Baseball Summer League Check In
Colonials boast a pair of All-Stars
Collegiate leagues are heading down the home stretch and it is time to check in on various George Washington baseball players that are competing around the nation.
COLONIALS ON THE CAPE: The Colonials once again have multiple players in the premier amateur league in the country - the Cape Cod League. GW's middle infield duo of rising senior Robbie Metz and rising sophomore Nate Fassnacht are both playing for the Wareham Gateman.
Metz, who was a West Division All-Star for the Gateman last summer, has played in 28 games thus far this summer and is batting .286 with three doubles, one triple and five RBIs.
Fassnacht has played in seven games and has collected six hits, including a double and three RBI, across 22 at-bats (.273).
GOOD TO BE BACK: Rising senior Isaiah Pasteur, who transferred into the program last fall from Indiana, had to sit out the 2017 season due to NCAA requirements. He finally got back to playing this summer as a member of the Loudoun Riverdogs in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League
Pasteur showed little signs of rust as he put together an All-Star campaign for the Riverdogs. He played in 31 games during the regular season and batted .308 with eight doubles, four triples and 15 RBIs. He also stole 20 bases, which ranked third overall in the league, in addition to 15 walks.
SWIGGART'S STRIKEOUTS: Rising senior Tyler Swiggart is playing for the Winchester Royals in the Valley League this summer and has racked up a 20-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio across 12 appearances. He boasts a 1-0 record and 3.22 ERA with one save. The Royals head down the stretch of the regular season in third place in the six-team North Division with a 20-19 overall record.
HEY NOW, YOU'RE AN ALL-STAR: Rising sophomore Steven Barmakian is enjoying an All-Star campaign in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League for the Shelter Island Bucks. As of press time, he is batting .267 with three doubles, three triples, seven RBIs, 13 walks and 10 stolen bases.
In the HCBL All-Star Game on July 10, he provided a RBI single (finishing 1-for-3) as the North All-Stars rode a seven-run seventh inning to a 14-5 win over the South All-Stars.
HARKINS IN THE HCBL: Rising sophomore Emmett Harkins is also playing in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, serving as a starting pitcher for the Riverhead Tomcats.
Harkins is 2-3 on the mound this summer while registering 26 strikeouts compared to 14 walks. He has dazzled in his two victories. On June 18 he fired seven innings of shutout ball, surrendering only four hits, with five strikeouts and no walks.
In Riverhead's 5-2 win over Sag Harbor on July 11, he gave up just one run on eight hits across six innings of work with one walk and three strikeouts.
ELSEWHERE: Rising senior Brandon Chapman has played in 17 games for the Florence Redwolves in the Coastal Plains League. He has collected 10 hits this summer with two doubles and pair of RBI.
Rising sophomore Quintin Ivy is batting .294 with four doubles, seven RBI and 13 stolen bases for the Palm Beach Snowbirds of the Collegiate League of the Palm Beaches. He has played in 21 games as an outfielder.
Rising sophomore Billy Grant is also playing for the Palm Beach Snowbirds and has pitched in 11 games with 15 strikeouts across 21 innings. He earned a save on July 11.
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