When Brockton Rox manager Andy Theriault was asked about Liam LeVangie’s most impressive attribute as a pitcher, he didn’t have to think about the answer.
“Without a doubt, it’s his maturity level,” Theriault said in mid-July, a time that marks the proverbial dog days of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League’s 56-game season. “He’s a super mature kid on the mound, and nothing has really fazed him this summer. He was pretty dominant in all of his (first five) outings except for two, but he came back and approached his craft the very next day in the same way as when he’s going good.
“It’s a maturity level that you typically don’t see in a junior in college. He’s displaying it as a kid who was just at his high school prom a couple months ago.”
Most soon-to-be college kids are spending their final weeks of freedom sitting on the beach or hanging out with friends. The East Bridgewater, Mass., native is probably doing some of that, too, but most of his time has been dedicated to bettering his craft with the Brockton Rox before he heads off to start his collegiate career at Bryant University.