Local High School Star Turns Into Patriots Great
Bridgewater, NJ – Pitcher Casey Cahill has been named #15 on the Patriots Top 15 list, a part of the team’s 15th Season Anniversary, designed to celebrate the best players in team history as voted on by fans, Patriots players and coaches, and team officials.
Cahill is the Patriots all-time career leader in games pitched with 230 and was a fixture on the team from 2007-2011.
He has a Somerset career 23-13 record and 4.93 ERA in 319.1 innings pitched.
An All-Star reliever for the Patriots during the 2008 season, Cahill finished with a 6-4 record, a 4.63 ERA, and 29 strikeouts in 70 innings pitched in 56 games.
“I’m honored and humbled to be one of the Top 15 in team history. A lot of memories are flooding back from my time in Somerset, which were the five best years of my baseball career,” said Cahill.
Cahill was a fan favorite who always made time to represent the team at the ballpark and throughout the community. He was one of the clubhouse leaders that helped the Patriots make the playoffs in all but his final season, being on two of Somerset’s championship squads (2008 and 2009).
“It means a lot because of all the dear friends and memories I’ve made and all the great fans that supported me in my time with the Patriots. It has truly been special,” Cahill added.
He was inducted into the Immaculata High School Hall Of Fame in 2011 for his outstanding high school baseball career in which he was chosen three times each for All County, All Area, and All State teams. Cahill was also a two-time selection as Somerset County Player of the Year in 1999 and 2000 and was selected for the All-American High School Baseball Team in 2000.
Following his record-setting time at Immaculata, where he was 11-0 with a 0.44 ERA in his senior year, Cahill was the Baltimore Orioles’ 10th round pick in the 2000 Major League Baseball amateur draft, reaching as high as Triple-A in 2005.
Throughout the 2012 season, the Patriots will be counting down the Top 15 players in team history and then highlight the chosen players on baseball card giveaways and a special lithograph during the year.