Two familiar faces, Franklin Pierce (N.H.) outfielder Eric Romano and SUNY/Albany infielder Jeff Welsh, will return to the Riverhead Tomcats for the 2011 Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League season.
Those two names were listed on the club’s 24-player roster, which was released on Tuesday morning. The other team members are: Dowling pitcher Nick Albero, Monmouth (N.J.) infielder Danny Avella, Saint Leo (Fla.) pitcher Austin Buck, George Mason pitcher Sean Cabrera, Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Ala,) outfielder Bryce Dial, Harvard catcher Steve Dill, Southern New Hampshire pitcher David Gibson, Bucknell pitcher Danny Goldstein, Hartford (Conn.) pitcher Alex Gouin, Monroe (N.Y.) infielder Keith Herring, Harvard pitcher Peter Kaplan, Hartford (Conn.) outfielder/pitcher Ryan Lukach, Canisius (N.Y.) infielder Jim Luppens, Franklin Pierce (N.H.) infielder Zach Mathieu, Bryant (R.I.) pitcher Bryan Menduke, Southeastern Louisiana outfielder Adam Michel, Walters State (Tenn.) pitcher Chase Morris, Hofstra pitcher Brett Schreiber, St. John’s catcher Frank Schwindel, Indiana pitcher Aaron Slegers, Indiana pitcher/infielder Casey Smith and Southern New Hampshire infielder Jamie Wollerman.
Luppens, who is from Wading River, is the only player on the team from the local area.
Randy Caden will return for his second season as the team’s manager.
The Tomcats reached the Hampton Division finals last year before losing to the league champion North Fork Ospreys in three games.