|Capiak Signs Contract to Play in Cape Cod League||05/29/2013|
CRESSON—Mount Aloysius pitcher Derrick Capiak signed a temporary contract to play for the Cotuit Kettleers in the prestigious Cape Cod League.
Capiak was a first team all-conference selection for the Mounties this past season. The sophomore hurler had a 2.33 earned run average and was 10-2 off the mound.
His ten wins were the best in the conference and ranked him third in the entire NCAA for that statistical category. Capiak also led the AMCC in strikeouts (82), strikeouts looking (29), and innings pitched (76).
Capiak was named the AMCC’s Pitcher of the Week an unprecedented four times, including the final week of the 2013 season when he threw a no-hitter in the conference quarterfinals against La Roche College.
“This is huge honor for Derrick to have the privilege to not only play in the Cape Cod League, but to also play for the Cotuit Ketleers and legendary Coach Mike Roberts,” Mount Aloysius coach Kevin Kime said.
The Cape Cod League has been called the oldest, most successful amateur baseball league in the nation. The Cotuit Kettleers have 15 championships, the most of any Cape Cod franchise.
In previous years, upwards of 250 Cape Cod League players have been selected in each year's MLB amateur draft.
“Derrick will be surrounding himself with great players and coaches from powerhouse college baseball programs in the SEC, ACC, Big 12, PAC 12, and there is no doubt that both he and the Mount Aloysius Baseball program will benefit from this experience,” Kime said.
Capiak is currently pitching for Delweld in the AAABA league. He will report to the Cotuit Kettleers on June 4.