College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today with Stony Brook senior catcher Patrick Cantwell who is 99th in on our list. The senior has had an outstanding career with the Seawolves which has seen him win multiple conference awards. He played three years of varsity baseball at West Islip HS and was a three-time captain. As a senior, he hit .477 with 31 runs, eight triples, two home runs and 33 RBIs.
Cantwell stepped into the lineup as a freshman in 2009 appearing in 42 games starting 31 games with 30 of those behind the plate. He finished the year with a .284 batting average with 24 runs scored and 16 RBI. He was excellent throwing out 15 runners which was the best in the America East.
As a sophomore in 2010, he played in 54 games with 51 starts including 14 behind the plate. He played the majority of the season in the outfield. Cantwell ended up finishing second on Stony Brook and sixth in America East with a .361 average. He also finished second on the team in runs scored with 46. He spent the summer in the NECBL with the Sanford Mariners. He ended up playing in 30 games hitting .224 with a homer and ten RBI.
Cantwell continued with his strong college career as a junior when he became the everyday catcher. He started 54 games with a .308 batting average with 14 doubles and 46 runs scored from the leadoff spot. He played the summer of 2011 in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Bourne Braves. He hit .279 with 18 runs scored and nine RBI in 35 games including the postseason. He was named a CCBL All-Star where he went 0-2.
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