Baseball: Five heading to the Cape


Nineteen UCLA baseball players will compete in collegiate leagues this summer, five of which will get a crack in the prestigious Cape Cod League in Massachusetts.

Beau Amaral, Cody Keefer and Scott Griggs -- each of which is entering the ever-important draft-eligible year -- along with pitchers Zack Weiss and Eric Jaffe will head to the Northeast looking to improve their stock against the nation's premier prospects.

Seven other Bruins will play in the West Coast Collegiate League, four in Northwoods League, two in the California Collegiate League and one in the Far West League. Among the group is catcher and potential starting quarterback Richard Brehaut, who will stay in California as a member of the Academy Barons, a team that plays its games at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy in Compton.

A list of the 19 players, with league and team in parentheses:

Brenton Allen (West Coast, Walla Walla)

Beau Amaral (Cape Cod, Chatham)

Richard Brehaut (California, Academy)

Trevor Brown (Northwoods, LaCrosse)

Brian Carroll (Northwoods, Wisconsin)

Ryan Deeter (West Coast, Bellingham)

Pat Gallagher (West Coast, Bellingham)

Jeff Gelalich (West Coast, Bellingham)

Matt Giovinazzo (Far West, Neptune Beach)

Scott Griggs (Cape Cod, Brewster)

Tyler Heineman (Northwoods, Wisconsin)

Eric Jaffe (Cape Cod, Chatham)

Cody Keefer (Cape Cod, Yarmouth-Dennis)

Michael Kerman (California, Academy)

Cody Regis (Northwoods, Wisconsin)

Eric Snyder (West Coast, Wenatchee)

Pat Valaika (West Coast, Wenatchee)

Zack Weiss (Cape Cod, Yarmouth-Dennis)

Kevin Williams (West Coast, Walla Walla)

Links to league websites: California Collegiate League, Cape Cod League, Far West League, Northwoods League, West Coast League.