Noah Song Tests Himself Over the Summer in Cape Cod
Before blocks of summer training and classes at the Naval Academy, junior RHP Noah Song tested himself against some of the nation's best collegiate baseball players with two weeks of competition in the Cape Cod Baseball League as a member of the Harwich Mariners.
The premier summer collegiate baseball league in the nation, the Cape Cod Baseball League consists of 10 teams playing a 44-game schedule from mid-June through early August. Song was recruited to and played for the Harwich Mariners. CCBL champions most recently in 2008 and 2011, the Mariners were once again led by head coach Steve Englert, who completed his 14th year as the manager of the club in 2017. This year's club featured players from noted national contenders: LSU, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Oklahoma and East Carolina.
After joining the team for a week of preseason work, Song was slotted as Harwich's starting pitcher for the second game of the season versus the Wareham Gatemen. Pitching at home at the Mariners' Whitehouse Field on June 15, Song hurled 5.0 innings of two-run baseball versus the Gatemen. Taking on a lineup heavy on Pac-12 talents from schools such as Washington, Cal and USC, as well as players from UConn and George Washington, Song exited the game after giving up six hits and one walk over 84 pitches. The Claremont, Calif. native struck out five Wareham batters in his start.
Seven days later on June 22, Song made his second start of the season for Harwich on the road at Bourne. Once again, the right-handed pitcher hurled 5.0 solid innings with a final line of one run allowed on six hits, one walk and four strikeouts. Bourne's lineup that night featured players from Arizona State, Nebraska, Houston, Tulane and East Carolina to name a few.
Song finished his 2017 season in Harwich with a statistical line of 10.0 innings pitched and three runs allowed on 12 hits and two walks with nine total strikeouts. He had an 0-1 record and 2.70 ERA over his stay with the Mariners.
A two-time All-Patriot League honoree, Song and his Navy teammates won the program's third straight conference title this past spring with a 16-4 mark versus Patriot League opposition. Overall, the 2017 Mids posted a 37-17 record.