UCLA's Rob Rasmussen Named Cape Cod League Year-End All-Star
Aug. 17, 2009
ORLEANS, Mass. - UCLA junior left-hander Rob Rasmussen has earned 2009 Cape Cod Baseball League Year-End All-Star honors, as announced Monday by the Cape Cod League. Rasmussen has been selected as one of seven starting pitchers to the prestigious summer league's year-end All-Star Team.
The native of Arcadia, Calif., went 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA in six starts for the Orleans Firebirds. He registered 42 strikeouts and 11 walks in 35.0 innings, limiting the opposition to a .197 batting average. He averaged 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
Rasmussen and five other pitchers tied for the league lead with four wins. The UCLA southpaw was the only Cape Cod League pitcher to register four wins without absorbing any losses. He finished eighth in the league in ERA (1.80, minimum 35 innings) and 11th in strikeouts (42).
Rasmussen helped lead Orleans to a 25-17 record, the league's lowest team ERA (2.69) and fewest walks allowed. Orleans finished the summer tied for the second most wins after having advanced to postseason play.
A former standout at Pasadena Polytechnic, Rasmussen was selected as the Cape Cod League East All-Star Team's starting pitcher in a game played at Boston's Fenway Park on Thursday, July 23. Rasmussen also pitched for Orleans, under head coach Kelly Nicholson, in the summer of 2008.
2009 CAPE COD LEAGUE YEAR-END ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
|Name||Position||Cape Cod Team||College|
|Mickey Wiswall||First Base||Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox||Boston College|
|Pierre LePage||Second Base||Bourne Braves||Connecticut|
|B.A. Vollmuth||Shortstop||Falmouth Commodores||Southern Mississippi|
|Jedd Gyorko||Third Base||Brewster Whitecaps||West Virginia|
|Nick Crawford||Infield (utility)||Hyannis Mets||UAB|
|Zack Cox||Infield (utility)||Cotuit Kettleers||Arkansas|
|Todd Cunningham||Outfield||Falmouth Commodores||Jacksonville State|
|Gary Brown||Outfield||Orleans Firebirds||Cal State Fullerton|
|Austin Wates||Outfield||Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox||Virginia Tech|
|Brian Fletcher||Outfield||Falmouth Commodores||Auburn|
|George Springer||Outfield||Wareham Gatemen||Connecticut|
|Kyle Roller||Designated Hitter||Bourne Braves||East Carolina|
|Ryan Cuneo||Designated Hitter||Hyannis Mets||Delaware|
|Mike Murray||Catcher||Chatham Anglers||Wake Forest|
|Cody Stanley||Catcher||Cotuit Kettleers||UNC Wilmington|
|Chris Sale||Starting Pitcher||Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox||Florida Gulf Coast|
|Jake Buchanan||Starting Pitcher||Cotuit Kettleers||N.C. State|
|Kyle Blair||Starting Pitcher||Brewster Whitecaps||San Diego|
|Rob Rasmussen||Starting Pitcher||Orleans Firebirds||UCLA|
|Chad Bell||Starting Pitcher||Cotuit Kettleers||Tennessee|
|Tyler Wilson||Starting Pitcher||Hyannis Mets||Virginia|
|Aaron Meade||Starting Pitcher||Harwich Mariners||Missouri State|
|Tyler Burgoon||Closer||Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox||Michigan|
|Russell Brewer||Closer||Chatham Anglers||Vanderbilt|
|Alex Hassan||Utility||Orleans Firebirds||Duke|
|Rob Segedin||Utility||Bourne Braves||Tulane|