BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott rising senior Nick Quattro (Canton, Conn.) has signed a contract to play for the Bourne Braves of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) for the remainder of the summer collegiate baseball season.
Quattro joins the Braves' pitching staff after posting a 2-0 record – primarily out of the bullpen – with a 0.62 earned run average (ERA) in 22 2/3 innings pitched for the Reading Bulldogs of the Boston InterCity League. Quattro also compiled a 3.67 strikeout-to-walk ratio (22/6) during his time with the Bulldogs, and only allowed two earned runs.
"I'm extremely excited for Nick as this is an amazing opportunity for him," said Endicott baseball head coach Bryan Haley. "Playing on the Cape in the summer is a dream for every young ballplayer that grows up in New England. For Nick to make this dream a reality is a special moment in his life, and a proud moment for our Endicott baseball family."
In 2015, Quattro led all NCAA Division III pitchers in hits allowed per nine innings (3.91) and WHIP (0.67), while ranking seventh in pitching appearances (24.0) and 16th in ERA (1.42). Quattro went 8-1 with three saves in his first season as a significant contributor out of the pen, throwing 50 2/3 IP for the Gulls. He struck out 55 batters while allowing opposing hitters to hit just .131 against him. Quattro did not allowed a single run, earned or unearned, over 11 appearances from March 25th to April 19th as he went 7-0 during that stretch and lowered his ERA from 5.79 to just 0.88.
For his efforts, Quattro was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Pitcher of the Year, while also earning American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings DIII New England All-Region first team accolades, D3baseball.com All-New England second team honors and New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Region first team laurels.
Quattro is the second student-athlete from the Endicott baseball program to play in the CCBL joining EJ Martinez on the list. Martinez played for the Cotuit Kettleers in the summer of 2013.
The CCBL is recognized as the best amateur summer league in the country by college coaches and professional baseball scouts. Players from across the USA representing all three NCAA college divisions are recruited to play in the 10-team loop.
The list of Cape League all-time alumni in MLB totals more than 1,000 names, including those of Baseball Hall of Famer Harold "Pie" Traynor (Falmouth '19), former New York Yankee greats Red Rolfe (Orleans '30) and Thurman Munson (Chatham '67), former major league manager Bobby Valentine (Yarmouth '67) and current Baltimore Orioles skipper Buck Showalter (Hyannis '76), Cy Young Award winners Steve Stone (Chatham '68) and Mike Flanagan (Falmouth '72), Firemen of the Year Wayne Granger (Sagamore '62) and Jeff Reardon (Cotuit '74-76), major league scout Lennie Merullo (Barnstable '35), slugging first baseman Jeff Bagwell (Chatham '87-'88) and Craig Biggio (Y-D '86), the only former Cape Leaguer to amass more than 3,000 hits in the major leagues.
Endicott went 26-17 (12-4 CCC) in its eighth season under head coach Bryan Haley. In 2013 and 2014, the Gulls captured back-to-back CCC Championships and reached the NCAA New England Regional Finals in both seasons.