Topics: Cape Cod Baseball League

HARWICH – The Harwich Mariners made it clear they want to be in the playoffs at the end of this week and are willing to work hard to get there, winning not one but two games against the Chatham Anglers, who at press time were holding tenuously to the top spot in the East, with Harwich determined to outlast Brewster for the last playoff spot in the division. On a breezy Sunday evening, the Mariners brought the ...

SOUTH YARMOUTH – The Chatham Anglers have been trading places for the top spot in the East Division with the Y-D Red Sox for a while now, but determination has kept the A's in the lead and served them well on July 12 when they battled to a 1-1 tie at Red Wilson Field. After Y-D starting pitcher Ledgend Smith quickly retired the first three batters in the Chatham lineup, the Sox did their best to put the Angler...

SOUTH YARMOUTH – The Harwich Mariners held a three-run lead against the Y-D Red Sox into the bottom of the eighth inning on Monday night, but weren't able to keep a tight enough grip as the Sox rallied back to claim a 5-4 victory in Cape League action. The Sox hopped onto the scoreboard first in the early evening outing when Brad Beesley made it home on a single from teammate Noah Campbell in the bottom of the...

HARWICH – Forget the fireworks. The real excitement was at Whitehouse Field on July 6 when the Harwich Mariners swept the Wareham Gatemen mightily in a doubleheader that didn't disappoint. Harwich won the first game 2-0 before turning up the heat for the second en route to a 13-4 victory. Game 1 saw the Mariners plate the only two runs of the game in the second inning when catcher Patrick Winkel hit a single t...

ORLEANS – After trading the top spot in the East with the Orleans Firebirds in recent weeks, the Chatham Anglers made it clear on Monday night that they aim to hang onto it, as evidenced by some first-inning fireworks that led to a 6-1 victory at Eldredge Park. Cooper Davis opened the July 8 outing with a single to left, setting the tone for the game and setting things up for a stellar evening that kicked off ...

ORLEANS – Two home runs, 13 hits, and 8.5 innings of stellar pitching with 12 strikeouts led the Orleans Firebirds to a 7-2 victory in the Cape League this week, keeping them firmly atop the East Division and the league, after wresting control last week. After a scoreless first inning the game looked to belong to Harwich thanks to a nice two-run homer by Joey Wiemer, Jr. at the top of the second. The hit also ...

CHATHAM – Friday nights might be where the fun is at, but this past Friday night found the Chatham Anglers not having a good time as they struggled against the Wareham Gatemen, ultimately falling 7-4 in Cape League action. A troublesome first inning proved Chatham's undoing in the June 28 outing, which kicked off with a Wareham home run from leadoff batter Braiden Ward. His shot over the fence would be the fir...

CHATHAM – Two home runs and some stellar pitching kept the Chatham Anglers situated firmly at the top of the East Division after a 4-2 victory against the Cotuit Kettleers on Monday night. With the rain taking a much-needed breather and the sun setting brilliantly behind the scoreboard at Veterans Field on June 24, the Anglers set out on a quest to hang on to the top spot in the East, and ultimately the League...

HARWICH – One rain delay, one lightning delay, and some solid pitching by the opposing team weren't enough to keep the Harwich Mariners from eking out a 2-1 victory against the Cotuit Kettleers on Saturday night in the second week of Cape League action. After wet weather delayed the 5:30 p.m. game by an hour, the Mariners took their positions, ready to throw down, but it was the visiting Kettleers that made it...

CHATHAM – The brand new scoreboard at Veterans Field has been impressing fans during the first week of the Cape Cod Baseball League, and it looked even better on Friday night when the Chatham Anglers defeated the Harwich Mariners 5-0 in the season's first meeting of the two teams. The home team Anglers scattered five runs across four innings in the outing, including a two-run homer from Paxton Wallace in the b...

ORLEANS – In an otherwise scoreless outing, a two-run homer made all the difference for the Orleans Firebirds, who won their Cape League home opener against Bourne on June 10 with a final score of 2-0. The first game of the 2019 season got under way promptly at 7 p.m. at Eldredge Park with Orleans southpaw Adam Seminaris taking the mound for the home team, quickly striking out Bourne's leadoff batter Ernie Yak...

It's that time of year again, baseball fans. Yes, you guessed it, the Cape Cod Baseball League is back in action as of June 10. As players began arriving early last week, a buzz of excitement began swirling along the base paths at ball fields across the Cape. Here's a look at who will be joining the fray at Chatham, Harwich, and Orleans to get the 2019 season started. After a stellar 2018 season under the tute...

CHATHAM – John Schiffner was once told he'd never be a head coach in the Cape Cod Baseball League. After all, he was just a high school coach and high school coaches didn't make it to the nation's most renowned summer baseball league. Now those naysayers can come visit Schiffner's plaque where it hangs proudly in the League's illustrious Hall of Fame. Schiffner, longtime head coach of the Chatham Anglers, was ...

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...