After a week off following the team's Super Regional appearance and loss at North Carolina, Stanford baseball players will be sent across the country to play summer ball.
Headlining the Cardinal will be Mark Appel, who already has secured a spot on the U.S. National Team, and Brian Ragira, who is battling for a spot and is currently one of the team's alternates. Team USA's shortened season begins July 23 in Keene, NH.
The prestigious Cape Cod League will feature Stephen Piscotty and A.J. Vanegas on Yarmouth-Dennis, as well as Austin Wilson (Harwich) and Jake Stewart (Orleans). Just around the corner, the New England Collegiate Baseball League will feature seven Cardinal players, Brett Michael Doran, Christian Griffiths and Sahil Bloom on Mystic (Conn.) and Chris Jenkins, Elliott Byers, Eric Smith and Justin Ringo on Holyoke (Mass.). Just announced, the NECBL All Stars will take on Team USA on June 27 at Boston's Fenway Park in an exhibition game.
The Alaska League will feature Stanford second baseman Lonnie Kauppila in Fairbanks, while the Westhampton (NY) team will feature Brian Guymon, Brant Whiting and A.J. Talt in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League.
Danny Diekroeger remained in North Carolina following the team's loss in Chapel Hill, as he heads to Morehead City, joining Tommy Colton and Sam Lindquist in the Coastal Plain League.
Trevor Penny will play for the Major League Baseball Academy's Compton team.