Phenix City Crawdads thrive in summer league - WRBL

Phenix City Crawdads thrive in summer league

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Now that baseball is over for most college players, many of the best players from the area are coming home for the summer. Their college coaches are wanting them to stay on a baseball field throughout the summer.

That is one reason the Phenix City Crawdads were created.

They are a summer league team made up of players from the area. They have players that play at Auburn, Mississippi State, Columbus State, Jacksonville State, and plenty more.

The crawdads are 4-0 so far on their season.

Some of these guys have to live with their teammates for the summer. Some others live five minutes away from Glenwood High School where they play.

They say it is fun to get so many good players together on one team.

"It is the first year we have done it," said Crawdads Coach Josh McConnell. "We are trying to bring something to the community that they haven't seen before. We are trying to get as much of the community's support as we can."

"We are hosting some kids from Birmingham, Alabama. I think that is about the furthest one. It is like having a Motel 6 at the house," said Glenwood alum Chase Silvani.

"It is easy for me because I pitch. I can come and pitch on the weekends," said current Auburn pitcher Brewer Carter. "I am still taking classes through the week. So, I can still get everything done at one time in the summer and still be able to play."

 The Crawdads faced the Albany Paulies on Saturday in a double header. They won their first game 2-1.

To see their schedule for future games, visit



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