four and walking just two.

Beede, a consensus All-American who went 14-1 this past season, and Team USA will continue play in the states for the next two weeks before heading to Japan on July 5 for a week.

His Vanderbilt teammate, Zander Wiel, also enjoyed some early success while playing in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The rising sophomore from Murfreesboro was named the league’s player of the week on Sunday after he hit .364 with two home runs, two doubles and nine RBIs. Wiel, who hit five homers for Vanderbilt last year, has reached base safely in all five games.

A look at where other local players are spending their summers:

BELMONT
Matt Beaty, C/INF, Jr., Saratoga Brigade, New England Collegiate Baseball League
James Buckelew, LHP, Sr., Saratoga Brigade, New England Collegiate Baseball League
Austin Coley, RHP, Jr., (Murfreesboro), Saratoga Brigade, New England Collegiate Baseball League
Alec Diamond, INF, Jr., Winward Braves, Sunbelt Baseball League
Ray Eastman, INF, So., Shore Eagles, Beach League
Blake Harvey, RHP, Sr., (Murfreesboro), Music City Bulldogs, Tennessee Summer Collegiate Baseball League
Zach Hodgkiss, LHP, So., Shore Eagles, The Beach League
Spencer Petett, C, Jr., Music City Bulldogs, Tennessee Summer Collegiate Baseball League
Jamie Ritchie, C, Jr., Alexandria Blue Anchors, Northwoods League

LIPSCOMB

Tyson Ashcraft, INF/OF, Jr., (Brentwood), Florence RedWolves, Coastal Plain League
Tyler Bethune, C, So., North Folk Osprey, Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League
Will Blalock, RHP, Jr., (Franklin), Laconia Muskrats, New England Collegiate Baseball League
Hunter Brothers, RHP, Sr., Falmouth Commodores, Cape Cod Baseball League
Geordie Carlson, OF/LHP, So., (Franklin), Hopkinsville Hoppers, Ohio Valley League
Dalton Curtis, RHP, So., North Folk Osprey, Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League
Jaesung Hwang, RHP, Jr., West Virginia Miners, Prospect League
Dalton Keck, RHP, So., Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, Futures Collegiate Baseball League
Griffin Moore, UT/RHP, Jr., West Virginia Miners, Prospect League
Austin Schubert, RHP, So., Front Royal Cardinals, Valley Baseball League
Chad Shannon, OF, Sr., California Collegiate League
Austin Sistrunk, INF, So., (Franklin), Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, Futures Collegiate Baseball League
Brandon Thomas, INF, So., (Clarksville), Beach League

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE
Jared Allen, OF, Jr., High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms, Coastal Plain League
Michael Adkins, C, Jr., Staunton Braves, Valley League
Matt Blackham, RHP, Jr., Thunder Bay Border Cats, Northwoods League
Keaton Baker, RHP, Jr., Lima Locos, Great Lakes League
Austin Bryant, IF, Jr., Pineville Pioneers, Southern Collegiate League
Andrew Cash, OF, Jr., (Brentwood), Pineville Pioneers, Southern Collegiate League
Zac Curtis, LHP, (Hendersonville), Brazos Valley Bombers, Texas League
Jake Ellison, OF, Sr., Mankato MoonDogs, Northwoods League
Nathan Foriest, LHP, Jr., Florence RedWolves, Coastal Plain League
Johnathan Frebis, LHP, Jr., (Murfreesboro), Harwich Mariners, Cape Cod League
Trevor Haggard, OF, So., Boca Raton Lightning, South Florida Collegiate League
Jake Ingold, IF, Jr., Brazos Valley Bombers, Texas League
Kooper Kessler, RHP, Jr., Staunton Braves, Valley League
Trent Miller, OF/1B, Sr., Edenton Steamers, Coastal Plain League
Dathan Prewett, IF/OF, So., Madisonville Pirates, Ohio Valley League
Garrett Ring, RHP, So., Fulton Railroaders, Ohio Valley League
Heath Slatton, RHP.1B, So., Lake Erie Monarchs, Great Lakes League
Ryan Stephens, OF, Sr., (Murfreesboro), Plymouth Pilgrims, New England League
Cody Tollison, LPH, Sr., (Nashville-Ensworth),Woodstock River Bandits, Valley League

VANDERBILT
Tyler Beede, RHP, Jr., Team USA
Tyler Campbell, INF, So., Laconia Muskrats, New England Collegiate Baseball League
Vince Conde, INF, Jr., Orleans Firebirds, Cape Cod League
Will Cooper, OF, Jr., Sanford Mainers, New England Collegiate Baseball League
Patrick Delano, RHP, So., Vermont Mountaineers, New England Collegiate Baseball League
Tyler Ferguson, RHP, So., Newport Gulls, New England Collegiate Baseball League
Chris Harvey, C, Jr., Duluth Huskies, Northwoods League
Keenan Kolinsky, LHP, Sr., Sag Harbor Whalers, Hamptons League
Brian Miller, RHP, Jr., (Franklin), Cotuit Kettleers, Cape Cod League
Jared Miller, RHP, Jr., Orleans Firebirds, Cape Cod League
John Norwood, OF, Jr., Lakeshore Chinooks, Northwoods League
Philip Pfeifer, LHP, Jr., Orleans Firebirds, Cape Cod League
Adam Ravenelle, RHP, Jr., Cotuit Kettleers, Cape Cod League
Steven Rice, RHP, Sr., Sanford Mainers, New England Collegiate Baseball League
Kyle Smith, INF, So., (Mt. Juliet), Vermont Mountaineers, New England Collegiate Baseball League
Luke Stephenson, RHP, So., Laconia Muskrats, New England Collegiate Baseball League
Zander Wiel, INF, So., (Murfreesboro), Sanford Mainers, New England Collegiate Baseball League
Nevin Wilson, LHP, Jr., Laconia Muskrats, New England Collegiate Baseball League
Rhett Wiseman, OF, So., Cotuit Kettleers, Cape Cod League

1 Comment on this post:

By: damons on 6/25/13 at 9:33

Thank you very much for letting us know where these guys are playing this summer!