INDEPENDENCE DAY

The Independent Atlantic League began play last week and several former Syracuse players are currently on the rosters of the eight teams in the league.

Singleton_1 OF Justin Singleton (’05-’06) has played in 10 games for the Camden Riversharks and is hitting .279 with 2 HR and 7 RBI.

P Tim Cain (’97) has appeared in 3 games for the Long Island Ducks and is 0-0 with a 4.15 ERA.

P Kevin Tolar (’05) has appeared in 5 games for the Ducks and is 0-1 with a 8.10 ERA.

P Jeff Tam (’03) has appeared in one game for the Road Warriors and is 0-0 with a 0.00.

OF Anton French has appeared in 7 games for the Somerset Patriots and is hitting .308 with 1 HR and 2 RBI.

IF Luis Lopez (’98-’01) has appeared in 6 games for the York Revolution and is hitting .286 with 1 HR and 3 RBI.

For those of you not familiar with Independent League baseball, the teams are not affiliated with a Major League team.  Many players in the league get signed by affiliated teams throughout the season and sent to Double or Triple-A. After appearing in just one game for Somerset SkyChiefs OF Noah Hall had his contract purchased by the New York Yankees and is now playing for Double-A Trenton.

The Atlantic League’s website is www.atlanticleague.com

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