May 11, 2010

THREE FELICIAN BASEBALL PLAYERS TO PLAY SANCTIONED SUMMER BALL

Courtesy of Mark Mentone, Felician SID

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Three Felician College baseball players have been signed by NCAA-sanctioned summer wooden-bat collegiate leagues.

Rising senior Joel Sanchez (Hialeah, FL/Monsignor Pace) will be a member of the Morehead City Marlins of the Coastal Plain League. A 2010 first-team all-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference pitcher, Sanchez is the first Felician player ever to be signed by a CPL team.

Meanwhile, pitcher/catcher and junior-to-be Victor Monteagudo (West Palm Beach, FL/John I. Leonard) and rising sophomore pitcher/outfielder Vince Kossak (Lake Worth, FL/Trinity Christian Academy) will be teammates on the North Jersey Eagles of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League.

The CPL and ACBL are partially funded by Major League Baseball. All players in each league must have college eligibility remaining, and must be recommended by their college coach and/or a professional scout.

“It’s an honor for those guys to be selected,” said Felician head coach Chris Langan. “It means they’ve been identified as pro prospects and are guaranteed some exposure to major league scouts. It also shows the growth in our program and that we’ve been working hard to get to the next level.”

The Golden Falcons had a 26-24 won-lost record in 2010, finishing third in the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference with a 13-7 league mark. Sanchez (7-0, 2.61 ERA, 58 SO) and Monteagudo (5-4, 2 SV, 3.86 ERA, 56 SO) were both members of the starting rotation, while Kossak (2-2, 2 SV, 2.57 ERA, 23 SO) pitched in short relief.

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