Brian O’Keefe in South Florida Collegiate League

Brian O’Keefe from Milford is spending the summer playing baseball for the Palm Beach Blazers in the South Florida Collegiate League.

A junior at the University of Bridgeport, O’Keefe has won two games for the Blazers, who brought a 10-6 record into the All-Star break.

A left hander out of Foran High, O’Keefe defeated the Palm Beach Extreme 6-4 on June 15. He pitched 4.2 innings, allowed two earned runs with five walks and five strikeouts.

On June 22, O’Keefe pitched six innings of two-run, five-hit ball to defeat the Florida Pokers 5-3. He walked three batters and struck out six.

The SFCL is a wood bat league, which gives amateur players an opportunity to showcase themselves in hopes of reaching the professional ranks.

Players have an opportunity to develop their skills at a high level of play and be evaluated by scouts.

Teams play a 40-game regular season schedule, with games beginning in June and ending in the last week in July.

All games are nine innings, with most doubleheaders scheduled on the weekends.