Hyannis Harbor Hawks

New Field Ribbon Cutting
Posted Jun 29, 2019

HYANNIS — The old scoreboard is still there in right field. The lights are out now. The spots for “Guest” and “Hyannis” and at-bats, inning number and count never to flicker on again. Now, it’s just a vestige, a relic, a blue block of wood.

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Hyannis Manager. Gassman Resigns

HYANNIS — The Hyannis Harbor Hawks have begun searching for a replacement for their longest-serving coach, field manager Chad Gassman.

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Improvements Planned

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks have received a $700,000 grant to make improvements at Judy Walden Scarafile Field at McKeon Park.

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Women In CCBL

Judy Walden Scarafile got her start as a scorekeeper and baseball writer for her high school newspaper. When she got to college at the University of Connecticut, she brought her portfolio — "a glorified scrapbook in those days," she says — to the sports editor and asked to cover the baseball team.

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A call from the Cape

"As he waited, Bradley’s thoughts may have drifted to much earlier in the day, which began with a phone call back on the Cape from Tino DiGiovanni, one of his family hosts in 2009 when Bradley played for the Hyannis Mets."

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Journey to the Bigs

Get a small glimpse into what it takes to be part of the Cape Cod Baseball League! Make sure you are watching or set those DVRs, this is something you don't want to miss!

CAPE COD: A JOURNEY TO THE BIGS premieres Tuesday, April 17 on FS1 at 11:00 PM ET.

The special also airs on FOX Sports regional networks on Wednesday, April 18 (check local listings).

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Alumni Devin Smeltzer

“We hear hundreds of stories every year about Major Leaguers visiting children in need. It isn't every day, however, that one of those kids ends up becoming a professional baseball player himself.”

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Game 44: Harbor Hawks end season on high note in win over Y-D

Riding high after a thrilling 1-0 victory versus Y-D the night before, the Harbor Hawks traveled to Red Wilson Field to take on the Red Sox at their home park in their final game of the season on Wednesday. Excelling in all phases of the game, Hyannis ran away with a 9-3 victory to end the season on a two-game winning streak.

Hunter Goodman (Memphis) kicked off the festivities with a bang in the top of the first inning, launching a two-run home run to center field after Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) led the game off with a single. The blast was Goodman's eighth of the summer, good for a tie for second place in the CCBL. The two RBIs also moved him to 37 on the season, the highest mark in the league. Hyannis continued their early offensive success in the second inning, when Ian Fair (Northeastern) drove in Jackson Olson (Hartford) and Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) with a single to give his team a 4-0 lead.

The Red Sox battled back in the bottom of the frame, scoring three runs on a bases-loaded walk, groundout, and wild pitch to reduce the deficit to just one run. Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) ensured it wouldn't stay that way for long, leading off the top of the third inning with a solo shot to center field to extend the Harbor Hawks' lead to 5-3.

It was smooth sailing from there for the Harbor Hawks, who used shutdown pitching to keep the dangerous Y-D bats off the board. After allowing three runs - all unearned due to the baserunners already being in play when he entered the game - in the second inning, Tyler Drabick (Kent State) came back out for the third inning and threw a scoreless frame. Mitch McIntyre (BYU), Angus McCloskey (Pace), and Trevor DeLaite (Maine) went on to combine for six shutout innings to close out the game, each allowing just one hit apiece. McIntyre, who allowed just two baserunners in his two innings of relief, was awarded the win.

Trevor Hauver provided Hyannis with some breathing room in the top of the fifth inning. Fair reached on a throwing error by the shortstop, Goodman singled, and DeSantolo drew a walk, loading the bases. Hauver proceeded to step to the plate and rocket a grand slam over the fence in right field, the deepest part of the park. The blast was Hauver's second grand slam of the summer, after he hit one as part of a seven-RBI night in a victory over Falmouth on June 26. Hauver's shot brought the Harbor Hawks' lead to 9-3, where it would stay for the rest of the game.

Hauver also had a single, was hit by a pitch, and drew a walk on the night, moving him into sole possession of the league lead in that category with 29. DeSantolo added a double to his home run and walk, and Servideo and Rowdey Jordan (Mississippi State) rounded out the offense with pair of late-game singles. Cole Pletka (Dayton) got the start for the Harbor Hawks, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks in 1+ innings of work.

Hyannis finishes the year on a two-game win streak and three-game point streak, having defeated the Red Sox the night before and tied with Falmouth in the second game of a doubleheader on Monday. Their final record stands at 9-32-3, not enough to qualify for the Cape League playoffs. Despite a suboptimal season, the Harbor Hawks flew off into the sunset with their heads held high as they closed out their summer in winning fashion.

July 31st, 2019

Byline: Matt Neiser

 
Game 43: Near Perfect Pitching Display for Final Home Game

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks looked to end their season on a high with their final home game at McKeon Park against the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. Coming off of a tie against the Falmouth Commodores, the Harbor Hawks were able to build upon the result with a win against the Red Sox. Hyannis beat Yarmouth-Dennis one to nothing, courtesy of excellent pitching and stellar defensive play.

Tommy McCollum (Wingate) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, pitching a scoreless first with one hit given up and one strikeout. The right hander picked up where he left off in the second, pitching a solid inning including another strikeout and no runs given up. His quickest inning came in the third, throwing six pitches to retire the side on a ground out and two fly outs. McCollum continued his dominant display through the fourth, with yet another scoreless inning and another strikeout to his name. Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) helped his pitcher at the start of the fifth with a brilliant throw from short, leading to a flawless inning for the Harbor Hawk pitcher. The North Carolina native ended his time on the mound with a fly out, strikeout, and groundout to wrap up the sixth. McCollum finished his near perfect pitching display with six innings pitched, only one hit given up, and four strikeouts. Landon Kelly (Memphis) took over in the seventh, retiring the Red Sox in order on only nine pitches. Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) kicked off the eighth with an excellent catch on the warning track, followed by two ground outs for Kelly. Jordan Westburg prevented a leadoff baserunner in the ninth with a cannon from short stop. While Bryce Teodosio (Clemson) capped off the game with possibly the play of the season, a diving catch in center field followed by a laser to first catching the base runner. Kelly closed out the game with three innings pitched and no hits given up, replicating McCollum's outing with a brilliant display of his own. The Harbor Hawk pitching staff saved their best performance for the last home game of the season, giving up only one hit and one walk on the night.

Due to their sensational game defensively, the Harbor Hawks only needed one run to win the game Tuesday night. Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) was the only run on the night, scoring after his double in the fourth on an infield error from the Red Sox. Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) also contributed with a double in the fifth, while Lucas Dunn (Louisville) had two singles on the night. Ian Fair (Northeastern) and Hunter Goodman (Memphis) both supported the hit column with singles in the first inning. Trevor Hauver, Lucas Dunn and Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) all drew walks against the Red Sox pitching staff. The Harbor Hawks ended with one run on six total hits and an error from the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox.

Both teams displayed excellent pitching performances, leaving limited offensive moments in the game. The Harbor Hawks were able to put runners on second and third base in the first inning, but they were left stranded due to the Red Sox starting pitcher. Hyannis was able to take the lead in the fourth on a double from Trevor Hauver, leading to him scoring on an error from the second basemen off a ball hit by Jackson Olson (Hartford). The game ended one to nothing courtesy of near perfect displays from Tommy McCollum and Landon Kelly, providing a positive end at McKeon Park for the Harbor Hawks.

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks look to finish the season strong with another win away at Yarmouth-Dennis this time, first pitch takes place at 5 pm.

July 30th, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 42: Hyannis Adds Another Point after Second Tie with Falmouth

In the sixth and final matchup of the 2019 summer between the Harbor Hawks and Falmouth Commodores, the two division rivals played it out to a tie at Guv Fuller Field, with the game going final in seven innings by a score of 5-5.

In what was a roller coaster ride of a day for Hyannis, coach Chad Gassman handed the ball to RHP Kyle Murphy (Northeastern) on the road making his third start of the season. His Hyannis teammates wasted little time getting him a cushion to sit on, as the visiting Harbor Hawks jumped on Falmouth's All-Star hurler Logan Hofmann in the first inning. A double from Hunter Goodman (Memphis), followed up by an RBI single from Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) put Hyannis on the board 1-0. Trevor Hauver added one additional hit on the board before Hofmann was able to escape any further trouble.

Murphy took the hill in the bottom of the first and was rather impressive, firing a 1-2-3 frame, and striking out the side in the process.

The right-hander worked into the bit of trouble in the second however, as Falmouth quickly revved the engines on offense, striking for 2 runs off a single courtesy of Austin Masel. The Commodores took that 2-1 lead into the third inning, but the Hyannis bats would not go down quietly. Jared DeSantolo stepped to the plate again with two on and 1 out in the third a cracked his second straight single in as many at-bats, and notched his second RBI of the night to pull Hyannis even 2-2. Later in the inning, the Harbor Hawks still weren't done, as Jackson Olson (Hartford) drove the first pitch from Falmouth reliever Bradley Littleton over the wall in right-center to put the Hawks up 5-2.

That lead was the first and only of the day over the Commodores for Hyannis, as the wheels started to come off for starter Kyle Murphy in the fourth. Murphy would get back-to-back outs to start the inning, but the Commodores rallied for some two-out damage thanks to a single from Tim Tawa to center that plated a pair of runs to make the Hyannis lead 5-4.

A leadoff walk to Zach Deloach, followed up by a grounder to second would end the night for Murphy after 4.1 IP, as Gassman called upon Tyler Drabick (Kent State) out of the bullpen. Troy Claunch dug into the box and put a single into right field to score Deloach from third to tie the game 5-5. That score would wind up going final as neither offense could get anything going down the stretch as the game drew to a close.

Hyannis picked up another point with their third tie of the summer, and with a record of 7-32-3 they'll return home to McKeon Park tomorrow for the final home contest of the season against the YD Red Sox.

Date: July 29, 2019

Byline: Brendan Howe

 
Game 41: Three-homer inning not enough to topple Falmouth in first game of doubleheader

The Harbor Hawks took part in a doubleheader for the second-straight day on Monday, this time facing the Falmouth Commodores, beginning with a noontime start for game one at McKeon Park. Hyannis pulled close with a five-run fifth inning after falling behind early, but the Harbor Hawks were unable to overcome the deficit as they dropped game one 9-5.

The Commodores wasted no time jumping out into the lead. After an RBI single in the first inning opened the scoring, a grand slam from Blake Dunn blew the game open and gave Falmouth a 5-0 lead in the second. Falmouth extended their lead to 6-0 on another home run in the fourth inning, a solo shot from Kevin Kendall. Continuing to pile on, the Commodores made it 8-0 with a pair of RBI singles an inning later.

Despite the deficit, an explosive fifth inning from the Harbor Hawks kept the game interesting. On the first pitch of the frame, Brooks Carlson (Samford) blasted a solo home run to deep right-center field. Jackson Olson (Hartford) and Bryce Teodosio (Clemson) followed up with a couple of singles, setting the stage for Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) to launch a three-run shot of his own. Immediately after, Ian Fair (Northeastern) hit the Harbor Hawks third round-tripper of the inning over the right field fence. Hunter Goodman (Memphis) nearly made it three home runs in a row with a deep drive to center field, but it came up just short of the fence. When the dust settled, Hyannis came away with a five-run inning that cut the Falmouth lead to 8-5.

The away team lengthened their lead to 9-5 in the top of sixth inning by drawing a bases-loaded walk off reliever Kyle Whitten (Virginia). The score would stay that way the rest of the game, as the bats dried up for the Harbor Hawks over the last two innings. A Jordan Westburg single represented Hyannis' only baserunner in the sixth and seventh frames, leading to a final score in the seven-inning game of 9-5 in favor of the Commodores.

Starting pitcher Patrick Fredrickson (Minnesota) was roughed up in 4.1 innings, allowing seven hits, four walks, and seven runs while striking out three. Fredrickson had his best inning in the third, striking out two batters while retiring the side in order. Whitten allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three in 2.2 innings of relief.

Westburg had a great all-around game, going two-for-three with a walk while driving in three runs thanks to his fourth home run of the summer. Lucas Dunn (Louisville) drew two walks in the contest. Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) drew a walk of his own as well, his 27th of the summer. The base on balls moved Hauver into sole possession of second place in the CCBL in total walks.

The Harbor Hawks dropped to 7-32-2 with the loss. After the game, the teams both traveled to Falmouth for game two of the doubleheader at the Commodores' home park.

July 29th, 2019

Byline: Matt Neiser

 
Game 39 and 40: Back-to-back jacks earn Hyannis tie as part of doubleheader

After facing off in Wareham the night before, the Harbor Hawks and the Wareham Gatemen switched venues for a doubleheader at McKeon Park on Sunday. Wareham won convincingly in game one by a score of 7-1, but Hyannis stole a 3-3 tie in game two thanks to some late-game heroics.

The Gatemen struck the first blow in game one, taking a 2-0 lead courtesy of a pair of solo home runs from Dallas Beaver and Zack Mathis in the second inning. Hyannis would get one run back an inning later. Jackson Olson (Hartford) led off the inning with a double, and Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) moved him to third base as he reached first on a ground ball thanks to an error by the Wareham shortstop. With runners on the corners, Ian Fair (Northeastern) sliced a ball to right field, allowing Olson to tag up and score on the sacrifice fly.

Fair's RBI cut the Gatemen's lead to 2-1, but that was as close as Hyannis would get. An RBI double in the fourth inning extended their lead to 3-1 before four separate scoring plays an inning later put the game out of reach at 7-1.

Though the Harbor Hawks wouldn't score any more runs in the game, they still made some memorable highlights down the stretch. Rigsby Mosley (Troy) moved from right field onto the mound in the sixth inning, making his first career pitching appearance in either college or the Cape League. Mosley pitched two scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one walk and a hit in the sixth inning and retiring the side in order in the seventh. Joe Sullivan (Lasell), a Sandwich native who has been a bullpen catcher for Hyannis since high school and was recently added to the active roster, was called upon to catch the seventh inning for Mosley. Despite the pair's impressive display, Wareham emerged victorious in game one with a 7-1 win.

Starting pitcher Landon Kelly (Memphis) was saddled with the loss after he threw four innings for the Harbor Hawks, allowing four runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four. TJ Stuart (Manhattan) pitched one inning in relief of Kelly before Mosley took the mound, getting tagged for three runs.

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After Wareham broke out for seven runs in the matinee, game two of the doubleheader was much more of a pitcher's duel. The first run was not scored until the fifth inning, when the Gatemen took the lead. Though Wareham added two more runs themselves, back-to-back home runs from the Harbor Hawks late in the game erased that lead as the game ended in a 3-3 tie.

Hyannis starter Joseph Quintal (Fordham) was spectacular throughout his appearance. Through three innings, Quintal had already struck out five batters without giving up a hit. His no-hit bid was broken up by a leadoff single in the fourth inning, but a double play quickly erased the baserunner. Quintal got in a bit of trouble after issuing a pair of two-out walks, but the righty was able to get himself out of the jam without allowing a run. Quintal was replaced by Angus McCloskey (Pace) in the top of the fifth inning with one out and a runner on second base. After stealing third base, that runner crossed the plate to put Wareham on the board on a single from Matt McLain. Wareham used a two-RBI triple that stayed just fair down the first-base line to extend their lead to 3-0 an inning later.

Hyannis would not go quietly into the night, however. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Hunter Goodman benefitted from a dropped pop-fly to reach base safely with two outs. Harbor Hawks head coach Chad Gassman proceeded to pull the perfect strings, first by pinch hitting Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) for Brooks Carlson (Samford). DeSantolo waited for the perfect pitch before unloading on one right in his wheelhouse, sending it over the right-field fence for a two-run home run. Gassman then sent Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) to the plate as a pinch hitter, and Hauver delivered with a home run of his own, tying the game at three runs apiece.

Though both put two baserunners aboard, neither team could pull ahead in the seventh inning. A rule recently implemented by the CCBL meant the game could not go to extra innings, so the contest ended in a 3-3 tie.

With the loss and tie, Hyannis moves to 7-31-2 on the season. They'll tackle their second-straight doubleheader and third in five days on Monday, staging a home-and-home set against the first-place Falmouth Commodores. Game one will be held at McKeon Park at 12 p.m., while game two will take place at Arnie Allen Diamond at 6 p.m.

July 28th, 2019

Byline: Matt Neiser

 
Game 38: Hitting Spree in Fourth and Fifth Puts Wareham Ahead

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks took on the Wareham Gatemen Saturday night, hoping to bounce back from their defeat to the Brewster Whitecaps the night before. Unfortunately the game did not go as planned, ending in a nine to one defeat for the Harbor Hawks.

Glen Albanese (Louisville) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, making quick work of the Gatemen in the first with three fly outs. The right hander walked the first batter he faced in the second, before responding with back to back strikeouts and closing out the inning with a fly out. He then started the third off with a fly out, prior to conceding one run on back to back singles and a sacrifice fly. The Louisville pitcher ran into some trouble in the fourth, giving up a leadoff walk followed by a double to put runners on second and third with no outs. Wareham put four runs past Albanese in the fourth, he was able to end his reign on the mound with a strikeout to get out of the inning. Trevor DeLaite (Maine) relieved Albanese in the fifth, loading the bases and conceding four runs on four hits before ending the inning on a strikeout. Mitch McIntyre (BYU) took the mound in the sixth, pitching a quick inning including a strikeout. He then replicated his performance in the seventh with another quick inning, including yet another strikeout. Angus McCloskey came in to finish the game in the eighth, retiring the side and adding a strikeout to his name. The Harbor Hawk pitching staff ended the game with nine runs given up on ten hits, racking up eight strikeouts.

Hyannis continued their common theme of keeping the hit column within close range, totaling seven hits to Wareham's ten hits. Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) took matters into his own hands in the top of the eighth with a solo home run to right field, putting the Harbor Hawk's only run on the board. Servideo also added a single earlier in the fifth inning, doing his best to led the Hyannis offense for the night. The rest of the Harbor Hawk's hits were all singles spread throughout the innings. Rowdey Jordan (Mississippi State) kicked things off with a single in the third, but was left stranded on first to end the inning. Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) and Ian Fair (Northeastern) both had singles in the fourth, while Hunter Goodman (Memphis) and Jackson Olson (Hartford) each had singles in the ninth.

Both pitchers started off strong in the first two innings, before Wareham scored their first run of the game in the third inning. The Gatemen extended their lead in the fourth, adding four runs on four hits. Hyannis came close to scoring in the fourth with runners on second and third with no outs, unfortunately the runners were left stranded. Wareham went on to break the game wide open in the fifth, racking up four more runs to make the score nine to nothing. The Harbor Hawks added their first run on the board in the eighth inning, courtesy of a solo home run by Anthony Servideo (Mississippi). Hyannis put up a fight in the ninth, but were unable to bat the two baserunners they had in. The game ended in a nine to one defeat for the Harbor Hawks.

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks look to reply with a win in their rematch at home against the Gatemen tomorrow in the first game of their double header, first pitch takes place at 3 pm.

July 27, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 37: Successful Christmas in July Ends in Defeat for Hyannis

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks hosted Christmas in July at their home field of McKeon Park on Friday night. Many notable attractions included a book giveaway from the Barnstable Teacher's Association, a Christmas t-shirt toss, a snow cone machine, and Santa Claus accompanying the winner of a local reading log competition to throw out the first pitch. Although the event was a success, Hyannis was unable to carry this over to the field. The game resulted in a eight to one defeat courtesy of four home runs from the Brewster Whitecaps.

Cole Pletka (Dayton) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, setting the tone with a dominant first inning including two fly outs and a ground out. He followed up in the second with another solid inning, striking out the first batter and closing out the inning with the help of a bare handed grab from Jackson Olson (Hartford). The right hander picked up right where he left off in the third, leading off the inning with a pair of strikeouts before giving up a two out double. He ended the inning with an infield pop out, stranding the runner on second base. The Dayton pitcher struggled in the fourth, allowing a leadoff hit followed by a bunt single to put runners on first and second with no outs. Brewster was able to put four runs past Pletka, highlighted by a three run home run to center field. Lucas Dunn (Louisville) helped his pitcher with an excellent catch to get the first out of the inning, leading to the inning ending on two more fly outs. His time on the mound ended in the sixth, after giving up a solo home run before closing out the fifth inning. Tyler Drabick (Kent State) took the mound in the top of the sixth, striking out the first two batters he faced before giving up a solo shot to left field. He pitched a solid inning in the seventh, adding two more strikeouts bringing his total to four in two innings. David Moore (Pittsburgh) relieved Drabick in the eighth, conceding a solo home run to left field but capping off the inning with a strikeout to limit the damage. Kyle Whitten (Virginia) closed out the game for the Harbor Hawks in the 9th, allowing a run on one hit and a pass ball. The Harbor Hawk pitching staff ended with eight runs given up, ten hits, and nine strikeouts.

Although the Harbor Hawks racked up eight hits on the night, Hyannis was only able to put one run on the board. Our only run of the game came courtesy of Lucas Dunn (Louisville) with an RBI single in the sixth, scoring Ian Fair (Northeastern). Fair not only was a run, but also contributed with two hits: a single in the fourth and a double in the sixth. Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) added a double to his name in the fifth, as well as a walk in the third. Other contributors included Hunter Goodman (Memphis) with two singles on the night, Jackson Olson (Hartford) with a walk and a single, and Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) with a single in the fourth.

Both pitchers started off hot, pitching a shut out through three innings of play. Hyannis was able to put runners on first and second in the third inning, but to no avail. Brewster broke the duct in the fourth, scoring four runs highlighted by a three run home run. They went on to extend their lead in the fifth with a solo shot, making the game five to nothing at the time. The Whitecaps hit another solo home run in the sixth, bringing their total to three home runs on the night and furthering the gap in the game. The Harbor Hawks responded with a run of their own led by an RBI single by Lucas Dunn, scoring Ian Fair. Brewster added one run in the eighth on another solo home run and one run in the ninth to put the game out of doubt, resulting in a eight to one defeat for the Harbor Hawks.

On a lighter note, catcher Joe Sullivan (Lasell) has signed with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks to end the season. Sullivan is a local player from East Sandwich and has worked his way up over the years within the Hyannis organization. He spent a few seasons working as an Intern for the Harbor Hawks, progressing to bullpen catcher before signing as a player on the team. The Senior catcher from Lasell attended Sandwich High School, and will be representing the native players within the Cape Cod Baseball League. Sullivan will be hoping to earn an opportunity to showcase his talents as the season comes to a close.

The Harbor Hawks hope to gain some momentum towards the end of their season against the Gatemen tomorrow night in Wareham, first pitch takes place at 6:45 pm.

July 26th, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 35 and 36: Harbor Hawks swept by Bourne in post-storm doubleheader

Following a postponed game the day before, the Harbor Hawks and the Bourne Braves partook in a doubleheader at Doran Park on Thursday. Despite holding leads in both games, Hyannis was unable to retain their advantages as they dropped both contests.

Game one of two began at 4 p.m., and the Harbor Hawks wasted no time getting on the board. With one out in the top of the first inning, Ian Fair (Northeastern) legged out a triple to right field. A passed ball two at bats later allowed Fair to score, putting Hyannis in front 1-0. Bourne immediately responded in the bottom of the frame, evening the game at one run apiece as Jimmy Glowenke drove in Cody Morissette with an RBI single.

Continuing his stellar summer, Hunter Goodman (Memphis) drove in Bryce Teodosio (Clemson) with a single in the third inning to reclaim the lead for the Harbor Hawks. They would keep that lead for an inning and a half, relinquishing it on a leadoff solo home run from Glowenke in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Braves turned the tide in their favor for good the next inning, using an RBI single from Glowenke to take the lead before an error allowed an additional run to cross the plate, extending the lead to 4-2.

That unearned run ended starting pitcher Konnor Ash's day. The righty exited the game after 4.2 innings having allowed four runs (three earned). With four strikeouts on the day, Ash brought his total on the season to 40 - the highest mark in the Cape League. Ash was replaced by Patrick Fredrickson (Minnesota), who struck out the first batter he faced to end the inning. Fredrickson went on to allow just a walk in the sixth inning, keeping the Harbor Hawks in striking distance with his scoreless, hitless performance. However, Hyannis was unable to stage a comeback. After they put men on the corners through a Lucas Dunn (Louisville) walk and Jackson Olson (Hartford) single in the seventh inning, a strikeout ended the doubleheader-shortened game as Bourne secured the 4-2 victory.

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Game two of the doubleheader began in similar fashion to the first, with both teams plating runs in the first inning. Following a single from Rigsby Mosley (Troy), Goodman crushed his seventh home run of the season to left field to put the Harbor Hawks ahead at 2-0 in the top of the first. Morissette led off the bottom of the frame for Bourne with a deep shot to left field that one-hopped the fence for a ground-rule double, scoring on a Jud Fabian single two batters later.

Both offenses quieted down over the next few innings. Harbor Hawks starter Tommy McCollum (Wingate) pitched a scoreless second inning before being relieved by Jonah Scolaro (Florida State) after giving up a leadoff single to Bourne in the home half of the third inning. Scolaro came out of the bullpen on fire for Hyannis, retiring the first seven batters he faced - five of them on strikeouts - before finally giving up a single with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Brandon, Florida native added a sixth strikeout for the second out of the inning before giving up a game-tying RBI single to Glowenke.

Kyle Murphy (Northeastern) was called upon to get Hyannis out of the jam with two outs and runners on first and second base. After giving up a walk to Jared Poland, Murphy found himself locked in a battle with Nick Brueser at the plate. Eight pitches into the at bat, the count sat at three balls and two strikes. With the bases loaded and two outs on the board, Murphy fired home pitch number nine, forcing Brueser into a check swing that he, upon an appeal to the umpire at first base, was unable to hold up. The strikeout allowed Murphy and the Harbor Hawks to escape the inning with the game tied at 2-2.

Riding the wave of momentum from Murphy's emphatic punchout, the Hyannis offense sprung back to life in the top of the sixth inning. Jordan Westburg (Mississippi), Mosley, and Fair reached base on a walk, single, and walk, respectively, loading the based with no outs. Goodman then came through again for the Harbor Hawks, driving in Westburg with a groundout for his third RBI of the game. Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) proceeded to reach base on an error by the Bourne first baseman, allowing Mosley to score. A pair of strikeouts ended the inning, but not before Hyannis retook the lead at the score of 4-2.

That lead was short-lived, however, as a two-RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the inning allowed the Braves to tie the game at 4-4. Landon Kelly (Memphis) relieved Murphy with two outs, inducing a groundout to end the inning. After both sides went scoreless in the seventh, the game went to extra innings. Goodman reached second base in the top of the eighth after his pop-up was dropped by the second baseman, but the Harbor Hawks couldn't muster any other offense. With the bases loaded in the home half of the inning, Glowenke recorded his fifth RBI of the two-game day on a walk-off sacrifice fly to center field, ending the nail-biter at the score of 5-4 in the eighth.

With his combined four RBIs on the day, Goodman brought his total on the summer to a league-leading 35 - a whopping seven ahead of the next highest player in the CCBL - while his seven home runs now rank in a tie for third place. In game two, Mosley was the only Harbor Hawk to record two hits, coming around to score both times he reached base.

The two losses move Hyannis to a record of 7-28-1. They'll be back at home on Friday as they take on the Brewster Whitecaps at McKeon Park, with first pitch slated for 6 p.m.

July 25th, 2019

Byline: Matt Neiser

 
Game 34: Goodman’s homer not enough as Hyannis falls to Orleans

Returning to action after a day off for the CCBL All-Star Game, the Harbor Hawks faced the Orleans Firebirds on Monday in a makeup game at McKeon Park. Though they recorded eight hits in the contest, Hyannis was unable to plate enough runs as they fell to the Firebirds by a score of 4-2.

Making his third start of the summer for the Harbor Hawks, Jonathan Hughes (Georgia Tech) breezed through the first two innings while facing the minimum six batters. Hughes mowed down the top of the Firebirds' lineup, forcing a groundout to second between a pair of strikeouts. The second trio of outs in came in more unorthodox fashion in the second inning. Orleans' Trevin Esquerra led off the frame with a single; Hyannis checked on him at first base throughout the next at bat, with Ian Fair (Northeastern) applying the tag at first to finally secure the out on their third pickoff attempt. Hughes finished off that at bat by forcing a fly out before inducing a ground ball to end the inning.

Hyannis posed its first threat in the bottom of the second inning, when Jared DeSantolo singled and Rowdey Jordan (Mississippi State) reached base on a dropped third strike. Despite having runners on the corners, the Harbor Hawks could not convert the opportunity into a run. The home team again put runners on the corners an inning later through a Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) single and Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) walk, but they once again exited the inning without a run on the board.

Between Hyannis' two missed opportunities, Orleans took advantage of one of their own in the top of the third inning. With runners on first and third base, Zach Daniels hit a sacrifice fly to right field to open the scoring at 1-0. Following a quiet fourth inning for both teams, Daniels came through again for the Firebirds in the top of the fifth with a two-run home run to right field, extending Orleans' lead to 3-0.

Looking to respond immediately in the home half of the frame, Rigsby Mosley (Troy) drove a ball to deep right field that fell just short of the wall for a fly out. Hunter Goodman (Memphis) then cracked a double over the head of the left fielder, but Hauver flew out despite making solid contact to end the inning. Stellar defensive plays from shortstop Westburg and second baseman Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) helped Hughes keep the Firebirds in check in the sixth inning, where a double was their only base hit.

The Harbor Hawks found themselves with two men on base for the third time on the night in the bottom of the sixth, this time with just one out. After a Fair groundout, Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) was hit by a pitch and Adam Hackenberg (Clemson) singled. The chance went wanting, however, as a strikeout and a groundout to first base closed out the inning.

Landon Kelly (Memphis) replaced Hughes to start the seventh inning, putting himself in a bit of trouble with a pair of walks that eventually led to runners on the corners. Kelly was able to shake off the rust just in time, striking out Orleans' Zach Britton to work out of the jam. Hyannis began to stage a comeback in the bottom of the inning, cutting the lead to just one run. Westburg beat out an infield single to lead off the half-inning before Mosley grounded out to the first baseman. Coming off participating in the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby the night before, Goodman stepped to the plate and proved he deserved those spots with a two-run blast to right-center field. The home run cut the Orleans lead to just one run at 3-2 and added two more RBIs two Goodman's league-leading tally (31) in the category.

Both offenses quieted in the eighth inning, setting up a tight affair heading to the final frame. Orleans was able to add an insurance run in the top of the ninth on an RBI single, extending their lead to 4-2. Westburg drew a leadoff walk for Hyannis to begin the bottom of the ninth, but a dominant showing from Firebird Connor Pellerin shut the door on a potential rally to end the game, giving Orleans the 4-2 victory.

Hughes was saddled with the loss after allowing three runs in six innings of work while striking out three batters. Kelly recorded three strikeouts of his own in three innings of relief, giving up one run on four hits and a pair of walks. With his two hits on Monday, Westburg extended his hitting streak to seven-straight games. Hauver continued to show impressive discipline at the plate, drawing two walks to bring his league-leading total on the season to 26.

The Harbor Hawks fell to 7-26-1 with the loss. They'll hope to ward off impending rain and get right back to work on Tuesday with another 6 p.m. start at McKeon Park, this time against the red-hot Falmouth Commodores.

July 22nd, 2019

Byline: Matt Neiser

 
Game 33: Hyannis capitalizes on complete performance in convincing win over Cotuit

A day after being blown out by the Cotuit Kettleers 15-5, the Harbor Hawks bounced back on Saturday with a 6-2 victory behind strong showings on the mound, at the plate, and in the field.

Hyannis wasted no time getting on the board in the contest, plating two runs in the top of the first inning. Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on a Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) single, completing his trip around the bases when Hunter Goodman (Memphis) doubled to center field. Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) loaded the bases with a walk of his own, before Chad McDaniel drew the Harbor Hawks' third walk of the inning to bring in Hauver and give his team a 2-0 lead.

In contrast to Cotuit's pitching, Hyannis starter Glenn Albanese (Louisville) looked in full control throughout his outing. Albanese only needed seven pitches in the first inning, retiring the side in order. Cotuit got one run back in the second inning on a sacrifice hit, an unearned run due to the baserunner who scored advancing from first to third on a fielding error earlier in the inning. Albanese continued to deal in the third inning, allowing just one baserunner on a hit by pitch. Cotuit evened the score at two runs apiece in the fourth inning on another sacrifice hit, but the runs dried up for the Kettleers after that.

Goodman put the Harbor Hawks up for good in the top of the fifth inning, driving in Westburg with a single for his second RBI of the game and league-leading 29th of the summer. A pair of singles and a wild pitch put Cotuit in threatening position with men on second and third base in the bottom of the frame, but Kyle Murphy (Northeastern) took the mound in relief of Albanese and immediately neutralized the danger by forcing a flyout to end the inning.

The Hyannis bats continued to produce as the game wore on, putting the contest out of reach of the Kettleers. Bryce Teodosio (Clemson) crushed a solo home run over the left-field fence in the sixth inning, and DeSantolo drove in Ian Fair (Northeastern) and Hauver on a single an inning later to cap off a three-inning, four-run burst that gave the Harbor Hawks a 6-2 lead.

Murphy and Konnor Ash (Missouri) were spectacular in relief, shutting out the Kettleers and allowing just five hits in a combined 3.2 innings. Both pitchers recorded three strikeouts apiece, bringing the total for the pitching staff on the night to 10 after Albanese notched four in his 4.2-inning start. Murphy was credited with the win for the contest, while Ash earned the save after shutting down Cotuit in the eighth inning and recording one out in the ninth before the game was called due to darkness.

Fair recorded two hits on the night, extending his hitting streak to nine games. The Northeastern Husky has now reached base safely in all 14 games where he made a plate appearance for the Harbor Hawks, recording a hit in 13 of those games. His average now sits at .438 (21-for-48). Westburg continued a hitting streak of his own, one which now sits at six-straight games. Goodman continued to tear up opposing pitchers, notching three hits and two RBIs on the night. Westburg and Hauver each crossed the plate twice, accounting for four of Hyannis' six runs. Hauver also drew a walk, bringing his total on the season to a league-leading 24.

In addition to the pitching and batting, Hyannis' fielding was on point as well. Despite committing the team's lone error, Teodosio made a pair of difficult over-the-shoulder catches to take away hits from Cotuit. Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) was solid at second base, Westburg flashed the leather on a few impressive stops at shortstop, and third baseman Jackson Olson (Hartford) gunned down a runner at first after making an impressive snag in the hot corner, all playing their part in keeping the Kettleers off the basepaths throughout the game.

The Harbor Hawks improved to 7-25-1 with the victory. Though no official games will be played on Sunday, a trio of Hyannis players will partake in the CCBL All-Star festivities at Eldredge Park in Orleans. Hunter Goodman will compete in the Home Run Derby at 5 p.m. before joining teammates Tyler Mattison and Jared DeSantolo for the All-Star Game at 6:05 p.m. The team as a whole will return to action on Monday as they take on the Orleans Firebirds in a makeup game at McKeon Park, with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m.

July 20th, 2019

Byline: Matt Neiser

 
Game 32: Cotuit’s Power Too Much for Hyannis

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks hoped to get revenge against the Cotuit Kettleers Friday night, following their seven to six defeat on Wednesday. Unfortunately Cotuit won again, fifteen to five courtesy of their power hitting highlighted by two home runs in the game.

Cole Pletka (Dayton) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, pitching a solid first inning ending with a strikeout. The Dayton pitcher found himself getting ahead in the count early, forcing his opposition to be more protective than usual at the plate. Pletka carried this momentum into the second with a scoreless inning, including two strikeouts and no hits. He then gave up a double and a walk in the third, but kept the game scoreless courtesy of an inning ending fly out. His hot start came to an end in the fourth with a two run home run before being replaced by Kyle Whitten (Virginia). Whitten came in with one out, immediately dispatching of the next two batters on two fly balls to finish the inning. The Virginia pitcher ran into some trouble in the fifth, giving up two runs on three hits in the inning prior to being relieved by Patrick Fredrickson (Minnesota). Fredrickson came on in a tough spot with two runners on base and no outs, unfortunately the Kettleers took advantage with a three run home run to right field. He then bounced back with a pair of strikeouts and a groundout to end the fifth inning, prior to giving up another home run scoring two in the sixth. Joseph Quintal (Fordham) took over in the middle of the sixth, letting one run in on one hit and a pass ball before responding with two strikeouts to limit the damage. He then went on to pitch a solid seventh inning highlighted by a strikeout, before being replaced by David Moore (Pittsburgh). Moore took over with one out, closing out the eighth with two strikeouts and no hits. The left hander took the mound in the ninth, giving up five runs on two hits and four walks. The Harbor Hawk pitching staff ended the game with fifteen runs given up, twelve hits, and twelve strikeouts.

Hunter Goodman (Memphis) led the way offensively for the Harbor Hawks with his three hits on the night, including an RBI double in the first inning. Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) closely followed, scoring twice and adding two singles in the game as well. Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) had two hits on the night, highlighted by an RBI double in the seventh inning. Other contributors include Bryce Teodosio (Clemson) with two hits and scoring twice in the game, Ian Fair (Northeastern) with an RBI single in the seventh, Adam Hackenberg (Clemson) who was a run, and Brooks Carlson (Samford) and Jackson Olson (Hartford) both with singles on the night. The Harbor Hawks ended with five runs on twelve hits and two errors by the Kettleers. Although Hyannis had the same amount of hits as their opposition, Cotuit capitalized on their base runners more effectively on the night.

The Harbor Hawks kicked off the game with a run in the first inning on an RBI double by Hunter Goodman, scoring Trevor Hauver. After scoreless second and third innings courtesy of strong pitching displays, the Kettleers fought back with two runs in the fourth. Hyannis tied the game on an error by their opposition, allowing Trevor Hauver to score once again. Cotuit took control of the game in the fifth, scoring five runs highlighted by a three run home run to right field. They then added three more in the sixth, courtesy of a two run shot showcasing their power on the night. The Harbor Hawks offense did their best to fight back, putting up two runs in the seventh on an RBI double by Jordan Westburg and an RBI single by Ian Fair. Cotuit put the game out of reach with five runs in the ninth, while Hyannis added a consolation run to end the game.

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks look to get some revenge against the Kettleers tomorrow night in Cotuit, first pitch takes place at five pm.

July 19, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 31: Harbor Hawks Defense Falls Short to Cotuit

The Harbor Hawks took on the Cotuit Kettleers in a tense game that ended with the Kettleers on top. Despite Hyannis putting up 13 hits to Cotuit's 9, the Harbor Hawks lost their stronghold in the sixth.

First to the mound for Hyannis was Tommy McCollum (Wingate). McCollum was an asset to the Hawks in the first two innings, letting only one player onto base on a single and keeping Cotuit from scoring. In the third, McCollum gave up a homerun to Cotuit but he ended the inning without any other runners getting on base. Getting into the bottom of the fourth, Hyannis had three runs compared to Cotuit's one run. McCollum gave up a run from a wild pitch and was subbed out for Trevor DeLaite (Maine Orono).

Trevor DeLaite (Maine Orono) came to the mound with runners already on first and second base. After letting up a walk to Cotuit, the bases were loaded but DeLaite quickly shut down the chance of another run, throwing to first basemen Ian Fair (Northeastern) for a force out. In the fifth Hyannis still maintained a lead over Cotuit despite DeLaite giving up one run. DeLaite let up one more run off a line drive to center before Jonah Scolaro (Florida) took the mound. Scolaro gave up two runs to the Kettleers off a two-RBI single and then one more run, before Cotuit was putout for strike three.

Hyannis' offensive staff was on fire with five hits made in the second. Chad McDaniel (Missouri Columbia) stepped to the plate with two strikes for Hyannis when he hit a single and then followed up by stealing second after a wild pitch to Rowdy Jordan (Mississippi). Jordan hit a single to right field and McDaniel scored. Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) followed after Jordan and hit an RBI-double bringing Jordan home. In Hyannis' third run of their unbelievable second inning, Jordan Westburg (Mississippi) batted in Servideo making a three point deficit for Cotuit.

The Harbor Hawks offensive staff didn't let up in the third, with a single from Ian Fair (Northeastern), Jackson Olson (Hartford) and Chad McDaniel (Missouri Columbia). Fair came close to a run but was putout (9-2). In the fifth, Ian Fair reached first base on a line drive to left field, trailed by Jackson Olson who hit a single. With bases loaded for the Hawks, Fair scored on a wild pitch. In the sixth, Jared DeSantolo came to bat and slammed a homerun, making it his second of the season. Hyannis' scored their sixth in an RBI-single from Ian Fair (Northeastern), batting in Trevor Hauver.

The two teams came neck and neck until the seventh when the game was called for inclement weather. Hyannis had to turn the win to Cotuit after their dominating sixth inning left Hyannis one point behind. While the Harbor Hawks offensive staff was relentless against their competitors, the bullpen was ultimately unable to hold off Cotuit from scoring.

The Harbor Hawks hope to exemplify the same command of their offense tomorrow when they return to their home field, McKeon Park, to take on the Wareham Gatemen at 6 p.m.

Date: July 17, 2019

Byline: Kate Massucco

 
Game 30: Nail-biter Ends in Defeat for Hyannis

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks looked to turn things around against the Harwich Mariners on Tuesday, following their two to nothing defeat the night before against the Falmouth Commodores. Unfortunately Hyannis lost a close game, ending in a four to three win for Harwich.

Tyler Mattison (Bryant) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, giving up a run and two hits between the first two batters he faced before settling down and ending the inning on a strikeout. The Bryant pitcher responded in the second with a near perfect inning including a strikeout to his name, and carried this momentum through the third with another solid inning ending with a strikeout. Mattison gave up another run in the fourth on three hits, before dispatching of the next three batters highlighted by yet another strikeout. His reign on the mound ended in the fifth with a total of four innings pitched, two runs given up, and four strikeouts. Landon Kelly (Memphis) took over in the fifth with a runner on first and no outs, he went on to hit the first batter he faced before calming himself and retiring the remainder of the side. The Memphis pitcher made light work of the Mariners in the sixth, pitching a hitless inning including one strikeout. Kelly went on to give up a run in the seventh on a double and a sacrifice fly before ending the inning. David Moore (Pittsburgh) took over in the bottom of the eighth, giving up a run on one hit and three walks before recovering with a line out. The Hyannis Harbor Hawks pitching staff ended the night with four runs given up, on eight hits, and six strikeouts.

Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) led the way offensively for the Harbor Hawks with an RBI and two hits, including a double in the third inning. Ian Fair (Northeastern) followed closely with a double of his own in the eighth inning, scoring Trevor Hauver (Arizona State). Rigsby Mosley (Troy) also had himself an RBI on a single in the fifth, scoring Adam Hackenberg (Clemson) following his double to center field. Other contributors include Hunter Goodman (Memphis) with a single in the fourth, Mitch McIntyre (BYU) who walked and was a run in the fifth, Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) with a walk in the fifth, and Chad McDaniel (Missouri) with a walk in the ninth.

The Harwich Mariners struck first, scoring one run on two hits in the first inning. Harwich then added another in the fourth courtesy of three hits, putting them up two to nothing. Hyannis responded with two runs of their own in the fifth on two hits, tying the game at two a piece. The Mariners retook the lead in the seventh, due to a double and a sacrifice fly. The Harbor Hawks replied with another run in the top of the eighth on an RBI double by Ian Fair (Northeastern), retying the game. Unfortunately Harwich won in the end, scoring one run in the bottom of the eighth on one hit and three walks.

Hyannis looks to turn their rough spell around in Cotuit tomorrow night, taking on the Kettleers at 5 pm.

July 16, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 29: Ninth Inning Rally Held by Brilliant Defensive Play

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks took on the Falmouth Commodores Monday night, hoping to bounce back from their four to one defeat to Chatham the night before. The game ended in a two to nothing defeat for the Harbor Hawks, due to a brilliant defensive stop to end the game.

Konnor Ash (Missouri) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, gaining two quick outs before conceding a run on a double and an RBI single in the first. He then responded with a strikeout to end the first, backed up by a scoreless second inning with another strikeout and a diving catch by Rigsby Mosley (Troy). Ash picked up right where he left off with solid third and fourth innings, adding a pair of strikeouts in both innings to bring his total to six on the night. His reign on the mound ended in the sixth; finishing up with five innings pitched, one run given up, and a dominant eight strikeouts on the night. Tyler Drabick (Kent State) took over in the sixth with two outs earned by Ash already, closing out the inning with a groundout. He ran into some trouble in the seventh, giving up a solo home run to right center field and a walk before being replaced by Kyle Murphy (Northeastern). Murphy responded immediately with two strikeouts, keeping the game within reach for the Harbor Hawks. He continued his hot start in the eighth with two more strikeouts, bringing his total to four in a row before snagging a line drive to end the inning. The Northeastern pitcher closed out the ninth for Hyannis, ending his time on the mound with two innings pitched, no runs given up, and four strikeouts. The Hyannis Harbor Hawk pitching staff put on a great display with two runs given up, six hits, and a whopping twelve strikeouts.

Not a lot going on offensively for the Harbor Hawks, Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) led the way with two singles and a walk on the night. Ian Fair (Northeastern) closely followed with a single and a double in the fifth, while Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) also racked up two singles in the game. The Harbor Hawks ended the game with six hits, the same amount as Falmouth but were unable to bring in any runs.

The Falmouth Commodores struck in the first inning with a double and an RBI single to take the lead. Due to a brilliant pitching display from both teams, there were no more runs scored until the seventh inning courtesy of a solo home run for the Commodores. The Harbor Hawks came close to a ninth inning rally, putting runners on first and second with only one out. Hunter Goodman (Memphis) almost hit them in with a warning track fly ball that would have won the game. Jared DeSantolo followed with a solid hit towards right field, but was robbed by a brilliant defensive play from the Falmouth second basemen to end the game in a two to nothing defeat for Hyannis.

The Harbor Hawks look to bounce back in their next game on Tuesday night in Harwich against the Mariners, first pitch takes place at 6:30 pm.

July 15, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 28: Harbor Hawks Lose their Lead in the Seventh

The Hawks took on the Chatham Anglers tonight at Veteran's Field for their 28th game of the season. A win looked promising for the Hawks until the Anglers cranked up their offense in the bottom of the seventh to win the game 4-1.

Jonathan Hughes (Georgia Tech) was the Hawks starting pitcher tonight, and he maintained command of the mound until he was replaced in the fifth. Hughes led the pitching staff in strikeouts for the night. And while he gave up four hits he refused to give up a single run in his four innings. In a stellar play during the bottom of the fourth, with two runners on base, Hughes dove for an incredible web gem right in front of the pitchers mound after a sacrifice bunt popped into the air.

Entering the game in the fifth, Kyle Whitten (Virginia) kept the Chatham offense at bay and pitched a 1-2-3 inning. In the sixth inning, Whitten let up one base to the runner off a single to the shortstop, followed by a walk, but the defensive staff remained strong and quickly ended the inning with no runs. Whitten stayed in the game until the seventh after letting up a walk.

Patrick Frederickson (Minnesota) subbed for Whitten with one runner already on base, and quickly lost the lead to Chatham, giving up four earned runs on three hits. Jonah Scolaro (Florida) relieved Frederickson before the inning was up. Scolaro let up a walk but closed the inning on a fielder's choice without another run for Chatham. TJ Stuart (Manhattan) was the last pitcher for the Harbor Hawks, and ended with one strikeout and no runs. In one last effort from the defensive staff, Bryce Teodosio (Clemson) made an unbelievable diving catch for out number three in the eighth.

On the offensive side, the Hawks maintained their lead against Chatham until the seventh. Ian Fair (Northeastern) started the game with a double, followed with another by Bryce Teodosio (Clemson) in the third. Teodosio advanced to third on an error by the pitcher, and scored on a groundout by Fair. In the fourth, Hunter Goodman (Memphis) got a double on a fly to left field but was left stranded on base. The last hit for the Harbor Hawks was a single to the shortstop by Jordan Westburg (Mississippi). After gaining the lead, Chatham's defensive staff closed in on the Harbor Hawks and shut out any possibility of runs or hits.

Though Hyannis faced a loss tonight, they will be ready to seize a win tomorrow at McKeon Park against the Falmouth Commodores.

July 14, 2019
Byline: Kate Massucco

 
Game 27: Difficult Ninth Inning Results in Defeat

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks took on the Chatham Anglers on Saturday night, hoping to gain some ground on teams sitting in a playoff spot. After an outstanding comeback to tie the game in the seventh inning, Chatham came out victorious on a three run ninth inning to win the game.

Glen Albanese (Louisville) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, giving up a run in the first before responding with a dominant two strikeouts to end the inning. Anthony Servideo made an outstanding defensive play to help his pitcher out in the second inning, catching a line drive and throwing the runner out at first base. Albanese ran into some trouble after the play with a two run home run given up before closing out the inning. The Louisville pitcher bounced back in the third inning with a swift three fly outs, followed by another solid inning in the fourth including two strikeouts. He finished off his reign on the mound with a near perfect fifth inning, including another strikeout. Albanese ended his outing with five innings pitched, three runs given up, and four strikeouts. David Moore (Pittsburgh) took the mound in the sixth inning, starting off with a strikeout before giving up a hit and a walk. Moore responded with a pop out and another strikeout to finish off the inning. He then went on to gain two more outs in the seventh before being replaced by Nolan Crisp (Florida). Crisp ended the top of the seventh with a strikeout, before going on to pitch a scoreless eighth highlighted by a strikeout and diving catch by Rigsby Mosley (Troy). The Florida pitcher ran into some trouble in the top of the ninth, giving up back to back singles and then an RBI double. Trevor DeLaite (Maine) came in with a difficult situation, runners on second and third with two outs. An error by the Harbor Hawks defense allowed two more unearned runs to score, before DeLaite struck the final batter out.

Hunter Goodman led the way offensively for the Harbor Hawks with his two run double in the sixth inning to bring Hyannis within one. Goodman also earned a walk in the fourth and a single in the eighth, while Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) supported him with a game tying RBI single in the seventh. Rigsby Mosley (Troy) also had himself a night offensively with two singles, one being a line drive to center field in the sixth that led to him scoring. Other notable contributors include Ian Fair (Northeastern) with a leadoff double in the seventh and was a run, Rowdey Jordan (Mississippi State) with a infield single in the fifth, and Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) with a single and was a run in the game.

The Chatham Anglers started the scoring in the first inning with one run, then later expanding their lead with a two run home run in the second inning. The Hyannis Harbor Hawks left two stranded on base in the fourth, before breaking their duct in the sixth with two runs on a Hunter Goodman (Memphis) double. Hyannis tied the game in the seventh on an Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) RBI single, prior to Chatham winning the game with three runs in the ninth. The game ended in a six to three defeat for the Harbor Hawks.

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks look to gain some revenge on the Anglers Monday night, as they have a rematch away in Chatham at 7 pm.

July 13, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 26: Goodman’s late-game heroics blast Hyannis to victory over Orleans

It was a battle of the pitchers on Thursday at Eldredge Park as the Hyannis Harbor Hawks took on the Orleans Firebirds, but it was a batter that stole the show in the ninth inning. After eight scoreless innings between the two teams, Hunter Goodman (Memphis) stepped to the plate in the ninth and hit a two-run bomb to left field, giving the Harbor Hawks the lead and eventual win at the score of 2-0.

Though Goodman will steal the headlines, lockdown pitching from the Hyannis arms put the team in a position to win the game. Cole Pletka (Dayton) made his first start of the summer for the Harbor Hawks, allowing just five hits and no runs with five strikeouts over four innings pitched. The righty faced some trouble in the first inning when a ground ball slipped by Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) at first. Rigsby Mosely saved the play, however, collecting the ball in right field and firing a bullet to second base to catch the runner trying to take an extra bag. Hyannis escaped the inning unscathed, in part thanks to Mosley's play.

Pletka continued to deal for the next three innings, keeping the Firebirds off the board. He largely kept the team off the bases as well, as all five hits he allowed were singles. The Harbor Hawks needed a performance like that from Pletka on a night where their bats went quiet. Throughout those first four innings, only three men reached base. DeSantolo reached safely on an error in the second, Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) doubled in the third, and Goodman singled in the fourth.

Patrick Fredrickson (Minnesota) picked right up where Pletka left off in the fifth inning. The Minnesota Gopher was brilliant in relief, retiring the first six batters he faced and allowing just one hit and one walk over four innings while striking out five. He was helped out by another heads-up defensive play by the Harbor Hawks in the bottom of the eighth, when catcher Adam Hackenberg (Clemson) put himself in perfect position to back up an errant throw to first base. Hackenberg pounced on the overthrow while batter Max Troiani rounded first base and headed for second, lasering a throw to second to easily retire Troiani.

The stellar pitching set up a scoreless game heading to the ninth inning. With one out in the top of the frame, Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) drew his league-leading 19th walk of the season. Goodman then stepped to the plate, leaving no doubt with a rocket down the left-field line on a 1-1 count to give Hyannis the 2-0 lead. The play extended Goodman's lead atop the league RBI standings, bringing him to 24 on the year.

Trevor DeLaite (Maine) took the mound for the bottom of the ninth inning, closing out the Firebirds in order to earn the save and solidify the Harbor Hawks' victory. Fredrickson claimed the win after his four innings of scoreless relief.

Hackenberg and Ian Fair (Northeastern) also collected hits for Hyannis. Fair has now reached safely in all seven games this summer where he recorded an at-bat, sporting a .526 average and a 1.117 OPS. Goodman filled up his statline on the night, recording two hits, two RBIs, one run, and one walk. With his home run, the righty slugger is now tied for second in the CCBL in that category with five round-trippers.

The win lifts Hyannis to 6-19-1 on the season. With Bourne losing to Falmouth, the Harbor Hawks closed the gap on the Braves in the standings by two points. They now trail by seven points for the final playoff spot in the West division. Orleans and Hyannis will face each other again on Friday at 6 p.m. at McKeon Park.

July 11th, 2019

Byline: Matt Neiser

 
Game 25: Harbor Hawks come up short in nail-biter versus Bourne

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks traveled to Bourne on Wednesday looking for their fourth win in as many games against the Braves this season. Despite coming from behind to tie the game in the eighth, late errors cost the Harbor Hawks as they came away with a 4-2 loss.

Both starting pitchers came out of the gates firing, throwing two scoreless innings apiece to begin the game. Tyler Mattison (Bryant), Hyannis' starter, picked up two strikeouts in that span while only allowing a single hit each inning. On the other side, Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) drew a walk in the first and Ian Fair (Northeastern) singled in the second, representing the Harbor Hawks' only baserunners those innings. Rowdey Jordan (Mississippi State) and Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) drew two more walks in the third, but Hyannis was unable to capitalize.

Bourne struck first in the bottom of the third inning, as Jake Mackenzie scored on a wild pitch. The Braves went on to double their lead an inning later, making it 2-0 with an RBI single to center field. Hyannis again put two men on in the fifth via a Jordan double and Bryce Teodosio (Clemson) walk, but three consecutive flyouts ended the danger for Bourne.

The Harbor Hawks offense finally found its footing in the sixth inning. Hunter Goodman (Memphis) led off the frame with a double, followed by an infield single by Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic). Fair made it three consecutive hits for Hyannis, driving in Goodman with a single of his own. A balk advanced the two runners 90 feet further, but DeSantolo would be caught in a rundown between third base and home plate before a strikeout and a flyout ended the inning.

Making his first appearance since being struck with a comeback line drive, Kyle Whitten came on in relief of Mattison to start the bottom half of the sixth inning. Whitten needed only seven pitches to retire the side, ending the frame with a three-pitch strikeout. The righty would retire two more batters before exiting the game with no hits or runs allowed in 1.2 innings. One ball put in play on Whitten's watch in the seventh looked destined for a base hit, but Teodosio laid out for a diving catch at full-sprint in center field to rob Bourne of a baserunner. Jonah Scolaro (Florida State) replaced Whitten with two outs, setting down the first batter he faced to end inning.

Hyannis completed their two-run comeback in the top of the eighth inning. DeSantolo drew a walk to lead off, advancing to second on Fair's third single of the game. After stealing third base, DeSantolo crossed the plate to tie the game at 2-2 on a fielder's choice from Rigsby Mosely (Troy). Teodosio drove a ball deep to center field later in the inning, but it came up just short of the wall as he flew out to end the frame with the game still knotted at two runs apiece.

In spite of the Harbor Hawks evening up the game, the Braves would have the last laugh on the night. With two outs and men on first and second, a pair of wild pitches advanced the baserunners two bases each, pushing the lead runner across the plate to give Bourne a 3-2 lead. Zavier Warren would complete the at-bat by reaching safely at first on an errant throw, driving in the player at third for a 4-2 lead. Hyannis staged a mini-rally in the ninth inning after Hauver walked and Goodman reached on an error, but they could not cap it off with any runs as the game ended 4-2.

Though the Harbor Hawks took a loss on the night, many individual players shone. With his infield single in the sixth inning, DeSantolo extended his hitting streak to seven games and his on-base streak to 11 games. Hauver showed impressive plate discipline by drawing three walks, placing him in a tie atop the league in that category with 18 on the summer. Fair was the offensive star of the night, reaching base all four times he stepped to the plate with a walk and three singles. The Northeastern Husky is now hitting .529 in seven games with Hyannis, reaching safely in all six games in which he made a plate appearance.

The loss moves the Harbor Hawks to 5-19-1 through 25 games this summer. They'll head to the other side of the Cape on Thursday for a matchup with the Orleans Firebirds at 7 p.m. at Eldredge Park.

July 10, 2019

Byline: Matt Neiser

 
Game 24: Harbor Hawks offense falls flat in 8-1 loss to Falmouth

Following their first day off since June 27, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks came out a bit sluggish against the Falmouth Commodores on Tuesday, recording just six hits as they dropped the contest by a score of 8-1.

Pitcher Kyle Murphy (Northeastern), making his second start of the season for Hyannis, threw two impressive innings to start the game. After putting down the Commodores in order in the first, Murphy gave up a lone double in the second while striking out his second and third batters of the game. Murphy would get into trouble in the third, however, loading the bases with two outs in the inning. A run crossed the plate on an infield single, but a heads-up play by Murphy on the hit caught the runner at third rounding too far past the bag, with Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) applying the tag on Murphy's throw to end the inning.

Falmouth would capitalize on a couple of errors to plate two unearned runs in the fourth inning, bringing their lead to 3-0. A two-run home run extended that lead to 5-0 in the fifth, chasing Murphy from the game after 4.1 innings with three earned runs and five strikeouts. Tyler Drabick took the mound in relief of Murphy, forcing two fly-outs to end the inning.

The Hyannis bats, meanwhile, stagnated after scoring 10 runs on 17 hits versus Wareham on Sunday. A Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) single and Ian Fair (Northeastern) walk put two men on for the Harbor Hawks in the second inning, but a double play ended the inning before they could capitalize. Westburg and Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) singles in the third and fourth inning, respectively, represented Hyannis' only baserunners in innings three through five.

The Harbor Hawks finally got on the board in the sixth inning, cutting into the 5-0 Falmouth lead. Bryce Teodosio (Clemson) smacked a leadoff double, advancing to third on a passed ball. Westburg immediately drove him in with an RBI single, the Mississippi State product's eighth RBI in just five games with the team.

The Commodores put the game out of reach for good with a three-run inning in the top of the seventh, thanks in part to Zach Deloach's second home run of the game, a solo shot to right field that ended Drabick's night. Nolan Crisp (Florida) would allow two runs in relief before getting out of the inning but went on to finish out the game with scoreless innings in the eighth and ninth frames, striking out four total batters over three innings pitched. A Rowdey Jordan (Mississippi State) walk in the eighth inning and a pinch-hit single from Brooks Carlson in the ninth were the only other baserunners Hyannis could muster in the contest, which ended with a score of 8-1.

Westburg's two hits on the night extended his hitting streak to five games to begin his summer in Hyannis. Not to be outdone, DeSantolo's single marked his sixth-straight game with a base hit. His batting average currently sits at .371, good for third in the CCBL.

The Harbor Hawks fell to 5-18-1 on the summer with the defeat. They will look to get back on track Wednesday as they travel to Bourne for a 6 p.m. matchup with the Braves at Doran Park.

July 9, 2019

Byline: Matt Neiser

 
Game 23: High Scoring Game Ends In Loss For Harbor Hawks

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks traveled to Wareham for a matchup with the Gatemen on Sunday, carrying a two-game winning streak after a doubleheader sweep of Bourne the day before. Despite putting 10 runs on the scoreboard, Hyannis was unable to outscore Wareham, who plated 12 runs to take a 12-10 victory in a 3:36 long shootout at Spillane Field.

The Harbor Hawks struck quickly to begin the game, scoring twice in the top of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) led off the game with a single, moving to third when Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) doubled on the next at-bat. Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) scored Westburg with a sacrifice fly to right field, immediately followed by a Hunter Goodman (Memphis) single that pushed Servideo across the plate.

Wareham responded by scoring five unanswered runs, one in the first inning and four in the second, three of which came courtesy of a bases-clearing triple from Jacob Teter. Hyannis pulled back within one run in the top of the third, when Trevor Hauver plated Servideo before scoring himself on a Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) single.

That was as close as the Harbor Hawks would get, however, for Wareham had an answer for every run they went on. This particular run was answered immediately, as the Gatemen extended their lead to 7-4 in the bottom of the frame, chasing starting pitcher Trevor DeLaite (Maine) from the game. Patrick Fredrickson (Minnesota) came on in relief, stemming the tide temporarily by escaping the inning without allowing any more runs and throwing a scoreless fourth inning that included two strikeouts.

Hyannis capitalized on the momentum given to them in the top of the fifth, adding a run as Servideo scored his third run of the day on a Goodman single. Fredrickson's scoreless run came to an end in the home half of the fifth as Wareham tagged him for a run on a bases-loaded walk. The righty went on to give up a pair of singles in the sixth, with both baserunners scoring (one unearned) off of reliever TJ Stuart (Manhattan), who replaced Fredrickson after the base hits.

Goodman continued his impressive scoring run in the seventh inning, adding two more RBIs, bringing his total on the night to four, on a double that scored Jackson Olson (Hartford) and Hauver. Goodman would go on to reach on a single in the ninth, tallying four hits on the night to go along with his four RBIs. The Memphis product now leads the CCBL in RBIs on the summer at a whopping 22 in as many games.

The Harbor Hawks would go on to notch a run in the eighth on an Olson sacrifice fly and two in the ninth on an Edouard Julien (Auburn) double, but it was not enough to overcome the Wareham bats. The Gatemen put two final runs on the board in the bottom of the eighth inning after Kyle Murphy (Northeastern) took over for Stuart, solidifying their victory. When all was said and done, Wareham walked away with a 12-10 victory over the Harbor Hawks. Hyannis' record dropped to 5-17-1 on the summer with the loss.

Mitch McIntyre (Brigham Young) and Westburg contributed three hits apiece on the night, while Hauver and DeSantolo each had two. In his four games since joining the team, Westburg is hitting 10/16 (.625) with three home runs and seven RBIs. Furthermore, DeSantolo's average now sits at .373 on the year, good for second in the league among qualified batters.

Hyannis will use an off day on Monday to rest before jumping back into action on Tuesday, taking on the Falmouth Commodores at McKeon Park. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m.

July 7th, 2019

Byline: Matt Neiser

 
Game 22: Successful Double Header Ends on a High Note for the Harbor Hawks

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks looked to build off of their first win on the day, in the second game of the double header matchup with the Bourne Braves. Courtesy of the Hyannis' offense, they were able to do so with a thirteen to eight victory over the Braves.

Jonathan Hughes (Georgia Tech) started his first game of the season for the Harbor Hawks, giving up a leadoff home run before quickly settling down with back to back solid innings. Hughes ran into some trouble in the third, giving up two runs on three straight hits before being replaced by Konnor Ash (Missouri). Ash took over with a runner on first and no outs, responding with a huge strikeout to start his tenure on the mound. He then gave up a single before earning a pop out and fly out to end the inning. Bourne put three runs past Ash in the fourth prior to being replaced by Jonah Scolaro (Florida State). Scolaro came on in a really tough spot with the bases loaded and only one out, resulting in two runs given up on one hit before ending the inning with a strikeout. He then pitched a near perfect inning in the top of the fifth, highlighted by back to back strikeouts to retire the side. Scolaro went back out in the sixth, pitching to three batters and gaining two outs before the game was ended early due to excessive rainfall.

Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) continued his hot start to the season going three for three on the night with a two doubles and a two run home run in the game. Adam Hackenberg (Clemson) was another major contributor with his three run home run in the second inning, while Jared DeSantolo hit a solo shot in the third to lead off the inning. Hunter Goodman (Memphis) also added a home run of his own in the fifth, capped off by a bat flip celebration. Other players of note include Edouard Julien (Auburn) with two singles and an RBI, Rowdey Jordan (Mississippi State) with a single and was a run in the game, and Rigsby Mosley (Troy) with a walk in the second and was a run.

Bourne's offense got going early with a home run from the first batter of the game, hoping to set the tone for the night. Hyannis fought back with three runs of their own in the second, highlighted by Adam Hackenberg's home run. The Braves added two more in the third to tie the game, courtesy of three straight hits in the inning. Hyannis retook the lead with a run of their own in the bottom of the third, before giving up five runs in the top of the fourth to stretch the game. With an eight to four lead it looked like Bourne would be in the driving seat for the remainder of the game, but the Harbor Hawks responded with a five run rally to retake the lead. They then tacked on four more in the bottom of the fifth to really assert themselves over their opponent, with the game ending thirteen to eight in favor of the Harbor Hawks.

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks look to continue their two game win streak away in Wareham against the Gatemen, first pitch begins at 6:30 pm.

July 7, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 21: Hawks Come Out Victorious in Game 1 of Double Header

Playing in game one of a doubleheader versus the Bourne Braves on Saturday, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks erased two different one-run deficits to defeat the Braves 6-4 in seven innings.

The Harbor Hawks got off to a quick start in the contest, jumping ahead in the bottom of the first inning. Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) and Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) drew a pair of walks, setting up Rowdey Jordan (Mississippi State) for an RBI double that scored Westburg from second base. Hyannis would double that lead two innings later, when Rigsby Mosley (Troy) utilized a misplayed ball by the Bourne center fielder on a Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) single to score from first.

The Braves struck back in the top of the fourth inning, pushing three runs across the plate on a trio of RBI singles to take a 3-2 lead. The Harbor Hawks didn't stay down for long, however, tying the game back up in the home half of the inning. Ian Fair (Northeastern) legged out an infield single and Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) reached base with a single of his own, putting two men on for Hyannis. Two batters later, Westburg drove in Fair with an RBI single, adding onto the four RBIs he recorded in his debut for the team the night before as the Harbor Hawks re-tied the game at 3-3.

Bourne retook the lead in the fifth inning through a Cade Beloso leadoff home run, but Hyannis once again responded immediately in the bottom of the frame. Edouard Julien (Auburn) drove in DeSantolo with a double, advancing to third when Fair reached on his second infield single of the game. Chad McDaniel (Missouri Columbia) plated both runners on the next at-bat, blasting a two-RBI double to right field to put the Harbor Hawks up by two at 6-4.

Strong fielding and pitching ensured that Hyannis would not squander their newest lead, as relief pitcher Nolan Crisp (Florida) fired two scoreless innings in the sixth and seventh to close out the game and Fair made a spectacular play at first base in the sixth, leaping into the air to snag a line drive that was destined for a base hit.

Five Hyannis batters recorded at least two hits in the game, including a three-hit performance from Jared DeSantolo. Gregg Albanese got the start for the Harbor Hawks, pitching four innings while allowing three runs and striking out three batters. Crisp came in for three innings of relief, allowing just one earned run as he picked up the win. Hyannis improved to 4-16-1 on the summer with the victory.

July 7, 2019

Byline: Matt Neiser

 
Game 20: Cotuit Overpowers Hyannis On the Night

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks took on the Cotuit Kettleers at home on Friday night, losing sixteen to four with a rough outing for the pitching staff.

Samuel Thoresen (Minnesota) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, giving up two runs on an error and a home run before recovering with a groundout and pop out. He then found some trouble finding the strike zone in the second with three walks in the inning, allowing a run on a sacrifice bunt before gaining a crucial strikeout to leave the bases loaded. Thoresen went back out in the third, pitching a solid inning with no runs given up and a strikeout added as well. Attempting to build off the third, Thoresen walked the first two batters before battling back with a strikeout and ending the inning with only one run given up. He then went on to give up two runs in the fifth; ending his night with four innings pitched, four hits and six runs given up, and three strikeouts. Cole Pletka (Dayton) took over in the fifth with one out, immediately getting a double play to end the inning. He started the sixth giving up a lead off double backed up by a bunt single, before a two run double scored both runners. Another run was knocked in on an RBI single into right field, before Pletka got out of the inning. Alex Garbrick (Morehead State) came in for Pletka in the seventh, giving up five runs on three hits and two errors before recovering with a strikeout and fly out to end the inning. Tyler Drabick (Kent State) pitched the eighth, starting off with a strikeout to highlight a solid inning with no runs given up. Drabick came back out for the ninth, giving up two runs before closing out the game.

Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) led the way offensively for the Harbor Hawks with his two home runs and four RBIs on the night. Edouard Julien (Auburn) also joined in with a single in the third, leadoff double in the ninth, and a walk serving as a constant base runner for Hyannis. Other contributors included Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) with a single and two walks, Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) with a single and a walk, and Rigsby Mosley (Troy) with a single and a walk, and Brooks Carlson (Samford) with a single. Jackson Olson (Hartford), Ian Fair (Northeastern), and Bryce Teodosio (Clemson) all had singles after coming in late in the game as well.

Cotuit struck first at the start of the game with a two run home run to right centerfield, followed by another run in the second. The Kettleers added another run in the fourth before Hyannis fought back with a three run home run to make it a one score game. All the momentum was quickly squandered though with an instant response from Cotuit, putting up two in the fifth and three in the sixth. Hyannis brought one run back in the sixth before the Kettleers scored five in the seventh and two in the ninth to close out the game.

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks look to bounce back in a double header against the Bourne Braves with the first game taking place at 3 pm, followed by a second game at 6 pm.

July 5th, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Gam 19: Hyannis Drops Back-And-Forth Affair to Yarmouth-Dennis in Seven Innings

Coming off a 13-1 drubbing at the hands of Yarmouth-Dennis the night before, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks looked to rebound Thursday as they staged a rematch against the Red Sox at Red Wilson Field. Despite putting up seven runs, Hyannis was unable to come away with a win, dropping the darkness-shortened battle by a score of 9-7 in seven innings.

Y-D scored a run in each of the first two innings, taking an early lead over Hyannis on a pair of RBI singles. Hunter Goodman (Memphis) cut into the lead in the top of the third inning, blasting a solo shot to the deepest part of the park. Goodman continued his hot hitting the next inning, plating Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) on a single to tie the game. Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) scored on a wild pitch the next at-bat before Edouard Julien (Auburn) drove in Goodman with a double to left field.

The Red Sox responded with a three-run inning of their own in the bottom of the fifth. Jack-Thomas Wold struck a two-RBI double before Erik Tolman reached first on a throwing error, driving in the third run to retake the lead at 5-4.

The game had more twists to come, however, as Hyannis staged its second comeback of the game in the seventh inning. Julien led off the inning by drawing a walk, advancing to second on a groundout by Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic). Jackson Olson (Hartford) drove in Julien with an RBI single, bringing pinch-hitter Rigsby Mosley (Troy) to the plate. Mosely ripped a triple to deep right field, scoring Olson to give the Harbor Hawks the lead. Mosely himself crossed the plate during the next at-bat, beating the throw home after Adam Hackenberg (Clemson) put the ball in play on a grounder.

Carrying a 7-5 lead into the bottom of the frame, Hyannis couldn't stop the red-hot Y-D bats, allowing a two-run home run and a couple of RBI singles. The game was called due to darkness after the last run crossed the plate, ending the game at 9-7 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Jonah Scolaro (Florida State) was saddled with the loss after allowing the final four Red Sox runs.

Tyler Mattison (Bryant), who got the starting nod for the Harbor Hawks, went 3.2 innings while allowing two runs and striking out three. Nolan Crisp (Florida) allowed two earned runs in an inning of relief before Scolaro took over for the rest of the game in the fifth inning, striking out four in two innings of work.

DeSantolo and Goodman excelled offensively for the Harbor Hawks, recording two hits apiece in the contest. DeSantolo improved his average to .341, good for fourth-best in the CCBL. With his home run (5) and two RBIs (15) on the night, Goodman moved into a tie atop the West Division in both categories. The Arlington, Tennessee native has been heating up as of late, driving in eight runs over his last five games and hitting for a .429 average in that span.

Hyannis falls to 3-15-1 with the loss. The team will look to get back on track Friday as they head back to McKeon Park for a home matchup against Cotuit, with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m.

July 4th, 2019

Byline: Matt Neiser

 
Game 18: Hyannis bats go quiet in 13-1 defeat to Y-D

Coming off a closely contested loss to Orleans, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks returned to McKeon Park on Wednesday looking to bounce back against the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. The runs dried up at the wrong time for the Harbor Hawks, however, as they dropped the contest 13-1.

Throwing in his first start of the season, Northeastern pitcher Kyle Murphy got off to a rough opening, allowing a three-run home run in the first inning. Murphy would settle down after that, retiring the next three batters to end the inning before throwing a pair of scoreless frames in the second and third. After hitting a batter to lead off the fourth, Murphy was replaced by Patrick Fredrickson (Minnesota).

Fredrickson found himself in a bit of trouble in relief of Murphy in the fourth, facing runners on second and third via a single and passed ball. A wild pitch scored a run for the Red Sox, but a heads-up play from shortstop Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) prevented further damage. Y-D attempted a double steal with runners on the corners, only to be thwarted when Servideo, after receiving the initial pickoff attempt at second base, fired catcher Chad McDaniel's throw right back at him to catch the runner at the plate.

Despite picking up his second and third strikeouts of the night in the top of the fifth, Fredrickson allowed another run courtesy of a sacrifice fly to extend Y-D's lead to 5-0. He would be tagged for two more runs in the sixth before being relieved by Kyle Whitten (Virginia) to start the seventh. Whitten allowed two runs in the top of the seventh to make the score 9-0, before being replaced in the eighth after a scary scene in which he was hit in the head by a comeback line drive.

After putting up five runs against Orleans the night before, the Harbor Hawks were plagued with quiet bats throughout the game, unable to register their first baserunner until a hit by pitch with two outs in the bottom of the third inning. The team's first hit came an inning later, as Rowley Jordan (Mississippi State) singled to left field before being stranded there to end the inning. Edouard Julien (Auburn) doubled to lead off the fifth and moved to third on a wild pitch, but the Harbor Hawks were unable to advance him the final 90 feet needed to get on the board. The offensive struggles continued for Hyannis late into the game, with the only baserunner in innings six and seven reaching on a walk in the sixth.

The Harbor Hawks finally put a number on the scoreboard in the bottom of the eighth, when Servideo scored from third on a passed ball after reaching with a walk to lead off the inning. Hyannis continued to threaten in the inning, but an impressive inning-ending snag by the Y-D first baseman likely saved a pair of runs from crossing the plate. Y-D added a final run in the ninth off Mitch McIntyre (BYU), with the game ending at the score of 13-1.

Hitting out of the leadoff spot, Servideo drew two walks and scored Hyannis' lone run. Lucas Dunn (Louisville), Jordan, and Julien recorded hits on the night, and the pitching staff combined for eight strikeouts (four from Fredrickson). With the loss, the Harbor Hawks move to 3-14-1 on the year.

The Harbor Hawks will look to quickly avenge Wednesday's loss, as the two teams will face off again on Thursday at Red Wilson Field. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m.

July 3rd, 2019

Byline: Matt Neiser

 
Game 17: Packed Crowd in Orleans Gives Home Team the Edge

Eldridge Field had it's biggest attendance of the season tonight, for the 7 pm matchup between the Hyannis Harbor Hawks and the Orleans Firebirds. The game was action packed, with both offenses having success. Unfortunately for the Harbor Hawks, their rally in the seventh fell just short of Orleans.

Konnor Ash (Missouri Columbia) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, pitching a scoreless first inning with one strikeout. Ash ran into some trouble in the second inning, allowing four runs on five hits and one error before getting out of the inning. He then fired back with a perfect third inning, before being replaced by Glenn Albanese (Louisville) in the fourth. Ash ended the day with three innings pitched, four runs given up, and three strikeouts. Albanese entered the game in a tough spot, with runners on first and second and no outs. He started his reign on the mound with a strikeout, before giving up two runs. The Louisville pitcher bounced back with two strikeouts to end the inning, totaling three strikeouts on the night. Griff McGarry (Virginia) took over in the fifth, starting off hot with two strikeouts and ending with a perfect inning. McGarry then followed up with another scoreless inning in the sixth, adding another strikeout to his name. Jonah Scolaro (Florida State) relieved McGarry in the seventh, with a runner on first base and one out. Scolaro struck out the next two batters to end the inning, accompanied by another scoreless inning in the eighth to end the game. The Harbor Hawks pitching staff ended with seven runs given up, eleven hits, and thirteen strikeouts.

The Harbor Hawks offense was led by Rigsby Mosley (Troy) with his three hits on the night, including an RBI single in the seventh inning batting in Rowdey Jordan (Mississippi State). Mosley was backed up by Hunter Goodman (Memphis) who had one hit on the night and a sacrifice fly to score Trevor Hauver (Arizona State). Hauver showed off his discipline while at bat with his four walks in the game, while Jackson Olson (Hartford) had a hit and was a run in the game. Other contributors include Rowdey Jordan who had two walks and was a run, Lucas Dunn (Louisville) who had a walk and an RBI, and Adam Hackenberg (Clemson) who had a hit in the game.

The Firebirds struck first, adding four in the second inning with the hopes of asserting themselves as the dominant team. They then tacked on three more in the fourth, before Hyannis responded with runs of their own in the fifth and sixth inning. The Harbor Hawks had a late rally in the seventh, adding three runs to draw the game within two. Unfortunately Hyannis was unable to bring anymore runners home and left the bases loaded to end the inning, with the game finishing seven to five in favor of Orleans.

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks look to bounce back with a win at home tomorrow against the YD Red Sox, first pitch takes place at 6 pm.

July 2, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 16: Late Comeback Falls Just Short

Hyannis lost a close one tonight against the Cotuit Kettleers, with the game ending nine to eight in Cotuit's favor. The Harbor Hawks scored five runs in the top of the eighth to tie the game with a late rally before letting it slip in the bottom of the eighth giving up one run.

Nick Mondak (St. Johns) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, providing three perfect innings without giving up a single hit. Mondak ran into some trouble in the fourth, loading the bases before being relieved by Joseph Quintal (Fordham). Quintal did his best to limit the damage but four runs were batted in, highlighted by a home run from the Kettleers. Cole Pletka (Dayton) took over in the fifth, giving up two runs before getting out of the inning. Pletka followed up in the sixth with a perfect inning, retiring the side. Alex Garbrick (Morehead St.) took over in the seventh, giving up one run on two hits including a strikeout of his own. Tyler Drabick (Kent St.) finished the game for the Harbor Hawks, giving up one run on a home run before retiring the remainder of the hitters.

Hunter Goodman (Memphis) led the way offensively with his three RBIs in the game, one coming in the second inning on a sacrifice fly and two coming in the eighth inning on a single. Chad McDaniel (Missouri Columbia) also played a major role with two RBIs on a two run double in the eighth inning, and adding another double in the fifth. Other contributors include Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) who was a run twice and had two hits, Jackson Olson (Hartford) with two hits, Brooks Carlson (Samford) who was a run twice and had one RBI hit, Lucas Dunn (Louisville) and Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) who both were runs and had hits in the game.

The Harbor Hawks struck first in the second inning, adding one run on two hits. The Kettleers responded with four runs of their own in the fourth, including a home run. Cotuit followed up with two more runs in the fifth, trying to push the game out of reach. Hyannis responded with a run in the sixth and a run in the seventh, before Cotuit added two runs in the bottom of the seventh. The Harbor Hawks led a late rally in the eighth, tying the game with five runs and looking to have the momentum. Unluckily, Cotuit led the bottom of the eighth with a leadoff home run that ended up sealing the game for the Kettleers. The final score was nine to eight in favor of Cotuit.

Hyannis looks to bounce back tomorrow against the Orleans Firebirds, first pitch starts at 7 pm in Orleans.

July 1st, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 15: Rain Delay Can’t Slow Harbor Hawks in 4-2 Win Over Bourne

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks took on the Bourne Braves on Sunday night, getting off to a hot start despite a 45-minute rain delay and never looking back as they came away with a 4-2 victory.

Hyannis jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the second inning when Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) and Lucas Dunn (Louisville), who reached base with consecutive singles to lead off the inning, were both driven in by a single from Hunter Goodman (Memphis). Following a steal by Goodman to put himself in scoring position, Bryce Teodosio (Clemson) drove in the run with an RBI single of his own to center field.

The Harbor Hawks carried that lead into the fifth inning, where Bourne's Henry Davis made things interesting with a two-run home run to close the gap to just one run. A defensive gem from Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) in left field and timely pitching from Ben Abram (Oklahoma) kept the Braves off the board before Teodosio notched his second RBI of the night on a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning.

A diving stop from Brooks Carlson (Samford) saved a run in the top of the eighth before Nolan Crisp (Florida) finished off the inning with a strikeout in relief of Abram. Crisp came back out for the ninth, shutting down the Braves with two more strikeouts and a groundout to second to end the contest and earn the four-out save.

The two-run round-tripper was the only blemish on an otherwise outstanding performance from starting pitcher Billy Corcoran (Pittsburgh), who went five innings while allowing two earned runs and striking out four as he earned the win. After giving up a leadoff single in the first, Corcoran retired the next seven batters he faced before allowing another single in the top of the third with one out. Abram and Crisp combined for four innings of shutout relief, striking out five while conceding no walks and only three hits.

The win improved the Harbor Hawks to 3-11-1 on the season as they moved within three points of the Braves (10) in the West Division standings. Hyannis will look to keep the momentum going on Monday evening as they take on the Cotuit Kettleers at Lowell Park. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m.

June 30th, 2019

Byline: Matt Neiser

 
Game 14: Missed Opportunities Results in Loss for the Harbor Hawks

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks traveled on Saturday night to take on the Chatham Anglers, hoping to gain some momentum and kick start their season.

Samuel Thoresen (Minnesota) took the mound for Hyannis, starting off hot with four strikeouts in his first two innings and no hits given up. On the back of his stellar performance in the first two innings, Thoresen ran into some trouble in the third giving up four runs on three hits and one error. He immediately responded in the fourth with another solid inning pitched, highlighted by his two strikeouts to retire the side. Thoresen gave up another run in the fifth on two walks and an error before Kyle Murphy (Northeastern) came in to replace him. Murphy cleaned things up for the Harbor Hawks, finishing off with a strikeout to end the inning. He then went on to put up another strong inning in the sixth, allowing no runs before Patrick Fredrickson (Minnesota) relieved him in the seventh. Fredrickson finished the inning giving up one run on two hits before retiring the remainder of the hitters. Kyle Whitten (Virginia) ended the game with a strong pitching display, not allowing a run or a hit in the eighth.

Jackson Olson (Hartford) led the way for the Harbor Hawks with his pair of singles including an RBI in the top of the seventh allowing Chad McDaniel (Missouri Columbia) to score. McDaniel leaded off the seventh inning with a double before being punched in. Lucas Dunn (Louisville) also played his part, reaching base twice on a walk and a single in the game. Other offensive contributors included Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) and Rigsby Mosley (Troy) who both had singles, while Brooks Carlson (Samford) and Rowdey Jordan (Mississippi State) each earned a walk.

Missed opportunities for the Harbor Hawks ended up being their downfall, leaving runners in scoring positions multiple times through out the game. The best chance for Hyannis came in the fifth with bases loaded and only one out, but unfortunately they were unable to bring in a run in the inning. Another moment arose in the sixth with runners on first and third, but a stellar pitching display from the Anglers prevented the Harbor Hawks from scoring. Chatham capitalized on a tough third inning for Hyannis, adding four runs off of three hits including one home run. They then added another run in the fifth and later in the seventh to ensure the game was out of reach. The Harbor Hawks added a run of their own in the seventh, but the damage was done and the game ended in a six to one defeat for Hyannis.

The Harbor Hawks look to turn things around tomorrow at home against the Bourne Braves, first pitch takes place at 6 pm.

June 29, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 13: Harbor Hawks Drop one to the Mariners 6-0 in a sloppy battle

Both teams were off to a slow start today at Whitehouse Field but the Mariners eventually made their first strike in the bottom of the second when they scored two earned runs. Tyler Mattison (Bryant) got his second start on the mound this summer and pitched into the fifth inning. Mattison threw a lot of pitches and was unable to get into a good pitchers count, working it full to a handful of Mariner hitters. In the bottom of the first, a pair of errors charged to DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) and Servideo (Ole Miss) led to a double from Chris Galland but no runs came of it. In the third, a second error from catcher Adam Hackenburg (Clemson), led to an unearned run for the Mariners. Mattison left the mound in the fifth inning when Glenn Albanese (Louisville) was brought in for his first appearance on the Cape in 2019.

Glenn Albanese (Louisville) stepped on the mound in a tough spot with a runner already on second. After a single to right field Albanese gave up one to the runner on second. In another pitch, Albanese hit the batter in the foot with a curveball making the bases loaded, but a fielder's choice on a ground ball to second closed out the fifth inning. In the sixth inning Albanese gave up a two RBI double to left center bringing the score to 6-0.

In the bottom of the seventh, Nick Mondak (St. Johns) took to the mound. The defense made a clean double play in the inning with two runners on base. The infield quickly responded with a fielder's choice off a grounder that was hit to second base. Mondak closed out the seventh with no runs. Last to pitch was Nolan Crisp in the eighth who pitched a 1-2-3 inning.

The Harbor Hawks offense faced some struggles this game. Though they got more contact with the ball, their hits were directed right to the Mariner's fielders. Hyannis ended the game with no runs off five hits. A few Harbor Hawks got to base and made promising attempts at scoring but ultimately fell short. Anthony Servideo played a good game, going two for four, as well as Jared DeSantolo who had a single, and reached first base two other times, one on a walk and an error. Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) who went one for four, had a double in the first inning.

The Harbor Hawks failed to get any runs on the board in game 13 despite having five hits. A main issue for the team was sloppiness with the fielders. The Mariners had ample opportunities to get on base just by errors from the Harbor Hawks. After the game, pitching coach, Ray Korn noted that while the teams pitching is improving he voiced his concern about the offense's placement of hits. Coach Korn also made it clear that few games can be won with as many errors as there were tonight.

Harwich displayed a strong offensive effort with two runs in the second, and a third, unearned, in the third inning. They added one more run in the fifth, and two final runs in the sixth.

Hyannis hopes to improve their offensive output going forward, as well as cleaning up their total number of errors for their coming game. They will face off against the Chatham Anglers tomorrow on the road with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m.

Date: June 28, 2019

Byline: Kate Massucco

 
Successful Fenway Workout for Hyannis

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks made the trip to Fenway Park to showcase their talents in front of MLB scouts on Thursday. The Hyannis players were tested through a series of drills, with each performance being heavily analyzed down to the mechanics of their throws and the smoothness of their swings. All of the Cape Cod Baseball League was in attendance, and given set times when each team would perform on the famed grounds of Fenway.

The workout began with a speed test, requiring the players to sprint a short distance. This was meant to simulate catching up to a fly ball or attempting to steal a base. They then progressed to a series of fielding drills, starting with the outfield and then finishing with the infielders. A New York Yankees coach led the session, giving the Harbor Hawk players a variety of expertise from the highest level of coaching. The outfielders were first tested on their catching ability with routine fly balls, and then advancing to their fielding ability by forcing the players to allow the ball to drop before throwing to home plate. This tactic was meant to simulate a runner heading to home plate on a single, testing the player's arm strength and accuracy to throw them out. Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) set the tone with a couple of solid throws to home plate, while Bryce Teodosio (Clemson) and Rigsby Mosley (Troy) followed up with a few of their own. The infielders were now being challenged with a series of ground balls, forcing them to field a mixture of speeds while cleanly catching the ball and throwing it to first. Following this, the players were required to memorize a pattern of where to throw the ball once it had found first base, testing their memory and reaction time. At the end of the pattern, the catchers were instructed to throw the ball to second base. This was meant to replicate a runner stealing, showing off the catcher's arm strength and accuracy to gun them down.

The session ended with batting practice, while each player received two rounds of balls thrown to them. A player's hitting ability is quite possibly the most important skill set in baseball, every swing was analyzed from where the ball was hit all the way down to how good their swing mechanics are. No longer is the end product the only thing being evaluated, but how smooth their swing looks as well. Hunter Goodman (Memphis) stole the show with his four home runs, demonstrating his power while proving that his two home runs so far this season were no fluke. All four home runs made it over the Green Monster, while two of them were hit out of the park onto Yawkey Way. Adam Hackenberg (Clemson) and Brooks Carlson (Samford) also joined in with home runs of their own, reaching over the towering Green Monster as well.

The workout ended as a success for the Harbor Hawks, with many players rising to the standards expected from a MLB coach. Scouts from teams such as the Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, and many more were in attendance for the session; validating the high quality of baseball being played throughout the Cape Cod Baseball League.

June 27th, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 12: Harbor Hawks are Victorious after Grand Slam

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks came out swinging in their 12th game of the season. Playing at the Guv Fuller Field in Falmouth, the Hawks started with a strong lead and finished triumphantly in a 10-4 result.

Konnor Ash (Missouri) was first on the mound for game twelve at Guv Fuller Field. He pitched a great first inning with no runs and no hits. He continued his stronghold into the second inning with three strikeouts. In the bottom of the third, Ash gave up two runs after letting two Commodores walk. Ash gave up one RBI homerun in the fourth inning but brought back his intensity with a strikeout for the second batter and a successful pickoff attempt of a first base runner.

Billy Corcoran (Pittsburgh) stepped out in the bottom of the fifth and took the mound, allowing no runs or walks for the inning. Corcoran pitched seamlessly into the seventh inning without giving up any runs.

Ben Abram (Oklahoma) subbed in at the bottom of the eighth. Abram had three runners advance on two errors and one walk after he hit the batter with a pitch, but he ultimately was able to withhold the Commodores in the eighth. In the last inning, Abram finished the game with a strikeout and one run to the Commodores.

The effort from Trevor Hauver (Arizona) in game 12 carried the Harbor Hawks' offense. Hauver earned one run himself but ended the game with a total of 7 RBIs, one in the first inning, two in the second and four in the sixth. Lucas Dunn (Louisville) had two runs and one RBI single which was the first of Hyannis' five runs in the sixth inning. Hauver then ensured a winning lead for the Harbor Hawks when he drove a grand slam in the sixth. The offense came back strong again in the ninth inning when Rigsby Mosely got an RBI single, bringing Mitch McIntyre home, followed by an RBI single from Chad McDaniel (Missouri Columbia).

The Harbor Hawks played a strong game with an emphasis on stellar offense and consistent defense. After several tough losses, the Hawks seem to have found their footing. The Hyannis Harbor Hawks will be playing their next game against the Harwich Mariners on the road Friday at 6:30 p.m.

June 27, 2019

Byline: Kate Massucco

 
Game 11: Wareham Gets the Best of Hyannis at Home

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks traveled to Wareham hoping to build off their last game, ending in a seven to one victory against the Harwich Mariners.

Holt Jones (Clemson) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, pitching a solid first inning with three fly outs. The Gatemen put two past Jones with an RBI single and sacrifice bunt in the second, before he calmly ended the inning. Jones bounced back with a solid third inning, leading off with a strikeout and not giving up a run. Mitch McIntyre (BYU) entered the game in a tough spot in the fourth, with runners on first and second with no outs. Wareham hit a three run home run before McIntyre ended the inning with three outs. McIntyre fought back with a solid fifth inning, giving up no runs on one walk and one hit. The Gatemen added one more against McIntyre in the sixth before ending the inning. Griff McGarry took the mound in the bottom of the seventh, maintaining the score while striking out two in the process. Kyle Whitten started the eighth inning, getting two quick outs before giving up four runs.

Not a lot of action on the offensive side of the ball for the Harbor Hawks. Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) led the way with his RBI single, knocking in Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) who was the only run for Hyannis in the third. DeSantolo and Adam Hackenberg (Clemson) also had singles in the game, while Hunter Goodman (Memphis) contributed with a double, hit into left center field.

The Gatemen struck first, scoring two in the second on an RBI single and sacrifice bunt. The Harbor Hawks responded with a run of their own in the third, hoping to get back into the game. Wareham put an end to that momentum with three runs in the fourth, and one run in the sixth. The game was put to bed in the eighth with four more runs for the Gatemen, ending any hope for a comeback. The game finished in a ten to one win for the Wareham Gateman against our Hyannis Harbor Hawks.

The Harbor Hawks look to build off Sunday's victory and return to winning ways against the Bourne Braves tomorrow at home, first pitch starts at 6 pm.

June 25th, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 10: Hawks Win First Game of the Summer

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks found their first win of their 2019 summer campaign against the Harwich
Mariners in the second, 7 inning game of Sunday's double header.

Sam Thoresen (Minnesota) led the way for the Hawks with a strong 5-inning, 7 strikeout start. Thoresen
gave up just 1 hit, along with 2 walks over his 5 innings of work. The Mariners were able to only push
across one run with the Golden Gopher on the bump. Nolan Crisp (University of Florida) came in relief
for Thoresen and threw 2 solid innings. The Gator held Harwich to 2 hits, 1 run, and the lead for the
soaring Hawks.

Offensively, the Harbor Hawks jumped on the board early and never looked back. The boys of summer
scored a run in each of the first two innings, three in the bottom of the third, and another two in the
fourth. The bats were charged by the likes of Nick Loftin (Baylor), Trevor Hauver (Arizona), and Brooks
Carlson (Samford). Loftin went 3 for 4 with 2 singles, a home run, 2 RBI's, 3 runs, and a stolen base to
lead this charge. Loftin singled in the first and came around to score on Carlson's first base hit of the
game. Bryce Teodosio (Clemson) drove in the second Harbor Hawk run in the second inning by swatting
a single to centerfield. He drove in Mitch McIntyre (BYU), who singled in the to begin the inning.
McIntyre again pitched in with a perfectly executed suicide squeeze to cap off the Hawks' big three run
third inning. Hauver and Carlson also recorded RBI doubles in that third inning. The fourth inning was
then led off with Anthony Servideo (Ole Miss) being hit by a pitch, and Nick Loftin capping off his strong
day with a 2 run home run to left field on a hanging breaking ball. This would cap of the scoring for the
Harbor Hawks, but Jackson Olson (Hartford) would add a base hit for himself in the bottom of the sixth
inning.

On top of the offensive outburst by the Hawks, Bryce Teodosio put on an absolute clinic for all in
attendance at Sunday's game. He made two Sports Center Top 10 worth grabs en route to help the
Hawks pitching staff keep the Mariners bats at bay.

This was the Harbor Hawks first win of the summer, and look to keep rolling in a positive direction.

June 23rd, 2019

Byline: Tom Diskin

 
Game 9: Hyannis Falls in First Game of Double Header

They Hyannis Harbor Hawks took on the Harwich Mariners in a two game series at home today, looking to get over their slow start and find their first win of the season.

Patrick Fredrickson (Minnesota) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks for the first game of this double header against the Harwich Mariners. Fredrickson ran into a little bit of trouble in the first, giving up two runs on a double before recovering with a double play and groundout to end the inning. He then went on to pitch a very strong inning in the second, retiring the side in order. The Mariners put three past Fredrickson in the third, before bouncing back with three outs highlighted by a fantastic catch by Bryce Teodosio (Clemson). Alex Garbrick (Morehead St.) entered the game in the fourth, giving up two solo home runs before retiring the rest of the hitters with the help of a nice catch by Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic). Cole Pletka (Dayton) took the mound in the fifth, the six foot eight pitcher threw a solid inning capped off by a strikeout to end it. Joseph Quintal (Fordham) took over in the sixth, maintaining the score with a strikeout of his own and a great play by the Harbor Hawks defense to gun the runner down at home plate. Quintal then added another solid inning with a strikeout and a brilliant defensive display by Brooks Carlson (Samford).

Anthony Servideo (Mississippi) and Nick Loftin (Baylor) both led the way offensively for the Harbor Hawks. Servideo had two walks, one hit, and was a run in the third inning. While Loftin had two singles on the day, one in the third to advance Servideo and one in the ninth trying to start a late rally. Trevor Hauver (Arizona State), Adam Hackenberg (Clemson), Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic), and Mitch McIntyre (BYU) all had singles as well in the game. Hunter Goodman (Memphis) also contributed with an RBI groundout in the third to bring in Loftin.

The Mariners struck first, putting up two runs to start the game off. They then grew the lead in the third with three runs, before the Harbor Hawks responded with two of their own. Harwich put the game out of reach in the fourth with two more runs, killing the momentum Hyannis had just made. There was a late rally in the sixth for the Harbor Hawks, but two were left stranded with no runs to show in the end.

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks look to win the second game of this double header against the Harwich Mariners, and kick start their season.

June 23rd, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 8: Hitting Woes Leads to Harbor Hawks Loss

The Harbor Hawks pitching staff ended the game with a total of four runs given up, eight hits, and seven strikeouts against the Orleans Firebirds.

Griff McGarry (Virginia) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, leaving two runners stranded in the first and adding a strikeout. McGarry then gave up a run in the second on a sacrifice fly before ending the inning. Ben Abram (Oklahoma) then took over in the top of the third, getting through the inning with ease before running into some trouble in the fourth. A couple of hits and an error by the Harbor Hawks defense led to three runs put past Abram. He responded in the fifth with a perfect inning, capped off by a brilliant defensive stop courtesy of Anthony Servideo (Mississippi). Abram started the sixth hot with two quick outs before conceding a hit and two walks, he ended the inning on a crucial strikeout to keep the game within reaching distance for the Harbor Hawks. Kyle Whitten (Virginia) took over in the top of the seventh, pitching a solid inning with no runs given up. He followed this up in the eighth with another quick inning, highlighted by a strikeout. Konnor Ash (Missouri Columbia) finished the game out in the ninth, ending with two walks and three strikeouts in the inning.

A lack of offense for the Harbor Hawks ended up being their downfall in the game, Hyannis finished with four total hits. Adam Hackenberg (Clemson) came close to starting an eighth inning rally for the Harbor Hawks, he had a leadoff single and reached third before the inning ended. Brooks Carlson (Samford) led Hyannis with a single and reaching base by an error, Nick Loftin (Baylor) and Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) also had singles in the game.

Orleans opened up the game by scoring first in the second inning on a sacrifice fly. The Firebirds then tacked on three more in the fourth courtesy of two hits and an error by the Harbor Hawks defense. Both pitching staffs excelled on the night, leading to a low scoring game. Hyannis looks to end their rough hitting patch and turn this slow start around.

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks take on the Falmouth Commodores at beautiful McKeon Park tomorrow, first pitch takes place at 6 pm.

June 19, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 7: Shutout Leads to Harbor Hawks Loss

The Harbor Hawks pitching staff combined for three runs given up, four walks, and ten strikeouts on the night.

Samuel Thoresen (Minnesota) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, giving up a leadoff double but quickly bouncing back with three outs. Thoresen left runners stranded in both the second and the third, courtesy of his combined four strikeouts in those innings. He then ran into some trouble in the fourth, giving up a two run home run. A strong fifth inning was capped off by an outstanding diving catch from Mitch McIntyre (BYU), helping his pitcher out with a big defensive play. Thoresen ended his solid outing with six innings pitched, two runs given up, and seven strikeouts.

Nick Mondak (St. Johns) took over in the seventh, giving up a solo home run but recovering with three outs due to a strikeout and a great defensive play by Nick Loftin (Baylor). The left hander followed this up with a strong inning, picking off the runner at first and a strikeout to end the eighth. Mondak finished the game with two innings pitched, one run given up, and one strikeout. Center fielder Mitch McIntyre (BYU) took the mound, ending the top of the ninth with two strikeouts and no runs given up.

Not a lot of offense for the Harbor Hawks, the bases were loaded in the first inning but ended up being left stranded. Nick Loftin (Baylor) led the way with two singles in the sixth and eighth innings. Chad McDaniel (Missouri Columbia) backed him up with two singles of his own in the fifth and eighth innings.

Brewster struck first in the fourth inning with a two run home run to right field. They then added another solo home run in the seventh to extend their lead over the Harbor Hawks. The game ended in a three to nothing shutout due to outstanding pitching from the Brewster Whitecaps.

The Harbor Hawks travel to Wareham tomorrow, hoping to get their first win of the season and turn this rough start around. First pitch takes place at 6:45 pm

June 17, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

Photo Credits: BeachSpike Photography

 
Game 5 and 6: Slow Start for Harbor Hawks Continues into Double Header

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks lost twofold to the Brewster Whitecaps in an exhaustive double header. Game five resulted in an 11-5 loss for the Harbor Hawks followed by a 12-4 loss, despite a strong offensive effort in the beginning. Hyannis led both games in hits but fell short with their pitching.

Joe Quintal (Fordham) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks giving up one run on a single in the first inning. Quintal stepped to the plate in the second inning with an unsuccessful attempt to pick off a first base runner. He closed out a shaky second inning giving up four runs, but picking up a strikeout of Whitecaps second baseman, Coby Boulware (Arkansas). Kyle Murphy (Northeastern) picked up in the fourth inning after one run was given up in the bottom of the third. The Husky pitcher closed out the fourth inning with a strikeout but gave up three runs with a three RBI homerun. Murphy pitched a strong fifth inning but gave up two runs after a wild pitch with a two RBI homerun. Closing out the bottom of the sixth, Murphy tightened up to pitch a perfect inning with one strikeout.

Ian Fair (Northeastern) led the Harbor Hawks offense with a single in the second and sixth inning, followed by singles from Justin Mitchell (Oklahoma) and Jackson Olson (Hartford) in the top of the third. The offense commanded a strong fourth inning when Rigsby Mosley (Troy) scored. Fair then scored a run after a single from Mitchell and was followed with a run from Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic). In a final offensive effort, Trevor Hauver (Arizona) and Hunter Goodman (Memphis) scored in the seventh inning.

Brewster had a stronghold for the duration of the game, scoring one or more runs in every inning but one. While both teams gave strong offensive displays with the Harbor Hawks leading in hits 11-10, Hyannis' pitchers gave the Whitecaps many opportunities for runs.

After a 45-minute break, Hyannis and Brewster faced off for the second game of the night. Alex Garbrick (Morehead) was the starting pitcher for the Harbor Hawks with one run and one strikeout to start the game. After giving up two runs on an error, Nolan Crisp (Florida) subbed in and made his debut in the bottom of third, allowing one run and a strikeout. The Harbor Hawks lost their footing in the fourth when Brewster scored two insurance runs. Crisp gave up two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth, ending with seven runs and six strikeouts.

Mosley returned in the second game with two RBI in the top of the first. Adam Hackenberg (Clemson) followed in the second inning with a homerun, giving Hyannis a leading offensive breakout. Fox Semones (James Madison) closed out the offense with a run from a single hit by Nick Loftin (Baylor).

Both teams played strong offense, Hyannis with ten hits and Brewster with nine. Brewster took the advantage in runs, leading Hyannis 12-4. Despite leading the game into the top of the third, Hyannis gave up runs on errors and walks in the bottom of the inning.

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks hope to redeem themselves as they take on the Brewster Whitecaps again at McKeon Park at 6 p.m. tomorrow.

June 17, 2019

Byline: Kate Massucco

Photo Credits: BeachSpike Photography

 
Game 4: Rough Eighth Inning Results in Defeat for Hyannis

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks lost a tough one as they were in the driving seat for most of the game. A nine run outbreak in the eighth inning took away the Harbor Hawks lead, resulting in a victory for the Gatemen.

Patrick Fredrickson (Minnesota) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, making light work of the Gatemen in the first inning. He then faced some minor trouble in the second, hitting a batter and giving up a run on a two out double. Fredrickson finished with a total of three innings pitched, one run given up, and four strikeouts.

Nathan Lavender (Illinois Champaign) took over in a difficult spot with the bases loaded and only one out. Lavender walked in two runs before getting the two needed outs, including an unconventional tag at home on a wild pitch. He then followed up with solid fifth and sixth innings, maintaining the Harbor Hawks lead at the time. TJ Stuart (Manhattan) started the seventh for the Harbor Hawks, retiring the side and ending with a strikeout. Stuart struggled a bit in the eighth, giving up two runs before being replaced by Kyle Whitten (Virginia). Whitten was faced with a tough task, runners on first and third with only one out. The Gatemen put seven past Whitten before he got out of the inning. Mitch McIntyre (BYU) who started the game at center field, got moved to pitcher to end the game. McIntyre pitched a perfect ninth inning including a strikeout.

The Harbor Hawks offense was led by Brooks Carlson (Samford), who went 2 for 4 with a single and an RBI double in the third inning. He was followed up by Hunter Goodman (Memphis) who also went 2 for 4, with two singles and an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Rigsby Mosley (Troy) also led the way with a solo home run to right center field in the sixth inning. Other contributors include: Mitch McIntyre (BYU) with a single and scoring in the third, Nick Loftin (Baylor) who hit a double and scored in the fourth inning, Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) with an RBI single in the third and scoring himself, and Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) with three walks in the game and was a run.

The Gatemen struck first, adding a run in the second inning. The Harbor Hawks then responded with a three-run inning in the third, highlighted by an RBI double by Brooks Carlson. Wareham tied the game in the fourth with two more runs, making the score three to three. Hyannis added one run in the fourth and one run in the sixth, before a nine run flare in the eighth by the Gatemen to win the game twelve to five.

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks travel tomorrow hoping to turn things around against the Brewster Whitecaps, first pitch takes place at 2 pm.

June 15, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

 
Game 3: High Scoring Battle Ends in a Tie

Tyler Mattison (Bryant) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, and pitched a dominant five innings. He began by giving up a home run on the very first pitch, but quickly settled down afterwards striking out six batters and not allowing another run.

Holt Jones (Clemson) replaced Mattison in the bottom of the sixth, giving up three runs but getting himself out of the inning. Jones gave up two runs in the seventh, ending with a total of three strikeouts. Nick Mondak (St. Johns) took over in a tough spot with the bases loaded and only one out in the bottom of the seventh. The left hander gave up three runs but struck two out in the process to end the inning. Konnor Ash (Missouri Columbia) came in for Mondak, hoping to lock things up for the Harbor Hawks. Ash struck out the side in a stellar pitching display to end the eighth, and followed this up with scoreless ninth and tenth innings to end the game.

On the offensive side for the Harbor Hawks, Hunter Goodman (Memphis) led the way with his two run home run in the sixth inning. Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) also made a huge impact going 3 for 4 with three singles, one RBI, and being a run twice. Adam Hackenberg (Clemson) added two singles, an RBI, and was a run for the Harbor Hawks. Other notable contributors include Brooks Carlson (Samford) with two RBIs on a single, Nick Loftin (Baylor) with a single and a double, and Mitch McIntyre (BYU) with an RBI.

The Commodores struck early with a first pitch home run to start the bottom of the first, before both pitchers put on a dominant display up to the fifth inning. The Harbor Hawks then responded with a huge pair of innings, scoring three in the fifth and three in the sixth. Falmouth was resilient, getting back in the game with a three run stretch of their own in the bottom of the sixth inning. Trying to regain a stronghold on the game, the Harbor Hawks put up three more runs in the top of the seventh. With a nine to four scoreline it looked like the game was out of reach, but a huge five run inning in the bottom of the seventh allowed for the Commodores to level the score. The game reached a deadlock following the seventh inning, as neither team was able to score. It ended in a nine to nine tie in ten innings, due to a brilliant display of pitching from both Falmouth and Hyannis.

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks will take on the Wareham Gatemen tomorrow at brand new McKeon park, first pitch taking place at 2 pm.

June 14, 2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

Photo Credits: BeachSpike Photography

 
Game 2: Rough Pair of Innings Leads Cotuit Past Hyannis

The Harbor Hawks lost a tough one tonight, giving up eleven runs with no response to the Kettleers. The pitching staff ended with twelve hits given up, eight walks and eleven strikeouts.

Ben Abram (Oklahoma) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, capping off a perfect first inning with a strikeout. He followed this up with two strikeouts in the second inning, before giving up a run in the third on a sacrifice fly and three runs in the fourth on two home runs. Abram ended the game with 3 innings pitched, 4 runs given up, and 4 strikeouts.

Billy Corcoran (Pittsburgh) took over in the middle of the fourth, giving up one run but recovering with a pop out. Corcoran then gave up three runs in the fifth inning with one strikeout but made quick work of the Kettleers in the sixth. TJ Stuart (Manhattan) threw in the seventh, pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts. Samuel Thoresen (Minnesota) came in for Stuart in the top of the eighth, giving up two runs and striking out three. Nathan Lavender (Illinois Champaign) closed things out for the Harbor Hawks in the ninth, giving up one run off an error and a single.

Hunter Goodman (Memphis) started the Harbor Hawks offense with a double in the bottom of the fifth. Justin Mitchell (Oklahoma) followed this with a walk and was later hit by a pitch in the eighth. Ian Fair (Northeastern) added a single in the bottom of the seventh to cap off the Harbor Hawks offense.

After a stellar start from both pitchers, Cotuit struck in the top of the third on a sacrifice fly. The Kettleers had a big run in the fourth inning scoring four, followed by an additional three runs in the fifth. They later added two runs in the eighth and one run in the ninth, ending in an 11-0 victory for Cotuit.

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks look to move on from this one as they play the Brewster Whitecaps at home tomorrow, first pitch takes place at 6:00 p.m.

6/12/2019

Byline: Rye Keeler

Photo Credits: Beachspike Photography

 
Game 1: Harbor Hawks Let Lead Slip Late

The opening night matchup between the Hyannis Harbor Hawks and the Chatham Anglers was a close one, but the Anglers stole it late winning 5-4 in 10 innings. The pitching staff totaled 13 strikeouts, giving up 8 walks and 10 hits.

Joseph Quintal (Fordham) started the game for the Harbor Hawks, pitching a solid three innings with two strikeouts and only one run given up.

Konnor Ash (Missouri Columbia) then took over in the top of the Fourth. He started off hot, striking out the first four batters he faced. He then ran into a bit of trouble, walking and hitting a batter, followed by a wild pitch advancing the runners to second and third. Ash quickly recovered with his fifth strikeout in two innings, ending the top of the fifth. Ash ended the game with a total of 6 strikeouts

Kyle Murphy (Northeastern) took the mound in the top of the 7th pitching a solid first inning, before giving up two runs in the 8th. Nick Mondak (St. Johns) then came in to a difficult situation with runners on second and third with no outs. He pitched a spectacular 8th inning, maintaining the Harbor Hawks lead, racking up the three outs he needed. Kyle Whitten (Virginia) came in to close things out, pitching two innings; giving up a run in the ninth and tenth, while striking out three.

On the offensive side for the harbor hawks, short stop Jackson Olson (Hartford) led the way hitting 3 for 4 with two RBI doubles. He was closely followed by Mitch McIntyre (BYU), who went 2 for 4 and scored twice as a result of his excellent base running. Other notable contributors included: Jared DeSantolo (Florida Atlantic) doubled in the bottom of the fourth, Rigsby Mosley (Troy) with an RBI sacrifice fly in the 2nd, and Adam Zeratsky (Judson) who scored in the top of the eighth.

Hyannis started off on the front foot, striking first in the bottom of the 2nd. Chatham then responded with a run of their own in the top of the 3rd. The Hawks retook the lead in the top of the 4th on back to back doubles, before they added a two run surge in the top of the eight. Hyannis led for most of the game, but unluckily lost the lead with a combined 3 runs given up in the 8th and 9th inning. The game went on to extra innings but was ended in the tenth, as the Anglers were able to tack on to their comeback efforts without a response from the Hawks.

Although the result didn't favor Hyannis, their performance is encouraging for the rest of the season.

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks will take on the Brewster Whitecaps at home tomorrow night, first pitch beginning at 6:00 pm.

June 10, 2019
Byline: Rye Keeler
 
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