Senators News

Sun Gazette Article: Vienna Limps to CGL Title
8/09 - Courtesy Sun Gazette Newspapers. Full article

Wyatt Toregas Makes MLB Debut with Cleveland Indians
8/2009 - Toregas becomes the 11th Senator to reach the Major Leagues. Read more


Gerard Hall signs with Royals

8/2009 - Hall becomes the 11th Senator to enter pro baseball in 2009. See more

Casey Fien debuts with Tigers
7/2009 - Fien becomes the 10th former Senator to reach the Major Leagues. Read more

Connection Article: Vienna Beats Carney for CGL Championship Title
7/30/2009 - Courtesy Connection Newspapers. Full article

2009 Senators Grab Number 10 Spot in PG Crosschecker Ranking
7/8/09 - Full article

Great Falls Connection Article - Home Cooking Spurs Summer Baseball
7/2009 - Local area baseball players train through CGL baseball. Read more

2009 Senators Remain Part of PG Crosschecker's Top 25
7/3/2009 - Full article

2009 Senators Make First Appearance in PG Crosschecker Top 25 Ranking
6/2009 - Full article


Senators in the 2009 MLB Draft
6/2009 - Ten Senators are slated to join the professional ranks. One of the major goals of summer baseball is to provide a platform for these guys to compete and see what it takes to advance to the next level,” said Senators manager Chris Burr. “On behalf of the entire organization, we are thrilled for all of these players and their families." Click here to see which Senators were drafted in 09.


Decade Draft List
6/2009 - This has been a great decade for current and former Senators. Check out the decade draft list to see which Senators have made it into the MLB and to view current MLB players' profiles.


Wichita Eagle Newspaper, VA Squad a Rare NBC Team from the East
8/4/08 - The Senators would be happy to become an Eastern time zone ambassador for the NBC. Article courtesy of The Wichita Eagle. More...


Wichita Eagle Newspaper, Senators Use Big Inning to Smash Sluggers

8/4/08 - The Senators scored six runs in the top of the ninth to break open a 3-3 game. Article courtesy of The Wichita Eagle. More...


Former Senator Connor Robertson Gets Recalled by Diamondbacks

7/11/08 - Brothers David and Connor Robertson played an interesting game of "Can you top this?" two weeks ago. On June 28, Tuscaloosa native and former University of Alabama pitcher David Robertson got called up from Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre to join the New York Yankees bullpen. Less than 24 hours after getting the good news about David, older brother Connor was on his way from Triple-A Tucson to join the pitching staff of the Arizona Diamondbacks. More...


Former Senators Papelbon and Saunders Make All-Star Team

7/6/08 - The Angels' Joe Saunders throws a pitch during a 7-4 victory over Oakland Wednesday at Angel Stadium, his league-leading 12th win of the season. Saunders has been selected to his first All-Star Game. More...


Decade Draft List

7/6/08 - Check out the list of hundreds of former Senators who were drafted by MLB. More...


Senators Upend Cotuit Kettleers of Cape, Become No. 1 in Nation

7/1/08 - For the first time in three years a team other than one from the Cape Cod League sits at the number one spot. For the week of July 1, 2008 that team is the Vienna Senators. The Senators impressive record of 22-1 earned them the top spot in the rankings. More...


Former Senator Burton Leads Reds Bullpen

6/26/08 - Jared Burton continues his amazing odyssey - two more scoreless innings. Over his last 20 appearances, Burton has a 0.73 earned run average, giving up two earned runs in 24 2/3 innings. More


Senators Hold Onto Number 2 National Ranking for Second Week In a Row

6/26/08 - For the second week in a row the Senators sit at the number 2 spot on the PG Crosschecker rankings. The Senators come in second only behind the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod League. More...

Terhune Breaks Slump, Brings Leadership to Senators
6/26/08 - “Gunnar was brought to us by way of an assistant coach at UCSB,” said Senators manager Chris Burr. “We needed a middle infielder, and he was a starter for their fine program with experience. He is a fine fielding second baseman, who can play shortstop, and he should bring some speed to our lineup.” More...


Senators Ranked 2nd Team in Nation by PG Crosschecker

6/17/08 - PG Crosschecker, one of the leading publications on summer collegiate bat leagues, released its initial rankings for summer baseball teams Friday. The Senators not only returned to the rankings that they frequented last year, but they beat last year's high of #6 by weighing in at #2 in the nation. More...


Saunders Has Provided Big Lift to Angel's Rotation
6/15/08 - Former Senator, Joe Saunders, getting it done for the Angels... More

Acta, Burris Talk Charity in DC, DR
Manny Acta spoke with Giants infielder, and two time former Senator, Emmanuel Burris, a D.C. native whose grandmother is from the Dominican and who has done relief work in Acta's hometown... More


Six Senators Selected in 2008 MLB Draft

6/9/08 - CGL Ties Help Vienna Senator JD Alfaro in the Draft. More...

Defending CGL Champs Ready for New Season
6/5/08 - Returning Senator, JD Alfaro, earns MVP in JUCO World Series. More...


Current and Former Senators Reel in Post Season Honors

5/16/08 - The 2007 Vienna Senators infield is being recognized "around the horn." More...


Former Two Time Senator, Manny Burriss, Gets the Call

4/21/08 - Calling it "surreal," the former Senators infielder will immediately join the San Francisco Giants after splitting time between low and hi-A in 2007. Burriss will become the sixth rookie on San Fran's 25-man roster. Read more...


Manny Burriss Makes it to the Show
4/08 - The 33rd overall selection in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of Kent State University, Burriss led the San Francisco organization with 68 stolen bases last season and had 105 steals in his first 204 games.
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Former Senator and Two Way Star, Anthony Scelfo, Gets the Nod
9/25/07 - Tulane football names Scelfo starting QB for LSU game. Read more...


Senators Dominate 2007 CGL All League Team, Aaron Loup Garners Top Pitcher Honor

9/9/07 - The 2007 Vienna Senators captured 8 of 15 all league spots. Read more...


Baseball America Names 5 Senators to CGL Top 10 Prospects List
9/9/07 - The Senators took up half the spots on Baseball America's Top prospect List in 2007.  The Senators posted a 44-7 record in '07, with a 7th place finish in the NBC World Series.  The Senators also were ranked high as 6th in the country by rankings found on the PGCrosschecker Summer 16 poll. Read more...


Senators Ranked 6th in Nation by PG Crosschecker
8/7/07 - The Vienna Senators, who have clinched an unprecedented ninth Clark Griffith League championship, have risen in the rankings by Perfect Game Crosschecker as one of the top national summer league baseball teams. Read more...


Senators Continue to be Ranked 6th in Nation

8/7/07 - The PG Crosschecker's latest release credits southpaw pitcher Aaron Loup of Tulane and right-handed pitcher Nate Newman of Pepperdine with leading the Senators to one of the best records in summer ball this season. Read more...


Wichita Eagle Newspaper: Wheeler Homers, Ensures Win in NBC World Series

8/7/07 - The Senators' Nick Wheeler thought he was cursed. "I was hitting everything to the shortstop," he said. "I needed a break." He got one in a big way. In the seventh inning, he lifted what the Stars' fans thought was a third-out fly ball. Instead, a stiff wind carried the ball over the left-field fence for a two-run homer that made it 4-2 Vienna. Read more...


Wichita Eagle Newspaper: Senators Take Titans, Oilers in NBC World Series
8/6/07 - If it weren't for the slim lead and the left-handed batter coming to the plate, Zac Blakney probably could have finished off Kenai by himself. Read more...


Senators Make CGL, Club History

7/31/07 - Vienna ends the season leading the Clark Griffith League in Hitting (Batting Avg.), Pitching (ERA) and Fielding Percentage. The Senators led the league in pitching and hitting in 2005 and 2006. The Senators batters had a team average of .313 and slugged 40 home runs and notched 452 hits. The Senators pitchers had a 2.22 ERA with six shutouts and 377 total strikeouts. Pitchers also only allowed 277 hits and 104 walks. Read more...


Senators Ranked 6th in Nation by PG Crosschecker
The Senators were ranked 13 th in the nation on July 17 and moved up to the number 11 spot on July 22. Last season the Vienna Senators were ranked 14 th in the PG Crosschecker Summer 16 Rankings. The highest the Senators have been ranked in the poll is tenth, until now. Read more...


JACOBS HONORED BY CGL - League names Post-Season Tournament after legendary coach
7/26/07 - Coach Harry Marshall “Jake” Jacobs was as much a part of Washington area baseball as a bat or glove. His leadership and passion for the game was as an essential part of Clark C. Griffith Collegiate League play. One of his key abilities as a coach was recognizing fundamentals and helping athletes learn them. One of his favorite teaching tools was telling anecdotes of past players. His passion for the game made him very competitive and willing to fight for the win in every game. Players remember him for his hustle out to the coach's box on the field and for encouraging them to play with fire. Read more...

Senators Outfielder Xavier Qualls Named Week 7 Player of the Week
7/24/07 - Last season's Clark Griffith League Most Valuable Player returned mid-season to the Senators to help them on their quest for an unprecedented ninth league championship and a second consecutive trip to the National Baseball Congress World Series. In 2006 with the Senators, Qualls batted .340 in 40 games with five home runs and 31 RBIs. In his second season with the Senators, Qualls has proven to be a key athlete as well. In 11 games with the Senators, he's batted .464 and totaled nine RBI. Read more...


Senators Move Up in PG Crosschecker Rankings to 11th in Nation

7/22/07 - The Senators are ranked 11 th in the PG Crosschecker Summer 16 Rankings, which ranks all summer league teams from the major collegiate summer circuits from across the country. The PG Crosschecker credits first baseman Sam Honeck and southpaw pitcher Aaron Loup with helping the Senators to the best record in summer ball this season. The Senators are currently 36-5 in Clark Griffith League play. Read more...


NEWMAN SELECTED AS SIXTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Stellar performances lift him to team honor
7/18/07 - Newman has helped lift the Senators to first place in the Clark Griffith League and to a national ranking by PG Crosschecker. He has won League Pitcher of the Week twice this season. Now 5-0 on the season and leading the league in strikeouts with 61 and innings pitched with 50, Newman's proved to be among the top pitchers in the league. His 1.98 ERA is good enough for fourth-best in the league as well. Read more...


Senators Ranked 13th in PG Crosschecker Summer 16 Rankings
7/17/07 - The Vienna Senators broke into the National Summer Rankings and are currently ranked 13th in the PG Crosschecker Summer 16 Rankings. Last year Vienna finished 14th in the rankings of all college summer league teams from all the major collegiate summer circuits across the country, the highest the Senators have ever been ranked in the poll is 10th. Read more...

2007 Senators Gearing Up for National Baseball Congress World Series Berth
7/17/07 - The Vienna Senators are approaching a clinching of the 2007 CGL Title for the 9th time. Senators are attempting to win their third consecutive CGL Pennant…….. 2005 (31-13), 2006 (30-10). Read more...

Former Senators Bobby Hastry and Daniel Burton Sign Big League Contracts
7/9/07 -- Daniel Burton played four years at the University of Louisville. Burton hit .294 with five home runs and 28 RBIs as a freshman in 2004. Burton was named to the Conference USA all-freshman team and a Freshman All-American. Burton was named seventh best pro prospect by Baseball America after hitting .305-6-37 in the Clark C. Griffith Collegiate Baseball League that summer. Read more...


HONECK STANDS OUT IN FIFTH WEEK OF SEASON - Senators 1B tapped team Player of the Week
7/8/07 - Since July 1, the Senators have gone 4-1, and Honeck was a huge part of those victories. On July 2 against the DC Grays, Honeck hit a home run to help the Senators to victory. The left-handed hitter's best game of the week came on July 3, when he went 3-for-5 and collected two RBI. He hit his sixth home run of the season against the Blue Caps that evening. Read more...


Former Senators Hitting Coach Scott Malone Named Head Coach at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

7/7/07 - CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Director of Athletics Brian Teter formally introduced Texas native Scott Malone as the new head coach of the Islander baseball program at a news conference on Monday morning. Read more...

Gauthe Powers Senators - Shortstop named Vienna Senators' Player of the Week in Week 4
7/4/07 - In the wins and the loss this past week, Steven Gauthe, from Copiah-Lincoln Community College , worked hard to keep Vienna going strong. The Belle Rose , La. native batted .533 this week—which led the Clark Griffith League. He also had a double and three RBIs this week. Read more...


Clark Griffith League Wins 2007 Joe Branzell All-Star Game

6/30/07 - VIENNA, Va. -- The All-Star Game, which began at 7 p.m. at Waters Field in Vienna , Va. ended with a 10-2 victory for the Clark Griffith League All-Stars. About 500 fans came to see the contest and were not denied a great game. The Clark Griffith League All-Star pitchers combined for a total of five hits and seven strikeouts, while the batters compiled 15 hits. Read more...


Vienna Senators' Nate Newman Wins 2007 Joe Branzell All-Star Home Run Derby

6/30/07 - VIENNA, Va. -- Newman, a right-handed pitcher with the Vienna Senators, the defending champions of the League, won the Home Run Derby crown with an 8-6 margin against Gregory in the Final Round. Read more...


Casamassima Nabs Senators Player of the Week in Week 3

6/28/07 - VIENNA, Va. -- The rising junior from Marshall University is batting .372 for the season and he has 10 RBI. In 15 games this season, Casamassima's put together a solid .941 fielding percentage, with 10 put outs and 22 assists on the season. Read more...

Former Senators Hughes and Belanger Sign With KC Royals
6/07 -- Former Vienna Senator and Southern Miss pitcher Ryan Belanger has agreed to terms on a free agent deal with the Kansas City Royals, on Wednesday, and will report to Arizona on Friday to begin his professional career. Belanger Finished 8-4 with a 2.54 ERA this past season and struck out 86 batters. Read more...

Scelfo Stands out in Week 2
6/17/07 - VIENNA, Va -- The 5'10” athlete was named a No. 5 prospect in the CGL by Baseball America after leading the league in on-base percentage at .434 and ranking third on the Vienna Senators with a .520 slugging percentage. Now he's getting hot to help get the Senators started for nabbing an unprecedented ninth league title. Read more...


Kretchmer Shines in First Week of Season - Tapped Team Player of the Week
6/11/07 - VIENNA, Va -- Kyle Kretchmer, who has been a fixture in right field for the Senators, has wielded a mighty bat for Vienna nine games into the season, batting a solid .320 for the team. What’s more impressive is that he is second on the team in RBIs with seven, and is leading the team in doubles with three. Read more...

Burton Makes MLB Debut
4/4/07 - Cincinatti Reds pitcher, Jared Burton, makes his MLB debut against the Chicago Cubs in the eigth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 4. Read more...


Simon Named C-USA Co-Hitter of the Week
3/5/07 - NEW ORLEANS, La -- One day after helping the Green Wave put the finishing touches on a perfect 4-0 week, Tulane University baseball standout Nate Simon claimed Conference USA Co-Hitter of the Week, the league announced Monday. Read more...


Belanger Named C-USA Pitcher of the Week
2/26/07 - HATTIESBURG, Miss -- Southern Miss senior pitcher Ryan Belanger has been named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week, following his performances this weekend in Troy's Wireglass Classic. Read more...


Mills Earns Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week
2/20/07 - PHILADELPHIA, Pa -- After allowing one hit over seven innings while fanning 14 in Charlotte's 24-0 win over Radford on Feb. 18, senior right-hander Adam Mills has been named the Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball. Read more...


Rule 5 Pick Has Real Good Arm
Lakeland, Fla. -- It's pretty clear that if the Reds had a roster spot to burn, right-hander Jared Burton would make the team. His stuff is that good. "He has a real good arm," manager Jerry Narron said. "The big thing with him is that he can throw strikes. His arm - stuff wise - he's probably got the best of anybody in our bullpen." Read more...

CGL Alumni are Putting On a Show in the "Show"
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for a list of former CGL players who have made the big leagues. See if you can regognize your favorite CGL player in 2007 spring training action!