We start off the countdown today at number 100 with UC-Riverside RHP Matt Andriese. He is a junior from Redlands California where he attended Redlands East Valley High School. His high school days saw him earned three letters under Steve Hernandez. He help lead the Wildcats to a back to back Citrus Belt Championships in 2007 and 2008. Matt was named all-league in each of his three seasons while being named All-CIF during his final two seasons. In his senior campaign, he went an outstanding 9-2 with a 0.82 ERA which led to him being selected by the Texas Rangers in the 37th round.
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Matt Andriese, Cotuit RHP
The final Coca Cola Pitcher of the Week is Cotuit’s Matt Andriese (Cal Riverside), who earned the honor after shutting down Y-D’s offensive juggernaut in the first game of the Cape League Championship Series.
After Cotuit watched Y-D score 36 runs in its two-game sweep of Orleans, Andriese asked to take the ball in the first game of the championship. He did not disappoint, holding the Cape’s most feared offense to a meager three hits in a complete-game shutout. Thanks in part to Andriese’s workhorse performance, Cotuit was finally able to hoist the Arnold Mycock Trophy after falling short as Western Division champs in 2008 and 2009.
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SOUTH YARMOUTH —- The Cotuit Kettleers rode the arm of Matt Andriese (Cal Riverside) to a 3-0 win over Yarmouth-Dennis on Wednesday in Game 1 of the best-of-three Cape Cod Baseball League Championship Series at Red Wilson Field.
Andriese pitched a complete-game shutout to put his team one win away from the title. The series switches to Lowell Park for Thursday’s Game 2.
The Cotuit Kettleers and Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox will be starting the Cape Cod Baseball League Championship Series at 3pm today. The game will be broadcasted on WBZ.com with Scott Wahle doing Play by Play and John Garner doing color. Randy Fontanez (South Florida) has been named the starter for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox while Cotuit will send Matt Andriese (UC-Riverside) to the mound.
Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox 23 Orleans Firebirds 10
Orleans starting pitcher Martin Viramontes (Loyola-Marymount) had one of the worst pitching performances in recent memory on Monday evening in the Cape Cod Baseball League playoffs against the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. He ended up lasting only 0.2 innings giving up nine hits, one walk, and ten runs (all earned) as the Red Sox cruised to the 23-10 victory to take a 1-0 series lead.