May 23, 2022

PLAY BALL!!! Those are two words that baseball fans love to hear. The people of York County will soon hear those words as Kingsmen Baseball players from all over the country descend on Rock Hill this week. Thirteen of the 23 players will report on Wednesday, May 25, with the remaining 10 players reporting when their collegiate season ends.

Head Coach Joe Hudak is excited to get the boys in town. “This is always an exciting time for me”, the Kingsmen founder and head coach said. “Every summer is a new team for the most part. Summer baseball, like Forrest Gump said, is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.” Hudak will welcome the 23 players from 8 different states and Canada, and from 18 different universities. Those 2022 Kingsmen players are:

Burke Camper C Towson University Allison Park, PA
Justin Stewart C/P California U of PA Butler, PA
Gavin Phillips C/3B USC-Salkahatchie Kershaw, SC
Johnny Sweeney 1B/P Lake Land CC Millstadt, IL
Dalton Reeves 1B/C Presbyterian Lexington, SC
Sawyer Reeves SS Citadel; Lexington, SC
Jackson Homage SS Walsh University Willowick, OH
Aidan Rice SS Davidson College Durham, NC
Anthony Mitta SS Campbell University Raleigh, NC
Cam McNearney OF/P Birmingham Southern College Kennesaw, GA
Lane McLevain OF Lyon College Steele, MO
Luke Jenkins OF/1B UNC-Greensboro Greensboro, NC
Jordan Thurmond OF/IF/P USC-Sumter Rock Hill, SC
Matthieu Curtis RHP USC-Upstate Tega Cay, SC
Caleb Costa RHP USC-Upstate Charleston, SC
Chas Debruhl LHP Francis Marion University Kershaw, SC
Zach Saufl LHP Vanguard University Oakville, CAN
Ryan Rouse RHP UNC-Greensboro Morehead City, NC
Ben Roberts RHP USC-Upstate Burlington, ON, CAN
Julian Parson RHP USC-Upstate Mississauga, ON, CAN
Connor Kolarov RHP William & Mary Chantilly, VA
Emmanuel Johnson LHP Liberty Madison Heights, VA
Garrett Casey LHP William & Mary LaGrange, GA


The Kingsmen open their Southern Collegiate Baseball League season on Friday, June 3 at the Mooresville Spinners. You can find their complete schedule on the SCBL website. The team will take a break from SCBL play June 29-July 9 to travel to the Dominican Republic for a 10-day mission trip. The team will play games against local teams and do ministry. The ministry includes visiting 2 orphanages, a school, and several bateyes (sugar cane villages) to play with the children and deliver food.


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