Baltimore, Md.-- Fifteen different UMBC baseball student-athletes will be in action in various college summer leagues. The fifteen Retrievers will be spread out amongst five leagues; the Cal Ripken League, Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, Maryland Collegiate Baseball League, Susquehanna Collegiate Baseball League, and the Prospect Collegiate Baseball League.
Ten different Retrievers will participate in the Cal Ripken League. Rising juniors Cory Callahan (Sykesville, Md./Good Counsel) and Tim Kelly (Yorktown, Va./York/Virginia Tech), along with rising senior Connor Staskey (Virginia Beach, Va./Salem/Temple) will play for the Gaithersburg Giants. Rising redshirt sophomore Mitchell Carroll (Oakton, Va./Oakton) will head to Herndon, Va. to play for the Herndon Braves. Rising junior Connor Hax (Bowie, Md./Bishop McNamara) will play for the Rockville Express. Reigning America East Pitcher of the Year and rising senior Conrad Wozniak (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods/Frank Phillip) will play for the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunder Bolts. Rounding out the ten Retrievers in the league will be rising seniors Denis Mikush (Burke, Va./Robinson), Kevin Lachance (Clifton, Va./Centreville) and Anthony Gatto (Hauppauge, N.Y./Smithtown West), as well as rising sophomore Brady Zinda (Woodbridge, Va./Hylton) who will be competing for the Vienna River Dogs. Mikush was tabbed as an all-star last year playing with the River Dogs.
Rising junior Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) will play for the Riverhead Tomcats of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League for the second consecutive year. Last year Dolshun was named as an all-star in the league.
A pair of rising sophomores, Zack Bright (Fairfax Station, Va./TC Williams) and Nick Loiodice (Forest Hill, Md./Bel Air) will take their talents to the Susquehanna Braves of the Susquehanna Collegiate Baseball League.
Classmate Chris Convers (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville) will play in the Maryland Collegiate Baseball League, playing for Dig In Baseball. Teammate Cory Callahan played for Dig In last season.
Finally, rising sophomore Jamie Switalski (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) will play for the Butler Blue Sox of the Prospect Collegiate Baseball League.
The Retrievers went 34-20, 14-10 AE in 2015, their best season since 2008. UMBC reached the America East Playoffs for the first time since 2008, earning their first win in the tournament in program history with a 9-5 win against Maine in the opening game. The Retrievers would fall, 16-11, in the championship game to Stony Brook. The team had 11 players earn All-Conference honors, including the Coach of the Year (Bob Mumma), Pitcher of the Year (Conrad Wozniak) and Rookie of the Year in Matt Chanin (Olney, Md./Sherwood).