June 5, 2008
WACO, Texas -- Twenty-five current Baylor baseball student-athletes will participate in collegiate summer baseball leagues this year, including eight in the prestigious Cape Cod League. Baylor also has placed student-athletes in the Texas Collegiate League, the Northwoods League, the Central Illinois Collegiate League, the Karl Young League and the Dallas Amateur Baseball Association.
Kendal Volz headlines the group headed to the Cape Cod League. However, Volz, who is assigned to the Wareham Gatemen for the second consecutive summer, first will participate in the USA Baseball National Team Trials. Volz will only join the Gatemen if he does not make the National Team.
Raynor Campbell (Wareham), Craig Fritsch (Yarmouth-Dennis), Gregg Glime (Chatham), Shaver Hansen (Harwich), Willie Kempf (Harwich), Aaron Miller (Chatham) and Shawn Tolleson (Yarmouth-Dennis) also are headed to the Cape Cod League. This is Glime's second summer in the Cape, while the others will spend their first summers in the league, which begins play June 13.
Eight Bears will play in the Northwoods League: Don Lambert (Madison), Wade Mackey (Eau Claire), Brooks Pinckard (Eau Claire), Chris Slater (Wisconsin), Ross Speed (Rochester), Mace Thurman (Rochester), Landis Ware (Eau Claire) and Reed Woytek (Madison). The Northwoods League began play May 29.
Three Bears will play in the Central Illinois Collegiate League: Dan Evatt (Danville), Tom Filip (DuPage County) and Brooks Kimmey (Danville). The CICL begins play Thursday.
Dustin Dickerson and Eric Udell both will play for Brazos Valley of the Texas Collegiate League, which begins play June 10. Andrew Cooley will play for the Houston Skysox of the Karl Young League (play began Monday), and Kel Presley will play for the Dallas Texans of the Dallas Amateur Baseball Association (May 25).