The spring baseball season is over, but several UCF baseball players will avoid hanging up their spikes as they return to the diamond for summer ball.
The Knights will have nine players competing in summer leagues across the country this summer. Some, like pitcher Jason Bahr and infielder Brooks Morgan, aren't going far. Both are playing in the Florida Collegiate Summer League, Bahr for the Sanford River Rats and Morgan for the Winter Park Diamond Dogs.
A few are traveling a bit further — roughly 3,800 miles further.
Outfielder's Matt Diorio and Eugene Vasquez and pitcher Trent Thompson are traveling to The Last Frontier to play in the Alaska League.
Vasquez will be playing for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots, while Thompson and Dioriro will be taking the field for the Matsu Minors. The season for the Alaska league begins June 9.
Four players found summer homes in the continental United States between Alaska and Orlando.
Sam Tolleson and Harrison Hukari are playing in Wisoncsin for the Wisconsin River Rafters. The summer ball season is important for Tolleson because he didn't play for UCF in 2015 due to injury.
Drew Faintich will be playing in the Great Lakes League in Ohio for the Lima Locos. Rounding out the Knights' summer plans is Kam Gellinger, who is playing in the Valley League in Virginia for the Staunton Braves.
UCF went 31-27 in 2015, and was eliminated in the American Conference Tournament after going 0-2.
Colin Bell is a Senior Staff Writer for the Central Florida Future. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.