RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College rising sophomores Ralph Caccavale (North Massapequa, N.Y./Plainedge) and Joe Schultheis (Bethpage, N.Y./Bethpage) were selected for last week's North Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (NACBL) All-Star Game.
The NACBL is a wood-bat summer league open only to players with collegiate eligibility remaining. Its 2013 All-Star Game was staged on July 26 at Presidents Field on the campus of New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, N.Y.
Caccavale, a middle infielder, batted .330 with a .414 on-base percentage for the Long Island Whalers. In 27 games, he scored 24 runs and drove in 11 while stealing seven bases.
Schultheis is a left-handed pitcher who also spent the summer with the Whalers. In seven appearances, he posted a 3-1 record, one save and an earned-run average of 2.62. He gave up 33 hits, struck out 23 batters and walked 12 in 32 innings.
The Whalers finished in third place in the six-team NACBL with a record of 18-16-1, reaching the first round of the league playoffs.
Both players saw regular time as true freshmen for Felician in the spring. Caccavale started 43 games, playing both second base and shortstop, while Schultheis made two starts and nine relief appearances, totaling 18 2/3 innings.
Caccavale and Schultheis bring to five the number of Golden Falcon players who have been chose for collegiate summer league all-star teams in 2013. Last month, sophomore-to-be John Holland (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Liberty) pitched in the Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate League contest, and senior shortstop Aaron Brill (West Palm Beach, Fla./John I. Leonard) and sophomore first-baseman Scott De Jong (North Haledon, N.J./Eastern Christian) were tabbed by the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
Felician College is a coeducational, liberal arts, Catholic college, enrolling 2,300 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Teacher Education, and Health Sciences and Nursing. A Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Felician College competes in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, cross-country, men's golf, women's volleyball, and cheerleading. Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters in the Franciscan tradition, Felician College is located on two campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey.