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Several Baseball Players Shine During Summer Campaigns

Several Baseball Players Shine During Summer Campaigns

Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College baseball team led by Head Coach Bryan Adamski (7th season) completed its season in May, but for nine Bantams, the end of the spring campaign marked the beginning of the summer season. Seniors Matt Koperniak (Adams, Mass.) and Andrew DeRoche (North Reading, Mass.), juniors Max Barsamian (Weston, Mass.), Alex Rodriguez (Windsor, Conn.) and Alex Shafer (Baltimore, Md.), and sophomores Mike Guanci (Wakefield, Mass.), Jake Mello (Millis, Mass.), Jimmy Fahey (Danbury, Conn.), and Will Simeone (Milton, Mass.) all arepresented the baseball program on the diamond in summer leagues along the East Coast.  

Koperniak played his second summer for the North Adams SteepleCats in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). Koperniak, playing for his hometown team, picked things up where he left off in the spring. A 2019 All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) First-Teamer, Koperniak finished second on the team with a .376 average. Jacking five home runs and driving in a team-high 37 runs, his performance was enough to earn him a spot in the league home run derby where he finished third overall. His numbers also put him on the NECBL All-Star Team and the All-NECBL First Team. 

DeRoche joined teammate in the NECBL playing for the Upper Valley Nighthawks. Continuing on his successful season for the Bantams, DeRoche pitched over 27 innings earning and racked up an impressive 28 strikeouts.  Rodriguez batted .267 with the Madisonville Miners of the Ohio Valley League.

Barsamian has took his talents to the Perfect Game Collegiate League where he plays for the Geneva Red Wings. He posted ridiculous stats during the season, throwing 10.1 innings through eight games and giving up just three runs while fanning 21 batters. 

Both Shafer and Fahey have spent the summer playing together on the Nashua Silver Nights in the Futures League in New England. Shafer has had a solid summer, earning himself two wins in six starts through 37 innings, while Fahey counted 20 strikeouts through just 14.1 innings pitched.

Guanci finished a very successful summer playing for the Shelter Island Bucks in the Hamptons Collegiate League earning himself a spot on the league's All-Star Team. He hit an even .300 through 36 games and totaled 21 RBI, which tied for the best on the team.

Mello spent his summer in the NYCBL playing for the Sherrill Silversmiths, where he has started 7 games and had the second-best ERA on the team. Through 32 innings pitched, the right-hander earned two wins and gave up 19 earned runs while fanning 26. 

Simeone posted a 2.04 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 17.2 innings pitched for the Manatee Impact of the Florida Gulf Coast League.