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--July 2000 News Archives--

7/1 Bourne 5, Hyannis 3
7/2 Hyannis 9, Brewster 5
7/3 Harwich 6, Hyannis 5
7/4 Hyannis 3, Cotuit 2
7/6 Chatham 2, Hyannis 3
7/7 Hyannis 9, Falmouth 5
7/8 Wareham 3, Hyannis 4
7/10 Hyannis 3, Harwich 6
7/11 Brewster 7, Hyannis 4
7/11 Carly Simon Night
7/12 Hyannis 3, Bourne 1
7/14 Cotuit 6, Hyannis 7
7/15 Hyannis 4, Falmouth 5
7/16 Falmouth 1, Hyannis 5
7/17 Hyannis 6, Wareham 3
7/20 Bourne 4, Hyannis 1
7/21 Hyannis 2, Brewster 7
7/22 All-Star Game
7/23 Hyannis 3, Falmouth 1
7/25 Wareham 4, Hyannis 4
7/28 Harwich 3, Hyannis 4
7/30 Hyannis 6, Cotuit 1
7/31 Hyannis 5, Chatham 2

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Mets strand thirteen, can't get by Bourne

story from 7/1/00; posted on 7/1/00 at 23:53 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Mets put out their highest hit total of the year but failed to bring their runners home, falling to Bourne on Saturday at McKeon Field, 5-3.  With the win, Bourne pulls one point ahead of Hyannis for fourth place in the Western Division.

The game saw several lead changes; neither starting pitcher had a decision for their team.  Bourne's starter, Justin Pope, was relieved in the seventh after giving up twelve hits and (amazingly) allowing no runs while striking out eight.  The lead he left the game with vanished in the seventh inning.  Hyannis' Jason Bush was in line for the loss until the seventh.  He was pulled in the eighth after allowing three runs on six hits with four strikeouts and three walks.

Bourne took a 2-0 lead in the second inning.  Kevin Youkilis reached base on a single and moved to second when Jon Benick (Virginia) reached on an error.  They were moved to scoring position by Dwight Edge's (Tampa) sacrifice bunt. Youkilis scored on a groundout, and Benick scored on a hit by Kevin Kelly (Duke).  Mike Rodriguez made it 3-0 for the Braves in the fifth inning, reaching base on a single and scoring on a sacrifice fly by Youkilis.

The Mets answered back in the seventh inning.  The first two batters, Brendan Harris and Brian Stavisky, reached base on an error and a double to right-center that made it halfway up the wall.  A new pitcher came in, only to walk his first hitter, Justin Loop.  A double down the left-field line by Ryan Barthelemy picked up Harris and Stavisky.  A perfectly-executed suicide squeeze by Ken Riley scored Loop to tie the game at 3-3.

The lead was taken back by the Braves in the next half-inning.  Benick reached base by being hit with a pitch, and scored on Futrell's second hit.  Futrell scored on a double by Matt Serafini (Evansville) to form the final score of 5-3.

The winner for Bourne was Billy Biggs (1-0), who allowed two hits and one run in two innings of relief.  Josh Brey pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save of the season.  Dan Core (0-4) allowed those two runs in the eighth and was therefore the losing pitcher.  Half of his losses have now come against Bourne.

Stats of note...the Mets had five more hits on Saturday than in Friday's 13-inning game and four less runs...Brian Stavisky and Ryan Barthelemy each had three hits on Friday, two singles and a double apeice...Half of Bourne's six wins this year have been against the Mets.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/1/2000

BOURNE---020 010 020--5
HYANNIS--000 000 300--3

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

TOTALS            33  5  8   5   3   6   9

BATTING--2B: Riley (5), Rodriguez (7) HP: Benick (8) SF: Youkilis (5) IBB: Alleva (5) Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING--SB: Benick (8), Futrell (8) PO: Futrell (6)

FIELDING--E: Riley (1), Kelly (7) DP: Kelly-Riley-Benick (3), Youkilis-Benick (7)
 

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

TOTALS            40  3 15   3   2  12  24

BATTING--2B: Stavisky (7), Barthelemy (7) SH: Riley (7) GIDP: Loop (3), Holm (7) Team LOB: 13

BASERUNNING--CS: Scott (1)

FIELDING--E: Harris (2), Riley (8)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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BOURNE
Pope                 6.0 12  0   0   0   8  29
Valentin*            0.0  1  2   1   0   0   2
Biggs (W, 1-0)       2.0  2  1   1   1   1   8
Brey (S, 3)          1.0  0  0   0   1   3   4
TOTALS               9.0 15  3   2   2  12  43
HYANNIS
Bush                 7.0  6  3   3   3   4  30
Core (L, 0-4)        1.0  2  2   2   0   1   6
Birtwell             1.0  0  0   0   0   1   4
TOTALS               9.0  8  5   5   3   6  40
*Valentin pitched to 2 batters in the 7th and did not record an out.

HBP: Core (8) IBB: Bush (5)

Umpires: Nielsen (P), Hamilton (B)

Time: 2:32 Weather: clear, wind calm, 80 degrees.

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Mets come back to beat the Whitecaps

story from 7/2/00; posted on 7/2/00 at 23:59 EDT

--HARWICH--The Brewster Whitecaps were unable to hold off another 15-hit attack by the Mets and lost Sunday at Cape Cod Tech Field, 9-5.  The potent Hyannis offense came back from a three-run deficit by the sixth inning and added four additional runs by the end of the game.

The Mets scored two runs in the first inning as was necessary; every game the Mets have won has involved some production in the first inning.  Mike Scott had a double and scored on a double by Ryan Barthelemy, who in turn scored on a double by Jon Henry Kail.  Of the four Hyannis doubles, three came in the first inning.

Brewster looked to match Hyannis in the second inning.  They tied the score in the second on back-to-back home runs to left field by Josh Persell and Todd Faulkner (Auburn).  Persell was a triple short of the cycle at the end of the game, adding a run-scoring double in the three-run fourth.  Faulkner also had a hit in the fourth.  The following batter in that inning, Murph Norris, hit a double to left-center.  Persell scored on the hit, but Faulkner was cut down at the plate.

Hyannis had two runners on in the sixth when, down 5-2, Brian Stavisky hit a ground ball that hopped over the first baseman's head for a single and two RBI.  He and Ken Riley (who had three hits in the game) scored on a hit by Jamie Athas.  Two runs were added in the next inning on a towering home run to left by Kail, his first of the season.

The hitting leaders for Hyannis were Barthelemy (4-for-5), Kail (3 RBI), Stavisky (2 hits/2 RBI), and Riley (3-for-5).  The Mets had the same number of hits as they did on Saturday, but scored six more runs and stranded four less runners.  They also faced a team that they had already won against (back on June 23).

Jeff Bruksch (2-0) was the winning pitcher for the Mets after a six-inning outing.  He allowed the five Brewster runs and scattered eight hits, but struck out six while walking only one.  Matt Lynch pitched the final three innings, allowing no runs and only one hit.

Matt Sollie (1-1) was Brewster's starting pitcher and losing pitcher.  Sollie (NC State) threw five and two-thirds innings, allowing six runs and nine hits.  The Whitecaps' other two pitchers each allowed at least one run and two hits in no more than two innings.

Stats of note...the Mets were fourth in the league in hitting heading into Sunday's game and expect to pass Harwich for third after their second straight 15-hit output...with Kail's home run, the Mets now have as many home runs as they have triples...Stavisky and Barthelemy both are coming off consecutive multi-hit games, having a combined total of twelve hits in the two games. 

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/2/2000

HYANNIS---200 004 210--9
BREWSTER--020 300 000--5

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

TOTALS             40  9 15   8   3   1  10

BATTING--2B: Scott (1), Barthelemy (1), Kail (1), Athas (6) HR: Kail (7) HP: Holm (9) GIDP: Barthelemy (3), Scott (8) Team LOB: 9

BASERUNNING--SB: Holm (2)

FIELDING--E: Athas (6), Holm (9) DP: Athas-Barthelemy 2 (4-7) Outfield Assist: Scott (5)
 

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

TOTALS             34  5  9   5   3   6  11

BATTING--2B: Persell (4), Norris (4) HR: Persell (2), Faulkner (2) SH: Headley (5) GIDP: Creighton (4), O'Toole (7) Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING--SB: Stanley 2 (1-7), Norris (6), Headley (7) CS: Stanley (5)

FIELDING--E: Rouse 3 (2-3-8), Dunkle (9) DP: Rouse-LaBarbara-Persell 2 (3-8), Stanley-Persell (7) Outfield Assist: Stanley (7)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
Bruksch (W, 2-0)     6.0  8  5   5   1   6  26
Lynch (S, 1)         3.0  1  0   0   2   0  12
TOTALS               9.0  9  5   5   3   6  38
BREWSTER
Sollie (L, 1-1)      5.2  9  6   6   1   0  27
Rosellini            1.1  4  2   2   1   0   8
Dunkle               2.0  2  1   1   1   1  10
TOTALS               9.0 15  9   9   3   1  45

HBP: Dunkle (9)

Umpires: Thompson (P), Crowley (B)

Time: 2:46 Weather: clear, wind 5 mph blowing out to left, 80 degrees.

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Mets stopped one run short of comeback

story from 7/3/00; posted on 7/3/00 at 23:55 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Harwich Mariners pulled out their second one-run victory against the Mets on Monday at McKeon Field.  They stranded the potential winning run at first base and defeated Hyannis, 6-5.

The starting pitching was the strongest aspect of each team's game, even though neither pitcher had a decision in the end.  Matt Coenen pitched the first seven innings for Hyannis, allowing four hits and one run while striking out seven.  He was relieved only because he was fatigued after throwing 117 pitches.  The Mariners' Jon McDonald threw for six innings with three strikeouts and three runs on seven hits.

Harwich's leading hitters were John Cole, Kelly Shoppach (Baylor), and Adam Stern (Nebraska-Lincoln).  Cole had two hits and two pivotal RBI in the ninth.  Shoppach had a solo home run in the fourth inning.  Stern scored runs in the eighth and ninth innings.  Also, Todd Leathers (Winthrop) contributed a ninth-inning double and score a run later in that inning.

The Mets scored three runs in the sixth inning.  Ryan Barthelemy reached base on a walk, and moved to second on a hit by Mike Rabelo.  Brian Stavisky's double scored Barthelemy and a sacrifice fly by Jon Henry Kail scored Rabelo.  Stavisky came in when Steve Holm produced a hit.

Holm started the ninth inning rally for Hyannis.  Down 6-3, he reached base with a walk and moved to second on another walk, this one to Jamie Athas.  Mike Scott's single moved them into scoring position and loaded the bases for Brendan Harris, the go-ahead run.  Harris hit a grounder that squeezed past the infielders for a single and scored Holm.  Barthelemy hit a sacrifice fly that brought Athas in.  Unfortunately, the last batter flied out to end the game, leaving the tying run 180 feet away.

Kevin Downes (Amherst) won the game for Harwich, moving to 3-0 after pitching a scoreless seventh inning.  Jay Belflower pitched the last two innings and barely received his first save of the year.  The losing pitcher for the Mets was Darryl DeSalvo (0-1), who allowed the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.

Stats of note...both games against Harwich this season have been lost by a one-run margin (1-0, June 16 at Harwich)...all the runs in the past two games have been earned...three out of five of Hyannis' runs on Monday were scored by batters who reached base on walks.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/3/2000

HARWICH--000 100 032--6
HYANNIS--000 003 002--5

HARWICH            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Stern cf            4  2  1   0   1   1   1
Bartlett ss-3b      4  1  1   1   0   1   1
Cole 3b-2b          2  0  2   2   2   0   0
Colson dh           4  1  1   0   1   1   4
Shoppach c          2  1  1   1   2   0   2
Bilezikjan rf       4  0  0   0   0   2   3
Joyner 2b           3  0  0   0   0   1   0
-Robison ph         1  0  1   1   0   0   0
--Daniel ss         0  0  0   0   0   0   0
Leathers 1b         4  1  1   0   0   1   0
Nettles lf          4  0  1   0   0   1   1

TOTALS              36 6  9   5   6   8  12

BATTING--2B: Leathers (9) HR: Shoppach (4) HP: Bartlett (9) SH: Cole (8) Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING--SB: Cole (6) CS: Cole (6), Robison (8)

FIELDING--E: Joyner (1)
 

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

TOTALS             34  5 11   5   4   3  16

BATTING--2B: Stavisky (9) SF: Kail (6), Barthelemy (9) SH: Miller (7) Team LOB: 9

BASERUNNING--PO: Holm (6)

FIELDING--E: Athas (3) Outfield Assist: Stavisky (9)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HARWICH
McDonald             6.0  7  3   3   2   3  26
Downes (W, 3-0)      1.0  1  0   0   0   0   4
Belflower (S, 1)     2.0  3  2   2   2   0  11
TOTALS               9.0 11  5   5   4   3  41
HYANNIS
Coenen               7.0  4  1   1   3   7  27
Birtwell*            0.0  2  2   2   0   0   2
DeSalvo              1.0  1  1   1   2   0   5
Core                 1.0  2  2   2   1   1   6
TOTALS               9.0  9  6   6   6   8  40
*Birtwell pitched to 2 batters in the 8th and did not record an out.

WP: Coenen (6), DeSalvo (8) HBP: Belflower (9)

Umpires: Nielsen (P), Walker (B)

Time: 3:07 Weather: overcast, wind 10 mph blowing out, 80 degrees.

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Mets edge out Cotuit for second win against Kettleers

story from 7/4/00; posted on 7/4/00 at 22:36 EDT

--COTUIT--The Hyannis Mets came into Lowell Park on the Fourth of July and defeated the Cotuit Kettleers to take the lead in the season series of this heated rivalry, 2-0.  The Mets won a 3-2 game in what might have been the most exciting contest of the season.

Contrary to the fireworks demonstrations taking place throughout the nation, no batted balls were rocketed out of the park.  The two teams combined for nine hits and three earned runs.  The pitchers controlled the flow of the game, with a combined twelve strikeouts and five walks.

Greg Conden (1-0) picked up his first win in eight appearances and two starts.  He threw six innings, striking out seven, allowing two runs (none earned), and giving up three hits.  The save was credited to Jake Alley, who only allowed one hit in three innings.  Alley retired the first eight batters he faced, but gave up a double to Rob Cofiero (Villanova) in the ninth with two out.  He stranded Cofiero by striking out John Nathans (Richmond) to end the game.

The complete-game effort of Zach Minor (Fresno State) was only enough to give him a loss.  His 136-pitch outing saw five hits, three earned runs, four strikeouts, and one walk.  Minor (0-3) even did better than his line suggested; the first two hits he surrendered were both infield hits.

Hyannis struck in the first inning with back-to-back infield hits by Greg Miller and Mike Scott to lead off the game.  A passed ball brought Miller home, and Mike Scott scored on a fielder's choice by Justin Loop.  Loop was the offensive star of the game, adding a double in the sixth that scored Brendan Harris.

Cotuit's only runs came off a wacky play in the fifth inning.  Nathans reached base on a hit to start the inning.  Chris Russ (Texas A&M) attempted to move Nathans over to second with a sacrifice bunt.  An errant throw to first by Conden flew down the right-field foul line, allowing Nathans to score from first and moving Russ to third.  First baseman Ryan Barthelemy finally reached the ball and attempted to throw out Russ at third.  That throw also got away, and Russ scored on a typical Little League-ish bunt home run.

Stats of note...the Mets' defense pulled itself together after that throw-around, since Alley's eight consecutive batters retired were all taken care of in the field...Hyannis is now only one point behind Cotuit in the Western Division...on the 224th anniversary of our nation's independence, look at the final linescores:

HYANNIS  COTUIT
R  H  E  R  H  E
3  5  2  2  4  0

Coincidence or patriotism? Before you decide, remember that Conden attends college at George Washington University and that Miller is from James Madison University!

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/4/2000

HYANNIS--200 001 000--3
COTUIT---000 020 000--2

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

TOTALS             29  3  5   2   1   4   7

BATTING--2B: Loop (6) Team LOB: 3

BASERUNNING--SB: Miller (1), Scott (1)

FIELDING--E: Conden (5), Barthelemy (5)
 

COTUIT             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Hook cf             4  0  0   0   0   1   0
Longo 2b            4  0  0   0   0   1   0
Holt rf             3  0  2   0   1   0   0
Ghutzman dh         4  0  0   0   0   0   1
Wright lf           2  0  0   0   2   0   0
McPherson 1b-3b     3  0  0   0   1   1   1
Eure 3b             2  0  0   0   0   2   2
-Singer ph          1  0  0   0   0   1   1
--Cofiero 1b        1  0  1   0   0   0   0
---Weaver pr        0  0  0   0   0   0   0
Nathans c           4  1  1   0   0   1   3
Russ ss             2  1  0   0   0   1   2

TOTALS             29  2  4   0   4   8  10

BATTING--2B: Cofiero (9) SH: Russ (5) Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING--PO: Holt (5)

FIELDING--Outfield Assist: Holt (1)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
Conden (W, 1-0)      6.0  3  2   0   4   7  25
Alley (S, 1)         3.0  1  0   0   0   1  10
TOTALS               9.0  4  2   0   4   8  35
COTUIT
Minor (L, 0-3)       9.0  5  3   3   1   4  33
TOTALS               9.0  5  3   3   1   4  33

PB: Nathans 2 (1-6), Riley (6)

Umpires: McNally (P), Katani (B)

Time: 2:20 Weather: mostly cloudy, wind 5 mph blowing out, 80 degrees.

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Sunset buys time and a late win for the Mets

story from 7/6/00; posted on 7/6/00 at 23:57 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Mets had their second extra-inning game of the year under the twilight at McKeon Field, pulling out a 3-2 win over the Chatham A's in 11 innings.  The winning run was made possible by a bright sunset reflecting off of high clouds to create just enough light to play the final inning.

The score was locked at 2-2 going into the bottom of the 11th inning.  The umpires ruled that there was just enough light to complete the frame, even though the automated lights in the adjacent parking lot were starting to come on.  Brendan Harris, who also had a double in the fourth, reached on a two-out walk.  He stole second base, and moved to third on a passed ball.  On the very next pitch, Ryan Barthelemy hit a line drive into center field to bring in Harris and win the game in dramatic fashion.

Matt Lynch (1-0) won his first game of the season after pitching only 2/3 innings and inducing a double play.  Tim Cunningham was the starter for Hyannis.  He struggled early, allowing 13 batters to reach base in the first four innings, but ended up scattering six hits in six innings with one earned run and five strikeouts.  Dan Core had his best outing of the year in relief of Cunningham, allowing only two hits in 4 1/3 innings and striking out four.

Chatham's Pete Montrenes (Southern Cal) got the start and pitched eight innings.  He allowed five hits and one earned run while striking out seven in his 127-pitch outing.  The loss was handed to newcomer Tanner Eriksen (Southern Cal), who still managed to strike out five and only allowed two hits in three innings.  At one point, Montrenes and Eriksen combined to retire fifteen Mets batters consecutively.

Hyannis was led by the offense of Brian Stavisky, who hit his first home run of the season.  His line-drive blast towards the scoreboard in right field tied the score at one in the second inning.  He also drove in Harris to tie the score at two in the fourth inning.  To accentuate his day, all of these events took place on his twentieth birthday with his family in attendance!

Todd Linden (Washington) was 3-for-4 for the A's, raising his already team-leading batting average to .370.  Leadoff hitter Drew Meyer (South Carolina) scored both of Chatham's runs, and was driven in by Alfredo Lugo (Georgia College) on both occasions.

Stats of note...the only other player on the Mets besides Stavisky to play on his birthday was Darryl DeSalvo, who pitched one scoreless inning June 23 in a 7-2 win against Brewster.  The third Met to have a birthday during the season, Matt Carson, was not in the lineup on his July 1 birthday...the Mets committed four errors in Thursday's game, the most in one game since June 17...the game lasted three hours and eight minutes, the longest game at McKeon Field all year. It lasted one minute longer than Monday's game at home against Harwich.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/6/2000

CHATHAM---101 000 000/00--2
HYANNIS---010 100 000/01--3

CHATHAM            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Meyer ss            4  2  0   0   1   1   2
Salvo 2b            5  0  1   0   0   1   2
Linden rf           4  0  3   0   1   0   0
Kubachka 1b         5  0  0   0   0   3   4
Lugo 3b             4  0  1   2   0   0   0
Braun dh            4  0  1   0   0   0   2
-Nonemaker ph       1  0  0   0   0   1   0
McBeth cf           5  0  0   0   0   3   3
Cox lf              5  0  1   0   0   0   3
Hildreth c          3  0  1   0   0   0   1
-Singleton pr       0  0  0   0   0   0   0
--Picard c          0  0  0   0   0   0   0

TOTALS             40  2  8   2   2   9  17

BATTING--HP: Salvo (1), Meyer (3), Hildreth (9) SF: Lugo (1) SH: Picard (11) GIDP: Salvo (11) Team LOB: 12

BASERUNNING--CS: Salvo (1)

FIELDING--E: Montrenes (4) DP: Meyer-Kubachka (2)
 

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

TOTALS             37 3   7   3   3  12   6
*Holm was injured in the 2nd inning in a defensive collision with a baserunner and was replaced in the lineup by Scott.

BATTING--2B: Harris (4) HR: Stavisky (2) GIDP: Carson (2) Team LOB: 4

BASERUNNING--SB: Scott (10), Harris (11) PO: Athas (5)

FIELDING--E: Harris (1), Rabelo (3), Athas (4), Miller (5) DP: Miller-Barthelemy (11)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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CHATHAM
Montrenes            8.0  5  2   1   2   7  29
Eriksen (L, 0-1)     2.2  2  1   1   1   5  11
TOTALS              10.2  7  3   2   3  12  40
HYANNIS
Cunningham           6.0  6  2   1   1   5  29
Core                 4.1  2  0   0   0   4  16
Lynch (W, 1-0)       0.2  0  0   0   1   0   2
TOTALS              11.0  8  2   1   2   9  47

PB: Cunningham (4), Eriksen (11) HBP: Cunningham 2 (1-3), Core (9)

Umpires: Katani (P), Walker (B)

Time: 3:08 Weather: partly cloudy, wind 10-15 mph blowing right to left, 82 degrees.

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No amount of weather stops Mets from winning third straight

story from 7/7/00; posted on 7/8/00 at 10:07 EDT

--FALMOUTH--At chilly Guv Fuller Field Friday night before a crowd that swelled to 200 and dwindled to 30, the Hyannis Mets defeated the Falmouth Commodores by a score of 9-5 to win their third consecutive game.

The Mets produced nine runs on ten hits with five timely walks.  Out of the nine runs that were scored, only three of the runners reached base on a hit.  The others got on due to three walks, a fielder's choice, an error, and a passed ball on a strikeout.  Seven out of the nine runs were earned, and there were eight RBI by Mets hitters.

Leading the way for Hyannis were big hitters Brian Stavisky, who had two ground-rule doubles and two RBI, and Ryan Barthelemy, who scored three runs.  Catcher Ken Riley reached base every time he came to bat, going 2-for-2 with two walks.  Jon Henry Kail had two RBI on a sacrifice fly and a groundout.

The game was tied at five in the ninth inning with curfew time approaching fast.  Hyannis responded by producing more than enough offense.  Riley led the inning off with a walk, moved to second on a Greg Miller hit, and moved to third when Mike Scott reached with an error.  The only potential RBI which nobody could take credit for ended up being the game-winner, as the third pitch to Brendan Harris went wild, scoring Riley.  Harris had a two-RBI hit on the next pitch, extending his hitting streak to fifteen games.

Falmouth's corresponding offensive statistics were far more unusual than Hyannis'.  They scored five runs on four hits with seven walks.  Only one of their runners that scored reached base on a hit; the others reaching on three walks and a sacrifice.  Three out of the five runs were earned, and there were four RBI by Commodore hitters.

For the Commodores, the run that was not batted in came on a steal of home plate.  That steal was pulled off by Billy Jacobson (Stanford), who came in on a first-and-third double steal play in the fifth inning.  Two more runs were added in the seventh inning on a sky-high home run to right field by Luke Scott, his second home run off the Mets in two games.

Matt Lynch (2-0) pitched two innings of relief and earned the win for Hyannis.  He struck out five, and only gave up one hit, which happened to be Scott's rocket.  Lynch relieved starter Justin Taylor, who allowed three runs on two hits with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.  Other relievers for the Mets were Darryl DeSalvo, who pitched a scoreless ninth, and John Birtwell, who struck out the only two batters he faced.

Vince Serafini (Evansville) was the losing pitcher for Falmouth in a four-inning relief effort.  He allowed four hits and four runs while striking out six.  Falmouth's starter, Ben Keiter (Wichita State), was pulled from the game after throwing 98 pitches in five-plus innings.  Keiter surrendered five runs on six hits with five strikeouts.

The game was delayed one hour and ten minutes from its start time due to a thunderstorm and its effects on the field that needed to be cleaned up.  Once it was apparent that the game would be started, a large crowd came out of their cars and into the bleachers.  Far-off lightning strikes managed to scare off most of the crowd by the third inning.  If the imposing clouds weren't enough, the temperature dropped thirty degrees in a matter of hours and was chilled further by a frigid Arctic wind.  Nearly all of the spectators who neglected their personal warmth when leaving for the game found themselves gone by the fourth inning.  However, Hyannis' hot bats were keeping everyone warm by the end of the game!

Stats of note...the Mets pitchers combined for fourteen strikeouts; they managed to strike out every member of the Commodore lineup at least once...Hyannis has done something twice in a row that it hadn't been able to do all season - they won a game without scoring at least one run in the first inning...DeSalvo made his team-leading ninth appearance, and lowered his ERA to 1.64.  He also leads the team (and the league) with the highest uniform number; he wears #77.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/7/2000

HYANNIS---021 002 004--9
FALMOUTH--000 021 200--5

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

TOTALS             37  9 10   8   5  11  11

BATTING--2B: Stavisky 2 (1-6) SF: Kail (6) GIDP: Harris (1) Team LOB: 7

FIELDING--E: Taylor (5)
 

FALMOUTH           ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Mattle rf           4  0  0   1   0   1   0
Jurries 2b          3  1  0   0   2   2   0
Greene 3b           5  0  0   0   0   2   2
Scott lf            4  1  1   2   0   2   0
Brooks c            2  1  0   0   2   1   0
Ghutzman c          3  0  1   0   1   1   0
Schmidt 1b          2  1  1   1   2   1   0
Jacobson cf         3  1  0   0   0   3   5
Brown ss            4  0  1   0   0   1   7

TOTALS             30  5  4   4   7  14  14

BATTING--HR: Scott (7) SF: Mattle (5) SH: Jacobson (5) Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING--SB: Brooks (2), Ghutzman (2), Jacobson (5), Jurries (5), Mattle (9)

FIELDING--E: Schmidt 2 (9) DP: Brown-Jurries-Schmidt (1)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
Taylor               5.1  2  3   1   6   5  25
Birtwell             0.2  0  0   0   0   2   2
Lynch (W, 2-0)       2.0  1  2   2   1   5   8
DeSalvo              1.0  1  0   0   0   2   4
TOTALS               9.0  4  5   3   7  14  39
FALMOUTH
*Keiter              5.0  6  5   4   3   5  24
Serafini (L, 1-1)    4.0  4  4   3   2   6  19
TOTALS               9.0 10  9   7   5  11  43
*Keiter pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

WP: Serafini (9) PB: Brooks (2)

Umpires: Mabe (P), Hamilton (B)

Time: 3:05 Delay: rain/field work, 7:00 to 8:10 Weather: mostly cloudy w/ distant lightning, wind calm, 60 degrees.

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One extra inning yields one extra run for Mets

story from 7/8/00; posted on 7/9/00 at 15:57 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Mets outlasted the Wareham Gatemen at McKeon Field, winning in ten innings by a score of 4-3.  With the win, the Mets passed Cotuit for third in the Western Division and grew closer to the division-leading Gatemen.

Wareham came into the game with a league-best 15-7 record and the best numbers in both hitting and pitching.  These numbers took a beating, as Wareham pitching surrendered twelve walks and eight hits to Hyannis and Gatemen hitters could muster only three hits.  By contrast, the Mets remained consistent with their play of late.  Hyannis had eight hits and the pitchers struck out seven in their fourth straight win.

The Mets were led by the offense of Brendan Harris and Greg Miller and the pitching tandem of Jeff Bruksch and Matt Coenen.  Harris and Miller both contributed two hits and two walks, scoring three runs between them.  Bruksch was the starting pitcher, allowing the three hits all in one inning and retiring nine in a row immediately afterwards.  Coenen (3-0) picked up the win after pitching the final two innings.  He allowed no hits and pitched a perfect tenth inning.

Wareham would not have gone into extra innings with the Mets if not for the efforts of second baseman Mike Fontenot (Louisiana State).  He scored twice in the game, reaching on a walk and hit.  He came in on a balk and a throwing error, respectively.  He also stole three bases in his two trips around the bases.  A double by Brian Barre (Southern Cal) produced the only RBI for the Gatemen.

The losing pitcher for the Gatemen was Lance Cormier (Alabama), whose control problem essentially handed the game away.  Pitching in the bottom half of the tenth inning, Cormier (1-3) walked the bases loaded with one out and the threw a wild pitch, allowing the game-winning run to score.  Rhett Parrott (Georgia Tech) was Wareham's starter; he allowed two earned runs on serven hits and five walks while striking out four in six innings of work.

Stats of note...the Mets are 5-2 in the month of July, and have gone 9-4-1 since starting the season 1-8...Saturday's game marked the third consecutive three-hour game for the Mets...Hyannis is 3-1-1 in games that have lasted over three hours.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/8/2000

WAREHAM--102 000 000/0--3
HYANNIS--101 000 100/1--4

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

TOTALS             30  3  3   1   5   7   6

BATTING--2B: Barre (3) HP: McCarthy (7) SH: Fontenot (8) Team LOB: 4

BASERUNNING--SB: Fontenot 3 (1-3-3) CS: Theriot (2), Barre (3) PO: McCarthy (7)

FIELDING--E: Fontenot 2 (3-7) DP: Howard-Fontenot-Prochaska (8)
 

HYANNIS            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Miller lf           4  1  2   0   2   1   2
Scott cf            4  0  0   0   2   1   6
Harris 2b           3  2  2   0   2   0   0
Barthelemy 1b       2  0  1   1   0   0   0
Carson dh           5  0  0   1   0   2   3
Stavisky rf         3  0  0   0   2   1   1
Loop 3b             5  0  1   0   0   1   4
Riley c             5  0  1   0   0   1   0
Athas ss            1  1  1   0   4   0   0

TOTALS             32  4  8   2  12   7  16

BATTING--SF: Barthelemy (1) SH: Barthelemy 2 (7-9) IBB: Stavisky (9) GIDP: Scott (8) Team LOB: 13

FIELDING--E: Riley (3), Barthelemy (8)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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WAREHAM
Parrott              6.0  7  2   2   5   4  29
*Gonzalez            2.0  1  1   0   3   1  10
Cormier (L, 1-3)     1.1  0  1   1   4   2   8
TOTALS               9.1  8  4   3  12   7  47
HYANNIS
Bruksch              8.0  3  3   3   4   5  30
Coenen (W, 3-0)      2.0  0  0   0   1   2   7
TOTALS              10.0  3  3   3   5   7  37
*Gonzalez pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP: Gonzalez 2 (7), Cormier 2 (10) HBP: Bruksch (7) BK: Bruksch (1) IBB: Cormier (9)

Umpires: Crowley (P), McNally (B)

Time: 3:02 Weather: clear, wind 5 mph blowing right to left, 75 degrees.

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Winning streak for Mets ends at four; Harwich wins, 6-3

story from 7/10/00; posted on 7/11/00 at 12:53 EDT

--HARWICH--The Mets' recent hot streak was cooled by the Harwich Mariners at Whitehouse Field, as they beat Hyannis for their third time, 6-3.

Harwich won on an always-successful combination of productive hitting, impressive fielding, and formidable pitching.  They manufactured eight hits, scoring their runs in pairs, and turned two double plays in the final two innings.

The Mariners' offense was fueled by shortstop Steve Daniel (Tennessee) and catcher Eliot Joyner (Oklahoma).  Daniel had three RBI on two hits, including a home run to left field in the third inning.  Joyner was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

The winning pitcher was starter R. D. Spiehs (Nebraska), who pitched the first six innings in the win.  Spiehs (3-1) allowed two runs on six hits while striking out four.  The save was credited to Jason Colson (Winthrop) after he pitched the last three innings for Harwich.

Hyannis produced seven hits in the game, four of them contributed by Brian Stavisky. Stavisky had a hit every time up, but was never in position for an RBI and never came in to score.  Mike Scott added a double and scored on a hit by Jamie Athas.

Jason Bush falls to 0-3 with the loss, falling in his second attempt at Whitehouse Field.  He only lasted 4 1/3 innings, surrnedering four runs on five hits.  Jake Alley relieved Bush for the remainder of the game, striking out four and giving up one earned run.

Stats of note...several streaks were snapped at the game, such as the Mets' four-game winning streak, a string of three games that lasted over three hours (this game went two hours and fourty minutes), and Brendan Harris' sixteen-game hitting streak...by the end of the game, two Mariners players had as many stolen bases as the entire Hyannis Mets team...Harwich handed losses to the Mets on both ends of the four-game winning streak.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/10/2000

HYANNIS--001 100 100--3
HARWICH--002 020 020--6

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

TOTALS             33  3  7   3   5   5  11

BATTING--2B: Scott (3), Stavisky (4) GIDP: Rabelo (8), Miller (9) Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING--SB: Miller (7)

FIELDING--E: Loop (6), Scott (8), Riley (8) DP: Harris-Athas-Barthelemy (5)
 

HARWICH           ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Stern cf           3  0  0   0   0   0   1
Daniel ss          4  1  2   3   0   0   0
Cole 2b            2  1  0   0   1   0   0
Robison lf         4  1  1   1   0   0   1
Shoppach dh        2  0  0   0   1   0   0
-Stegall ph        1  0  1   1   0   0   0
--Nettles pr       0  0  0   0   0   0   0
Bilezikjan rf      4  0  1   0   0   3   2
Bartlett 3b        4  0  0   0   0   2   3
Leathers 1b        3  1  1   0   0   0   0
Joyner c           3  2  2   1   0   1   0

TOTALS            30  6  8   6   2   6   7

BATTING--2B: Joyner (5), Robison (8) HR: Daniel (3) HP: Cole (3) SH: Stern (5) GIDP: Cole (5) Team LOB: 4

BASERUNNING--SB: Bilezikjan (2), Cole 2 (3-8), Nettles (8) PO: Robison (6)

FIELDING--E: Bartlett (8) DP: Bartlett-Leathers (8), Cole-Daniel-Leathers (9)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
Bush (L, 0-3)        4.1  5  4   4   0   2  19
Alley                3.2  3  2   1   2   4  15
TOTALS               8.0  8  6   5   2   6  34
HARWICH
Spiehs (W, 3-1)      6.0  6  2   2   1   4  25
Colson (S, 4)        3.0  1  1   1   4   1  13
TOTALS               9.0  7  3   3   5   5  38

WP: Colson (7) PB: Joyner (7) HBP: Bush (3)

Umpires: Garafolo (P), Gibbs (B)

Time: 2:40 Weather: clear, wind calm, 80 degrees.

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Packed house watches Mets drop one to Brewster

story from 7/11/00; posted on 7/11/00 at 22:51 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Mets lost to the Brewster Whitecaps Tuesday by a score of 7-4, playing in front of a crowd of nearly 1,000 spectators, many of whom were on hand to watch recording artist Carly Simon throw out the ceremonial first pitch.  Hyannis loses its second straight game and its first to Brewster in three contests.

The Whitecaps' offense bloomed latein the game, scoring six runs in the last two innings.  The first two runs came on a home run by Josh Persell (Southern Cal) in the eighth inning.  A Mike Rouse (Cal State-Fullerton) triple and a hit by Steve Stanley (Notre Dame) scored two additional runs in that inning.  The ninth inning saw two walks, two hits, and two more runs.

The Mets tied the game at one in the third inning on Jamie Athas' first home run of the year.  The following inning, Brian Stavisky had a hit and moved to third on a botched pickoff play.  He later scored on a Ken Riley single to take the lead.  Athas and Greg Miller each reached base on singles in the eighth inning and scored on a hit by Brendan Harris, who was stranded at third base at the end of the inning while representing the tying run.

Rallying behind the strong starting pitching of Matt Coenen, who allowed one earned run on five hits in six innings, the Mets had the lead from the fourth inning to the eighth inning.  Dan Core (0-5) pitched a strong seventh inning, but got into trouble in the eighth.  He walked the leadoff hitter, and gave up Persell's home run.  He was immediately pulled for Matt Lynch, who did no better.  Lynch allowed four runs on four hits, further helping the Whitecaps to victory with a run-scoring wild pitch and a balk.  Core ended up with the loss after surrendering the hit that made the score 3-2.

Brewster's winner was starter Chad Clark (Southern Cal).  He pitched the first 7 2/3 innings, striking out three and walking none in a ten-hit effort.  The save went to Dan Rich (Stanford), who was credited with his fifth save of the season after allowing no hits with one walk and two strikeouts.

Simon, a resident of Martha's Vineyard, was on hand for the game to kick off a promotional tour for her new album, "The Bedroom Tapes".  She threw out the first pitch and then stayed to watch the first four innings of the game, signing autographs and conducting interviews with the local media.  When she left, the Mets had the lead.  This would be food for thought, except that Hyannis hung on for four additional innings!

Stats of note...11 out of Stavisky's 18 hits this season have been extra-base hits, including nine doubles...the CCBL record for doubles is 19, set by Walt Weiss of the Gatemen in 1984 with an aluminum bat and later tied by Hyannis' Dan Olson in 1994 with a wooden bat...the grand prize in the 50-50 raffle on Tuesday was $240, one half of the largest pot collected at McKeon Field this year.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/11/2000

BREWSTER--010 000 042--7
HYANNIS---001 100 020--4

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

TOTALS              36  7 11   5   8   5  18

BATTING--2B: Pratt (2), Rouse (4), Kent (7) 3B: Rouse (8) HR: Persell (8) HP: Persell (6) GIDP: Norris (4) Team LOB: 10

BASERUNNING--SB: Stanley (1) CS: Stanley (1) PO: O'Toole (6)

FIELDING--E: Clark (1) DP: Rouse-LaBarbara-Persell (3)
 

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

TOTALS              34  4 10   4   1   5   7

BATTING--HR: Athas (3) SH: Scott (8) GIDP: Kail (3) Team LOB: 5

BASERUNNING--SB: Stavisky (6), Harris (8)

FIELDING--E: Coenen (3), Miller (4) DP: Harris-Athas-Barthelemy (4)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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BREWSTER
Clark (W, 2-0)       7.2 10  4   3   0   3  31
Rich (S, 5)          1.1  0  0   0   1   2   5
TOTALS               9.0 10  4   3   1   5  36
HYANNIS
Coenen               6.0  5  1   1   4   3  26
*Core (L, 0-5)       1.0  2  2   2   1   1   6
Lynch                2.0  4  4   4   3   1  13
TOTALS               9.0 11  7   7   8   5  45
*Core pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Lynch (8) PB: Riley (9) HBP: Coenen (6) BK: Lynch (8)

Umpires: Nielsen (P), Katani (B)

Time: 2:53 Weather: clear, wind 10 mph blowing out, 85 degrees.

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Birtwell, Conden outduel Braves staff

story from 7/12/00; posted on 7/12/00 at 23:32 EDT

--BOURNE--In a strong pitcher's duel spoiled only by fielding errors and occasional walks, the Mets pulled out a 3-1 victory over the Bourne Braves on Wednesday at Coady Field.  With the win, the Mets completed their first win over the last-place Braves in four attempts.

The pitching tandem of starter John Birtwell and reliever Greg Conden were the driving force in defeating the Braves.  Birtwell (1-3) earned his first win of the season after an outing of 7 1/3 innings.  He had a no-hitter through four innings, which ended in the fifth on an infield hit.  He ended his game with four hits, one unearned run, six strikeouts, three walks, and four hits.  Conden completed the game for Birtwell and picked up his first save in nine appearances, allowing no hits and striking out two.

The loss was handed to Bourne starter Scott Light (Elon), who falls to 0-3 after allowing two unearned runs in seven innings.  Light walked six and struck out five, only allowing two hits.  The lone earned run in the game was surrendered in the eighth inning by reliever Luke DeBold (Miami FL).

Hyannis broke the scoreless tie in the seventh inning.  With one out, Mike Scott reached base on a fielder's choice, stole second, and later moved to third on a wild pitch.  Mike Rabelo and Jamie Athas, the next two batters, received bases on balls.  Brendan Harris followed with a fly ball to center field that would have been the third out if it was not misplayed by center fielder Dwight Edge.  Scott and Rabelo scored, but Athas was thrown out at the plate on a controversial play where it appeared that he evaded the tag.  Another run was added the following inning; Justin Loop led off with a double and scored on a single by Matt Carson.

Bourne's only run was scored in the bottom of the eighth by Ryan Riley.  He reached base and moved to second on simultaneous fielding and throwing errors by Loop, the third baseman.  He scored on a hit by the following batter, second baseman J.D. Alleva.  Alleva also had a double in the sixth, representing the only Braves hitter to have two hits in the game.

The game, which was scheduled to begin at 4:45, actually started eighteen minutes late at 5:03.  The awkward starting time was made in an attempt to avoid the famous Coady Sun Delay, when the setting sun spends about thirty minutes in the direct line-of-sight of the batter, catcher, and plate umpire.  The delay hit at 7:29, and play resumed sixteen minutes later at 7:45 with the sun still peeking over the horizon.

Stats of note...no half-inning for the Braves lasted longer than five batters, while the Mets had consecutive six-batter frames in the seventh and eighth innings...the Mets are now 4-3 in games when they score exactly three runs...Hyannis is 0-1 when Carly Simon throws out the first pitch.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/12/2000

HYANNIS--000 000 210--3
BOURNE---000 000 010--1

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

TOTALS             31  3  5   1   6   6   9

BATTING--2B: Loop (8) HP: Stavisky (4) GIDP: Loop (1) Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING--SB: Scott (7), Athas (9) CS: Stavisky (6)

FIELDING--E: Birtwell (4), Loop 2 (8) DP: Athas-Barthelemy (6)
 

BOURNE             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Riley ss            4  1  0   0   0   1   1
Alleva 2b           4  0  2   1   0   0   0
Welch c             3  0  0   0   1   0   2
Krance lf           4  0  0   0   0   2   2
Benick 1b           4  0  1   0   0   1   1
Rowell 3b           4  0  1   0   0   0   1
Serafini dh         2  0  0   0   2   0   1
Edge cf             3  0  0   0   1   3   3
Futrell rf          3  0  0   0   0   1   2

TOTALS             31  1  4   1   4   8  13

BATTING--2B: Alleva (6) GIDP: Krance (6) Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING--SB: Edge (5) CS: Rowell (5)

FIELDING--E: Edge (7), Riley 2 (8) DP: Riley-Benick (6) Outfield Assist: Edge (7)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
Birtwell (W, 1-3)    7.1  4  1   0   3   6  29
Conden (S, 1)        1.2  0  0   0   1   2   6
TOTALS               9.0  4  1   0   4   8  35
BOURNE
Light (L, 0-3)       7.0  2  2   0   6   5  28
DeBold               1.0  2  1   1   0   0   6
Biggs                1.0  1  0   0   0   1   4
TOTALS               9.0  5  3   1   6   6  38

WP: Birtwell (3), Light (7) HBP: Light (4) BK: Birtwell (4)

Umpires: Katani (P), Walker (B)

Time: 2:40 Delay: sun (in line-of-sight), 7:29 to 7:45. Weather: partly cloudy, wind 10-15 mph blowing left to right, 80 degrees.

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Late-game heroics push Mets past Cotuit

story from 7/14/00; posted on 7/14/00 at 23:42 EDT

--HYANNIS--The one rule always followed in any Mets-Kettleers game is that one team doesn't just win.  The exciting rivalry produced yet another thrilling game Friday at McKeon Field, a game won by Hyannis with two out in the bottom of the ninth by a score of 7-6.

The Mets had the lead in the game heading into the ninth inning.  The leadoff batter was walked, and Darryl DeSalvo (the eventual winning pitcher) came in to pitch.  The next four batters walked, struck out, singled, and struck out to bring up Daylan Holt (Texas A&M).  Holt walked to bring leadoff hitter John Nathans in to score.  DeSalvo struck out the last batter to strand the go-ahead run and allow the Mets to come to the plate.

Brendan Harris was hit with a pitch to start the inning, and moved to second on a perfect sacrifice bunt by Mike Rabelo.  The following batter, Brian Stavisky, was intentionally walked to bring up Matt Carson, who flew out to left field for the second out.  Ryan Barthelemy came to the plate next and hit a 1-1 pitch into short center field, scoring Harris and ending the game.

Dan Eisentrager (0-1) got the loss in his first decision of the year.  He only allowed one hit (the game-winning hit) and gave up only one run (the game-winning run).  He also struck out three and pitched 2 2/3 perfect innings to start his outing.  The starter for Cotuit, Shawn Weaver (Old Dominion), allowed six runs and struck out three in five innings.

DeSalvo improves to 1-1, giving up no earned runs since the one that scored in his ninth inning belonged to the other reliever, Matt Lynch.  Lynch pitched two-plus innings with only two hits and one walk.  Starting pitcher Justin Taylor threw 112 pitches in six-plus innings, striking out six and allowing five runs.

Cotuit struck first with a four-run second inning.  RBI were contributed by Chris Russ with a hit, Mike Hook with a bases-loaded walk, and Brian Wright with a hit.  Of these, the most successful hitter on the night was Russ, who added a line-drive solo home run to left field in the seventh.

The undisputed leader of Hyannis' offense was Barthelemy, who went 3-for-5 with the game-winning single, a double to the deepest part of center field, and a three-run blast to right in the third inning that gave the Mets a 5-4 lead.  Another big contributer was Stavisky, who continued his recent tear by going 2-for-4 with an intentional walk.  Stavisky went into the night at fourth place in the league in hitting.  The leading run scorer for the Mets was Harris, who crossed home three times in five appearances.

Stats of note...the next four games for the Mets are all in the division, including a home-and-home series with second place Falmouth starting on Saturday...Cotuit has not beaten the Mets since July 23, 1999...notice the parallels between the stats posted by the starting pitchers for each team:

NAME          ip  ab  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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Weaver       5.0  22  6  6   5   4   3  26
Taylor       6.0  22  6  5   5   4   6  26

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/14/2000

COTUIT---040 000 101--6
HYANNIS--005 100 001--7

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

TOTALS            33  6  9   6   6   9  17

BATTING--HR: Russ (7) IBB: Longo (2) Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING--SB: Hook (1) CS: Hook (1) PO: Wright (2)

FIELDING--E: Russ (3), McPherson (8)
 

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

TOTALS            34  7  7   6   5   6  11

BATTING--2B: Barthelemy (5) HR: Barthelemy (3) HP: Harris (9) SH: Rabelo (9) IBB: Stavisky (9) Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING--SB: Harris (4)

FIELDING--DP: Lynch-Barthelemy (8)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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COTUIT
Weaver               5.0  6  6   5   4   3  26
Eisentrager (L, 0-1) 3.2  1  1   1   1   3  15
TOTALS               8.2  7  7   6   5   6  41
HYANNIS
*Taylor              6.0  6  5   5   4   6  26
#Lynch               2.0  2  1   1   1   0   8
DeSalvo (W, 1-1)     1.0  1  0   0   2   3   6
TOTALS               9.0  9  6   6   7   9  40
*Taylor pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
#Lynch pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP: Taylor (2) PB: Rabelo (2) HBP: Eisentrager (9) IBB: Taylor (2), Eisentrager (9)

Umpires: Hamilton (P), Hansberry (B)

Time: 2:40 Weather: partly cloudy, wind 10-15 mph blowing left to right, 80 degrees.

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Falmouth beats Hyannis in 12-inning thriller

story from 7/15/00; posted on 7/16/00 at 14:43 EDT

--FALMOUTH--The Mets lost by a run at the hands of Falmouth on Saturday, 5-4, and are now faced with a must-win game Sunday at home against the Commodores.

The game was led 4-0 by the Mets in the third inning, when a hit by All-Star Doc Brooks brought in Falmouth's first run. The second run was scored later in the inning by Philip Ghutzman on a wild pitch. Ghutzman scored in the fifth inning on a blooper that fell in short right field for a Luke Scott double, and Brooks came in to tie the game at four.

That score stood at the end of nine innings. Falmouth had many opportunities to end the game quickly, stranding eight runners in the ninth, tenth, and eleventh innings. They came to bat in the twelfth inning against Dan Core (0-6), who had pitched himself out of a jam in the previous inning. Nebasett Brown led off with a double, and Ghutzman walked to put the force play on at third. David Mattle followed with a difficult ground ball to third. Brendan Harris managed to reach it, but the ball sailed away from the first basemanon the throw, allowing Brown to score and ending the game.

Core was handed the loss for the Mets after pitching the final 2/3 innings. He struck out both of the batters he retired, but walked three. Starter Tim Cunningham pitched four-plus innings with four strikeouts and three runs on three hits, but left the game in line for the win. Jake Alley pitched next, and allowed three hits while striking out three. Darryl DeSalvo also pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings.

Gary Hogan (2-2) received the win for the Commodores merely by being the last pitcher in the game. He pitched two innings, allowing no runs on one hit. The starter, Preston Larrison, was taken out of the game after being drilled in 1 1/3 innings. He allowed all four Hyannis runs on five hits and faced eleven batters. The designated hitter, Vince Serafini, took over on the mound for Larrison and scattered four hits in 8 2/3 innings.

Hyannis scored its runs early, starting with a three-run first inning. Mike Rabelo reached base on a single, his first of three hits in the game. A hit by Brian Stavisky followed, and a double by Matt Carson brought both runners in. A ground-rule double to the opposite field by Ryan Barthelemy followed, scoring Carson for the third run of the inning. (Left-handed hitters found it essential to hit to left field, since a stiff wind blew in the face of any southpaw who attempted to pull the ball into right.) The other run came in the second inning. Brendan Harris reached on a fielder's choice, moved to third on Rabelo's ground-rule double, and scored on an infield hit by Stavisky.

The brightest spot of Falmouth's offense was Ghutzman, who reached base in all seven of his plate appearances. He was 3-for-3 with three singles, and also walked four times. Brown was 2-for-6, scoring on both occasions where he reached on a hit.

Stats of note...Mets pitchers have thrown 247 innings, tied for third in the league with Brewster...the two games Hyannis has played at Falmouth have lasted a combined six hours, fifty-four minutes...an estimation by multiple parties concluded that the harsh wind blowing at Guv Fuller Field robbed five home runs from hitters, including two from league-leader Doc Brooks.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/15/2000

HYANNIS---310 000 000/000--4
FALMOUTH--002 020 000/001--5

HYANNIS            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Harris 2b-3b        6  1  1   0   0   1   1
Rabelo dh           6  1  3   0   0   0   1
Stavisky rf         5  1  2   1   0   1   1
Carson lf           5  1  2   2   0   0   2
Barthelemy 1b       5  0  1   1   0   1   3
Riley c             4  0  0   0   1   0   0
Scott cf            5  0  0   0   0   1   2
Miller 3b           3  0  0   0   0   2   2
-Holm 2b            2  0  0   0   0   1   0
Athas ss            3  0  1   0   2   0   0

TOTALS             44  4 10   4   3   7  12

BATTING--2B: Carson (1), Rabelo (2) GIDP: Rabelo (12) Team LOB: 7

FIELDING--E: Miller (5), Barthelemy (9), Harris (12)
 

FALMOUTH           ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Brown ss            6  2  2   0   1   0   3
Ghutzman c          3  2  3   0   4   0   0
Mattle rf           7  0  0   0   0   0   5
Brooks lf           5  1  1   1   0   0   2
Scott 1b            5  0  2   1   1   1   3
Jurries 2b          4  0  0   1   2   1   2
Serafini dh-p       4  0  0   0   1   3   5
-Hogan p            1  0  0   0   0   1   2
Greene 3b           5  0  0   0   1   1   1
Jacobson cf         5  0  1   0   1   2   3

TOTALS             45  5  9   3  11   9  24

BATTING--2B: Scott (5), Brown (12) HP: Brooks (7) Team LOB: 17

BASERUNNING--SB: Mattle (1), Brooks (3)

FIELDING--DP: Brown-Scott (8), Greene-Scott (12)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
*Cunningham          4.0  3  3   3   5   4  20
Alley                4.2  3  1   0   2   3  21
DeSalvo              1.2  2  0   0   1   0   9
#Core (L, 0-6)       0.2  1  1   0   3   2   7
TOTALS              11.0  9  5   3  11   9  57
FALMOUTH
Larrison             1.1  5  4   4   2   1  11
Serafini             8.2  4  0   0   0   5  29
Hogan (W, 2-2)       2.0  1  0   0   1   1   7
TOTALS              12.0 10  4   4   3   7  47
*Cunningham pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.
#Core pitched to 3 batters in the 12th.

WP: Cunningham 2 (3-4) PB: Riley 3 (5-9-11) HBP: Alley (7)

Umpires: Crowley (P), Walker (B)

Time: 3:49 Weather: overcast, wind 25-30 mph blowing in from right, 60 degrees.

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The Mets strike back at Falmouth, 5-1

story from 7/16/00; posted on 7/16/00 at 22:13 EDT

--HYANNIS--With the fog coming off of Hyannis "Habaa" and thirteen hits coming off of the Mets' bats, Hyannis pulled out a 5-1 victory Sunday at McKeon Field to split the home-and-home series with the Falmouth Commodores.

The Mets' biggest inning was the two-run and five-hit fifth inning.  Brendan Harris and Mike Rabelo started the inning with singles, and the following three batters (Brian Stavisky, Matt Carson, and Ryan Barthelemy) all had infield hits to help bring Harris and Rabelo in to score.  The first run came in the first inning, when Rabelo hit a sacrifice fly to pick up Jamie Athas, who singled to lead off the inning.

Jeff Bruksch (3-0) earns the win after an incredibly long outing.  The converted Stanford closer threw 134 pitches in 7 2/3 innings, striking out seven and allowing one earned run while scattering six hits.  Finishing the game for Bruksch was Matt Lynch, who struck out three batters and gave up only one hit.

Tension ran high for the Commodores after several officiating decisions went against them.  The first incidence took place in the bottom of the fourth, when a run scored on a balk called by home-plate umpire Jim McNally on starting pitcher Philip Barzilla.  This call was questioned by Falmouth's coaching staff and especially by catcher Philip Ghutzman.  In the next half-inning, Falmouth had Khalil Greene on third with one out when Ghutzman hit a deep fly ball to left field.  Greene tagged and attempted to score, but was thrown out at the plate by Carson.  This play was also vehemently argued by the Commodores, as it appeared to them that Greene evaded the tag of catcher Ken Riley.  No ejections were made in the game.

Falmouth's lone run came in the fifth, and was scored before the controversy occurred.  James Jurries reached base on a single to lead off the inning, and scored on Greene's double, one of two doubles he had in the game.

The losing pitcher, Barzilla (2-2), allowed all thirteen hits and all five runs despite striking out six and walking only one.  Billy Jacobson came in from center field to pitch a hitless eighth inning, striking out one and walking one.

Hyannis sported an offense led by committee, with several hitters producing. Mike Scott had a pair of doubles, and Rabelo was 2-for-4 with an RBI.  Also contributing two hits to the offense were Athas, Harris, and Stavisky.

Stats of note...the Ghutzman brothers (Philip of Falmouth and Steve of Cotuit) are 6-for-11 in the last three games against the Mets with three runs and four walks...the Mets had two outfield assists (by Carson and Stavisky), both of which resulted in an out at the plate...the Mets stranded seventeen runners in the two-game series with Falmouth, while the Commodores stranded seventeen in the first game (they stranded a total of twenty-five runners).

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/16/2000

FALMOUTH--000 010 000--1
HYANNIS---100 120 10X--5

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

TOTALS           32  1  7   1   4  10  16

BATTING--2B: Greene 2 (5-9) Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING--PO: Mattle (1)

FIELDING--E: Scott (1) DP: Brooks-Brooks (3) Outfield Assist: Mattle (7)
 

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

TOTALS           35  5 13   4   2   7  20

BATTING--2B: Scott 2 (4-7) HP: Barthelemy (7) SF: Rabelo (1) Team LOB: 10

BASERUNNING--SB: Athas (8)

FIELDING--DP: Carson-Rabelo (5) Outfield Assists: Stavisky (4), Carson (5)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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FALMOUTH
Barzilla (L, 2-2)    7.0 13  5   5   1   6  35
Jacobson             1.0  0  0   0   1   1   4
TOTALS               8.0 13  5   5   2   7  39
HYANNIS
Bruksch (W, 3-0)     7.2  6  1   1   4   7  31
Lynch                1.1  1  0   0   0   3   5
TOTALS               9.0  7  1   1   4  10  36

WP: Bruksch (4) PB: Riley 2 (8) HBP: Barzilla (7) BK: Barzilla (4)

Umpires: McNally (P), Gibbs (B)

Time: 2:43 Weather: clear turning to thick fog, wind 5 mph blowing right to left, 80 degrees.

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Mets win one on the ground, 6-3

story from 7/17/00; posted on 7/18/00 at 00:14 EDT

--WAREHAM--The Mets faced three of the best pitchers in the league on one of the best teams in the league on Monday, still managing to put together a win against the Wareham Gatemen in their attempt to catch the second playoff spot in the Western Division.

Hyannis' strangest aspect of their recent wins has been their infield hits.  Mets hitters recorded five infield hits, including two for RBI and two that moved runners into scoring position.  Every hitter in the starting lineup had reached base by the fourth inning.  By that time, all six runs had been scored.

Once again for the Mets, big hitter Brian Stavisky led the offense.  He went 3-for-5 on the evening; his batting average (already second-best in the league) was raised to .353.  He had two RBI, one of which came in the second inning on his second home run of the year.  Also contributing were Brendan Harris (two runs on two hits) and Mike Rabelo (single, double, one RBI).

Matt Coenen earned the win for the Mets while remaining undefeated and picking up his team-leading fourth win.  He threw seven strong innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits while striking out five.  Greg Conden pitched the final two innings flawlessly for his second save; he struck out four and walked none while giving up no hits.

Ben Crockett (4-1) was ineffective in his four-inning outing and was credited with the loss.  His previous stats of a 4-0 record and a 1.84 ERA were damaged, as he surrendered six earned runs on ten hits.  He did manage to improve on his league-leading strikeout total, adding seven to fifty-three for sixty strikeouts total.  The two relievers in the game, Jonathan Gonzalez and Pat Pinkman, combined to limit the Mets to no runs on two hits while striking out five and walking none.

The offense of the Gatemen only mustered three hits.  Tyler Parker was 1-for-2 with two walks, one hit, and two RBI.  Ryan Theriot had a hit and scored in the third inning.  Neal McCarthy and Nick Swisher also had hits.

Stats of note...Matt Carson threw out a runner at the plate in the third inning, posting his second outfield assist in as many days...Two people became the first on the Mets to record more than one stat in a certain category; Brian Stavisky hit his second home run and Greg Conden picked up his second save...Brian Stavisky has ten more hits this season than anyone on the Gatemen...the Mets have eight infield hits in their last two games.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/17/2000

HYANNIS--013 200 000--6
WAREHAM--002 001 000--3

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

TOTALS             37  6 12   5   2  12   6

BATTING--2B: Barthelemy (2), Harris (3) HR: Stavisky (2) SH: Loop (8) GIDP: Scott (5), Miller (8) Team LOB: 6

FIELDING--E: Rabelo (6) DP: Athas-Harris-Barthelemy (6) Outfield Assist: Carson (3)
 

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

TOTALS             29  3  4   3   5   9   3

BATTING--GIDP: Lambert (6) Team LOB: 4

BASERUNNING--SB: Parker 2 (3-6), Lentz (7)

FIELDING--E: Lentz (3), Barre (3), Lambert (8) DP: Theriot-Lambert-Parker (5), Pinkman-Lambert-Lentz (8)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
HYANNIS
Coenen (W, 4-0)      7.0  4  3   2   5   5  28
Conden (S, 2)        2.0  0  0   0   0   4   6
TOTALS               9.0  4  3   2   5   9  34
WAREHAM
Crockett (L, 4-1)    4.0 10  6   6   1   7  23
Gonzalez             3.0  0  0   0   1   3   9
Pinkman              2.0  2  0   0   0   2   8
TOTALS               9.0 12  6   6   2  12  40

WP: Crockett 2 (3-4)

Umpires: McNally (P), Walker (B)

Time: 2:26 Weather: partly cloudy, wind calm, 75 degrees.

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Bourne Braves the wind, earns a win over Mets

story from 7/20/00; posted on 7/20/00 at 22:30 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Braves blew by the Mets Thursday at windswept McKeon Field, putting their runs on the board quickly and holding off the Hyannis attack to win, 4-1.  Bourne completed a sweep of sorts with the win, winning all three games played at McKeon Field with the Mets.

Bourne scored four runs on eight hits with three Hyannis errors, but their pitching set the tone for the game.  Starter Grant Gregg (2-0) earned the win after pitching seven strong innings.  He gave up one earned run on four hits, striking out five and walking one.  Relievers Luke DeBold and Josh Brey each pitched one hitless inning to preserve Gregg's win.  Brey earned his seventh save of the season after pitching the ninth and striking out two.

The offensive leaders for the Braves were J.D. Alleva and Dwight Edge, who each contributed two hits and an RBI.  Alleva had his RBI single in the third inning, but was thrown out by right fielder Brian Stavisky while trying to reach second.  Edge hit a double in the ninth inning and was stranded at third.

Hyannis' run was scored by Matt Carson, who hit a double in the fourth inning.  He scored on a double by Ken Riley later in the inning.  The other two Mets hits were both singles by Ryan Barthelemy.

The losing pitcher for Hyannis was starting pitcher Justin Taylor (1-3), who surrendered two earned runs on seven hits.  He struck out two but walked three in his seven-inning outing.  The eighth and ninth innings were pitched without incident by Jake Alley and Darryl DeSalvo.

Bourne's biggest inning was the fourth, when they scored two unearned runs on two errors by Brendan Harris.  The fourth run was scored in the following inning by Kevin Youkilis.  He led off the inning with a double to deep center field, and scored on two consecutive groundouts by Alleva and Jon Benick.

Stats of note...Mets head coach Tom O'Connell was ejected before the ninth inning while arguing with the base umpire...Bourne would be 6-19 if the Mets were not part of their schedule...Matt Carson has had an RBI and/or a run in six consecutive games.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/20/2000

BOURNE---001 210 000--4
HYANNIS--000 100 000--1

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

TOTALS              32  4  8   3   4   2   7

BATTING--2B: Youkilis (5), Edge (9) SH: Futrell (4) GIDP: Alleva (7), Rodriguez (9) Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING--SB: Edge (9) CS: Futrell (3) PO: Futrell (6)

FIELDING--E: Youkilis (1), Benick (1), DeBold (8) DP: Gregg-Youkilis-Benick (2)
 

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

TOTALS              34  1  4   1   1   7   9

BATTING--2B: Carson (4), Riley (4) GIDP: Kail (2) Team LOB: 6

FIELDING--E: Harris 2 (4), Stavisky (5) DP: Harris-Barthelemy (7), Rabelo-Harris-Barthelemy (9) Outfield Assist: Stavisky (3)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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BOURNE
Gregg (W, 2-0)       7.0  4  1   1   1   5  27
DeBold               1.0  0  0   0   0   0   4
Brey (S, 7)          1.0  0  0   0   0   2   3
TOTALS               9.0  4  1   1   1   7  34
HYANNIS
Taylor (L, 1-3)      7.0  7  4   2   3   2  30
Alley                1.0  0  0   0   0   0   3
DeSalvo              1.0  1  0   0   1   0   4
TOTALS               9.0  8  4   2   4   2  37

PB: Welch (3)

Umpires: Nielsen (P), Hamilton (B) Ejected: O'Connell (9), argued w/ base umpire

Time: 2:12 Weather: partly cloudy, wind 20 mph blowing in from center, 70 degrees.

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Brewster gets by Hyannis long before the (All-) Stars come out

story from 7/21/00; posted on 7/21/00 at 20:58 EDT

--HARWICH--The Brewster Whitecaps did away with the Mets in two hours and twelve minutes on Friday, winning by a score of 7-2.  It seemed that the game finished quickly in order to make room for the impending All-Star Game which will be held tomorrow at Brewster's home field at Cape Cod Tech High School.

The Whitecaps scored only three earned runs in the game, all of which came on home runs.  The first home run was hit in the third inning by Jack Headley.  Headley's line-drive off of the scoreboard in left field scored Steve Stanley, who reached base on a walk.  The second home run was a solo shot to right field hit by Paul O'Toole in the fifth inning.

Headley scored in the first inning, reaching base on an error by third baseman Justin Loop.  After his third inning home run, O'Toole reached base when a pop fly to second baseman Brendan Harris was taken out of his glove by a gust of wind.  The three runs that followed were unearned, since the pop fly would have been the third out of the inning if it were caught.

The winning pitcher for the Whitecaps was Mike Wodnicki (3-0), who pitched a fabulous seven innings in the starter's role.  He allowed one earned run on three hits while striking out three and walking only two.  Pat Boucher pitched two innings of scoreless relief to preserve Wodnicki's win.

The Mets' two runs were both scored in the first inning.  The second batter of the game, Harris, launched the first pitch he saw over the left field wall for his second home run of the year.  Brian Stavisky, the following batter, reached base on a throwing error by third baseman Murph Norris.  He stole second and scored when a routine ground ball hit by Loop was thrown to first and bobbled by Todd Faulkner.

Jeff Bruksch (3-1) picked up his first loss of the season in an outing that was neither remarkable nor disastrous.  He allowed all seven runs in his six-inning outing, but only three of those runs were earned.  He scattered seven hits, struck out four, and walked four.  Relievers John Birtwell and Darryl DeSalvo eached pitched one spotless inning.

Stats of note...Pitcher Dan Core was inserted to the game at third base in the eighth inning; he walked in his only plate appearance and successfully completed one ground-out in the field...the Mets went 1-1 in their games at Cape Cod Tech Field...the Mets sent exactly 34 batters to the plate in each of their last two games.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/21/2000

HYANNIS---200 000 000--2
BREWSTER--105 010 00X--7

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

TOTALS             31  2  4   1   3   6   9

BATTING--HR: Harris (1) GIDP: Harris (8) Team LOB: 5

BASERUNNING--SB: Stavisky (1) CS: Athas (2)

FIELDING--E: Loop (1), Harris (3) DP: Loop-Harris-Barthelemy (3) Outfield Assist: Stavisky (3)
 

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

TOTALS            29  7  7   7   4   5   3

BATTING--HR: Headley (3), O'Toole (5) GIDP: Creighton (3) Team LOB: 2

BASERUNNING--CS: Pratt (4) PO: O'Toole (1)

FIELDING--E: Norris (1), Faulkner 2 (1-7) DP: Rouse-Faulkner (6), LaBarbera-Lunetta-Faulkner (8)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
Bruksch (L, 3-1)     6.0  7  7   3   4   4  27
Birtwell             1.0  0  0   0   0   0   3
DeSalvo              1.0  0  0   0   0   1   3
TOTALS               8.0  7  7   3   4   5  33
BREWSTER
Wodnicki (W, 3-0)    7.0  3  2   1   2   6  27
Boucher              2.0  1  0   0   1   0   7
TOTALS               9.0  4  2   1   3   6  34

PB: Rabelo (1)

Umpires: Hamilton (P), McNally (B)

Time: 2:14 Weather: clear, wind 10 mph blowing out, 75 degrees.

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Stavisky is MVP; Mets well-represented at All-Star Game

story from 7/22/00; posted on 7/22/00 at 21:52 EDT

--HARWICH--The final score at the Sprint CCBL All-Star Game on Saturday (7-6 in favor of the Eastern Division) did not reflect the excellent play of the four players representing the Hyannis Mets on the Western Division team.  Brian Stavisky was awarded the Western Division MVP award and three players started the game for Hyannis.

Stavisky was the starting right fielder for the West.  He hit 2-for-4 on the day with four RBI, three of which came on a three-run homer to right field in the sixth inning that gave the West the lead in the game.  He was switched to center field in the bottom half of the inning in order to keep his bat in the lineup, a move that paid off wisely.  He had an ninth-inning single that brought in the team's final run.  He was crowned the MVP over Falmouth's Doc Brooks, who tied an All-Star Game record with four hits.

The starting first baseman for the West was Hyannis' Ryan Barthelemy, who also played a full game.  Barthelemy was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.  He scored in the sixth inning on Stavisky's home run.

Brendan Harris, originally slated to be a reserve for the game, was inserted into the starting lineup at second base early in the day.  He played the first five innings of the game, hitting 1-for-2 with a base hit to left.

The pitcher representing the Mets was Matt Coenen, who got the call to pitch in the third inning.  He recorded one strikeout and pitched a scoreless inning despite loading the bases on two hits and a walk.  Coenen was the second pitcher for the West, and received a no-decision after leaving the game in a scoreless tie.

Stats of note...the last Met to be the MVP in the All-Star Game was Dan Olson in 1995...the Mets were unrepresented in the home run hitting contest for the first time since 1992...Mets players combined to be 5-for-10 in the game with two runs scored.

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Mets pitching trio four-hits Falmouth

story from 7/23/00; posted on 7/23/00 at 22:12 EDT

--FALMOUTH--The Hyannis Mets pulled with in one point of the second-place Falmouth Commodores on Sunday at Guv Fuller Field by defeating them, 3-1.  Hyannis is now just out of that elusive second playoff spot in the Western Division.

Mets starter Greg Conden (2-0) received the win after an outstanding seven innings.  He allowed only one run on three hits, striking out five and stranding five baserunners.  Dan Core and Darryl DeSalvo each pitched one scoreless inning, with DeSalvo earning his second save of the year.

The first Hyannis run was scored by Jamie Athas, who doubled to right as the first batter of the game.  Returning to the Mets was infielder Dan Kantrovitz, who moved Athas to third.  Brendan Harris' first of two singles then scored Athas.  The following inning, Ryan Barthelemy led off with a solo home run to right field.  Ken Riley later reched base on a walk and scored on a Kantrovitz single that took a bad hop off the third baseman's glove.

Falmouth's only productive offense came in the bottom of the third inning, when Vince Serafini led off the inning with a home run to left field.  He accounted for the team's only run and only RBI.  A double was added in the fifth inning by Khalil Greene, but he was stranded at second with one out.

Ben Keiter (0-3) lost the game for the Commodores in a six-inning outing.  He gave up seven hits, all three runs, two hit batsmen, and struck out two while walking four.  The two Falmouth relievers, B.J. LaMura and Darren Heal, combined to allow one hit in two innings with one strikeout and four walks.

A high point for both teams was their defense behind the plate.  Hyannis' Ken Riley threw out the only runner who attempted to steal and made several great stops with runners on base.  Philip Ghutzman of Falmouth was 3-for-4 in throwing out potential basestealers.

Stats of note...with the exception of the Serafini home run, no Falmouth baserunner made it past second base...the Mets have scored no runs after the fourth inning in their last four games...in three games at Guv Fuller Field, the average time it took for the Mets to play a complete game was three hours and nine minutes.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/23/2000

HYANNIS---120 000 000--3
FALMOUTH--001 000 000--1

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

TOTALS             31  3  8   3   8   3  18

BATTING--2B: Athas (1) HR: Barthelemy (2) HP: Rabelo (2), Miller (2) Team LOB: 10

BASERUNNING--SB: Harris (5) CS: Rabelo 2 (2-6), Kantrovitz (9) PO: Kantrovitz (4)

FIELDING--DP: Harris-Barthelemy (7)
 

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

TOTALS            28  1  4   1   5   6  12

BATTING--2B: Greene (5) HR: Serafini (3) SH: Ghutzman (8) Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING--CS: Brooks (2)

FIELDING--E: Greene (7) DP: Hartig-LaMura (7)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
Conden (W, 2-0)      7.0  3  1   1   5   5  27
Core                 1.0  1  0   0   0   0   4
DeSalvo (S, 2)       1.0  0  0   0   0   1   3
TOTALS               9.0  4  1   1   5   6  34
FALMOUTH
Keiter (L, 0-3)      6.0  7  3   3   4   2  28
LaMura               2.0  1  0   0   1   1   8
Heal                 1.0  0  0   0   3   0   5
TOTALS               9.0  8  3   3   8   3  41

HBP: Keiter 2 (2)

Umpires: Walker (P), Nielsen (B)

Time: 2:32 Weather: partly cloudy, wind 5 mph blowing out to left, 75 degrees.

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Mets and Gatemen battle to a 4-4 tie

story from 7/25/00; posted on 7/25/00 at 22:39 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Hyannis Mets tied the Wareham Gatemen Tuesday at dank McKeon Field in a game that was called after seven full innings of play due to darkness.  The Mets pick up their second tie of the season, ending the season series with first-place Wareham at 2-3-1.

The Mets' offense produced nine hits, including four doubles.  Two of these doubles were hit by Brendan Harris, who reached base in every plate appearance and scored two runs.  Also contributing two hits was Brian Stavisky, who continues his pursuit of the Cape League batting crown by going 2-for-3 with a sacrifice and an RBI.  Jon Henry Kail had two RBI on a third-inning double that might have been a home run if not for the stiff breeze blowing off of Hyannis Harbor coupled with a batch of generally heavy air.

Matt Coenen pitched a complete game for the Mets, delivering 124 pitches in his seven innings of work.  He struck out five and walked five, allowing three earned runs and surrendering nine hits.  He also stranded four runners in scoring position.

Wareham's leader at the plate was designated hitter/second baseman Mike Fontenot, who scored a run and an RBI after going 3-for-4.  Two hits were also added by left fielder David Stone.  An interesting note: shortstop Ryan Theriot left the game in the third inning after fouling a ball off his foot.  Since several defensive changes found the Gatemen without a designated hitter, the pitcher was forced to hit for the remainder of the game.  Starter Pat Pinkman and reliever Russ Bayer were both 0-for-1.

Pinkman was relieved after pitching only 3 2/3 innings.  He allowed all of the Mets hits and runs while striking out and walking three batters apiece.  Relievers Bayer and Lance Cormier combined to no-hit the Mets with five strikeouts and three walks for the remainder of the game.

Stats of note...both of the Gatemen pitchers who had to hit in the game had already received plate appearances against the Mets earlier in the season...the Mets are now tied for the league in ties with two...since replacing the injured Steve Holm on the roster two games ago, Dan Kantrovitz has recorded three hits and two RBI.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/25/2000

WAREHAM--011 110 0--4
HYANNIS--102 100 0--4

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

TOTALS             28  4  9   3   5   5  12

BATTING--2B: Lambert (4) GIDP: Barre (2) Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING--SB: Lambert (2), Fontenot (7) CS: Fontenot (3) PO: Stone (7)

FIELDING--E: Theriot (3) Outfield Assist: Stone (2), Swisher (4)
 

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

TOTALS             26  4  9   4   6   6  13

BATTING--2B: Harris 2 (1-4), Stavisky (1), Kail (3) SH: Athas (4), Stavisky (7) IBB: Barthelemy (7) Team LOB: 9

BASERUNNING--PO: Rabelo (3)

FIELDING--E: Kantrovitz (4) DP: Harris-Barthelemy (2)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
WAREHAM
Pinkman              3.2  9  4   3   3   3  21
*Bayer               1.1  0  0   0   1   1   5
Cormier              2.0  0  0   0   2   4   8
TOTALS               7.0  9  4   3   6   8  34
HYANNIS
Coenen               7.0  9  4   3   5   5  33
TOTALS               7.0  9  4   3   5   5  33
*Bayer pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: Pinkman 3 (1-3-4) PB: Lentz (6) IBB: Cormier (7)

Umpires: Crowley (P), Katani (B)

Time: 2:26 Weather: overcast, wind 10 mph blowing in from center, 60 degrees.

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Mets spoil Colson gem in extra innings, 4-3

story from 7/28/00; posted on 7/28/00 at 22:46 EDT

--HYANNIS--It isn't often that a pitcher carrying a no-hitter into the ninth inning of a game with a three-run lead ends up winless, but it also isn't often that a "normal" game takes place at windy McKeon Field.  This is exactly what transpired on Friday afternoon, as Harwich pitcher Jason Colson's one-hit performance in eight-plus innings is only good enough for a no-decision in a 4-3 loss to the Mets in eleven innings.  With the win and a loss by the Falmouth Commodores at the hands of Bourne, the Mets have taken sole possession of second place for the first time this season.

Colson pitched the first eight innings allowing no hits and four walks, forcing the members of the press to think of creative no-hitter headlines.  However, he entered the ninth with 104 pitches under his belt, a total that compromised his ability.  He issued a walk to leadoff batter Mike Scott, and Jamie Athas lined a pitch into right field to end the no-hitter.  Colson left the game after Athas' single and was replaced by Bobby Basham, who entered the game in a save situation.  Dan Kantrovitz laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners to second and third, and a Brendan Harris hit scored Scott.  Athas scored on a Brian Stavisky sacrifice fly that also accounted for the second out of the inning.  Matt Carson followed with a ground ball that cleared the third baseman's glove by inches to score Harris for the tying run.  Basham was hit with a blown save, and the game was forced into extra innings.

Daryll DeSalvo came in to pitch the eleventh inning and got into a difficult situation.  The bases were loaded with one out on a walk, a pinch-hit single by Eliot Joyner, and an error.  DeSalvo bore down after that, striking out one batter and inducing a groundout upon the other batter to end the inning.  DeSalvo would eventually become the winning pitcher, improving to 2-1.

The first two outs were quickly recorded in the bottom half of the inning, and impending darkness would likely have made the eleventh the final frame.  Hope was kept alive when Harris produced his second hit of the game, this time an infield single.  Stavisky came to the plate next and, with incredible accuracy, hit a ground ball right between the legs of second baseman John Cole.  Harris, representing the go-ahead run, was moved to third base on the play.  Two pitches later, a Basham fastball sailed over catcher Kelly Shoppach's head, scoring Harris to end the game.

Basham (1-1) lost the game in his three-inning outing.  He surrendered two runs on three hits with two wild pitches, both of which were essential to the Mets in scoring the go-ahead and tying runs.  He would be single-handedly credited for destroying the game for the Mariners if not for the fact that a cleanly fielded ball by Cole would have been the third out of the eleventh inning.

Adam Stern and Jason Bartlett each had two of Harwich's eleven hits.  Cole and Ryan Stegall each hit doubles and later scored in the same inning.

The Mets' undisputed offensive leader was Harris, who had two hits (including an RBI single) and scored the tying and go-ahead runs.  He also reached base in the seventh inning on a walk.  Hyannis' only baserunner in the first six innings was Scott, who walked twice in the game.

Stats of note...the Mets had only ten baserunners in the game; four of them scored and one of them remained on base after the Mets had won the game...the Mets broke a streak of five consecutive games without scoring after the fifth inning...this game lasted two hours and fourty-one minutes, the shortest extra-inning game played all year by Hyannis.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/28/2000

HARWICH--100 000 110/00--3
HYANNIS--000 000 003/01--4

HARWICH            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Stern cf            6  0  2   0   0   1   4
Cole 2b             5  1  1   0   0   0   3
Bartlett ss         5  0  2   1   0   1   1
Shoppach c          4  0  1   1   0   1   3
Stegall 3b          5  1  1   0   0   0   2
Bilezikjan rf       4  0  1   0   0   0   0
Calitri dh-1b       3  0  1   1   1   1   1
Leathers 1b         4  0  0   0   0   3   2
-Joyner ph          1  0  1   0   0   0   0
--Basham p          0  0  0   0   0   0   0
Nettles lf          3  1  1   0   0   2   2
Gorecki lf          2  0  0   0   0   0   0

TOTALS             42  3 11   3   1   9  18

BATTING--2B: Cole (1), Stegall (8) HP: Shoppach (3) SF: Calitri (8) SH: Cole (3), Bilezikjan (8) Team LOB: 11

BASERUNNING--SB: Bilezikjan (2)

FIELDING--E: Cole (11) DP: Stegall-Leathers (8)
 

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

TOTALS             33  4  4   3   5   3   4

BATTING--SF: Stavisky (9) SH: Kantrovitz (9) GIDP: Riley (8) Team LOB: 3

BASERUNNING--PO: Scott (3)

FIELDING--E: Kantrovitz (11)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HARWICH
*Colson              8.0  1  2   2   5   2  28
Basham (L, 1-1)      3.0  3  2   1   0   1  12
TOTALS              11.0  4  4   3   5   3  40
HYANNIS
Taylor               8.0 10  3   3   0   7  35
Carney               2.0  0  0   0   0   1   6
DeSalvo (W, 2-1)     1.0  1  0   0   1   1   6
TOTALS              11.0 11  3   3   1   9  47
*Colson pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

WP: Basham 2 (9-11) HBP: Taylor (3)

Umpires: Katani (P), Hamilton (B)

Time: 2:41 Weather: overcast, wind 10-15 mph blowing in from left, 60 degrees.

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Rabelo, Scott power Mets past Cotuit

story from 7/30/00; posted on 7/30/00 at 23:30 EDT

--COTUIT--The Hyannis Mets clinched a victory in the season series with the Cotuit Kettleers, winning by a score of 6-1 at soggy Lowell Park on Sunday.  The game was called after eight full innings of play due to darkness.  The Commodores of Falmouth won their game against Orleans earlier in the day, so the Mets remain two points ahead in the race for second place in the Western Division.

The Mets were led by the offense at the bottom of the order, specifically by the two hitters in the #8 and #9 slots in the lineup for the game.  The eighth hitter, center fielder Mike Scott, went 2-for-4 on the game with a single and a double.  His line-drive, two-out, full-count single in the sixth inning scored two runs.  The eighth-inning double down the left-field line scored another run, bringing Scott's game RBI total to three.  Hitting behind Scott in the lineup was catcher Mike Rabelo. He created the lead for Hyannis in the third inning with a towering two-run homer that cleared the scoreboard in left-center field by a significant amount, accounting for his second home run of the year.  Rabelo also added a line-drive single to right in the fifth inning.

Two other Mets had two hits in the game.  Matt Carson had a pair of singles and scored a run in the eighth.  Ryan Barthelemy scored two runs, first reaching base on a single and then hitting a double down the right-field line that scored Carson.

Hyannis' pitching tandem of Jeff Bruksch and Jake Alley combined to five-hit the Kettleers.  Bruksch (4-1) picked up the win.  He allowed three hits and the only run of the game while striking out two.  He did walk five in the outing, but pitched himself out of some jams by stranding three runners in scoring position.  Alley pitched the final two innings of the game, striking out one and allowing two hits.

Starting pitcher Brian Sager (0-4) lost the game for Cotuitin his outing of five and two-thirds innings.  He surrendered six hits, three earned runs, and two walks.  He was relieved by Brian Strelitz.  After throwing six pitches to Mike Scott (and surrendering the two-RBI hit), he left the game under the trainer's care with an unknown injury.  Jesse Harper pitched the remainder of the game, striking out three batters and giving up two earned runs on three hits.

Cotuit scored its only run in the bottom of the third inning.  Second baseman Anthony Purkiss led off the inning with a walk and moved to second when Mike Hook singled to center.  A sacrifice bunt by Bryan Wright moved Purkiss to third, where he later scored on a wild pitch.  Hook led the offense by also contributing a double as Cotuit's first batter.  Daylon Holt also hit an eighth-inning double.

Stats of note...today's game took two hours and fourty-one minutes to play; Friday's game took the same amount of time to play, even though it was three innings longer...Ryan Barthelemy scored in consecutive plate appearances, creating the third consecutive game in which a Mets hitter was in the same situation...the Mets now have a .500 winning percentage for the first time this season with a record of 17-17-2.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/30/2000

HYANNIS--002 002 02--6
COTUIT---001 000 00--1

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

TOTALS             34  6 10   6   2   6  11

BATTING--2B: Barthelemy (8), Scott (8) HR: Rabelo (3) GIDP: Barthelemy (2) Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING--SB: Scott 2 (3-6) CS: Harris (7)

FIELDING--E: Bruksch (2), Athas (5) DP: Athas-Harris-Barthelemy (6)
 

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

TOTALS             26  1  5   0   5   3   9

BATTING--2B: Hook (1), Holt (8) SH: Wright (3) GIDP: Russ (6) Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING--CS: Hook (1), Russ (2) PO: Holt (5)

FIELDING--E: Purkiss 3 (3-7-8) DP: Purkiss-Russ-Cafiero (2)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
Bruksch (W, 4-1)     6.0  3  1   1   5   2  24
Alley                2.0  2  0   0   0   1   8
TOTALS               8.0  5  1   1   5   3  32
COTUIT
Sager (L, 0-4)       5.2  6  4   3   2   3  25
*Strelitz            0.0  1  0   0   0   0   1
Harper               2.1  3  2   2   0   3  10
TOTALS               8.0 10  6   5   2   6  36
*Strelitz pitched to 1 batter in the 6th and did not record an out, leaving the game with an unknown injury.

WP: Bruksch 2 (2-3), Sager (5) PB: Ghutzman (6)

Umpires: Hurley (P), Smedberg (B)

Time: 2:41 Weather: overcast w/ drizzle, wind calm, 70 degrees.

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Mets stifle Chatham offense while producing their own

story from 7/31/00; posted on 8/1/00 at 10:05 EDT

--CHATHAM--In one of only two Cape League games not rained out on Monday, the Mets gained more ground in the playoff race by defeating the Chatham A's at Veterans Field, 5-2.  Wareham at Falmouth was rained out, so Hyannis is four points ahead of Falmouth for second place and seven points behind the first-place Gatemen.

The Mets offense boasted fourteen hits on the night, but their pitching was the decisive factor in the clinching of the win.  Starter John Birtwell (2-3) was the winner for the Mets after a solid outing of 6 2/3 innings.  He scattered five hits and allowed two earned runs while striking out his season-high nine batters and walking only two.  He was first relieved by Jason Bush, who allowed no hits in 1 1/3 innings.  Daryll DeSalvo came on to pitch the final inning.  He struck out the first two batters and retired the third with a little help from Brendan Harris, who ranged to his right to making a diving catch of a line drive to end the game and secure DeSalvo's third save.

The offensive stars of the Mets' previous game at Cotuit, Mike Scott and Mike Rabelo, both came back to have 2-for-4 games.  Rabelo had a pair of singles, one RBI, and two runs scored.  Scott had a second-inning double and a bunt single in the sixth.  The biggest offensive boost came from Matt Carson, who went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.  His most impressive hit was an RBI triple that went to the right-field fence in the fifth inning.  Brian Stavisky went 1-for-5, reaching on a hit and a fielder's choice.  He scored twice from first base, once on Carson's triple and once on a double by Ryan Barthelemy.

Stavisky's hunt for the batting title might have been damaged by his day at the plate, but it was helped by his main competition.  Chatham's Todd Linden argued on a strike call in the first inning, and was struck out four times in the game, three of them without lifting the bat off his shoulder.  Chatham's offense was picked up by Brett Clark, who scored both of Chatham's runs while hitting 1-for-3 with a walk.  Kris Cox of the A's had their longest hit, a double right on the left-field line in the first inning.

Chatham's starting pitcher, Bobby Korecky (2-5), was hit hard in his six innings of work.  He got the loss after giving up four earned runs on nine hits.  Relievers Pat Lucy and Rusty Tucker managed to prevent the Mets from scoring any additional runs, but gave up five extra hits between them.

Stats of note...after a dismal start, the Mets went 14-6-1 in the month of July to pick up 29 points in the standings...the A's scored two runs but had no runs batted in; the first run came in on a double play and the second scored on a balk...Harris was 2-for-5 in the game, but he was 2-for-6 if you count the mock at-bat he had for the filming of the movie "Summer Catch" before the game.  In the movie, Veterans Field is portrayed as an away field, so the Mets were wearing their home whites for the game.  Harris was instructed to swing and miss on several pitches before grounding out to first base.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/31/2000

HYANNIS--021 011 000--5
CHATHAM--010 000 100--2

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

TOTALS             38  5 14   4   6   9  18

BATTING--2B: Scott (2), Barthelemy (3) 3B: Carson (5) SH: Riley (6) IBB: Athas (6) GIDP: Athas (8) Team LOB: 13

BASERUNNING--SB: Athas (4) CS: Harris (5)

FIELDING--E: Barthelemy (5), Birtwell (5) DP: Athas-Harris-Barthelemy (2), Barthelemy-U (4)
 

CHATHAM            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Meyer ss            4  0  0   0   0   2   3
Cox cf              3  0  1   0   1   1   0
Linden rf           4  0  0   0   0   4   2
Kealty dh           4  0  1   0   0   1   2
Clark 3b            3  2  1   0   1   1   2
Kubachka 1b         4  0  1   0   0   1   0
Dees lf             4  0  1   0   0   2   0
Salvo 2b            2  0  0   0   1   0   0
Hildreth c          2  0  0   0   1   1   1

TOTALS             30  2  5   0   4  13  10

BATTING--2B: Cox (1) HP: Salvo (5) GIDP: Dees (2) Team LOB: 6

FIELDING--E: Korecky (6) DP: Clark-U (5), Salvo-Kubachka (8)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
Birtwell (W, 2-3)    6.2  5  2   2   2   9  26
Bush                 1.1  0  0   0   2   2   6
DeSalvo (S, 3)       1.0  0  0   0   0   2   3
TOTALS               9.0  5  2   2   4  13  35
CHATHAM
Korecky (L, 2-5)     6.0  9  5   4   5   5  31
Lucy                 2.0  3  0   0   0   2   8
Tucker               1.0  2  0   0   1   2   6
TOTALS               9.0 14  5   4   6   9  45

HBP: Birtwell (5) BK: Birtwell (7) IBB: Korecky (6)

Umpires: Nielsen (P), Walker (B)

Time: 2:35 Weather: overcast, wind 5 mph blowing right to left, 60 degrees.

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