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Cape Cod Baseball in Pictures

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 18, 2010

We have returned from our fifth annual visit to Cape Cod and have compiled some of our best pictures for your viewing pleasure. During our stay, we also toured the Cape League Hall of Fame and Museum in Hyannis.

2010 Games
Hall of Fame Tour


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Cape League: July 17 Roundup

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 18, 2010

Orleans 7, Hyannis 5 – featured

Y-D 4, Chatham 2
Cotuit 5, Falmouth 1
Bourne 4, Wareham 2
Harwich 3, Brewster 2

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Cape League: Firebirds fly past Hawks, but not without a fight

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 17, 2010

ORLEANS, Massachusetts (Saturday, July 17, 2010) – Despite a rocky start out of the gate, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks would not go down without a fight as the Orleans Firebirds hung on for a 7-5 win at Eldredge Park on Saturday.

With the win, the Firebirds leap-frog over the Chatham Anglers into the final Eastern Division playoff spot at 13-16-0. Hyannis and Falmouth are tied for last in the West at 12-17-0.

Orleans jumped on the scoreboard right from the top when second baseman Kolten Wong (Hawaii), who hit a leadoff double, scored on a double play ball by first baseman Jayce Boyd (Florida State). The 6-4-3 twin killing cut down left fielder Kevin Muno (San Diego) who laid down a bunt single to reach first.

Hyannis starter Trent Howard (Central Michigan) struggled in the second inning. After third baseman Riccio Torrez (Arizona State) grounded out, Howard walked the next two batters and catcher Matt Koch (Loyola Marymount) delivered with a three-run home run to deep left-center field.

The ball landed over a second fence to protect cars parked near the playground area. It was not needed in this case as Koch hit this ball way out of the park for his first dinger of the summer. Koch is an experienced home run hitter as he a solid .273 with 15 home runs for the Lions during his college season.

While Howard was struggling, Firebird starter Martin Viramontes (Loyola Marymount) was dealing. He was superb over seven innings to improve to 2-1 on the summer. He allowed just three hits, an unearned run and a walk.

After the game, Orelans manager Kelly Nicholson put it short and simple: It was the “best I’ve seen him throw in a long time…maybe ever.” This was by far his longest outing of the season as he had not gone more than five innings in any of his previous three starts.

Center fielder Marc Micowski (Georgia State) got the Harbor Hawks on the board in the fourth inning when first baseman Cam Seitzer (Oklahoma) scored on an infield grounder to second base to record the second out. Seitzer reached on a throwing error by Viramontes who threw the ball away from his knees with one out in the inning.  

Boyd got credit for driving in a run in the fifth inning when he doubled to left-center field to score Muno to give the Firebirds a 5-1 lead with two outs.

The teams traded a pair of runs in the eighth inning. Left fielder Johnny Ruettiger (Arizona State) hit a two-run single to left field to bring Hyannis within two runs. Then in the bottom of the frame, Boyd scored on a squeeze bunt by center fielder Will Piwnica-Worms (Duke). Torrez, who hit a double, scored on a sacrifice fly to left field by shortstop Shon Roe (Loyola Marymount).

Hyannis made it interesting with two runs in the ninth. Third baseman Casey McElroy (Auburn) scored on a force out at third base that cut down Micowski. Shortstop Zach Osbourne (Tennessee) was able to reach first on the play, while the run crossed home.

Substitution Jason Nappi (Harding) hit a bunt single and scored the second run on a sacrifice bunt by defensive replacement Hector Crespo (Appalachian State).

The Firebirds have now won three straight and four of their last five at home. Riccio Torrez spoke of their recent successes after the game and had positive things to say about the recent performance. “I’m seein’ the ball better,” said the Arizona State Sun Devil. “Everyone’s just doing their jobs and gettin’ better pitches to hit.”

After Viramontes exited, Nolan Belcher (South Carolina) was unable to record an out as he allowed two runs on no hits. Mansfield native John Brebbia (Elon) allowed two hits and a run over one inning, while closer Mitchell Lambson (Arizona State) earned his first save, despite allowing his first run of the season.

Howard fell to 1-4 on the summer as he allowed six hits and five runs over five innings, while walking two and fanning three. Kevin Brandt (East Carolina) threw three innings and allowed three hits and a pair of earned runs.

Orleans travels to Falmouth on Sunday, while Hyannis hosts Bourne.

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Cape League: July 16 Roundup

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 16, 2010

Brewster 9, Y-D 2 – Featured

COTUIT – Harwich jumped out to an early lead, but through errors and wild pitches the Cotuit Kettleers were able to take away an 8-4 win at Lowell Park. The win, combined with Bourne’s loss, leaves Cotuit two points behind the Braves in the Western Division. Starter Brady Rodgers (Arizona State) fanned 10 batters over 7.2 innings, allowed nine hits and walked none, earning his second win. Left fielder Michael Yastrzemski (Vanderbilt) led the offense, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Designated hitter Tyler Pill led the Mariners with three hits.

BOURNE – They always say that you have one chance to make a first impression and Hyannis’ Cole Cook (Pepperdine) did just that in a 7-1 win over Bourne at Doran Park. The Hawks righty pitched five innings for the win, allowed five hits and struck out seven. The offensive stars were many for Hyannis. Left fielder John Ruettiger (Arizona State) and Mark Micowski (Georgia State) each had three hits, while Casey McElroy (Auburn) and A.J. Pettersen (Minnesota) each had two hits and scored one run. Designated hitter Scott Woodward (Coastal Carolina) led the way for the Braves, going 1-for-3, with a run scored.

ORLEANS – Orleans pitchers Cameron Hobson (Dayton), Burny Mitchem (Dayton) and Will Clinard (Vanderbilt) combined for eight no-hit innings to lead the Firebirds to a 2-0 win over Chatham at Eldredge Park. Second baseman Kolten Wong (Hawaii) was 3-for-4 to boost his league-leading average to .350. He added two stolen bases. Hobson earned the win as he struck out four, despite walking five over 5.2 innings. The Anglers managed three hits in the ballgame after being shut down into the ninth.

WAREHAM – Wareham used a six-run fifth inning to top the Falmouth Commodres, 8-6, at Spillane Field. Falmouth scored four times in the top of the seventh and eighth innings, but the Gatemen were able to hold them off. Center fielder Nico Rosthenhausler (Oklahoma State) led the way as the only Gatemen batter to record multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Eric Pfisterer (Duke) went six strong innings to earn the win. He fanned six, while allowing two runs on two hits. Second baseman Kevin Medrano (Missouri State) hit a two-run triple in the in the seventh for Falmouth, while catcher Andrew Susac (Oregon State) went 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

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Cape League: All-star pitching matchup goes to Gagnon, Brewster

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 16, 2010

SOUTH YARMOUTH, Massachusetts (Thursday, July 16, 2010) – Heading to Y-D on Thursday afternoon was the thing to do among Cape League baseball fans on Thursday as Andrew Gagnon (Long Beach State) and John Leonard (Boston College) were pitted against one another in an All-Star pitching matchup at Red Wilson Field. Gagnon allowed just five hits and a run over 5.1 innings as the Brewster Whitecaps topped the Y-D Red Sox, 9-2.

With the win, the Whitecaps become the first team to 20 victories this summer and improve to 20-8. Y-D drops to 17-11.

The Whitecaps opened the scoring with two out in the first on a fielding error by Sox first baseman Jordan Ribera (Fresno State) that scored Whitecaps designated hitter Danny Oh (Cal-Berkeley). First baseman Taylor Ard (Mount Hood) was the beneficiary of the error as he reached first safely.

Ribera redeemed himself with a deep solo home run to left-center (3) in the bottom of the second inning to tie the score.

Oh put Brewster ahead in the top of the fifth on a three-run home run to center (1) to give the ‘Caps a 4-1 advantage. In the seventh, Brewster put the game away with five runs. The big blow was a three-run homer to right-center (1) by third baseman Andy Burns (Kentucky). Cohl Walla (Texas) also hit a two-out, two-run double.

Center fielder Caleb Ramsey (Houston) drove in the final run of the game for Y-D on a double to left center field in the bottom of the inning.

Gagnon improved to a Cape-best 5-0, while Leonard fell to 3-2. The BC righty and Hanover native allowed six hits and three earned runs, while walking three and fanning five.

On Saturday, Y-D hosts Chatham and Brewster travels to rival Harwich.

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Cape League: Schedule change

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 16, 2010

Tonight, we will now head to Red Wilson Field where the Y-D Red Sox (17-10) host the Brewster Whitecaps (19-8) in a East Division heavyweight clash.

The Sox have won both meetings against the Whitecaps this year and will send John Leonard (Boston College) to the hill. He has a 3-1 record and 1.09 ERA in four starts, allowing just three earned runs.

Andrew Gagnon (Long Beach State) goes for Brewster with a 4-0 record and 1.69 ERA in five games.

Both pitchers seem to be headed to the All-Star Game at Fenway Park on July 28.

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Cape League: July 15 Roundup

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 15, 2010

Y-D 2, Chatham 1 – Featured

BREWSTER – The Commodores were able to solve Brewster righty and Red Sox draft Anthony Ranaudo in the first inning, be he settled into another dominant performance in a 4-1 win over Falmouth at Stony Brook Field. He threw 91 pitches and 60 strikes over six innings of work to earn his third win and allowed just one hit after the first inning. Ranaudo struck out nine and has not allowed an earned run in 29 innings this summer. On the offensive, Brewster third baseman Andy Burns (Kentucky) went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored.

BOURNE – Bourne starter Grayson Garvin (Vanderbilt) allowed just four hits in seven innings for his third win as the Braves topped Cotuit, 2-0, at Doran Park. Scott Woodward and Zach MacPhee each collected a hit and a run, while Tony Zych (Louisville) earned his league-leading seventh save with a scoreless ninth for the Braves. Cotuit’s Nick Tropeano (Stony Brook) was also impressive in a losing effort, allowing just five hits and two runs in eight innings.

HYANNIS – The Wareham Gatemen used two home runs and an eight-inning, five-hit performance by starter Max Pearlman (Harvard) to shutout the Hyannis Harbor Hawks, 3-0, at McKeon Park. Right fielder Max Muncy (Baylor) hit a solo shot in the second (1), while catcher Tony Caldwell (Auburn) hit a two-run shot in the fifth (1). Justin Wright (Virginia Tech) pitched five innings to take the loss for Hyannis. 

HARWICH – Harwich pinch runner Ronnie Richardson (Central Florida) came around to score from first base on a throwing error by Orleans reliever Kenny Long (Illinois State) to propel the Mariners to a 2-1 win over the Firebirds in 14 innings at Whitehouse Field. After trading runs in the first inning, nobody could find the scoreboard until Richardson’s trip around the bases for the winning run. Center fielder Taylor Dugas (Alabama) scored the only other run for Harwich in the first inning. Second baseman Kolten Wong (Hawaii) went 2-for-6 in the loss.

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Cape League: Lights out and Goodnight

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 15, 2010

Goodnight was superb in Y-D's 2-1 win on Thursday. (UHCougars.com photo)

CHATHAM, Massachusetts (Thursday, July 15, 2010) – Y-D starter Michael Goodnight (Houston) allowed just four hits and an unearned run over 7.2 innings as he led the Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Chatham Anglers at Veterans Field on Thursday night. He improved to 2-1 and fanned five in the winning decision.

The Red Sox are now four points behind Brewster in the East with a 17-10 record, while the Anglers fell to 12-14-1.

Goodnight and Anglers starter Logan Verrett (Baylor) treated the crowd to a great pitching duel, but the Sox broke through with their lone runs in the sixth inning. Right fielder Stuart Ijames (Louisville) singled to left field with one out to score third baseman Tyler Hanover (LSU) to give Y-D a 1-0 lead. The next batter, first baseman Jordan Ribera (Fresno State) drove home the second run when he hit into a long foul out in left field for the second out of the frame.

Verrett was pulled after the inning ended and took the loss to fall to 1-1. He allowed five hits and two runs over six innings, while walking one and fanning five.

The Anglers scored their only run of the game in the eighth when center fielder Brian Humphries (Pepperdine) doubled to right after Stephen Perez (Miami) was hit by a pitch with two outs.

Chatham’s Zack Jones (San Jose State) came in for relief and allowed just a hit over three innings, while Anthony Desclafani (Florida) earned his first save of the summer as he pitched 1.1 perfect innings.

On Friday, Chatham will travel to old-town rival Orleans, while Y-D hosts Brewster.

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Cape League: July 14 Roundup

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 15, 2010

FALMOUTH, Massachusetts (Wednesday, July 14, 2010) – Third baseman Mark Ginther (Oklahoma State) drove in two runs for Chatham, but it was not enough as the Anglers fell to the Falmouth Commodores, 3-2, at Arnie Allen Diamond on Wednesday. Due to the inclement weather earlier in the night, the game was delayed almost 40 minutes.

The Commodores improve to 12-14 with the win, while the Anglers fall below .500 to 12-13-1.

The Anglers took a 1-0 lead on an RBI groundout by Ginther in the sixth, but the Commodores scored two in the sixth and one in the eighth for the win.

Shortstop K.C. Serna drove home the first Falmouth run on a single to right, while he scored on a sacrifice by second baseman Kevin Medrano (Missouri State). Ginther was at the plate when the second run in the form of center fielder Beau Amaral (UCLA) in the eighth to tie the score.

A single by left fielder Nick Martini (Kansas State) in the eighth gave Falmouth a 3-2 lead, which would turn out to be the final count.

Kaleb Merck (TCU) got his first win of the season in relief as he pitched 1.2 innings, allowing just a hit and fanning four. Kevin Berry (New Orleans) took the defeat and fell to 1-4 as he allowed two hits and the winning run, despite fanning three.  

Both starters fared pretty well over six innings. Christian Jones (Oregon) allowed two hits, a run and four walks, while fanning seven for Falmouth. Chris Munnelly (North Carolina) allowed just three hits and two runs, while walking two and fanning four for Chatham.

All other games were postponed around the Cape: Harwich at Brewster, Bourne at Hyannis, and Wareham at Cotuit.

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Cape League: No escaping the rain on first day

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 14, 2010

Three of the four Cape Cod League games were postponed due to steady rain and field conditions on Wednesday.

Our featured game of the night at Stony Brook School between Route 124 rivals Brewster and Harwich was called after a scoreless first inning. Because of the inclement weather, CCBL pitching leader and Red Sox draft pick Anthony Ranaudo was pushed back one day and will now start on Thursday night when the Whitecaps host Falmouth at 5 p.m.

Wareham and Cotuit were called off from Lowell Park, while the Bourne/Hyannis contest was postponed at McKeon Park.

After a half-hour delay, Falmouth and Chatham were able to get underway at Arnie Allen Diamond (LIVE). Falmouth scored two runs in the sixth inning to take a 2-1 lead over the Anglers. 

Tomorrow, we will travel to Veterans Field where Chatham will host Y-D in an Eastern Division battle at 7 p.m. Logan Verrett (Baylor/1-0) will start for Chatham, while Michael Goodnight (Houston/1-1) toes the rubber for Y-D. Stay tuned for more from the Cape!

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