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Archive for the ‘Cape League All-Star Game’ Category

Cape League All-Star Game in Pictures

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 29, 2010

Last night, the Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game took place at Fenway Park and we snapped a few photos of the festivities.

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Postgame Journal: Pitching is name of the game in West All-Star win

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 28, 2010

BOSTON, Massachusetts (Wednesday, July 28, 2010) – In the 2010 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game, pitching looked to be the name of the game, but the West Division team’s offense took over in a 5-0 shutout of the East on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

Before the game, players and coaches were in awe of their surroundings at “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.”

“I’m so excited,” said Wareham and West Division pitcher Max Perlman (Harvard). His family was well represented in the crowd as his parents, aunts, and uncles made the trip from Minnesota and Florida to be in Boston for the game.

The West got out 1-2-3 in the first against Brewster’s Andrew Gagnon (Long Beach State) and his teammates almost gave him a lead in the bottom of the frame.

The East All-Stars got the first hit of the game in the form of a single by Y-D center fielder Caleb Ramsey (Houston) against Cotuit starter Austin Wood (St. Petersburg). Falmouth shortstop KC Serna (Oregon) gunned down Ramsey trying to score from second after the one-out knock.

Wood allowed two hits for the West side, but the inning ended without a blemish, thanks in large part to Serna.

In the top of the second, Orleans’ Marcus Stroman (Duke) allowed a leadoff hit to Cotuit designated hitter Jordan Leyland (UC-Irvine), while Bourne’s Grayson Garvin (Vanderbilt) retired the East side in order.

Chatham’s Derek Self (Louisville) also allowed a single to Cotuit center fielder Chad Wright (Kentucky) in the top of the third that went unblemished, while Wareham’s Max Perlman (Harvard) surrendered a leadoff single to Chatham first baseman Aaron Westlake (Vanderbilt) that also went by the way side in the latter half.

Harwich’s Matty Ott (LSU) allowed Hyannis first baseman Cam Seitzer (Oklahoma) aboard in the top of the inning that also went without a score. Ramsey also singled off of Hyannis ace Tyler Ray (Troy) to leadoff the inning and came up to third before Wareham third baseman Tyler Bream (Liberty) ended the inning with a nice pick for the final out.

The West scored the first run of the ballgame on a wild pitch by Harwich’s Braden Kapyten (Kentucky) in the top of the fifth. Wareham third baseman Tyler Bream (Liberty) scored on the wild pitch that skipped by his Mariners teammate Pratt Maynard (North Carolina State). Wareham’s Jed Bradley (Georgia Tech) retired the East in order in the bottom of the fifth.

In the sixth, Hyannis left fielder Johnny Ruettiger (Arizona State) hit a high pop to left field off of Orleans pitcher Kyle Simon (Arizona) that was dropped by Brewster left fielder Drew Martinez for an error. He was cut down at the plate for the second out of the inning. Leyland was driven in on a single to right by Hyannis’ Casey McElroy (Auburn) with two outs.

Falmouth’s Christian Jones (Oregon) came on for the West in the bottom of the frame and allowed just a leadoff single.

The West tacked on three runs in the top of the seventh against Chatham’s Logan Verrett (Baylor). Wareham catcher Tony Caldwell (Auburn) scored on a wild pitch with nobody out. Caldwell tripled to deep right field to leadoff the inning. Wareham right fielder Zach Wilson (Arizona State) doubled to center field to drive in Serna, while Leyland drove home the third run on another single to center.

Cotuit’s A.J. Achter (Michigan State) allowed a two-out double in the bottom of the seventh, but Harwich right fielder Ronnie Richardson (Central Florida) recorded the final out to end the threat.

In the top of the eighth, Bream singled against Brewster’s Colton Murray (Kansas) and was stranded, while two reached for the East against Bourne’s R.J. Alvarez (Florida Atlantic) and were also stranded.

Bourne’s Dan Bowman (Coastal Carolina) doubled to leadoff the ninth and was left on the pond against Harwich’s Adam Morgan (Alabama).

Harwich shortstop Levin Michael (North Carolina) reached on an error to leadoff the bottom of the ninth for the East against Bourne’s Tony Zych (Louisville), but he retired the next three to nail down the shutout. “The kid at the end was throwing like 97 miles an hour,” said East manager Scott Pickler with a smile. “The guys are coming back to the dugout…That’s tough to catch up with.”

After the game, Wilson and Ramsey were named Most Valuable Players for the contest for the West and East, respectively. Ramsey finished 2-for-4, while Wilson was 1-for-5 with a run and an RBI.

“Our pitchers were just hitting their spots,” said Wilson, the West’s MVP. “They were doing their jobs of getting the outs and putting the ball where they need to.” As for pitching, Wilson said it all, stating “that they were taking advantage of [the pitcher’s] mistakes.”

“I thought they hit the ball and found some holes,” said Pickler. “They got some momentum going and they go from there.”

The event was a lot of fun for all involved and showed a true taste about what Cape Cod Baseball is about. “They’re on their own having some fun.” said Bourne manager Harvey Shapiro. “They will always remember it…If you can’t enjoy [playing in Fenway] you have no business playing baseball.”

This event marks the beginning of the home stretch for Cape League teams. Tomorrow, they will not be treated like Major Leaguers. It will be back to riding school buses and painting base lines on high school fields.

The dream is over. For now.

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Cape League: Hoilman turns derby feat again

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 28, 2010

BOSTON, Massachusetts (Wednesday, July 28, 2010) – Cotuit Kettleer outfielder Paul Hoilman (East Tennessee State) overcame an early surge by Bourne’s Dan Bowman (Coastal Carolina) to win the 2010 All-Star Home Run Hitting Contest with five home runs over two rounds of competition.

He topped out Chatham’s Rick Oropesa (USC), 3-2, in the final round, after hitting just two in the first round himself.

His final swing made it just inside the left field foul pole, but it was enough to take home his second derby championship of the summer. “I was pretty nervous, and luckily that one had just enough,” Hoilman said. “I really thought that one was not going to make it out.”

“I got into a couple pretty good,” he added. “I was pretty lucky to get it.”

Bowman put on a show in the first round of the contest as he hit six out in the first round over the Green Monster. Bourne manager Harvey Shapiro was very happy for his player, saying jokingly “I wish he’d hit one yesterday, but it doesn’t get any better for him.”

As each home run was launched, it seemed that the cheers got louder, especially when his final home runs were crushed over everything and off of an advertisement in left field.

Hoilman took a day off earlier in the summer to travel to Rosenblatt Stadium for the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby. Hoilman topped out other Cape Leaguers for the crown, including Y-D’s Jordan Ribera (Fresno State) and Bowman.

“It was a lot tougher here,” Hoilman said. He added that seeing “the big wall” made it much tougher, but he had an advantage as a right-handed hitter.

“We had a lot of fun there and had fun here,” Hoilman added.

As for his reaction, it was easy to recognize it was better and sweeter at Fenway Park.

1st Rd. Final Rd. TOTAL
Paul Hoilman Cotuit East Tennessee State 2 3 5
Rick Oropesa Chatham USC 2 2 4
Dan Bowman Bourne Coastal Carolina 6 0 6
Taylor Ard Brewster Mount Hood C.C. 0 X 0
Jake Davies Wareham Georgia Tech 0 X 0
Jordan Ribera Y-D Fresno State 0 X 0

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Cape League: Off the Monster

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 28, 2010

Pre-game notes at the Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game from Fenway Park:

* It was easy to tell that the players on both sides had to make major adjustments in going from a high school field on Cape to Fenway tonight. The ball was not carrying out towards Pesky Pole and home runs over the Monster just cleared the rail.

* West starting left fielder Zach Wilson (Arizona State) hit the longest home run during batting practice into the top row of Green Monster Seats.

* Y-D infielder Jordan Ribera (Fresno State) says that “the adrenaline is high” and he hopes he can get some extra pop on his swing to hit one over the Green Monster.

* Cotuit’s Paul Hoilman (East Tennessee State) said that he has been a fan at Fenway a few times, but it is larger than expected on the field as a player.

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Cape League: Greetings from Fenway!

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 28, 2010

Welcome to Fenway Park everyone where we are anxiously awaiting the start of the 2010 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game.

The East team has finished batting practice and the West side is underway with theirs. Home Run Hitting competitor Cohl Walla of the Brewster Whitecaps (Texas) put on a good show in batting practice and displayed good power.

The Home Run Hitting Contest is set for 6 p.m., while fans will be admitted at about 4:30 p.m.

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KCT Baseball Game Preview: Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 28, 2010

The stars of tomorrow will shine brightly on Fenway Park tonight as the venerable ballpark hosts the 48th annual Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game at 7 p.m between the East and West All-Stars. We will bring you live coverage of all the day’s events beginning at 3 p.m. with batting practices from the Fens.

Although you will only see it for one inning, tonight’s pitching match-up is a good one and features two of the league’s top hurlers. Cotuit’s Austin Wood (St. Petersburg) will start for the visiting West team. Wood sports a 3-0 record and league-best 0.58 ERA over 31 innings, allowing just 13 hits in six appearances this summer. Brewster’s Andrew Gagnon (Long Beach State) will go for the East side. Gagnon leads the CCBL with five wins and has a 2.15 ERA in seven appearances this season.

Tonight’s game is presented by the leading banks of Cape Cod: Bank of America, Eastern Bank, TD Bank, Cape Cod Cooperative Bank and Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank.

Tickets are still available for just $10 and can be purchased at the turnstiles beginning when the gates are opened to the public at 4:30 p.m. For those that can not make it out to Fenway for the game, you can watch on the CBS College Sports Network or listen on WCAI and the Cape and Islands NPR Stations.

West manager Harvey Shapiro (Bourne) and East manager Scott Pickler (Y-D) announced their final starting lineups for the game yesterday.

WEST
1. Chad Wright (Cotuit Kettleers/Kentucky), CF
2. Johnny Ruettiger (Hyannis Harbor Hawks/Arizona State), LF
3. Zach Wilson (Wareham Gatemen/Arizona State), RF
4. Jordan Leyland (Cotuit Kettleers/UC-Irvine), DH
5. Cam Seitzer (Hyannis Harbor Hawks/Oklahoma), 1B
6. Kevin Medrano (Falmouth Commodores/Missouri State), 2B
7. Tyler Bream (Wareham Gatemen/Liberty), 3B
8. Andrew Susac (Falmouth Commodores/Oregon State), C
9. KC Serna (Falmouth Commodores/Oregon), SS

SP. Austin Wood (Cotuit Kettleers/St. Petersburg)

EAST
1. Drew Martinez (Brewster Whitecaps/Memphis), LF
2. Caleb Ramsey (Y-D Red Sox/Houston), CF
3. Kolten Wong (Orleans Firebirds/Hawaii), 2B
4. Joe Panik (Y-D Red Sox/St. John’s), SS
5. Tyler Hanover (Y-D Red Sox/LSU), 3B
6. Pratt Maynard (Harwich Mariners/N.C. State), C
7. Cohl Walla (Brewster Whitecaps/Texas), RF
8. Aaron Westlake (Chatham Anglers/Vanderbilt), 1B
9. Clint Moore (Harwich Mariners/West Point), DH

SP. Andrew Gagnon (Brewster Whitecaps/Long Beach State)

Since today’s podcast is over ten minutes, we were unable to post the audio in one file, so it is cut out into two parts:
Part 1 (Introduction, Lineups, Pitchers, Beginning of Home Run Derby Rundown)
Part 2 (Home Run Derby Continued, Fan Info)

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Cape League: All-Star Rosters announced

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 22, 2010

EAST (Scott Pickler, Y-D)

Starters:
1b Aaron Westlake (Chatham) (Vanderbilt)
2b Kolten Wong (Orleans) (Hawaii)
3b Tyler Hanover (Y-D)  (LSU)
SS Joe Panik (Y-D) (St. John’s)
C Pratt Maynard (Harwich) (NC State)
OF Drew Martinez (Brewster) (Memphis)
OF Cohl Walla (Brewster) (Texas)
OF Caleb Ramsey (Y-D) (Houston)
DH Clint Moore (Harwich) (West Point)

Pitchers:
Andrew Gagnon (Brewster) (Long Beach State)
Colton Murray (Brewster) (Kansas)
Kyle Simon (Orleans) (Arizona)
Marcus Stroman (Chatham) (Duke)
Derek Self (Chatham) (Louisville)
Logan Verrett (Chatham) (Baylor)
Adam Morgan (Harwich) (Alabama)
Braden Kapteyn (Harwich) (Kentucky)
Matty Ott (Harwich) (LSU)

Reserves:
Utility infielder Levi Michael (Harwich) (North Carolina)
OF Ronnie Richardson (Harwich) (Central Florida)
C Joe Pavone (Chatham) (UConn)

Home Run Contest Participants:
INF Paul Hoilman (Cotuit) (East Tennessee State)
OF Dan Bowman (Bourne) (Coastal Carolina)
1B Jake Davies (Wareham) (Georgia Tech)

WEST (Harvey Shapiro, Bourne)

Starters:

1b Cam Seitzer (Hyannis) (Oklahoma)
2b Kevin Medrano (Falmouth) (Missouri State)
3b Tyler Bream (Wareham) (Liberty University)
SS KC Serna (Falmouth) (Oregon)
C Andrew Susac (Falmouth) (Oregon State)
OF Chad Wright (Cotuit) (Kentucky)
OF Zach Wilson (Wareham) (Arizona State)
OF John Ruettiger (Hyannis) (Arizona State)

Pitchers:

Grayson Garvin (Bourne) (Vanderbilt)
RJ Alverez (Bourne) (Florida Atlantic)
Tony Zych (Bourne) (Louisville)
Austin Wood (Cotuit) (St. Petersburg)
AJ Achter (Cotuit) (Michigan State)
Max Perlman (Wareham) (Harvard)
Jed Bradley (Wareham) (Georgia Tech)
Tyler Ray (Hyannis) (Troy)
Christian Jones (Falmouth) (Oregon)

Reserves:

Utilitiy infielder Casey McElroy (Wareham) (Auburn)
OF Scott Woodward (Bourne) (Auburn)
C Tony Caldwell (Wareham) (Coastal Carolina)

Home Run Contest Participants:
1B Jordan Ribera (Y-D) (Fresno State)
INF Rick Oropesa (Chatham) (USC)
INF Taylor Ard (Brewster) (Mount Hood C.C.)

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