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--July 2001 News Archives--

7/1 Bourne 3, Hyannis 6
7/2 Harwich 3, Hyannis 0
7/3 Hyannis 13, Chatham 6
7/4 Cotuit 2, Hyannis 5
7/5 Wareham 5, Hyannis 10
7/6 Hyannis 6, Falmouth 18
7/7 Orleans 1, Hyannis 4
7/9 Brewster 5, Hyannis 1
7/10 Hyannis 1, Bourne 0
7/11 Bourne 4, Hyannis 2
7/13 Chatham 5, Hyannis 1
7/14 Hyannis 12, Brewster 1
7/15 Falmouth 6, Hyannis 4
7/16 Hyannis 4, Bourne 3
7/17 Hyannis 2, Harwich 4
7/19 Falmouth 6, Hyannis 2
7/20 Hyannis 4, Orleans 5
7/22 Hyannis 4, Y-D 11
7/24 Hyannis 4, Brewster 7
7/27 Wareham 6, Hyannis 4
7/29 Cotuit 6, Hyannis 1
7/30 Hyannis 4, Falmouth 5
7/31 Hyannis 1, Wareham 7

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Mets come through with 6-3 win over first-place Bourne

story from 7/1/01; posted on 7/2/01 at 01:32 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Mets picked up a vitally important win over the Bourne Braves on Sunday, winning by a score of 6-3 just minutes before a heavy rain storm brought lightning and downpours to McKeon Field.

With menacing weather conditions looming in the bottom of the seventh, the Mets needed to come back from a 3-2 deficit. Brendan Harris led off the inning with a single, and moved to third on a hit from Ryan Garko. An error by the Bourne shortstop brought Harris home, and Cameron Coughlan, who pinch-ran for Garko, scored on a sacrifice fly by Brian Stavisky. The game was capped by a two-run homer to right-center by Jason Perry, his second of the year.

The four-run seventh helped to make a winner of Blake Taylor, who went the distance for Hyannis in the Mets' first complete game of the year. He struck out 11 and walked only one while allowing the three runs on six hits. Taylor (1-2) threw 121 pitches and had five 1-2-3 innings in his outing.

The Braves tried to take control of the game by scoring one in the first and two in the sixth to take the lead. Andy Jarvis led off the fifth with a double and came home on a two-out single by Nick Italiano. The sixth was highlighted by a two-run homer off the bat of Chad Oliva (Jacksonville); this shot to left was also his second home run of the year. Conor Jackson (Cal/Berkeley), who scored on the home run, was the only Bourne hitter with more than one hit besides Jarvis.

Bourne used four pitchers in the game, the first of which had trouble finding his groove. Tyler Fitch (Cal Polytech) was pulled after only two innings and 38 pitches. His relief was Mike Dennison, who would eventually receive the loss after his 4 2/3 innings. Dennison (2-1) allowed two earned runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking one. The final two pitchers, Mark McLemore (Oregon State) and Patrick Murray (Campbell), were each hitless in their respective outings of 1/3 and 1 innings.

Hyannis' offense was led by Perry, who was 3-for-3 in the game with a run, two RBI, and a sacrifice. Also prominent on the day were Ryan Barthelemy, who had a pair of doubles, and Harris, who was 2-for-4 with a sacrifice.

Stats of note...Mets closer Justin Lord signed with the Kansas City Royals earlier in the week and has left the team...the Mets now have two more home runs (9) than triples (7); it was only on June 27 that their triple total was surpassed by their home run total...Hyannis has now homered in five straight games.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/1/2001

BOURNE-----000 012 000--3
HYANNIS----010 010 40X--6

BOURNE             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Burgamy lf-rf       3  0  0   0   1   1   0
Jackson 3b          4  1  2   0   0   0   0
Oliva dh            4  1  1   2   0   0   1
Jarvis 1b           4  1  2   0   0   1   0
Burgess rf          2  0  0   0   0   2   1
-Rueckel lf         2  0  0   0   0   0   2
Walter cf           4  0  0   0   0   4   3
Italiano 2b         3  0  1   1   0   1   0
Riley c             3  0  0   0   0   1   1
Hudson ss           3  0  0   0   0   1   0

TOTALS             32  3  6   3   1  11   8

BATTING--2B: Jarvis (5) HR: Oliva (6) GDP: Oliva (1) Team LOB: 3

FIELDING--E: Hudson (7), Murray (8)
 

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank cf             4  1  0   0   0   1   3
B. Harris ss         4  1  2   0   0   0   1
Barthelemy 3b        5  0  2   1   0   1   2
Garko c              4  0  1   0   0   1   1
-Coughlan pr         0  1  0   0   0   0   0
--Bland c            0  0  0   0   1   0   0
Biernbaum lf         3  2  0   1   2   0   3
Stavisky rf          2  0  0   1   0   1   2
Perry 1b             3  1  3   2   0   0   0
Garza dh             3  0  1   0   1   2   1
S. Harris 2b         2  0  0   1   1   1   3

TOTALS              30  6  9   6   5   7  16

BATTING--2B: Barthelemy 2 (1-5) HR: Perry (7) HP: Stavisky (2), Frank (5) SF: S. Harris (2), Stavisky (7) SH: Perry (2), Frank (8), B. Harris (8) Team LOB: 11

BASERUNNING--CS: B. Harris (1)

FIELDING--DP: B. Harris-S. Harris-Perry (1)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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BOURNE
Fitch                2.0  2  1   1   2   1  10
Dennison (L, 2-1)    4.2  7  5   2   1   5  24
McLemore             0.1  0  0   0   0   1   1
Murray               1.0  0  0   0   2   0   6
TOTALS               8.0  9  6   3   5   7  41
HYANNIS
B. Taylor (W, 1-2)   9.0  6  3   3   1  11  33
TOTALS               9.0  6  3   3   1  11  33

WP: Dennison (6) HBP: Fitch (2), Dennison (5)

Umpires: Libone (P), Kadish (1), Sudmyer (3)

Time: 2:13 Weather: 80 degrees, overcast, wind 10-20 mph blowing out to center.

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Pair of M's hurlers shut out the Mets

story from 7/2/01; posted on 7/2/01 at 21:59 EDT

--HYANNIS--Rather than throwing their probable pitcher, righty Luke Robertson, against a Hyannis batting order with five lefties, the Harwich Mariners instead opted for two southpaws on the hill. They reaped the rewards of this strategic decision with a 3-0 win over the Mets at McKeon Field.

Starter Joe Saunders (Virginia Tech) picked up a hard-earned win after eight innings of three-hit ball. Saunders (2-2) struck out nine and walked one, throwing 103 pitches in his outing. The ninth inning was thrown by Josh Brey (Liberty), who struck out two and walked one while surrendering one hit. Brey picked up his first save of the year.

Harwich got their first run in a hurry. The first batter of the game was Matt Davis (Va. Commonwealth), who singled into left center. He stole second and third, and scored on a single from Ryan Mulhern.

Their next run was in the sixth inning, when Mulhern led off with a hit to left. He would eventually score on a groundout by Jeff Mackor that was misplayed for an error. They tacked on one more in the ninth, when Pat Boran started off with a single. Thanks to a Davis bunt single that was thrown away, Boran stood on third with no out. He scored on a suicide squeeze bunt by Nick Blue (Wake Forest). Boran led Harwich hitters with a 3-for-3 day at the plate.

Hyannis' pitching was far from ineffective despite giving up ten hits. Starting pitcher David Humen went six innings, striking out five and walking seven while allowing two earned runs on seven hits. He was relieved in the seventh by Chris Cochran, who scattered three hits in three innings while giving up one unearned run and striking out two.

Of the Mets' four hits, the biggest was L.J. Biernbaum's double to the wall in right-center field. Other singles in the game came from Kyle Frank, Ryan Garko, and Brian Stavisky. There were two baserunners in the ninth when Ryan Barthelemy walked and Stavisky singled into center, but the final out was recorded with the tying run at the plate.

Stats of note...the Harwich first was an odd frame. They scored one run, but all four batters in the inning reached base, and none were stranded due to a pair of caught-stealing plays and a pickoff...the ninth was the only inning in which more than one Hyannis batter reached base...Hyannis turned a pair of double plays, but Harwich still stranded ten runners; however, the Mets stranded four runners while the Mariners turned only one double play.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/2/2001

HARWICH-----100 001 001--3
HYANNIS-----000 000 000--0

HARWICH             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Davis cf             4  1  2   0   0   1   3
Blue 2b              2  0  0   1   2   1   1
Hutchinson dh        3  0  0   0   2   2   3
Mulhern rf           4  1  2   1   1   0   2
Musolf 1b            3  0  1   0   0   0   0
Van Zandt ss         2  0  1   0   2   1   1
Mackor c             4  0  1   1   0   1   2
Wilson lf            4  0  0   0   0   1   4
Boran 3b             3  1  3   0   1   0   0

TOTALS              29  3 10   3   8   7  16

BATTING--SH: Davis (3, Musolf (6), Blue (9) GDP: Wilson (2), Mackor (4) Team LOB: 10

BASERUNNING--SB: Davis 2 (1), Boran 2 (5) CS: Blue (1), Mulhern (1), Davis (9) PO: Hutchinson (1)

FIELDING--DP: Van Zandt-Blue-Musolf (1)
 

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
B. Harris ss         4  0  0   0   0   1   1
Frank cf             3  0  1   0   1   1   0
Garko dh             4  0  1   0   0   1   1
Barthelemy 1b        3  0  0   0   1   1   2
Stavisky rf          4  0  1   0   0   0   1
Biernbaum lf         4  0  1   0   0   2   3
Bland c              2  0  0   0   0   2   1
Garza 3b             3  0  0   0   0   1   2
Coughlan 2b          3  0  0   0   0   2   1

TOTALS              30  0  4   0   2  11  12

BATTING--2B: Biernbaum (5) HP: Bland (8) GDP: Garko (1) Team LOB: 4

BASERUNNING--SB: Frank (4)

FIELDING--E: Garza (6), Humen (6), Barthelemy (9) DP: Bland-Garza-Barthelemy (2), B. Harris-Barthelemy (4)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HARWICH
Saunders (W, 2-2)    8.0  3  0   0   1   9  28
Brey (S, 1)          1.0  1  0   0   1   2   5
TOTALS               9.0  4  0   0   2  11  33
HYANNIS
Humen (L, 0-2)       6.0  7  2   2   7   5  28
Cochran              3.0  3  1   0   1   2  12
TOTALS               9.0 10  3   2   8   7  40

PB: Bland (4) HBP: Saunders (8)

Umpires: Carroll (P), Leeds (1), Dwyer (3)

Time: 2:31 Weather: 70 degrees, sunny, wind 10-20 mph blowing left to right.

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Hyannis rallies, rallies, and rallies; 13-6 over A's

story from 7/3/01; posted on 7/4/01 at 12:08 EDT

--CHATHAM--The A's aren't the only team who can produce a huge inning. After Chatham sent five runners across the plate in the third inning, the Mets countered with a seven-run sixth on the way to slapping the A's with a loss by a 13-6 score at Veterans Field.

Eleven batters reached the plate in the huge Hyannis sixth. The highlight was a three-run triple by Kyle Frank and a run-scoring double from Ryan Garko. Frank was one of the hitting stars for the Mets; his day also included a suicide squeeze bunt in the third inning and his first home run of the year, a solo shot over the right field fence. Garko was also astute with the bat, going 3-for-4 in the game with a run scored.

The Mets continued to pile on the runs in the eighth, bringing home three runners. Besides Frank's home run, Garko was knocked in by a double from Ryan Barthelemy, who in turn scored on a Jason Perry single. Barthelemy scored two runs in the game on his two hits, and Perry did the same on his 2-for-3 evening.

The win in the game went to Hyannis reliever Travis Teeter, who settled down and quieted the Chatham offense in 6 1/3 innings. Teeter (1-2) struck out 10 and walked four, allowing only one run on three hits. Teeter came in to relieve starter Jason Tourangeau, who had a rough outing. He was tagged for five earned runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings.

After being down 2-0 entering the third inning, Chatham drove home five runs on five hits. Two of the runs scored on a triple by Michael Moon (Southern Cal), and another was scored by Drew Meyer, who led Chatham with two base hits and a double. Bobby Malek also contributed to that inning with one of his two runs batted in.

Ben Clayton (Wake Forest) started on the hill for the A's. He allwoed the first five runs in five-plus innings, striking out two and walking three. His relief, Corey Hamman (Montclair State), was given the loss after going only 1/3 of an inning. Hamman's ERA ballooned as he surrendered four earned runs. The final pitcher of the game for the A's was second-year Cape Leaguer David Bush (Wake Forest), who struck out all four batters he faced.

Stats of note...out of the three Coca-Cola Players of the Week, two have been Mets; Brian Stavisky won the award for the opening week and Ryan Barthelemy was last week's recipient...Spencer Harris and Cameron Coughlan both had two RBI on one hit between them; Harris had a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly and Coughlan had the hit and a bases-loaded walk...the Mets handed the loss to Hamman, who was at 4-0 entering the game and is still tied for the league lead in wins.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/3/2001

HYANNIS-----011 007 130--13
CHATHAM-----051 000 000--6

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
B. Harris ss         6  1  1   1   0   3   0
Frank cf             3  2  2   5   1   0   0
Garko c              4  1  3   1   1   0   1
Barthelemy 1b        5  2  2   1   0   0   2
Stavisky rf          4  2  1   0   1   0   2
Perry dh-lf          3  2  2   1   1   0   0
S. Harris 3b         3  0  0   2   0   2   2
Biernbaum lf         2  1  0   0   0   1   0
-Teeter p            2  0  0   0   0   1   0
Coughlan 2b          4  2  1   2   1   1   0

TOTALS              36 13 12  12   5   8   7

BATTING--2B: Garko (6), Barthelemy (8) 3B: Frank (6) HR: Frank (8) SF: S. Harris (6) SH: Perry (2), S. Harris (2), Frank (3) HP: Biernbaum (6) Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING--SB: Stavisky (2), Coughlan (3), Perry (7) CS: Coughlan (7)

FIELDING--E: Tourangeau (3) Outfield Assist: Biernbaum (1)
 

CHATHAM              ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
McCoy 2b              4  1  1   0   0   1   1
Meyer ss              4  1  3   0   0   2   1
Malek rf              5  0  1   2   0   0   2
Schneider c           3  0  0   0   1   1   2
Soteropolous 1b       3  1  1   1   1   1   2
Cleveland 3b          5  1  1   0   0   2   1
Moon dh               4  0  1   2   0   0   1
Cox lf                4  0  1   0   0   2   1
Greenberg cf          2  2  0   0   2   1   2

TOTALS               34  6  8   5   4  10  13

BATTING--2B: Meyer (6) 3B: Moon (3) HP: McCoy (1), Schneider (1) Team LOB: 9

BASERUNNING--SB: Soteropolous (3), Greenberg (4)

FIELDING--E: McCoy (3), Meyer (6)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
Tourangeau           2.2  6  5   5   1   0  16
Teeter (W, 1-2)      6.1  3  1   1   4  10  26
TOTALS               9.0  9  6   6   5  10  42
CHATHAM
*Clayton             5.0  4  5   3   3   2  24
Hamman (L, 4-1)      0.1  2  4   4   1   0   5
Childe               2.1  6  4   4   1   2  13
Bush                 1.1  0  0   0   0   4   4
TOTALS               9.0 12 13  11   5   8  46
*Clayton pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

PB: Garko 2 (4), Schneider (8) HBP: Tourangeau 2 (1), Hamman (6)

Umpires: Bilodeau (P), Rondeau (1), Sadowski (3)

Time: 3:00 Weather: 70 degrees, overcast, wind 5-15 mph blowing left to right.

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Mets even season series against Cotuit with 5-2 win

story from 7/4/01; posted on 7/4/01 at 23:38 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Mets picked up their second win in two days, winning the Independence Day game against Cotuit at McKeon Field by a score of 5-2. The season series between these two inter-town rivals has now been evened with two wins for each team.

The game was tied at one in the seventh inning, when Hyannis posted four runs. The first pitch of the inning was lined by Jason Perry over the right-center field fence for his third home run of the season. Two batters later, Spencer Harris came to the plate and was drilled in the head with a 3-0 fastball. He would leave the field with assistance and was pinch-run for by Cameron Coughlan. Coughlan scored on a single from Brendan Harris, and Kyle Frank (who was on first at the time) scored on an overthrow. Brendan scored on the next pitch, when Ryan Barthelemy hit a ground-rule double down the left field line.

A winner was made out of reliever Kevin Ool, who moves to 1-0 with his first decision of the year. Ool struck out two and walked one in 2 1/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits. Starter Tom Kandybowicz also had a successful outing for the Mets. Going the first 6 2/3 innings, Ool scattered three hits for one run while fanning seven and walking three.

The first Hyannis run came home in the first inning, when Brendan Harris legged out an infield hit with one out. He would eventually come home on a Ryan Garko double to left-center. Ryan Barthelemy also had a hit in the first, joining Brendan as the Mets' multiple hitters.

The Cotuit offense was led by second baseman Chris O'Riordan (Stanford), who knotted the game at one in the fourth inning with his first home run of the year, a fly ball that passed directly over the left-field foul pole. O'Riordan also drove in the Kettleers' other run in the eighth inning when he had an infield hit to third base. Ryan Russ, who led off the inning for Cotuit and reached on a deep infield hit, scored on O'Riordan's grounder. Another big hit for Cotuit was a double to left-center by Chris Hall (Indiana State) in the ninth inning.

Cotuit's loser was starting pitcher Kyle Sleeth (2-1). Sleeth allowed three earned runs on five hits while striking out seven and walking two batters. Brantley Jordan faced the Mets for the third time this year, giving up one earned run on three hits with a pair of K's.

Stats of note...the similarities between the last two Cotuit games have been strange: both were at McKeon Field, a 5-2 win for the Mets happened each time, and a Mets batter was incapacitated by a ball to the head in both games...Spencer Harris was not as badly injured as Mike Brown was last week; he did not go to the hospital and is not expected to miss nearly as much time...Ool gave up his first earned run of the season today, now giving him a total of one ER allowed in 17 innings, or a 0.53 ERA.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/4/2001

COTUIT------000 100 010--2
HYANNIS-----100 000 40X--5

COTUIT              ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Russ lf              4  1  1   0   1   0   2
Swearingen ss        4  0  0   0   0   1   2
Peavey 1b            4  0  1   0   0   0   1
O'Riordan 2b         3  1  2   2   1   0   1
Concepcion dh        4  0  0   0   0   1   2
Porfirio cf          3  0  1   0   1   2   0
Oehler c             3  0  0   0   1   0   1
Hall 3b              4  0  1   0   0   2   2
Green rf             2  0  0   0   0   2   1
-Metheny ph          1  0  0   0   0   1   1
--Friedman rf        1  0  0   0   0   0   2

TOTALS              33  2  6   2   4   9  15

BATTING--2B: Hall (9) HR: O'Riordan (4) Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING--SB: Russ 2 (1-8), Porfirio (7)

FIELDING--E: Friedman (7) Outfield Assist: Russ (7)
 

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank cf             4  1  1   0   0   0   2
B. Harris ss         4  2  2   1   0   0   0
Barthelemy 3b        4  0  2   1   0   0   0
Garko 1b             3  0  1   1   0   0   1
Stavisky rf          4  0  0   0   0   3   2
Perry lf             4  1  1   1   0   1   0
Bland dh             4  0  0   0   0   3   0
Garza c              2  0  1   0   1   1   0
S. Harris 2b         1  0  0   0   1   1   0
-Coughlan 2b         0  1  0   0   0   0   0

TOTALS              30  5  8   4   2   9   5

BATTING--2B: Garko (1), Barthelemy (7) HR: Perry (7) HP: Garko (6), SHarris (7) Team LOB: 5

BASERUNNING--CS: Barthelemy (1)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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COTUIT
Sleeth (L, 2-1)      6.1  5  3   3   2   7  27
Jordan               1.2  3  2   1   0   2   7
TOTALS               8.0  8  5   4   2   9  34
HYANNIS
Kandybowicz          6.2  3  1   1   3   7  26
Ool (W, 1-0)         2.1  2  1   1   1   2  11
TOTALS               9.0  5  2   2   4   9  37

WP: Kandybowicz (6) PB: Ool (1) HBP: Sleeth 2 (6-7)

Umpires: Perry (P), Rondeau (1), April (3)

Time: 2:22 Weather: 70 degrees, overcast w/ light drizzle, wind 5-10 mph blowing right to left.

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Mets assemble a winning streak; 10-5 over Wareham

story from 7/5/01; posted on 7/5/01 at 23:09 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Mets won their third game in a row on Thursday afternoon at McKeon Field, taking a make-up game over the Wareham Gatemen by a 10-5 score. It was the first win over the Gatemen in four attempts this season.

Hyannis trailed 5-4 in the sixth inning after having tied the score two innings earlier. The lead was ultimately taken when Ryan Barthelemy flied a pitch that was picked up by the wind and carried well over the fence for his league-best fourth homer of the year. Barthelemy led Mets hitters with five RBI and a pair of doubles to go along with his homer.

Brian Stavisky capped a four-run eighth with an incredible line-drive homer to center that was still rising when it hit the treetops and came back onto the field. It was Stavisky's third home run of the season; he also added a double in the game.

Kyle Frank scored twice with two hits and executed a suicide squeeze to tie the game in the fourth. Cameron also had a double in that inning and scored on Coughlan's bunt. Brendan Harris scored the first run of the game for the Mets, reaching on a double and scoring on one of Barthelemy's doubles.

A winner was made out of starting pitcher Justin Taylor, who went six innings to move to 2-1. Although he allowed eleven hits and gave up four earned runs, he did strike out three batters and was officially on the hill when the Mets got their lead. Kevin Ool went 2 1/3 innings for the second straight day, striking out three and allowing only one hit. He picked up his second win of the year.

Wareham scored a run an inning for five out of the first six innings. The game's leadoff hitter, Keith Butler, hit one of his two doubles and three hits to start the game. He scored on a single from Aaron Hill, who had a pair of hits and a run in the game. A two-hit, two-RBI game was had by second baseman Omar Pena (Northeastern). In addition, Mike Huggins was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

The starting pitcher for Wareham, Mark Michael, was pulled after 4 1/3 innings. He allowed six hits, four runs (one earned), four walks, and struck out six. Kenon Ronz got the loss for the Gatemen in his relief outing of 3 2/3 innings. Ronz gave up six earned runs on five hits, striking out two and walking one.

Stats of note...the Mets had a similar slow start against Wareham last year, losing the first three games, tying the fourth, and winning the last four (including the playoffs)...there were a total of ten doubles in the game, five for each team...the Gatemen stranded twelve runners in all, but the difference in the game was the two innings when they left the bases loaded.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/5/2001

WAREHAM-----111 101 000--5
HYANNIS-----001 302 04X--10

WAREHAM             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Butler cf            4  1  3   1   1   0   1
Henry ss             5  0  1   0   0   1   5
Murton lf            5  0  0   0   0   1   5
Hill 3b              5  1  2   1   0   0   1
Parker c             4  1  0   0   1   1   0
Huggins 1b           4  0  2   1   1   0   3
Murphy rf            5  1  1   0   0   0   3
Meyer dh             4  1  1   0   1   1   3
Pena 2b              4  0  2   2   0   0   4

TOTALS              40  5 12   5   4   5  25

BATTING--2B: Butler 2 (1-4), Huggins (3), Meyer (4), Murphy (6) Team LOB: 12

BASERUNNING--CS: Hill (1)

FIELDING--E: Henry (4), Murphy (4)
 

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank cf             4  2  2   1   0   0   0
B. Harris ss         4  2  2   0   1   1   1
Barthelemy 1b        5  2  3   5   0   0   1
Garko c              2  0  0   1   0   0   0
Stavisky rf          4  1  2   1   1   0   2
Perry lf             4  0  0   0   1   2   2
S. Harris 3b         3  1  0   0   1   2   2
Garza dh             4  1  1   0   0   2   5
Coughlan 2b          4  1  1   1   0   2   2

TOTALS              34 10 11   9   4   9  15

BATTING--2B: B. Harris (3), Barthelemy 2 (3-8), Coughlan (4), Stavisky (5) HR: Barthelemy (6), Stavisky (8) SF: Garko (8) SH: Frank (4) HP: Garko 2 (2-3) Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING--SB: B. Harris (4)

FIELDING--E: S. Harris (2), Coughlan (9)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
WAREHAM
Michael              4.1  6  4   1   4   6  25
Ronz (L, 1-1)        3.2  5  6   6   1   2  17
TOTALS               8.0 11 10   7   5   8  42
HYANNIS
J. Taylor (W, 2-1)   6.0 11  5   4   1   3  30
Cochran              0.2  0  0   0   3   0   5
Ool (S, 2)           2.1  1  0   0   0   2   9
TOTALS               9.0 12  5   4   4   5  44

WP: Ronz (8) PB: Parker (8) HBP: Michael 2 (2-3)

Umpires: Bilodeau (P), Perry (1), Zibelli (3)

Time: 2:32 Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy, wind 10-20 mph blowing out to center.

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Mets fall as Falmouth wins field-goal fest

story from 7/6/01; posted on 7/7/01 at 11:52 EDT

--FALMOUTH--The town of Falmouth must have loaned their extra fireworks to the Commodores, who put on quite an offensive display at Guv Fuller Field. The Mets were dropped by a score of 18-6.

Falmouth hit four home runs on the evening, including two by Jarrod Schmidt. Schmidt had a total of six RBI and four runs scored, going 4-for-5 on the day. A similar day came from Ben King, who had the decisive three-run homer in the first as well as six runs batted in, a double, and a pair of singles. Their fourth homer was a two-run shot off the bat of Val Majewski.

The Mets were not without offense, but they lacked a strong quarterback who could drive the team down the field. Ryan Garko headed up the Mets stars with a two-run homer to cap a 3-for-5 day at the plate. Ryan Barthelemy continued on his tear with a 3-for-5 day of his own, including a double and two RBI. Kyle Frank was 2-for-4 with a run scored on a pair of singles, and Mike Brown had a sacrifice fly in his first game back since being sidelined with a concussion on June 29.

The win for the Commodores went to starter Pat Misch (W. Michigan). Misch (1-1) went the minimum of five innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits while striking out six. The two pitchers who relieved him, Ryan Schroyer and B.J. Lamura (Clemson), each threw two innings with four strikeouts.

Hyannis pitchers had trouble finding a groove all night. Starter Blake Taylor, who dropped to 1-3 with the loss, was lifted after only 1/3 of an inning. Jason Tourangeau went the next 1 2/3 innings, giving up the most runs. Eric Maycroft was fine through the first two innings, but had trouble during the fifth and appeared to throw his arm out after uncorking a very wild pitch. David Humen was the Mets' final pitcher, going the last 3 2/3 innings.

Stats of note...Barthelemy's average has now soared to .404; he is now less than ten plate appearances from qualifying for the batting title, and if he does, the Triple Crown will be the first thing on fan's minds, since he already leads the league in HRs and RBI...as a team, the Mets lead the league with 14 home runs...in the future, summaries of games such as these will be omitted and possibly replaced with "Classic Summaries," which are usually designated "Classic" for containing wisecracks like that one.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/6/2001

HYANNIS------201 010 200--6
FALMOUTH-----460 022 22X--18

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
B. Harris ss         5  1  1   0   0   2   2
Frank lf             4  2  2   0   1   1   1
Garko 1b             5  2  3   2   0   1   1
Barthelemy dh        5  0  3   2   0   1   2
Brown cf             3  0  0   1   0   1   4
Stavisky rf          4  0  0   0   0   2   1
S. Harris 3b         3  0  0   0   1   2   0
Bland c              3  0  0   0   1   1   1
Coughlan 2b          4  1  1   0   0   3   1

TOTALS              36  6 10   5   3  14  12

BATTING--2B: Barthelemy (5) HR: Garko (7) SF: Brown (1) Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING--SB: Frank (2) CS: Garko (5)

FIELDING--E: Humen (7) DP: S. Harris-Coughlan-Garko (1), Coughlan-B. Harris-Garko (3)
 

FALMOUTH            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Schindewolf 2b       4  3  1   0   0   0   0
Erstad lf            3  1  0   0   3   2   2
Brown 3b             5  3  2   2   1   0   0
Schmidt 1b-c         5  4  4   6   0   1   0
King cf              5  3  4   6   1   1   2
Majewski rf          3  1  1   2   1   0   1
Ghutzman c-1b        4  1  1   1   1   1   4
Michael dh           5  1  1   1   0   2   1
Robinson ss          4  1  0   0   1   3   1

TOTALS              38 18 15  18   8  10  11

BATTING--2B: Ghutzman (2), King (4) HR: King (1), Schmidt 2 (2-4), Majewski (2) SF: Schmidt (5) HP: Schindewolf 2 (1-5), Majewski (5) GDP: Michael (1), Brown (3) Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING--SB: King 2 (2-5)

FIELDING--E: Majewski (1), Ghutzman (3)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
HYANNIS
B. Taylor (L, 1-3)   0.1  3  4   4   2   0   7
Tourangeau           1.2  5  6   6   2   1  11
Maycroft             2.1  2  4   4   3   2  12
Humen                3.2  5  4   2   1   7  20
TOTALS               8.0 15 18  16   8  10  50
FALMOUTH
Misch (W, 1-1)       5.0  7  4   2   2   6  23
Schroyer             2.0  2  2   2   0   4   8
Lamura               2.0  1  0   0   1   4   9
TOTALS               9.0 10  6   4   5  14  40

WP: Maycroft (5), Humen 2 (7) PB: Bland 3 (7-7-8), Schmidt (9) HBP: Taylor (1), Maycroft (5), Humen (5)

Umpires: Lupo (P), Zibelli (1), Rocha (3)

Time: 3:04 Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy, wind 5-10 mph blowing out to right.

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Mets win, 4-1, over Orleans Cardinals

story from 7/7/01; posted on 7/8/01 at 00:12 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Mets picked up their fourth win in five games on Saturday, topping the Orleans Cardinals 4-1 at McKeon Field.

Superb pitching led the Mets to their victory. Starter Travis Teeter was the winner after a solid 6 1/3 innings. Teeter (2-2) allowed the lone run on five hits while striking out five and walking five. Kevin Ool picked up his third save of the year in yet another dominant outing, giving up only one hit and fanning two in 2 2/3 innings.

The Mets scored two runs in the fifth and two in the sixth to secure the win. A two-run double from Kyle Frank scored Spencer Harris and Mario Garza for the first two runs, and the insurance came when Garza knocked a double of his own into right-center to score Brian Stavisky and Harris.

Garza was the hitting leader for Hyannis, going 3-for-3 with those two RBI. He also had a fine day behind the plate, throwing out the only attempted basestealer. Frank had another double in the first to go along with his second in the sixth; he was 2-for-4 on the day. Stavisky reached base in the sixth on a monster triple that hit off of the center field fence, missing a home run by less than a yard. Hits were also pitched in by Cameron Coughlan and Jason Perry.

The Cards brought their run home in the fifth inning. DH Brad Lamm (Charlotte) had a two-out line single into left, and a hit by newcomer Jake Wald (George Washington) moved Lamm to second. A pair of untimely walks to the next two batters scored Lamm, and the free RBI was given to left fielder Andy Phillips (The Citadel). Other highlights in the Orleans offense included a single and a double by right fielder Tyler Davidson.

In his third start (out of five total) against the Mets, Joey Bateman was handed Orleans' loss after 5 2/3 innings. He surrendered three earned runs on seven hits while striking out four and walking one. Two relievers, Jason Baker (George Washington) and Trevor Hutchinson (UCal/Berkeley), finished the game for the Cardinals.

Orleans demonstrated its fielding prowess consistently throuhgout the game. Three Mets who tried to reach an extra base were thrown out by the strong Cardinal wings in the outfield. They also turned a pair of double plays in the game, and a poor pickoff throw accounted for their only error.

Stats of note...although two batters reached base during his outing, Ool still pitched to the minimum number of batters by getting a fielder's choice and a double play...an update on Eric Maycroft's condition: he is suffering from muscle spasms, for which the best treatment is rest. With tomorrow's free day, he should be fine by the end of the weekend...while Orleans impressed with their defense, the Mets quietly had an errorless game in the field and Kyle Frank had an outfield assist of his own.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/7/2001

ORLEANS-----000 010 000--1
HYANNIS-----000 022 00X--4

ORLEANS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Adams 2b             1  0  0   0   3   0   0
Phillips lf          3  0  0   1   1   0   1
Broadway 1b          4  0  0   0   0   1   5
Davidson rf          4  0  2   0   0   1   0
Caradonna c          3  0  1   0   1   0   0
Coder cf             4  0  0   0   0   2   2
Guthrie 3b           4  0  0   0   0   1   2
Lamm dh              3  1  2   0   0   0   0
Wald ss              3  0  1   0   0   2   2
-Norman ph           1  0  0   0   0   0   0

TOTALS              30  1  6   1   5   7  12

BATTING--2B: Davidson (1) HP: Lamm (7) GDP: Caradonna (8) Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING--CS: Lamm (3)

FIELDING--E: Baker (7) DP: Bateman-Wald-Broadway (3), Phillips-Caradonna (7) Outfield Assists: Davidson (5), Coder (6), Phillips (7)
 

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank cf             3  0  2   2   1   0   1
B. Harris ss         2  0  0   0   1   0   1
Barthelemy dh        4  0  0   0   0   1   2
Garko 1b             4  0  0   0   0   1   1
Perry lf             4  0  1   0   0   1   0
Stavisky rf          3  1  1   0   0   1   1
S. Harris 3b         1  2  0   0   1   0   0
Garza c              3  1  3   2   0   0   0
Coughlan 2b          3  0  1   0   0   2   2

TOTALS              27  4  8   4   3   6   8

BATTING--2B: Frank 2 (1-5), Garza (6) 3B: Stavisky (6) SH: B. Harris (1) HP: S. Harris (5) GDP: Frank (3) Team LOB: 4

FIELDING--DP: Coughlan-Garko (8) Outfield Assist: Frank (2)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
ORLEANS
Bateman (L, 1-3)     5.2  7  3   3   1   4  24
Baker                1.1  1  1   1   2   1   5
Hutchinson           1.0  0  0   0   0   1   3
TOTALS               8.0  8  4   4   3   6  32
HYANNIS
Teeter (W, 2-2)      6.1  5  1   1   5   5  28
Ool (S, 3)           2.2  1  0   0   0   2   8
TOTALS               9.0  6  1   1   5   7  36

WP: Bateman (5) HBP: Bateman (5), Teeter (7)

Umpires: Sadowski (P), Carroll (1), Emerson (3)

Time: 2:26 Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy, wind 10-20 mph blowing out to center.

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.500 mark remains elusive as Brewster downs the Mets

story from 7/9/01; posted on 7/9/01 at 20:57 EDT

--HYANNIS--In the first meeting between the two teams since last year's CCBL Finals, the Brewster Whitecaps repeated last season's results with a 5-1 win over the Mets at McKeon Field. It was the second time in three games that the Mets entered the game needing the win to move to an even record and fell short.

Brewster got most of its scoring done in the fourth inning, when they tallied four runs. The rally was started when Wally Pontiff (Louisiana State) walked with one out. An infield hit by Brian Barden (Oregon State) and a walk to Chris Hamblen (Cincinnati) loaded the bases for former Met Matt Carson (Brigham Young). Matt powered the first pitch to the deepest part of center field, where it was caught for a sacrifice fly to score Pontiff. The bases were cleared on the follwing pitch, when left fielder Jay Garthwaite (Washington) drove a deep fly ball over the left-center field fence. It was Garthwaite's league-leading fifth homer of the year.

They tacked on another run in the sixth inning, when Hamblen reached on his third walk of the game. After a Carson single, Hamblen came home on a hit for Garthwaite that just ticked off of the shortstop's glove.

Hyannis' lone run came in the seventh inning. Leadoff batter Jason Perry lined the 2-2 pitch over the wall in right-center for his fourth homer of the year. The other hits in the game were from Ryan Barthelemy, Mike Brown, Ryan Garko, Brian Stavisky, and Brendan Harris.

The Brewster victory was given to starter Ryan Olsen (UNLV), who threw seven innings. Olsen (2-0) struck out seven and walked one while allowing an earned run on six hits. Relievers Andrew Ehrlich (Stanford) and Brian Bannister (Southern Cal) each pitched a perfect inning; Bannister struck out the side in the ninth.

Mets starter Tom Kandybowicz (2-2) got the loss in his four innings. He allowed four earned runs, but only on three hits, and walked four with three strikeouts. David Humen pitched the final five innings for Hyannis, walking three and striking out three with one earned run on three hits.

Stats of note...due to the seven walks issued by Mets pitching, the Mets had three more official times at bat than the Whitecaps despite sending three fewer batters to the plate...in the seventh inning, Jason Perry was credited with a putout after he was interfered with by Matt Maniscalo (Mississippi State), who ran into Perry while trying to beat out a ground ball; the ball would have been foul if not for the interference call...the Mets are now first in the league after having struck out 219 times; coming into today's game, when they had 208 K's, no other team had fanned more than 200 times.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/9/2001

BREWSTER-----000 401 000--5
HYANNIS------000 000 100--1

BREWSTER            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Hecker cf            2  0  0   0   3   0   0
Maniscalo ss         5  0  0   0   0   3   2
Matienzo c           4  0  0   0   0   0   1
Pontiff 1b           3  1  1   0   1   0   1
Barden 3b            4  1  2   0   0   1   0
Hamblen dh           1  2  0   0   3   0   1
Carson rf            3  0  1   1   0   1   3
Garthwaite lf        4  1  2   4   0   1   3
Schuerholz 2b        4  0  0   0   0   0   1

TOTALS              30  5  6   5   7   6  12

BATTING--HR: Garthwaite (4) SF: Carson (4) GDP: Maniscalo (3) Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING--CS: Pontiff (6) PO: Hecker (5)

FIELDING--E: Barden (2)
 

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
B. Harris ss         4  0  1   0   0   1   0
Frank lf             4  0  0   0   0   0   1
Garko dh             3  0  1   0   0   0   0
Barthelemy 3b        4  0  1   0   0   1   2
Stavisky rf          4  0  1   0   0   1   1
Brown cf             4  0  1   0   0   1   2
Perry 1b             4  1  1   1   0   3   2
Bland c              2  0  0   0   1   1   0
-Garza ph            1  0  0   0   0   1   0
S. Harris 2b         3  0  0   0   0   2   2

TOTALS              33  1  6   1   1  11  10

BATTING--HR: Perry (7) HP: Garko (3) Team LOB: 5

FIELDING--E: S. Harris (8) DP: B. Harris-S. Harris-Perry (3)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
BREWSTER
Olsen (W, 2-0)       7.0  6  1   1   1   7  29
Ehrlich              1.0  0  0   0   0   1   3
Bannister            1.0  0  0   0   0   3   3
TOTALS               9.0  6  1   1   1  11  35
HYANNIS
Kandybowicz (L, 2-2) 4.0  3  4   4   4   3  18
Humen                5.0  3  1   1   3   3  20
TOTALS               9.0  6  5   5   7   6  38

WP: Kandybowicz (2), Humen (8) HBP: Olsen (3)

Umpires: Drescher (P), Gisondi (1), Zibelli (3)

Time: 2:23  Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy, wind 5-15 mph blowing out to left.

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Garza lifts Mets in pitcher's battle

story from 7/10/01; posted on 7/10/01 at 22:53 EDT

--BOURNE--The Mets earned an important victory over the first-place Bourne Braves, winning the 1-0 pitcher's duel in just one hour and fifty-six minutes. The exciting game at Coady Field was the first of a two-game series with the Braves that will conclude tomorrow at McKeon Field.

With the score 0-0 entering the eighth inning, Mets catcher Mario Garza came to the plate against new pitcher Matt Brown. Garza hit a high shot into right field on the first pitch of the inning for his first home run of the year. That hit gave the loss to Brown, who drops to 2-1 on the year.

The winning pitcher was Justin Taylor (3-1), who was brilliant in his eight innings. He had six strikeouts and no walks, scattering four hits. Kevin Ool finished the shutout for Taylor, fanning one while giving up two hits on the way to his team-leading fourth save.

Bourne arguably had the more dominant day on the mound. Starter Casey Shumaker had a one-hit shutout through 6 1/3 innings, including five strikeouts and three walks. Mike Dennison retired the only two batters he faced in relief of Shumaker, and Ben Rowe (Oregon State) pitched a perfect ninth.

The Braves had several chances to put a run on the board, sending a total of five runners into scoring position. Brian Burgamy had a ground-rule double down the left-field line in the first and reached third before the end of the inning. He also made it to second in the ninth after reaching on an infield hit and a single into center from Brian Anderson (Arizona).

In the fifth, the Braves put runners on the corners with nobody out thanks to consecutive hits by Andy Jarvis and Conor Jackson. Taylor struck out the next batter for the first out of the inning, and a double steal was attempted during the next at-bat. The Mets defense played the situation well, getting Jarvis out at the plate. The play was scored a caught stealing, 2-4-3-2. Randy Walter (Wichita State) hit a one-out double for Bourne in the sixth, but was picked off by Taylor before the next pitch was thrown.

Stats of note...the Mets' other two hits were doubles by Brian Stavisky and Brendan Harris, meaning that all three of Hyannis' hits were extra-base hits...neither of the Mets' two games at Bourne have lasted longer than two hours, and the Coady Sun Delay has been avoided thus far...Shumaker's fine outing was all the more special since it came on his 21st birthday celebration at Coady Field.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/10/2001

HYANNIS-----000 000 010--1
BOURNE------000 000 000--0

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank cf-lf          4  0  0   0   0   1   0
B. Harris ss         4  0  1   0   0   1   0
Barthelemy 3b        2  0  0   0   2   1   1
Garko 1b-c           3  0  0   0   0   0   1
Perry lf-1b          3  0  0   0   1   0   0
Stavisky rf          4  0  1   0   0   1   2
Biernbaum dh         3  0  0   0   0   1   3
Garza c              3  1  1   1   0   1   1
-Brown cf            0  0  0   0   0   0   0
Coughlan 2b          3  0  0   0   0   1   0

TOTALS              29  1  3   1   3   7   8

BATTING--2B: Stavisky (2), B. Harris (8) HR: Garza (8) SH: Garko (7) Team LOB: 5
 

BOURNE              ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Walter rf            4  0  1   0   0   2   0
Burgamy lf           4  0  2   0   0   0   0
Anderson cf          4  0  1   0   0   0   0
Oliva c              4  0  0   0   0   2   3
Jarvis dh            3  0  1   0   0   0   0
Jackson 3b           3  0  1   0   0   1   0
Italiano 2b          2  0  0   0   0   1   2
-Rueckel 2b          1  0  0   0   0   0   0
Riley 1b             3  0  0   0   0   0   1
Hudson ss            2  0  0   0   0   1   0
-Burgess ph          1  0  0   0   0   0   0

TOTALS              31  0  6   0   0   7   6

BATTING--2B: Burgamy (1), Walter (6) Team LOB: 4

BASERUNNING--CS: Jarvis (5) PO: Walter (6)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
HYANNIS
J. Taylor (W, 3-1)   8.0  4  0   0   0   6  26
Ool (S, 4)           1.0  2  0   0   0   1   5
TOTALS               9.0  6  0   0   0   7  31
BOURNE
Shumaker             6.1  1  0   0   3   5  23
Dennison             0.2  0  0   0   0   0   2
Brown (L, 2-1)       1.0  2  1   1   0   2   5
Rowe                 1.0  0  0   0   0   0   3
TOTALS               9.0  3  1   1   3   7  33

Umpires: Thomas (P), Zibelli (1), Gisondi (3)

Time: 1:56  Weather: 85 degrees, sunny to overcast, wind 5-10 mph blowing left to right.

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Mets robbed by Braves, 4-2

story from 7/11/01; posted on 7/11/01 at 23:32 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Bourne Braves took away the Mets' one-run lead in the ninth inning to win in a split of the home-and-home series between the two teams. McKeon Field played host to a 4-2 Bourne victory.

The Mets had the lead entering the ninth inning and had stopper Kevin Ool on the hill. Brian Burgamy hit the first pitch of the inning into short right field, and was followed by a walk to Chad Oliva. The next batter, Andy Jarvis, attempted to lay down a bunt. He missed the first pitch and clearly appeared to foul off the second pitch, but it was ruled that there was no foul ball. The runners moved to second and third with nobody out.

Jarvis struck out and the next batter, Brian Anderson, chopped a ball off of home plate. Again, the ball appeared to be picked up by catcher Ryan Garko in foul territory, but again, the call went against the Mets. Anderson was given an infield hit and Burgamy scored on the play. A hit by second baseman Danny Rueckel scored the go-ahead run (Oliva), and an insurance run was scored by Anderson on a Conor Jackson sacrifice fly to center.

Ool (1-1) was given the loss for Hyannis. He went the final 1 2/3 innings for the Mets, striking out three and allowing three earned runs on three hits. Bourne's rally spoiled a fine outing by starter Blake Taylor, who was solid in 7 1/3 innings. He struck out four and allowed only three hits.

Bourne had incredible pitching which was essential in their win. They allowed only one hit, and had eight perfect innings. Starter Robby Read gave up the hit and the two earned runs in the first six innings, striking out four and walking two. Mike Dennison, winner Patrick Murray (1-0), and Ryan Speier each threw spotless relief innings. Speier struck out two in the ninth and picked up his amazing fourteenth save.

The Mets had their runs in the fifth inning. Garko was hit with the first pitch of the frame, and Jason Perry followed with a walk. They were sacrificed into scoring position by Brian Stavisky, and an intentional walk to last night's hero Mario Garza loaded the bases. With two out, Spencer Harris sent a 1-0 pitch down the left field line and just beyond the third baseman's dive to score Garko and Perry.

Bourne scored its first run in the fourth inning, breaking up Taylor's perfect game of three innings with a solo homer to left off the bat of Randy Walter. It was Walter's first home run of the year. Another notable hit was Jackson's double in the eighth inning.

Stats of note...Read had a perfect game through four full innings...this is now the third game in a week in which a .500 record would have been the result of a win...Kevin Ool's earned run total for the season quadrupled from one to four.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/11/2001

BOURNE------000 100 003--4
HYANNIS-----000 020 000--2

BOURNE              ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Walter rf            4  1  1   1   0   0   3
Burgamy lf           4  1  1   0   0   0   1
Oliva dh             3  1  0   0   1   1   0
Jarvis 1b            4  0  0   0   0   1   2
Anderson cf          4  1  1   1   0   2   0
Italiano 2b          3  0  0   0   0   0   0
-Rueckel 2b          1  0  1   1   0   0   0
Jackson 3b           3  0  1   1   0   0   0
Riley c              4  0  1   0   0   2   1
Hudson ss            2  0  0   0   1   1   2

TOTALS              32  4  6   4   2   6   9

BATTING--2B: Jackson (8) HR: Walter (4) SF: Jackson (9) Team LOB: 4
 

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank cf-lf          4  0  0   0   0   1   2
B. Harris ss         4  0  0   0   0   2   0
Barthelemy 3b        4  0  0   0   0   0   0
Garko c              3  1  0   0   0   1   0
Perry 1b             2  1  0   0   1   0   0
Stavisky rf          2  0  0   0   0   0   0
Garza dh             2  0  0   0   1   0   0
Brown cf             2  0  0   0   0   2   3
-Biernbaum lf        1  0  0   0   0   0   0
S. Harris 2b         3  0  1   2   0   0   0

TOTALS              27  2  1   2   2   6   5

BATTING--SH: Stavisky (5) HP: Garko (5) IBB: Garza (5) Team LOB: 2
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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BOURNE
Read                 6.0  1  2   2   2   4  22
Dennison             1.0  0  0   0   0   0   3
Murray (W, 1-0)      1.0  0  0   0   0   0   3
Speier (S, 14)       1.0  0  0   0   0   0   3
TOTALS               9.0  1  2   2   2   4  31
HYANNIS
B. Taylor            7.1  3  1   1   1   4  26
Ool (L, 1-1)         1.2  3  3   3   1   3   9
TOTALS               9.0  6  4   4   2   7  35

WP: Ool (9) PB: Garko (9) HBP: Read (5) IBB: Read (5)

Umpires: DiPietro (P), Chiarelli (1), Perry (3)

Time: 2:04  Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy, wind calm.

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Chatham performs in victory over Mets

story from 7/13/01; posted on 7/14/01 at 00:29 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Chatham A's came to McKeon Field on Friday and left with a victory over the Mets, 5-1. Hyannis has dropped its second straight game and is starting to fade off of the pace of playoff contenders Falmouth and Wareham.

Chatham put together an exceptional pitching outing during the game. Starter Daniel Moore (North Carolina) was dominant through eight innings, striking out eleven batters and allowing only two hits. He walked four and surrendered the Mets' only run, but the former credentials were more than enough for a win, moving him to 3-2 on the season. Zane Carlson fanned one and allowed a hit and a walk in the ninth inning.

The A's had a 2-1 lead by the fourth inning, but the game was capped in the sixth. Catcher Luke Carlin added the punctuation to Chatham's day with a three-run homer to right field that scored Ryan Johnson and Peter Soteropoulos. It was Carlin's first homer of the year and his only hit of the game. Bobby Malek also had a homer, a solo shot that was his first of the year as well. In addition, Malek had an RBI double in the first inning that scored Drew Meyer, who walked to lead off the game.

Once again, the Mets' bats were stifled, this time producing only three hits. The run scored in the fourth inning, when Kyle Frank led off with a single into left. A sacrifice fly by Ryan Barthelemy scored Frank. The other hits came from Mike Brown and L.J. Biernbaum, but Frank's was the only hit to reach the outfield.

Travis Teeter started on the hill for the Mets and got the loss to drop to 2-3. In seven innings, he struck out four and walked four while allowing all five earned runs on six hits. An inning apiece went to the Hyannis newcomers, Eric Paone (Saint Leo) and Jim Hoey (Rider). They both sruck out one batter.

Stats of note...Kyle Frank was named Coca-Cola's Player of the Week on July 8, the third Met to be so honored...the Mets have had a total of four hits in the past two games...every Hyannis roster player found his way into the lineup in this game.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/13/2001

CHATHAM-----100 100 300--5
HYANNIS-----000 100 000--1

CHTAHAM             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Meyer rf             4  1  0   0   1   2   3
Greenberg cf         4  0  1   0   0   1   1
Malek rf             4  1  2   2   0   0   0
Cleveland 3b         4  0  1   0   0   1   0
Johnson 1b           3  1  0   0   1   2   2
Moon 2b              4  0  1   0   0   0   0
Soterpoulos dh       3  1  2   0   1   0   2
Carlin c             3  1  1   3   0   0   1
Nonemaker lf         3  0  0   0   1   0   2

TOTALS              32  5  8   5   4   6  11

BATTING--2B: Greenberg (1), Malek (1) HR: Malek (4), Carlin (7) SH: Carlin (5) GDP: Meyer (5) Team LOB: 5
 

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
B. Harris ss         4  0  0   0   0   1   1
Frank cf-rf          4  1  1   0   0   2   1
Garko dh-1b          4  0  0   0   0   0   1
Barthelemy 3b        3  0  0   1   0   1   0
Perry 1b             1  0  0   0   2   1   0
-Paone p             0  0  0   0   0   0   0
--Hoey p             0  0  0   0   0   0   0
---Tourangeau ph     1  0  0   0   0   1   0
Stavisky rf          3  0  0   0   0   2   2
-Brown cf            1  0  1   0   0   0   0
Biernbaum lf         2  0  1   0   2   0   1
Bland c              2  0  0   0   0   2   1
-Garza c             1  0  0   0   0   0   2
Coughlan 2b          2  0  0   0   1   2   1
-S. Harris 2b        0  0  0   0   0   0   0

TOTALS              28  1  3   1   5  11  10

BATTING--SF: Barthelemy (4) SH: Bland (5) Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING--SB: Perry (2), Frank (4), Brown (9)

FIELDING--E: B. Harris (7) DP: B. Harris-Perry 2 (2-5), Teeter-Perry (3) Outfield Assist: Frank (1)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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CHATHAM
Moore (W, 3-2)       8.0  2  1   1   4  11  30
Carlson              1.0  1  0   0   1   1   5
TOTALS               9.0  3  1   1   5  12  35
HYANNIS
Teeter (L, 2-3)      7.0  6  5   5   4   4  29
Paone                1.0  2  0   0   0   1   5
Hoey                 1.0  0  0   0   0   1   3
TOTALS               9.0  8  5   5   4   6  37

WP: Teeter 2 (5-7)

Umpires: Rocha (P), Thomas (1), Perry (3)

Time: 2:34 Weather: clear, 75 degrees, wind 10-20 mph blowing out to center.

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Hyannis rolls over Brewster, 12-1

story from 7/14/01; posted on 7/15/01 at 01:18 EDT

--HARWICH--The Mets destroyed a two-game funk by destroying the Brewster Whitecaps at Cape Cod Tech HS on Saturday. Hyannis pounded out 18 hits on the way to a 12-1 trouncing of the Whitecaps.

The Mets offense scored runs in six innings, having multiple-run innings on three occasions. Leading the onslaught was catcher Mario Garza, who batted in four runs while hitting an amazing three doubles. Another huge day came from Brian Stavisky, who drove in three and scored twice on his 3-for-4 day, including a walk and a double. Jason Perry contributed three singles in his six at-bats, scoring twice. Other doubles in the day (there were seven in all) came from Brendan Harris, L.J. Biernbaum, and Mike Brown.

With an abundance of insurance, Tom Kandybowicz easily picked up his third win of the season. He was sharp in six shutout innings, striking out five and allowing only two hits. Thanks to a double play, Kandybowicz faced the minimum number of batters over the first four innings. Kevin Ool was the most notable reliever for Hyannis, striking out two in a scoreless ninth.

The Whitecaps plated their run in the eighth inning. Rich Wallace was hit by a pitch to start the inning, moved to second on a hit by Evan Hecker, and scored on a Wally Pontiff single. That was the only inning in which Brewster had more than one hit. Their other hits came off the bats of Jon Schuerholz, Matt Maniscalco (who had two hits), and Eric Swedberg.

Stats of note...every Mets player reached base in the game, even the two substitutes who played only six innings between them...the Mets' errorless defense was also a factor in the game, turning a pair of 5-4-3 double plays...every Hyannis run was earned, and every run was properly batted in.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/14/2001

HYANNIS------014 121 003--12
BREWSTER-----000 000 010--1

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank cf             4  1  2   0   0   0   2
-Brown cf            2  0  1   1   0   0   0
B. Harris ss         5  1  1   1   0   2   2
Perry 1b             6  2  3   0   0   1   2
Garko dh             5  0  2   1   0   2   1
Stavisky rf          4  2  3   3   1   0   0
Biernbaum lf         3  3  1   0   2   1   3
Garza c              4  1  3   4   0   1   2
-Bland c             0  1  0   0   1   0   0
Coughlan 2b          4  1  1   1   1   0   1
S. Harris 3b         4  0  1   1   0   1   3

TOTALS              41 12 18  12   5   8  16

BATTING--2B: Garza 3 (2-3-5), B. Harris (3), Stavisky (3), Biernbaum (5), Brown (7) SF: S. Harris (5), B. Harris (9) SH: Garko (3) Team LOB: 10

BASERUNNING--SB: Stavisky (2), Frank (4)

FIELDING--DP: S. Harris-Coughlan-Perry 2 (2-6)
 

BREWSTER            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Hecker cf            3  0  1   0   1   1   0
Schuerholz ss        4  0  1   0   0   1   1
Pontiff 3b           4  0  1   1   0   0   2
Matienzo dh          4  0  0   0   0   2   2
Maniscalo 2b         4  0  2   0   0   1   2
Hamblen c            3  0  0   0   1   0   0
Garthwaite rf        3  0  0   0   1   2   1
Swedberg lf          3  0  1   0   1   0   2
Wallace 1b           3  1  0   0   0   1   1

TOTALS              31  1  6   1   4   8  11

BATTING--HP: Wallace (8) GDP: Hamblen (2), Wallace (6) Team LOB: 8

FIELDING--Outfield Assist: Hecker (4)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
Kandybowicz (W, 3-2) 6.0  2  0   0   3   5  21
Tourangeau           1.0  1  0   0   1   0   5
Cochran              1.0  2  1   1   0   1   6
Ool                  1.0  1  0   0   0   2   4
TOTALS               9.0  6  1   1   4   8  36
BREWSTER
Copeland (L, 2-3)    3.0  6  5   5   3   3  18
Ehrlich              3.0  8  4   4   0   3  16
David                1.0  1  0   0   0   1   4
Robinson             2.0  3  3   3   2   1  11
TOTALS               9.0 18 12  12   5   8  49

WP: Ehrlich (5), Kandybowicz (5) HBP: Cochran (8)

Umpires: Donahue (P), Carey (1), Hall (3)

Time: 2:39 Weather: 75 degrees, clear to overcast w/ drizzle, wind 5-15 mph blowing out to left.

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Falmouth wins key game over Hyannis, 6-4

story from 7/15/01; posted on 7/16/01 at 00:19 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Falmouth Commodores again managed to keep the Mets from getting too close to third place in the Western Division, pulling out a 6-4 win against Hyannis at McKeon Field.

Falmouth banged out thirteen hits on the afternoon, but the story was definitely the masterful performance by starting pitcher Pat Misch. Misch retired the first seventeen batters in a row to bring a perfect game into the sixth inning, and carried a no-hitter for 6 1/3 innings. He finished with a well-deserved win to move to 2-1 while recording six strikeouts, one walk, and four hits which resulted in one earned run. Raymond Clark picked up his first save of the year by pitching a spotless ninth with one K.

The Commodores scored their runs quickly, putting all six runs on the board by the fifth inning. Capping the barrage was a two-run homer in the fifth inning by Val Majewski, a deep fly to right-center that was his third homer of the season. Majewski led the Falmouth offense, scoring three times and also contributing a controversial double (see Stats of note...) in the second inning. Erik Schindewolf had a two-RBI single in the third inning that scored Jon Kaplan, who had a pair of hits in the game, and Wade Robinson, who was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

The Mets picked up their first hit of the game with one out in the seventh, when Ryan Garko hit a sinking liner into left field for a single. Consecutive hits by Ryan Barthelemy and Jason Perry loaded the bases, and a two-out single down the third-base line by Mike Brown brought Garko home. Garko delivered again in the following inning, when he lifted a 2-2 pitch to deep right-center for an opposite-field homer. It was his third home run of the year, a three-run job that scored Brendan Harris and Kyle Frank, who had the Mets' other hit.

Justin Taylor (3-2) was given the Mets' loss after the shortest outing of his two-year career. He went only four innings, letting up four runs (three earned) on eight hits while fanning two. Notable in relief was Hyannis' and Barnstable High's own Eric Paone, who struck out two in two scoreless frames.

Stats of note...Majewski's double in the second was cause for the game being played under protest by Hyannis. He hit the 0-2 pitch down the first-base line, where it bounced in fair territory before reaching the base and in foul ground after the bag. The first-base umpire signaled the play dead and indicated a foul ball, at which point play stopped. But the home-plate umpire overruled that decision, starting the play up again and allowing Majewski to reach second while the Mets fielders tracked down the ball. After a lengthy discussion with umpires, Mets head coach Mike Juhl signaled to the press box that the game was being played under protest...Mario Garza's performance at Brewster on Saturday, in which he hit three doubles, puts him into the CCBL record books with a tie for most doubles in one game...Brendan Harris will not be able to represent the Mets in Falmouth at the 2001 All-Star Game. This was Brendan's last game with the Mets, as he will be heading home to sign with the Chicago Cubs as their fifth-round draft pick.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/15/2001

FALMOUTH-----012 120 000--6
HYANNIS------000 000 130--4

FALMOUTH            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Kaplan cf            5  1  2   0   0   0   4
Schindewolf 2b       5  0  1   2   0   1   3
Brown 3b             5  0  1   0   0   1   0
Schmidt 1b           5  0  2   0   0   0   1
King lf              4  1  1   0   0   0   2
Majewski rf          3  3  2   2   1   1   1
English c            4  0  1   1   0   1   1
Ghutzman dh          4  0  1   0   0   1   1
Robinson ss          4  1  2   1   0   0   0

TOTALS              39  6 13   6   1   5  13

BATTING--2B: Majewski (2) HR: Majewski (5) GDP: Ghutzman (2), King (7) Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING--SB: Majewski (4), Robinson (4), King (5) CS: Schindewolf (3)

FIELDING--E: Robinson (8)
 

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
B. Harris ss         4  1  0   0   0   1   1
Frank lf             4  1  1   0   0   0   0
Garko c              4  2  2   3   0   0   0
Barthelemy 3b        4  0  1   0   0   1   0
Perry 1b             4  0  1   0   0   2   0
Stavisky rf          4  0  0   0   0   1   3
Brown cf             4  0  1   1   0   1   0
Biernbaum dh         4  0  0   0   0   2   3
S. Harris 2b         1  0  0   0   1   0   0
-Garza ph            1  0  0   0   0   0   0
--Coughlan 2b        0  0  0   0   0   0   0

TOTALS              34  4  6   4   1   8   7

BATTING--HR: Garko (8) Team LOB: 4

FIELDING--E: Barthelemy (4), Perry (8) DP: Perry-B. Harris (2), B. Harris-Perry (7)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
FALMOUTH
Misch (W, 2-1)       7.0  4  1   1   1   6  26
Schroyer             1.0  2  3   2   0   1   6
Clark (S, 1)         1.0  0  0   0   0   1   3
TOTALS               9.0  6  4   3   1   8  35
HYANNIS
J. Taylor (L, 3-2)   4.0  8  4   3   1   2  20
Hoey                 2.0  3  2   2   0   1   9
Paone                2.0  2  0   0   0   2   8
Cochran              1.0  0  0   0   0   0   3
TOTALS               9.0 13  6   5   1   5  40

WP: J. Taylor (3)

Umpires: Sadowski (P), Dwyer (1), Lupo (3)

Time: 2:15  Weather: 75 degrees, clear, wind 5-10 mph blowing out to center.

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Mets take extra innings to down Bourne

story from 7/16/01; posted on 7/17/01 at 01:12 EDT

--BOURNE--The Mets treated Bourne to a thrill with a twelve-inning ballgame at Coady Field, but left with a win over the first-place Braves by a score of 4-3.

The twelfth and final inning of the game was possibly the most exciting frame of the year. The top of the inning was led off by Ryan Barthelemy, who doubled to left on the first pitch. Jason Perry walked on four pitches to bring up Brian Stavisky, who singled into left field. Barthelemy attempted to score from second, but was caught in a rundown and was put out 7-5-2-6-3. Stavisky moved to second while the rest of the fielders were distracted, and Perry advanced to third. The Braves wisely walked Mario Garza to load the bases, and forced out Perry at home on a grounder from Kyle Frank. During the next batter, a pitch from Mark McLemore sailed to the backstop and allowed Stavisky to score the go-ahead run one pitch before the final out was recorded.

With daylight running out, the Braves mounted a comeback attempt in the bottom of the twelfth. Brian Anderson also led off the inning with a first-pitch double into left field, and was sacrificed to third for the first out of the inning. The next batter, Ken Riley, struck out swinging on a wild pitch that bounced at home plate and made it halfway to the backstop. Anderson tried to come in, but catcher Ryan Garko tracked down the ball and threw to pitcher Kevin Ool, who was waiting to tag out Anderson at the plate. The next batter grounded out to end the game at 8:10 PM, making for a three hour and twenty-two minute game.

Hyannis was paced throughout the game by a strong offense, led by Jason Perry. Perry was 3-for-5 on the day and ended up a double short of the cycle. He hit his fifth homer of the season to tie the game in the sixth inning, a line drive down the right-field line that places him in a tie for the league lead in home runs. He also knocked an RBI triple off the right-field fence that served as his league-best third triple of the season. Brian Stavisky also had a solid day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a ground-rule double and a pair of singles. Rounding out the Mets' ten-hit attack with singles were Ryan Garko, Mario Garza, and Cameron Coughlan.

The win in the game went to the Mets' final pitcher, Kevin Ool (2-1). Ool allowed only one hit in three innings, striking out one and walking none. Blake Taylor, the starter for Hyannis, went five innings and struck out three while letting up four hits. Jason Tourangeau was solid in relief of Taylor, facing only one batter over the minimum in four innings while notching three strikeouts.

Bourne used an absurd seven pitchers in the game, inserting a new reliever in every inning from the seventh on. McLemore (1-1) was given the loss after surrendering the go-ahead run in the twelfth. Starter Robby Read allowed two earned runs (three runs total) on four hits while fanning six and walking one.

All three of the Braves' runs were scored in the fifth inning. Nick Italiano led off the inning with a bunt single, and the bases were loaded with no outs on a Ken Riley single and a walk to Will Hudson. The next three batters, Randy Walter, Brian Burgamy, and Chad Oliva, brought the first three home on a single, a fielder's choice, and a sacrifice fly, respectively.

Stats of note...after the game was knotted at three, the Mets stranded runners in six of the following seven innings...the game was delayed six minutes by the famous Coady Sun Delay in the bottom of the eleventh...not only were the Braves the first team this year to throw seven pitchers against the Mets, they were also the first to use six.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/16/2001

HYANNIS-----011 001 000 001--4
BOURNE------000 030 000 000--3

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Brown cf             3  1  0   0   0   1   0
-Garko c             2  0  1   0   0   1   1
Biernbaum lf         4  0  0   0   1   2   3
Barthelemy 3b-2b     6  0  1   0   0   1   2
Perry 1b-3b          5  2  3   2   1   1   0
Stavisky rf          5  1  3   0   1   0   1
Garza dh-1b          5  0  1   0   1   2   1
Bland c              2  0  0   0   0   0   3
-Frank cf            4  0  0   0   0   1   2
Coughlan 2b          4  0  1   1   1   3   3
-Ool p               0  0  0   0   0   0   0
Harris ss            4  0  0   0   0   1   3

TOTALS              44  4 10   3   5  13  19

BATTING--2B: Stavisky (2), Barthelemy (12) 3B: Perry (3) HR: Perry (6) SF: Coughlan (2) SH: Biernbaum (3), Harris (9) HP: Garko (11) IBB: Garza (12) GDP: Barthelemy (1) Team LOB: 13

BASERUNNING--SB: Coughlan (11)

FIELDING--E: Harris (2) DP: Coughlan-Harris-Perry (4)
 

BOURNE              ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Walter rf            5  0  2   1   0   0   0
Burgamy lf           4  0  0   1   1   1   1
Oliva dh             4  0  0   1   0   0   0
Jarvis 1b            5  0  0   0   0   0   2
Jackson 3b           4  0  0   0   1   2   0
Anderson cf          5  0  1   0   0   2   0
Italiano 2b          3  1  1   0   0   0   0
-Rueckel 2b          1  0  1   0   0   0   0
Riley c              5  1  1   0   0   2   2
Hudson ss            4  1  0   0   1   0   1

TOTALS              40  3  6   3   3   7   6

BATTING--2B: Anderson (12) SF: Oliva (5) SH: Rueckel (12) GDP: Anderson (4) Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING--SB: Walter (1)

FIELDING--E: Jarvis (3), Jackson (4) DP: Jarivs-Hudson-Jarvis (1) Outfield Assist: Burgamy (12)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
HYANNIS
B. Taylor            5.0  4  3   3   3   3  22
Tourangeau           4.0  1  0   0   0   3  13
Ool (W, 2-1)         3.0  1  0   0   0   1  10
TOTALS              12.0  6  3   3   3   7  45
BOURNE
Read                 6.0  4  3   2   1   6  26
Rowe                 1.0  1  0   0   0   0   4
Dennison             1.0  1  0   0   0   1   4
Brown                1.0  0  0   0   1   1   4
Speier               1.0  1  0   0   0   1   4
*Fitch               1.0  2  0   0   1   3   7
McLemore (L, 1-1)    1.0  1  1   1   1   1   4
TOTALS              12.0 10  4   3   4  13  53
*Fitch pitched to 2 batters in the 12th.

WP: McLemore (12), Ool (12) HBP: Fitch (11) IBB: McLemore (12)

Umpires: Troupe (P), Zibelli (1), Borkman (3)

Ejected: Coughlan (12), by Troupe

Time: 3:22  Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy, wind 5-10 mph blowing out to center.

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Hyannis downed by Harwich, 4-2

story from 7/17/01; posted on 7/17/01 at 23:41 EDT

--HARWICH--After picking up a win against first-place Bourne, the Mets dropped a game to the cellar-dwelling Harwich Mariners. Harwich won by a score of 4-2 at Whitehouse Field for their third straight win.

The M's received solid pitching from their starter, southpaw Joe Saunders (4-2). He got the win in six innings, striking out nine and walking one. He scattered four hits and threw only sixty-four pitches. The save went to Zach Schara, who struck out two in a scoreless ninth. It was Schara's first save of the season.

Out of Harwich's four runs, only two were earned and only two were batted in. Ryan Mulhern scored the first run of the game after Arik Van Zandt grounded into a double play. Mulhern reached after being hit with a pitch for the first of two times. A two-RBI single by Jeff Mackor brought home the final two runs for the Mariners, scoring Mulhern (who was also 1-for-2) and Van Zandt (2-for-3). Bobby Settle rounded out the Harwich offense with a pair of singles.

Ryan Garko anchored the Mets batting lineup. He was 3-for-4 with three singles and both RBI. They came in the eighth inning on a single into right field. Kyle Frank, who was 2-for-3 with a walk, scored on that play, as did Cameron Coughlan, who reached on a pitcher's throwing error. The sixth hit for the Mets was a single up the middle by Mario Garza.

Starter David Humen was hit with the loss for the Mets, dropping to 0-3 on the year. He allowed two earned runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings with one strikeout and one walk. Chris Cochran and Jim Hoey both had scoreless outings of 1 2/3 innings and 1 inning, respectively.

Stats of note...in two consecutive games, there has been no game-winning hit and no game-winning RBI...at one point, Saunders struck out five batters in a row...the Mets defense turned a pair of double plays and Kyle Frank threw out a runner at the plate.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/17/2001

HYANNIS-----000 000 020--2
HARWICH-----010 003 00X--4

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank lf             3  1  2   0   1   0   0
Brown cf             3  0  0   0   0   1   3
Barthelemy 3b        4  0  0   0   0   2   2
Garko c              4  0  3   2   0   1   0
Perry 1b             4  0  0   0   0   3   2
Stavisky rf          2  0  0   0   2   2   1
Garza dh             4  0  1   0   0   1   1
Harris ss            4  0  0   0   0   3   2
Coughlan 2b          3  1  0   0   0   2   0

TOTALS              31  2  6   2   3  15  11

BATTING--SH: Brown (6) Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING--SB: Frank 2 (3-7), Coughlan (7) CS: Garko (2), Frank (6)

FIELDING--E: Coughlan 2 (6-7) DP: Harris-Coughlan-Perry 2 (2-3) Outfield Assist: Frank (3)
 

HARWICH             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Davis cf             3  0  1   0   1   0   1
Boran 3b             4  0  1   0   0   1   1
Hutchinson dh        4  1  0   0   0   0   0
Mulhern lf           2  2  1   0   0   0   1
Musolf 1b            3  0  1   0   0   0   1
Van Zandt ss         3  1  2   0   1   0   0
Mackor c             4  0  1   2   0   0   3
Settle rf            4  0  2   0   0   1   1
Wilson 2b            2  0  0   0   0   0   0

TOTALS              29  4  9   2   2   2   8

BATTING--2B: Davis (3) SH: Wilson (5), Musolf (6) HP: Mulhern 2 (2-6) IBB: Van Zandt (6) GDP: Van Zandt (2), Wilson (3) Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING--CS: Settle (6)

FIELDING--E: Klemm (8) DP: Mackor-Van Zandt (2)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
HYANNIS
Humen (L, 0-3)       5.1  7  4   2   1   1  24
Cochran              1.2  1  0   0   1   0   7
Hoey                 1.0  1  0   0   0   1   4
TOTALS               8.0  9  4   2   2   2  35
HARWICH
Saunders (W, 4-2)    6.0  4  0   0   1   9  21
Seccombe             1.0  1  0   0   1   3   5
Klemm                1.0  1  2   0   1   1   6
Schara (S, 1)        1.0  0  0   0   0   2   3
TOTALS               9.0  6  2   0   3  15  35

WP: Humen 2 (2-4) PB: Mackor (4), Garko (6) HBP: Humen 2 (2-6) IBB: Humen (6)

Umpires: Furtado (P), April (1), Bock (3)

Time: 2:22  Weather: 75 degrees, overcast, wind 5-15 mph blowing left to right.

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Falmouth gets CG, four more runs than Mets

story from 7/19/01; posted on 7/20/01 at 11:12 EDT

--HYANNIS--For the second straight time at McKeon Field, the Falmouth Commodores were able to get past the Hyannis Mets and keep their playoff aspirations alive. Falmouth picked up a 6-2 victory over the Mets.

The Commodores got a complete-game outing from their starter, Beau Richardson (1-2). He got the win after throwing 108 pitches in the full nine innings. Richardson struck out six and walked one, giving up eight hits for one earned run.

In producing twelve hits, Falmouth had little trouble finding power from all points in their lineup. A 3-for-4 day came from #9 hitter Bryan Erstad, who also scored a run. Cleanup hitter Jarrod Schmidt brought in a pair of runs on two singles, including the game-winning hit in the fifth. A Erik Schindewolf double off the fence in right field scored two more runs in the ninth inning. Two hits apiece also came from Hunter Brown and Wade Robinson.

Neither of Hyannis' runs were batted in, thanks to a wild pitch and an error. Cameron Coughlan scored the first run the hard way in the second inning. He legged out an infield hit, stole second, and came home on consecutive wild pitches by Richardson.

The Mets tried to counter a five-run deficit in the ninth, when Ryan Barthelemy (2-for-4) hit a single into left. Ryan Garko was struck with a pitch, and Jason Perry reached on a fielder's choice when the first baseman threw the force out at second into left field. Barthelemy scored on that play, to make it 6-2. However, the next batter grounded into a 6-3 double play, moving Garko to third. The next pitch sailed to the backstop, but Garko was thrown out at the plate trying to score for the final out of the game.

Hyannis' hitters were led by Brian Stavisky, who had two singles and a double to go 3-for-4 on the day. A third inning double came from Kyle Frank, but he was put out in a line-drive double play. Perry has a single in the fourth and made it to third, but was retired on a botched squeeze play.

Jim Hoey (0-1) was given the loss after pitching the final six innings of the game. He struck out four, but allowed nine hits for five earned runs. Starter Travis Teeter went only two innings after giving up the game's first run on three hits and compiling three strikeouts. Eric Paone pitched a perfect third inning in relief.

Stats of note...Richardson had thrown just 11 2/3 innings in three appearances coming into the game, owning a 5.40 ERA...the two teams combined to turn five double plays, although only one was grounded into...both of Hyannis' double plays involved an outfield assist. In the sixth, Mike Brown caught a fly ball in center and threw the ball to first base to catch a runner who didn't get back in time; two innings later, Kyle Frank threw out a tagging runner at the plate after catching a ball in left field.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/19/2001

FALMOUTH-----010 020 003--6
HYANNIS------010 000 001--2

FALMOUTH            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Kaplan cf            5  1  1   0   0   1   2
Schindewolf 2b       4  2  1   2   1   1   5
Brown 3b             5  1  2   0   0   0   3
Schmidt 1b           5  0  2   2   0   1   1
King dh              2  1  0   0   2   1   1
Majewski rf          4  0  1   0   0   1   2
Ghutzman c           4  0  0   0   0   1   3
Robinson ss          3  0  2   1   1   0   0
Erstad lf            4  1  3   0   0   1   0

TOTALS              36  6 12   5   4   7  17

BATTING--2B: Kaplan (9), Schindewolf (9) HP: King (6) Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING--SB: Brown (1), King (2), Majewski (8) CS: Robinson (4), Schmidt (5)

FIELDING--E: Robinson (1), Schmidt (9) DP: Richardson-Robinson (3), Schmidt-Brown (4), Robinson-Schmidt (9)
 

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank lf             3  0  1   0   1   0   0
Brown cf             4  0  0   0   0   3   1
Barthelemy 3b        4  1  2   0   0   0   1
Garko dh             3  0  0   0   0   0   0
Perry 1b             4  0  1   0   0   0   2
Stavisky rf          4  0  3   0   0   0   0
Bland c              3  0  0   0   0   1   3
Coughlan 2b          3  1  1   0   0   0   1
Harris ss            3  0  0   0   0   2   0

TOTALS              28  2  8   0   1   6   8

BATTING--2B: Stavisky (7) HP: Garko (9) GDP: Stavisky (9) Team LOB: 4

BASERUNNING--SB: Coughlan (2) CS: Stavisky (2), Frank (5)

FIELDING--E: Bland (9) DP: Brown-Perry (6), Frank-Bland (8) Outfield Assists: Brown (6), Frank (8)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
FALMOUTH
Richardson (W, 1-2)  9.0  8  2   1   1   6  33
TOTALS               9.0  8  2   1   1   6  33
HYANNIS
Teeter               2.0  3  1   1   1   3  11
Paone                1.0  0  0   0   0   0   3
Hoey (L, 0-1)        6.0  9  5   5   3   4  27
TOTALS               9.0 12  6   6   4   7  41

WP: Richardson 2 (2) PB: Bland (7) HBP: Hoey (6), Richardson (9)

Umpires: Chiarelli (P), Emerson (1), Hall (3)

Time: 2:36  Weather: 70 degrees, partly cloudy, wind 10-20 mph blowing in from left.

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Orleans outlasts the Mets in back-and-forth game

story from 7/20/01; posted on 7/22/01 at 00:37 EDT

--ORLEANS--The Cardinals scored last in a near toss-up game with the Mets, pulling out the Friday night game over Hyannis at packed Eldredge Park. The final score in the three-hour, four-lead-change game was 5-4.

The winning run for the Cardinals came home in the eighth inning. Derek Norman led off the inning with a double off the fence in right field. He scored on an infield hit by Russ Adams. It was Norman's second run and second double of the game, and it was Adams' third infield hit.

The Mets tied the game at four in the top of that frame. Kyle Frank and L.J. Biernbaum both walked to start the inning. Jason Perry singled home Frank, and Biernbaum came home on a fielder's choice. Perry was 2-for-4 in the game, Frank had an RBI, and Biernbaum contributed a single.

The Cardinals took a 4-2 lead a half-inning earlier, when the bases were loaded for right fielder Tyler Davidson. Davidson ripped a shot to the deepest part of Eldredge Park for a 3-RBI triple. Davidson was 2-for-4 in the game, reaching in all of his at-bats.

Hyannis scored their first two runs by the fifth inning. Ryan Barthelemy (2-for-4) led off the second with a double to left-center, and scored on a Mario Garza sacrifice fly. In the fifth, Cameron Coughlan (also 2-for-4) reached on an infield single and came home on a Frank ground ball. The 2-2 tie was a result of Norman's other double. He came home on an infield single by Joseph Peer.

Relief pitcher Andy Hutchings was the winner for Orleans after throwing the final two innings. Hutchings (1-1) struck out two and walked one while scattering two hits and giving up no runs. Scott Autrey started for the Cardinals, going the first seven innings. He allowed seven hits and two earned runs, striking out five and walking two.

The loss was given to Kevin Ool (2-2). In 1 1/3 innings, he allowed two earned runs on three hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Tom Kandybowicz was the Mets' starer, striking out seven and giving up only one run on four hits through five innings.

Stats of note...the Perry single in the eighth accounted for the only Hyannis run that was batted in by a hit...the Mets had exactly one hit in each inning...Orleans' second pitcher, Eric Thomas, walked the only two batters he faced before being pulled. Those batters both scored, leaving Thomas with two earned runs in zero innings, which makes for an infinite ERA.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/20/2001

HYANNIS-----010 010 020--4
ORLEANS-----000 010 31X--5

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank cf             3  1  0   1   2   1   3
Biernbaum lf         3  1  1   0   1   1   1
Garko dh             4  0  0   0   0   1   2
Perry 1b             4  0  2   1   0   1   1
Barthelemy 3b        4  1  2   1   0   0   0
Stavisky rf          3  0  0   0   0   2   2
Garza c              3  0  1   1   0   1   0
Coughlan 2b          4  1  2   0   0   0   1
Harris ss            2  0  1   0   1   0   0
-Brown ph            0  0  0   0   1   0   0

TOTALS              30  4  9   4   5   7  10

BATTING--2B: Barthelemy (2) SF: Garza (2) SH: Stavisky (3) GDP: Biernbaum (3) Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING--SB: Frank (1), Coughlan (5) CS: Garza (7) PO: Barthelemy (8)

FIELDING--E: Barthelemy (2)
 

ORLEANS              ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Phillips lf           4  0  0   0   1   0   1
Peer 2b               3  0  1   1   0   2   0
-Lamm 2b              0  0  0   0   1   0   0
Adams ss              4  1  3   1   1   0   0
Broadway 1b           4  1  0   0   1   4   6
Lewis 3b              3  1  0   0   1   0   2
Davidson rf           4  0  2   3   0   1   0
Caradonna dh          3  0  1   0   1   1   1
Norman c              4  2  2   0   0   1   4
Coder cf              4  0  0   0   0   3   6

TOTALS               33  5  9   5   6  12  20

BATTING--2B: Norman 2 (5-8) 3B: Davidson (7) SH: Peer (1) IBB: Broadway (7) Team LOB: 11

BASERUNNING--SB: Adams 2 (1-7) CS: Davidson (4)

FIELDING--DP: Davidson-Norman (1), Lewis-Peer-Broadway (3) Outfield Assist: Davidson (1)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
HYANNIS
Kandybowicz          5.0  4  1   1   3   7  22
Tourangeau           1.2  2  2   2   1   2   9
Ool (L, 2-2)         1.1  3  2   2   1   3   9
TOTALS               8.0  9  5   5   5  12  40
ORLEANS
Autrey               7.0  7  2   2   2   5  27
*Thomas              0.0  0  2   2   2   0   2
Hutchings (W, 1-1)   2.0  2  0   0   1   2   8
TOTALS               9.0  9  4   4   5   7  37
*Thomas pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Autrey (7) PB: Garza 2 (2-6), Norman 3 (4-5-6) IBB: Tourangeau (7)

Umpires: Lupo (P), Dwyer (1), Falvey (3)

Time: 3:06  Weather: 65 degrees, partly cloudy, wind 5-10 mph blowing right to left.

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Red Sox pound Mets, 11-4

story from 7/22/01; posted on 7/23/01 at 00:33 EDT

--YARMOUTH--The Y-D Red Sox sent Hyannis to its fourth straight loss with authority. The Sox banged out fourteen hits on the way to an 11-4 win over the Mets at sunny Red Wilson Field.

The leading hitter for Y-D was Ryan Klocksien, who was 3-for-5 with three solid singles, two runs, and three RBI. Jason Cooper also had a fine afternoon, going 2-for-3 with three RBI and a triple. A three-run homer in the seventh inning by John Baker, the second of Baker's season, highlighted a four-run seventh. Leadoff hitter Adam Bourassa had three hits, including a double, and scored twice.

Their winning pitcher was starter Jesse Carlson, who allowed only two hits and no runs in five-plus innings. Carlson (3-1) also struck out three batters while wlaking two. Issac Pavlik was notable in relief for Y-D, relieving Carlson with runners on first and second and forcing a double play. Pavlik actually faced one batter below the minimum in his two perfect innings.

Hyannis' runs came far too late; one run came in the seventh and the other three scored in the eighth. Kyle Frank snapped the shutout in the seventh with a solo homer to right center, his second home run of the year. Frank also drove in Brian Stavisky (who reached on a walk and also had a double) in the eighth, an inning in which Mario Garza scored on a sacrifice fly from Mike Brown and one of Ryan Barthelemy's two singles brought home Spencer Harris, who had a double earlier in the game.

Losing in the game for the Mets was Justin Taylor (3-3), who pitched the first five innings for Hyannis. He struck out five and walked none, but allowed seven hits for four runs. Chris Cochran, Eric Paone, and David Humen all threw relief innings for the Mets.

Stats of note...Y-D made eleven seperate changes in the game, including the pitching, lineup, and defense...Frank's blast was Hyannis' first home run since Jason Perry's fifth back on July 16, yet with nineteen home runs, the Mets still lead the league far and away in that category as a team...the Mets' offense was the first in the league to strike out 300 times, and now has a total of 307 K's.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/22/2001

HYANNIS----------000 000 013--4
YARMOUTH-DENNIS--021 011 42X--11

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank lf             5  1  2   2   0   0   1
Brown cf             3  0  0   1   1   0   1
Barthelemy 3b        3  0  2   1   1   0   1
Garko c              3  0  0   0   0   1   0
-Bland c             1  0  0   0   1   1   2
Perry 1b             2  0  0   0   0   1   2
-Biernbaum 1b        2  0  0   0   0   1   3
Stavisky rf          3  1  1   0   1   0   0
Coughlan 2b          4  0  0   0   0   0   2
Garza dh             4  1  1   0   0   1   0
Harris ss            4  1  1   0   0   1   0

TOTALS              34  4  7   4   4   6  12

BATTING--2B: Harris (3), Stavisky (4) HR: Frank (8) SF: Brown (9) SH: Barthelemy (1) GDP: Garko (6) Team LOB: 9

BASERUNNING--SB: Frank (1)

FIELDING--E: Barthelemy (6)
 

YARMOUTH-DENNIS     ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Bourassa cf          4  2  3   0   1   0   0
Sollman 2b           4  1  0   1   0   2   1
Verbryke rf-1b       5  1  1   1   0   2   3
Cho ss               4  1  1   0   0   2   3
-Ponder lf           0  0  0   0   1   0   0
Klocksien 1b-3b      5  2  3   3   0   1   0
Baker dh             3  1  1   3   1   0   0
Kungl 3b-ss          5  1  2   0   0   1   5
Cooper lf            3  0  2   3   0   0   1
-Morris lf-rf        1  0  0   0   0   0   1
Anderson c           3  2  1   0   0   1   2

TOTALS              37 11 14  11   3   9  16

BATTING--2B: Bourassa (3), Anderson (5) 3B: Cooper (6) HR: Baker (7) SH: Baker (2), Sollman (3) HP: Anderson (8) Team LOB: 8

FIELDING--E: Cho (1), Carlson (1), Klocksien (9) DP: Cho-Sollman-Klocksien (6)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
HYANNIS
J. Taylor (L, 3-3)   5.0  7  4   4   0   5  22
Cochran              1.0  1  1   1   0   1   5
Paone                0.2  4  4   4   1   1   7
Humen                1.1  2  2   2   2   2   9
TOTALS               8.0 14 11  11   3   9  43
YARMOUTH-DENNIS
*Carlson (W, 3-1)    5.0  2  0   0   2   3  21
Pavlik               2.0  0  0   0   0   0   5
Saylor               1.0  2  1   1   1   2   6
Bechtel              1.0  3  3   1   1   1   8
TOTALS               9.0  7  4   2   4   6  40
*Carlson pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

PB: Bland (7) HBP: Humen (8)

Umpires: Perry (P), Carroll (1), Sadowski (3)

Time: 2:33  Weather: clear, 80 degrees, wind 10-20 mph blowing out to left.

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Whitecaps sail by Mets, 7-4

story from 7/24/01; posted on 7/25/01 at 13:24 EDT

--HARWICH--The Mets have now been dropped five straight games after falling to the Brewster Whitecaps at windy Pleasant Lake, 7-4.

With a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning, Hyannis was put away by a two-RBI single from Brian Barden.The go-ahead run was scored by Jon Schuerholz, who was 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Wally Pontiff contributed to the day with a solo homer in the second inning, his first of the year. Jay Garthwaite was 3-for-4 with a double and a run. Matthew Maniscalco was 3-for-3 (all singles) with a sacrifice fly.

Winning on the hill for the Whitecaps was starting pitcher Ryan Gloger (3-2). He threw seven innings, allowing no earned runs (but four runs in all) on seven hits, issuing no walks and fanning four. Dennis Robinson struck out the only batter he faced, and Brad David had four strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings for his third save of the year.

The Mets scored three runs in the third inning. Cameron Coughlan reached on an error, and moved to second on a bloop hit by Nick Bland. They were sacrificed into scoring position by Spencer Harris, and scored on a wild pitch and a Kyle Frank groundout. Brown would later score after stealing second on a Ryan Garko hit. The last run came in the following inning, when Jason Perry led off the inning with a double. Coughlan sacrificed him to third, and he scored on a squeeze bunt from Bland. Perry ended up 2-for-4 on the afternoon, as did Brown.

The loss went to reliever Jason Tourangeau (1-2), who saw to go-ahead run cross the plate in the sixth inning. Starter Blake Taylor had a no-decision after five innings, in which he allowed two earned runs and struck out five. Chris Cochran threw the seventh inning, and Jim Hoey pitched a scoreless eighth; they both had one strikeout.

Stats of note...in all, Brewster banged out 16 hits...the Whitecaps were bested by the Mets on the defensive front, as Hyannis committed one fewer error and turned two double plays to Brewster's zero...the Mets are now ready to begin a three-game homestand, with games against Bourne, Wareham, and Cotuit.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/24/2001

HYANNIS------003 100 000--4
BREWSTER-----110 012 20X--7

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank lf             4  0  1   1   0   0   0
Brown cf             4  1  2   0   0   1   0
Garko dh             4  0  1   1   0   1   1
Barthelemy 3b        4  0  0   0   0   3   2
Perry 1b             4  1  2   0   0   1   0
Stavisky rf          4  0  0   0   0   1   1
Coughlan 2b          2  1  0   0   1   0   0
Bland c              3  1  1   1   0   2   1
Harris ss            3  0  0   0   0   0   2

TOTALS              32  4  7   3   1   9   7

BATTING--2B: Perry (4) SH: Harris (3), Coughlan (4), Bland (4) Team LOB: 5

BASERUNNING--SB: Brown (3), Coughlan (4) CS: Perry (6)

FIELDING--E: Harris (1), Cochran (7) DP: Coughlan-Harris-Perry (6), Harris-Coughlan-Perry (8)
 

BREWSTER            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Hecker cf            4  1  1   0   0   0   2
Barden dh            5  0  1   2   0   1   3
Carson rf            1  0  0   0   0   1   2
-Garthwaite rf       4  1  3   0   0   1   0
Maniscalco 2b        3  0  2   1   1   0   0
Wallace 1b           4  0  1   0   1   1   2
Matienzo c           3  1  1   1   0   1   2
Pontiff 3b           3  1  2   1   1   0   1
Swedberg lf          3  1  0   1   1   1   1
Schuerholz ss        4  2  3   0   0   1   0

TOTALS              34  7 16   6   4   7  13

BATTING--2B: Garthwaite (5), Matienzo (7) HR: Pontiff (2) SF: Matienzo (5), Swedberg (7) SH: Maniscalco (1) HP: Hecker (4) GDP: Wallace 2 (6-8) Team LOB: 10

BASERUNNING--SB: Hecker 2 (1-7), Schuerholz (7) CS: Maniscalco (3) PO: Garthwaite (3)

FIELDING--E: Schuerholz (3), Matienzo (4), Hecker (5)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
HYANNIS
B. Taylor            5.0  8  3   2   2   5  25
Tourangeau (L, 1-2)  1.0  4  2   2   2   0   7
Cochran              1.0  3  2   1   0   1   6
Hoey                 1.0  1  0   0   0   1   3
TOTALS               8.0 16  7   5   4   7  41
BREWSTER
Gloger (W, 3-2)      7.0  7  4   0   0   4  29
Robinson             0.1  0  0   0   0   1   1
David (S, 3)         1.2  0  0   0   1   4   6
TOTALS               9.0  7  4   0   1   9  36

WP: Gloger (3) PB: Bland 2 (4-6) HBP: B. Taylor (4)

Umpires: McCulloch (P), DiPietro (1), Zibelli (3)

Time: 2:46  Weather: 80 degrees, mostly cloudy, wind 20-40 mph blowing out to right.

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Hyannis rally falls short; Leonard gem spoiled in 9th

story from 7/27/01; posted on 7/27/01 at 22:19 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Mets mounted a comeback in the ninth, but came up two runs short as the Wareham Gatemen took the home win away from Hyannis, 6-4. Hyannis dropped its sixth in a row with the loss.

Wareham starter Chris Leonard was sharp through the first eight innings of his outing. He threw less than 18 pitches in each of the first eight innings, going perfect through 4 2/3. He allowed only four hits, struck out eleven, and walked none. He took a shutout into the ninth inning, and would get the win to improve to 5-0.

Leonard's wheels fell off in the ninth, when he gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits and two wild pitches. Mike Brown led off with a double, and Ryan Barthelemy hit his fifth homer of the season to make it 6-2. A single by Ryan Garko followed, and Garko came home on Brian Stavisky's second hit of the game. Stavisky came in to score on a throwing error, at which point Leonard was pulled. Closer Pat Neshek came in and struck out the game's final two batters for his sixth save of the year.

Wareham had several contributors to its nine-hit attack. Paul Henry was 3-for-4 with two RBI that came on a fourth-inning single. Eric Reed scored twice and was 2-for-4 with a pair of infield hits. Keith Butler was also 2-for-4, adding a run and an RBI. Omar Pena had a single in the fourth and scored. David Murphy had three walks in the game, scoring twice. The game's first run was scored by Reed on a bases-loaded walk to Aaron Hill.

Hyannis' loss went to starter Travis Teeter, who lasted six innings. Teeter (2-4) allowed seven hits for two earned runs, walking six and striking out two. Jim Hoey pitched the seventh in relief for the Mets. Eric Paone hurled a perfect eighth, and Chris Cochran combined with Kevin Ool to shut down the Gatemen in the ninth.

Besides Stavisky, the other multiple hitter for the Mets was Spencer Harris, who went 2-for-4 with a pair of solid hits. Stavisky was the batter who broke up the perfect game with a single into short center in the fifth inning. Jason Perry chipped in with a double to the gap in right-center in the seventh inning.

Stats of note...while Wareham did not issue a walk, Hyannis walked five more batters than they struck out...among the four Wareham hitters who went hitless were the 3-4-5 hitters...a pair of interesting plays occurred during Wareham's batting frames: first, Hill was caught stealing without being put out due to a botched rundown in the third inning; also, Pena was retired in the sixth after interfering with the catcher.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/27/2001

WAREHAM-----001 202 100--6
HYANNIS-----000 000 004--4

WAREHAM             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Reed cf              5  2  2   0   0   0   2
Henry ss             4  0  3   2   1   0   0
Murton dh            4  0  0   0   1   0   3
Hill 3b              4  0  0   1   1   0   4
Parker c             5  0  0   0   0   1   3
Huggins 1b           4  0  1   0   1   0   0
Murphy rf            2  2  0   0   3   0   0
Pena 2b              4  1  1   0   0   0   1
Butler lf            4  1  2   1   0   1   2

TOTALS              36  6  9   4   7   2  15

BATTING--GDP: Murphy (2) Team LOB: 9

BASERUNNING--CS: Reed (3)

FIELDING--E: Henry (9)
 

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank lf             4  0  0   0   0   0   2
Brown cf             4  1  1   0   0   2   1
Barthelemy 3b        4  1  1   2   0   1   0
Garko dh             4  1  1   0   0   0   0
Perry 1b             4  0  1   0   0   1   1
Stavisky rf          4  1  2   1   0   1   1
Garza c              4  0  0   0   0   2   1
Coughlan 2b          4  0  0   0   0   3   1
Harris ss            4  0  2   0   0   2   1

TOTALS              36  4  8   3   0  12   8

BATTING--2B: Perry (7), Brown (9) HR: Barthelemy (9) Team LOB: 5

BASERUNNING--SB: Stavisky (5)

FIELDING--E: Perry (3), Barthelemy (6) DP: Teeter-Harris-Perry (2) Outfield Assist: Brown (3)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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WAREHAM
Leonard (W, 5-0)     8.1  8  4   3   0  11  34
Neshek (S, 6)        0.2  0  0   0   0   2   2
TOTALS               9.0  8  4   3   0  13  36
HYANNIS
Teeter (L, 2-4)      6.0  7  5   2   6   2  31
Hoey                 1.0  2  1   1   1   0   6
Paone                1.0  0  0   0   0   0   3
Cochran              0.2  0  0   0   0   0   2
Ool                  0.1  0  0   0   0   0   1
TOTALS               9.0  9  6   3   7   2  43

WP: Leonard 2 (9)

Umpires: Perry (P), Sudmyer (1), Prunier (3)

Time: 2:42  Weather: clear, 65 degrees, wind 5-10 mph blowing in from left.

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Cotuit tops Hyannis, 6-1

story from 7/29/01; posted on 7/30/01 at 00:13 EDT

--HYANNIS--The Cotuit Kettleers beat the Hyannis Mets on Sunday at McKeon Field by a score of 6-1.

Cotuit scored four of their six runs in the fourth inning. Bill Peavey led off the inning with a monster home run to right field, his fourth of the year. He would also score on a hit in the following inning, and finished up with a 3-for-5 day at the plate. Alberto Concepcion followed with a one-out double to center. Concepcion was a homer shy of the cycle, hitting a triple in the fifth as well and scoring. A.J. Porfirio knocked in Concepcion with a hit, and Porfirio scored on the first of Chris O'Riordan's two RBI doubles.

Chadd Blasko picked up the win for Cotuit, moving to 3-3 on the season. Through seven innings, Blasko struck out five and walked two while surrendering the lone run and four hits. Scott Wade pitched two scoreless innings of relief, striking out two.

Hyannis scored its run in the second inning, when Brian Stavisky lifted a 2-2 pitch to the opposite field for his fourth home run of the season. Rounding out the Mets' five hits were Nick Bland and Mike Brown, who each had a pair of singles.

Starter Tom Kandybowicz pitched the fateful fourth and was given the Mets' loss to drop to 3-3. In four innings of work, he allowed four earned runs on eight hits while striking out two and walking one. Chris Cochran had a solid relief outing, pitching the final four innings and fanning four while allowing only a hit and a walk.

Stats of note...in each of the previous four games, Hyannis had scored exactly four runs...two Mets runners were thrown out at the plate...left field was a busy place throughout the game; fifteen batted balls found their way to the Hyannis and Cotuit left fielders.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/29/2001

COTUIT------000 420 000--6
HYANNIS-----010 000 000--1

COTUIT              ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Russ lf              3  0  0   0   1   1   1
-Friedman lf         1  0  1   0   0   0   0
Metheny 3b           4  0  0   0   0   0   3
-Hall 3b             1  0  0   0   0   1   1
Peavey 1b            5  2  3   1   0   0   0
Heath dh             4  0  0   0   0   2   1
Concepcion c         4  2  3   1   0   0   0
Porfirio cf          4  1  1   1   0   1   1
O'Riordan 2b         3  1  2   2   1   0   1
Green rf             4  0  1   0   0   3   2
Swearingen ss        3  0  1   0   0   1   1

TOTALS              36  6 12   5   2   9  11

BATTING--2B: Concepcion (4), O'Riordan 2 (4-5), Swearingen (4) 3B: Concepcion (5) HR: Peavey (4) SH: Swearingen (3) GDP: Peavey (9) Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING--CS: Peavey (1)

FIELDING--E: Concepcion (3), Wade (9) DP: Metheny-Peavey-Swearingen (1), Green-Concepcion (3) Outfield Assists: Green (3), Friedman (7)
 

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Brown cf             4  0  2   0   0   1   1
Coughlan 2b          3  0  0   0   0   1   2
Garko 1b             3  0  0   0   0   1   0
Perry lf             4  0  0   0   0   0   1
Barthelemy 3b        3  0  0   0   1   1   1
Stavisky rf          4  1  1   1   0   0   2
Bland c              3  0  2   0   0   1   0
Garza dh             3  0  0   0   0   0   1
Harris ss            2  0  0   0   1   2   1

TOTALS              29  1  5   1   2   7   9

BATTING--HR: Stavisky (2) SH: Coughlan (1) HP: Garko (1) Team LOB: 5

BASERUNNING--SB: Harris (3)

FIELDING--E: Bland (4) DP: Coughlan-Harris-Garko (9)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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COTUIT
Blasko (W, 3-3)      7.0  4  1   1   2   5  25
Wade                 2.0  1  0   0   0   2   8
TOTALS               9.0  5  1   1   2   7  33
HYANNIS
Kandybowicz (L, 3-3) 4.0  8  4   4   1   2  20
Humen                1.0  3  2   2   0   3   6
Cochran              4.0  1  0   0   1   4  13
TOTALS               9.0 12  6   6   2   9  39

WP: Kandybowicz 2 (2-4) PB: Concepcion (7) HBP: Blasko (1)

Umpires: Perry (P), Troupe (1), Emerson (3)

Time: 2:15  Weather: 75 degrees, clear, wind 5-10 mph blowing out to left.

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Mets rally, but fall to Falmouth

story from 7/30/01; posted on 7/31/01 at 00:47 EDT

--FALMOUTH--Falmouth moved into second place in the West by winning over Hyannis, 5-4. The Mets have now dropped the last eight games, the longest losing streak in the Cape League this season.

Falmouth scored most of their runs in the fourth, when they sent all nine batters to the plate. Capping their onslaught was a two-RBI double by Erik Schindewolf. Schindewolf brought home Wade Robinson and Jed English, who each reached on RBI singles. Val Majewski had a double in that inning, and Jarrod Schmidt was struck on the wrist with a pitch and would eventually leave the game because of that injury.

Facing a possible shutout, the Mets mounted a comeback effort with two outs in the ninth. Mike Brown hit a double down the right-field line, and scored on a ground-rule double by Ryan Barthelemy. Brown was 2-for-5 in the game, and Barthelemy was 3-for-4 with two identical doubles that went out of play in the left-field corner. Ryan Garko walked to bring up Jason Perry, who hit his league-leading sixth home run of the season over the right field fence. The rally was stopped, however, with only one run needed for a tie and possible extra innings.

The Commodores got a solid outing from their starter, southpaw Pat Misch, who went seven shutout innings to get the win. Misch (3-1) allowed only four hits and four walks, striking out eleven. Raymond Clark pitched to only one batter but picked up a strikeout and his second save of the year.

Justin Taylor (3-4) was the losing pitcher after throwing the first four innings, allowing four earned runs and striking out four. He was relieved by Blake Taylor, who pitched well in the final four innings. Blake struck out four and allowed only two hits and three walks without allowing a run.

Stats of note...Robinson, who entered the game batting .183 for Falmouth, was the Commodores' only multiple hitter...Kyle Frank, who was the first batter of the game, reached on a catcher's interference. It was the second catcher's interference in a Mets game this season...every hitter in the Hyannis lineup was struck out at least once.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/30/2001

HYANNIS------000 000 004--4
FALMOUTH-----001 400 00X--5

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank lf             4  0  1   0   0   2   2
Brown cf             5  1  2   0   0   1   4
Barthelemy 3b        5  1  3   1   0   1   0
Garko c              2  1  1   0   2   1   2
Perry 1b             4  1  1   3   1   2   3
Stavisky rf          5  0  0   0   0   3   4
Garza dh             3  0  0   0   1   3   3
Coughlan 2b          3  0  0   0   1   1   3
Harris ss            3  0  1   0   1   1   2

TOTALS              34  4  9   4   6  15  23

BATTING--2B: Barthelemy 2 (4-9), Brown (9) HR: Perry (9) SH: Barthelemy (1), Garko (4) CI: Frank (1) Team LOB: 11

BASERUNNING--CS: Coughlan (2), Harris (3)

FIELDING--E: J. Taylor (3), Perry (8) DP: Barthelemy-Coughlan-Perry (5)
 

FALMOUTH            ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Kaplan cf            4  0  1   1   0   1   2
Schindewolf 2b       4  0  1   2   1   2   3
Brown 3b             4  0  1   0   0   1   2
Schmidt 1b           2  1  0   0   0   2   1
-Jackson 1b          1  0  0   0   0   1   0
Majewski rf          2  1  1   0   2   0   0
Ghutzman dh          3  0  0   0   1   1   3
English c            4  1  1   1   0   0   1
Robinson ss          3  2  2   1   0   0   0
Erstad lf            3  0  0   0   0   0   0

TOTALS              30  5  7   5   4   8  12

BATTING--2B: Majewski (4), Schindewolf (4) SF: Kaplan (3) SH: Erstad (3) HP: Robinson (3), Schmidt (4), Erstad (4) GDP: English (5) Team LOB: 9

FIELDING--E: Brown (5) INT: English (1)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
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HYANNIS
J. Taylor (L, 3-4)   4.0  5  5   4   1   4  21
B. Taylor            4.0  2  0   0   3   4  17
TOTALS               8.0  7  5   4   4   8  38
FALMOUTH
Misch (W, 3-1)       7.0  4  0   0   4  11  29
Richardson           1.0  2  0   0   1   3   6
Lamura               0.2  3  4   4   1   0   6
Clark (S, 2)         0.1  0  0   0   0   1   1
TOTALS               9.0  9  4   4   6  15  42

PB: English (9) HBP: J. Taylor 3 (3-4-4)

Umpires: Adams (P), April (1), Leeds (3)

Time: 2:46  Weather: clear, 70 degrees, wind 5-15 mph blowing in from left.

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Wareham takes advantage of holes in Mets defense

story from 7/31/01; posted on 8/1/01 at 01:43 EDT

--WAREHAM--The Hyannis Mets were sent to their ninth straight loss by the Wareham Gatemen at Clem Spillane Field. The Gatemen capitalized on six Hyannis errors to cruise to a 7-1 victory over the Mets.

Out of their seven runs, only four were earned. Leadoff batter Eric Reed was 3-for-4, legging out two infield hits, and scored three runs. Mike Huggins had a single and a triple with a run and an RBI. Matt Murton had two RBI on a double in the seventh inning.

Wareham got a complete game from its starter, veteran Russ Bayer. Bayer (3-1) picked up the win while throwing 118 pitches. He struck out seven and walked one while allowing one earned run on seven hits.

Bayer's only mistake was in the second inning, when Jason Perry cranked the first pitch he saw well over the right-field fence for his second homer in two days and his league-best seventh of the season. Kyle Frank went 2-for-4 for the Mets with a pair of singles. Hits also came from Nick Bland, Ryan Barthelemy, Cameron Coughlan, and Brian Stavisky.

Jim Hoey (0-2) got the loss for the Mets although he pitched well in six full innings. Hoey allowed two earned runs and three unearned runs on four hits with two strikeouts. Kevin Ool had 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Stats of note...the Mets' previous high for errors this season was four...Bland has picked up recently at the plate, going 4-for-his-last-9...not only were four of Wareham's seven runs earned, but the same four were the only runs batted in.

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BOX SCORE FOR 7/31/2001

HYANNIS-----010 000 000--1
WAREHAM-----102 002 20X--7

HYANNIS             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Frank lf             4  0  2   0   0   1   1
Brown cf             4  0  0   0   0   0   1
Barthelemy 3b        4  0  1   0   0   1   0
Garko 1b             4  0  0   0   0   0   0
Perry dh             3  1  1   1   1   1   0
Stavisky rf          3  0  1   0   0   1   0
Coughlan 2b          3  0  1   0   0   1   2
Bland c              3  0  1   0   0   0   0
Harris ss            3  0  0   0   0   2   1

TOTALS              35  1  7   1   1   7   5

BATTING--HR: Perry (2) GDP: Garko (9) Team LOB: 4

BASERUNNING--CS: Frank (1), Coughlan (5)

FIELDING--E: Brown (1), Bland 2 (1-6), Hoey (1), Coughlan 2 (6-8)
 

WAREHAM             ab  r  h  bi  bb  so  lo
Reed cf              5  3  3   0   0   0   0
Henry ss             4  1  1   0   0   0   1
Murton dh            4  1  1   2   1   1   2
Hill 2b              3  0  0   1   1   0   1
Parker c             3  0  0   0   0   1   3
Huggins 1b           4  1  2   1   0   0   2
Murphy rf            2  1  0   0   2   0   2
Galloway 3b          4  0  0   0   0   0   1
Butler lf            4  0  0   0   0   1   2

TOTALS              33  7  7   4   4   3  14

BATTING--2B: Murton (7) 3B: Huggins (6) HP: Parker (3), Henry (8) Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING--SB: Reed 2 (3), Galloway (6) CS: Huggins (3)

FIELDING--DP: Huggins-Henry-Huggins (9)
 

PITCHING              ip  h  r  er  bb  so  bf
----------------------------------------------
HYANNIS
Hoey (L, 0-2)        6.0  4  5   2   3   2  27
Paone                0.2  3  2   2   1   1   6
Ool                  1.1  0  0   0   0   0   6
TOTALS               8.0  7  7   4   4   3  39
WAREHAM
Bayer (W, 4-1)       9.0  7  1   1   1   7  32
TOTALS               9.0  7  1   1   1   7  32

WP: Hoey (1), Paone (7) HBP: Hoey (3), Ool (8)

Umpires: Adams (P), Carey (1), Rocha (3)

Time: 2:20  Weather: partly cloudy, 75 degrees, wind calm.

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