Palka named Cape Cod League all-star MVP

Georgia Tech’s Daniel Palka earned one of two MVP awards at the Cape Cod League All-Star Game Saturday. Playing first base, Palka went 3-for-4 in the game, which ended in a 1-1 tie. Palka, representing the Wareham Gatemen, was named the West MVP.

Palka became the third Tech player to win the honor in the Cape Cod League, usually stocked with the top upcoming draft prospects in college baseball. Tech’s previous winners were Matt Murton and Mark Teixeira. Murton played five years in the major leagues and now plays in Japan, where he broke Ichiro’s single-season hit record in 2010. Teixeira is a two-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner. Palka was a second-team All-ACC pick this past season with 12 home runs and a team-best .550 slugging percentage.

Palka reached the all-star break hitting .285 with 10 home runs, tied for the league lead. Teammate Mott Hyde, also picked for the all-star game, was hitting .301 with seven doubles at the break.

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Jacket Fan

July 31st, 2012
11:02 am

With Farmer and Thomas opting to come back next year, should be “big-time” for Tech baseball.

5150 UOAD

July 31st, 2012
11:17 am

Love all the accolades and glad Jackets will get all the guys back.

5150 UOAD

July 31st, 2012
11:18 am

Glad for The honors. Even happier the guys are coming back.

Tokyo jacket

July 31st, 2012
11:19 am


August 1st, 2012
8:33 am

Congrats, Palka! I look forward to Spring!