Hoyas Earn All-Star Recognition in Summer Collegiate Baseball Leagues

July 14, 2017

WASHINGTON - This summer, 14 current members of the Georgetown baseball team are playing around the country in various summer collegiate baseball leagues. Additionally, four former Hoyas are playing professionally for major league organizations.

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Jack Cushing (Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus) and Brent Killam (Nokomis, Fla./Venice) are both pitching for the St. Cloud (Minn.) Rox in the Northwoods League. Cushing has made six starts and owns a 3-1 record with a 1.80 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 35 innings. Killam has made 13 appearances out of the bullpen, going 1-0 with six saves while compiling 26 strikeouts in 15.1 innings and a 0.58 ERA. Both pitchers earned selections to the Northwoods All-Star Game, which will be played on Tuesday, July 18.

Nick Morreale (Lake Elmo, Minn./St. Thomas Academy/IMG Academy), who set Georgetown's single-season appearances record (30) as a freshman, was selected as an all-star for the Sag Harbor (N.Y.) Whalers in the Hamptons Collegiate League. He has appeared in 11 games with three starts, registering a 2-2 record and a 3.33 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 29.2 innings. In the all-star game on July 10, Morrealle fired a perfect inning in relief. Additionally, Wilson Salomon (Greenwich, Conn./Brunswick) is also playing for the Whalers and has two hits in 12 games, including a double, and an RBI.

Richie O'Reilly (Hermosa Beach, Calif./Loyola HS) represented the Long Beach Legends at the California Collegiate League All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 12, scoring a run as the starting catcher for the south all-stars. For the summer, O'Reilly is batting .333 (13-for-39) with four doubles and five RBI in 13 games. Ryan Davis (Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley) is also suiting up for the Legends and, in 25 games, is batting .341 (15-for-44) with three doubles, six RBI and 13 runs scored.



Three Hoyas - Alex Bernauer (Sunnyvale, Calif./Fremont), Casey Goldenberg (North Palm Beach, Fla./Suncoast Community) and Sammy Stevens (Birmingham, Mich./Brother Rice) - are all playing locally for the Herndon (Va.) Braves in the Cal Ripken League. Bernauer is batting .236 (25-for-106) in 30 games with a home run, three doubles, 15 runs scored and 17 RBI. Goldenberg is 1-2 in six starts, covering 27.1 innings, with 19 strikeouts and a 4.61 ERA. Stevens played just eight games due to injury but batted .333 (8-for-24) with a double, a home run and four RBI.

Michael DeRenzi (Mendham, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) is suiting up for the Charlottesville (Va.) Tom Sox in the Valley League. He is batting .323 (10-for-31) in 14 games with two doubles and two RBI. Austin Shirley (Strafford, Pa./Conestoga) was on the Tom Sox for the first week of the season on a temporary contract, scoring four runs in five games.

Noah Abdalla (Raleigh, N.C./Northern Highlands [N.J.]) is pitching for the Carolina Pirates in the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League. In two starts, covering 8.2 innings, Abdalla is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 12 strikeouts.

Freddy Achecar III (Atlanta, Ga./Lovett School) is playing for the Norcross (Ga.) Astros in the Sunbelt League. He is batting .279 (17-for-61) in 17 games with a double, four RBI and seven runs scored.

Jeremiah Burke (Delmar, N.Y./Bethlehem Central/La Salle Institute) is suiting up for the Albany (N.Y.) Dutchmen in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. Burke has made eight appearances, including two starts and owns a 1.44 ERA in 18.2 innings, striking out 15 and walking just three.

Simon Mathews (C'17) signed a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Angels on June 21 and has started his career with the Angels' Arizona League team. In five appearances, he is 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 11.0 innings. He has five strikeouts in each of his past two games and has not allowed a run in his last nine innings.

Tim Adleman (N'10) is in his second season with the Cincinnati Reds after making his Major League debut last May. This season, he is 5-5 with a 4.71 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 84 innings while ranking second on the team in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts. His story of perseverance in reaching the major leagues was recently featured in the Washington Post.

David Ellingson, who was drafted by the Seattle Mariners following his junior year in 2016, is pitching for the Everett AquaSox -- Seattle's short season rookie team. In eight appearances, he is 0-3 with three saves and eight strikeouts in nine innings. Matt Smith (B'16), who was drafted six picks ahead of Ellingson by the Milwaukee Brewers, will miss the 2017 season due to injury. He pitched at three different levels last summer, compiling a 4.13 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 48 innings.

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