CALIFORNIA – California University of Pennsylvania senior Mick Fennell recently helped the Edenton Steamers win the Petitt Cup as champions of the Coastal Plain League (CPL).
The CPL is one of the nation's premier summer leagues for college players and features 15 teams from across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The regular season finished two weeks ago with Edenton winning its division with a 40-15 overall record.
Fennell, a Butler graduate, ended the regular season among the team leaders with 52 hits and 39 runs scored. He posted a .283 batting average (52-for-184) with six doubles, two triples, one home run and 24 RBI while appearing in all 45 games, including 44 starts.
As a pitcher, the Butler native tossed 11.0 innings in seven appearances. He registered a 1-0 mark, held opponents to a .184 batting average and recorded one save.
Fennell hit at a combined .485 clip (16-for-33) during the CPL Petitt Cup playoffs with six RBI and nine runs, including a ninth-inning grand slam in the first game of the East Division Championship series on Aug. 9. The 5-foot-10 senior also worked 3.0 innings of relief with three strikeouts over the course of the playoffs.
(photo courtesy of California University of Pennsylvania)