Five Navigators Earn All-FCBL Team Honors
09/08/2020 2:42 PM
LYNN, Mass. -- Five North Shore Navigators players were honored on Tuesday as Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) Commissioner Joe Paolucci announced the 2020 All-FCBL First and Second Teams.
Outfielders Sal Frelick (Boston College) and Ben Malgeri (Northeastern), third baseman Cody Morissette (Boston College), and utility player Logan Bravo (Harvard) were all named to the All-FCBL First Team. Cam Climo (UMass Lowell) was named to the All-FCBL Second Team as an outfielder.
North Shore’s four First Team selections match the champion Nashua Silver Knights for the most in the league this summer. The Navs have now had five All-FCBL honorees in back-to-back years, but the First Team representation is the team’s greatest since 2015.
Named the FCBL’s Top Pro Prospect for the second time in his career last month, Frelick saw time in both the infield and outfield over his 24 games this summer, posting a league-leading .398 average with 26 runs scored, 39 hits, a .473 on-base percentage and .592 slugging percentage. The Lexington, Mass., native reached base in all but two games after starting the summer on a 17-game hitting streak and stole nine bases to set North Shore’s all-time franchise record in that category with 31 over his two summers.
Malgeri stood out in several offensive categories over the course of his second summer as a Navigator while becoming the first player in team history to win the FCBL’s Defensive Player of the Year honor. The rising junior from Stratham, N.H., played in all 38 games, hitting .333 with 27 RBI and a league-leading 49 hits, 46 runs scored, franchise record-tying seven triples, and 18 stolen bases. Malgeri had 74 total chances on the defensive end, recording 67 putouts and contributing five assists.
Malgeri was also an All-FCBL Second Team performer in 2019. He is just the second player in Navs history to earn two All-FCBL honors in his career, joining former Division 3 All-American pitcher Speros Varinos (Tufts) in 2015 and 2016. (However, All-FCBL teams were not selected in either 2014 or 2018.)
After becoming the first two-time All-American in BC’s baseball history during the shortened spring of 2020, Morissette continued his success on the North Shore infield while seeing time at shortstop and third base this summer. The Exeter, N.H., native ranked fourth in the FCBL with a .340 average while his 31 RBI and .480 on-base percentage were second. Morissette reached base in his first 17 games of the summer after earning consecutive All-Star Game nods for the FCBL’s Nashua Silver Knights in 2018 and Cape Cod League’s Bourne Braves last summer.
Bravo was one of the league’s top hitters across his second straight summer playing for North Shore, posting the sixth-best average at .328 with 10 extra-base hits, 20 RBI and 20 runs scored in all 38 games. The Andover, Mass., native’s 45 hits ranked second in the league to Malgeri, and his 61 total bases ranked fourth. He reached base at a .427 clip thanks in large part to a 21-game streak (July 14 to Aug. 10), the league’s longest all summer.
Climo slugged his way onto the All-FCBL Second Team after leading the Navs with five home runs and slugging .410 over his 29-game stint. The redshirt senior and Billerica, Mass., product recorded two RBI in two of his first three games as a Navigator before concluding his first week on the team with home runs in back-to-back contests. Climo’s summer was highlighted by a grand slam and six RBI in the Navs’ Aug. 14 win at Worcester.
The Navigators recently completed their 13th summer of collegiate baseball and ninth in the Futures League. Throughout the offseason, stay up to date on the latest Navs news by visiting nsnavs.com and following the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.