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Week # 5

07/21/2002 10:47 AM

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for immediate release: 21 July, 2002
Cape Cod Baseball League
Official Press Release
Week # 5 - Games 7/14-7/20

Sportsticker Selects Players of the Week: Orleans’ David Coffey and Wareham’s David Sanders have been named the Coca-Cola Batter and Pitcher of the week, respectively, for games played July 14 – July 20. 

     Coffey (Perry, GA/Georgia), a starter for the East All Stars, hit .421. In 5 games, the Cardinals’ outfielder was 8-for-19 with a double, 2 HR, 4 runs, 7 RBI and 1 stolen base. In addition, he was quad-named a Home Run hitter of the week.

     On the mound, David Sanders (Tulsa, OK/Wichita State) hurled a near perfect game against the Harwich Mariners on July 16. In the complete game effort, the West All Star selection allowed just 2 hits, no walks and struckout 8. 

     Joining Coffey, as the home run hitters this week are college teammate Lee Mitchell (Cotuit/Carterville, GA/Georgia), Cape teammate Brandon Boggs (Marietta, GA/Georgia Tech) and Y-D’s Wes Whisler (Noblesville, IN/UCLA). Each of the four cranked out two round-trippers.

     All Stars selected: The 10 field managers have made their selections for the 2002 All-Star Game which, will be held on July 27 at Whitehouse Field in Harwich.  *=starters 


West Division All Stars
Pos Name  Team
1B Vasili Spanos  Falmouth
2B Brian Ingram Cotuit
3B Brian Snyder Cotuit
SS Trey Webb Bourne 
DH Lee Mitchell Cotuit
C David Castillo Bourne
OF Dan Putnam Hyannis 
OF Pete Stonard Cotuit
OF David Murphy Wareham
P Matt Brown Bourne
West Division Reserve All Stars
Pos Name  Team
IF Matt Rogelstad Wareham
C Devin Ivany Falmouth
OF Jon Kaplan Falmouth
P Trent Peterson Hyannis
P Corey Hahn Hyannis
P Chris Ray  Bourne
P Adam Hanson  Cotuit
P Josh Banks Cotuit
P David Aardsma Falmouth
P David Sanders Wareham
P Kevin Guyette Wareham

Alternate West All Stars

P Chris Pillsbury Cotuit
P Brian Burks Wareham


East Division All Stars
Pos. Name  Team
1B Wes Whisler  Y-D
2B Chris Snavely  Harwich 
3B Brett Cooley Y-D
SS Matt Maniscalco Orleans
DH Cesar Nicolas Harwich
C Ryan Hanigan Orleans
OF Adam Bourassa Y-D
OF Jayce Tingler Brewster 
OF David Coffey Orleans
P Brian Rogers Orleans
East Division Reserve All Stars
Pos. Name  Team
IF Jeremy Cleveland Chatham
C Mitch Maier Harwich
OF Anthony Gwynn Brewster
P Tim Stauffer Chatham
P Brad Ziegler Harwich 
P John Hudgins Y-D
P Whitley Benson Orleans
P Taylor Tankersley Brewster
P Jamie Vermilyea Y-D
P Scott Baker Orleans
P Shaun Marcum Harwich

All Star Time Line:

1:00 Gates to Field Open
2:30 East Batting Practice/West autographs
3:15 West Batting Practice/East autographs
4:00  East Infield/Outfield
4:15 West Infield/Outfield
4:30  Baseball Factory Home Run Hitting
5:10  Infield Preparations
5:25 Onfield ceremonies
5:35  Skydiving team lands w/ball for 1st pitch, sponsored by Eye Health Services
5:40 Randy Shepard, CEO of Eye Health Services to receive baseball for first pitch
5:45 Introductions of all players and coaches 
5:50  Introduction of police and firefighters 
5:55 US Army Color Guard takes the field
5:55 National Anthem 
5:59 Merullos escorted to mound
6:00 Ceremonial first pitches
6:00 Managers & Umpires meet at home plate
6:05 Play ball!

    All Star Game to be televised on Fox SportsNet: The 2002 All Star Game will be aired and seen in more than 3,000,000 homes during prime time, Tuesday, July 30 from 7:30-10 p.m. and again on Saturday, August 3 at a time to be announced. 

     WXTK radio to broadcast All-Star Game: WXTK (95.1) will broadcast the game live immediately following the Red Sox-Tigers game. Geoff Converse and John Garner, the League’s Director of Broadcasting will announce the game,

     Keyspan Homeruns for Housing Update: There were 15 home runs this past week to bring the league total to 119. That means a $11,900 donation from Keyspan for the Housing Assistance Corporation. 

     Harwich All-Star Can Do It All: Shaun Marcum, a member of the Eastern All-Star team, can do it all. He is the starting shortstop for the Harwich Mariners and one of the top closers in the league. A member of the South West Missouri University team during the spring, Marcum has posted a low 0.47 ERA in the 19.1 innings he’s pitched. He has only allowed one run. Shaun has a .197 batting average, with 11 hits and one homerun. Shaun has impressed many Mariner fans with his versatility, and will be a valuable asset during the All-Star game in Harwich. ~Sarah Hinkley

     Former Cape League President and Orleans’ GM honored before game: Russ Ford, who will be inducted in the Cape League Hall of Fame in November, threw out the first pitch on Saturday prior to the Chatham vs. Orleans game at Eldredge Park. Also on the mound were former Cardinals’ managers John Castlebury and Tom Yankus.

     Oh say she can sing: Longtime Cape League scout Ty Brown’s niece, Anne Driscoll sang the national anthem at the July 20th Orleans’ game. 

Contact: Missy Alaimo, PR- Media Relations (508) 633-0684