Baseball: Riverhead senior headed to UMass-Boston

05/22/2015 1:00 PM |
Riverhead senior Nick Herzog, pictured alongside his parents Debbie and Scott, will play baseball at the University of Massachusetts-Boston next year. High School principal Charles Regan (left), varsity coach Rob Maccone and athletic director Bill Groth joined them for a signing ceremony. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

Riverhead senior Nick Herzog, pictured alongside his parents Debbie and Scott, will play baseball at the University of Massachusetts-Boston next year. High School principal Charles Regan (left), varsity coach Rob Maccone and athletic director Bill Groth joined them for a signing ceremony. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

After posting a 6-1 record this season on the mound for Riverhead, senior Nick Herzog plans to continue his baseball career next year at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Herzog, a left-handed pitcher who had a 2.61 ERA this past season, is one of five players from this year’s team pursuing baseball in college. 

Herzog helped guide the Blue Waves into the postseason this year, where the team fell in the first round to Half Hollow Hills East.

At UMass, Herzog will play for a Division III school that went 23-15 last season.

Herzog earned all-county honors this season, according to coach Rob Maccone. At the plate, he batted .353 with 2 home runs and 13 RBIs.

Herzog received an academic scholarship to attend UMass, according to a press release.

“Nick’s interests are diverse as he is focused on preparing for a career involving engineering, physics or business management,” said Craig Korobow, Herzog’s guidance counselor.

The other baseball players from Riverhead playing baseball in college are John Wendt (Bard College), Joe Hart (Purchase College), Tanner Lindsay (University of Mary Washington) and Kenny Simco (Farmingdale State). Cody Weiss, another baseball player, is pursuing golf in college at SUNY/Oswego.

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