Topics: Cape Cod Baseball League

CHATHAM – On a balmy summer afternoon, Paul Galop sat on the front porch of his home doing a little Sudoku in his favorite rocker, another Cape League summer in the books, Galop's last as commissioner. Though his retirement from the League approaches, don't expect Galop to take up a more permanent place in that rocker. He's got bigger plans, although baseball will always be a part of his life. Galop first beca...

Chatham Leads End-of-season All League Lineup

By: Kat Szmit

The ball fields are largely silent and the crowds have all gone home, but the 2018 season of the Cape Cod Baseball League still echoes on with the release of this year's All League Team. The full list was announced last week, with a number of familiar players making the annual roster. Chris Thoms, the official statistician for the Cape League, worked with interns Bobby Greeley and James Palazesi to pore over t...

CHATHAM – It was a playoff season of sweeps, but a championship victory wasn't in the fog-obstructed stars for the Chatham Anglers, who played hard but ultimately fell to the Wareham Gatemen in one of the more unique playoff series in Cape League history. After falling to the Gatemen on the road in game one of the championship series, the Anglers returned home to Veterans Field on Aug. 12 for game two, which b...

HARWICH – The Harwich Mariners wanted to defeat the Chatham Anglers just one time this summer, and after taking a commanding lead in Game 2 of the opening round of the Cape League's East Division playoffs, seemed to be headed in that direction. But a blown lead and a solid Chatham bullpen led the A's to an 8-6 victory, just one night after winning Game 1 with an 8-3 final score. After a scoreless first seemed ...

CHATHAM – The Chatham Athletic Association was fined $2,500 this week and two players from the Chatham Anglers were suspended for two games due to violations of the Cape Cod Baseball League Code of Conduct regarding the use of fake IDs to purchase alcohol. A host parent of the players discovered a collection of empty alcohol containers, fake driver's licenses, and a receipt for the recent purchase of alcohol d...

Darkness Drops On Anglers-Red Sox Tie Game

By: Kat Szmit

SOUTH YARMOUTH – The Chatham Anglers were hoping for just one more inning when they faced the Y-D Red Sox in South Yarmouth on July 27, but the chance to erase a tie and eke out a win evaporated along with the last of the daylight when the game was called at the end of the eighth inning due to darkness with a 4-4 final score. The game pitted the top two teams of the East Division against one another, with the ...

SOUTH YARMOUTH – Eight seems to be a tricky number for the Harwich Mariners, who fell to the Y-D Red Sox in back-to-back games with scores of 8-5 and 8-1, but beforehand were able to defeat the Bourne Braves 8-5 as the end of the regular season fast approaches. The Mariners had a hard time finding the hits on July 29 when they traveled to South Yarmouth to face the Y-D Red Sox for their second outing against t...

HARWICH – It was the All-Star Game that almost wasn't, but after a rain-dampened afternoon at Whitehouse Field, the first pitch was finally thrown just after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday night in the annual battle between East and West, this year won by the West with a final score of 4-3. Umbrellas dotted the stands for the majority of the event thanks to intermittent but at times heavy showers passing over the Lower C...

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...