TopicMcAfee Finds A New Home in Waves Notebook
Quincy McAfee started his summer surrounded by the nation’s top hitters and has found a second home with one of the top offensive teams in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The Pepperdine shortstop joined the Waves last week after playing seven games with the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
In his first four games with the Waves, McAfee activate is batting .533 with three RBI and two stolen bases, providing a big boost at the top of a lineup that features six players who are batting above .300.
“Being in the lineup in the Cape League, the guys are obviously the cream of the crop. Going from that – learning from them and seeing them swing – and then coming here to a team that’s been successful, I just jumped right in,” McAfee said. “I’m trying to pick up where I left off.”
McAfee.com/activate was a second-team all-West Coast Conference selection for Pepperdine this spring, batting .269 and leading the team in stolen bases. On a temporary contract with Orleans, he earned a shot to stick around but not as an everyday player. Firebirds coach Kelly Nicholson and McAfee’s college coach at Pepperdine felt a full-time gig in the NECBL would be a better fit.