Current and former #Seawolves garner attention for summer performances

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Oct. 25, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook’s baseball program was represented well this summer as current and former Seawolves excelled in their respective leagues, earning attention from college baseball experts.

Sophomore Nick Brass (Shirley, N.Y.) and freshmen Josh Palacios (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Ryley MacEachern (Saugus, Mass.) were all named to PerfectGame.org’s top prospects list for each of their respective summer leagues.

Brass was ranked as the seventh best prospect on the Hamptons League top prospects list. The right-handed reliever went 1-2 for Center Moriches over 14 appearances, sporting a 2.84 ERA with 25 strikeouts. 

Palacios ranked as the ninth best prospect coming out of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League. The speedy outfielder hit .310 with 26 hits in 26 games. Palacios also added five doubles and two triples with 14 RBI.

MacEachern was named the ninth best prospect on the 2013 Futures League top prospect list. In two games for the North Shore Navigators, MacEachern threw six innings recording a 1.50 ERA and eight strikeouts. MacEachern was a 37th round selection by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2013 MLB Draft. 

Former Seawolves All-American Travis Jankowski was named to Baseball America’s 2013 California League top 20 prospects list and named the California League’s top defensive outfielder while playing for the Lake Elsinore Storm, the High A affiliate of the San Diego Padres. For the Storm he hit .286 in 122 games, with 141 hits, 19 doubles, 6 triples, and a league leading 71 stolen bases. Jankowski was an All-American at Stony Brook and became the program’s first-ever first-round choice in the MLB Draft, taken 44th overall by the Padres in 2012.