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--August 2000 News Archives--

8/2 Hyannis 2, Cotuit 12
8/3 Hyannis 11, Y-D 3
8/4 Falmouth 3, Hyannis 2: Game 1
8/4 Chatham 0, Hyannis 8: Game 2
8/5 Hyannis 4, Bourne 1
8/6 Cotuit 6, Hyannis 1
8/7 Orleans 7, Hyannis 2
8/8 Hyannis 4, Wareham 2 (P)
8/9 Wareham 0, Hyannis 9 (P)
8/12 Hyannis 0, Brewster 2 (P)
8/13 Brewster 6, Hyannis 2 (P)

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Cotuit rolls by Mets

story from 8/2/00; posted on 8/2/00 at 21:21 EDT

--COTUIT--The Cotuit Kettleers blew out the Hyannis Mets Wednesday at Lowell Park by a score of 12-2.  With the win, Cotuit picks up its first victory over the Mets in five attempts.

The Kettleers scored most of their runs in the sixth, when they batted around to bring home seven runners.  The first two of these runs were scored on a home run by Rob Cafiero, a line-drive shot to left-center field.  Four singles and five RBI followed in the inning, with the Mets using three pitchers before finding one that could record the third out.

Cotuit's offensive leaders were right fielder Matt Singer and pitcher Dallas McPherson.  Singer reached base in every plate appearance, going 4-for-4 with a walk, two runs, and an RBI.  McPherson had a single and a double with three RBI and two runs scored.  Also contributing were Mike Hook (reached in his first four appearances) and Brian Wright (1-for-2 with three walks).

Besides a great day at the plate, McPherson also pitched well for the win, improving his record to 2-1.  He allowed one earned run on five hits in eight innings, striking out seven and walking three.  Chris Rogers relieved McPherson after 133 pitches, allowing only one hit.

The Mets struck first in the top of the fifth, scoring on a very unearned run.  Matt Carson reached on a fielding error by third baseman Jeff Eure, and moved to second on a bad pickoff throw by McPherson.  On a strikeout that followed, catcher Steve Ghutzman dropped the third strike and threw it to first even though he didn't have to because the base was occupied, allowing Carson to move to third.  A base hit by Mike Scott scored Carson, but Ryan Barthelemy was thrown out at the plate while also trying to score, ending the inning.

The other run came in the ninth under extreme twilight, when many felt that it was too dark to finish the game.  Brendan Harris walked and moved to third on an error, where he scored on a sacrifice fly by Carson.  After a Barthelemy single, Cotuit turned a game-ending double play.  Additional hits in the game were produced by Jamie Athas, Dan Kantrovitz, and Harris (double).

For the most part, the Mets' defense was fundamentally sound.  They turned two double plays, and Scott threw out a runner at the plate.  Mike Rabelo was superb behind the plate, throwing out the league leader in stolen bases (Hook) on two of three attempts.

Greg Conden (2-1) gets the loss after surrendering four earned runs in five-plus innings.  Newcomer Jerry Long made his first appearance with the Mets, striking out two while giving up four runs on five hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Stats of note...the win ends a Cotuit drought against Hyannis that spanned two seasons, six games, and 377 days...Cotuit turned four double plays in the game...Mike Scott is 5-for-11 with four RBI and two extra-base hits in the last three days.

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BOX SCORE FOR 8/2/2000

HYANNIS--000 010 001--2
COTUIT---000 017 04X--12

HYANNIS            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Athas ss            3  0  1   0   1   0   0
Kantrovitz 3b       4  0  1   0   0   2   2
Harris 2b           3  1  1   0   1   0   0
Stavisky rf         4  0  0   0   0   2   2
Carson lf           3  1  1   1   0   1   0
Barthelemy 1b       3  0  1   0   1   0   0
Kail dh             4  0  0   0   0   0   3
Rabelo c            3  0  0   0   0   2   2
Scott cf            3  0  1   1   0   0   0

TOTALS             30  2  6   2   3   7   9

BATTING--2B: Harris (6) SF: Carson (9) GIDP: Stavisky (1), Barthelemy (2), Kail (9) Team LOB: 5

BASERUNNING--SB: Athas (6), Stavisky (9)

FIELDING--E: Barthelemy 2 (2-5) DP: Harris-Barthelemy (2), Athas-Barthelemy (4) Outfield Assist: Scott (8)
 

COTUIT             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Hook cf             3  1  2   1   2   1   0
Russ ss             4  0  0   0   1   2   3
Wright lf           2  2  1   2   3   0   1
Cafiero 1b          4  2  1   2   1   0   2
Singer rf           4  2  4   1   1   0   0
McPherson p         5  2  2   3   0   0   2
Eure 3b             4  1  1   1   1   3   3
Ghutzman c          4  1  1   0   0   0   3
Longo 2b            2  0  1   2   0   0   0
-Purkiss 2b         1  1  0   0   0   0   0

TOTALS             33 12 13  12   9   6  14

BATTING--2B: Singer (4) HR: Cafiero (6) SH: Longo (5) GIDP: Ghutzman (2), Cafiero (4) Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING--SB: Hook (1), Singer (6) CS: Hook 2 (1-3)

FIELDING--E: Eure 2 (1-5), McPherson (5), Purkiss (9) DP: Longo-Russ-Cafiero 2 (1-2), Cafiero-Russ (6), Purkiss-Russ-Cafiero (9) Outfield Assist: Hook (5)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
*Conden (L, 2-1)     5.0  6  5   4   5   3  24
Core                 0.2  2  3   3   2   1   6
Long                 2.1  5  4   4   2   2  13
TOTALS               8.0 13 12  11   9   6  43
COTUIT
#McPherson (W, 2-1)  8.0  5  2   1   3   7  31
Rogers               1.0  1  0   0   0   0   3
TOTALS               9.0  6  2   1   3   7  34
*Conden pitched to 4 batters in the 6th.
#McPherson pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

PB: Rabelo (6)

Umpires: Kenner (P), Hamilton (B)

Time: 2:46 Weather: overcast, wind calm, 75 degrees.

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Mets explode for 11 runs while Coenen contains Y-D

story from 8/3/00; posted on 8/3/00 at 21:50 EDT

--YARMOUTH--The Hyannis Mets bounced back from a blowout on Wednesday by producing one on Thursday, breezing by the Y-D Red Sox by a score of 11-3.  The game was called after eight innings on account of darkness.  The win leaves the Mets on a positive note while gearing up for Friday's doubleheader, the first game of which will be played against playoff-hopeful Falmouth.

The Mets offense wasted no time in acquiring a big lead.  A four-run first inning was highlighted by Mike Rabelo's team-leading third home run of the season and a run-scoring double by Brendan Harris.  They promptly knocked Red Sox starter Tony Banaszak out of the game after pitching only two-thirds of an inning. Banaszak (2-1) would eventually get the loss.

The potent offense of the Mets overshadowed a fine pitching performance by Matt Coenen, who preserved the lead in a complete game effort.  Coenen struck out eight and walked none, scattering five hits.  His only mistake was a two-run homer to Jason Cooper in the seventh inning; both of the runs scored on that hit were unearned.  Coenen pitched four perfect innings, and faced only thirty batters in his outing.  He improves to a team-best 5-0 with the victory.

Every Mets batter had some important impact on the offense.  Matt Carson went 3-for-5 with two singles and a run-scoring triple.  He also scored twice in the game.  Jamie Athas was hitless, but he walked three times and scored on each occasion.  Harris went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a sacrifice bunt.  Brian Stavisky had two hits, two runs, two walks, and an RBI in the game.  Ken Riley had a pair of line-drive hits, and Jon Henry Kail had a ground-rule double in the first inning. Mike Scott had a hit and scored in the seventh to start the Mets' second big rally.  The strangest line belongs to Ryan Barthelemy, who was 1-for-4 with three RBI.  He picked up one runner on a hit, another on a groundout, and a third on a sacrifice fly.

The Red Sox used four pitchers in the game.  Ricky Barrett gave up six hits/three runs in 4 2/3 innings; Brad Comer had three wild pitches in an inning to surrender four runs; second baseman J.T. Stotts came in to pitch a scoreless ninth inning.

The other prominent hit for the Red Sox was a first-inning double down the right-field line by Shaun Larkin.  Y-D had only six baserunners in the game, three of which scored.

Stats of note...in order to allow Stotts to pitch the eighth inning, the Red Sox made five simultaneous defensive changes...home plate umpire Eric Nielsen was by himself for the game, marking the first time the Mets have had a one-man crew this season...Carson hit his second triple in three days, scoring Stavisky from first on both three-baggers.

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BOX SCORE FOR 8/3/2000

HYANNIS----------400 102 40--11
YARMOUTH-DENNIS--000 000 30--3

HYANNIS            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Athas ss            2  3  0   0   3   1   0
Harris 2b           4  2  2   2   0   1   1
Stavisky rf         3  2  2   1   2   0   1
Carson lf           5  2  3   1   0   0   1
Barthelemy 1b       4  0  1   3   0   1   4
Rabelo 3b           5  1  2   2   0   2   3
Kail dh             4  0  1   0   1   1   3
Riley c             4  0  2   0   1   0   0
Scott cf            5  1  1   0   0   0   4

TOTALS             36 11 14   9   7   6  17

BATTING--2B: Harris (1), Kail (1) 3B: Carson (6) HR: Rabelo (1) SF: Barthelemy (1) SH: Harris (4) Team LOB: 10

BASERUNNING--SB: Stavisky (2)

FIELDING--E: Barthelemy (4), Athas (7)
 

YARMOUTH-DENNIS    ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Sullivan cf         4  0  1   0   0   1   0
Stotts 2b-p         4  0  1   0   0   0   1
Larkin 1b-3b        4  0  1   0   0   1   1
Wong dh-1b          3  1  1   0   0   2   1
Garcia 3b-ss        3  1  0   0   0   0   0
McLanahan rf        3  0  0   1   0   0   0
Monahan ss-2b       3  0  0   0   0   0   1
Cooper lf           3  1  1   2   0   2   0
Rosado c            3  0  0   0   0   2   0

TOTALS             30  3  5   3   0   8   4

BATTING--2B: Larkin (1) HR: Cooper (7) Team LOB: 3

FIELDING--E: Larkin (2)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
Coenen (W, 5-0)      8.0  5  3   1   0   8  30
TOTALS               8.0  5  3   1   0   8  30
YARMOUTH-DENNIS
Banaszak (L, 2-1)    0.2  4  4   4   2   0   8
Barrett              4.2  6  3   3   4   6  24
Comer                1.2  3  4   4   1   0   9
Stotts               1.0  1  0   0   0   0   4
TOTALS               8.0 14 11  11   7   6  45

WP: Comer 3 (7), Coenen (7)

Umpire: Nielsen

Time: 2:33 Weather: overcast, wind 10-15 mph blowing out to left, 75 degrees.

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Falmouth edges out Hyannis, 3-2 

story from 8/4/00; posted on 8/4/00 at 21:52 EDT

--HYANNIS--In what (for both teams) was the first game of a rain-induced doubleheader, the Falmouth Commodores put three runs on the board and held off the Mets to win, 3-2.  The Mets stayed at McKeon Field after the game for the second game with the Chatham A's, and Falmouth headed off to Guv Fuller Field for a contest with Bourne.  The Mets remain two points over Falmouth for second place in the Western Division.

Falmouth was led by the pitching performance of Preston Larrison, who picked up the win to improve to 4-2.  He pitched all nine innings for the Commodores, striking out ten and walking only one.  He allowed only eight Mets hitters to reach base.

Falmouth scored its first run in the second inning.  James Jurries had a two-out base hit to right, moved to third on a Khalil Greene single, and scored when a pickoff attempt by catcher Mike Rabelo sailed into right field.  The other two runs came in the fourth inning.  Doc Brooks reached base on a fielder's choice, and was followed by Luke Scott, the league leader in home runs.  Despite a wind blowing in from right field, Scott hit a line-drive home run that cleared the stream beyond the right field fence.

Hyannis only had two hits (by Rabelo and Jon Henry Kail) when they came to bat in the sixth inning.  Dan Kantrovitz led off the inning with a single to right and stole second to move into scoring position.  He came in to score on a base hit by Brian Stavisky.  More offense came in the following inning, when Ken Riley started the inning with a base hit up the middle.  Ryan Barthelemy laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Riley to second, and a Mike Scott double brought him home for the second run of the game.

Justin Taylor (1-4) had the loss after an outing of seven-plus innings.  He struck out five and walked one, while giving up two earned runs.  Jake Carney pitched the final two innings, allowing only one hit and striking out three.

Stats of note...Ryan Barthelemy turned his second unasissted double play in four games...Mike Rabelo was pulled after the fourth inning due to an injury suffered to his right hand when a ball was fouled off it...with the exception of leadoff hitter David Mattle, every Commodores batter struck out exactly once in the game.

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BOX SCORE FOR 8/4/2000: GAME 1

FALMOUTH--010 200 000--3
HYANNIS---000 001 100--2

FALMOUTH           ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Mattle rf           5  0  1   0   0   0   2
Ghutzman c          4  0  0   0   0   1   2
Hartig dh           4  0  2   0   0   1   0
Brooks lf           4  1  2   0   0   1   1
Scott 1b            4  1  1   2   0   1   4
Jurries 2b          3  1  1   0   1   1   1
Greene ss           4  0  1   0   0   1   2
Townsend 3b         4  0  1   0   0   1   1
Jacobson cf         4  0  1   0   0   1   1

TOTALS             36  3 10   2   1   8  14

BATTING--2B: Brooks (6), Jacobson (9) HR: Scott (4) GIDP: Greene (6), Ghutzman (7) IBB: Jurries (6) Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING--SB: Hartig (8)
 

HYANNIS            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Athas ss            4  0  0   0   0   1   1
Harris 2b           4  0  0   0   0   2   1
Stavisky rf         3  0  1   1   1   2   0
Carson lf           4  0  0   0   0   1   0
Rabelo c            1  0  1   0   0   0   0
-Riley c            3  1  1   0   0   1   0
Barthelemy 1b       3  0  0   0   0   1   0
Kail dh             3  0  1   0   0   1   2
Scott cf            3  0  1   1   0   0   1
Kantrovitz 3b       3  1  1   0   0   1   1

TOTALS             31  2  6   2   1  10   6

BATTING--2B: Scott (7) SH: Barthelemy (7) Team LOB: 4

BASERUNNING--SB: Rabelo (2), Kantrovitz (6) PO: Stavisky (8)

FIELDING--E: Rabelo (2), Athas (4), Kantrovitz (5) DP: Barthelemy-U (2), Athas-Harris-Barthelemy (6), Taylor-Athas-Barthelemy (7)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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FALMOUTH
Larrison (W, 4-2)    9.0  6  2   2   1  10  33
TOTALS               9.0  6  2   2   1  10  33
HYANNIS
*Taylor (L, 1-4)     7.0  9  3   2   1   5  30
Carney               2.0  1  0   0   0   3   7
TOTALS               9.0 10  3   2   1   8  37
*Taylor pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Taylor (6)

Umpires: McNally (P), Hamilton (B)

Time: 2:24 Weather: overcast, wind 10-15 mph blowing in from right, 80 degrees.

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Four-hit shutout highlights Mets win

story from 8/4/00; posted on 8/4/00 at 23:45 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Hyannis Mets rebounded from a loss in the first game of their home doubleheader on Friday by beating the Chatham A's in the nightcap, 8-0.  The Mets pick up their twentieth win of the season, improving to 20-19-2.

Jeff Bruksch (5-1) was the winning pitcher for Hyannis in what was undoubtedly his best outing of the year.  He pitched eight innings, striking out ten and walking none.  He had a perfect game through 3 1/3 innings, striking out seven of the first ten batters he faced.  He scattered four hits, with runners in scoring position for only 6 out of 98 pitches.  Daryll DeSalvo pitched a hitless ninth inning in relief.

The Mets scored their runs in clusters, with five runs scoring in the second and three runs scoring in the sixth.  There were several pivotal hitters who fueled those two rallies.  Brendan Harris had a triple and a double, driving in four runs.  Dan Kantrovitz was 2-for-2 with two runs and three RBI; he reached base in every plate appearance, walking and being hit by a pitch.  Brian Stavisky had a pair of doubles and knocked in Harris after his bases-clearing triple.  Mike Scott had a single and a double, scoring two runs.

Chatham had a tough day at the plate, mustering only four hits.  Kris Cox broke up Bruksch's perfect game in the fourth with an infield hit, and Todd Linden followed with a lined single to right.  Brett Clark had a hit in the fifth, but was thrown out by Ken Riley while trying to steal on a nearly-wild pitch.  Clark also had the final hit of the game, a liner to center field in the seventh inning.

Pete Montrenes (2-1) loses the game for the A's after surrendering all of the Mets' runs and all but one of their hits.  His brightest note was that he struck out nine batters and walked none.  Pat Lucy relieved him for the last two innings, giving up no runs on one hit.

Stats of note...Hyannis pitching has surrendered only one walk in the last three games, and it was issued intentionally...Dan Core played a full game at first base for the Mets, giving the injured Ryan Barthelemy a break...Harris has hit four doubles in the last five games.

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BOX SCORE FOR 8/4/2000: GAME 2

CHATHAM--000 000 000--0
HYANNIS--050 003 00X--8

CHATHAM            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Meyer ss            3  0  0   0   0   1   0
-Lugo ss            1  0  0   0   0   0   0
Cox cf              4  0  1   0   0   1   0
Linden rf           3  0  1   0   0   1   0
Kealty dh           4  0  0   0   0   1   3
Clark 3b            3  0  2   0   0   1   0
Singleton lf        3  0  0   0   0   1   1
Salvo 2b            3  0  0   0   0   1   0
Kubachka 1b         3  0  0   0   0   2   1
Picard c            2  0  0   0   0   0   0
-DeCicco c          1  0  0   0   0   1   0

TOTALS             30  0  4   0   0  10   5

BATTING--HP: Linden (9) Team LOB: 4

BASERUNNING--CS: Clark (5)

FIELDING--E: Linden (2) DP: Lucy-Lugo (8)
 

HYANNIS           ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Athas ss           4  1  0   0   0   2   3
Harris 2b          5  1  2   4   0   1   2
Stavisky rf        4  0  2   1   0   0   1
Carson lf          4  0  1   0   0   2   2
Kail dh            4  0  0   0   0   2   1
Riley c            3  1  1   0   1   2   0
Core 1b            4  1  1   0   0   1   2
Scott cf           4  2  2   0   0   0   1
Kantrovitz 3b      2  2  2   3   1   0   0

TOTALS            34  8 11   8   2  10  12

BATTING--2B: Stavisky 2 (1-2), Scott (6), Harris (6) 3B: Harris (2) HP: Kantrovitz (4), Athas (6) Team LOB: 6

FIELDING--E: Athas (5) DP: Harris-Kantrovitz (4)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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CHATHAM
Montrenes (L, 2-1)   6.0 10  8   8   0   9  30
Lucy                 2.0  1  0   0   2   1   8
TOTALS               8.0 11  8   8   2  10  38
HYANNIS
Bruksch (W, 5-1)     8.0  4  0   0   0  10  27
DeSalvo              1.0  0  0   0   0   0   4
TOTALS               9.0  4  0   0   0  10  31

WP: Lucy (8) PB: Riley (9) HBP: Montrenes 2 (4-6), DeSalvo (9)

Umpires: Catani (P), McKenna (B)

Time: 2:35 Weather: overcast, wind 5-10 mph blowing right to left, 80 degrees.

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Mets grow ever closer to playoff spot with win over Bourne

story from 8/5/00; posted on 8/5/00 at 22:51 EDT

--BOURNE--The Mets won their second straight game Saturday at sunny Coady Field, beating the Bourne Braves by a score of 4-1.  The Falmouth Commodores won their game with Cotuit, so the playoff picture is as follows:  a combination of two Mets wins or Falmouth losses will earn the Mets a spot in the postseason, and only one Mets win/Falmouth loss will ensure a one-game playoff with the two teams to determine second place in the Western Division.

The Mets scored three of their four runs in the first two innings.  The first run was scored by leadoff hitter Jamie Athas, who singled on the fourth pitch of the game and scored on a Matt Carson base hit.  The following inning, Dan Core led off with a base on balls and was followed by a Mike Scott single.  Core scored on a base-loaded walk, and Scott came in on a groundout.  The final run came in the eighth inning, when Ken Riley reached on an infield hit and scored on another Scott hit.

Scott led the offense by going 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Carson had a single and a double with one RBI.  Core hit a ground-rule double to left field in the sixth inning, and also walked twice.  Athas also had a good day at the plate, reaching base on a pair of singles, a hit-by-pitch, and a dropped third strike.

The pitching trio of John Birtwell, Jake Alley, and Daryll DeSalvo secured the win for Hyannis.  Birtwell (3-3) earned the win after pitching the first six innings.  He had a no-hitter through 4 2/3 innings, and struck out five in his outing.  Alley pitched two scoreless innings, allowing two hits.  DeSalvo picked up his fourth save of the year after allowing no hits in the ninth inning.

Bourne's triad of pitchers was less successful in their outings.  Damien Barton (0-4) got the loss in his six innings of work.  He also struck out five, but gave up three earned runs on seven hits.  Nick Brannon pitched the following 1 2/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits.  The final Bourne pitcher, Billy Biggs, pitched 1 1/3 innings with one hit.

The only Braves run was scored by Mike Rodriguez in the sixth inning.  He reached on a single (only the second hit of the game) and scored on a hit by Jon Benick.  Other main offensive contributers were Max Krance (1-for-2 with a pair of walks) and Darren Welch (ground-rule double in the fifth).

Stats of note...In the last four games, Mike Scott has gone 8-for-19 with three runs, three RBI, and two doubles; his father is visiting the Cape from Darien, CT, and was in attendance for all four games...the Mets now have eight pitchers with winning percentages at .500 or better...the Mets' last 26 runs scored have been earned.

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BOX SCORE FOR 8/5/2000

HYANNIS--120 000 010--4
BOURNE---000 001 000--1

HYANNIS            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Athas ss            4  1  2   0   0   1   0
Harris 2b           2  0  0   1   1   0   1
Stavisky rf         4  0  1   1   1   2   2
Carson lf           4  0  2   1   0   0   5
Rabelo dh           5  0  0   0   0   1   2
Riley c             4  1  1   0   0   1   3
Core 1b             2  1  1   0   2   1   0
Scott cf            4  1  3   1   0   0   0
Kantrovitz 3b       3  0  0   0   0   1   2

TOTALS             32  4 10   4   4   7  15

BATTING--2B: Carson (5), Core (6) HP: Harris (1), Athas (2), Carson (8) SH: Kantrovitz (2), Harris (9) GIDP: Harris (4), Rabelo (9) Team LOB: 10

BASERUNNING--CS: Carson (8)
 

BOURNE             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Rodriguez lf        2  1  1   0   2   0   0
Youkilis ss         4  0  2   0   0   0   0
Alleva 2b           4  0  0   0   0   1   3
Benick 3b           4  0  1   1   0   1   2
Serafini c          3  0  0   0   0   1   2
Krance dh           2  0  1   0   2   0   0
-Quigg pr           0  0  0   0   0   0   0
Welch 1b            3  0  1   0   0   1   1
Futrell rf          4  0  0   0   0   3   5
Edge cf             4  0  0   0   0   2   3

TOTALS             30  1  6   1   4   9  16

BATTING--2B: Welch (5) HP: Serafini (7) SH: Welch (7) Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING--SB: Rodriguez (8), Youkilis (8) CS: Rodriguez (1), Benick (6)

FIELDING--E: Biggs (9) DP: Benick-Alleva-Welch (4), Futrell-Serafini-Benick (6), Youkilis-Alleva-Welch (9) Outfield Assist: Futrell 2 (5-6)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
Birtwell (W, 3-3)    6.0  4  1   1   2   5  22
Alley                2.0  2  0   0   1   2  10
DeSalvo (S, 4)       1.0  0  0   0   1   2   4
TOTALS               9.0  6  1   1   4   9  36
BOURNE
Barton (L, 0-4)      6.0  7  3   3   2   5  27
Brannon              1.2  2  1   1   1   2   8
Biggs                1.1  1  0   0   1   0   6
TOTALS               9.0 10  4   4   4   7  41

WP: Barton (4), Biggs (9) PB: Serafini (4) HBP: Barton 2 (1-2), Alley (7), Biggs (9)

Umpires: R. Catani (P), Lawler (B)

Time: 2:44 Delay: sun (in line-of-sight), 13 minutes, 7:09 to 7:22. Weather: partly cloudy, wind calm, 80 degrees.

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Mets secure playoff spot despite bittersweet loss

story from 8/6/00; posted on 8/6/00 at 22:41 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Hyannis Mets lost a game to the Cotuit Kettleers on Sunday by a score of 6-1.  Despite their tough loss, the Mets have clinched a spot in the postseason after Falmouth lost both games of their doubleheader today.  In addition, other Cape League action has made it necessary for the Mets to play their game on Monday against the Orleans Cardinals.

Cotuit sent seventeen batters to the plate during the fourth and fifth innings, when they scored all their runs.  Matt Longo led off the fourth inning with a solo home run to right field, breaking up Greg Conden's no-hitter of three innings.  Longo also scored in the following inning after reaching on a walk.  Brian Wright hit the second home run of the fourth, a two-run blast to nearly the same spot as Longo's home run.  Like Longo, Wright also scored in the following inning after being issued a free pass.  Also helping the offense was Dallas McPherson, who hit a fourth-inning double.

The winning pitcher for Cotuit was Nick Glaser (2-1), who pitched the second four innings for the Kettleers, giving up no hits and striking out four.  Starter Brian Sager was pulled after four innings with one earned run and all four Mets hits.  McPherson, who had played third and first base during the game, came in to pitch the last inning.

Conden falls to 2-2 after giving up Cotuit's first four runs on three hits.  He struck out five and walked three in 3 1/3 innings.  Jake Carney had comparable stats in 3 2/3 innings, giving up only two runs but matching Conden otherwise.  Jerry Long pitched the final two innings without allowing a hit.

The Mets scored their only run in the third inning.  Jamie Athas had a one-out double to center and scored on a single by Brian Stavisky.  Also producing hits were Brendan Harris (1st inning) and Mike Rabelo (2nd inning).

Stats of note...the Mets will start the Western Division playoffs on Tuesday at Wareham and come home on Wednesday...Cotuit's Chris Russ wins the award for the weakest runs batted in; he "drove" in his two runs on an infield hit and a bases-loaded walk...Hyannis will enter the playoffs without a regular first baseman; Ryan Barthelemy has left the team with a nagging back injury and fill-in Dan Core is expected to leave the team by Tuesday.

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BOX SCORE FOR 8/6/2000

COTUIT---000 420 000--6
HYANNIS--001 000 000--1

COTUIT            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Hook cf            5  0  1   0   0   1   3
Longo 2b           4  2  1   1   1   2   2
Singer rf          3  1  0   0   2   1   2
Cafiero 1b         4  0  0   0   0   2   3
-Eure 1b           1  0  0   0   0   1   1
Wright lf          4  2  1   2   1   0   1
Ghutzman c         3  1  1   1   2   1   1
McPherson 3b-1b-p  3  0  1   0   0   0   1
Russ ss            3  0  1   2   1   0   0
Purkiss dh         4  0  0   0   0   3   5
-Nathans 1b        0  0  0   0   0   0   0

TOTALS            34  6  6   6   7  11  19

BATTING--2B: McPherson (4) HR: Longo (4), Wright (4) HP: McPherson (5) Team LOB: 9

BASERUNNING--SB: Singer (4), Longo (5), Hook 2 (6)

FIELDING--DP: Russ-Longo-Cafiero (1)
 

HYANNIS           ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Athas ss           3  1  1   0   1   1   1
Harris 2b          3  0  1   0   1   1   0
Stavisky rf        3  0  1   1   1   0   0
Carson lf          3  0  0   0   1   1   3
Kail dh            4  0  0   0   0   0   2
Rabelo 3b          4  0  1   0   0   1   0
Riley c            4  0  0   0   0   2   1
Scott cf           2  0  0   0   2   0   2
Core 1b            4  0  0   0   0   4   3

TOTALS            30  1  4   1   6  10  12

BATTING--2B: Athas (3) GIDP: Carson (1) Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING--PO: Athas (1)

FIELDING--E: Athas (8)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
COTUIT
Sager                4.0  4  1   1   4   4  18
Glaser (W, 2-1)      4.0  0  0   0   1   5  14
McPherson            1.0  0  0   0   1   1   4
TOTALS               9.0  4  1   1   6  10  36
HYANNIS
Conden (L, 2-2)      3.1  3  4   4   3   5  16
Carney               3.2  3  2   2   3   5  18
Long                 2.0  0  0   0   1   1   8
TOTALS               9.0  6  6   6   7  11  42

WP: Glaser (7) PB: Ghutzman (2) HBP: Carney (5)

Umpires: Hamilton (P), Gibbs (B)

Time: 2:45 Weather: mostly cloudy, wind 10 mph blowing out to left, 80 degrees.

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Mets strike sour note against Orleans while preparing for playoffs

story from 8/7/00; posted on 8/7/00 at 21:29 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Hyannis Mets will take a losing streak of two games into the playoffs after falling to the Orleans Cardinals on Monday at McKeon Field, 7-2. The playoffs will begin for the Mets on Tuesday night against the Gatemen at Wareham's Spillane Field.

Orleans scored all their runs in the first three innings thanks to a pair of wind-blown home runs and a string of singles. Chad Tracy hit a two-run homer in the first to score himself and Gary Harris, who reached base with a double. Kenny Huff led off the following inning with a fly ball that would have been well shy of the warning track if not for a gust of wind that picked it up and dropped it over the fence. The Cards sent nine batters to the plate in the third inning; they scored four and stranded two thanks to an inning with six hits and a fielder's choice.

Jason Bush (0-4) picked up the Mets loss after lasting only 2 2/3 innings. In that time, he allowed all of the Orleans runs on nine hits. The Mets bullpen stopped the damage; Jerry Long scattered three hits in 3 1/3 innings, Dan Core came in from first base to pitch two scoreless innings, and Daryll DeSalvo gave up one hit in the ninth for his team-leading 19th appearance.

Winning the game for Orleans was Steve Kelly, who earned his league-leading seventh win to improve to 7-1. Kelly let up seven hits with two earned runs while managing to strike out six in seven innings of work. Reliever Justin Nyweide pitched two perfect frames at the end of the game.

Both of Hyannis' runs came in the third inning. With the score already 7-0 in favor of the Cardinals, Brendan Harris came to the plate with one out and Jamie Athas on first. Harris hit his third home run of the year, a high shot to left field. Brian Stavisky followed later in the inning with a double, but was stranded at second. Also helping the Mets offense was Dan Core, who went 2-for-2 with a walk as both the first baseman and the pitcher. Jon Henry Kail, Mike Scott, and Mike Rabelo all produced hits.

Three of Orleans' fourteen hits were rapped out by Gary Harris, who added two singles to his double later on in the game. These hitters also had two-hit games for the Cardinals: Tracy, Chris Morgan, and Jason Basil.

No baseball season would be complete without a fowl in foul ground! A flock of geese flew over the field at a low altitude in the eighth inning of the game. One goose clipped the guy wires on a light tower and fell to the field in foul territory. It managed to climb under the fence and into the nearby stream, where it nursed its broken wing. Immediately after the game, the Town of Barnstable's Animal Control Department arrived to tend to the goose.

Stats of note...the Mets finish the regular season with a record of 21-21-2...these players led the Mets in individual categories: Stavisky (batting average, hits, doubles, extra-base hits, games played, at-bats), Athas (games played, stolen bases, walks), Matt Carson (triples), Harris (runs, home runs, RBI, stolen bases), Rabelo (home runs), Scott (stolen bases), Matt Coenen (starter's ERA, winning pct., wins, strikeouts), Jeff Bruksch (starter's wins), Justin Taylor (starter's innings pitched, games started), DeSalvo (reliever's ERA, saves, wins, appearances), and Greg Conden (reliever's wins and strikeouts).

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BOX SCORE FOR 8/7/2000

ORLEANS--214 000 000--7
HYANNIS--002 000 000--2

ORLEANS            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Reppinger ss        4  0  1   1   1   0   0
Harris cf           5  1  3   1   0   0   4
Woods 2b            5  0  1   0   0   2   6
Tracy 3b            5  2  2   2   0   0   1
Morgan 1b           5  0  2   0   0   0   0
Huff lf             4  2  1   1   1   0   1
Basil c             4  1  2   1   1   2   3
Stockton rf         4  0  1   0   0   0   2
Greenbush dh        4  1  1   1   0   3   2

TOTALS             40  7 14   7   3   7  19

BATTING--2B: Harris (1), Morgan (7) HR: Tracy (1), Huff (2) Team LOB: 9

BASERUNNING--CS: Basil (5)

FIELDING--E: Huff (4), Tracy (7) DP: Reppinger-Morgan (4)
 

HYANNIS            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Athas ss            5  1  0   0   0   0   2
Harris 2b           4  1  1   2   1   2   1
Stavisky rf         4  0  1   0   0   2   1
Carson lf           4  0  0   0   0   1   1
Kail dh             3  0  1   0   0   2   1
-Riley c            1  0  0   0   0   0   2
Rabelo c-1b         3  0  1   0   0   0   0
Scott cf            4  0  1   0   0   0   0
Kantrovitz 3b       4  0  0   0   0   0   3
Core 1b-p           2  0  2   0   1   0   0
-DeSalvo p          1  0  0   0   0   0   0

TOTALS             35  2  7   2   2   7  11

BATTING--2B: Stavisky (3) HR: Harris (3) HP: Rabelo (2) Team LOB: 9

FIELDING--E: Rabelo (3), Kantrovitz (8) DP: Scott-Core-Athas (6) Outfield Assist: Scott (6)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
ORLEANS
Kelly (W, 7-1)       7.0  7  2   2   2   6  32
Nyweide              2.0  0  0   0   0   1   6
TOTALS               9.0  7  2   2   2   7  38
HYANNIS
Bush                 2.2  9  7   7   2   2  19
Long                 3.1  3  0   0   0   3  11
Core                 2.0  1  0   0   0   2   8
DeSalvo              1.0  1  0   0   1   1   5
TOTALS               9.0 14  7   7   3   7  43

WP: Kelly (7) HBP: Kelly (2)

Umpires: Gibbs (P), Hamilton (B)

Time: 2:34 Weather: sunny with haze, wind 25 mph blowing out to right, 85 degrees.

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Mets win thriller in opening game of Division Playoffs, 4-2

story from 8/8/00; posted on 8/9/00 at 00:56 EDT

--WAREHAM--The Hyannis Mets won their seventh contest of the season against Wareham in the first game of the Western Division Playoffs, pulling out a 4-2 victory in possibly this season's most exciting game.  The Mets have a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series against the Gatemen, the winner of which will face an Eastern Division opponent in the CCBL Finals.

Hyannis picked up a two-run lead in the top of the first inning.  With Brendan Harris on first, Brian Stavisky hit a double down the left-field line.  A Matt Carson single brought Harris home from third, and Ken Riley's single scored Stavisky.

Wareham answered back in the bottom of the fifth.  Casey Lambert had a leadoff walk and moved to second on an infield hit by Brian Barre.  A perfect sacrifice bunt by Brian Lentz moved the runners into scoring position, where they were picked up by Ryan Theriot's line-drive hit to center.

The score remained tied until the top of the eighth, when Mike Rabelo began the frame with a single to right.  He reached third base with one out and Mike Scott at the plate.  The Mets executed an ideal squeeze play, with Rabelo scoring and Scott only being thrown out by a half-step.  The Mets piled on one insurance run in the ninth, when Harris scored on Stavisky's second hit of the night.

Superb pitching and defense was the determining factor in the Mets' eventual victory.  Mike Fontenot, who was awarded the league's MVP award before the game, hit a single to left in the eighth inning and tried to reach second on the play.  Left fielder Matt Carson tracked down the ball and threw a perfect strike to second, where Harris was waiting to tag the sliding Fontenot.  Four pitches later, a sinking line drive to left field was reeled in by a diving Carson.  Daryll DeSalvo pitched the ninth inning for the Mets, and earned his first playoff save after striking out and stranding two batters apeice.

Matt Coenen started the game on the hill for the Mets, and was dominating in his 6 2/3 innings.  He surrendered only four hits while striking out eight.  He threw 114 pitches, and left the game to an ovation by the fans of Wareham and Hyannis alike.  His relief came in the form of Jake Alley, who gave up no runs on one hit in 1 1/3 innings of work.  Since the Mets obtained their lead in the top of the eighth (while Alley was officially the Mets pitcher), the win was credited to Alley.

Rhett Parrott was given Wareham's loss in seven-plus innings of work.  He gave up three of the Mets' four runs (two were earned) on nine hits.  He did settle down in the middle of his outing; Parrott allowed only two baserunners from the fourth to the seventh inning and ended with seven strikeouts.  Lance Cormier pitched the final two innings for the Gatemen, allowing one run on one hit.

The Mets had several hitters contribute to their nine-hit evening.  Rabelo was 3-for-5 with a run scored in the game.  Besides Carson's stellar defense, the left fielder had a pair of singles and an RBI.  Scott and Riley also added hits; each were early singles.

Stats of note...Hyannis and Wareham combined to strand 18 runners, 12 of them in scoring position...Hyannis laid down three sacrifice bunts, one of which scored a run...Chatham defeated Orleans in a one-game playoff on Tuesday and will face Brewster in the Eastern Division Playoffs.

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BOX SCORE FOR 8/8/2000

WESTERN DIVISION PLAYOFFS: GAME 1

HYANNIS--200 000 011--4
WAREHAM--000 020 000--2

HYANNIS            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Athas ss            3  0  0   0   2   2   2
Harris 2b           4  2  0   0   1   0   2
Stavisky rf         5  1  2   1   0   0   0
Carson lf           5  0  2   1   0   2   1
Rabelo 1b           5  1  3   0   0   0   2
Riley c             4  0  1   1   0   0   3
Kail dh             4  0  0   0   0   2   5
Scott cf            2  0  1   1   1   0   0
Kantrovitz 3b       3  0  0   0   0   1   4

TOTALS             35  4  9   4   4   7  19

BATTING--2B: Stavisky (1) SH: Kantrovitz (2), Riley (3), Scott (8) Team LOB: 11

BASERUNNING--SB: Harris (9) CS: Athas (4)

FIELDING--E: Athas (2), Coenen (3) DP: Athas-Harris-Rabelo (1) Outfield Assist: Carson (8)
 

WAREHAM            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Theriot ss          3  0  2   2   1   0   1
Fontenot 2b         4  0  1   0   0   2   3
Swisher cf          3  0  0   0   1   0   0
Parker c            4  0  0   0   0   1   1
Stone lf            2  0  0   0   2   1   1
Lambert 1b          3  1  0   0   1   1   2
Barre rf            4  1  2   0   0   2   2
Lentz dh            1  0  0   0   1   1   0
-Pinkman ph         1  0  0   0   0   1   2
Howard 3b           4  0  1   0   0   1   5

TOTALS             29  2  6   2   6  10  17

BATTING--2B: Howard (7) SH: Lentz (5) GIDP: Swisher (1) Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING--SB: Swisher (6) CS: Lambert (2), Lentz (3)

FIELDING--E: Parrott (2), Theriot (8), Howard (9)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
HYANNIS
Coenen               6.2  4  2   2   5   8  27
Alley (W, 1-0)       1.1  1  0   0   0   0   4
DeSalvo (S, 1)       1.0  1  0   0   1   2   5
TOTALS               9.0  6  2   2   6  10  36
WAREHAM
*Parrott (L, 0-1)    7.0  9  3   2   3   7  33
Cormier              2.0  1  1   1   1   0   9
TOTALS               9.0 10  3   3   4   7  42
*Parrott pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Parrott (1)

Umpires: McNally (P), Maibe & Catani (B)

Time: 2:47 Weather: partly cloudy, wind calm, 85 degrees.

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Hyannis gets out of the Gate quickly, advances to CCBL Finals 

story from 8/9/00; posted on 8/9/00 at 21:28 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Hyannis Mets produced a 9-0 victory against the Wareham Gatemen on Wednesday at McKeon Field, sweeping the Western Division Playoffs and earning a spot in the CCBL Finals.

Hyannis produced nine runs on eleven hits, committing no errors. For the second straight game, the Mets were led by the play of Matt Carson, who was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored. Carson's highlight was a two-run homer to left that capped the victory for the Mets. He also had a single down the line in the second inning and scored the first run of the game. Brendan Harris also was a main force in Hyannis' attack, scoring twice and driving in three on a pair of line-drive singles. Jamie Athas and Dan Kantrovitz, hitting (respectively) in the first and ninth slots of the order, each had a pair of singles and scored twice.

Despite working with a large lead, Justin Taylor maintained his mastery on the mound for the full nine innings. He threw 120 pitches on his way to a complete-game shutout, amassing ten strikeouts and only two walks. Taylor scattered eight hits and benefited greatly from an errorless defense.

Wareham's starting pitcher, Ben Crockett, ended up the loser after allowing Hyannis' first five runs. He gave up six hits and struck out three in five innings. He also had two costly wild pitches that scored runs. Russ Bayer pitched the final three innings for the Gatemen, allowing four runs on five hits.

The only Gatemen hitter to have two base hits was Mike Fontenot. Brian Lentz and Ryan Theriot each had doubles, Lentz in the third and Theriot in the fifth. Wareham's fatal downfall was hitting into four double plays, one of which ended the game in the ninth inning.

Carson picked up his second outfield assist in as many games, doubling up a runner who failed to tag up at first base. Mike Scott also had an assist, throwing out a runner at the plate in the fifth inning.

Stats of note...the Mets improve to 3-0 this season in games when Mets fan Brad Pfeifer remains in attendance for the game's entirety...the Mets will play in the CCBL Finals against either Chatham or Brewster; Brewster currently leads the series, 1-0...Hyannis will have either one or two days of rest depending on whether the Eastern Division Series lasts two or three games; Jeff Bruksch is the probable for Game 1 and Matt Coenen could pitch Game 2 if he gets enough rest.

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BOX SCORE FOR 8/9/2000

WESTERN DIVISION PLAYOFFS: GAME 2

WAREHAM--000 000 000--0
HYANNIS--020 030 40X--9

WAREHAM            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Theriot ss          4  0  1   0   0   2   3
Fontenot 2b         4  0  2   0   0   1   0
Stone lf            3  0  1   0   1   1   2
Lambert 1b          4  0  0   0   0   2   2
Swisher cf          4  0  1   0   0   3   2
Prochaska dh        4  0  1   0   0   0   2
Howard 3b           3  0  1   0   0   0   1
Lentz c             2  0  1   0   0   0   1
-Parker c           1  0  0   0   0   0   1
Barre rf            2  0  0   0   0   1   1
-Pinkman rf         0  0  0   0   1   0   0

TOTALS             31  0  8   0   2  10  15

BATTING--2B: Lentz (3), Theriot (5) GIDP: Lambert (6), Prochaska (9) Team LOB: 6

FIELDING--E: Theriot (2), Lentz (5), Crockett (5), Swisher (7) DP: Fontenot-Theriot (1), Theriot-Lambert (8)
 

HYANNIS            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Athas ss            3  2  2   0   0   0   0
Harris 2b           3  2  2   3   1   0   0
Stavisky rf         4  0  0   0   0   0   2
Carson lf           3  2  2   2   1   0   0
Rabelo 1b           4  1  1   0   0   1   2
Riley c             3  0  0   0   0   0   0
Kail dh             4  0  0   0   0   4   0
Scott cf            4  0  2   1   0   0   0
Kantrovitz 3b       4  2  2   0   0   0   2

TOTALS             32  9 11   6   2   5   6

BATTING--2B: Athas (7) HR: Carson (7) SH: Riley (2), Atahs (5) Team LOB: 3

FIELDING--DP: Carson-Rabelo (1), Athas-Rabelo (3), Athas-Harris-Rabelo (6), Taylor-Athas-Rabelo (9) Outfield Assists: Carson (1), Scott (5)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
WAREHAM
Crockett (L, 0-1)    5.0  6  5   3   2   3  23
Bayer                3.0  5  4   4   0   2  13
TOTALS               8.0 11  9   7   2   5  36
HYANNIS
Taylor (W, 1-0)      9.0  8  0   0   2  10  33
TOTALS               9.0  8  0   0   2  10  33

WP: Crockett 2 (2-5) PB: Riley (8)

Umpires: Gibbs (P), McGarry & Hamilton (B)

Time: 2:09 Weather: partly cloudy, wind 10 mph blowing right to left, 85 degrees.

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Brewster takes lead in Finals by out-dueling Hyannis, 2-0

story from 8/12/00; posted on 8/12/00 at 21:04 EDT

--HARWICH--The Brewster Whitecaps jumped out to a lead in the 2000 CCBL Finals, defeating the Hyannis Mets at Cape Cod Tech High School on Saturday, 2-0.  The Mets will now have to come back from behind in the best-of-three series.

Brewster scored both of their runs in the seventh inning on only one of their three hits.  Catcher Paul O'Toole and first baseman Josh Persell led off the inning with a pair of walks.  O'Toole came in on a single down the left-field line by Todd Faulkner, and an error allowed Persell to score.  Persell also had the first hit of the game for Brewster, a ground ball up the middle in the fifth inning.  Third baseman Murph Norris contributed the final hit of the game in the eighth inning.

Ryan Olson pitched a sparkling game for the Whitecaps, improving to 1-0 in the postseason after a 4-1 regular season and an eight-inning outing.  He allowed five hits and struck out five while walking four.  He gave up no runs, stranding eight Mets runners.  Dan Rich pitched a perfect ninth inning for the Whitecaps to earn his second playoff save.

Pitching was equally superb for the Mets, and one could argue that Hyannis did a better job on the mound than the Whitecaps did.  Starter Jeff Bruksch had a gem of his own, giving up only two hits and one earned run in seven innings.  He had a no-hitter through exactly four innings, striking out four of his seven victims during that thirteen-batter stretch.  Jake Alley pitched a scoreless eighth inning in relief of Bruksch.

Among the five Mets hits was a third-inning double by Brendan Harris.  A stiff wind knocked down any fly balls, contributing to the pitcher's duel and killing several potential home runs.  Other hits were added by Ken Riley, Matt Carson, Dan Kantrovitz, and John Birtwell (yes, the "pitcher"...more news on that below).

The two teams, in addition to taking part in a pitcher's battle, also had somewhat of a defensive contest.  Great plays were to be had in the outfield and infield alike, with the eventual winner of that battle being Brewster (only since they did not commit an error).

Stats of note...with starting shortstop Jamie Athas absent from the game while attending a wedding, the Mets had to shuffle the lineup to field a team; second baseman Harris moved to shortstop, Kantrovitz went from third to second, Mike Rabelo went from first to third, and Birtwell played at first base...Birtwell did well in his new position; his two best plays in the field were a high line drive that he jumped to catch in the second inning and a ground ball that he picked up and ran to first with to end the fourth inning...rain is in the forecast for Sunday, and no definite plan has been laid down in the event that the series comes too close to the August 15 deadline set by the NCAA.

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BOX SCORE FOR 8/12/2000

CCBL FINALS: GAME 1

HYANNIS---000 000 000--0
BREWSTER--000 000 20X--2

HYANNIS            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Scott cf            3  0  0   0   1   0   2
Harris ss           2  0  1   0   2   0   1
Stavisky rf         4  0  0   0   0   1   5
Carson lf           3  0  1   0   1   0   3
Rabelo 3b           3  0  0   0   0   0   0
Riley c             4  0  1   0   0   1   0
Kail dh             4  0  0   0   0   1   2
Birtwell 1b         4  0  1   0   0   1   1
Kantrovitz 2b       3  0  1   0   0   1   1

TOTALS             30  0  5   0   4   5  15

BATTING--2B: Harris (3) SH: Rabelo (6) GIDP: Rabelo (8) Team LOB: 8

FIELDING--E: Kantrovitz (7)
 

BREWSTER          ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Stanley cf         4  0  0   0   0   2   2
Norris 3b          4  0  1   0   0   0   0
Headley lf         3  0  0   0   1   0   1
O'Toole c          3  1  0   0   1   1   1
Persell 1b         3  1  1   0   1   1   1
Faulkner dh        3  0  1   1   0   0   1
Kent rf            1  0  0   0   1   0   0
Rouse ss           3  0  0   0   0   1   4
LaBarbera 2b       3  0  0   0   0   2   4

TOTALS            27  2  3   1   4   7  14

BATTING--SH: Kent (7) Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING--SB: Headley (1), O'Toole (7)

FIELDING--DP: LaBarbera-Persell (8)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
Bruksch (L, 0-1)     7.0  2  2   1   4   7  28
Alley                1.0  1  0   0   0   0   4
TOTALS               8.0  3  2   1   4   7  32
BREWSTER
Olson (W, 1-0)       8.0  5  0   0   4   5  32
Rich (S, 2)          1.0  0  0   0   0   0   3
TOTALS               9.0  5  0   0   4   5  35

PB: O'Toole (5)

Umpires: Crowley (P), Catani, McGowan, & McNally (B)

Time: 2:20 Weather: mostly cloudy, wind 25-30 mph blowing in from center, 70 degrees.

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Win over Mets earns 2000 CCBL title for Whitecaps

story from 8/13/00; posted on 8/13/00 at 20:04 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Brewster Whitecaps clinched the 2000 CCBL Championship on Sunday at McKeon Field.  They pulled out a 6-2 victory to sweep the best-of-three series against the Hyannis Mets.

Brewster scored all six runs by the fourth inning, knocking eight of their nine hits in that stretch.  Leading the Whitecaps was second baseman Anthony Lunetta, who had three RBI on two hits in addition to an exceptional game on the defensive side.  Steve Stanley and Paul O'Toole each had a pair of singles with a run and an RBI each.  Todd Faulkner scored in consecutive innings on a walk and an infield single.

Mike Wodnicki picked up the win for Brewster in his only playoff appearance.  He pitched seven innings in the starter's role, giving up one earned run on five hits while striking out seven and walking two.  Relievers George Carralejo and Mike Sollie each pitched one scoreless inning to secure Wodnicki's victory.

The two Hyannis runs were scored in the sixth inning.  Jamie Athas led the inning off with a bunt single just beyond the reach of the pitcher's glove.  He scored two pitches later on a double to left field by Brendan Harris.  Harris later came in on a passed ball.

A two-out, ninth-inning rally was attempted by the Mets.  Mike Scott hit a single to right field, capping off a great at-bat in which he fouled a pair of two-strike pitches.  The next batter, Dan Kantrovitz, hit a double to nearly the same spot as Harris' double three innings earlier.  Unfortunately for the Mets, the improbable comeback never produced any additional runs as Lunetta made another great play on an Athas grounder to end the game.

Matt Coenen got a loss in his first playoff decision.  He pitched the first 2 2/3 innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits.  His relief first came in the form of Greg Conden, who gave up one run on only two hits with three strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings.  The final three innings were pitched by Jake Carney; Carney stifled the offense, allowing no hits and facing only one batter over the minimum.

Stats of note...the Whitecaps became the first team created in the 1988 expansion to win a championship (Bourne was the other team formed in '88)...Brewster's Jack Headley was presented with the 2000 Howe Sportsdata Playoff Star of Stars Award; he went hitless in Sunday's game with a walk, a hit-by-pitch, and a sacrifice fly...the Mets ended a scoring drought of fifteen innings in the game.

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BOX SCORE FOR 8/13/2000

CCBL FINALS: GAME 2

BREWSTER--032 100 000--6
HYANNIS---000 002 000--2

BREWSTER          ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Stanley cf         5  1  2   1   0   0   1
Norris 3b          5  0  0   0   0   1   1
Headley rf         2  1  0   1   1   0   0
Persell 1b         4  0  0   0   0   1   2
O'Toole lf         4  1  2   1   0   1   0
Faulkner dh        3  2  1   0   1   0   0
Pratt c            2  1  1   0   2   0   0
Lunetta 2b         3  0  2   3   1   1   1
Rouse ss           4  0  1   0   0   1   3

TOTALS            32  6  9   6   5   5   8

BATTING--HP: Headley (3) SF: Headley (4) GIDP: Rouse (2) Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING--SB: O'Toole 2 (2-3), Headley (3), Stanley (4)

FIELDING--E: Pratt (1), Persell (6) DP: Wodnicki-Persell (7)
 

HYANNIS           ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Athas ss           5  1  1   0   0   1   4
Harris 2b          3  1  2   1   1   0   1
Stavisky rf        4  0  0   0   0   1   3
Carson lf          4  0  0   0   0   3   3
Rabelo 1b          4  0  0   0   0   0   2
Riley c            4  0  0   0   0   1   1
Kail dh            4  0  2   0   0   1   0
Scott cf           4  0  1   0   0   1   2
Kantrovitz 3b      3  0  2   0   1   0   0

TOTALS            35  2  8   1   2   8  16

BATTING--2B: Harris (6), Kantrovitz (9) Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING--SB: Harris (1)

FIELDING--DP: Harris-Athas-Rabelo (2), Athas-Rabelo (6) Outfield Assist: Carson (3)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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BREWSTER
Wodnicki (W, 1-0)    7.0  5  2   1   2   7  28
Carralejo            1.0  1  0   0   0   0   4
Sollie               1.0  2  0   0   0   1   5
TOTALS               9.0  8  2   1   2   8  37
HYANNIS
Coenen (L, 0-1)      2.2  7  5   5   3   1  17
Conden               3.1  2  1   1   1   3  12
Carney               3.0  0  0   0   1   1  10
TOTALS               9.0  9  6   6   5   5  39

PB: Pratt (6) HBP: Coenen (3)

Umpires: McNally (P), McGowan, Hamilton, & Catani (B)

Time: 2:24 Weather: overcast w/ drizzle, wind 15-20 mph blowing in from right, 70 degrees.

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