The Morehead City Marlins announced today they have signed three players from last year's South Division Championship team. The Marlins welcome back starting pitcher Brad McAllister, infielder Joe Sclafani, and catcher Corey Bass. Each returning player played a prominent role for the first-year Marlins during the 2010 summer season.
Brad McAllister, now a junior at Barry University, was one of the many aces that graced the mound for the Marlins last season. McAllister's mound presence and impeccable control landed him on the CPL National All-Star team and pegged as the team starter. In all, McAllister tossed four complete games, combined with a 7-1 record with only 12 walks in 9 games started. He was also honored as CPL 'Pitcher of the Week' during the first week of the 2010 season.
“Brad was our number one pitcher last year and we look forward to him having another solid season,” said Marlins Manager Jay Bergman.
Joe Sclafani, a junior out of Dartmouth College will once again wear the blue, white, and black for the Marlins this summer season. Sclafani was yet another member of the summer squad that had an exceptional year. Sclafani posted a .305 average in 154 at-bats with two homeruns and 16 RBI. Perhaps, most impressive was his .409 on-base percentage and his 34 total runs scored, tied for first on the team. For his work with the bat, Sclafani was named CPL 'Hitter of the Week' on two separate occasions during the summer season.
“Joe was our most consistent position player last summer and was our team leader on the field,” added Bergman.
Corey Bass, a sophomore at the University of North Florida, is the last returning member of the last year's team. As a freshman last season, Bass more than held his own behind the dish, a demanding position. A defensive specialist, Bass threw out an astonishing 42% of base runners during his 2010 campaign.
“Corey was the best catch and throw catcher in our division,” said Bergman.