On this episode of the College Baseball Central Podcast, Joe Healy talks summer baseball and college baseball in New England with Josh Kummins of the New England Baseball Journal.
The Cape Cod League is undoubtedly the premier summer collegiate baseball league. It gives small college players a chance to show what they can do against top-flight competition, serves as an elite scouting showcase, and gives college baseball fans a preview of what might be on the horizon with some of their program’s top players. It’s no surprise, then, that this league will be a big topic of conversation with Josh.
At the same time, it’s an interesting time for college baseball up in New England during the spring as well. The 2017 season wasn’t quite the banner year in New England in the same way that 2016 was, what with Boston College getting to a super regional, Bryant achieving a two seed in a regional, and UConn showing well in the Gainesville Regional all during the ’16 postseason, but there were still some interesting storylines to follow.
Among the topics discussed in this episode are:
- The top storylines to come out of the summer season
- The standout stars of the summer New England collegiate leagues
- John Schiffner’s retirement from the Cape
- The future of summer baseball
- Players and teams Josh is looking forward to following in the spring
- Sleeping giant programs in the northeast
Thanks for listening, everyone!
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