Quincy McAfee began his late spring encompassed by the country’s top hitters and has discovered a second home with one of the top hostile groups in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The Pepperdine shortstop joined the Waves a week ago in the wake of playing seven games with the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
In his initial four games with the Waves, McAfee is batting .533 with three RBI and two taken bases, giving a major lift at the highest point of a lineup that highlights six players who are batting over .300.
“Being in the lineup in the Cape League, the folks are clearly the cream of the yield. Going from that – gaining from them and seeing them swing – and afterward coming here to a group that has been effective, I just bounced right in,” McAfee said. “I’m attempting to get the latest relevant point of interest.” for more updates click mcafee.com/activate now.
McAfee was a second-group all-West Coast Conference determination for Pepperdine this spring, batting .269 and driving the group in taken bases. On a brief contract with Orleans, he earned a shot to stick around yet not as an ordinary player. Firebirds mentor Kelly Nicholson and McAfee’s school mentor at Pepperdine felt a full-time gig in the NECBL would be a superior fit.
“Going into the late spring, I realized I needed to chip away at a couple of things hitting-wise,” McAfee said. “I had a feeling that I expected to head down here to get more at-bats and truly play each day. It was hard leaving, however descending here has been incredible, and I’m getting the at-bats I should be fruitful.”
Struble leads class
Sea State’s L.T. Struble drives the NECBL with 14 taken puts together and is with respect to pace to break the establishment record of 16, which is shared by three players.
Struble, who took 28 bases this spring for Division II Felician University in New Jersey, is batting .281 for the Waves and has been found taking just twice.
Home not all that sweet
Old Mountain Field has not been agreeable to the Waves so far this mid year. With Monday’s 6-3 misfortune to Danbury, Ocean State tumbled to 2-6 in home games. The solitary successes came June 14 against Mystic and June 21 against Newport.
With the group playing 12 of its initial 20 games out and about, the main part of the home timetable is still to come, so the Waves will have plentiful chance to make something happen. The Waves dropped to 10-9 generally with Monday’s misfortune.
Waves up 2-1 in Pell Series
The Waves hold a one-game lead through three games in the Pell Bridge Series on account of Friday’s 11-5 win over Newport at Cardines Field.
The Waves aroused from a 5-1 shortfall to take a 6-5 lead in the fifth inning, at that point tore the game open with five keeps running in the ninth. Garrett Hodges homered and Grant English had three RBI to pace the Waves. Steve Theetge, Peyton Deats and Joe Kelly consolidated on seven scoreless innings of help.
Southern Division race is tight
There is little partition in the NECBL’s Southern Division as the halfway purpose of the period draws near. The main five groups – Ply-mouth, Mystic, New Bedford, Ocean State and Newport – were all inside 2.5 rounds of one another as of Monday’s activity. Indeed, even last-place Danbury is directly in the blend, four games out of the lead position.