Bearcats Announce Summer League Destinations
Andrew Strenge

June 20, 2011

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati baseball team announced the summer league destinations for 15 student-athletes on Monday.

Four Bearcats will play for the Cincinnati Steam of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League: left-handed pitcher Cory Hough (Springboro, Ohio/Springboro); right-hander Zach Isler (Union, Ky./Covington Catholic); outfielder Jake Proctor (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills); and Matt Williams (Mason, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian), who is expected to play shortstop this summer after playing third base for UC during his freshman season.

Sophomore right-hander Andrew Strenge (Yardley, Pa./Holy Ghost Prep) will pitch for the Hyannis (Mass.) Harbor Hawks of the prestigious Cape Cod League. Strenge joins current major leaguers Kevin Youkilis and Josh Harrison on the list of Bearcats who've played in the Cape Cod.

The Steam's UC foursome will play against three Great Lakes opponents that feature Bearcat freshman. Ronald Cotton (Florence, Ky./Boone County) and Ethan McAlpine (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) are set to man the outfields for the Lexington Hustlers and Hamilton Joes, respectively. Left-hander Alex Lilley (Kettering, Ohio/Fairmont) will be pitching for the Grand Lakes Mariners.

Junior catcher Jake Saylor (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton) and first baseman Nic Spence (Victoria, Australia/St. Joseph's) are heading to Little Falls, N.Y. to play for the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs of the Perfect Game Collegiate League. The two will face off against junior OF/C Braden Kline (Warsaw, Ind./Warsaw Community), who is signed up to play for the Cooperstown (N.Y.) Hawkeyes, also of the Perfect Game League.



Below is the complete list of Bearcats and their summer league destinations.

Great Lakes League
Cincinnati Steam:
     Jr. LHP Cory Hough (Springboro, Ohio/Springboro)
     So. RHP Zach Isler (Union, Ky./Covington Catholic)
     So. OF Jake Proctor (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills)
     Fr. SS Matt Williams (Mason, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian)
Grand Lake Mariners
     Fr. LHP Alex Lilley (Kettering, Ohio/Fairmont)
Hamilton Joes:
     Fr. OF Ethan McAlpine (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller)
Lexington Hustlers:
     Fr. OF Ronald Cotton (Florence, Ky./Boone County)

Perfect Game Collegiate League
Cooperstown Hawkeyes:
     Jr. C/OF Braden Kline (Warsaw, Ind./Warsaw Community)
Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs:
     Jr. C Jake Saylor (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton)
     Jr. 1B/3B Nic Spence (Victoria, Australia/St. Joseph's)

Cape Cod League
Hyannis (Mass.) Harbor Hawks:
     So. RHP Andrew Strenge (Yardley, Pa./Holy Ghost Prep)

Derby City League
Louisville Angels:
     Jr. 3B Kiley Jones (Louisville, Ky./Eastern)

Prospect League
Lorain County Ironmen:
     R-Fr. LHP Jason Pascuzzi (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville)

Ohio Independent Collegiate League
Chillicothe Capitals:
     Fr. C Aaron Oesch (Portsmouth, Ohio/Minford)

Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League
Northern Jersey Eagles:
     Fr. INF Ryan Quinn (Sparta, N.J./Sparta)