09/11/2010 9:25 AM
Article By:By NICOLE ALMEIDA
FALMOUTH--- Despite their valiant efforts, the Falmouth Commodores were swept by the Cape League champion Cotuit Kettleers in the first round of the playoffs.
It was a roller-coaster season for the Commodores. They were near the bottom of the West Division for most of the season before winning seven of their last 10 games to finish in second place.
Returning shortstop KC Serna (Oregon) led the team with his leadership skills and fielding, along with catcher Andrew Susac (Oregon State), who joined Serna at the All-Star game at Fenway Park and hit a team high five home runs on the season.
Also sparking the Commodores was infielder Barrett Barnes (Texas Tech) with 24 RBI, and right-hander Mark Pope (Georgia Tech), who recorded 42 strikeouts.
Infielder Kevin Medrano (Missouri State), sparked the West to a 5-0 win over the East in the All-Star Game and led the Commodores with a .321 batting average.
The Commodores featured some nail-biting games this season, including two that went 12 innings. The most notable was a 1-0 win in 12 over the Harwich Mariners, a game that boosted the players’ spirits and helped them through their mid-season lull.
The Commodores also held their first annual “Comedy for the Commodores” fundraiser, featuring three Boston comedians who entertained fans, family, and players for a successful night of mingling and laughing. Thanks go to Ballymeade Country Club, which made an amazing replica of Fenway Park, complete with bleachers and the Green Monster.