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Summer league hopes expansion will attract scouts, and bring higher profile

By Matthew Stanmyre, Newark Star-Ledger, 07/06/09, 8:01PM EDT


Brandon Boykin knew plenty about the Hamptons on Long Island -- he had heard about the extravagant houses, the pristine beaches, the socialites from Manhattan who flocked there to party away the summer.

But Boykin, a rising junior at Rutgers, had never thought about playing baseball there -- until recently.

The Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, with two franchises in New Jersey, added four Hamptons-based teams this summer in an ambitious attempt to mirror the Cape Cod Baseball League, considered the finest college summer league in the country.

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