Like any college baseball player, Travis Honeyman wanted to make an immediate impact during his freshman year at Boston College.
Things didn’t turn out according to Honeyman’s plan as he received just 14 at-bats and one start while veteran outfielders like Sal Frelick (Lexington, Mass.) and Dante Baldelli (Cumberland, R.I.) helped to carry the load for the Eagles in 2021.
But his summer playing for the NECBL’s Ocean State Waves made the waiting worth it.
“It was really important just going out and getting that constant playing time,” said the Massapequa, N.Y., native who started the summer on a 14-game hitting streak, recording multiple hits seven times in that span. He didn’t go hitless until July 6. “I think my success came from that, and it made me realize that I can hold my own and really compete among some of the best players.”