09/26/2007 3:40 PM
2007 Season Review
(23-20-1 – 3rd in East)
ORLEANS, Mass. – The Orleans Cardinals finished the 2007 Cape Cod Baseball League season on a high note with a 9-5 victory over arch-rival Chatham.
This victory ended Orleans’ season with 23 wins, 20 losses and one tie and gave the franchise its sixth straight winning season. With 47 points, the Cardinals fell six short of the total needed to secure a spot in the playoffs as they wound up third in the East Division behind Chatham and eventual league champion Yarmouth-Dennis.
Orleans’ pitching staff compiled the CCBL’s best staff earned run average, 2.79, despite failing to place a single hurler among the league’s top 10.
Dennis Raben (Miami) was the only Cardinal named to the 2007 All-League Team after driving in 35 runs to tie for the league lead. He was fourth in the league in slugging percentage at .510 and fifth in runs scored with 28. Raben finished with a .298 batting average and 6 home runs.
Raben was also ranked No. 7 on Baseball America’s 2007 list of the Cape Cod League’s top 30 professional prospects.
Cardinals first baseman Nate Freiman (Duke) received the prestigious Manny Robello10th Player Award for his outstanding leadership throughout the season. Freiman’s 28 RBI put him fifth in the league and his .286 batting average was second among Cardinal hitters.
Outfielder Ollie Linton (California-Irvine) ended the season with 15 stolen bases, the second highest total in the league, and his .271 batting average was third best on the team.
Gabriella Remington, CCBL Intern ([email protected])