Sale Named Pitching MVP of Cape Cod League All-Star Game
Friday, July 24, 2009

BOSTON, Mass. – FGCU starter Chris Sale (Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox) was named the Pitching MVP for the Cape Cod League all-Star game after his one inning, no-hit performance on Thursday night at Fenway Park.

After a 22-year absence, the Cape Cod League all-star game returned to Fenway. More than 13,000 fans were in attendance for the league's home run hitting contest and all-star game, which the West team won 3-0 in a game shortened to four and a half innings due to rain.

The FGCU lefthander dominated the West Division hitters, and needed just six pitches (five for strikes) to throw a perfect third.

“My arm felt great,” said Chris Sale. “I came in and did my job.”

Sale induced two ground balls and struck out Cody Stanley (UNCW) on three pitches, the last of which was a 95 mph fastball. Sale worked in the 93-95 range from a three-quarters slot and threw one very good slider at 80 mph.

“It was an experience of a lifetime,” stated Sale. “To have the opportunity to pitch at a place with so much history is a great honor.”

Sale came into the all-star game leading the Cape Cod League with four wins, 47 innings pitched, and 47 strikeouts.