Updated May 16 2017
The Steamers are excited to announce the signing of three players from the Boston College (MA) Eagles out of the Atlantic Coast Conference in NCAA Division I. The Teal and Black have inked Carmen Giampetruzzi, Anthony Maselli, and Sean Hughes.
Carmen Giampetruzzi spent the 2016 summer in the New England Collegiate Baseball League with the Keene Swamp Bats. The 6’3” 220-pound junior posted a 4-0 record with a 2.76 ERA in 24 appearances and 26 innings pitched. The Manchester, NH native struck out 28 and put up a 1.23 WHIP and .208 batting average against.
Giampetruzzi is a reliable left-handed middle reliever, who can set up late in games or toil more than three outs in spots depending on the situation. He works with a three-pitch arsenal, including a fastball he runs from 84 to 88 miles per hour.
In the 2017 spring the Eagles’ southpaw has made 13 appearances, one start, totaling 15 frames with a 4.80 ERA and .288 opponent batting average. He has also fanned 17 and walked only six.
Anthony Maselli will come to the Steamers after spending the 2016 summer also in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The 6’1” 190-pound junior played for the Winnipesaukee Muskrats. The Burlington, CT native slashed .244/.285/.481/.766 with nine doubles and nine homers. The home run total tied for fourth in the circuit.
Maselli is a left-handed stick with some juice, whose best trait is that he can play all four infield spots at an average or better level. Given this versatility and batting lefty, he should have a chance to move around the infield and spell different guys in favorable matchups for him and the ballclub.
Sean Hughes is a 6’1 230-pound sophomore that will come to the Steamers as a strong-bodied and hard-throwing right-hander, who can get into the low 90s with his fastball velocity. The Williamsburg, VA native has plenty of upside, but lacks experience, command and polish at the collegiate level. Between injuries and role his first two springs, he just simply has not thrown that many competitive innings. Hughes should be an intriguing specimen with which to work for Coach Burroughs (2017 Steamers pitching coach) this summer.The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 95 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.Contact: