By Bob Elliott
Canadian Baseball Network
Toby Handley was a Big Man on Campus many a weekend this spring at Stony Brook University.
And this summer wasn’t bad either.
Handley (Whitby, Ont.), a graduate of the Ontario Terriers program, made the Cape Cod All-League playing for the Brewster Whitecaps.
Also a mid-season all-star, Handley batted .283 with six doubles, two triples a homer and 16 RBIs. he was 15-for-16 stealing bases.
In his first start against the Chatham Anglers he was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a 6-0 win.
Handley had multi-hit games in a 4-2 loss to the Bourne Braves with a double, a single and an RBI, a 5-4 win over the Wareham Gatemen with a pair of hits, including a solo homer, in an 8-1 win against Harwich Mariners he had two hits and a pair of RBIs; in a 5-2 win against the Falmouth Commodores he had two hits and knocked in a run; in a 9-4 win against Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox he had two hits including a double and scored three times; had a pair of knocks in a 6-0 triumph over Chatham with a double; had a pair of hits in an 8-5 loss to Harwich; had three hits with a triple and two RBIs in an 8-7 win against Y-D; a pair of hits, including a double and an RBI in a 5-4 win over Wareham and two more hits plus an RBI in a 4-3 win against Falmouth.
Handley had the second highest average this spring with the Seawolves, who made the NCAA Fort Worth regional after winning the America East Conference regular season and tournament titles. There they lost 3-0 to North Carolina State, beat Sacred Heart 11-6 and was eliminated by an 8-3 score at the hands of the TCU Horned Frogs.
He hit .330 with eight doubles, five triple and 35 RBIs in 52 games. He was 12-for-14 swiping bases and had .850 OPS.
Canucks with Stony Brook last spring included Terriers grad Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ont.) who batted .287 with nine doubles, two triples and 26 RBIs in 52 games with a .789 OPS.
INF Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ont.) a Toronto Mets grad, batted .257 with five doubles, a triple, a homer and 18 RBIs in 28 games with a .631 OPS.