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UNC Baseball: Play in Summer Leagues continue for the Diamond Heels

The Cape Cod League nears its All-Star Break while play rolls along in the Coastal Plain League.

Photo by Evan Davis

Last week, we detailed how a couple of Diamond Heels stood out in the Coastal Plain League All-Star Game, and teased that the Cape Cod League was coming up on its game. That game, to be played in Orleans, MA, has also released their All-Star lineups.

Unfortunately, none of the three Tar Heels that are summering on the Cape earned a spot on either squad. In fact, the three Tar Heels are now down to one, as Caden O’Brien and Danny Serretti were both released. Transactions in the CCL don’t come with any explanation, so it’s unclear why both left their teams. O’Brien is especially puzzling because in his two appearances, he didn't give any earned runs. So, for now, Austin Love is the only Tar Heel that appears to be spending the rest of his summer in Massachusetts.

With that said, plenty of Tar Heels are plugging along this summer, and it’s time to see how each of them are doing.

Cape Cod League

Caden O’Brien, Harwich Mariners (Released July 12th)

2 App, 3 IP, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2K, 1 BB

Austin Love, Orleans Firebirds

6 App, 3 GS, 15 IP, 1-1, 3.60 ERA, 15 K, 10 BB

Danny Serretti, Orleans Firebirds (Released July 7th)

11 GP, 34 AB, .206 Avg, 3 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Coastal Plain League

Clemente Incan, Wilmington Sharks:

18 GP, 63 AB, .222 Avg, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 7R, 2 SB

Angel Zarate, High Point/Thomasville HiToms

17 GP, 74 AB, .405 Avg, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 17R, 4 SB

Nik Pry, Holy Springs Salamanders

9 App, 1 GS, 22.2 IP, 1-2, 3.57 ERA, 34k

Chris Joyner, Holy Springs Salamanders

7 GS, 35.1 IP, 3-2, 5.09 ERA, 27 K

Austin Elliot, Martinsville Mustangs

5 GS, 21 IP, 0-2, 5.14 ERA, 28 K

Davis Palermo, Martinsville Mustangs

7 App, 6 GS, 32.1 IP, 2-3, 4.18 ERA, 32K

Will Schroeder, Martinsville Mustangs

14 GP, 37 AB, .054 Avg, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB

Josh Dotson, Forest City Owls

5 GS, 20.1 IP, 2-0, 6.64 ERA, 16 K

Connor Ollio, Forest City Owls

5 App, 4 GS, 25.1 IP, 4-0, 4.62 ERA, 34 K

Bennett Nance, Lexington County Blowfish

9 App, 6 GS, 26.1 IP, 3-0, 4.78 ERA, 27K

While the Cape Cod League started their season a little later, both leagues start their playoffs on August 4th. Next week, we should start having an idea as to how many Tar Heels will have a chance to play on.