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Irish Wolfhounds Announce Roster for Second Game

The Irish Wolfhounds Baseball Club has announced the roster for the team’s second game. The game will take place on July 15, 2023 at Staten Island University Hospital Community Park, home of the Staten Island Ferry Hawks. The Wolfhounds will be taking on the New York State Court Officer Blue Sox. First pitch is scheduled for 6pm.

The Wolfhounds coaching staff is led by Vin Malzahn. Malzahn will be leading a coaching staff that includes two former major leaguers — former Yankees outfielder Shane Spencer and former Rays reliever Rob Delaney.  Former St. John’s pitcher James Lally and former Princeton southpaw Keelan Smithers will round out the coaching staff.

The team’s roster is led by former big leaguer Ryan O’Rourke. O’Rourke was the 13th round selection of the Minnesota Twins in the 2010 MLB Draft. He pitched for parts of three seasons for the Twins and Mets, appearing in 56 games. O’Rourke will be joined by a team of Irish citizens who are current and former college and professional baseball players. Each player is eligible to play for Team Ireland in the World Baseball Classic.

Number Last Name First Name Primary Position Secondary Position College Professional
5 McAULIFFE BRIAN DH 3B/1B
Denison University
6 COSGROVE JOE C INF/OF Rollins College
7 DUNLEAVY TOMMY OF 3B Mt. St. Vincent Empire League
8 SANTOIANNI CONOR OF
Springfield College
9 T. SHAW TOMMIE 2B
Vermont State (committed)
11 COLEMAN-GOODWIN NORMAN P Suffolk CC Empire League
13 KEAVENEY AIDAN 2B LF/RF
U of Pittsburgh (club)
15 R. MACKLE RYAN 2B SS/3B
SUNY New Paltz
18 C. MACKLE CONOR OF Marist College
20 LUCEY KEVIN C
Southern CT State
22 O’CONNOR SEAMUS P
York College (PA)
23 DILLON PATRICK SS 2B/3B Trinity College
34 KENNEALLY BRENDAN P
Adelphi University
35 CROWLEY GARRETT P Texas Tech
36 McADAMS SEAN 2B SS/3B Mercy College
57 HILLERT MITCH P Concordia College Germany
61 O’ROURKE RYAN P Merrimack College MLB
70 BEEKER TERRY P Queens College Empire League

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