for immediate release: 26 May, 2003
Cape League Tryouts Set for Wednesday at Wareham
CAPE COD, Mass. – Top College Players Invited to Annual Tryouts Slated for May 28 at Wareham
Seventy top college players from all over the country will showcase their skills at the annual Cape Cod Baseball League Tryouts, scheduled for Wednesday, (May 28) at Spillane Field in Wareham. Approximately 150 collegiate players were recommended by coaches, field managers, general managers and scouts to participate in the one-day tryout. The selected list of 70 student-athletes includes 19 right-handed pitchers, five left-handed pitchers, 11 catchers, four first basemen, two third basemen, three second basemen, six shortstops and 19 outfielders. Approximately 25 players are expected be selected by the 10 CCBL franchises to fill out their rosters as either permanent or temporary players, while rostered players fulfill their obligations with the College World Series or Team USA. Registration beings at 9 a.m. and Coach Joe Walsh of Harvard will conduct a morning scrimmage with the players. For more information, contact John Wylde at 508-295-3956 or [email protected]. The public and media are invited to attend.
New CCBL Sponsors for 2003
CCBL President and Director of Corporate Development Judy Walden Scarafile has announced the addition of six new corporate sponsors for 2003. They include Cuffy’s, The Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub, RE/MAX, Shields MRI, SportsPix and capecodonline.com. The new sponsors join returning corporate partners Ackland Orthopedic, Barnstable Bat, Baseball Factory, Blockbuster, Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Cape Cod Times, Coca Cola, Eye Health Services, Fleet, Great American Insurance, HP Hood, Hy-Line Cruises, John Hancock, Keyspan, Major League Baseball, NCAA, Ocean Spray, SportsTicker, Sprint; Stop & Shop, U.S. Army and the Yawkey Foundation.
Cape Leaguers to Compete in NCAA Division I Tournament
Scores of players on Cape League rosters will compete in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, beginning Friday at 16 regional sites. The 64-team tournament will culminate in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., which starts June 13 -- the same date as the start of the CCBL season.
Hall of Fame Inductees to be Announced at First Pitch Brunch
The 2003 CCBL Hall of Fame class will be announced by league commissioner Bob Stead at The First Pitch Brunch, sponsored by The Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub, held at their location on Rt. 28 in West Yarmouth, Sunday, June 8 beginning at 10 am. Each of the league’s 10 field managers will give a brief preview of his 2003 team. Pete Sheppard of WEEI Radio (850 am)’s “The Big Show” in Boston will serve as master of ceremonies. The CCBL Hall of Fame exhibit is featured at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA. Any media wishing to attend the brunch should contact John Garner before June 1.
CCBL’s Mass. License Plate Program Featured on Channel 7 in Boston
The Cape Cod Baseball League’s Special Edition Massachusetts automobile license plate program registration is available on-line by visiting www.capecodbaseball.org. The proposed CCBL License plate will honor the nation’s premier NCAA-sanctioned summer baseball league that can trace its roots back to 1885. The Massachusetts Legislature requires a commitment and partial payment from 3000 individuals interested in obtaining a CCBL license plate in order to proceed with the approval process through the legislature. Applications or further information is available by contacting Jim McGonigle at 508-385-6260 or e-mail [email protected].
Who’s Hot and Who’s Not – Cape League Alumni
AL – Nomar Garciarparra (Orleans ’93) extended the league’s longest current hitting streak to 26 games with an RBI single in Boston’s 8-4 win over the New York Yankees Monday, to help thwart Roger Clemens’ bid for his 300th career win…Red Sox infielder Bill Mueller (Bourne ’92) leads the league with 19 doubles…Eric Hinske (Hyannis ’97) of Toronto is second in the AL with 18 doubles…Mark Mulder (Bourne ’97) of the Oakland A’s has compiled a 7-2 record with a 2.45 ERA…Garciaparra is tied for second in runs scored (42)…Anaheim’s Tim Salmon (Cotuit ’88) ranks 7th among batting average leaders (.329)…Angels infielder Adam Kennedy (Falmouth ’96) is sixth in stolen bases (9).
NL – Mike Lowell (Chatham ’94) went 3-for-5 with a homer and a double to lead the Florida Marlins to a 6-2 win over the Reds Sunday. Lowell is second in the NL with 16 round trippers and fifth in RBI (41)…Jeromy Burnitz (Hyannis ’88) launched a grand slam homer in his first game back from the disabled list, pacing the New York Mets to a 6-5 win over Atlanta Friday…Aaron Boone (Orleans ’93) is fifth in the NL with 13 HR… Todd Helton (Orleans ’94) went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI’s in the Colorado Rockies’ 10-7 win over the SF Giants. He is second in the NL in runs scored (42) and fifth in batting avg. (.333)… Relief pitcher Billy Wagner (Brewster ’92) of Houston is sixth in the league with 13 saves….Matt Morris (Hyannis ’93) hurled a complete-game, nine-hit shutout in the Cardinals’ 6-0 win over the Pirates Saturday. Morris is now 6-3 on the season…Jeff Kent (Cotuit ’88) is 10th in the league with a .320 batting avg.
John Garner, Jr.
CCBL Director of Public Relations & Broadcasting