Another Massachusetts Player Headed to Cape

by Dave B. in


On January 30, CodBall provided a look at players from Massachusetts who will be playing in the Cape League this summer. Now that all of the teams' rosters have been released, we can add one more Bay Stater to that list. Drew Leenhouts, a 6'3" sophomore lefthander from Franklin and Northeastern Univ., will be pitching for the Harwich Mariners. As a freshman for the Huskies in 2009, Leenhouts appeared in 16 games and compiled a 1-1 record with a 2.37 ERA and 3 saves. Leenhouts struck out 41 batters in 30.1 innings and opponents hit .268 off him.

As a senior at Franklin HS, Leenhouts produced a 7-1 record to go along with a 1.47 ERA and 62 strikeouts on his way to being named Hockomock League MVP. He was a two-time league All-Star and Boston Globe All-Scholastic.

Leenhouts pitched for the Peekskill Robins in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League last summer and went 4-1 with a 4.05 ERA. He is competing with former Harwich Mariner Les Williams for the Friday starter role with the Huskies. Harvard head coach, and ex-Wareham Gatemen pitching coach, Joe Walsh has predicted that Leenhouts will be “playing in the big leagues some day.”