After helping the Brewster Whitecaps to their first Cape Cod League title in 17 years, Nick Dunn earned CCBL League Championship Series Co-MVP honors. The Maryland second baseman hit .500 (5-for-10) in the three-game championship series, including a 3-for-3, three RBI performance in game two.
Today’s Feature – Our co-MVPs for our Championship Game Series- Hunter Bishop & Nick Dunn of the @WhitecapsCCBL! https://t.co/CtvrlAFAd2pic.twitter.com/0APl7u8zPT
— Cape League (@Official_CCBL) August 14, 2017
It is the second straight summer a Terp garnered CCBL playoff MVP honors; Kevin Smith earned the same award in 2016 after leading the Y-D Red Sox to the Cape Cod championship. Dunn is the second Terp named playoff MVP this summer, as Justin Morris earned Ripken League LCS Most Outstanding Player honors at the end of July.
Dunn’s award caps off a fine summer on the Cape for the rising junior infielder. He finished the regular season third in the league with a .333 average, thanks in large part to a 17-game hit streak he rolled off across late July and early August. He led Brewster in average, hits (41) and doubles (7). His regular season performance carried across into the playoffs, where he hit .306 with seven RBIs and five walks in 11 games, including his .500 mark in the LCS.
Dunn’s Whitecap teammate Marty Costes also played an integral role in the team’s title run, hitting .265 with two homers and a game-saving catch with the championship on the line. The rising junior outfielder hit .293 with five homers, 23 RBIs, and a team-best .938 OPS in the regular season.
Championship on the line@MartyCostes did this. #WinnersWin #DirtyTerps pic.twitter.com/1dwv5oGFdT
— Maryland Baseball (@TerpsBaseball) August 14, 2017
Elsewhere on the Cape, right-hander Hunter Parsons finished the regular season with a 6.75 ERA in 14.2 innings for the Y-D Red Sox. In the Northwoods League, first baseman Kevin Biondic led the Thunder Bay Border Cats with five homers, while hitting .254 with 20 runs scored, 26 RBIs and 18 walks in 49 contests. He also saw time on the mound, pitching to a 1.62 ERA in seven appearances, spanning 16.2 innings.
For a full rundown on how other Terps did in their various summer leagues, click here.