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UConn baseball summer update

How are the Huskies doing with their summer assignments?

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

It has been approximately one month since the UConn baseball season ended and the Huskies dispersed for their summer assignments. The Huskies have had 22 players on collegiate summer rosters this season, including eight in the Cape Cod League.

Catcher Kenny Bergmann, who finished his freshman season, is down in Virginia playing for the Front Royal Cardinals of the Valley League. He has played in 14 games with a slash line of .222 AVG/.390 OBP/.244 SLG, notching 10 hits with six RBI and is 4-for-6 in stolen base opportunities.

CJ Dandeneau has made three starts in three appearances for the Plymouth Pilgrims of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He has pitched 12 1/3 innings, striking out 14 batters to four walks. Dandeneau has an ERA of 9.48 and a WHIP of 2.03.

Incoming freshman Christian Fedko has slashed .178/.255/.267 for the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs of the Futures League. Three of his eight hits are extra-base hits and he has scored five runs with four RBI.

Chase Gardner, a junior college transfer, has pitched 26 2/3 innings across five starts for the Healdsburg Prune Packers. Gardner has a 1.69 ERA and 26 strikeouts to nine walks as well as an 0.94 WHIP and a BAA of .154.

Trevor Holmes is giving the Mystic Schooners of the NECBL valuable innings in the summer before his senior season. Holmes has pitched 18 1/3 shutout innings across nine appearances. He has struck out 20 batters to six walks, batters are hitting .235 against him and he has a 1.20 WHIP along with a 1.96 ERA.

Jeff Kersten, another junior college transfer, is pitching for Humboldt of the Far West League. Kersten has pitched in five games, making four starts and owns a 4-0 record. He has a 3.86 ERA and 28 strikeouts against five walks. His WHIP is just 1.13 and batters are hitting .245 against him.

Infielder Conor Moriarty is reprising his role for the Pittsfield Suns after his freshman year, slashing .225/.345/.296 in 20 games with nine runs and four RBI. He has four extra-base hits.

Anthony Nucerino is playing for Elmira in the Perfect Game League after redshirting his freshman year, slashing .280/.378/.390 in 21 games and has seven extra-base hits to go along with 10 steals. Nucerino has worked 13 walks and has 16 RBI while scoring 18 runs.

Dan Rajkowski has been spending his summer pitching for Mystic, making five appearances and throwing 7 1/3 innings. He has an ERA of 2.45 and batters are hitting .222 against him and has struck out four batters to four walks.

Joe Simeone, an incoming freshman, is playing for Wachusett along with Fedko. He has a BAA of .150, a WHIP of 0.88 and owns a 0.79 ERA. Simeone has 23 strikeouts to four walks across 10 appearances for a total of 11 1/3 innings and has six saves with a 2-0 record.

Troy Stefanski will be a senior next year and is making a name for himself in the Futures League for Martha’s Vineyard, hitting .327/.414/.541 with 22 runs, 18 RBI and 10 doubles.

Jake Wallace pitched for the Bristol Blues before his freshman season at UConn and is back in Bristol after his freshman year. He has made one start in nine appearances, with an ERA of 2.87 in 15 2/3 innings. Batters are hitting .193 against him and Wallace has a WHIP of 1.21. He has struck out 17 batters and walked eight.

Chris Winkel is spending the summer after his freshman year playing outfield for the Mystic Schooners and is hitting .136/.162/.227 in 21 games. He has scored six runs, seven RBI and stolen four bases.

Michael Woodworth, also a junior college transfer, has been playing for Neptune Beach of the California Collegiate League. He is slashing .277/.292/.383 for the Pearl and has scored six runs to go along with five RBI. He has struck out just four times in 14 games, playing both infield and outfield.

Outfielder Isaac Feldstein (redshirt junior in 2016), infielder Jack Lambrecht (redshirt freshman), outfielder Josh Loeffler (freshman), right-handed pitcher Randy Polonia (sophomore) and right-handed pitcher Joe Rivera (junior) each have eligibility remaining and have not been on a team this summer. Polonia is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.

All statistics are as of the start of play on July 11.