Wong & Ribera Head The List…
Regular-season MVP Kolten Wong (Hawaii) and home run champion Jordan Ribera (Fresno State) lead the list of stars named to the 2010 Cape Cod Baseball League’s All-League team announced by commissioner Paul Galop.
A total of 24 players were selected to the elite team, with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox and the Orleans Firebirds each placing four on the squad. The lone representative from the Cape League champion Cotuit Kettleers is starting pitcher Austin Wood (St. Petersburg), who went 3-0 with a 0.74 ERA this season.
Wong hit .341 with a .458 slugging average, three home runs and 22 stolen bases, earning the spot at second base. Ribera, a first baseman, tied for the league lead with seven homers and 26 RBI, and added three home runs and 13 RBI in the playoffs.
Batting champion and outfielder Johnny Ruettiger (Arizona State) was named from Hyannis after hitting .369, while Brewster’s Drew Martinez (Memphis) was also selected as an outfielder following a season in which he hit .359 with one home run, 28 RBI and 22 stolen bases.
Rounding out the infield is the Y-D combo of Joe Panik (St. John’s) at shortstop and Tyler Hanover (LSU) at third base. The utility infielder is Falmouth’s Kevin Medrano (Missouri State), with Falmouth’s Andrew Susac (Oregon State) and Harwich’s Pratt Maynard (N.C. State) named as catchers.
Joining Ruettiger and Martinez in the outfield are Y-D’s Caleb Ramsey (Houston), Wareham’s Zach Wilson (Arizona State) and Bourne’s Scott Woodward (Coastal Carolina).
The designated hitters are Orleans’ Steve Selsky (Arizona) and Chatham’s Aaron Westlake (Vanderbilt).
The utility players are Brewster’s Danny Oh (Cal-Berkeley) and the Manny Robello 10th Player Award winner, Harwich’s Clint Moore (West Point).
The pitching staff is led by Bourne closer Tony Zych (Louisville), who won both the Russ Ford Award as the league’s top relief pitcher and the Robert A. McNeece Award as the top pro prospect. Zych collected 12 saves, striking out 29 in 20.1 innings, with a 0.89 ERA.
In addition to Wood, the starters are Bourne’s Grayson Garvin (Vanderbilt), who was named the league’s outstanding pitcher, Brewster’s Andrew Gagnon (Long Beach State), Chatham’s Logan Verrett (Baylor), Wareham’s Max Perlman (Harvard) and Orleans’ Kyle Simon (Arizona).
Marcus Stroman (Duke) of Orleans is the second closer named to the team.
(Cape Cod Release)