Summer Wood Bat League Placements for Returning Boilers

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Jordan Minch will face some of the nation's best hitters while pitching for the Y-D Red Sox of the Cape Cod League this summer.
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Jordan Minch will face some of the nation's best hitters while pitching for the Y-D Red Sox of the Cape Cod League this summer.
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May 29, 2013


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June 17 Update: Brad Schreiber is pitching for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League. Josh Estill and Jack Picchiotti are no longer expected to play summer ball this year as they rehab from injuries.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. 
-- A number of Purdue baseball players eligible to return for the 2014 season will continue to play ball throughout the summer, joining teams from Cape Cod to Alaska for NCAA-sanctioned summer wood bat leagues.

Jordan Minch and Kyle Wood are set to remain teammates while playing in Massachusetts in the prestigious Cape Cod League. They will take the field for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox this summer and could be joined by Brad Schreiber as well if he is not selected in the upcoming MLB First-Year Player Draft. Sean McHugh played for the Y-D Red Sox last year, helping the Sox reach the league's championship series.

Jack Amaro, Patrick Kenney and Jack Picchiotti are also set to be teammates again this summer while playing the furthest from home in the Alaska Baseball League. The Chicagoland area trio is set to join the Mat-Su Miners in the six-team Alaska League. The Miners play their games at the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer, a community located about 40 miles northeast of Anchorage in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.

Josh Estill and Brandon Krieg are both set to play for teams in the Northwoods League of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ontario. Estill will play for the Duluth Muskies, who part of the Northwoods' North Division. Krieg is headed to Wausau, Wis., to play for the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the South Division. Duluth visits Wausau for a two-game series on July 31 and Aug. 1.

Kyle Johnson is back in his native California playing for the San Luis Obispo Blues of the California Collegiate League. The SLO Blues are the two-time defending league champions and as of May 28 have already played four non-league games, sweeping a three-game series against the San Francisco Seals. Johnson homered during his first weekend series with the Blues.

Cody Strong is slated to join the Lima Locos of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. Current Purdue assistant coach Tristan McIntyre was the pitching coach of the Lima, Ohio, based team in the summer of 2010 before joining the Boilermakers' coaching staff. Gavin Downsis also set to play in the Great Lakes League for the Lake Erie Monarchs.

The Northwoods League season begins Wednesday, May 29 while many of the other summer leagues get underway in early June.

Player Team Location League
Jack Amaro Mat-Su Miners Palmer, Alaska Alaska Baseball
Gavin Downs Lake Erie Monarchs Maumee, Ohio Great Lakes
Josh Estill Duluth Huskies Duluth, Minn. Northwoods
Kyle Johnson San Luis Obispo Blues San Luis Obispo, Calif. California Collegiate
Patrick Kenney Mat-Su Miners Palmer, Alaska Alaska Baseball
Brandon Krieg Wisconsin Woodchucks Wausau, Wis. Northwoods
Jordan Minch Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox Yarmouth, Mass. Cape Cod
Michael Mullen SoCal Skills San Diego, Calif.
Jack Picchiotti Mat-Su Miners Palmer, Alaska Alaska Baseball
Brad Schreiber Brewster Whitecaps Brewster, Mass. Cape Cod
Cody Strong Lima Locos Lima, Ohio Great Lakes
Kyle Wood Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox Yarmouth, Mass. Cape Cod