From the link in the above posting:
This power hitting California JUCO was reported yesterday in the UConn Baseball Recruiting thread:Coach Penders told me in Stamford that "we have one kid with punch coming in from California this year." So ... that is Brodnansky or another. He is the glint in the JP eye ... and another in the stream of fish coming east for the middle of our order.
Langer is an IF from Chabot College in CA. In 42 games, he hit .407/.515/.630 with 7 HR and 50 RBI. It appears that he spent his freshman year (2016) with UC Davis and didn't too too much there. He played mostly 3B at Davis, but got a fair amount of time at SS with Chabot.
I ran across a story from last summer on Troy Stefanski when he was playing summer ball in the Futures League. In this article he talks about how he ended up playing for the Martha's Vineyard Sharks:How does the process of figuring out where you're going to play in the summer usually work? Are you recruited? Do you try out for teams? Does Penders or past coaches have connections?
The Day doesn't cover too many Schooner games, but this one had more than enough UConn flavor from General Manager Dennis Long (a former Husky from my days at UConn) on down.
Toppa and Fedko are missing from the list, thought Fedko was going to play on the Cape, Toppa ?I ran across a story from last summer on Troy Stefanski when he was playing summer ball in the Futures League. In this article he talks about how he ended up playing for the Martha's Vineyard Sharks:
Troy Stefanski feels like he’s cashed in on a free vacation prize
>>According to Stefanski, all UConn returning players are assigned to a summer league by coach Jim Penders.<<
>>“I’m one of the lucky ones,” Stefanski said. “I walked into coach Penders’ office last spring and he said, ‘How does playing in Martha’s Vineyard sound?’ I could have been assigned to any league, like the middle of nowhere in upstate New York.”<<
And Joe Simeone was supposed to be in the Cape League. Sometimes things happen. It is always possible these players and others may pop up on a team later in the summer.Toppa and Fedko are missing from the list, thought Fedko was going to play on the Cape, Toppa ?
Kenny Bergmann is one of the players highlighted in UConn’s summer college baseball report above, currently hitting .341 with 3 doubles and a homer in 11 games. Granted, it is a very limited sample size, but Bergmann is finally having some success at the plate. Last summer, Bergmann did not hit well at all in the Valley Baseball League. The UConn coaching staff has said in past preseason interviews and such that they liked Bergmann’s bat, but it is hard to show off your hitting ability when you are rarely in the lineup. Bergmann is playing this summer for the Watertown Rapids of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, where he has been splitting playing time between catcher and designated hitter.