Topics: Cape Cod Baseball League

The 2018 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Stars were named this week, with six from Chatham's squad earning spots on the East Division roster, five from Harwich, and two from Orleans. They are all set to show their strengths in the July 22 game being held this year at Whitehouse Field in Harwich. Fans of the Anglers will cheer on Dan Hammer, Blake Sabol, John Rave, Tristin English, Troy Miller, and Greg Velez, whi...

Mariners No Match For Hard-Hitting Anglers

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – A home run, solid pitching, and timely hits led the Chatham Anglers to another victory against the Harwich Mariners, this time with the Anglers earning an 8-3 win at Whitehouse Field on July 14. The first inning made it seem as though the fourth match between the A's and the Mariners was destined to become a pitcher's duel as both sides were quickly retired in the opening frame. But Chatham struck qu...

HARWICH – Whitehouse Field is a familiar place for Sean Gould. He’s been there as a bat boy for the Harwich Mariners, and crouched behind the plate as the catcher for the Monomoy boys varsity baseball team. But this summer the soon-to-be junior has a special gig at the ballpark: bullpen catcher for the home team. Gould started playing baseball when he was just a toddler in his Harwich backyard, developing an i...

CHATHAM – The Harwich Mariners gave it a good effort against the Chatham Anglers last Saturday night, but errors on the part of the visitors and a five-run fourth inning from the home team propelled the A's to a 9-6 victory. The Anglers put the first run of the game on the scoreboard in the second, hoping to set a tone early when Kyle McCann came home on a sac fly from Blake Sabol. Though they'd led off with a...

HARWICH – When Ryan Richer was first faced with the idea of taking up running, he wasn't enthused. Fast-forward a few years and the Harwich resident has segued from those less-than-enjoyable early days to becoming a highly competitive triathlete. Richer, who was among the first graduates of Monomoy Regional High School in 2015, said it was his mother, Sue, who got him started on his running journey. “My mom...

CHATHAM – When the Chatham Anglers hosted the Harwich Mariners on June 30, for the better part of the game it seemed either team could be the victor, but a four-run seventh from the home team put the game away for good, especially thanks to the prowess of the Chatham bullpen. “The guys on the mound really set the tone for us,” said Chatham head coach Tom Holliday. “Dan Hammer pitched really well. Every guy tha...

SOUTH YARMOUTH – For local fans keeping an eye on the Cape League standings, it's been a wild ride, with Harwich and Chatham each vying for the top spot in the East Division. At press time, in spite of a pair of tough losses mingled with a no-hit win and a 1-1 tie, the Mariners have once again claimed the coveted spot, no doubt hoping to hang on as the season progresses. It was not the Harwich bullpen's finest...

CHATHAM – The 2018 Anglers got their first taste of Chatham fog last Thursday night, watching as the sea smoke rolled into Veterans Field and obliterated lines of sight between the outfield and home plate in minutes, ending their game against Hyannis in a 3-3 tie after five innings. Players were wide-eyed at the sight of the misty plumes, but really wanted to finish the game in the hopes of earning a win. Prio...

CHATHAM – A five-run second inning on the part of the Brewster Whitecaps put the Chatham Anglers in a big hole on Friday night, but the A's rebounded after the 10-1 loss to enjoy a triumphant weekend that included a doubleheader sweep against Bourne on Sunday. “It was a lousy game from the start,” said Chatham head coach Tom Holliday. “We were four games in a row and we played like that.” Holliday dubbed th...

Harwich Snaps Early Skid With Weekend Wins

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Harwich Mariners were in higher spirits on Saturday after a 2-0 victory against Wareham snapped a three-game losing streak, giving them something to celebrate, especially when the winning continued the following night against Falmouth. After falling to the Y-D Red Sox, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks, and the Wareham Gatemen, the Mariners welcomed Wareham to Whitehouse Field looking to avenge their June...

Harwich Takes Home Opener Against Orleans 3-2

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The sunset skies above Whitehouse Field were spectacular on Tuesday night, but all eyes were on the baseball field as fans watched with fingers crossed in the hopes their Harwich Mariners would come away with a win. Come away they did, playing to a 3-2 victory against Orleans in their season opener. Up until the fifth inning it was a scoreless pitcher's duel as Harwich starter Garrett Stallings went ...

The countdown clock on the Cape Cod Baseball League's website has reached the single digits and continues ticking away toward one of the most eagerly anticipated days of the year: Opening Day for all CCBL teams. Each of the league's 10 teams, including Chatham, Harwich, and Orleans, spent the off-season prepping fields and filling up rosters, many with new players, but there will be a handful of familiar faces...

Dennis Cook Bringing Pitching Prowess To Chatham

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ When former Major League baseball pitcher Dennis Cook learned that friend and former colleague Tom Holliday had been named head coach of the Chatham Anglers, he dialed him up to offer congratulations. Little did he know that call would lead to Cook also joining those coaching the 2018 team. “I worked with coach Holliday at UT (University of Texas) in 2003,” said Cook during a Jan. 2 phone interview...

CHATHAM ─ Two alumni of the Chatham Anglers' baseball program were inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame on Nov. 18 in a traditional ceremony held at the Chatham Bars Inn. Joining the Hall in 2017 were 1984 infielder Joey Cora and 1985 heavy hitter Timothy McIntosh. Quick on base paths and a keen eye at the plate, Cora, an infielder from Vanderbilt, played a stellar season, primarily at ...

CHATHAM ─ When Tom Holliday realized after 41 years in baseball that he was best known as a college ball guy, he decided to stick with that label, which is why it suits the former Oklahoma State University head coach just fine that he'll be taking the reins as the new manager of the Chatham Anglers. “When (former head coach) John Schiffner told us mid-season that this would be his last, we knew a replacement...

CHATHAM ─ It all started in a hockey rink half an hour outside London, England when I was four years old. I had never seen anything like it. What happened between the boards captivated me. I loved the sound of skates slicing the ice, chaotic in the frenzy of push and shove. And the speed. They glided like dancers, graceful with an awareness of their surroundings that I could not comprehend. When my parent...