Five Jackets are playing in the Cape Cod League this summer while Austin Wilhite was named to a Freshman All-American First-Team.
With the College World Series upon us and Georgia Tech baseball season over, five Yellow Jackets have made the trip up to Maine to take part in the prestigious Cape Cod League. Freshman infielder Austin Wilhite, who is playing in the Coastal Plain League earned a Freshman All-American First-Team nod.
Five Jackets playing in Cape Cod this summer:
With the Cape Cod Summer League getting underway later this week, five different Yellow Jackets have earned their roster spots. Joey Bart, Trevor Craport, Keyton Gibson, Carter Hall, and Brandt Stallings are playing this summer in Maine.
For those who don’t know, the Cape Cod League is without a doubt the most prestigious summer league for college baseball players. The wooden bat league is often jam packed with high-level talent as well as fans, media, and scouts from across the MLB. A ton of college baseball players often get their names out there by playing in the Cape Cod League.
The five Yellow Jackets are spread out through three different teams and are the following;
- Coutuit Kettleers – Trevor Craport, Keyton Gibson
- Harwich Mariners – Joey Bart, Carter Hall
- Hyannis Harbor Hawks – Brandt Stallings
It should be noted that both Craport and Gibson are on “temporary contracts” with the Ketteers. Players with temporary contracts are players who are under contract to replace a player on the roster who is unable to perform in the league due to other baseball commitments such as the CWS or those who are deciding or have deciding to sign professional contracts.
If bets had to be placed on one of the Jackets to make a name for themselves around the scouting circles this summer expect it to be catcher Joey Bart who had a breakout season for the Jackets. Bart will return to Tech next year as a junior and has the potential to be one of the best catchers in all of college baseball.
Wilhite named to Freshman All-American First-Team:
While he’s not playing in Cape Cod this summer, Austin Wilhite is already making his mark. The freshman infielder from Buford, Georgia native has earned his second Freshman All-American First-Team nod on Monday.
Last week, Wilhite was named to Collegiate Baseball’s Freshman All-American team before being named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America Freshman All-American first team. He joins an impressive list of freshman that should be the faces of college baseball over the next two or three seasons.
Wilhite hit .338/.410/.434 this past season with 14 doubles, one triple, and one homerun. He also finished the season with 25 RBI. On the field, Wilhite struggled at times, collecting 16 errors but was solid enough in the batter’s box to make up for any miscues.