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
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