Walsh Makes Cape Cod All Star Team

July 17, 2009

BREWSTER, Massachusetts-- Stanford second baseman Colin Walsh (La Jolla, CA) was named a starter to the Cape Cod League's All Star Game on July 23 at Fenway Park in Boston. Walsh currently ranks ninth in the wood bat league in average at .293.

Walsh is one of 10 starters on the East squad, which will play against the West Squad in the 47th annual affair. The New England Sports Network (NESN) will provide a live telecast of the game at 7 p.m. Eastern

Playing in all 22 games for Brewster, Walsh has scored 13 runs and produced 12 walks, for a .398 on-base percentage-- each second on the team.

For Stanford in 2009, Walsh led the team in batting at .320 with 44 runs, 11 doubles and 25 RBIs. His 51 walks led the Pac-10 and ranked eighth in the nation. As a sophomore, he made just five errors all season for a .980 fielding percentage.

Since 1999, Stanford has featured a half dozen All Stars in the Cape, including Major Leaugers Danny Putnam (in Cape in 2002), Sam Fuld (2003), rising star and Futures Game All Star Jason Castro (2007) and pitchers Jeremy Bleich (2006) and John Hudgins (2002).

In addition, five other former Cardinal, played in the Cape and reached the Majors-- Greg Reynolds (2004-05), Eric Bruntlett (2000), Chris Carter (2002-03), Ryan Garko (2001-02), Jody Gerut (1996-97).

Walsh is not the only Cardinal putting together a solid summer, as outfielder Kellen Kiilsgaard (Auburn, WA) ranks fourth in the Alaska League in batting (.357), third in hits and in the top-10 in RBIs.

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