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UNC Baseball: Down the stretch in the Cape Cod League

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The All-Star Game is behind them, and players get to show off for scouts.

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The All-Star Game for the Cape Cod League was this past Saturday. Only Tyler Baum got an invite from the Diamond Heels, and he did pitch one inning for the East He gave up an earned run and two hits in his one inning of work, but did have a strikeout, and was part of the East’s win over the West. You probably DON’T want to click on that article to see who were named MVP’s of each team.

One other benefit that the members of the CCBL get is a Pro Day in Fenway Park. The link will take you to the coverage by the Cape Cod Times. For the first time, the actual on-field events were rained out as the CCBL had the misfortune of scheduling this on a rainy day.

Oh, in case you are wondering why everyone is in long sleeves and looks like they are a little cold, it might be because the temperature barely got above 60 in the city on Monday. New England weather: don’t like it? Wait a day. The area was fresh off a heat wave when a front came through and knocked 30 degrees off the temperatures.

Due to the weather, the access for the reporter was pretty limited in terms of being able to see anyone stand out. That said, it does point out this gem from one of the Yankees Scouts:

Galop’s strongest memory of the event is from 2012 when current New York Yankees star rookie Aaron Judge put on a “light show.”

“If you talk to the guys from the Yankees — their scouting director, Damon Oppenheimer, Matt Hyde, the (northeast) area scout — they’ll tell you in a heartbeat that day they became convinced because he was just hitting some absolute missiles,” Galop said.

The day at Fenway ends up being another great benefit of the CCBL, and why it’s such a destination during the summer for top college talent. The closest most of these players get to being seen in a more professional setting is if any of them are lucky enough to get to the College World Series in Omaha. Besides, if you are a baseball fan, just being able to walk onto the field at Fenway Park is pretty freaking awesome.

There’s only about one week left in the regular season, as the last regular season games are on August 3rd. The format for the playoffs works like this:

Round 1: Top four in each division (East and West) face off, 1/4, 2/3, best 2 out of 3

Round 2: Winners face off for the Division title, Best 2 out of 3

Round 3: Division Winners face off for the CCBL title, Best 2 out of 3

The League Playoffs start August 5th and will go no later than August 12th. The structure is such that there are no off days when possible, so it could be all done by August 10th. The reason? These kids have to get back to campus.

On to the updates, as always, stats are from the CCBL Site:

Austin Bergner, Chatham

  • Last Week: Pitched 7/23- 5 IP, W, 0 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 9 K
  • 2017 Season: 3-1, 1.03 ERA, 26 IP, 27 K, 9 BB, 20 H

Rodney Hutchinson, Jr, Chatham

  • Last Week: Pitched 7/20- 4 IP, ND, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
  • 2017 Season: 1-0, 0.55 ERA, 2 SV, 16 13 IP, 10 K, 14 H, 3 BB

Ashton McGee, Chatham

  • Last Week: 2 G, 8 AB, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • 2017 Season: 17 G, 56 AB, .107 Avg, 6 H, 4 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 23K, 8 BB

Cody Roberts, Chatham

  • Last Week: 2 G, 9 AB, 0 H, 3 K
  • 2017 Season: 17 G, 58 AB, .121 Avg, 7 H, 4 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 18 K, 11 BB

Tyler Baum, Harwich

  • Last Week: Pitched in All-Star game, no innings for Harwich
  • 2017 Season: 3-1, 2.61 ERA, 5 Starts, 31 IP, 28 K, 6 BB, 24 H, 2017 CCBL All Star

Cole Aker, Harwich

  • Last Week: Pitched 7/20-2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
  • 2017 Season: 1-3, 4.07 ERA, 1 Sv, 9 G, 17 23 IP, 21 K, 13 BB, 13 H

Bret Daniels, Orleans

  • Last week: Pitched 7/21-5 IP, ND, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 1 BB,
  • 2017 Season: 0-0, 3.15 ERA, 10 G, 1 SV, 20 IP, 16 K, 3 BB, 12 H

Josh Hiatt, Orleans

  • Last Week: Pitched 7/18, 7/21, 7/23- 2-0, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
  • 2017 Season: 2-1, 2.00 ERA, 14 G, 18 IP, 6 SV, 18 K, 7 BB, 6 H

Brandon Riley, Orleans

  • Last Week: 5 G, 14 AB, 4 H, 3 R, 3 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K
  • 2017 Season: 32 G, 103 AB, .272 Avg, 28 H, 15 R, 5 2B, 2 3B, 18 BB, 22K 2 SB

Taylor Sugg, Orleans

  • Last Week: Pitched 7/20, 3 IP, ND, 5 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K
  • 2017 Season: 1-1, 6.62 ERA, 8 G, 17 23 IP, 12 K, 7 BB, 21 H

Robbie Peto, Falmouth

  • Last Week: Pitched 7/19, W, 3 IP, 4 ER, 2 H, 5 BB, 4 K
  • 2017 Season: 1-1, 7.26 ERA, 6 G, 1 SV, 17 13 IP, 16 K, 17 BB, 14 H

Kyle Datres, Brewster

  • Last Week: 2 G, 8 AB, 1 H, 2 K
  • 2017 Season: 24 G, 84 AB, .238 Avg, 17 R, 20 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 5 RBI, 18 BB, 21 K, 4 SB

Zack Gahagan, Brewster

  • Last Week: 4 G, 7 AB, 1 H, 4 K
  • 2017 Season: 15 G, 38 AB, .132 Avg, 5 H, 4 R, 5 BB, 18 K, 1 SB

By this time next week we should have a good idea who’s going to be making it to the playoffs, and we’ll see if any Tar Heels will get some postseason experience.