Field Manager – Harvey Shapiro
General Manager – Darin Weeks
Coaching Staff – Wayne Hancock, Keith Bilodeau, Dalton Goodrich, Joe Lincoln
Team Physician – Dr. Richard Mosychuk
Harvey is returning for his sixteenth season as manager of the Bourne Braves. He has over 30 years of baseball coaching experience at the college level, including stints at Springfield College, Bowdoin College and the University of Hartford. Harvey has been a coaching mainstay in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League for more than 20 years. He is the all-time wins leader in Bourne with 352 wins, which includes 25 playoff wins and, overall, has 466 victories as a Cape manager.
Last summer the Braves had an exciting playoff run. After sweeping Cotuit and Wareham in the first two rounds, the team lost the deciding third game of the Championship.
In 2009, Harvey led the Braves to their first Cape Cod Baseball League Championship! The team finished the season with a record of 25-17-2 and a 1st place regular season Western Division Title. The Braves went on to sweep the Orleans Firebirds in the first round of the playoffs and then swept the Cotuit Kettleers for the Championship.
In 2014, Harvey led Bourne to their sixth regular season Western Division Title in fourteen years. That same year, the Bourne Braves received the President’s Cup for their achievement of the most regular season wins in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Harvey managed the Braves to the Cape Cod League playoff finals in 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2017. During the 2005, 2010 and 2013 seasons, the Bourne Braves were presented with the Commissioner’s Cup, which recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of an individual franchise.
As the manager of the Falmouth Commodores from 1994-1998, Harvey led the Commodores to a divisional regular season championship in 1994 and the playoff finals in 1996. Harvey was the 1996 Cape Cod League Manager of the Year. Before managing Falmouth, he was an assistant coach at Wareham and Yarmouth-Dennis.
Harvey has managed the West squad in seven Cape League All-Star games, two of which were at Fenway Park. He has had the privilege of coaching a number of major leaguers who have played for him in the Cape League. Just to name a few, these players include Chad Green, Travis Shaw, Mitch Moreland, Brad Lincoln, Justin Maxwell, Darin Erstad, Adam Kennedy, Eric Milton and Jeff Weaver.
Harvey also has international ties, having served as the Netherlands National Baseball Coach for three years, and he coached the Dutch in two world championships in Cuba and Holland. He has conducted clinics in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Holland, Germany, and the Netherlands Antilles. Harvey is also a published author on baseball and has served on various collegiate and international committees.
Harvey is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where he played baseball and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He holds a master’s degree in physical education from Springfield College.
Wayne is returning for his second season with the Braves. Haling from Gardner, Massachusetts where he was a two-time North Worcester County All Star catcher and a three sport GHS Hall of Famer. Caught for the Massachusetts State Champion Leominster American Legion Post 151 team in 1971 while being named to the Zone 4 All Star and in 1998 was named a charter member of the Post 151 Hall of Fame. Went on to play at Springfield College under Archie Allen from 1972-1975. Caught for Eastern Mass Baseball league champions Acton A’s in 1973. Also served as a player-coach for the Liverpool Laurapers in the Southwestern Nova Scotia Baseball League from 1976-78 where his team earned a championship in 1978.
Hancock concluded a 38-year teaching-coaching career at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts that stretched from 1977 through his retirement last summer. Instrumental in creating the Central New England Prep School Baseball League in 1983 Hancock-guided teams appeared in 16 title games winning championships on 8 occasions. He also served three different stints coaching the Gardner American Legion Post 19 Baseball teams in the ‘80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s. Hancock was elected to the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2009 and currently serves on the MBCA executive board.
Hancock has two adult children and lives in Ashburnham with his wife of 39 years, Maria Ulloa.
Keith joins the Braves for this first season.
Keith is a Bourne Native having pitched at Bourne High. He attended the University of Maine where he received a Bachelors in Sociology.
Keith is no stranger to the Cape League having played for the Wareham Gatemen in 2009 and 2010 and the Chatham Anglers in 2011. He was drafted in the 24th round of the 2011 MLB draft by the San Francisco Giants and played for several years in their minor league system.
Keith most recently coached the Giants Futures 14U in 2015, the Giants Futures College Prospect Team 18U in 2016 and 2017. He is the owner of Pitch Like a Pro providing private pitching instruction.
Braves fans will recognize Joe Lincoln as he returns to the Braves. He served as hitting instructor for the Braves in 2014 and 2015. He then became field manager of the DuPage Drones of the Prospect League in 2016.
Joe Lincoln has just completed his fourth season with Missouri State University as a volunteer assistant coach, assisting with the day-to-day operations of the program, while working with the MSU catchers and hitters.
A former standout catcher at Missouri Southern, Lincoln began his coaching career after playing parts of two professional seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ minor league system, where he batted .214 in 16 Rookie-level games. He hit .434 with 11 home runs and 53 RBIs to earn All-MIAA and ABCA All-South Central Region honors in his lone season at MSSU prior to being taken in the 34th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Dodgers. Lincoln also played one year at Kansas, hitting .240 as a sophomore following a strong rookie campaign at Maple Woods Community College in the Kansas City area.
A 2012 Austin Peay graduate, Lincoln and his family reside in Ozark, Mo.
Dalton joins the Braves coaching staff for his first season. He has been the Varsity Assistant Coach for Auburn High School for 5 seasons as well as the 1st base coach, outfield and hitting coach. They were the 2013, 2015, 2017 Central Massachusetts D3 champions and 2017 D3 Massachusetts State Champions.
Dalton was the head coach of the 2012 Senior Little League United Sates Eastern Division Champion which was the youngest coach ever in the Senior Little League World Series. Past summers Dalton works a baseball clinic in central Massachusetts develop players’ skills.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business studies in Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire and will begin working towards his master’s degree in the fall.
Cam Brown is excited to start his second season as a bat boy for the Bourne Braves. He is going into sixth grade at Amherst Middle School in Amherst, NH. He spends his summers in Bourne and has attended nearly every Braves game for the past three years. When he isn’t watching the Braves play in a game or practice, he enjoys playing baseball, basketball, skiing, competitive swimming, and sailing.
Dominic is 11 years old and in the 5th grade at Bourne Middle School. He is in his 3rd year as batboy for the braves. He is very passionate about most sports and is very athletic. He spends his spring and summer either playing baseball or going to cape league games. During the off season he plays fall ball baseball and basketball. He loves to teach his 6 year old brother and almost 2 year old sister how to play baseball, football, basketball and soccer.
Ben is returning for his fourth season as a Braves’ bat boy. Ben loves to play and watch baseball. He is a member of the Diamond Division Hitmen Elite baseball team. Ben is also a member of the BYB National Division Champion Reds and plays for the All-star Bourne Youth Baseball summer teams. In the winter months, Ben participates in the Bourne Youth Basketball Travel and SWISH programs. Ben is a Honor Roll student and will enter 7th grade in the fall.
Matthew Gabriel is an eleven-year-old young man that loves baseball. Matthew currently lives in Braintree with his parents, brother Jeffrey, and cat Haley. He plays baseball for the East Braintree Little League and Summer Travel team and won the AAA Championship last season. His favorite position is catcher. Matthew’s favorite big league players are Mookie Betts and George Springer. Matthew enjoyed being a bat boy last summer and is looking forward to his third season as a Bourne Braves bat boy.
Kobi Polisky is 9 years old. This is Kobi’s second year as a batboy for the Braves. He plays spring, summer and fall ball. He also attends as many weeks as possible of Braves Clinics every summer since he has been old enough to attend. Kobi is a pitcher for his team and also plays 3rd or 1st base. He is in the American League for Bourne Youth Baseball. When Kobi isn’t playing baseball he is skiing ( all winter and spring), he is very active and enjoys hiking, kayaking, swimming, tennis, wrestling, and traveling. Kobi is also a child actor that has been in 21 television commercials, a web series, music video, 2 Netfix movies (Polka King and (not yet released) Trust No 1 he has a featured role in a movie The Burning Woman. He keeps working hard at whatever he does all while getting amazing grades in school.
Chaz is 9 years old and will be enterting the 4th grade at Orleans Elementary. He loves karate and riding his bike. He is also playing for the Brewster Little League. His favorite position is catcher. Chaz was a bat boy for the Bourne Braves last season and is looking forward to his second season as a bat boy.
Drew is 10 years old and is entering fifth grade at the Oak Ridge School in Sandwich this fall. He has returned for his second year as a batboy for the Braves. Drew loves both watching and playing baseball. His favorite positions are first base and pitcher. Drew plays year round AAU baseball for the Dugout Dawgs. He also plays Sandwich Little League in the spring and has been a Sandwich Little League summer all star player for the past two years. During the off season, Drew enjoys playing ice hockey and basketball.
Johnny Rae Tompkins returns for her second season as a Braves bat girl. She will be entering 5th grade at the Rising Tide Charter School this fall. Johnny played SWISH basketball and on the YMCA Gleason team this past winter as well as for the Mass Huskies AAU Program. She is currently playing on the Red Sox in the American League for Bourne Youth Baseball. Johnny also loves to paint, build forts and play with her dog, Ruthie.
Jake is 14 years old and has been a bat boy for the Bourne Braves for the past four years. He enjoys hockey, basketball and especially baseball, and can usually be found playing catcher. He will be attending St. John Paul High School in the fall.
Tyler is 10 years old and has played baseball since he was 4 years old. He attends Peebles School in the 4th grade. Last year he pitched and played shortstop for his team. He has played on the Bourne All Star team for the last two years. He is an avid fan of the Bourne Braves This is his first season as a bat boy for the Braves.