Topics: Cape Cod Baseball League

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...

CHATHAM ─ John Schiffner might have moved on from his post as head coach of the Chatham Anglers, but that doesn't mean he's finished with baseball. Instead, he's taking his talents from the sandy shores of Cape Cod to the evergreen hills of Orono, Maine where he will serve as the assistant baseball coach for the UMaine Black Bears. According to Schiffner, he will be working with hitters and infielders, servi...

BREWSTER/ORLEANS ─ It all came down to one run. Unfortunately for the Orleans Firebirds, that run wasn't in their favor during the Cape League playoffs as it lifted the Brewster Whitecaps to a 2-1 victory that put them into the finals and in position to win their first CCBL Championship since 2000. The Firebirds' final game started out in promising fashion with the league-leading home team taking an early...

CHATHAM/ORLEANS ─ To every beginning there is an ending, and on Aug. 7, many days after the arrival of new players, the first pitch, and the first home game of the summer, the Chatham Anglers 2017 season drew to a bittersweet end when the Orleans Firebirds claimed a 3-1 victory in the playoffs. After the final out, the softly falling rain mingled with more than a few tears on the faces of fans as longtime he...

HARWICH ─ What do you do when it's your last home game of the 2017 Cape League season and you want to give fans something to celebrate? If you're the Harwich Mariners you groove to the music playing over the PA system, give the game your all, and come away with a 7-4 victory against Brewster. In his final appearance with the Mariners, top-notch hurler and Cape League All-Star Tyler Baum earned the win by thr...

HARWICH ─ When you've got nothing to lose as the end of the Cape League season nears, it's good to have a little fun, which is just what the Harwich Mariners did this past weekend, though the team member having the most fun was probably Nick Dalesandro who started Sunday's game on the mound, and won it at the plate. Dalesandro, who spent the majority of his summer behind the catcher's mask for the Mariners, ...

A Day With The Firebirds

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — A baseball story is more than a play-by-play and a box score. It's a summertime ritual that enfolds more stories than you can imagine. Take last week's Cape Cod Baseball League game at Eldredge Park between the circuit's top two teams, the Orleans Firebirds and the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. With just a week to go until the last regular-season contest on Aug. 3 (the Firebirds are in Chatham tonight t...

WAREHAM ─ It was an evening of magic moments and sweet surprises when the best of the East took on the best of the West in the 2017 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game at Spillane Field in Wareham Saturday. The West Division hopped to an early 3-0 lead in the traditional outing between divisions, scoring a run in the second inning and two more in the third, but the beasts from the East were not to be outd...

HARWICH ─ The Harwich Mariners had 10 hits to Chatham's five on Saturday night, with three of those hits becoming key runs for the visiting squad, which earned a 3-0 shutout win at Whitehouse Field. Along with solid hitting was stellar pitching as southpaw Jeff Belge earned the win for the A's. Belge lasted six innings in the outing, allowing four hits with no runs and only two walks with two K's before givi...