Pair of Gaels Heading to Waynesboro
Saint Mary’s College will continue their long partnership with the Waynesboro Generals this summer when they send two more Gaels across country for some Valley League Baseball action. Saint Mary’s is located in Moraga, California and athletically, they compete in the West Coast Conference. The partnership has been a prosperous one for both sides, as summer ball has helped players with their development as well as helping the Generals win games. Names like Conner Loeprich, Patrick O’Shea and Nathan Schneider are names that come to mind. This year Waynesboro will welcome in Jack Murphy and Luke Short.
Jack Murphy – Outfielder
Jack Murphy is the 6’2 195 pound sophomore from Alamo, California. He is a graduate of Monte Vista High School. Jack comes to Waynesboro after playing in the West Coast League last year for the Portland Pickles, who finished with a league-best 37-17 record. Jack will look to bring his winning ways to Virginia this summer. When he comes, he’ll be looking to build on what has been a solid year. After only receiving 20 at-bats in his freshman campaign, Jack has hit .350 in his 60 at-bats this season. He’s mixed in five doubles, 11 RBI and 10 runs over that span. Welcome to Waynesboro, Jack Murphy!
Luke Short – Left-Handed Pitcher
Luke Short is the 6-0 180 pound freshman from Los Gatos, California and Los Gatos High School. Luke will be chomping at the bit for some game action as he red-shirted in his true freshman year this year. The left-hander was ranked the 34th best pitcher in the very large state of California by PerfectGame. Before arriving at Saint Mary’s, Luke played most recently for Aggies Baseball Upperclass. Scouting reports on Luke all talk about his loose arm action, athletic delivery, and his effectiveness on both right-handed and left-handed hitters. Luke will look to get himself into great shape to make the most of his collegiate career with a good summer with the Generals. Welcome to Waynesboro, Luke Short!