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Aug. 20, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – – Juniors Sean Doolittle and Pat McAnaney highlighted summer performances by Virginia Baseball players. Doolittle helped Team USA capture a gold medal while McAnaney earned first team All-New England Collegiate Baseball League honors. McAnaney and junior outfielder Tim Henry helped the Newport Gulls to the NECBL regular season record for wins as the team posted a 32-10 record during the regular season.

McAnaney was also selected to the Summer All-Star team.

Here’s a summer recap of how the Cavaliers faired in summer ball:

Sean Doolittle – Team USA
Doolittle helped the national team capture its second straight FISU World Championship. Doolittle, who spent most of the summer starting at first base for Team USA, batted .244 with four doubles, two home runs and 15 RBI this summer. He made one appearance on the mound, striking out four batters in two innings of work. Team USA finished its summer season 28-2-1 for a .919 winning percentage, which was the best-ever by a USA Baseball Collegiate Team. The tournament win was also the first-ever for a USA Baseball National Team in Cuba.

Cape Cod League

David Adams – Brewster Whitecaps
Adams helped lead Brewster to a second place finish in the Eastern Division and an appearance in the semifinals of the Cape Cod Playoffs. Adams hit .214 and played in 37 games. He recorded 25 hits with 10 runs and 13 RBIs.

Jeremy Farrell – Falmouth Commodores
Farrell helped the Commodores to a third place finish in the Western Division. He played in 36 games producing 12 RBI on 22 hits while scoring 15 runs. He finished with two doubles and tied for third on the team with four home runs.

Brandon Guyer – Harwich Mariners
Guyer hit .210 in 36 games and had 11 runs, 26 hits and nine RBIs. He added five doubles, one triple and one home run as Harwich finished 20-24.

New England Collegiate Baseball League

Pat McAnaney and Tim Henry – Newport Gulls
McAnaney earned first team All-NECBL honors after going 7-0 with a 1.74 ERA. He made nine appearances with seven starts and struck out 55 batters in 51.2 innings. Opponents hit .184 against him. He was named to the NECBL All-Star Game. Henry finished fourth on the team while hitting .285 as he started 33 of 35 games. He had 35 hits, 19 runs and 15 RBIs. He added four doubles and one triple and was 5-for-9 in stolen bases.

Greg Miclat and Brandon Marsh – Keene Swamp Bats
Miclat was named second team All-NECBL after finishing third on the team hitting .305. He started 30 of 33 games as Keene went 22-20 over the summer. Miclat had 30 hits, 20 runs scored and eight RBI. He was 12-of-18 in stolen bases. Marsh started 33 of 34 games and had 17 hits, 10 runs, two doubles and six RBI.

Valley League Baseball

Mike Mitchell and Jake Rule – Staunton Braves
Mitchell finished fifth on the team while batting .265 as Staunton advanced to the Valley League’s championship series. He started 40 games producing 41 hits. He had four doubles, one triple and 14 RBI and tied for the team lead in stolen bases (15-of-17). Rule started five of nine games for the Braves. He went 3-4 with a 4.28 ERA and had 25 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings. Ryan Hudson opened the season with the Braves and played in seven games. He hit .400 with six RBIs before returning to take classes in the second summer session.

Patrick Wingfield – Winchester Royals
Wingfield led the Royals in hitting while batting .331. He had a team-high 52 hits and scored 22 runs. He added eight doubles and four home runs for 20 RBI, which was third on the team. He led the team in stolen bases (20-of-27). Wingfield was fifth in the Valley League in batting average and third in stolen bases.

New York Collegiate Baseball League
John Scaglione – Saratoga Phillies

Scaglione helped the Phillies capture the 2006 NYCBL title. Saratoga went 32-14 during the regular season. Scaglione was third on the team while hitting .282 as he started 40 games for the Phillies. He finished the summer with 37 hits, 25 runs, four doubles and 11 RBIs. He drew 25 walks and was 9-of-12 in stolen bases.

Coastal Plain League
Chance Gilmore – Wilmington Sharks

Gilmore saw action in 15 games for the Sharks as the designated hitter. He had six hits with four runs and two RBIs. He was 2-of-2 in stolen bases.

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