Cullowhee, N.C. - Fifteen players from Western Carolina's 2016 Southern Conference Tournament Championship squad are playing between 12 different teams across seven leagues this summer. A total of nine Catamounts are slated to be in action with southeastern-based leagues during the summer months.
A team-high three Catamounts were slated to play this summer between both the Southern Collegiate and Northwoods Leagues. Two Catamounts -- junior infielder Matt Smith and LHP Bryan Sammons -- are supposed to head to the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League, playing partial contracts for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. Redshirt junior Bryson Bowman, WCU's lone non-senior draft pick by the New York Yankees, was penciled in to play with the Wilson Tobs in the CPL.
All told, eight Catamount teammates will play alongside WCU counterparts this summer including two -- pitchers Korey Anderson and Brendan Nail -- returning to California to play for the San Luis Obispo (SLO) Blues. It is the fourth-straight summer that WCU has sent players to the central California coast. Infielder Caleb Robinson and RHP Chad Mabini are supposed to join the Green Bay Bullfrogs roster in the Northwoods League, while freshman catcher Justin Sparks and rookie RHP Jake Moebius will play for the Piedmont Pride in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League.
See below for the complete listing of where Catamount baseball players are scheduled to play during the Summer, 2016:
2016 Catamounts Playing Summer League Baseball:
|Name||Team Name||Summer League Name||Web Site|
|#1 Chad Mabini||Green Bay (Wisc.) Bullfrogs||Northwoods||Bullfrogs Web Site|
|#5 Brett Pope||St. Cloud (Minn.) Rox||Northwoods||Rox Web Site|
|#11 Pierce Suttles||Lake Norman Copperheads||Southern Collegiate||Copperheads Web Site|
|#12 Bryson Bowman||Wilson Tobs||Coastal Plain||Tobs Web Site|
|#15 Caleb Robinson||Green Bay (Wisc.) Bullfrogs||Northwoods||Bullfrogs Web Site|
|#17 Matt Smith||Yarmouth-Dennis (Mass.) Red Sox||Cape Cod||Red Sox Web Site|
|#19 Justin Sparks||Piedmont (S.C.) Pride||Southern Collegiate||Pride Web Site|
|#22 Korey Anderson||San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Blues||California Collegiate||Blues Web Site|
|#31 Michael Davis||Catawba Valley Stars||Carolina-Virginia Collegiate||Stars Web Site|
|#32 Bryan Sammons||Yarmouth-Dennis (Mass.) Red Sox||Cape Cod||Red Sox Web Site|
|#33 Corey Sikes||Gastonia Grizzlies||Coastal Plain||Grizzlies Web Site|
|#34 Jake Moebius||Piedmont (S.C.) Pride||Southern Collegiate||Pride Web Site|
|#36 Andrew Bullock||Waynesboro (Va.) Generals||Valley||Generals Web Site|
|#39 Dillon Bray||Kernersville Bulldogs||Carolina-Virginia Collegiate||Bulldogs Web Site|
|#44 Brendan Nail||San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Blues||California Collegiate||Blues Web Site|