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Cape Cod Baseball League 2017 Awards

Gasper takes the John Claffey award for Outstanding New England Player!

Mickey Gasper (C/1B) of the Brewster Whitecaps and who is originally from Merrimack, NH and attends Bryant University took home the John Claffey award Tuesday evening before their game against the Orleans Firebirds.  Gasper was named to the 2017 East All-Star team and has had a great summer with 5HR, 28 RBI and a batting avgerage of .298.

This award was named on behalf of late Wareham Gatemen official John J. Claffey and is presented annually to a distinguished player who hails from New England and/or plays for a New England college or university. 

 

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Stephen Williams received this year’s Curly Clement Award!

He was named the top Cape League umpire on Wednesday night in Bourne. Director of Officiating Sol Yas presented the award along with Nick Zibelli, president of the College Baseball Umpires Assigning Organization (CBUAO). Williams is in his 16th year as a baseball umpire and seventh year working Cape League games. Williams said the recognition is meaningful because the players are so invested on the Cape.

“With players at this level it means a lot to have their respect and the managers’ respect because you just want to go out and do a good job for them,” Williams said. “They’re trying to make a career out of this, so you want to go out and give your best.”

Curly Clement is a Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Famer and worked as an umpire for four decades in the league.

 

Griffin Conine is named the CCBL McNeese Outstanding Pro Prospect!

Congratulations to Griffin Conine (RF) of the Cotuit Kettleers for winning the CCBL McNeese Outstanding Pro Prospect Award as voted on by the MLB Scouts. Griffin has had a great season so far on Cape Cod with 10 HR, 30 RBI and a batting average of .339.  He was also named as our Week 4 Player of the Week and to our West All-Star team where he then became the west MVP.

 

Greyson Jenista receives the Pat Sorrenti MVP award!

Congratulations to Greyson Jenista (1B/OF) of the Cotuit Kettleers for winning the Cape League Pat Sorrenti MVP award as voted by the league managers.  Greyson has had a great season with 4 HR, 24 RBI and a batting average of .270.  He also was named as our Week 6 Player of the Week and to our West All-Star team!