Cody Martin

Reliever Cody Martin sets everyone up for success

TAMPA, FLA. – To be a setup reliever is to be a table setter. Cody Martin plays that role on and off the field for the University of Tampa Spartans. The son of Renie Martin, former Kansas City Royal and San Francisco Giant, is working to better himself in order to carry those around him. The recipient […]

Outfielder Connor Crile keeps it in the family

TAMPA, FLA. – From boxing matches in his childhood living room to baseball at the University of Tampa, Connor Crile was born to compete. As one half of a pair of twins, Crile didn’t have to look much further than his brother, Ryan, for an adversary to get those juices flowing. “We did everything together; […]

Top pitching prospect Garrett Cave realizing full potential at U Tampa

TAMPA, FLA. — Garrett Cave is turning heads in his first season at the University of Tampa, including that of his head coach Joe Urso. And it takes a lot to impress the experienced bench boss. The Junior is pitching the best baseball of his life and is likely to hear his name called in the early rounds […]

Opening day can’t come soon enough for Stroman

With the Blue Jays regular season kicking off on Sunday, no one seems to be more pumped than Marcus Stroman. “I’m excited to be the ace and I’m looking forward to running with it,” Stroman said during a press conference. It was expected when the organization gave up on signing David Price for the 2016 […]

Family values inspire junior infielder to education and sport

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Dondrae Bremner is a promising and ambitious prospect who knows what he wants. Bremner, 16, was selected to the Canadian U18 junior national baseball team after impressing scouts and head coach Greg Hamilton at the annual Toronto Blue Jays Tournament 12 held at the Rogers Centre last September. Being chosen to […]

Laz Rivera taking it day by day despite high expectations

TAMPA, Fla. – Laz Rivera found his new home with the University of Tampa baseball team and feels they have what it takes to win back-to-back Division II national championships. The Spartans (20-1) have played well together and steamrolled through the first half of the season but have their eyes set on winning their third […]

Blue Jays’ John La Prise bounces back from injury

DUNEDIN, Fla. — John La Prise has never been to Toronto, but he is genuinely hyped to be playing for Canada’s beloved Blue Jays and their minor league affiliates. The second baseman was born exactly two months before the Jays beat his hometown Phillies to win the 1993 World Series. Now, 23 years later, he’s […]

Spartans outfielder Scoggins leading by example

TAMPA, Fla.— Outfielder Casey Scoggins is embracing his leadership role during his final season with the University of Tampa Spartans. Scoggins, the reigning National Defensive Player of the Year and member of the 2014-15 NCAA Division II national baseball championship team, knows that he will have to play a key role for the Spartans in […]