07/06/2005 11:17 AM
for immediate release: 6 July, 2005
4th Annual "Cape League Baseball returns to Sandwich"
Presented by The Community Bank, the game takes place Monday, July 11 beginning at 7 p.m. at Sandwich High School’s Fenton Field. (Kid’s clinic at 5:30 and pre-game show at 6:45 p.m.)
Located at Sandwich High School off Exit 3, Route 6, the game features the Hyannis Mets hosting the West Division rival Falmouth Commodores.
“This is our fourth year working with the Hyannis Mets to bring a Cape League game to Sandwich,” said David Curtis, President/CEO for The Community Bank. “We enjoy participating in events or programs that benefit children. It gives the Cape League some exposure in Sandwich and in many cases, a first time experience for Sandwich families.”
Last season, the Monday night game between Hyannis and the Wareham Gatemen drew approximately 2,500 fans. In 2003, Hyannis hosted the arch-rival Cotuit Kettleers and that drew an overflow Saturday night crowd of approximately 3,000 fans, while the 2002 contest between the Mets and the Bourne Braves attracted 1,800 people.
“It’s been a ‘homerun’ each year and we’re shooting for another,” said Debra Woodman, Chair of the Sandwich Visitor Services Board. “This has been a great opportunity, not only for our visitors, but for our residents as well. In fact, Sandwich doesn’t have it’s own team, so it’s fair game on who will be routing for who. Bring the kids to the clinic at 5:30 and it’s great opportunity for autograph and accessibility to future major league stars. Relax with family and friends, watch this favorite pastime in the oldest town on Cape Cod… it won’t get much better than that.”
There will be a kids’ clinic conducted by the Hyannis Mets with the players and coaches at 5:30 on the adjacent field in Sandwich before the game. Admission and parking are free. Food will be available through the Sandwich High Boosters Club.
The game will be broadcast on Sandwich Community Television and can also be heard on Free Teamline with links from www.capecodbaseball.org or www.hyannismets.org. For more information, visit the Hyannis Mets on line or call The Community Bank at 508-833-5111.