Topics: Cape Cod Baseball League

BREWSTER — Despite being one of the hottest teams in the Cape Cod Baseball League during the past couple weeks, the Brewster Whitecaps met their match when they faced the Bourne Braves in a rematch of last year’s CCBL championship series. Unlike last year, when the Whitecaps made quick work of the Braves to capture the organization’s third title, it was Bourne that dominated this year’s series with strong pitchi...

BREWSTER – The Brewster Whitecaps are experiencing a feeling the team hasn’t felt the past two postseasons. Their backs are up against the wall. After suffering a 3-0 loss to the Bourne Braves on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the best-of-three Cape Cod Baseball League championship series, the Whitecaps will need to win Game 2 on Tuesday to force a winner-takes-all matchup back at Bourne on Friday. “Their pit...

SOUTH YARMOUTH — The late New York Yankee and Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra said it best. “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” For a second consecutive summer, the Brewster Whitecaps and Bourne Braves are set to square off in the Cape Cod Baseball League championship. The defending champion Whitecaps made quick work of the Harwich Mariners and Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to earn a shot at defending their title...

After earning a playoff berth by securing a third-place finish in the East Division on the final day of the regular season, the Orleans Firebirds were ousted from the playoffs following a 2-0 series sweep against the second-seeded Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. Orleans suffered a season-ending 8-4 loss to Y-D on Friday at Eldredge Park after the teams played the final inning of the first game of the series earlier i...

SOUTH YARMOUTH — The late New York Yankee and Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra said it best. “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” For a second consecutive summer, the Brewster Whitecaps and Bourne Braves are set to square off in the Cape Cod Baseball League championship. The defending champion Whitecaps made quick work of the Harwich Mariners and Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to earn a shot at defending their title...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Athlete Of The Week: Roc Riggio

By: Brad Joyal

CHATHAM – Not every ballplayer experiences immediate success upon joining a Cape Cod Baseball League team. In fact, most players struggle mightily for the first couple weeks of the summer and many never really find their stride. After a slow start in which he collected just two hits in his first 37 at-bats, Chatham second baseman Roc Riggio has caught fire in recent weeks. The Simi Valley, Calif. native and...

CHATHAM – America may run on Dunkin’, but the Chatham Anglers run on Sweet Tomatoes Pizza, specifically the establishment’s chicken parmesan subs. For Chatham Anglers players, most days involve baseball, the beach and at least one chicken parm sub, a game-day meal of choice for both Ben Hampton, a sophomore left-handed pitcher from West Virginia University, and Marcus Brown, a junior shortstop from Oklahoma St...

Take a stroll behind the backstop at any Cape Cod Baseball League game and you’ll find a host of Major League scouts taking in the action. Some yield radar guns, while others jot down notes on pads. A few scouts simply sit or stand and watch the action, knowing full well that their professional organization will be provided with all of the advanced analytics needed to evaluate Cape League players before the Ma...

Orleans Closer Blubaugh Embraces Underdog Role

By: Brad Joyal

BOURNE – Despite experiencing success the past two springs while pitching at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, AJ Blubaugh still felt like he had something to prove when he joined the Orleans Firebirds. “Even from a young age, I’ve always had a little chip on my shoulder,” said Blubaugh, a 6-foot-3 righty from Belleville, Ohio. “I grew up undersized, so even getting the opportunity to play at Milwaukee wa...

HARWICH – The Harwich Mariners saw seven players leave the team to try out for the Team USA Collegiate National Team two weeks ago. University of Virginia catcher Kyle Teel was the only player of the seven to make the national team, while two other players, third baseman Brock Wilken and left-handed pitcher Jonathan Santucci, recently rejoined the Mariners. Both said the tryouts were an enjoyable experience...