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Colin Moran was named the No. 2 prospect in the Cape Cod League by Baseball America.
Colin Moran was named the No. 2 prospect in the Cape Cod League by Baseball America.
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Tar Heels Have Summer League Success
Release: 08/30/2012

Several Tar Heels earned recognition for their efforts during summer league action this week as several of the leagues announced their all-star teams.

In the prestigious Cape Cod League, junior Colin Moran earned a spot on the postseason all-star roster after also playing in the midseason all-star contest. Baseball America named Moran as its second-best prospect in the Cape Cod League this season. 

Moran finished the summer with a .311 average over 41 games with the Bourne Braves. The Rye, N.Y., native tallied eight doubles, a pair of triples and six home runs, while leading the Cape Cod League with 42 RBIs.

Sophomore Chris McCue also earned a spot on a league's all-star roster as he was named to the Coastal Plain League's second team for his efforts primarily as a starter this year for the Thomasville Hi-Toms. McCue was ranked fourth on Baseball America's Prospect List in the Coastal Plain League.

McCue posted a 3-1 record in six appearances with five starts for the HiToms. McCue recorded a 2.25 ERA in 32 innings of work and struck out 31 while walking 11.

Luis Paula also threw well in the Coastal Plain League pitching for the Forest City Owls and for his efforts was ranked the 14th-best prospect in the league by Perfect Game.

Paula went 4-3 in nine appearances with seven starts for the Owls. Paula posted a 3.15 ERA in 40 innings of work and struck out 28 batters.

Brian Holberton turned in possibly the best summer of any Tar Heel this year as he hit .391 in 38 games en route to league MVP honors. Holberton tallied eight doubles, six home runs and 31 RBIs for the Ballantyne Smokies. Perfect Game pegged Holberton as the top overall prospect in the Southern Collegiate League.

In the Cal Ripken League, Trevor Kelley and Parks Jordan helped the Baltimore Redbirds to the league title in 2012. Kelley closed the year with 12 straight outings not allowing an earned run and was tabbed the 23rd overall prospect in the league by Perfect Game.

Kelley went 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA and five saves in 16 appearances for the Redbirds. Kelley struck out 38 batters over 35 innings of work.


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