• 2012 District 10 All-District Team, 2nd Team and 2012 District 10 All-Star Game Selection

• 2012 OCL All-Star, led BHS in hits and RBI from the leadoff slot

• Named a senior captain for BHS Red Raiders on the diamond this spring.

• Named to Old Colony  League All-Star Team in 2011

•Named OCL Co-MVP in 2011 in baseball

• Played varsity ice hockey for the Barnstable High Red Raiders for second straight season, earning his second varsity letter

•Scored goals versus Sandwich on Dec. 11, 2010 in 3-0 win; against Falmouth on Dec. 18, 2010 in 4-4 tie;  and against Darmouth on Feb. 19, 2011.

• Played varsity hockey in 2009-10 for the BHS Red Raiders.

• His great uncle was rare, three-sport captain at BHS back in the mid-1930s, including baseball and basketball.

• Played for the Barnstable Braves AAU team in 2007 and 2008.

• Won Massachusetts State Championship at age 11 with Barnstable Little League National League all-stars under coach Dave Liimatainen.

• State -runner up in 12-year-old all-stars for Barnstable Little League.

• Selected to play for the Cape Cod Cubs U18 Junior National Hockey Team this fall.

• Got his first taste of varsity baseball this past spring at BHS.

2012 Schedule


#5— Luke Besse —OF — Barnstable H.S.

Heading to Dickinson College (PA) this fall to play baseball, Besse returns to Post 206 Baseball for a remarkable fourth-straight season... the defending Old Colony League Co-MVP (2011) and OCL All-Star... assistant captain in ice hockey for BHS this past winter in 2011-12... batted leadoff for BHS for a second straight season and continued his prowess in the Red Raider outfield... a loyal, dedicated young man who comprehends the American Legion "mission"... reliable and mature and a consummate hard-worker... will be one of a rare few "five-year" American Legion players.... has grown into becoming a true leader by example oin the field with constant hustle and gritty play...can play any spot in the outfield with no apprehension about doing so... his speed on the basepaths has increased twofold in past 12 months and his discipline at the plate has made him an irreplaceable cog in the Post 206 machine.

Personal Game Highlights

2012 American Legion Highlights...

• Went 2-4 with three RBI and triple vs. Orleans Post 308 at Eldredge Park on Friday, June 29, 2012.

• Laced clutch RBI-double vs. Hawkeye AC at Bridgewater State University on June 17, 2012 to help pace Post 206 to victory.

• Collected fantastic leadoff hit in the 8th inning of 11-11 tie vs. Bridgewater Post 203 (June 24, 2012) and scored winning run on walk-off single by Dylan Morris.

2011 American Legion Highlights...

• Coming soon

2010 American Legion Highlights...

•Went 1-3 with 2-RBI double in tough, 8-7 loss versus Dubxury Post 223 (July 5, 2010)

• Went 2-3 with one RBI and two runs scored vs. Middleboro Post 64 (June 27, 2010)

Went 1-3 with run scored (June 27, 2010) vs. Rockland Post 147.

• Went 1-1 in key, pinch-hit role in superb, 10-2 victory over Hingham Post 120 (June 13, 2010) at Lowell Park.

Went 1-1 in key, pinch-hit role vs. Brockton Post 35 (June 15, 2010)

• Went 2-3 in season-opener for Post 206 at Lowell Park vs. Hawkeye A.C. in tough loss and played solid in the outfield.

• Went 2-3 in tough 6-5 loss to Dennis Post 488 at McKeon Field in Hyannis.

Barnstable High School  Highlights...

• Went 2-4 in huge 3-1 win over Taunton on April 24, 2012.

• Went 2-4 with 2 RBI in big win the following day on April 25, 2012 on the road at Dartmouth.

• Went 2-3 on May 25, 2012 against Durfee in final regular season home game.

• Ripped double in final high school game of career at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, falling to Taunton in the MIAA Division 1 South Sectional Semifinal.

• Helped pace the Barnstable High School varsity ice hockey team to 14-4-1 record in 2010-11 and helped lead the Red & White to the Old Colony League Championship title.
• Went 3-3 in season-opener vs. New Bedford on April 3, 2011

• Was one of only three Red Raiders to get a hit versus archrival Falmouth on May 11, 2011 in a tough 5-1 loss on the road.


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