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Cape League All-League Team Announced Harwich Leads with Eight Selections

CCBL MVP Ernie Clement lead the All-League Team selecctions for the 2016 season / photo by SportsPix
08/24/2016 10:13 AM

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CAPE COD, Ma. – Commissioner Paul Galop has announced the 2016 Cape Cod Baseball League’s Year-End All-League Team.

     The East Division champion Harwich Mariners lead the way with eight selections, while West Division champion Falmouth Commodores were next with six.

     The All-League pitching staff is paced by B.F.C. Whitehouse Outstanding Pitcher Jeff Passantino (Lipscomb) of Falmouth, who posted a 3-0 record and led the league with a 0.64 ERA, striking out 39 batters in 42 IP.

     Leading the bullpen is the league’s Russ Ford Top Relief Pitcher Garrett Cave (Florida International) of Hyannis, who was 0-2 with 10 saves. The fire-balling right-hander (clocked 97 MPH) allowed 10 hits and 13 walks, while striking out 34 in 19.1 innings.

     The hard-hitting All-League team is led by the Pat Sorenti MVP Ernie Clement (Virginia) of Harwich, who finished second in the CCBL in hitting (.353) and led the league in hits (59) and stolen bases (19).

     The All-League outfield is headed by Robert McNeece Top Pro Prospect Michael Gigliotti (Lipscomb) of Falmouth, who hit .310 with two homers, 18 RBI’s and led the league with 31 runs scored for the Commodores.

     “The process of selecting the CCBL Year-End All League Team is deliberate and extremely specific,” said CCBL Commissioner Paul Galop. “Statistician Chris Thoms and Intern Matt Pajak methodically researched every statistic for pitchers and position players. Their attention to detail and thoroughness were extraordinary. Because of this intense analysis, we were able to carefully review every detail about every player. In the end, we are extremely pleased and satisfied that this 30 man roster is deserving of this recognition and accolades.”

     Here is the entire 2016 Cape Cod Baseball League Year-End All-League Team:

1B Pavin Smith Harwich Mariners Virginia
2B Cole Freeman Wareham Gatemen LSU
SS Zach Rutherford Hyannis Harbor Hawks Old Dominion
3B Joe Dunand Harwich Mariners North Carolina State
INF. UTILITY Kevin Smith Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox Maryland
INF. UTILITY Nick Dunn Brewster Whitecaps Maryland
OF Michael Gigliotti Falmouth Commodores Lipscomb
OF Austin Filiere Harwich Mariners MIT
OF Quinn Brodey Cotuit Kettleers Stanford
OF Ernie Clement Harwich Mariners Virginia
OF Brian Miller Orleans Firebirds North Carolina
OF J.J. Matijevic Falmouth Commodores Arizona
DH Colton Shaver Wareham Gatemen Brigham Young
DH Tyler Lawrence Falmouth Commodores Murray State
C Connor Wong Bourne Braves Houston
C Riley Adams Orleans Firebirds San Diego
P Jeffrey Passantino Falmouth Commodores Lipscomb
P Brady Puckett Falmouth Commodores Lipscomb
P Hunter Williams Harwich Mariners North Carolina
P Packy Naughton Harwich Mariners Virginia Tech
P Michael Dibrell Bourne Braves Kennesaw State
P Konnor Pilkington Brewster Whitecaps Mississippi State
P B.J. Myers Harwich Mariners West Virginia
P Zacary Lowther Brewster Whitecaps Xavier
P Peter Solomon Harwich Mariners Notre Dame
P Hunter Martin Brewster Whitecaps Tennessee
CLOSER Garrett Cave Hyannis Harbor Hawks Florida International
CLOSER Corbin Martin Falmouth Commodores Texas A&M
UTILITY Deon Stafford Jr. Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox St. Joseph's
UTILITY Dylan Busby Hyannis Harbor Hawks Florida State


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About Cape Cod Baseball League:
     The premier collegiate summer league in the nation, the Cape Cod Baseball League attracts players from across the country, representing all college divisions to play in the 10-team loop. Tracing its roots back to 1885, the Cape League embarks this June on one of its most exciting slates to date, featuring a 44-game regular-season schedule and an action-packed postseason. Among the highlights will be the 2016 Cape League All-Star Game on Saturday, July 23 at Veterans Field, home of the Chatham Anglers, and the induction of the 16th Hall of Fame class during a ceremony at the Chatham Bars Inn in November. As the league celebrates its 131st year, it counts more than 1,100 all-time alumni performing at all levels of professional baseball with a record number (292) former Cape Leaguers on Major League rosters. For more information visit