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Where are local college baseball players playing summer ball?

Coastal Carolina's Josh Crump (3) runs into the left field wall while trying to make a catch during an NCAA college regional baseball tournament game against Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, on Sunday, May 31. Crump, the former Northwestern Trojan standout, appeared in 45 games for the Chanticleers as a true freshman this spring.
Coastal Carolina's Josh Crump (3) runs into the left field wall while trying to make a catch during an NCAA college regional baseball tournament game against Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, on Sunday, May 31. Crump, the former Northwestern Trojan standout, appeared in 45 games for the Chanticleers as a true freshman this spring. AP

College baseball summer leagues are firing up across the country, the sounds of wooden bats replacing the higher-pitched pings of college baseball bats. A number of players with ties to York, Chester and Lancaster counties and Winthrop will be competing in various leagues the next few months to get valuable repetitions and experience. Here’s where they’re all headed:

Locals

Josh Crump (Northwestern HS, Coastal Carolina, OF, Fr.) – Asheboro Copperheads (Coastal Plains League)

Andrew Tomasovich (Fort Mill HS, Charleston Southern, LHP, Jr.) – Asheboro Copperheads (CPL)

Daniel Barfield (Fort Mill HS, Francis Marion, LHP, Jr.) – Florence RedWolves (CPL)

Christopher Harris (RCJ Academy (Clover), Coastal Carolina, RHP, Jr.) – Gastonia Grizzlies (CPL)

Will Robbins (South Pointe HS, Francis Marion, C, R-Fr.) – Wilmington Sharks (CPL)

Chris Clare (Charlotte Catholic HS (Fort Mill), High Point, Inf., Soph.) – Wilson Tobs (CPL)

Brett Netzer (Fort Mill HS, Charlotte, Inf., Soph.) Alexandria Aces (Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League)

Jaden Savage (Fort Mill HS, USC Upstate, OF, Fr.) – Piedmont Pride (Southern Collegiate Baseball League)

Christian Cok (Lewisville HS, Randolph-Macon College, RHP, Fr.) – Piedmont Pride (SCBL)

Cole Avery (Nation Ford HS, North Greenville, RHP, Soph.) – SBA Bones (SCBL)

From Winthrop

Mitch Spires (Inf., Fr.) – Petersburg Generals (CPL)

Jake Sullivan (Inf., Fr.) – Deland Suns (Florida Collegiate Summer League)

Freddie Sultan (LHP, Fr.) – Deland Suns (FCL)

Babe Thomas (C/OF, Soph.) – Bourne Braves (Cape Cod League)

Zach Sightler (RHP, Jr.) – Gastonia Grizzlies (CPL)

Anthony Paulsen (OF, R-Soph.) – Columbia Blowfish (CPL)

Matt Crohan (LHP, Soph.) – Team USA/Bourne Braves (Cape Cod)

Riley Arnone (LHP, Fr.) – Rockville Express (Cal Ripken)

Michael Gilroy (LHP, Jr.) – Columbia Blowfish/Piedmont Pride (CPL, SCBL)

Jace Whitley (OF, R-Jr.) – Florence RedWolves/TBD (CPL)

Zach Cook (RHP, Soph.) – Charlottesville Tom Sox (Valley Baseball League (Va.)

Joey Strain (RHP, Jr.) – Bourne Braves (Cape Cod)

Winthrop baseball camp set for June and July

Winthrop baseball will be holding youth baseball camps – June 15 through 19 and July 20 to 24, with a middle school camp also set for July 20 to 24. For more information contact coach Tom Riginos at 864-903-7976 or by visiting www.winthropbaseballcamp.com.

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