08/29/2006 10:36 AM
29 August 2006
With each passing summer on Cape Cod, a new group of talented young men is chosen to participate in the best collegiate baseball league in the country. Most come to the Cape with high expectations, but only a select few leave knowing that they’ve accomplished their goals. Matt Mangini can rest assured that he has made his mark in Cape League history.
Mangini, a member of the 2006 Hyannis Mets, finished the regular season with a .310 batting average, which garnered him the Thurman Munson Batting Title. Each season the award is presented to the Cape Leaguer who has attained the highest batting average at the end of regular season play. Mangini beat out Orleans catcher Matt Wieters (Georgia Tech) and Falmouth outfielder Brad Chalk (Clemson), both of whom were also category leaders in home runs. Wieters and Chalk finished regular season play with impressive averages of .307 and .305, respectively.
By Courtney Reilly, CCBL Intern firstname.lastname@example.org
Interns 2006 : Chad Burkart, Johnna DeChristoforo, Jonathan French, Michael Kydd, Lauren Malone