Former Academy Athletes Shine in College
April 6th, 2011 - The Beach Bums Baseball Academy has been open for camps, clinics, and lessons for more than six years. Recently, original members of the Academy have been excelling in the college ranks including Spring Arbor's RHP/1B Greg Blanco (Mancelona) and Aquinas Catcher Scott Witkop (Traverse City West).
Greg Blanco - SO RHP/1B Spring Arbor (Mancelona High School) - Blanco had an immediate impact at Spring Arbor as a freshman, going 4-1 in 51.1 innings and a 4.22 ERA and hit .236. This season, Greg is hitting .360 with a 5.40 ERA in 20 innings.
Scott Witkop - SO Catcher Aquinas (Traverse City West High School) - Witkop has had a great start to his sophomore year, hitting .357 through his team's first 21 games.