A number of Saint Joseph's baseball student-athletes enjoyed success during their 2019 summer league assignments. Below is a quick recap of those achievements.
• Senior pitcher Jordan DiValerio earned First Team All-League honors in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. DiValerio turned in an outstanding summer for the Upper Valley Nighthawks, posting a 3-2 record with a 2.50 earned run average. He struck out 48 batters against seven walks in 39.2 innings pitched; DiValerio finished the season fifth in the league in ERA and tied for fifth in strikeouts. He also shared a battery with sophomore teammate Andrew Cossetti, who spent the summer with the Nighthawks as well.
• Junior Cole Stetzar joined the Wareham Gatemen of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League midway through the summer. He made five appearances, three of them starts, during the regular season before tossing a pair of shutout innings in the playoffs for Wareham.
• Sophomore Nate Thomas was named to the Great Lakes Division All-Star Team and played in the Northwoods League All-Star Game. He was joined by junior teammates Brendan Hueth and Brian Vance on the Kenosha Kingfish; Hueth ranked among the league leaders in stolen bases after swiping 21 bags in 47 games.
• Sophomore Blaise Venancio was an Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League All-Star and finished the season ranked sixth in the league in ERA. He started in six of his seven appearances for the Ocean Ospreys, posting a 4-2 mark with a 2.25 ERA in 32.0 innings pitched.
• Senior James McConnon hit .316 with 16 runs batted in in 34 games with the Lexington County Blowfish of the Coastal Plain League. At the end of the season, he was named the winner of the team's Mr. Blowfish Award, given to the player who displays strong play, hustle, and passion.