Written by Jack Moriarty
Dunkin’ Donuts Park to host the second annual CT Cape Cod Classic
Join the CCBL in Hartford, CT for a League Game Between the Wareham Gatemen and the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox
(Hartford, CT) Dunkin’ Donuts Park will host the defending champions Wareham Gatemen as they take on the well-established Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox on July 23, first pitch scheduled for 12:30 pm. This is the second year the Cape Cod baseball league has traveled to Connecticut to play this matchup. Last year the YD Red Sox got the victory over the Wareham Gatemen 5-0.
This will be a tremendous event for both clubhouses to play in this professional-like atmosphere. Dunkin’ Donuts Park opened up in April of 2017. It is known as one of the Minor leagues most prestigious ballparks in the country. With a stadium size of 6,850, the fans, as well as the players, will be exposed to a phenomenal minor league stadium and facility.
General manager for the Hartford Yard Goats Mike Abrasion has a great deal of respect for the Cape Cod baseball league “I think people hold the Cape League in such high regard, that's the type of stuff we want in the ballpark.”
"Playing at any minor league stadium is always exciting but going back and playing at Dunkin Donuts Park for a second year is a thrill. It is an experience that the players as well as our coaches enjoy and with Jerry as the Yard Goats former manager makes it even more special. We are extremely thankful that the Yard Goats were willing to have us return and that the Y-D Red Sox were willing to participate in the game again this summer. Our hope is that this game will become a Cape League tradition... its already a Gatemen tradition" - Andrew Lang, General Manager of the Wareham Gatemen.
“We are absolutely delighted to be bringing two of the Cape's top franchises to Hartford and Dunkin’ Donuts Park for a special night of baseball. This experience will be a lot of fun for our players and fans, and we are sure the Hartford CT fans will be pleased and excited to see the Cape Cod League caliber of play” - PR Director, Ben Brink
The Cape Cod baseball league was established in 1885. It is the top summer destination for the best collegiate Division 1 baseball players in the country. From June to August the top collegiate players go to Cape Cod to showcase their talents to the MLB scout and fans. The league is composed of ten teams all located on Cape Cod.
For more information, please contact:
Cape Cod Baseball League Media Relations