Texas pitcher Ty Madden (32) throws a pitch during an NCAA baseball game against Rice on April 9, 2019 in Austin. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Summer sessions: An update on the Longhorns playing in collegiate wood bat leagues

Posted July 8th, 2019

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Instead of the beach or a campsite, some of Texas’ Longhorns are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field.

This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. The collegiate wood bat leagues are populated by college-eligible players who are assigned to their summer teams by the college coaches. Some of the factors weighed by Texas include the coaches its players will be working with, relationships with the wood bat franchise and the number of games on the summer schedule.

The players in these collegiate wood bat leagues are not paid, but host families usually take in the participants for no cost. Players can be added and removed from rosters. Games are scheduled into the month of August.

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How are the Longhorns doing this summer? Here is an update for some of Texas’ players:

Summertime at Texas: Update 4

 SUMMER TEAMLEAGUESTATISTICS
OF Eric KennedySanta BarbaraCalifornia.402 (35-87), 22 R, 11 RBI, 19 SB, 2 HR
INF Lance FordDuluthNorthwoods.245 (23-94), 12 R, 11 RBI, 16 K, 16 BB
RHP Kolby KubichekChathamCape Cod20.0 IP, 1.35 ERA, 21 K, 7 BB, 10 H
RHP Ty MaddenChathamCape Cod16.1 IP, 2.20 ERA, 16 K, 7 BB, 10 H
RHP Bryce ElderWarehamCape Cod8.2 IP, 4.15 ERA, 10 K, 5 BB, 6 H
LHP Thomas BurbankGaithersburgCal Ripken25.2 IP, 4.90 ERA, 31 K, 8 BB, 22 H
RHP Dawson MerrymanChathamCape Cod8.0 IP, 1.12 ERA, 9 K, 3 BB, 6 H
RHP Coy CobbWarehamCape Cod4.2 IP, 7.71 ERA, 4 K, 5 BB, 6 H

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