May 29, 2013
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.
|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|