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Week 2 Cape League Standouts: June 17- June 23



    For this week, the biggest standout was the weather. Rain, fog, and more caused 16 cancellations. However, the players and pitchers who had standout moments should not be overlooked.

 Cotuit Kettleers: 1st Place in West, 6-4-1, 2 W Streak

Nick Gonzales 2B: The shortstop from New Mexico State is off to a good start this season, displaying his impressive glove work, plate discipline, and power. In the beginning of the week, he struggled at the plate. Although, he had an impressive performance in the Kettleers doubleheader against the Whitecaps. In the first game, Gonzales went two for four with a double and a home run, collecting two RBI’s. By the end of the week, Gonzales a .300 AVG, with three BB, one HR, three RBI’s, one SB, with an .800 SLG in four games.

Adam Oviedo SS: The middle infielder was one of the Kettleers’ best hitters during the week, collecting a hit in each of the four games he played. His best game came against the Brewster Whitecaps in the “Game of the Week” on Sunday. Oviedo went two for three with a double, a home run, and he collected three crucial RBIs on the week. For the week as a whole, Oviedo recorded a .500 AVG, one HR, four RBI’s, and a .900 SLG in four games. With this outstanding week, expect to see Oviedo get more playing time, at the heart of the Kettleers lineup.

Kyle Nicolas RHP: The right handed closer from Ball State University recorded his third save of the season against the Whitecaps of Brewster, notching three hitless innings while striking out four batters.

Christopher Holcomb LHP: The southpaw from Tulane was impressive out of the bullpen this past week. On June 19th versus Wareham, Holcomb went 1.2 innings, allowing only one run. On June 22nd versus the Harwich Mariners, Holcomb had an even better performance, going 3 scoreless innings while allowing just two hits.

Brewster Whitecaps: 4th Place in East, 6-5-1, 2 L Streak

T.J. Collett 1B: The left-handed, power-hitting first basemen had an impressive week. Collett collected a hit in five of the six games he appeared in. Collett’s standout performance came against Harwich, in which he displayed his power by going two for four with two home runs, and two RBI’s. For the week as a whole, Collett batted .368 AVG, four R, one 2B, two HR, two RBI’s, and a .737 SLG.
 
Tyler Hardman 3B/1B: The corner infielder from Oklahoma had an impressive week to say the least. Hardman possessed a consistent bat, showing some power throughout the week. He hit two home runs, one on June 18th versus the Bourne Braves, and one on June 23rd versus the Cotuit Kettleers in the first game of their doubleheader. Hardman’s standout game was in their first game of the doubleheader against the Kettleers, going two for three with a double, a home run, an RBI, and a run. In the six games that Hardman played this week, he batted .308 AVG, two R, one 2B, two HR, three RBI’s, with an .846 SLG.

Cam Tringali SP: The right handed starter from South Carolina had an impressive start during a short week of baseball. Tringali recorded his first win of the season versus Hyannis. He threw five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits with three strikeouts.

Mason Black SP: The right-handed pitcher from Lehigh University only pitched in one game this week, but did record a win for the Whitecaps. Against the Mariners, Black went 4.1 innings and allowed one run, one hit, and added an impressive eight strikeouts.

Hyannis Harbor Hawks: 6th place, 1-8-1, 1 W Streak

Nick Loftin IF/OF: Loftin had a very impressive week, collecting a hit in all four games he appeared in. The best game Loftin performed in was on June 23 against Harwich, in the second game of their double header. Loftin went three for four with three runs, one home run, and two RBI’s leading the Hawks to their first win of the season. In the four games Loftin played this week, he batted .500 AVG, with one HR, two RBI’s, one SB, and a .500 OBP.

Ben Abram SP: The righty starter from Oklahoma came back with a strong outing versus Orleans. Abram threw four innings allowing three runs, one earned run, and two strikeouts. The Hawks did lose that game against Orleans, but this shouldn’t diminish the impressive outing Abram threw.

Samuel Thoresen SP: The right handed starter from Minnesota had two stellar starts this week. Versus the Whitecaps, Thoreson did receive the loss, but pitched six innings giving up two earned runs, with seven strikeouts. After that outing, Thoresen came back at the end of the week to help the Hawks get their first win of the season. Against the Harwich Mariners in the second game of their doubleheader, Thoresen threw 5 stellar innings, allowing only one earned run, with another seven strikeouts, receiving his first win of the season.

Wareham Gatemen: 3rd place in West, 5-5-1, 3 L Streak

Braiden Ward CF/2B: Even though the Gatemen had a rough week with the weather and the standings, there were still some impressive performances from Braiden Ward. In all five games that Ward appeared in, he reached on base with at least one stolen base. Ward batted .294 AVG, with four RBI’s, and six SB in five games he played this week.

Brandon Pfaadt RHP: The Gatemen pitching staff had a very impressive week, posting a team ERA of 1.86. Pfaadt pitched 5 shutout innings, allowing only two hits with six strikeouts against an explosive Kettleers lineup.

Ian Bedell RHP: The right handed pitcher from Missouri Columbia University had an impressive start last week, despite the team not winning the game. Bedell tossed 5 shutout innings, allowing only three hits and one walk, with six strikeouts. Despite Bedell not receiving a win from his impressive outing, expect Bedell to be one of the aces of Wareham’s stellar pitching staff.

Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox: 3rd Place in East, 5-4-1, 1 W Streak

Andrew Eyster OF: The outfielder from South Carolina had a small sample size of playing this week, but made sure to capitalize. Eyster had a breakout performance in both of Y-D’s games. Eyster went two for three in both games. with a home run in each as well. In Eyster’s three games, he batted .500 AVG, three R, two HR, five RBI’s, .556 OBP, and a 1.250 SLG.

Noah Campbell IF: The switch hitting middle infielder from South Carolina Columbia had a couple impressive outings this week. Versus Orleans, Campbell displayed all aspects of his hitting, going three for five with three runs, one HR, three RBI’s, and three SB. In the four games Campbell played this week, he batted .500 AVG, with five R, one HR, three RBI’s, three SB, .545 SLG, and an .800 SLG.

Taylor Dollard RHP: The right handed pitcher from Cal Poly stood out this week. Dollard allowed only one hit in the two games he appeared in, receiving a crucial win for the team. Dollard had three IP, one H, and five K’s this week.

Harwich Mariners: 5th place in the East, 6-6-0, 1 L

Niko Kavadas IF: The infielder from Notre Dame had a very impressive week at the plate. His standout performance came against the Harbor Hawks, going two for two with one R, one BB, one HR, and two RBI’s. In the five games Kavadas played in, he batted .400 AVG, with one 2B, one HR, five RBI’s.

Jacob Palisch LHP: The Harwich Mariners’ pitching staff was stellar this past week, posting a team ERA of 2.85. The southpaw from Stanford made an impressive league debut. Palisch received a win in his first game, pitching four innings, and racking up four strikeouts.

Will Heflin LHP: The left handed pitcher from Tennessee only pitched once this week, but had a lights out performance. Heflin tossed 3.1 shutout innings, striking out seven batters.

Logan Allen SP: For the first named “Pitcher of the Week” this season, Allen has not slowed down. Allen has still not allowed an earned run. In his latest game, Allen went four innings, allowing two runs, two walks, and striking out seven.



Orleans Firebirds: 2nd place in East, 6-4-1, 2 W

Max Troiani CF: The Firebirds had a short schedule due to weather, but this didn’t stop the CF from Bentley University. In all four games, Troiani received a hit in each. Troiani hit .467 AVG, with one 2B, and one RBI.

Andrew Abbott LHP: The Orleans Firebirds pitching core has been nothing but dominant, posting an ERA of 0.00 this past week. On June 19th versus Hyannis, Abbot pitched three shutout innings, allowing one hit and four strikeouts.

Connor Pellerin RHP: The right handed reliever from Tulane University held his own this past week, allowing no runs in two appearances. In both outings, Pellerin gave up 0 runs while striking out 2 batters.

Bourne Braves: 4th place in the West, 4-5-0, 1 W

Alika Williams SS/2B: The middle infielder from Arizona State was on fire this week for the Braves. Williams recorded a hit in all four games he appeared in. Against the Anglers in the first game of their double header, Williams went two for four with one run, and a double. Williams batted .412 AVG, with three R, one 2B, and one RBI. This was a great week for Williams, showing off his consistent hitting and above-average fielding.

Harrison Rutkowski SP: The left handed starter from Rutgers only had one start this week, but it was a stellar one. Versus the Mariners, Rutkowski threw six shutout innings, allowing only three hits. His teammate Ryan Cusick did receive pitcher of the week, but Rutkowski should receive his praises as well.

Tyler Brosius RHP: The right handed reliever from Rhode Island University had two impressive outings out of the bullpen this week. In both games that Brosius pitched in, he earned two saves while allowing no hits.

Chatham Anglers: 1st Place in East, 6-4-1, 1 L

Spencer Torkelson 1B/OF: The star from Arizona State University came into the league just this week and has already been a huge part of the Anglers success. In all four games Torkelson has played in, he recorded a hit. He also hit a home run in each game of the Anglers’ double header against Bourne. Torkelson ended up batting .400 AVG, with four R, two 2B, two HR, seven RBI’s, three BB, with a .571 OBP, and a 1.200 SLG.

Ben Ramirez 3B/SS: The infielder from the University of Southern California had a good week at the plate. In four games, Ramirez batted .333, with four R, one HR, one RBI, and two BB.
 
Luke Bartnicki LHP: After the southpaw received a win in his latest outing, Bartnicki intended to replicate his performance. Against Bourne, the left handed pitcher from Georgia Tech went 3.1 innings, allowing one ER, with an impressive seven K’s. 


Falmouth Commodores: 2nd Place in the West, 4-4-1, 1 L

Trei Cruz SS/2B: The middle infielder from Rice University had two standout performances this week. Versus Wareham, Cruz went four for four with two RBI’s. On June 23 vs. the Yarmouth Dennis Red Sox, Cruz went two for two with three runs, one HR, three RBI’s, and a SB. By the end of the week, Cruz batted .667 AVG, with three R, one HR, five RBI’s, one SB, .583 OBP, and a 1.000 SLG.

Justin Wrobleski LHP: The southpaw from Clemson had a rough season debut, but came back strong in this weeks outing. Versus Y-D, Wrobleski pitched two shutout innings, allowing only one walk with four K’s.