05/15/2007 1:37 PM
for immediate release: 15 May, 2007
Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox 2007 Season Preview
Y-D Red Sox Aim For Third CCBL Title In Past Four Years
SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass. – The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox have been the team to beat in recent years, winning the Cape League championship two of the past three years. This year they look to continue their success and will look to field manager Scott Pickler for leadership, as this will be his tenth season with the Red Sox.
Returning from last year’s team, which not only won the league championship but also finished with the best overall record (28-16), are Buster Posey (Florida State), who will once again be doubling as an infielder and pitcher, as well as infielder Gordon Beckham (Georgia), named a Freshman All-American by Baseball America after the 2006 season.
Two fellow Baseball America Freshman All-Americans will join Beckham in helping Y-D remain dominant in the Eastern Division: right-handed catcher Luis Flores (University of Houston) who will also be pitching, and infielder Aaron Luna (Rice).
Joining the infield will be David Anderson (Coastal Carolina), Johnny Ayers (Boston College), Nick Romero (San Diego St.), and Luke Stewart (Georgia). Rounding out the infield is Grant Green (USC), who played for the 2005 U.S. Junior National Team.
Several players will be called to fill multiple roles including Jeremy Barnes (Notre Dame), D.J. Mauldin (Cal Poly State University) and Diego Seastrunk (Rice), who will all be doubling as right-handed pitchers as well as infielders.
The Red Sox will rely heavily on right-handed pitchers Nich Conaway (Oklahoma), Steve Dodson (Georgia), Robby Donovan (Stetson), Bobby Gagg (Coastal Carolina), Shawn Sanford (South Florida), Jeff Inman (Stanford), and Shawn Tolleson (Baylor). The sole left-handed pitcher is Joshua Romanski (San Diego).
Rounding out the current roster for the Red Sox is Jason Castro (Stanford) who will be catching and covering first-base, catcher Sean Ochinko (Florida State) and outfielders Matt Long (Cal/Santa Clara) and Mike Tamsin (Northeastern).
The Red Sox have a chance to add more players to their roster before their opening day game Friday, June 15 against the Hyannis Mets at McKeon Field under the Mets’ new lights at 7 p.m. Yarmouth-Dennis opens at home Sunday, June 17 against the Wareham Gatemen.
Kevin Wolfe, CCBL Intern ([email protected])