Congratulations to the following players who have committed to or currently play for various colleges and universities.
Chris Hess- University of Rhode Island
Billy Young- Dean College
Mike Sherburne- University of Rhode Island
Scott Linnane- Rhode Island College
David D'Errico- Hofstra University
Cody Normand- Hofstra University
Ryan Morris- Presbyterian College
Taylor Cacciola- UMass-Dartmouth
Andrew Berlinsky- Rhode Island College
Zach Briggs- Rivier College
Brad VanFechtmann- Northern Alabama
Jared Habershaw- Eckerd College
Alex Marzilli- Belmont Abbey
Jeff Cammans (Shoreline '05-'07) was named by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association of America as the District 1 player of the year. Cammans led the University of Rhode Island as a senior finishing 7th in the country in doubles and being named as an Atlantic 10 All Conference selection. The first baseman/DH ended his stellar career with 134 runs, 131 RBI, 63 stolen bases and a .313 average. District 1 includes all players from schools in RI, MA, NH, VT, ME, and PA.
Coach Chris Batzinger is back for a sixth season leading the newly sponsored J2 Design Team Sharks in the Rhode Island American Legion Baseball Leage. The Sharks program offers its players an affordable summer baseball option, and a chance to showcase their talents for college coaches in a highly competitive league. The Shark philosophy is to get all 18 of our players as many at bats and innings as possible in 22 regular season games and travel tournaments before competing for state and regional championships. In Batzinger's previous five seasons, the North Kingstown based team has been one of the most successful clubs in the state of Rhode Island. The 12 playoff victories in that stretch is one of the highest totals put forth by any team in the state. In 2008, Shoreline reached its first Final Four in decades, led by current Hofstra University pitchers Cody Normand and David D'errico, CCRI pitcher Jay Ferri and Presbyterian infielder Ryan Morris. A strong group of returning athletes makes this upcoming season the most promising of Batzinger's tenure.