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2018 VBL Showcase Team Announced

Date:  Source: Valley League Baseball

Photo Credit: Jimmy McCumber

The Valley Baseball League has announced its traveling All-Star roster for the second Southern Collegiate Showcase.

For the second straight summer, the Southern Collegiate Showcase will feature the Southern Collegiate Baseball League, Valley Baseball League, Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, Sunbelt League and Florida Collegiate Summer League in a weekend event that will allow both fans and scouts to see some of the best baseball talent in the Southeast.

Last summer the VBL went 2-0, defeating the SCBL 6-0 before walking off with a 3-2 win over the Ripken League. The matchups were rotated for this installment, with the VBL slated to take on the Florida and Sunbelt Leagues.

This year’s event, which switches locations but remains in the Charlotte area, will be held July 16-17 at Wingate University.

The coaching staff will include Harrisonburg’s Bob Wease, New Market’s Zac Cole, Charlottesville’s Corey Hunt and Staunton’s Nolan Neiman.

The Valley League will face the Florida League at 7 p.m. on Monday, and the Sunbelt League at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The complete schedule is:

Monday, July 16
4:00 – SCBL vs. Sunbelt
7:00 – Florida vs. VBL

Tuesday, July 17
10:00 – SCBL vs. Ripken
1:00 – Florida vs. Ripken
4:00 – Sunbelt vs. VBL


RHP: #17 Jacinto Arredondo, New Market, University of Tampa
RHP: #10 Kyle Arjona, Harrisonburg, University of New Orleans
RHP: #16 Graham Ashcraft, Waynesboro, Mississippi State University
RHP: #11 Jake Brace, Harrisonburg, Georgia Tech
LHP: #3 Jeremy Cook, Staunton, University of Miami
LHP: #14 Devin Dunn, Strasburg, Virginia Commonwealth University
RHP: #34 Trevin Eubanks, New Market, University of Southern Mississippi
RHP: #29 Rafe Schindler, Harrisonburg, University of New Orleans
RHP: #23 Sylvester Toe, Strasburg, Alabama- Birmingham
RHP: #18 Fred Villarreal, Waynesboro, University of Houston
RHP: #25 Anthony Zimmerman, Purcellville, Fordham University

C: #28 Alex Brait, Waynesboro, Florida Gulf Coast University
C: #33 William Simoneit, Staunton, Cornell University
C: #32 Riley Wash, New Market, St. John’s River CC
1B: #20 Dominic D'Alessandro, Charlottesville, George Washington University
1B: #24 JD Mundy, Covington, Virginia Tech
2B: #8 Austin Embler, Harrisonburg, North Carolina- Greensboro
SS: #13 Zac Ching, Charlottesville, Virginia Commonwealth University
SS: #19 Jackson Webb, Waynesboro, University of Central Florida
3B: #12 Trey Jacobs, Staunton, North Carolina- Pembroke
OF: #6 Chase Cheek, Waynesboro, Duke University
OF: #7 Andrew Eyster, New Market, South Carolina- Columbia
OF: #2 Aaron Palensky, Winchester, Southeast Nebraska CC
UTIL: #15 Zach Little, Harrisonburg, Wingate University
DH: #22 Oraj Anu, New Market, Wallace CC

x - Kaven Brown, Covington, Eastern Kentucky University
x - Patrick McColl, Charlottesville, Harvard University
x - Hunter McMullen, Charlottesville, University of Florida
x - Kirby McMullen, Charlottesville, University of Florida

Head Coach: Bob Wease
Assistant Coaches: Zac Cole, Nolan Neiman