DURHAM, N.C. – After a tremendous season in the nation’s premier summer baseball league, Duke junior Adam Laskey earned the Cape Code League’s 2018 Whitehouse Outstanding Pitcher Award.
As a member of the Falmouth Commodores, Laskey posted an unblemished 5-0 record, leading the CCBL in wins. The left-hander from Barrington, N.J., yielded four earned runs on 19 hits over 30.1 innings, good for a 1.18 ERA.
2018 marks the second consecutive season a Blue Devil has earned one of the CCBL’s top awards. In 2017, outfielder Griffin Conine garnered the league’s Robert A. McNeece Award, given to the CCBL’s top pro prospect as voted on by Major League Baseball scouts.
As a part of Duke’s 2018 Lubbock Super Regional squad, Laskey tied for the team lead with six wins while trailing only senior Mitch Stallings in total innings pitched (75.2). Serving as Duke’s Friday starter for much of the season, Laskey earned wins against Bucknell (Feb. 23), Cornell (March 2), Virginia (March 9), Miami (March 16), Pittsburgh (March 23) and Florida State (April 13).
Laskey’s award highlights a successful summer for Blue Devils across the country. Junior outfielder Chase Cheek was named to the Valley Baseball League All-Star Game after hitting .394 (43-109) in 25 games with the Waynesboro Generals. Sophomore pitcher Thomas Girard appeared in the New England College Baseball League All-Star game, posting a 4-2 record, 1.33 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 27.0 innings of relief with the Mystic Schooners. Up in the Northwoods League, sophomore catcher Michael Rothenberg (.329), sophomore infielder Tyler Wardwell (.311) and junior two-way player Matt Mervis (.307) all hit .300 or better for the summer.