Ten Pitt baseball players are playing in college summer leagues this year, looking to improve upon their game and develop skills ahead of a long break before the 2023 season.
Rising sophomore infielder Tommy Tavarez and rising junior catcher Johnny Long play in the Northwoods League with the Madison Wallards. The Wallards are already eight games into their season and compete against teams across the mid-west.
Four players take part in the Valley League, which is an 11-team league, played in the state of Virginia. Rising sophomore catcher Luke Lambert and rising junior Dom Popa play for the New Market Rebels, while rising sophomore pitchers, Kyle Demi and Will Droll, play for the Strasburg Express. Play for the Valley League started last week and continues through July 23.
Rising sophomores, utility player Josh Overbeek and pitcher Quin Konuszewski, play for the Amsterdam Mohawks in the Perfect Game Collegiate League. They currently own a 4-0 record and play through the end of July in the 16-team league in the state of New York
In the Cape Cod League, rising senior catcher Tatem Levins returns to the Harwich Mariners after playing there last summer, while rising sophomore pitcher Jonathan Bautista plays for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. Play in the Cape Cod League starts on Sunday, June 12 and ends Aug. 11.