BOURNE, Mass. – Weeks after being named a Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star, UConn baseball rising junior 3B Willy Yahn (Sharon, Conn.) was tabbed as the winner of the 2016 John Claffey New England Top Prospect award, as announced by the league on Wednesday night.
The award, which is named on behalf of late Wareham Gatemen official John J. Claffey, is presented annual to a distinguished player who hails from New England and/or plays for a New England college of university.
One of three Huskies competing on the Cape, Yahn earned All-Star honors as a member of the Bourne Braves, hitting .290 in 44 games. At the dish, the 3B leads the team in total hits (51) and runs scored (29) and has notched 13 RBIs.
Yahn, who led the American Athletic Conference with 88 hits as a sophomore, led the Husky offense with a .319 batting average, starting in all 63 games. The Sharon, Conn. native roped a league-leading 20 doubles and also ranked in the top-five in the conference in runs scored (48), RBIs (46), and total bases (126). Yahn was one of three Huskies to earn recognition as an American Athletic Conference First Team member and also earned a spot on the NEIBA First Team in late May.
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