for immediate release: 28 July, 2002
Cape Cod Baseball League
Official Press Release
Week # 6 - Games 7/21-7/26
Sportsticker Selects Players of the Week: Chatham’s Ryan Johnson and Y-D’s Jim Brauer have been named the Coca-Cola Batter and Pitcher of the week, respectively, for games played July 21– July 27.
Outfielder Ryan Johnson (Laguna Hills,CA/Wake Forest) had a strong 6-for-14 week (.429) which helped raise his average nearly 20 points on the season. In four games, he had a double, triple, home run and 3 RBI.
One pitcher who had Johnson’s number was Yarmouth-Dennis’ Jim Brauer. On July 25th at Chatham’s Veterans Field, he threw a no-hitter. Brauer (Carmel, In/Michigan) who is in his second year with the Red Sox had only one mistake from the mound – a walk in the fifth inning. En route to the masterpiece, he struck out 14.
It was another multiple player tie for the Home Run hitter this week. Named were Chatham’s Steve LeFaivre (Winston-Salem, NC/Wake Forest), Brewster’s Pat Maloney (Overland Park, KS/Kansas State) and Falmouth’s Andy Wilson (Vero Beach, FL/Stetson). Each had two roundtrippers.
All Star Game sets records: The 2002 All Star Game this past Saturday at Harwich’s Whitehouse Field saw a crowd of 5,000+, (which translated into a record breaking gate), a 50-50 take home of over $1500 and well over 100 major league scouts in the stands. Kudos to the All Star Committee, the Harwich Mariners, and to all those volunteers who insured the success of the East vs. West classic.
Murton captures Baseball Factory Home Run Hitting title: Wareham’s Matt Murton (McDonough, GA/Georgia Tech), who was the runner-up in last year’s Home Run Hitting contest, prevailed this year by outslugging Harwich’s Cesar Nicolas (Miami, FL/Vanderbilt), 4-3 in the final round.
Snyder and Stauffer garner MVP Awards: Cotuit’s Brian Snyder (Wellington, FL/Stetson) and Chatham’s Tim Stauffer (Saratoga Springs, NY/Richmond) won the MVP awards for the West and East, respectively. Snyder was 3-for-4 with 4 RBI. Meanwhile on the mound, Stauffer pitched the 5th, throwing just nine pitches, including a 1-6-3 inning ending double play.
And he can pitch too: Wareham pitcher David Sanders went above and beyond the line of duty this past Saturday. Upon leaving the field, he walked by some volunteers cleaning up. He immediately dropped his bag, and helped clean up under the first base bleacher section. He was overheard saying, "How can I sing God Bless America and then see trash on the ground?" Needless to say, the West pitcher won a lot of fans in the East.
So when is the game going to be shown on Fox SportsNet ? The 2002 All Star Game will be aired and seen in more than 3,000,000 homes during prime time, Tuesday, July 30 from 7:30-10 p.m. and again on Saturday, August 3 at a time to be announced.
Somebody has the Deputy Commissioner’s number: Cape League Deputy Commissioner Gary Lombard’s number was retired this past Thursday at King Philip Academy. Lombard was the baseball coach there for more than 2 decades.
Keyspan Homeruns for Housing Update: There were 12 home runs this past week to bring the league total to 131. This means that the Cape Boys of Summer have helped raise $13,100, which will be donated by Keyspan for the Housing Assistance Corporation.
Contact: Missy Alaimo, PR- Media Relations (508) 633-0684