Mike Rescigno, Kyle Datres Rank As Part Of Ripken League’s Best

Summer College League Top Prospects

Kyle Datres (Photo by Carl Kline)
Kyle Datres (Photo by Carl Kline)
Ripken League Top Prospects
Mike Rescigno, rhp, Baltimore Redbirds (Sr., Maryland)
Cameron Simmons, of, Baltimore Redbirds (So., Virginia)
Kyle Datres, 3b, Baltimore Redbirds (So., North Carolina)
Logan Gilbert, rhp, Bethesda (So., Stetson)
Marty Costes, of, Baltimore Redbirds (So., Maryland)
Joey Sullivan, rhp, Baltimore Redbirds (Jr., Virginia Tech)
Cole Aker, rhp, Baltimore Redbirds (So., North Carolina)
Hunter Parsons, rhp, Baltimore Redbirds (So., Maryland)
Tyler Blohm, lhp, Baltimore Redbirds (Fr., Maryland)
Nick Cieri, c/1b, Silver Spring-Takoma (Sr., Maryland)

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Postseason Recap: The Bethesda Big Train snapped the Baltimore Redbirds' streak of four straight Ripken League championships, edging the Redbirds 4-3 in the decisive third game of the CRCBL championship series. Bethesda did all of its damage in the fourth inning, highlighted by matching two-run singles from Cody Brown (Mississippi State) and Austin Hale (Stetson). Baltimore closed the gap to one with a pair of runs in the eighth, but Drew Strotman (Saint Mary's) closed things out in the ninth, stranding the tying run in scoring position. Bethesda's Vinny Esposito (Sacramento State) was named series MVP after hitting .550 with two home runs and seven RBIs.

1. Mike Rescigno, rhp, Baltimore Redbirds (Sr., Maryland)

Resigno remade his college career switching from the infield to the mound as a sophomore in 2015. Pitching from a mid- to high-three-quarters arm slot, what was an 88-92 mph fastball this spring for the Terrapins turned into a 91-93 offering, touching 94-95 this summer for the Redbirds. In 13 games, he worked 16 innings with a 19-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 1.14 ERA. Resigno has the raw talent to develop further. After declining to sign as a 25th-round pick of San Francisco this June to return for his senior year at Maryland, his challenge will be to get more movement on his fastball and sharpen his offspeed in order to move up the 2017 draft ladder.

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