Almost two weeks into the Cape League season, a familiar name to New England fans sits atop the league's RBI leaders. Boston College second baseman Luke Gold has carried the momentum of a breakout spring into his summer stint with the Cotuit Kettleers.
Gold has appeared in seven games for Cotuit, posting a .333 batting average (8 for 24) with three home runs and a league-leading 13 RBI. Gold is coming off of an All-ACC First Team selection after his sophomore season at BC. In 44 starts for the Eagles, he hit .316 with nine home runs, 15 doubles and 45 RBI.
Gold, one of New England's top prospects for the 2022 MLB Draft, was one of BC's top recruits in the Class of 2023. The native of Ballston, N.Y., was a two-time New York All-State selection at Ballston Spa. As a senior, he led his team to a state championship.
Gold is one of seven Eagles playing on the Cape -- along with Peter Burns (Bourne), Max Gieg (Cotuit), Mason Pelio (Falmouth), Emmet Sheehan (Harwich) and Joey Walsh (Cotuit). BC's top 2021 MLB Draft prospects -- Sal Frelick (Lexington, Mass.) and Cody Morissette (Exeter, N.H.) -- are not currently playing summer ball as they will likely report to minor league clubs next month after signing pro deals.