GW Baseball Summer League Check In
Swiggart Named MCL All-Star; Campbell Makes SportsCenter Top10
Collegiate leagues are in full swing around the country and as we approach the midpoint of the summer it is time to check in on George Washington baseball players that are competing around the nation.
SWIGGART'S SUCCESS: Rising-junior Tyler Swiggart was named a Midwest Collegiate League All-Star on Thursday. Pitching for the Joliet Admirals, Swiggart was tabbed a MCL Blue All-Star after pitching to a 1-1 record with a 1.29 ERA across 14.0 innings (as of July 5). He also boasts a 12-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio, 0.79 WHIP and is limiting opponents to a .263 batting average.
Joliet is currently in second place in the six-team league with a 16-13 record.
CAMPBELL ON SPORTSCENTER: Rising-senior Bobby Campbell's daring defensive play for the Florence Redwolves on Tuesday night resulted in a career-highlight moment - the No. 1 spot on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 plays.
Campbell, playing first base for the Florence Redwolves of the Coastal Plains League, ran down a popup in foul ground and made an overhead catch before tumbling over the fence and out of the field of play.
Campbell is batting .275 across 19 games for the Redwolves with three doubles and five RBIs. Classmate Andrew Selby is also playing for the Redwolves and has collected five hits and scored four runs in 16 games.
CAPE COLONIALS TAKE FENWAY: The Cape Cod League, which boasts a trio of George Washington baseball players, held its annual workout day at Fenway Park in Boston on Thursday afternoon.
Members of all 10 Cape League teams completed a multitude of drills for scouts at the home of the Boston Red Sox, including the 60-yard dash, infield and outfield drills, batting practice and - for pitchers - a stretching and workout routine.
Rising-senior Joey Bartosic and rising-junior Robbie Metz of the Wareham Gateman, along with rising-senior Eddie Muhl of the Cotuit Kettleers, were able to compete on the storied field where the likes of Ted Williams, Babe Ruth and Cy Young once played.
"Playing on a field that you dream of playing on, and around guys that are the best in the country, was one of the best experiences I've had throughout my baseball career," said Metz.
"It was surreal to play on the same field that Ted Williams and Babe Ruth used to play on," said Bartosic. "Something about playing on that field made me forget that there were over 50 scouts there watching our every move."
Bartosic has played in a team-high 22 games for the Gateman and leads the team with 18 runs while ranking second with 22 hits. He has also totaled one double, one triple and seven RBIs in addition to five walks and 10 stolen bases.
Metz is batting .266 in 19 games with nine runs, two doubles, four RBIs and eight stolen bases.
Muhl has pitched in 10 games for the Cotuit Kettleers and boasts a 1-0 record with a 1.55 ERA. He has totaled 10 strikeouts in 17.1 innings and has yielded just three earned runs.
AROUND THE HORN: Rising-senior Eli Kashi has totaled three multiple-hit games and four RBIs for the Staunton Braves in the Valley League.
Rising-senior Jordan Sheinkop has pitched to a 3.78 ERA with 12 strikeouts across five games for the Sag Harbor Whalers in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.
Also in the Hamptons League is rising-junior Chance Malek, who has 15 strikeouts across 9.2 innings for the Shelter Island Bucks.
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