THIS WEEK IN THE CAPE LEAGUE
(26 July – 1 Aug 2009)
Coca Cola Pitcher and Player of the Week
COCA COLA PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Justin Grimm, Cotuit RHP
The Coca-Cola Pitcher of the Week for July 26 through August 1st is Cotuit’s Justin Grimm (Georgia). On August 1st, Grimm was able to stymie a high-powered Bourne offense, surrendering only one earned run in a 6-2 win. Over his seven and a third innings of work, the 6-4 flamethrower scattered six hits while striking out 10. Grimm’s command was excellent: he did not walk a batter all night.
Justin Grimm is a sophomore at the University of Georgia. He finished the year tied for the team lead in strikeouts, with 72. Grimm established himself as a clutch performer this year for the Bulldogs, posting a 2-0 record and a 2.61 earned run average in the postseason. Major league scouts have taken notice of Grimm’s potential; the Boston Red Sox selected him in the 13th round of the 2007 draft.
COCA COLA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kyle Roller, Bourne 1B
Bourne’s Kyle Roller (East Carolina) has once again secured the Coca-Cola Player of the Week honor. Roller, who also earned the award for the first week of the season, powered his way to the honor this week by slugging three home runs. Roller batted .348 and slugged an astronomical .739 in seven games for the Braves. He was the catalyst for the team’s run production this week, scoring seven runs and driving in six.
Roller, who was named a Cape League All-Star, continues to be one of the league’s most feared sluggers. He is the league’s third leading hitter at .333, the leading home run hitter with nine, third with 26 runs batted in, first in slugging percentage (.622) and extra-base hits (20), and second in runs scored with 29. Roller also played for Bourne last year, appearing in 42 games and starting in 17 at first base. He batted .270 with two home runs, 22 runs batted in, and 20 runs scored in 2008 for the Braves, and his 12 doubles ranked him second in the league. Roller is a junior at East Carolina, and a former member of the C-USA All-Freshman team. He ranked third on the team last year with 12 home runs, and an impressive stat line included a .299 average and 50 runs batted in.
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Interns: Chris Blake, James Chandley, Ashley Crosby, Phil Garceau, Michael Campbell, Katy Ann Fitzpatrick