SHS grad named to wood bat all-star team

By: By Amber Hatten-Staley - Sports editor

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Scotland High School graduate Grant English was recently named to the New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star team.

English, a senior a Winthrop University, will serve as the starting first baseman for the Southern Division All-Star Team.

The New England CBL is a wooden bat college summer league, similar to the Fayetteville SwampDogs, that fields 13 teams in all six New England states. The league is celebrating its 25th season this summer, which runs from the first week of June to Aug.1.

The former Scot plays for the Ocean State Waves in South Kingstown, as part of a 13-team collegiate summer baseball league. The NECBL season runs from the first week of June to Aug. 1.

English and the South Division All-Stars will compete on Sunday, July 29, against the members of the North All-Star team at Mackenzie Stadium in Holyoke, Mass.

This is the first time English has been selected to play in the league’s All-Star game.

This season English is batting .326 with 44 hits including 12 doubles, four home runs and 35 RBI.

The Ocean State Waves are 20-16 this season and sit in second place in the Southern Division behind the Plymouth Pilgrims, who are 21-15. Ocean State is two games head of third place Mystic Schooners, 20-18.

The Northern Division is led by the Valley Blue Sox, 26-11, followed by the Keene Swamp Bats, 21-16.

During his high school career with the Fighting Scots, English served as a pitcher and infielder. During his senior campaign, English earned all-conferences honors.

Amber Hatten-Staley can be reached at 910-506-3170 or [email protected]


By Amber Hatten-Staley

Sports editor