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Cape League Invitation-Only Tryout

04/05/2006 2:56 PM

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for immediate release: 5 April, 2006

Cape League Invitation-Only Tryout
Clem Spillane Field, Wareham
Saturday, 3 June 2006

WAREHAM, Mass - The Cape Cod Baseball League will conduct its Annual Invitational Tryout on behalf of all 10 Cape Cod baseball League teams, on Saturday, 3 June 2006, at Clem Spillane Field, Wareham, MA. Directions to the field may be found at the Wareham Gatemen website ( 

     The tryout will be held under the direction of Harvard Baseball Coach Joe Walsh and other CCBL coaches and representatives. Organization and administration of the tryout will be conducted by Wareham Gatemen General Manager, John Wylde. Mr. Wylde may be reached at 508 295-3956, (Fax) 508-295-8821, or [email protected]. Please direct all correspondence concerning any aspect of the tryout process to Mr. Wylde. 

     The following procedures/guidelines should be carefully noted: 

     (1) The CCBL tryout is by invitation only. 

     Players must be recommended by a College coach who believes the player can compete at the Cape League level. Players must meet NCAA summer league guidelines and not have signed a 2006 NCAA letter of commitment with any other summer league or team. College coaching staffs' recommendations are crucial in determining which players are invited to the tryout and may then be selected for temporary roster positions. CCBL invitations are issued with the intention of balancing team roster positions. 

     Cape League Officers, Jim Higgins and Peter Ford, will contact every player who is being invited. Players who have not been contacted have not been invited. 

     The League will extend invitations to approximately 80 players. Representatives from all 10 CCBL teams will attend the tryout. 

     (2) The tryout schedule is as follows: 
            9:30 a.m. - Registration at Spillane Field
          10:30 a.m. - Extended infield/outfield drill
          11:30 a.m. - Players split into three teams for a multi-inning scrimmage.

     (3) Players should come dressed in uniform - toilet facilities will be available.

     (4) An athletic trainer will be in attendance throughout the tryouts. 

     (5) Rain Date: Sunday, 4 June 2006 - same schedule times as listed above.

     (6) The deadline to pre-register for the tryout is Friday, 12 May 2006. 

     We sincerely hope that this tryout process will result in a meaningful number of players earning a spot on a Cape League team roster.

Paul Galop, Commisioner, Cape Cod Baseball League
John Wylde, Wareham Gatemen, General Manager

(508) 295-3956 [email protected]