07/10/2022 9:10 AM
Article By: Brian Butler
The Cape League saw an uptick in offense this week, with many extremely high-scoring games across the past few nights. With the draft on the horizon, be sure to stay up to date with the rosters, as many new players are being added to teams every day. As the league passes its halfway point, let’s take a look back at some of the standout players from the past seven days.
Bourne Braves (10-9-6): Evan Sleight: OF/C, Rutgers
The Braves’ bats have caught fire of late, and Evan Sleight has been a major factor in that outburst. Sleight slashed an absurd .579/.636/.895 mark over the past week, and ranked second on the week in runs created with 10.524. The Bourne outfielder hit safely in every appearance he made this week, with the final four being multi-hit outings, including two 3-4 performances. Sleight also added four RBI, three doubles, and a home run, all while striking out just once. The Rutgers product is currently riding a seven-game hitting streak that has seen his batting average rise to .353 for the campaign.
Brewster Whitecaps (11-9-5): Carson DeMartini, 3B/SS, Virginia Tech
Carson DeMartini provided a lot of everything at the plate this week for the Whitecaps. The Brewster infielder produced a triple-slash line of .400/.654/.667 across seven games, scoring eight runs in the process. DeMartini added a homer and six RBI to his season totals, while also stealing a whopping eight bases without being caught once. The Hokie also demonstrated his discipline at the dish by drawing ten walks, the most of any Cape League player this week.
Chatham Anglers (6-14-5): Cooper Ingle, C/OF, Clemson
Cooper Ingle put together a great week for Chatham. Ingle hit .353 this week for the Anglers, scoring three teams and delivering his first RBI of the season in dramatic fashion with a walk-off single on Saturday night. The Chatham catcher has walked more times (19) than he has struck out (17) so far this season, delivering a league-leading .447 on-base percentage across his 76 plate appearances.
Cotuit Kettleers (14-7-4): Tyler Johnson, 1B/LF, Coastal Carolina University
Tyler Johnson was incredible this week for Cotuit. The Chanticleer product crushed two homers this week, giving him a league-leading six on the campaign, while also hitting .455. Johnson put together three multi-hit performances, highlighted by an Independence Day outing in which he brought his own fireworks, going 4-4 with a double and a two-run blast, scoring twice and driving in three in the process. The Cotuit utilityman currently leads the league in isolated power (.404), is tied second in RBI (15), and ranks third in runs created (16.663).
Falmouth Commodores (10-13-2): Andrew Pinckney, OF, University of Alabama
Falmouth’s offense also surged this week, thanks in no small part to the contributions of Andrew Pinckney. The Commodore outfielder smacked three home runs this week, tied for the most in the circuit with his teammate Colby Halter, propelling him into a tie for third place in the league. Pinckney also added an incredible nine RBI, five of which came in a Fourth of July outing in which he also blasted two homers. The Crimson Tide product also added four stolen bags to his season total, and he has yet to be caught stealing on the campaign.
Harwich Mariners (8-12-5): Eric Reyzelman, RHP, Louisiana State University
Eric Reyzelman dominated in his lone appearance for the Mariners this week. The Harwich righty started their game Thursday night, going six innings while striking out ten, allowing just one hit and one earned run. Reyzelman has pitched 10.2 innings across two outings this season, holding opponents to a .147 batting average while allowing just two earned runs.
Hyannis Harbor Hawks (12-8-5): Nolan Schanuel, IF/OF, Florida Atlantic University
Nolan Schanuel absolutely crushed the ball for the Hawks this week. The Hyannis utilityman hit .412 on the week to go alongside a home run and seven RBI. Schanuel also put together a pair of multi-hit performances, as well as a pair of three-walk outings. Altogether, the Florida Atlantic product added seven hits and eight walks to his campaign, lifting his season triple-slash line to .256/.382/.354.
Orleans Firebirds (10-12-3): Donye Evans, RHP, Vanderbilt
Donye Evans appeared twice for the Orleans this week, and was equally impressive in both outings. The Firebird righthander tossed a combined 9.0 innings on the week, striking out ten opposing hitters while allowing just two hits. The outstanding week lowered Evans’s WHIP on the campaign to a paltry 0.88. Evans has allowed just one earned run across his 16 innings for Orleans this season, placing him in a tie for third in the league in ERA at 0.56, while his .115 batting average allowed ranks second.
Wareham Gatemen (10-2-3): Owen Diodati, OF, University of Oregon
Owen Diodati made his long-awaited return to the Cape League this past week, and wasted little time in making his mark for the Gatemen. The outfielder slashed .353/.389.529 across his first week for Wareham, adding two multi-hit games in the process. Diodati’s impressive opening week was highlighted by a 3-5 performance against Hyannis on Thursday night in which he homered and scored twice, adding three of his five RBI in the process.
Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox (13-8-4): Cole Carrigg, C/IF, San Diego State
Cole Carrigg makes his return to the weekly recap after a dominant fourth week for Y-D. Carrigg hit .360 on the week, adding seven RBI and three doubles. The Y-D utilityman added six steals to bring him into a tie for the league lead with 13. The San Diego State product is also currently ranked fifth in the league in batting average at .313, while his 25 hits place him in a tie for sixth.