THIS WEEK IN THE CAPE LEAGUE
(15 June – 22 June 2008)
Coca Cola Pitcher and Player of the Week
COCA COLA PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Right-hander Andrew Carraway (Virginia) pitched the Hyannis Mets to two victories to capture Coca-Cola Pitcher of the Week honors in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the seven-day period ending June 21. Carraway worked the first 51/3 innings to beat Falmouth, 1-0, on Monday, and followed with a five-inning stint and a 4-1 decision over Wareham on Saturday. He did not allow a run in either start and he gave up just seven hits in the 101/3 innings he pitched. Against Falmouth, he struck out seven and did not walk a batter. He whiffed seven more batters against Wareham while issuing a single base on balls. The 6-2, 200-pound junior was picking up right where he left off with the Cavaliers this spring. In 15 appearances spanning 751/3 innings, he struck out 87 and walked only 12. As a sophomore in 2007, he compiled a 5-0 record and led the Cavs in innings pitched by a reliever with 42. Carraway spent the summer of 2007 pitching for the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, where he was 3-1 with a 2.19 ERA.
COCA COLA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Versatile Nick Liles (Western Carolina) opened his first season in the Cape Cod Baseball League in a manner most players can only dream about. The 6-2, 175-pound infielder/outfielder split his time between right field and third base and ended the week with a league-leading .444 batting average. His outstanding performance resulted in his selection as Coca-Cola Player of the Week for the seven-day period ending June 21. Liles hit safely in every Yarmouth-Dennis game until going 0-for-2 Saturday night at Falmouth (although he was on base twice with walks in that game). He had four multiple-hit games last week, including a 3-for-6 effort against Harwich and a 2-for-4 performance at Wareham in which he also scored twice, drove in three runs and stole three bases as the Red Sox posted a come-from-behind 11-7 victory over the Gatemen. Liles starts the second full week of Cape League play as the league leader in batting average (tied at .444), hits (tied at 10), RBI (7) and stolen bases (6). Last summer, Liles hit .317 for the Florence (S.C.) RedWolves of the Coastal Plains League.
Interns: Chris Blake, James Chandley, Ashley Crosby, Phil Garceau, Stefanie Marini, Laura Rasmussen