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BREWSTER – The storyline stuck with the Orleans Firebirds during the last week of the regular season. The team controlled its own destiny, needing just one win in its final three games to separate itself from Chatham and secure the fourth and final spot in the East Division playoffs. After suffering a 5-0 loss to defending champion Brewster on Sunday, Orleans nearly punched its postseason ticket with an imp...

Grice’s Hard Work Shines Despite Inconsistent Summer

By: Brendan Samson

CHATHAM – Failure is a constant part of baseball. Players who are able to muster three hits out of every 10 at-bats are considered superstars, and because of this, baseball is a game for the mentally tough. Chatham Angler Caden Grice exhibits that toughness every day. Grice, a rising junior at Clemson University, had a brief stint with the Anglers in 2021, but is in his first full season with the team this ...

Latham Open Tennis Tournament Set For Aug. 12-14

By: Brad Joyal

The Latham Open charity singles tournament will return for its fourth edition on Aug. 12 to Aug. 14 at Harwich’s community tennis courts at Brooks Park. The United States Tennis Association-sanctioned tournament serves as a fundraiser to benefit Latham School in Brewster. Rufus McCleery, a rising senior at Nauset and the captain for the school’s boys tennis team, began the tournament with a Sturgis Charter Hig...

Athlete Of The Week: Kurtis Byrne

By: Brad Joyal

BREWSTER – After experiencing a slow start in the batter’s box at the beginning of the summer, Brewster catcher Kurtis Byrne has been among the Cape League’s hottest hitters in recent weeks. It couldn’t have come at a better time for the defending league champion Whitecaps, who are charging into the postseason following a dominant end to the regular season. Byrne has been an engine for the team as of late, ...

WAREHAM – Sixteen home runs in two minutes. That is how Chatham Anglers outfielder Lyle Miller-Green opened Saturday’s festivities at the Cape League’s first All-Star game since 2019, which saw the East top the West 4-1 at Wareham's Spillane Field. Those 16 bombs cemented Miller-Green’s spot in the Home Run Derby finals and pushed him past his first-round opponent Carson Jones, an outfielder for the Bourne Bra...

“Where the Stars of Tomorrow Shine Tonight.” That’s the Cape Cod Baseball League’s motto, a nod to the fact that many of the league’s alumni will one day appear in Major League Baseball. Almost 200 Cape League alumni recently took the first step in pursuing their big-league careers when they were selected by professional teams during the MLB Draft, held July 17 to 19 in Los Angeles. In all, 197 CCBL alum...

Emily Layton arrived at the UMass Amherst campus last month with one goal in mind. After being a key contributor to Monomoy’s field hockey team as a freshman last fall, Layton was excited to represent her hometown of Harwich and her school at College Connection’s Northeast Showcase held at UMass from June 10-12. Still, Layton wanted more. She wanted a Golden Ticket. By the end of the three-day...

ARWICH – Mother Nature held off just long enough for the Harwich Mariners and Brewster Whitecaps to play without any weather interference on Monday. The Mariners, however, must have missed the memo because they did not hold off one bit, smashing three thunderous home runs, including a grand slam, in a 10-4 win over the rival Whitecaps. Not only did the victory give Harwich confidence heading into the final str...

Athlete Of The Week: Joe Vetrano

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – Joe Vetrano made sure the Harwich Mariners started their final regular-season push with a blast. Literally. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound first baseman from Boston College launched a grand slam off Brewster starter Najer Victor (Central Florida) in the second inning of Monday’s game to help Harwich earn a convincing 10-4 victory over East Division rival Brewster at Whitehouse Field. “He ha...

CHATHAM – The Chatham Anglers didn’t need any extra motivation for Sunday’s marque matchup against the Harwich Mariners. The game provided the Anglers with an opportunity to pick up some ground on their crosstown rival in the East Division standings. It also offered both teams a spotlight, as the game was broadcast live on the New England Sports Network (NESN), the television home of the Boston Red Sox. Alt...

For the first time since 2019, the Cape Cod Baseball League will hold an All-Star Game this weekend. Cape League fans from the Lower Cape will be plenty familiar with the East Division roster, as a combined 21 of the 28 players on the team hail from the Brewster Whitecaps, Chatham Anglers, Harwich Mariners and Orleans Firebirds. The defending champion Whitecaps and the Mariners each had six players named to...

Orleans Interns Are Primed For Baseball Careers

By: Brendan Samson

ORLEANS – Before every Orleans Firebirds home game, the team’s players show up hours early for batting practice and warm-ups. Although the rest of the field is usually empty before fans begin to roll in, there is another group of people who show up at the same time as the players — the Firebirds’ interns. And, just like the players, the interns get right to work. The Cape Cod Baseball League is universally ...