Brewster Falls To Bourne In Cape League Championship

By: Brad Joyal

Topics: Cape Cod Baseball League , Brewster Whitecaps

The Bourne Braves defeated the Brewster Whitecaps on Thursday to claim the Cape Cod Baseball League championship. BRAD JOYAL PHOTO

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 pitching and timely hitting.

In the end, the West Division champion Braves clinched the title after completing a 2-0 series sweep of the East Division Whitecaps with an 8-1 victory Thursday evening at Stony Brook Field in Brewster.

“The better team won today, for sure,” Whitecaps manager Jamie Shevchik said. “They’re really good. They deserved to win today and they’re the best team in the Cape for reason. I’m just glad Scott [Landers] had the opportunity to do it.

“It would’ve been different if it was somebody else, but I’m happy that my friend had the opportunity to win a championship.”

Landers made his debut as Bourne’s manager this summer after serving as Brewster's pitching coach last season. 

“It doesn’t matter if it’s your first year or your tenth, it’s always a good feeling to come out on top at the end of a season,” Landers said.

Bourne took control of the best-of-three championship series by earning a 3-0 win in Game 1 on Wednesday night in Bourne.

Read a full recap of the Cape League championship in The Chronicle’s Aug. 18 issue.

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