Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Boys of Summer

As the Lions prepare for the fall season, let's recap the summer season.

Five members of the '09 team competed this past summer in collegiate leagues across the country.  The summer leagues are wooden bat leagues which are set-up to mimic minor league play.  Most leagues consist of at least 35 games plus post season play with little time off. 

Lion players participating in summer league play were Justin Boudreaux, Josh Cryer, Cass Hargis, Torin Lucas, and Trey Martin.

Boudreaux, Cryer, and Lucas competed in the M.I.N.K Collegiate Summer Baseball League which is comprised of teams located in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.  Boudreaux and Cryer were teammates on the Topeka Golden Giants in Topeka, KS.  Lucas was a member of the Ozark Generals in Springfield, MO. 

Hargis played in the ACBL, Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball Division where he lived with a host family in Riverhead, NY on Long Island. 

And Martin participated in the Birmingham Metro Summer Collegiate League in Alabama.

Both Hargis and Martin were named to their leagues All-Star teams.

Each player looks to use the experience gained this summer to enhance his play and help propel the Lions to another successful season.

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