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CBD Column: Breaking Down the CCBL All-Star Pitchers

The Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game took place last Friday evening at Fenway Park. The Eastern Division picked up the 4-1 victory over the Western Division behind some sloppy defense by the Western Division All-Stars and a homer from James Ramsey of Florida State. (Full Recap). Here are my Top Five Pitchers from the game.

1. Carter Capps (Mount Olive)- He was clearly the most dominant pitcher at the game as he consistently touched 97 MPH while making the CCBL All-Star Game hitters look horrible by striking out the side. Capps has had an outstanding summer with a 3-1 record and a miniscule 0.37 ERA with 24 strikeouts and one walk in 23 innings pitched. The Seattle Mariners selected him with the 121st overall pick of the 2011 MLB Draft. I expect that the Mariners will be able to meet his contract demands by the deadline.

2. Bobby Wahl (Ole Miss)- The Ole Miss RHP out of West Springfield High School in Springfield, Virginia was also impressive in his inning of action. He touched 96 with his fastball while tossing a perfect inning and striking out one batter. Wahl was a bit wild in his first season with the Rebels as he went 0-2 with a 4.80 ERA in 30 innings pitched. He has been better in the Cape this summer 1-1 including five saves with a 1.29 ERA in 15 appearances. He has struck out 36 batters while walking ten in 21 innings pitched.

3. Trevor Gott (Kentucky)- The Wildcats RHP worked a quick ninth inning pounding the strikezone with 1o strikes out of 13 pitches while striking out two batters in a perfect inning of work. Gott was mediocre in the collegiate season as he went 0-2 with a 4.72 ERA in 13.1 innings. He walked five batters and struck out 14 during the season. He has been better this summer in 17 appearances recording 11 saves with an ERA of 1.35. He has struck out 24 batters in his 20 innings pitched.

4. Ryan Eades (LSU)- He had an up and down season with the LSU Tigers making 18 appearances (six starts) while going 4-1 with a 4.81 ERA. He gave up 49 hits in only 41 innings pitched while striking out 31 batters while walking 18. Eades has improved this summer going a perfect 3-0 with an ERA of 0.84 in his seven appearances (six starts). He was able to pitch a perfect first inning in the Cape All-Star game, forcing two weak groundouts and striking out a batter.

5. Austin Voth (Washington)- He struggled mightily in his freshman season with the Huskies but did make a team high 13 starts (14 appearances) while going 2-5 with a 5.19 ERA in 69.1 innings. His biggest trouble was his batting average against which was at .296. Voth has worked out of the bullpen for the Brewster Whitecaps this summer, appearing in 14 games with an ERA of 1.98 while striking out 30 batters. He worked a perfect inning during the 2011 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game striking out a batter.

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