Aug 12 2011

Koneski named Top New England Prospect

Nate Koneski (Holy Cross), son of CBUANE umpire Steve "KO" Koneski, a resident of North Dighton, was honored this week with the John Claffey New England Top Prospect Award. Koneski is the first Commodore to win the award, named for the long-time Wareham official. 

Known by his teammates as "Nasty" Nate, the 6-0 left-hander is completing his third summer with the Commodores as a shutdown reliever. He has lived up to his nickname, posting a 1.03 ERA, with 24 strikeouts in 26.1 innings. "To win (the award) was definitely an honor," he said. "There were a lot of great players that could have gotten it, and I was a little surprised when I heard I got it."

The Joe Driscoll Foundation has been established in memory of longtime CBUA Member & Past President and 3-time College World Series Umpire Joe Driscoll.

In 2007,  Joe died of a massive heart attack as he was preparing to leave for his game at Tufts University.

Joe was truly a legend in college baseball umpiring. His generosity and willingness to give back to the game he loved guided us to establish The Joe Driscoll Foundation in his memory.

Each year, the Joe Driscoll Foundation awards $2000 scholarships to students who are related to a member of our association.