Daniel Bard fanned eight over six innings in his first start with the Wareham Gatemen.
June 20, 2005
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - While they would most certainly rather be playing with their teammates at the College World Series in Omaha, 18 members of the University of North Carolina baseball team have already scattered to various wooden bat summer leagues with the hopes of improving their games for the 2006 season in Chapel Hill.
Nine Tar Heels are playing in the prestigious Cape Cod League, including last year's No. 1 prospect Andrew Miller, who has rejoined the Chatham A's. Fellow pitchers Matt Danford and Robert Woodard are teammates of Miller's. A Tar Heel trio can also be found in Wareham, where Daniel Bard, Andy Gale and Josh Horton are all playing.
Six players are in the Coastal Plain League, while two more are in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League and Reid Fronk is playing in the Northwoods League in Minnesota.
Carolina Baseball 2005 Summer Placement:
Cape Cod League
Daniel Bard, Wareham Gatemen: 8 K, 2 ER over 6 innings in first start
Andrew Carignan, Bourne Braves: Allowed 3 ER in 2.2 innings
Matt Danford, Chatham A's: 2 scoreless innings in first appearance
Chad Flack, Harwich Mariners: .188 average, 1 home run through four games
Andy Gale, Wareham Gatemen: 2 K in 1 inning in first appearance
Josh Horton, Wareham Gatemen: .133 average through four games
Jonathan Hovis, Brewster Whitecaps: Worked three hitless innings in first appearance
Andrew Miller, Chatham A's: Has not pitched
Robert Woodard, Chatham A's: Allowed 1 ER in 2 innings in first appearance
Coastal Plain League
Matt Iannetta, New Bern River Rats: .172 average, 5 RBI through 9 games
Benji Johnson, Gastonia Grizzlies: .294 average through 6 games
Kyle Shelton, Outer Banks Daredevils: .222 average, 4 steals through 10 games
Matt Spencer, Asheboro Copperheaders: .238 average, 1 home run through 8 games
Tyler Trice, Outer Banks Daredevils: 2.84 ERA, 6 K in 6 innings
Seth Williams, Asheboro Copperheaders: .294 average, 1 home run through 9 games