The Cotuit Kettleers won the 2010 Cape Cod Baseball League title by grabbing a 6-0 victory over Yarmouth-Dennis to win Game 3 of the CCBL Championship Series. Brady Rodgers (Arizona State) started for the Kettleers going on 2.1 innings while giving up three hits and two walks but let up zero runs before being lifted for Nick Tropeano (Stony Brook). Tropeano would pitch the rest of the game for the Kettleers without giving up a hit while walking three batters to pick up the win.
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.
The Orleans Firebirds scored a single run in the top of the ninth inning to tie up the game at four and a single run in the tenth to pick up a 5-4 victory over the Brewster Whitecaps to advance in the Cape Cod Baseball League Playoffs. They will take on the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the next round.
The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee announced some recommendations for the 2011 season including a slight change to the obstruction rule. The major change is the fact that umpires will be enforcing a pitch clock during the season. The rules continues to be that the pitcher has to throw a pitch once every 20 seconds with no runners on base. The proposed rule will also make a 90 second time limit between innings for non-televised games while having a 108 second delay for televised games. Conferences could enforce the rules by putting up a pitch clock in the outfield. The changes still need to be approved by Playing Rules Oversight Panel at its August meeting but it is likely going to pass.
Cohl Walla, Brewster Whitecaps (Texas) 2-4, RBI
Zach Wilson, Wareham Gatemen (Arizona State) 2-4, double, BB
Chad Wright, Cotuit Kettleers (Kentucky) 3-4, double, BB, 2 SB
Aaron Westlake, Chatham Anglers (Vanderbilt) 2-4
Mike Nemeth, Bourne Braves (UConn) 2-4
Tyler Hanover, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox (LSU) 2-4
Jason Esposito, Orleans Firebirds (Vanderbilt) 2-4
Coastal Carolina 25 Stony Brook 7
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Top-seeded Coastal Carolina (53-9) had a stretch of scoring in the final seven innings of the game, including 10 in the third inning, to seize momentum from No. 4 Stony Brook (30-27) in a 25-7 elimination-game victory on Sunday, June 6, in the NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional at BB&T Coastal Field. The win advances Coastal to tonight’s 7 p.m. championship round game against College of Charleston.
Redshirt-freshman Jackson Geary (1-0) earned his first career win with four innings in relief of freshman starter Josh Conway. Geary allowed four runs (one earned) in his four innings of work with three hits and a walk. Conway went the first four innings with two hits and two runs allowed. Stony Brook’s Adam Brown (5-6) took the loss for the Seawolves, allowing eight earned runs in 3.2 innings pitched.
College of Charleston 16 Coastal Carolina 6
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — College of Charleston (44-17) put up an impressive offensive effort in defeating Coastal Carolina (52-8) by a 16-6 margin in the first winner’s bracket game of the Myrtle Beach Regional on Saturday, June 5 at BB&T Coastal Field. The Cougars will advance now to take on the winner of Sunday’s 1 p.m. elimination game between Coastal and Stony Brook at 7 p.m.
The Chanticleers took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Scott Woodward doubled to left field and advanced to third on a single. Woodward scored on a sacrifice fly from Tommy La Stella.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will be hosting an NCAA Regional this weekend at BB&T Coastal Field in Myrtle Beach SC. The other three teams in the regional are the number 2 seeded College of Charleston, number 3 seeded NC State, and Stony Brook rounds out the field as the fourth seed.
In an unpredictable America East baseball tournament, Stony Brook took the America East championship after beating Albany Friday afternoon, 4-2. This game marked only the third time in America East baseball history that neither one of the top two seeds were involved in the title game; heading into the tournament, the Seawolves had been ranked third, the Great Danes fourth.
The Seawolves, seeded third going into the tournament, were led by the performance of outfielder Pat Cantwell. The sophomore hit the winning two-run homer with only one out in the seventh inning. Continue reading