San Antonio - Trinity baseball rising junior outfielder Rafe Chaumette is now a member of the Cotuit (MA) Kettleers of the prestigious Cape Cod League.
The 10-team Cape Cod League is considered the premier collegiate summer league in the nation. Approximately one of every six Cape Cod players move on to Major League Baseball. Some of the current alumni include Jacoby Ellsbury of the New York Yankees, Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox, and Ian Happ of the Chicago Cubs.
Chaumette played part of the summer season in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL), where he was named a starting outfielder for last month's NECBL All-Star Game. Playing for the New Bedford (MA) Bay Sox, Chaumette was in a heated race for the league's batting title. He finished in sixth place with a .362 batting average, going 42-116 at the plate.
As a Tiger sophomore last season, Chaumette was selected for the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-West Region Third Team. He also made the D3baseball.com All-West Region Second Team and the All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) First Team for the second straight year.
Chaumette was Trinity's top hitter in the 2018 season with a .392 batting average, while driving in 47 runs. He was second on the team in runs scored, doubles, and stolen bases.
Trinity's Head Coach Tim Scannell has strong ties to the Cape Cod League, as he played for Cotuit in the summer of 1990. In 1999, he was the hitting coach for Cotuit and helped spark the Kettleers to the league championship. Additionally, eight Trinity players have been selected for the Cape Cod League over the past 20 years, all during Coach Scannell's tenure.