Saint Mary’s baseball players continue to earn recognition for the work they’re doing over the summer and this week several more Gaels were named to All-Star teams in their respective leagues.
First up this week was Anthony Gonsolin, who earned a spot on the Northwoods League All-Star team for the tremendous season he’s having as a member of the Madison Mallards. Gonsolin is among the league leaders in several statistical categories, including home runs and steals, and he was recently the subject of a very nice feature story from the Mallards PR staff.
In the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, two Gaels earned spots on the All-Star squad as infielder Zach Kirtley and pitcher Drew Strotman were named to the South roster. Both Kirtley and Strotman are playing for the Bethesda Big Train, with Kirtley leading the team in doubles while Strotman owns an impressive 2.73 ERA in 29.2 innings pitched.
And, right-hander Nathan Simmons got the nod to compete in the West Coast League’s All-Star game thanks to a strong season with the Kitsap BlueJackets. Simmons owns a 1.48 ERA in 36.1 innings pitched and has pitched well as both a starter and reliever with four starts in eight appearances.