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UConn Baseball in the Cape Cod League

How is UConn stacking up against the best talent in the country?

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

The past few seasons, more and more players have been coming from UConn to the prestigious Cape Cod League. This year, eight Huskies have played in the league, the most since 2010, when there were 10 UConn players spending time on the Cape.

Tim Cate made one start for the Bourne Braves before heading to Team USA Collegiate National Team camp. He pitched five innings, allowing three runs on six hits. Cate struck out seven and walked one, and has pitched nine innings across four appearances for Team USA, allowing one earned run. He has 13 strikeouts to two walks, while allowing three hits.

Mason Feole has pitched in four games for Wareham, making two starts. He has a 0-1 record with a 6.23 ERA and a WHIP of 2.08. In 8 2/3 innings, he has struck out six, walked six and allowed batters to hit .343 against him.

Sam Nepiarsky pitched in two games for the Wareham Gatemen before being released on June 20. He pitched one inning in each contest without allowing a run, allowing two hits and striking out one. He has not found a new team.

PJ Poulin has pitched 11 1/3 innings for Bourne across seven appearances. He has struck out 11 batters to six walks with a 2.38 ERA and an 0-1 record. Batters have hit .225 against him.

Anthony Prato was released from the Brewster Whitecaps on June 17 after playing in two games after his freshman season. Prato went 0-for-3 at the plate with a walk and is currently a free agent.

Ronnie Rossomando pitched for Bourne after his freshman season in 2016 and is back with the Braves in 2017. So far, he has made five appearances, two of which were starts. Rossomando has pitched nine innings, striking out seven batters while also walking seven. He has a 12.00 ERA, an 0-1 record and a 2.78 WHIP.

Catcher Zac Susi is following up a strong junior season in Storrs with a solid summer for Bourne, slashing .313 AVG/.400 OBP/.417 SLG with nine runs and seven RBI in 14 games for the Braves.

John Toppa, who will be a junior in 2017, is third in the Cape Cod League in batting average, slashing .342/.414/.368 for the Wareham Gatemen. He has scored 13 runs with nine RBI.

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