Summer Updates: Winger, Gulls Win NECBL Title
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Through Aug. 17, 2012

Aug. 17, 2012 -- Brett Winger (Orlando, Fla./Olympia) helped the Newport Gulls to a New England Collegiate Baseball League championship after defeating Danbury 8-1 to take the best-of-three series. Winger ended the regular season hitting .328 with eight doubles, a triple, three home runs and 34 RBI.

Aug. 8, 2012 -- Logan McAnallen (DeWitt, Mich./DeWitt) ended his season at Peninsula in the Alaska League with a 1-1 record and a 4.33 ERA. McAnallen struck out 24 batters in 27 innings pitched ... Patrick Biondi (Woodhaven, Mich./Divine Child) led the Cape Cod League with a .388 batting average. He also helped Cotuit to the top seed in the upcoming Cape Cod League playoffs. Falmouth, featuring Michael O'Neill (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) and Trent Szkutnik (Temperance, Mich./Bedford), are the seventh seed in the upcoming playoffs. O'Neill had six doubles and four home runs in the regular season for the Commodores ... Brett Winger (Orlando, Fla./Olympia) helped Newport sweep New Bedford to advance to the New England Collegiate Baseball League championship series. Newport will play an opponent to be determined either Aug. 9 or 10. Winger hit .328 with eight doubles, three home runs and 34 RBI for the Gulls in the regular season ... Matt Ogden (Aurora, Colo./Smoky Hill) went 4-2 in nine starts with a complete game for Morehead City in the Coastal Plain League ... The Michigan Rams, featuring Donnie Eaton (Ann Arbor, Mich./Father Gabriel Richard) and Zach Zott (Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion) are playing in the AAABA World Series in Johnstown, Pa. The Rams are currently 2-1 in the tournament.

July 23, 2012 -- Patrick Biondi (Woodhaven, Mich./Divine Child) has been named to the West Roster for the 2012 Cape Cod League All-Star Game, which will be played Saturday, July 28, at 2 p.m. and shown on Fox College Sports. Biondi currently is hitting .405 with four doubles, a triple and 12 RBI for the Cotuit Kettleers. He also has 11 stolen bases for Cotuit ... Logan McAnallen (DeWitt, Mich./DeWitt) was named to the Alaska Baseball League All-Star Game, which took place on July 22. McAnallen is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 12 appearances for the Peninsula Oilers.

July 17, 2012 -- Brett Winger (Orlando, Fla./Olympia) has been chosen to play in the New England Collegiate Baseball League's All-Star Game. The game will take place on July 22 in Montpelier, Vt. Winger currently is hitting .344 with five doubles, three home runs and 24 RBI for the Newport Gulls, which are 22-7 on the year.

July 13, 2012 -- Logan McAnallen (DeWitt, Mich./DeWitt) has 18 strikeouts in 17 innings pitched and a 3.18 ERA for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska League ... Patrick Biondi (Woodhaven, Mich./Divine Child) continues to lead the Cape Cod League with a .403 batting average. He had three doubles, a triple, eight RBI and nine stolen bases in 21 games played ... Michael O'Neill (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) has a team-leading four home runs and is tied for the team lead with 13 RBI for Falmouth in the Cape Cod League ... James Bourque (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) is 2-0 with 19 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched for Lake Erie of the Great Lakes League ... Brett Winger (Orlando, Fla./Olympia) is hitting .337 with five doubles, three home runs and 23 RBI for Newport of the New England Collegiate Baseball League ... Cole Martin (Bay City, Mich./John Glenn) has played in 21 games for Woodstock of the Valley League and has a .281 average with five doubles and eight RBI.

July 11, 2012 -- The honors keep piling in for Trent Szkutnik (Temperance, Mich./Bedford), as the sophomore-to-be was named to play in the Great Lakes League All-Star Game, to be played tonight (Wednesday, July 11) at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio. Szkutnik is 3-2 on the year with a 3.10 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 29 innings pitched. His season highlight occurred on June 26 when he threw a no-hitter and struck out 14 in a 10-0 win over Grand Lake. [ Great Lakes League All-Star Teams ]

July 10, 2012 -- Patrick Biondi (Woodhaven, Mich./Divine Child) has been named the Cape Cod Hitter of the Week on July 8. Biondi, who leads the Cape with a .404 batting average, had three multi-hit games on the week, including going 4-for-5 in a 7-6 win over Falmouth on July 4. Biondi was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI, a double and a run scored in the 12-11 win over Bourne on July 2 and had two hits in the 7-4 win over Yarmouth-Dennis on July 6. [ Cape Cod League Biondi Release ]

July 1, 2012 -- Trent Szkutnik (Temperance, Mich./Bedford) struck out 14 and walked just two in hurling a no-hitter for the Dayton Docs in a 10-0 win over Grand Lake on June 26. Szkutnik now is 3-0 with 31 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched and a 0.00 ERA for the Docs. [ Szkutnik No-Hitter Feature ] ... Michael O'Neill (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) belted a grand slam for Falmouth in its 8-2 win over Yarmouth-Dennis on June 30. O'Neill has four home runs and 11 RBI for the Commodores of the Cape Cod League this season ... Will Drake (Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield) is hitting .286 with six RBI in seven games for the Dayton Docs this summer ... Mike Dolloff (Davison, Mich./Davison) is 1-0 with a save and a 1.80 ERA for the Lake Erie Monarchs of the Great Lakes League ... Brett Winger (Orlando, Fla./Olympia) drove in five runs, which included a home run, in Newport's 15-3 win at Laconia in New England Collegiate Baseball League action June 30 ... Jay Perry (Royal Oak, Mich./U of D Jesuit) has seven strikeouts in eight innings for the Sidewinders of the Arizona Collegiate Wood Bat League.

July 1, 2012 -- Incoming freshmen Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair), Cam Wysocki (Ada, Mich./Forest Hill Northern) and Travis Maezes (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) all were named to the MHSBCA Dream Team, which honors the state's best player regardless of division ... Matt Dacey (Wyckoff, N.J./Don Bosco Prep) was named to the all-state third team by the Star-Ledger on June 24.

June 22, 2012 -- Several future Wolverines have earned All-State honors after their senior seasons. Travis Maezes (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) was named to the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Division 1 First Team, while Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) and Cam Wysocki (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills Northern) were named to the Division 2 First Team ... Tim Shannon (Hopkins, Minn./Hopkins) was selected to the Class AAA All-State team by the Minnesota High School Baseball Coaches Association ... Kevin Ross (Skokie, Ill./Niles West) earned first team honors by the Chicago Tribune ... More honors will be announced when they become available.

June 22, 2012 -- Patrick Biondi (Woodhaven, Mich./Divine Child) currently is fourth in the Cape Cod League in batting average. Biondi is hitting .400 (8-for-20) for the Cotuit Kettleers ... Michael O'Neill (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored in Falmouth's 10-4 win over Hyannis on June 21 in Cape Cod League action ... Eric Jacobson (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius) went 2-for-4 and James Bourque (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) picked up the win on the mound, striking out four in three innings of work, as Lake Erie defeated Licking Valley 7-6 on June 21 in the Great Lakes League ... Will Drake (Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield) has started the season going 3-for-8 in his first two games for the Dayton Docs of the Great Lakes League ... Trent Szkutnik (Temperance, Mich./Bedford) continues to dominate on the mound for Dayton. He has struck out 17 batters and has not allowed a run in 13 innings of work ... Logan McAnallen (DeWitt, Mich./DeWitt) is 1-0 with a 1.04 ERA in five games for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska League ... Dylan Delaney (Woodland Hills, Calif./Chaminade) went 3-for-5 in his last two games and had a pair of RBI in Battle Creek's 12-9 win over Wisconsin in the Northwoods League.

June 19, 2012 -- The collegiate summer baseball leagues have begun and several Wolverines are off to hot starts. Patrick Biondi (Woodhaven, Mich./Divine Child) is hitting .412 with three runs scored, three RBI and a stolen base after five games for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod League ... Ben Ballantine (Napa, Calif./Napa) pitched eight innings for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League against Wareham. He gave up three runs, all in the first inning, but allowed just six hits and did not walk a batter ... Trent Szkutnik (Temperance, Mich./Bedford) has not allowed a run in seven innings of work in two appearances for the Dayton Docs of the Great Lakes League. Szkutnik struck out three in three innings of work to earn the win against Lake Erie on June 8 ... Matt Ogden (Aurora, Colo./Smoky Hill) has struck out seven and has a 2.04 ERA in 17.2 innings pitched for Morehead City in the Coastal Plain League ... Dylan Delaney (Woodland Hills, Calif./Chaminade) has nine RBI, 15 runs scored, three doubles, a triple and a home run for Battle Creek of the Northwoods League.

June 19, 2012 -- Four future Wolverines will be participating in the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association East-West All-Star Baseball Classic, which will be played on June 26 at Comerica Park. Jake Balicki (Beverly Hills, Mich./Groves) and Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) will be on the East team, while Evan Hill (Mt. Pleasant, Mich./Mt. Pleasant) and Cam Wysocki (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills Northern) are on the West roster. [ MHSBCA All-Star Page ]

Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423


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