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Braves Secure Playoff Berth With Eighth-Inning Magic

Braves Secure Playoff Berth With Eighth-Inning Magic

By James Nahikian Box Score FALMOUTH – It was an eighth-inning rally that accomplished everything, and meant everything. The Braves’ seven-run eighth inning against the Falmouth Commodores Tuesday night turned a 4-2 deficit into a 9-4 playoff-clinching victory. The win was also Bourne’s first at Arnie Allen Diamond since July 20, 2012. Richie Martin (Florida) even extended his on-base streak in the frame — after grounding out to...

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Braves One Point Away From Playoff Birth After Defeating Hyannis

Braves One Point Away From Playoff Birth After Defeating Hyannis

By James Nahikian  Box Score BOURNE — Thirty-two days ago, Daniel Kihle (Wichita State) smacked a grand slam with Hyannis trailing Bourne, 3-0. The shot off Eric Nyquist (Mercer) turned out to be the deciding factor in an 8-3 Hyannis win. Monday night at Doran Park, Dylan Nelson (Radford) left the bases loaded by fanning Kihle. Joey Strain (Winthrop) went on to work a perfect ninth to secure a 7-4 win. Nyquist — who worked two...

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Temporary Players Live Out A Dream in Bourne

Temporary Players Live Out A Dream in Bourne

By Kerry Crowley In the Cape Cod Baseball League, there are plenty of opportunities for college baseball’s best players to learn how to deal with pressure. In July, Major League Baseball scouts pack the stands to watch players help their teams jockey for playoff berths. In August, every day could spell the end of the summer as the knockout rounds begin. But for a select handful of players, the most stressful moments of the season come in...

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Tips for Attending All Star Game at Doran Park

Tips for Attending All Star Game at Doran Park

Friendly’s Cape League All-Star game Doran Park, Bourne 220 Sandwich Road, Bourne Sunday, July 27, 2014 Gates Open 2 pm Home Run Hitting Contest 5 pm Game 6 pm TIPS FOR ATTENDING THE GAME 1. Tickets are $5/each they may be purchased with a self-addressed stamped envelope: CCBL Tickets, 449 Braggs Lane, Barnstable Village, MA 02630 Tickets are available at all 10 ball fields 2. Some Bleachers and picnic tables are available but fans...

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Braves Salvage Point in Tie at Wareham

Braves Salvage Point in Tie at Wareham

By James Nahikian WAREHAM – Eleven straight scoreless innings and a Harrison Bader (Florida) game-saving outfield assist was enough to overcome, sort of, three total hits and two errors, as the Braves battled the Wareham Gatemen to a 3-3 tie at Spillane Field Saturday night. Wareham has not defeated the Braves in its last eight attempts — dating back to June 2013. Corey Ray (Louisville) shot a single up the box in the ninth with...

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Six Braves To Represent Bourne, Hometown Fans at All-Star Game

Six Braves To Represent Bourne, Hometown Fans at All-Star Game

By James Nahikian CCBL Release | All-Star Game Schedule Billy Fleming (West Virginia), Mark Laird (LSU), Blake Davey (Connecticut), Richie Martin (Florida), Travis Bergen (Kennesaw State) and Joey Strain (Winthrop) will be the six hometown favorites to represent Bourne on July 27 at the 2014 Friendly’s Cape League All-Star Game. The ballgame will be played at Doran Park at 6 p.m. Gates open to the public at 2 p.m., and the Home Run...

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Wiel’s Walk-Off Lifts Bourne Atop Cape League

Wiel’s Walk-Off Lifts Bourne Atop Cape League

By James Nahikian Box Score BOURNE – Matt Gonzalez (Georgia Tech) rounded first, pumped his fist and silenced the home crowd. The former Brave — who played 28 games for Field Manager Harvey Shapiro last summer — had just hooked an RBI single into left field. Gonzalez’s fourth hit of the contest put Harwich ahead, 4-3, in the ninth. The knock also capped a two-run rally against closer Joey Strain (Winthrop), who...

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