Nick Leonard fired a seven-inning complete game shutout with six strikeouts.


Georgetown Baseball Summer Update: Leonard Named Cal Ripken Pitcher of the Week

June 29, 2016

WASHINGTON - This summer, 22 current members of the Georgetown baseball team are playing around the country in various summer collegiate baseball leagues. Additionally, four former Hoyas are playing professionally for major league organizations.

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Five Hoyas are playing in the local Cal Ripken League, including rising senior Nick Leonard (Washington, D.C./Maret) who is pitching for the Silver Spring-Tacoma Thunderbolts. He was named the league's Pitcher of the Week on June 26 after throwing a seven-inning, complete game shutout, allowing just two hits while registering six strikeouts. Overall, Leonard is 2-1 with a 3.15 ERA in three starts. In 20 innings pitched, he has 16 strikeouts to only five walks.

Rising juniors Jake Bernstein (Frederick, Md./St. John's College HS) and Alex Bernauer (Sunnyvale, Calif./Fremont) are both suiting up for the Baltimore Dodgers this summer. Through 17 games, Bernstein is batting .295 (18-for-61) with three doubles. He has reached base in all 17 games. Bernauer is batting .206 (14-for-68) in 19 games with a home run, a triple and eight RBI.

Fellow classmate, Jimmy Swad (Washington, D.C./St. Albans), is also in the Cal Ripken League, pitching for the Alexandria Aces. In three starts, Swad is 1-1 with a 3.11 ERA. He has registered 18 strikeouts to just four walks and 13 hits in 17.1 innings pitched.

Rising senior Simon Mathews (West Haven, Conn./Hopkins School/Temple) is pitching for the Chatham Anglers in the prestigious Cape Cod League. In three appearances, covering 10 innings pitched, Mathews is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA. He has six strikeouts while not allowing a single walk. After a five-inning start in which he gave up three runs, Mathews has made two scoreless appearances out of the bullpen. He came on with the bases loaded and nobody out in his first relief outing and got a strikeout and a double play to get out of the jam. He went four scoreless innings in his most recent appearance, picking up his first win.

Three rising juniors are playing together for the Plymouth Pilgrims in the New England College Baseball League (NECBL). Michael DeRenzi (Mendham, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) is batting .250 (10-for-40) in 12 games with two doubles and a team-high three home runs. Chase Bushor (San Diego, Calif./Santa Fe Christian) is hitting .162 (6-for-37) with a double in 12 games. Kevin Superko (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley/Phillips Andover) has made four relief appearances and is 0-2 with a 7.26 ERA and eight strikeouts in 8.2 innings pitched.

Two Hoyas are pitching in the Coastal Plains League. Rising senior, Joseph Bialkowski (Raleigh, N.C./Needham B. Broughton) is concentrating on pitching this summer for the Wilmington Sharks and is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in eight relief appearances. He has 10 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched.

Matt Randolph (Concord, N.C./Elon), a transfer from Elon University who will be eligible to play next spring, is pitching for the Gastonia Grizzlies and has a 2.25 ERA and six strikeouts in three appearances, covering four innings.

Rising sophomores Jack Cushing (Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus) and Ryan Weisenberg (Parkland, Fla./San Ramon Valley) are teammates for the Marysville Gold Sox in the Great West League. In six appearances, including four starts, Cushing is 3-0 with a 1.68 ERA. In 21.1 innings pitched, Cushing has 17 strikeouts while allowing just 14 hits and four walks. Weisenberg is leading the Gold Sox with a .356 (26-for-73) batting average with four doubles and 12 RBI. He has walked 17 times while striking out just eight times.

Casey Goldenberg (North Palm Beach, Fla./Suncoast Community) and Cristian Sanchez (Shorewood, Ill./Minooka Community), both rising sophomores, are teammates for the Phipps Park Barracudas in the South Florida Collegiate League. Goldenberg is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in three games, including two starts, registering 15 strikeouts in 14.2 innings pitched. Sanchez is batting .385 (5-for-13) in four games.

Rising senior Eric Garza (San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan/TCU/San Jacinto) is playing for the Woodstock River Bandits in the Valley League and is batting .266 (17-for 64) in 17 games with three doubles, seven RBI and 11 runs scored.

Jordan Chudacoff (Highland Park, Ill./New Trier/Lawrenceville) who is entering his fifth season in a Georgetown uniform, is playing for the Lombard Orioles in the Chicago Suburban Baseball League. In two appearances on the mound, Chudacoff has thrown two scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

Rising junior Sammy Stevens (Birmingham, Mich./Brother Rice) is in his second summer playing for the Lake Erie Monarchs in the Great Lakes League. He is batting .174 (.12-for-69) with four RBI in 21 games.

Rising sophomore Anthony Morabito (Lansdale, Pa./La Salle College HS) is pitching for the Quakertown Blazers in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League. In seven appearances out of the bullpen, is 2-0 with a 1.12 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched.

Rising sophomore Webb George Jr. (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School) is suiting up for the Bradley Eagles in the Baltimore DC Collegiate League. In five games, including four starts, he has a 2-2 record with a 2.71 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 20.2 innings pitched.

Matt Smith (B'16) was drafted in by the Milwaukee Brewers earlier this month and is pitching for their Arizona League team. In two appearances out of the bullpen, Smith has a 2.25 ERA and five strikeouts in four innings pitched.

David Ellingson, who was drafted six picks after Smith by the Seattle Mariners, has forgone his senior season and signed a professional contract. He has been assigned to Seattle's Arizona League team, but has yet to make his debut.

Nick Collins, who was drafted last year in the eighth round by the Oakland Athletics, began the 2016 season with Oakland's single-A affiliate, the Beloit Snappers, in the Midwest League. Collins went on the disabled list with a hand injury on May 12 and is currently rehabbing in Arizona. At the time of his injury, Collins was batting .194 (13-for-67) with two home runs, four doubles and nine RBI in 21 games. He was 2-for-2 with a two-run home run in the game he was injured.

Tim Adleman (N'10), who made his major league debut with the Cincinnati Reds on May 1 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, is also on the disabled list. He suffered an oblique injury in his fourth major league start and is currently rehabbing in Arizona. Through his first 19.1 innings, Adleman was 1-1 with a 3.83 ERA and had 16 strikeouts.

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