The marquee collegiate summer league all-star game will take place on July 28th from Fenway Park in Boston Massachusetts with the Cape Cod Baseball League All Star Game. The Cape Cod Baseball League recently announced the 2010 All-Star Game rosters which feature some of the best pro prospects for the 2011 MLB Draft. The College Baseball Blog will have a Live Blog from the game with TCBB Senior Writer Katherine Cornetta joining TCBB editor Brian Foley in covering the event. You can sign up for a reminder about the Live Blog/Chat by clicking here. The full press release from the Cape Cod Baseball League is included below.
Army shortstop Clint Moore continues to impress scouts and coaches in the Cape Cod Baseball League as he is currently hitting .279 with a homer and 10 RBI in 20 games this summer. Moore took care of his summer military obligations during the last two summers giving him the opportunity to participate in the CCBL this year. He is an interesting case as he was by far the best shortstop I saw last year with his leadership skills on the field and his play on the diamond from turning a key double play or coming up with a big hit. He was named a finalist for the 2010 AAU Sullivan Award for the outstanding amateur athlete in the US based on the qualities of leadership, character, sportsmanship and the ideals of amateurism.
We always hear of the excellent players from the service academies from Army’s Nick Hill to the more recent Clint Moore who is spending his summer in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Moore sacrificed his summer last year by doubling up his training thus allowing him the chance to play in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League. Moore is currently second in the league with a .344 average in 11 games while driving in five runs.
Air Force junior LHP Andrew Loyd recently took part in a Operations Air Force assignment at Luke AFB, Arizona where he had his first experience in a F-16. He details the experience below.
Here are the Top Performers from the Cape Cod Baseball League for Sunday, June 27th. The best game by a position player was by Utah’s C.J. Cron who went 4-4 with a double and a run scored against Harwich. The best pitching performance came from Andrew Gagnon of Long Beach State who pitched seven inning giving up only two hits and one walk while striking out nine batters.
FROM PATRIOT LEAGUE RELEASE
Center Valley, Pa. – Bucknell and Holy Cross grabbed the last two spots in the Patriot League Baseball Tournament, but they made the most of those positions by taking out the top two seeds in the finales of best-of-three semifinal series on Sunday. No. 4 Bucknell won at No. 1 Army, 11-7, while No. 3 Holy Cross shutout No. 2 Lehigh, 3-0, to complete series victories on the road.
The Bison and Crusaders will now meet in a three-game Patriot League Championship series played in Worcester. The game dates will be announced on Monday, but the series will shift from the original Saturday-Sunday schedule because of Bucknell’s commencement on Sunday morning.
Game 1: Bucknell 11 Army 9
Game 2: Army 6 Bucknell 4
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Clint Moore blasted a three-run home run and Kevin McKague followed with a solo shot to highlight a five-run rally in the eighth inning as top-seeded Army staved off elimination with a dramatic 6-4 victory over fourth-seeded Bucknell in game two of the Patriot League Tournament Semifinal Series, Saturday afternoon at gusty Doubleday Field. Bucknell outlasted the Black Knights 11-9 in the opener, forcing the regular season champion to the brink of elimination in the best-of-three semifinal series.
FROM PATRIOT LEAGUE RELEASE
Center Valley, Pa. – Top-seeded Army will go for its second consecutive championship with No. 2 Lehigh, No. 3 Holy Cross and No. 4 Bucknell all vying to dethrone the Black Knights in the Patriot League Baseball Tournament starting this weekend. No. 4 Bucknell is at No. 1 Army with No. 3 Holy Cross at No. 2 Lehigh in the semifinal series, with a doubleheader on Saturday and game three, if necessary, on Sunday.
For the third year in a row, the Patriot League Baseball Tournament includes four teams and will be played over two weekends. The top two seeds host the best-of-three semifinals, with the highest remaining seed at home for next week’s Championship series. Every game in the Tournament is nine innings long. The visiting team will have the last at-bat in game two of every series.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Center Valley, Pa. – The four teams that advanced to the Patriot League Baseball Tournament beginning this weekend also received the individual honors from the League’s coaches on Tuesday, as Bucknell, Army, Holy Cross and Lehigh each garnered one of the four major awards.
Bucknell senior outfielder Andrew Brouse earned Player of the Year honors, while Army senior pitcher Matt Fouch was named the League’s Pitcher of the Year. Holy Cross freshman catcher Stephen Wadsworth is the Patriot League Rookie of the Year, with Lehigh Head Coach Sean Leary as the Coach of the Year.