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La Salle’s Pat Christensen Named To Cape Cod League All-Star Team


Rising senior to play for East All-Stars on Saturday


PHILADELPHIA – La Salle rising senior Pat Christensen (La Jolla, Calif. / La Jolla)has been named to the Cape Cod League All-Star team, it was announced last week. Christensen, a reliever for the Orleans Firebirds, was named to the East All-Stars, who take on the West contingent on July 28 at Whitehouse Field in Harwich.


He is the only Atlantic 10 and Big 5 player named to the CCBL All-Star team.


The Cape Cod League is considered the top summer league for collegiate players and has been in operation since 1885. Current major leaguers Tim Lincecum (Giants), Mark Texeira (Yankees), Ryan Braun (Brewers) and Chase Utley (Phillies) are among nearly 250 CCBL alumni in the bigs.


Christensen is 2-0 with a 1.90 ERA in 16 appearances for the Firebirds, who are 18-13 and a game behind Harwich for the top spot in the East Division. The right-hander has struck out 25 batters in 19 innings, while walking just four.


He leads the league in appearances and his 1.90 ERA would rank fourth in the CCBL if he has enough innings to qualify.


The all-time saves leader (33) at La Salle, Christensen is a three-time All-Big 5 and two-time All-Atlantic 10 selection. He was named the Big 5 Student-Athlete of the Year for the second straight season.


With one season to play, Christensen is seventh with 148 career strikeouts at La Salle and second all-time in appearances. His career ERA of 2.84 is the lowest of any La Salle pitcher that has thrown at least 75 innings. 


Christensen was 4-3 with a 2.66 ERA and nine saves in 2012 for the Explorers. He struck out 54 batters in 44 innings, while walking eight. His best season statistically was in 2011 when he was 3-2 with a 1.17 ERA and a school-record 13 saves.



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