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Cape League Spotlight – 1990-94

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Article By: Mike Richard

June 27 – Bourne’s Carl Majesky strikes out 18 in a 3-1 win over Hyannis
June 28 – Bourne has seven stolen bases in game including five in the seventh inning of a 12-3 win over Falmouth
July 21 – Mark Smith of Wareham drives in seven runs in a 13-4 win over Cotuit
July 28 – Harwich hurler Brian Kenney pitches 12 shutout innings for the victory over Chatham, 1-0.
July 30 – Sandwich native Steve Corradi of the Bourne Braves, the first Cape Codder to make the All-Star team in almost a decade, scored the game-winning run in the fifth as the West upset the East 8-1 in the annual All-Star game.

June 24 – Chatham’s Steve Duda pitches the A’s first no-hitter since 1973 as he blanks Y-D, 5-0
July 1 – Bourne and Chatham play to a 3-3 tie after 13 innings
July 2 – Bourne plays back-to-back ties as its game with Cotuit is ended after nine innings in a deadlock, 4-4
July 10 – Brewster belts out 18 hits in a 17-0 win over Harwich
July 11 – After losing to Brewster the night before 17-0, Harwich snaps a ten-game losing streak with a 1-0 win over the Whitecaps
July 20 – In the Cape Cod Baseball All Star game at Guv Fuller Field in Falmouth, the East tops the West, 7-4
July 24 – Hyannis receives 15 walks off four different pitchers in a 10-3 win over Wareham
July 24 – Bourne’s Bill Wissler strikes out 15 batters in a 3-1 win over Chatham
July 28 – Scott Gentile of Falmouth earns his record tenth save of the season in a 7-6 win over Yarmouth-Dennis
Aug. 2 – Chatham unloads for 25 hits in a 19-4 win over Yarmouth-Dennis
Aug. 8 – Harwich sets the Cape League record for losses in the season with 33 dropping their final game of the season to Cotuit 9-1
Aug. 8 – Falmouth’s Scott Gentile sets a record for saves with his 12th of the season in a 4-3 win over Wareham. In the same game, the Gatemen hits its record-setting 27th triple of the season.

June 12 – Judy Walden Scarafile takes over as the first-ever female president of the Cape Cod Baseball League
June 14 – Falmouth and Orleans play the longest tie game in league history when their 3-3 tie is called after 17 innings. The longest game in league history also went 17 innings in 1982 as Falmouth beat Chatham, 7-6 in 17 innings. The old record is a 15-inning tie between Orleans and Chatham
June 20 – Orleans turns a triple play in a 6-5 loss to Bourne  
June 23 – Bourne’s Ron Villone strikes out 18 batters while shutting out Hyannis, 6-0
June 29 – Harwich snaps a ten-game losing streak to Bourne, 7-6  
July 9 – Scoreless through nine innings, Bourne and Yarmouth-Dennis wind up playing a 1-1 tie after ten innings
July 14 – Brewster pitchers throw seven wild pitches in 8-7 win over Y-D with Billy Wagner the chief culprit with six wild ones
July 16 – In another scoreless nine inning game played in a week’s time, Wareham nips Cotuit 1-0 in ten innings
July 19 – Brewster’s Billy Wagner strikes out 14 in a 4-3 win over Wareham
July 21 – Darrell Nicholas of Brewster pulls off a triple steal – of second, third and home – in a 3-1 win over Cotuit
July 25 – In the Cape League All Star game West beats East, 3-1
July 26 – Willard Brown of Bourne strikes out 15 in a 9-1 win over Falmouth
July 27 – Cotuit turns four double plays in a 2-0 win over Bourne
July 28 – In a game that was scoreless through ten innings, Chatham scores three runs in top of eleventh and then holds on to a 3-2 win over Falmouth
July 28 – Bourne has eight straight singles off Wareham’s Scott Brocail in the eighth inning but Wareham still wins, 11-9
July 29 – Brewster’s first seven batters reach base safely in an 8-1 win over Cotuit  
Aug. 2 – Yarmouth-Dennis pitchers issue 12 walks in a 10-9 loss to Orleans

June 14 – Hyannis commits nine errors in an 11-6 loss to Wareham
June 14 – Harwich snaps its own 20-inning scoreless streak with one run in first, but lose to Orleans 13-1
June 17 – Bourne tops Chatham, 5-3 in 15 innings
June 22 – Chatham issues 15 walks including five in the first inning of a 15-0 loss to Wareham
June 24 – Four of the five games played on this evening end in shutouts: Wareham 2 – Falmouth 0; Cotuit 6 – Bourne 0; Orleans 2 – Harwich 0; Hyannis 6 – Brewster 0; In the only non-shutout Y-D beats Chatham, 5-3
June 26 – Chatham erupts for ten runs in the first and 12 in the seventh of a 23-4 win over Wareham
July 25 – In the Cape League All-Star Game played in Wareham, the West beats the East, 9-3
July 29 – Hyannis pitcher Matt Morris throws a 4-0 rain-shortened no-hitter over Falmouth, 4-0 in a game called after six innings
Aug. 1 – Wareham’s Roy Marsh steals six bases in six attempts of a 5-4 win over Wareham. Marsh also set the single-season record with 48 stolen bases

June 19 – Harwich turns a record six double plays in an 8-1 win over Chatham
June 26 – Both teams combine to walk 20 batters as Falmouth beats Y-D, 16-10. In the game, Red Sox catcher Adam McCullough is charged with a record five passed balls
July 2 – Orleans and Brewster play to a 4-4 13-inning tie
July 4 – Bourne and Wareham are deadlocked after 15 innings, 4-4
July 20 – Four of the five games end in shutouts: Chatham 2 – Y-D 0; Falmouth 3 – Bourne 0; Hyannis 2 – Wareham 0; Brewster 9 – Cotuit 0. In the only non-shutout game, Orleans beats Harwich, 8-6
July 23 – The West is best in the annual Cape League All Star game, 6-1
July 26 – Brewster uses hidden ball trick to beat Y-D 4-3 as shortstop Augie Ojeda got runner off second base
July 27 – Yarmouth-Dennis pitcher Mark Watson throws the first no hitter in franchise history blanking Harwich, 6-0. Yarmouth’s last no-hitter (before merging with Dennis) came in 1970 when Fred Thatcher and Brian Martin teamed up to no-hit Chatham, 4-3 despite seven bases on balls.    
July 28 – Cotuit beats Hyannis 5-1 in 15 innings
July 30 – After a 15-inning loss two days ago Hyannis plays a 3-3 tie Bourne called after 14 innings
Aug. 1 – Falmouth’s Scott Winchester earns his Cape League record 13th save in an 8-1 win over Cotuit
Aug. 2 – Darrin Erstad of Falmouth is named the Cape Cod Baseball League MVP

No-Hitters (1990-94)
Date                    Pitcher                     Team        Opponent        Score
July 24, 1991    Steve Duda            Chatham     Y-D                  5-0
July 29, 1993    Matt Morris              Hyannis    Falmouth         4-0
July 27, 1994    Mark Watson           Y-D            Harwich           6-0

Cape League Records set (1990-94)
1990: Shutouts, pitcher – 4, Bryan Kenney, Harwich (tie)
1991: Team triples – 27, Wareham
1992: Road wins, team – 17, Cotuit (tie); Stolen bases – 48, Roy Marsh, Wareham; Triples – 8, Bruce Thompson, Hyannis (tie); Walks, team – 227, Orleans
1993: At bats – 191, Paul Orravinia, Orleans
1994: Doubles – 19, Dan Olson, Hyannis

Cape League Playoff Champions (1990-94)
1990    Yarmouth-Dennis beats Wareham, 2-1
1991    Hyannis sweeps Chatham, 2-0
1992    Chatham sweeps Cotuit, 2-0
1993    Orleans sweeps Wareham, 2-0
1994    Wareham sweeps Brewster, 2-0

Cape Leaguers to the Major League (1990-94)
1990 – Brewster: Garvin Alston, Rigo Beltran, Ricky Greene, Matt Herges, Lyle Moulton; Cotuit: Mike Buddie, Damon Buford, Doug Creek, Kevin Jarvis, Mike Matheny; Falmouth: Jim Mecir, Ozzie Timmons, Allen Watson; Harwich: Chris Pritchett, Mike Robertson; Hyannis: Jorge Fabregas, Doug Mirabelli, Kevin Polcovich, Joe Vitelo; Orleans: Angel Echevarria, Mike Kelly; Wareham: Chris Clapinski, Doug Glanville, Charlie Greene, Mark Smith, Brad Woodall; Y-D: Mark Piscotta, Mark Sweeney, Larry Thomas, Chris Turner  

1991 – Bourne    : Bob Higginson, Ed Gaillard, Bobby Higginson, Lou Merloni; Brewster: Garvin Alston, Roger Bailey, Chad Mottola, Ken Robinson, Andy Sheets, Mark Thompson; Chatham: Rodney Henderson, Scott Klingenbeck, Chris Michalak, Trey Moore, Todd Stevenson, Derek Wallace, Matt Williams; Cotuit: Mike Buddie, Robert K. Johns, Chris Widger; Falmouth: Mark Loretta; Harwich: Ryan D. Jackson, Adam Melhuse; Hyannis: Rich Aurelia, Brent Gates, Andrew Lorraine, Matt Luke, Jason Varitek, Don Wengert; Orleans: Willie Morales; Wareham: Brian J. Anderson, Chris Clapinski, Brad Clontz, Bobby Hughes, Allen McDill; Y-D: Alan Benes, Chad Fonville, Joe Johnson, Chris Peterson

1992 – Bourne    : Bill Mueller, Ron Villone; Brewster: Adam Melhuse, Billy Wagner; Chatham: Greg Norton; Cotuit: Jermaine Allensworth, Tim Kubinsky, Lou Merloni; Falmouth: Mark Loretta; Harwich: Eric Ludwick, Kevin Millar, Antone Williamson; Hyannis: Kimera Bartee, Jamie Bluma, Andrew Lorraine, John Ratliff, John Wasdin: Orleans: Wayne Gomes, Jay Payton, Brad Rigby, Kelly Wunsch: Wareham: Brian J. Anderson, Paul Bako, Scott Spezio, Mike Welch; Y-D: Todd Greene, Fred Rath, Jr.

1993 – Brewster: Geoff Blum, Brian Buchanan, Jason Rakers, Gary Rath; Chatham: Gabe Alvarez, Scott Schoenweis; Cotuit: Mark Belhorn, Jason Beverlin, Mike Jerzembeck, Jason McDonald, Scott Spezio; Falmouth: Darin Erstad; Harwich: Heath Murray; Hyannis: Casey Blake, Mike Metcalfe, Matt Morris, Jason Varitek; Orleans: Aaron Boone, Nomar Garciaparra, Jason LaRocca, Jay Payton, Rob Stanifer, Mike Welch; Wareham: Troy Brohawn, Tommy Davis, James Mann; Y-D: Chris Clemons, Carl Dale, Shane Monahan, David Neuhan

1994 – Bourne    : Jeremy Giambi, Mark Kotsay, Gabe Molina; Brewster: Sean Casey, Seth Gresinger, Augie Ojeda, Dusty Wathan; Chatham: Gabe Alvarez, Mike Lowell, Mike Moriarty, Ken Vining; Cotuit: Sean DePaula, Brett Laxton, Braden Looper, Brian Simmons; Falmouth: Darin Erastad, Cliff Brumbaugh, Mike Kinkade, Scott Winchester; Harwich: Mike Glavine, Eric Knott; Hyannis: Kris Benson, Carlton Loewer; Orleans: Todd Helton, Mickey Lopez, Andy Tracy; Wareham: Marlon Anderson, Nelson Figueroa, Brian McNichol, Matt Miller; Y-D: Cody McKay, David Neuhan, Russ Ortiz, Brett Reames, Mark Watson

Mike Richard is the official historian of the Cape Cod Baseball League and can be contacted by email at [email protected].