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.
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