July 3, 2013

Mount Union's Carlino to Play in NYCBL All-Star Game

GENEVA, N.Y. -- Mount Union baseball player Zach Carlino (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) has been selected to play in the New York Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game July 9, 2013, in Geneva, N.Y.

Carlino has been playing as a pitcher/designated hitter for the Syracuse Salt Cats. On the mound, he is fifth in the league with a 1.23 earned run average as he has pitched three complete games with a 1-0 record with a shutout.  At the plate, he is hitting .293 with a double and six RBI.

As a junior for the Purple Raiders this past season, Carlino was an all-region selection that was also the Ohio Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year.

Two other Mount Union baseball players are currently playing in the NYCBL in outfielder Connor Mathis (Akron/Firestone) and infielder Lee Grosscup (Green/Green).

Mathis is playing for the Syracuse Jr. Chiefs and is hitting .327 with two doubles and six RBI while Grosscup is playing for the Olean Oilers and is hitting .234 with three doubles and three RBI.

The New York Collegiate Baseball League, founded in 1978, is a summer wood bat development league for professional baseball. Major League Baseball funds a small portion of the leagues annual budget. The league gives college players who have not yet signed a professional contract the opportunity to develop their skills at a higher level of play, gain experience with wood bats, and be evaluated by scouts. The NYCBL is located in scenic Upstate New York.

For more information about the league go to nycbl.com

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