He pitched well in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, and now he’s pitching in an even better league.
Silver Lake High alum Stephen Quigley, a Halifax native and member of the Wheaton College baseball team, recently joined his second summer collegiate baseball team of the year. He went from being a member of the Pittsfield Suns of the Futures League to being a member of the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League. The latter is widely regarded as the top summer collegiate baseball league in the country.
Quigley joined the Commodores last week and made his debut this past Sunday. He pitched three innings and allowed one run which was unearned. He allowed one hit, walked a batter, and struck out a man. He is one of two Wheaton College players on the roster.
Towards the end of the Cape Cod League season — as well as at the beginning of the season — teams tend to have more local players. That’s the case as players either hit their limits in terms of pitch count or games played as well as needing to return to school early for workouts with their respective teams. Not to mention injuries are a factor.
Additionally, Quigley fared well for the Suns this summer. He pitched in five games and went 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in six innings of work. He allowed three hits, walked two batters, and struck out nine men.
For Wheaton, Quigley is a two-way player. He batted over .300 in the spring, however, the focus for him this summer has been pitching.
The Cape Cod League playoffs are set to begin this upcoming weekend.