CHARLESTON, S.C. - Thirteen Charleston Southern baseball players have been assigned to play summer ball during the 2018 offseason.
The 13 Buccaneers will line up in seven different leagues including the Cape Cod, the Valley, the Coastal Plains, the Southern Collegiate, the Carolina Shores Collegiate, the Cal Ripken, and the South Florida Collegiate.
For the third consecutive season, the Bucs will have a representative at the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League as rising junior Ryan Stoudemire joins the Wareham Gateman this season. Stoudemire joins former teammates Daniel Johnson (2016, Hyannis Harbor Hawks) and Cody Smith (2017, Wareham Gateman) among the noted players to play at the highest level over the last three seasons.
Rising senior left-hander Cody Maw is the Bucs' lone representative in the Valley League. The Summerville, S.C. native lines up on the Charlottesville TomSox.
Javon Martin, Eddie Hiott, Seth Owens, and Jamison Patterson have all been signed to play in the Coastal Plains League. Owens and Patterson will be teammates on the Florence Redwolves out of Florence, S.C. Martin is on the Fayetteville Swamp Dogs, while Hiott will line up this summer for the Wilmington Sharks.
Jordan Bridges, Josh Asbill, Christian Maggio, and Jack Delongchamps will line up in the Southern Collegiate League with all four players competing for separate teams. Bridges joins the Carolina Vipers, Asbill the Concord Athletics, Maggio the Mooresville Spinners, and Delongchamps the Lake Norman Copperheads.
Milan Ellerson joins the Crescent Beach Moonwalkers in the Carolina Shores Collegiate League. Jaret Bennett continues summer ball with the Gaithersburg Giants in the Cal Ripken League, while Justin Dahill joins the Boynton Beach Buccaneers in the South Florida Collegiate League.
Below is the full list of the Buccaneers competing in summer ball in 2018.
Ryan Stoudemire – Wareham Gateman – Cape Cod
Cody Maw – Charlottesville TomSox – Valley
Javon Martin – Fayetteville Swamp Dogs – Coastal Plains
Eddie Hiott – Wilmington Sharks – Coastal Plains
Seth Owens – Florence Redwolves – Coastal Plains
Jamison Patterson – Florence Redwolves – Coastal Plains
Jordan Bridges – Carolina Vipers – Southern Collegiate
Josh Asbill – Concord Athletics – Southern Collegiate
Christian Maggio – Mooresville Spinners – Southern Collegiate
Jack Delongchamps – Lake Norman Copperheads – Southern Collegiate
Milan Ellerson – Crescent Beach Moonwalkers – Carolina Shores Collegiate
Jaret Bennett – Gaithersburg Giants – Cal Ripken
Justin Dahill – Boynton Beach Buccaneers – South Florida Collegiate