Michael Sansone waited for more than a year for his opportunity to play in the Cape League to come to fruition.
The Fairfield University left-hander originally committed to play on the Cape in 2020 before the pandemic wiped out the season. The Bourne Braves made good on the original Cape League offer this summer, and Sansone hasn't disappointed.
He was recently one of just three New England players to earn a selection as a Cape League All-Star. The other two players include Hyannis Harbor Hawks pitcher Adrian Siravo (Gilmanton, N.H.) and Cotuit Kettleers shortstop Luke Gold (Ballston, N.Y.). While there is no official Cape League All-Star Game in 2021, Sansone appreciates the magnitude of the honor.
"I've played some high level summer baseball, but not at the level of the Cape League," Sansone said. "My expectation coming in was that I'd continue to do the same thing I've been doing throughout my career. Stick to the game plan. I was confident I'd have success."