Gatemen Notebook December 9, 2012
WE ARE BACK!! - Call it a "championship hangover" perhaps but the Gatemen News & Notes is back for the first time since our 2012 Championship and we will be posting regular updates. The organization is working as hard as ever preparing for the 2013 season and we'll be keeping you updated on all league and Gatemen news.
2013 GATEMEN ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENT - On December 15th, we will be releasing our 2013 roster. Check back here for the official roster - we will also announce via Twitter when the roster has been posted.
PRESEASON GAME SET VS. NECBL CHAMPS - For the 3rd consecutive season, the Gatemen will play the Newport Gulls from the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The Gulls are the defending NECBL Champions and will visit Spillane Field on June 9th for a 6:00pm first pitch.
2013 SCHEDULE HAS BEEN POSTED - The 2013 schedule has been posted on our schedule page. The Gatemen will open the regular season at home on June 12th as they welcome the Chatham Anglers.
GATEMEN ONLINE STORE HAS BEEN UPDATED - The Gatemen Online store has been updated and now includes a number of 2012 CCBL Championship items; including a Championship Pennant that is only $5.00! Be sure to check out our store.
Gatemen vs. Red Sox CCBL Finals Playoff Series Notebook - PLAYOFF EDITION (Updated August 18th, 2012)
2012 CCBL PLAYOFFS- CAPE COD LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS BEST-OF-3 SERIES WAREHAM VS. YD
(Wareham wins series 2-0)
August 18th UPDATE
THANK YOU CAPE LEAGUE FANS - The CCBL Championship series drew a cumulative attendence of 10,245!!
HOMERUN EXPLOSION CONTINUES INTO PLAYOFFS - 2012 was a record breaking homerun season on the Cape with the Harwich Mariners breaking the CCBL team record and Wareham's Tyler Horan (Virginia Tech) breaking the league's wood bat HR record. That trend continued into the playoffs as Wareham's 15 HR's were the most by a team going back as far as 2000 & perhaps beyond. (records were compared going bact to 2000) YD's Robert Pehl (Washington) hit 4 homers which is more than any single player going back to that same time period.
CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURES - Check back to the website as our official photographer Andrew Griffith has lots of photos from last night's game and we'll get them onto the site as soon as possible.
CAPE COD LEAGUE OVERALL TITLES - Going back all the way to 1946, the Cotuit Kettleers have won the most CCBL Championships with 15 (last being in 2010), Orleans follows with 10 (2005) & Wareham (2012) & Falmouth (1980) are tied with 7 each. Since Wareham's first title in 1976, Cotuit & Wareham are tied with 7 titles each in that time span; making the Kettleers or the Gatemen the winner in 14 out of the past 37 years.
COOPER FARRIS HOLD RECORD FOR GATEMEN CHAMPIONSHIP - Cooper Farris won CCBL Championships in his first two seasons on Cape Cod when his Gatemen teams won back to back titles in 2001 & 2002. This third title this year give him more championships than any previous Gatemen manager. Legendary CCBL Hall of Famer Don Reed won 4 titles overall - 2 with Wareham & two with YD. Farris is now tied with YD Head Coach Scott Pickler who won titles with the Red Sox in 2004, 2006 & 2007.
PLAYOFF MVP TO KYLE SCHWARBER - Kyle Schwarber (Indiana) accepted the playoff MVP as part of the postgame celebration at Red Wilson field last night. Previous playoff MVP's won by the Gatemen were Mo Vaughn (Seton Hall -1988), John Thoden (UNC - 1989), Chris Boni (Rice - 1994), Kevin Hodge (Blinn JC - 1997), Aaron Hill (LSU - 2001) & Matt Kutler (Brown - 2002)
TEAM AWARDS HANDED OUT AFTER GAME 3 - After the team collected the Arnold Mycock trophy and Kyle Schwarber his playoff MVP, the Gatemen organization handed out their team awards. The Francis Tripp Award that is given to the player that makes the biggest impact on the community both on and off the field was given to Kendall Graveman (Mississippi State). The Albert Bigelow Award that is given to the team's top pitcher was awarded to Colby Suggs (Arkansas) and the team's top positional player was Tyler Horan (Virginia Tech). He took home the Sylvia Bigelow Award.
BIG 50/50 RAFFLE PRIZE AT RED WILSON FIELD - With over 4,000 in attendance, it was not surprise to learn that a lucky fan went home with a 50/50 raffle prize of $1,502.
2012 CCBL PLAYOFFS- CAPE COD LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS BEST-OF-3 SERIES WAREHAM VS. YD
August 16th UPDATE
GAME 2 STARTING PITCHERS - The starting pitchers have been annoucned for tonight's game 2 and it will be Wareham's Barrett Astin (Arkansas) facing YD Red Sox pitcher Aaron Blair (Marshall)
PLAYOFF LEADERS - The Gatemen veterans, playing their 2nd year on the Cape, are making use of that experience in making their 2nd CCBL Playoff appearance. Daniel Palka (Georgia Tech) & Ty Ross (LSU) are tied for the playoff lead with 2 homers each and they are 2nd & 3rd respectively with 9 & 8 rbi.
GATEMEN BULLPEN LIGHTS OUT - The Wareham Gatemen bullpen has been outstanding all season but has been flat out dominant in the post season. There was a lot of talk at the ballpark & on social media last night scouts & media alike saying that Colby Suggs (Arkansas) was "unhittable" in closing out the game last night vs YD. He has 2 saves this postseason & has struck out 9 in 4.1 innings of work. Nick Rumbelow (LSU) has pitched 4 perfect innings of relielf and has struck out 9 of the 12 batters he has faced. Jonathan Holder (Mississippi State) has also been perfect in 3 relief appearance; picking up 2 wins and striking out 5 in 3 innings of work.
ARRIVE EARLY TONIGHT - Win, lose or otherwise, tonight will mark the final game at Spillane Field for the 2012 Wareham Gatemen & a big crowd is expected. Arrive early to find parking & your favorite spot to enjoy what could be a memorable evening in Gatemen history.
BY POPULAR DEMAND, WE ARE TURNING BACK ON THE CHAT - We will be turning the broadcast chat back on tonight and that can be found just underneath the LIVE broadcast player on our pressbox page so join the fun & chat with other viewers & our broadcasters live during the game
GATMEN FACING TOUGH PITCHER TONIGHT - The Gatemen are facing one of the top pitchers in the Cape League tonight when the Red Sox trot out Aaron Blair (Marshall) to the hill. Blair finished the season with the league's top era at 1.17 and had a 6-0 record on the season. He was a member of the East All-Star team and defeated Chatham in the opening round of the playoffs. Blair faced Wareham and picked up the win in 10-2 YD win on July 5th in a matchup, ironically, that he opposed Barrett Astin, who was the starter that day for Wareham and whom he will face again in game 2 tonight.
WAREHAM STREAK REACHES 9 GAMES - The Gatemen current winning streak, the includes the last 4 regular season games, sweeps over Falmouth & Bourne and now the game 1 win in the CCBL finals has now reached 9 games.
GAME 2 "TOOL-KIT" - Game 2 of the Cape Cod Baseball League Championship Series will be tonight at 7:00pm at Spillane Field. What you might need to know if you plan on attending, watching or following the game:
DIRECTIONS - Directions to Spillane Field can be found on our directions page
BROADCAST - If you can't make it to the game, you can tune in to our live broadcast from anywhere in the world starting with the Gatemen Pregame Show at 6:45 LIVE from the John Wylde Pressbox at Spillane Field. Simply click over to our pressbox page and launch the player.
SEATING/CONCESSIONS/ETC - Click over to our Game Day Page to get familiar with Spillane Field as you prepare to head over to the park. Spillane Field offers plenty of bleacher seating along both baselines as well as an extensive leftfield bleachers area for overflow crowds.
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - Be sure to follow up on Twitter at WarehamGatemen to keep up with any updates, game information, news, notes, etc.
GAME 1 STARTING PITCHER - The Wareham Gatemen will send Kendall Graveman (Mississippi State) to the mound to start game 1 as he did in the opening series vs Falmouth. YD will counter with RHP Andrew Thurman (Cal-Irvine). Thurman pitched 5 inning vs Wareham on June 23rd in 12-1 YD win. Graveman pitched just 1 inning of relief vs YD this year on August 2nd.
CCBL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY - The Wareham Gatemen are looking to win their 7th CCBL Championship & first since back to back titles in 2001 & 2002. This will be Wareham's 12th appearance in the finals in the past 36 years; once for every 3 years since 1976. The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox have been one of the premier franchises in recent years; having won titles in 2004, 2006 & 2007. They have won 5 total championships and have made the championship series a total of 8 times.
GATEMEN - RED SOX PLAYOFF HISTORY - The Gatemen and Red Sox have only met in the playoffs twice - both in the finals. YD defeated Wareham in best of 3 series both times; in 1990 & 2006 2 games to 1.
HEAD TO HEAD MATCHUP - The Gatemen were 0-4 vs Y-D this season and are just 2-6 against the Red Sox the past two season. The regular season matchup since 1981 is virtually equal with the Gatemen holding a slight 71-67-4.
LEAGUE RECORDS SINCE 1981 - The Gatemen have the best cumulative record and the most wins in the league since 1981 with a record of 743-611-36. YD has record of 674-665-49.
NO LIGHTS AT RED WILSON FIELD - The Red Sox home field in Yarmouth is one of 3 CCBL franchsies that do not have lights (Cotuit & Brewster being the other two). As a result, game 1 and game 3 (if necessary) will be played at 4:00pm. If you are planning on heading to a potential game 3, that will be on Friday afternoon, please make time for the expected weekend traffic heading over the bridges.
TEAM MATCH UP WITH ALL-STARS - The All-Star selection committee got it right in terms of selecting the most players from the teams that ended meeting in the CCBL Championship. The Red Sox and Gatemen each had 7 players selected to play in the game. YD had 6 positional All-Stars selected to start in that game including Zak Blair, Alex Blandino, Sam Travis, Tanner Mathis, Robert Pehl and Aaron Blair. Infield Carlos Asuajae was named as a reserve. The Gatemen sent starters Daniel Palka, Tyler Horan & Mott Hyde to the All-Star game and they were joined by 3 members of the stellar Gatemen bullpen that included Colby Suggs, Nick Rumbelow and Konner Wade as well as catcher Ty Ross. (Konner Wade has since left the Cape to rest a tired arm)
LIVE AUDIO BROADCAST ON THE AIR AT 3:45 - The Gatemen broadcast team will be live on the air with a live radio broadcast starting at 3:45 with the Gatemen pregame show. Click over to out pressbox page to enjoy the broadcast. If you can't make it home in time to listen, you can download the UStream mobile application and listen to the game on your smartphone.
Gatemen vs. Braves Western Division Finals Playoff Series Notebook - PLAYOFF EDITION (Updated August 13th, 2012)
2012 CCBL PLAYOFFS - WESTERN DIVISION FINALS BEST-OF-3 SERIES WAREHAM VS. BOURNE
(Wareham leads series 1-0)
GATEMEN "SEC" BULLPEN SOLID - Trio of Nick Rumbelow (LSU), Jonathan Holder (Mississippi State) and Colby Suggs (Arkanas) - are going to make it hard to beat Wareham late in games. The 3 hard throwing right-handers from the SEC pitched a perfect 7th, 8th & 9th inning tonight vs Bourne in game 1.
SEVEN STRAIGHT WINS - Including the 4 game winning streak to close out the regular season, the Gatemen have now won 7 straight times which is the longest winning streak in recent memory for the Gatemen. The Gatemen have won 5 straight playoff games in the past 3 seasons vs the Braves.
THANK YOU GATEMEM FANS - The largest crowd of the season streamed into Spillane Field tonight for game 1 as 2,205 fans enjoyed the home playoff game in Wareham.
STARTING PITCHER FOR GAME 2 - The Gatemen staff have not released the name of the starter for game 2 in Bourne but the Gatemen do have options; including Jared Ruxer (Louisville), Dan Tobik (UT-Martin), Fred Shepard (Amherst) & Dylan Stoops (Richmond)
YD TAKES GAME 1 IN THE EAST - Like the Gatemen, the YD Red Sox are one win away from advancing to the CCBL Championship Series as they defeated the Orleans Firebirds 10-3 in game one of the East Division Finals.
SPECIAL 8:00PM FIRST PITCH AT DORAN PARK FOR GAME 2 - Due to a conflict at Doran Park, game 2 of the CCBL West Division Finals will being at 8:00pm. Click here for special parking instructions
2012 CCBL PLAYOFFS - WESTERN DIVISION FINALS BEST-OF-3 SERIES WAREHAM VS. BOURNE
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE FOR GATEMEN - For the second consecutive series, the Gatemen will hold home field advantage. The Gatemen are #2 seed in the West while Bourne is the #4 seed. The Gatemen, however, finished only 7-15 at Spillane this season and the Braves were a 6-16 road team.
SEASON SERIES - The Gatemen won the season series with the Braves 5-1. Wareham is now 75-50-6 all-time vs Bourne in the regular season. Bourne, along with Brewster in 1988, were that last two franchises to enter the Cape Cod League.
GATEMEN/BRAVES PLAYOFF HEAD-TO-HEAD PLAYOFF HISTORY - The Wareham Gatemen & Bourne Braves have met 5 times in the CCBL Playoffs. Wareham has won each series - 1997, 1998, 2001, 2010 and last year in 2011. The '97, 98' & '01 series were all Western Division Finals matchups.
FAMILILAR FACE ON THE OTHER SIDE - Bourne 2nd baseman LJ Mazzilli (UCONN) played 2010 & 2011 for the Wareham Gatemen. Mazzilli signed late this season with Bourne after not reaching a deal with the Minnesota Twins who drafted him in June. Mazzilli hit a walk-off double in game 2 of the West Division Semi-Finals to eliminate Bourne in 2010. Now he is shining for the Braves in the 2012 playoffs - as he had 6 rbi in their opening win over Cotuit & hit what turned out to the game winning 3 run homer in the clinching game earlier today.
WEST DIVISION FINALS RECENT HISTORY - The Wareham Gatemen have reached the CCBL West Division Finals for the 6th time since 2001 and in that stretch are 3-2; winning the CCBL Champion in both 2001 & 2002 and losing to YD in the Championship Series in 2006. The Gatemen lost to Cotuit in 2010 & to Falmouth in 2011. Bourne last made the Division Finals in 2009 when they eventually won the Cape Cod Baseball League Championship.
HOW DO THEY MATCH-UP? - Wareham enters the game as the hottest team in the league, having won their last 4 regular season games and first 2 playoff games - overtaking Falmouth on the last day of the season for the #2 seed. Perhaps the most explosive offensive in the league, the Gatemen hit 51 homers as a team - only 2nd behind record breaking Harwich and hit a league 3rd best .265. The pitching staff finished with a 7th best 4.51 era.
Bourne hit .262 as a team; finishing just behind the Gatemen and hit 34 rbi. The teams enter the series having stole the least amount of bases in the league. The Braves finished 8th in team era; just behind Wareham with a 4.52 era.
CCBL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP - For a full rundown of the CCBL playoff scores and schedules, they are all posted to our schedule page so be sure to check it out.
READ THIS MORNING'S NOTES - We posted notes following the game 2 win vs Falmouth below...so be sure to check thoe out as well.
Gatemen vs. Commodores First Round Playoff Series Notebook - PLAYOFF EDITION (Updated August 12th, 2012)
2012 CCBL PLAYOFFS - WESTERN DIVISION FINALS BEST-OF-3 SERIES WAREHAM VS. FALMOUTH
(Wareham wins series 2-0)
PLAYOFF SCHEDULE/SCENARIOS - The Gatemen await the winner of the #1 seed Cotuit Kettleers & the #4 seed Bourne Braves who will playing a deciding game 3 this afternoon in Cotuit. A Kettleers win means Wareham would play Monday afternoon in game 1 of the West Division Finals. A Braves' win gives the Gatemen home field advantage in the finals and game 1 would be Monday night at 7:00pm at Spillane Field.
PALKA PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE - Daniel Palka's 5 rbi in game two now give him a two year playoff total of 8 while hitting 6 for 21 over the two years. Palka, his Georgia Tech teammate Mott Hyde & Ty Ross (LSU) are the 3 Wareham starters from last year's West Division Finals team.
PLAYOFF LEADERS - Ethan Gross (Memphis) & Ty Ross (LSU) are tied for the league lead with 6 rbi apiece in the playoffs thanks, in part, to their grandslams in game 2. Gross also is tied for lead in homeruns with 2. Former Gatemen LJ Mazzilli (UCONN), whol signed late in the season with Bourne, had 6 rbi in game 1 of the the series with Cotuit and is also tied for the lead in rbi.
HOMERUN SURGE CONTINUES FOR GATEMEN - Wareham's 6 homers in game 2 give them a total of 57 when combining the regular season and playoffs. To help emphasize how big of a year it has been for homeruns for Wareham, the Gatemen hit a TOTAL of 6 homeruns as a team in the 2011 regular season - a total matched in in just one game last night.
STARTING PITCHERS FOR WEST DIVISION FINALS? - Coach Farris has not announced his starting pitcher for game 1 in the West Finals yet but with a short series with Falmouth and day off, the Gatemen will have plenty of options; including Brad Kuntz (Baylor) & Jared Ruxer (Louisville) who did not start any of the games in the opening series.
WEST DIVISION FINALS RECENT HISTORY - The Wareham Gatemen have reached the CCBL West Division Finals for the 6th time since 2001 and in that stretch are 3-2; winning the CCBL Champion in both 2001 & 2002 and losing to YD in the Championship Series in 2006. The Gatemen lost to Cotuit in 2010 & to Falmouth in 2011.
PLAYOFF SCHEDULING NOTE - By league rule, the East and West Division Finals must start on the same day so the Bourne/Cotuit game 3 today means both conference finals can start as scheduled tomorrow. However, if weather becomes a problem, stay tuned.
2012 CCBL PLAYOFFS - WESTERN DIVISION FINALS BEST-OF-3 SERIES WAREHAM VS. FALMOUTH
(Wareham leads series 1-0)
STARTING PITCHERS - After a terrific 1-run outing by Kendall Graveman (Mississippi State) in game 1 of the series, Barret Astin (Arkansas) will make his CCBL Playoff debut when he gets the ball in Falmouth for game 2.
HORAN CONTINUES HOT STREAK - Tyler Horan's (Virginia Tech) 3 hits in game was the most by a Gatemen in the playoffs since John Andreoli's (UCONN) 3 hit performance in the opening game of a first round series vs Bourne in 2010.
WAREHAM-FALMOUTH PLAYOFF HISTORY - The Wareham Gatemen have faced the Falmouth Commodores only three time in the CCBL Playoffs since 1963. Wareham won the 1994 West Division Finals over Falmouth 2-0 and the Commodores returned the favor on 1996; winning a 2-0 series over the Gatemen. Last year, Wareham was swept in the West Division Finals by the Commodores.
WHAT IS ON THE LINE? - The Gatemen are looking to return to the West Division Finals for the 3rd consecutive year - losing to eventual CCBL Champ Cotuit in 2010 & falling to Falmouth in 2011. The Commodores are hoping to reach the finals for the 2nd consecutive year in hopes of their first CCBL Championship since 1980. Wareham last won the title in 2002.
GATEMEN/FALMOUTH SPLIT SEASON SERIES - The Gatemen defeated Falmouth in 4 of the 6 regular season matchups this season. The teams ended with identical records of 21-23 & the head to head matchup is what gave the Gatemen home field advantage. Since 1981, the Gatemen are now 103-68-2 in the regular season vs. Falmouth.
COMMODORES ALL-STARS - Falmouth placed two players on the West All-Star team this year - 3rd baseman Drew Dosch (Youngstown State), who had 2 hits in game 1 and starting pitcher in game 1, Trey Masek (Texas Tech)
HORAN NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Tyler Horan (Virginia Tech) was named Cape Cod Baseball League Player of the Week in week #8 of the Cape League season for his record breaking performace down the stretch.
FALMOUTH ROAD RACE - DIRECTIONS TO ARNIE ALLEN DIAMOND IN FALMOUTH - If you are planning on heading to Falmouth to support the Gatemen tonight in game 2, see our directions page in necessary. Also, plan on a little extra time if you are heading down as it is Falmouth Road Race weekend.
KEEPING OUR EYES ON THE SKIES - After a rainout on Friday night and what looks to be stormy morning on the Cape, it looks as if there will be window to the get game 2 in tonight. Check back to www.gatemen.org and follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/WarehamGatemen for updates.
KYLE SCHWARBER HITS RECORD BOOKS - Perhaps overlooked when CCBL All-Stars were selected this season, Kyle Schwarber (Indiana) has had one of the best offensive seasons in Gatemen and CCBL history. He played in all 44 regular season games and finished with a .343 batting average. His 38 rbi was good for 3rd in the league and is tied for 4th in Gatemen history. He hit the 7th most homers in the league in the "year of the homerun" in the Cape League and those 8 homers place him in 6th place all time in single season Gatemen history. His 172 bats place him 12th in Gatemen history and his 59 hits puts him 9th all time in Gatemen single season history and first in the CCBL this season.
Gatemen Notebook JULY 29TH, 2012
TEAM HOMERUN RECORD BEING CHASED BY ALL-STAR DUO - Steve Newell (Gatemen 1973) & Bobby Wine (Gatemen 1982) are the all-time single season, modern day, Wareham Gatemen record holders for homeruns in a season with 11 apiece. 2012 West Team CCBL All-Star Game MVP Daniel Palka (Georgia Tech) and CCBL All-Star Tyler Horan (Virginia Tech) each have 10 homeruns so far this season and are tied atop the league leaders.
ROSTER MOVES - The Gatemen were able to make a couple recent roster moves. First, RHP Kurt McCune (LSU) has been released and has left to take care of an injury. LHP Sean Newcomb (Hartford), who was released earlier has been reactivated and made his 1st appearance this past week. The Gatemen have also added OF Ryan Sullivan from Seton Hall and LHP Dylan Stoops from the University of Richmond.
ALL-STAR THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN? - The Gatemen led the league along with Yarmouth-Dennis with 7 All-Star selections. Perhaps the 8th Gatemen could have been CF Cole Sturgeon (Louisville). Cole is 11th in the league with a .326 batting average, has started and played in all 34 games, is tied for 2nd in the league with 46 hits, is 2nd in runs with 30 and 11th in doubles with 8. He has made only 1 error and has 6 stolen bases.
OFFENSIVE YEAR ON THE CAPE - Much has been made about the normally pitching dominated Cape League having an offensive explosion this summer and the numbers prove that is the case. The Gatemen are 4th in the league in batting average at .261 and that average would have topped the league every year going back to 2008 and that year, YD hit .262 - only 1 point higher, than the current Gatemen team.
NO OFF DAYS REMAINING - Last week's rainout vs Harwich will be made up at Whitehouse Field on August 1st which means that the Gatemen will not have an off-day the rest of the season.
Gatemen Notebook JULY 4TH, 2012
FINAL ROSTER IS IN PLACE - The last day to make roster changes in the CCBL was on July 1st and as a result, a number of Gatemen originally signed as non-roster invitees have been added to the roster. Here are the latest changes:
NO LONGER ON ROSTER - Sean Newcomb (Hartford), Ryan Milewski (USC-Aiken), Vladamir Camacho (Franklin Pierce), Johnny Sheridan (Brown)
ADDITIONS TO FINAL ROSTER (Were non-roster invitees) - Logan Uxa (Arkansas State), Jonathan Holder (Mississippi State), Andrew Bishop (Jacksonville State), Dan Tobik (UT-Martin), Claude Johnson (Arkansas State), Kendall Graveman (Mississippi State)
Check out our roster page to see the complete final roster.
FINAL PLAYERS ARRIVE FROM CWS - Fresh off his CWS performance where he pitched two consecutive complete games, Konner Wade (Arizona) has arrived back in Wareham. He pitched a lot of innings this season so look for Wade to add even more depth to the Gatemen bullpen. Barrett Astin & Colby Sugges have also arrived from Arkansas. Astin will join the starting rotation and is schedule to face YD at home on Thursdays. Suggs will join the Gatemen bullpen and was put right work; picking up the save in win over Bourne last night.
TWO GATEMEN SELECTED FOR COLLEGE HR DERBY - Daniel Palka (Georgia Tech) and Tyler Horan (Virginia Tech) were two of the only eight college baseball players to participate in the College Homerun Derby in Omaha, NE. Palka didn't advance past the first round but Tyler Horan was among 3 to make the final round where he lost to eventual winner Aaron Judge (Fresno State), who plays for the Brewster Whitecaps.
GATEMEN BULLPEN STELLAR - The Gatemen coaching staff doesn't mind handing the ball over to their bullpen. With big, strong arms such as Joe Filomeno (Louisville), Colby Suggs (Arkansas), Jonathan Holder (Mississippi) and Nicholas Rumbelow (LSU), Wareham is positioned well at the end of games. With former starter Clay Chapman (Florida Southern) and the additional CWS hero and Gatemen 2011 saves leader Konner Wade added to the mix, the Gatemen have maybe the most talented bullpen in the CCBL. Rumbelow leads the team in strikeouts despite pitching only 10.1 innings...all out of the pen. Four different Gatemen have saves and 4 relief pitchers have ERA's under 2.00.
OFFENSE CONTINUES TO SOAR - There has certainly been a lot of talk about the power numbers and the all around offensive explosion on the Cape League this summer. Normally a "pitcher's league", the CCBL has showcased a lot of offensive talent this summer. Harwich has hit an incredible 32 homeruns already this season which is almost double the total compared to any other team. The Gatemen are keeping pace, however, and have hit 16 homeruns, which is tied for 3rd. The team is hitting a collective .271 and has scored 93 runs - also good for 3rd in the CCBL.
HOOSIER/GATEMEN CONNECTION - Recent Gatemen teams have featured a number of talented Indiana Hoosier players and this year is no exception. Just this past week, former Gatemen All-Star Catcher Josh Phegley was named to the Triple AAA All-Star team. Not to be overlooked, current Gatemen OF/C Kyle Schwarber is among the top offensive players on the Cape. His .365 average places him 3rd in the league as does his 14 rbi.
GATEMEN JUMP INTO TOP 30 - Even before last night's late innings win vs Bourne, the surging Gatemen have jumped into Perfect Game's Top 30 Summer Collegiate Teams ranked at #26. The Harwich Mainers are ranked #1 in the country followed by Orleans #2. 6 of the 10 CCBL teams are ranked. See full rankings
Gatemen Notebook June 23, 2012
DON'T BLINK OR YOU WILL MISS THE ROSTER UPDATES - This early season has brought on a number of roster changes. Here is the latest:
NO LONGER ON ROSTER - Brett Thomas (Oregon), Brando Tessar (Oregon), Bobby Brosnahan (Michigan), Dillon Newman (Baylor)
ADDITIONS TO ROSTER - No changes since last update.
ADDITIONS AS NON-ROSTER INVITEES - Vladamir Camacho (Franklin Pierce), Jonathan Holder (Mississippi State), Dan Tobik (UT-Martin), Ryan Milewski (USC-Aiken)
GATEMEN OFFENSE OFF TO HOT START - The Cape Cod Baseball League is known as a "pitcher's league" but you wouldn't know that by facing the Gatemen offense this season. Through 8 games, Wareham leads the league with 53 runs and 47 total rbi. They are second in hits with 75 total bases with 114.
HARWICH'S PHIL ERVIN EARLY SEASON TRIPLE CROWN THREAT - As Gatemen fans can attest based on his game tying grand-slam in Harwich last week, Harwich's Phil Ervin (Samford) is an offensive force and leads the CCBL in homers and rbi. He is second in batting average. He should be fun to watch this year - when not facing your team of course!
WAREHAM OFFENSIVE LEADERS - As you would expect from the team leading the league in runs, the Wareham Gatemen have a number of players amoung the top of many offensive categories through 8 games. Kyle Schwarber (Indiana) and Daniel Palka (Georgia Tech) are tied for 3rd in the league with 8 rbi apiece. Cole Sturgeon's (Louisville) .343 batting average leads the team and places him in the top 15 in the league. Schwarber leads the CCBL with 5 doubles while he is tied for 2nd alongside teammate Tyler Horan (Virginia Tech) in runs with 9. Horan and Sturgeon are tied for 3rd in homeruns with a pair each.
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES UPDATE - South Carolina returns to the championship round to face Arizona and will try to win their 3rd straight NCAA Title. The Gamecocks eliminated Arkansas to advance. Barrett Astin & Colby Suggs from Arkansas should now be able to make their way to Wareham. For Arizona, Gatemen fans will be rooting for returning 2011 CCBL All-Star pitcher Konner Wade - who figures to get a start vs South Carolina in the finals and former Gatemen Johnny Field and Robert Refsnyder.
JOHNNY FIELD TO PLAY FOR TEAM USA - 2011 Gatemen Co-Positional Player of the Year Johnny Field (Arizona) who was expected to play again in Wareham this season, has accepted an invitation by USA Baseball to play on the Collegiate National Team this summer.
CAPE COD BASEBALL LEAGUE "POWER RANKINGS" - Our friends over at www.rightfieldfog.com have begun a weekly CCBL Power Ranking. The Gatemen enter the rankings at #7 after dropping below .500 this week and it is no surprise that the Harwich Mariners debut at #1. Check out their site which is dedicated to the Cape Cod Baseball League and is updated almost daily during the season.
SPEAKING OF RANKINGS - Perfect Game USA ranks their top 30 Summer Collegiate Teams from across the nation and updates the list throughout the season. The Gatemen entered the list at #12 and was one of 6 CCBL teams amoung the top 30. Of interest, Harwich is the #1 team and Wareham's preseason opponent, the Newport Gulls from the NECBL debuts at #2. See rankings.
Gatemen Notebook June 8, 2012
PLAYERS ARRIVING IN WAREHAM/MANY STILL IN NCAA'S - The first workouts of the season have taken place, field work is underway and host families are welcoming the players as the 2012 season arrives. Many players have arrived this week while many others are still competing in the super-regional round of the NCAA Championship. Among those still playing are Dillon Newman and Brad Kuntz (Baylor), Ty Ross, Nicholas Rumbelow and Kurt McCune (LSU), Brett Thomas and Brando Tessar (Oregon), Konner Wade and Johnny Field (Arizona) and Barrett Astin (Arkansas). Super-Regionals get underway today. (Friday, June 8th)
LATEST ROSTER CHANGES -
NO LONGER ON ROSTER - Michael Cederoth (San Diego State) and Taylor Stark (Mississippi State)
ADDITIONS TO ROSTER - No changes since last update.
ADDITIONS AS NON-ROSTER INVITEES - 2011 Gatemen Bobby Brosnahan (Michigan) and Luke Farrell (Northwestern)
PRESEASON GAME IN NEWPORT TODAY (FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH) - The Gatemen will play just one preseason game this season when they travel to Newport, RI to play the Newport Gulls. The Gulls play in the New England Collegiate Baseball League and play their home games at Cardines Field right in the heart of beautiful, Newport Harbor in the downtown area. Goto www.newportgulls.com for directions and more information. We plan on broadcasting the game live here on www.gatemen.org and locally on WCTV.
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER ALL-AMERICANS - Former Gatemen Josh Turley (Baylor) was named a 2nd Team Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Justin Amlung (Louisville) and Big12 Player of the year and 2011 Gatemen catcher Josh Ludy (Baylor) were named to the 3rd team.
PAIR NAMED FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICANS - Incoming Gatemen catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber (Indiana) and pitcher Jared Ruxer (Louisville) were named Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-Americans.
12 GATEMEN SELECTED IN MLB DRAFT - 12 Gatemen players were selected earlier this week in the MLB Draft. 2011 Gatemen OF Brandon Thomas (Georgia Tech) was the first Gatemen selected when he was selected in the 4th round by the Pittburgh Pirates. See complete list here
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - A great way to stay up to date all year around and especially during the season is by following us on Twitter @WarehamGatemen We'll be providing news and updates via Twitter as well as all in-game updates throughout the summer.
Gatemen Notebook May 20, 2012
REMEMBERING CARL BEANE - The Gatemen Organization lost a family member when Carl Beane, the PA announcer for the Boston Red Sox who was kind enough to get behind micropohone at Spillane Field last season on a number of occassions, passed away after suffering a heart attack while driving home on May 9th. We wish to extend our condolences to the Bean family and will always remember him for his kindness and his true love for the game of baseball that he demonstrated while helping us out last summer.
NUMBER OF ROSTER CHANGES -
NO LONGER ON ROSTER - As previously annoucned, pitcher Devin Stanton (Georgia Tech) and catcher David Schuknecht will not be coming to the Cape due to injuries. Additional roster players that will not be coming to Wareham include RHP Matthew Grimes (RHP), LHP Will Kendall (Auburn), LHP Adam Schemenauer (Louisville) and OF Cody Smith (San Diego State).
ADDITIONS TO ROSTER - Recently signed and added to the 2012 Gatemen roster is INF Ethan Gross (Memphis) and OF Cole Sturgeon (Louisville).
ADDITIONS AS NON-ROSTER INVITEES - Taylor Stark (Mississippi) has been added as a non-roster invitee and will join the Gatemen to start the season.
Stay tuned for additional changes as we monitor injuries and player status as the college season enters the postseason.
MILITARY GAME IN CHATHAM ON JUNE 11TH - In what has become a CCBL tradition, the Military All-Stars will face the CCBL in Chatham on June 11th at 6:00pm.
DICK HOWSER AWARD SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED - The Dick Howser trophy is given to College Baseball's Player of the Year annually and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association has named the 35 semi-finalists for the award. Former Gatemen catcher Josh Ludy (Baylor) is included among the group. See full list Josh has also been named as a semi-finalist for the Johnny Bench award that is given to the nation's top catcher.
3 FORMER GATEMEN NAMED TO GOLDED SPIKES AWARD WATCH LIST - USA Baseball names their own player of the year by giving the Golden Spikes Award to the top collegiate player. Their latest list of players being considered for the award includes 3 former Gatemen - Josh Turley (Baylor), Justin Amlung (Louisville) and Josh Ludy (Baylor) See full list
MLB DRAFT RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER - The MLB first year player draft is approaching and Baseball America has released their first round projections that include a number of Cape Leaguers; including Mark Appel (Stanford) who pitched for Orleans. See all projections
GATEMEN INJURIES - Incoming Gatemen RHP Michael Cederoth (San Diego State) was struck in the jaw with a line drive in the 5th inning of a game at Texas A&M on May 12th and had to leave the game. He will need surgery to repair a fractured jaw but would like to return to pitch this season...stay tuned. Also, Gatemen catcher Ty Ross had to be rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy and will miss at least 2 weeks at LSU. Matthew Grimes (Georgia Tech), already released by the Gatemen, is out with tendinitis.
MATT WALSH NAMED NORTHEAST-10 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - Incoming Gatemen catcher Matt Walsh (Franklin Pierce) has been named the Northeast 10 Conference's Rookie of the Year. He was also named a First Team All-Conference selection.
GATEMEN "AROUND THE HORN" ON WCTV - Starting this past week on WCTV in Wareham, the weekly show "Gatemen - Around the Horn" will be shown locally on WCTV - our internet broadcast partner. In Wareham, residents can see the show on Comcast Channel 9 and it will be shown multiple times per week. To stay up to date, click over the "Gatemen - Around the Horn" Facebook page. Also, the replay of the first show can be seen on Youtube.
RIGHT FIELD FOG GATEMEN PREVIEW - Our two friends over at Right Field Fog have previewed the 2012 Wareham Gatemen; featuring snippets on every roster player. Check it out
Gatemen Notebook April 15, 2012
UPDATES TO 2012 ROSTER - The Gatemen roster now includes 3 non-roster invitees that will join the team at least for the early part of the season. The additions include LHP Greg Welsh (Penn State), RHP Clay Chapman (Florida Southern) and LHP Fred Shepard (Amherst College).
PLAYER BIOS TO BE POSTED SOON - Those looking for Gatemen roster player bios can look forward to them soon. We traditionally wait until the college baseball season has almost concluded so we can include the most up to date information about our incoming players - especially for the freshman that are playing their first year of college baseball.
KONNER WADE NAMED PAC 10 PITCHER OF THE WEEK - Gatemen single season saves record holder Konner Wade (Arizona) was named the PAC 10 Conference's Pitcher of the Week on April 4th. A stater for the Wildcats, Wade pitcher perhaps the best game of his career in a 3-hit, complete game shutout of #2 Stanford.
BRETT THOMAS ALSO HONORED BY PAC 12 CONFERENCE - New Gatemen outfielder and one of two Oregon Ducks featured on the Wareham roster, Brett Thomas, was named Player of the Week in the SEC on April 9th - only the 5th time an Oregon player has been give this award.
GATEMEN PAIR HONORED BY NCBWA - As reported in a separate story, recently signed Gatemen LHP Sean Newcomb (Hartford) was named not only the America East Conference's Pitcher and Rookie of the Week, but he was named the National Pitcher of the Week by the NCBWA. Alongside Newcomb, former Gatemen All-Star INF Max Muncy (Baylor) was named Hitter of the Week.
HOMERUN TOTALS THROUGH ARPIL 14TH - Back by popular demand, the following our the incoming Gatemen homerun totals so far this college baseball season:
NEW & IMPROVED ORLEANS FIREBIRDS WEBSITE - Congratulations to our friends in the Orleans Firebirds organization for their new and improved website! Check it out http://www.orleansfirebirds.com/
CAPE LEAGE INVITATION-ONLY TRYOUT JUNE 9TH IN WAREHAM - The annual Frank Finn CCBL Invitation-Only Tryout is being held June 9th at Spillane Field in Wareham. Click here for more information http://v2.capecodbaseball.org/news/season/index.html?article_id=1355
DATE & LOCATION CHANGED FOR NEWPORT PRESEAON GAME - Please note that our preseason game agains the Newport Gulls from the New England Collegiate Baseball League has been moved to Friday, June 8th at Newport - first pitch is at 6:30. For directions and more information if you are heading to Newport, vist the Gulls website.
Gatemen Notebook March 24, 2012
DEVIN STANTON INJURED - WON'T BE ON CAPE THIS SUMMER - Georgia Tech pitcher and Gatemen roster player Devin Stanton is injured and will not be able to come to Wareham this summer. Keep an eye on our roster for updates as they are posted.
GATEMEN LOOK TO HAVE OPTIONS AT BACK OF BULLPEN - Konner Wade (Arizona), the returning Gatemen closer who broke the team record for saves in a season in 2011 has been a regular staring pitcher for the Wildcats this spring and has a 3-0 record in 5 starts. Barret Astin (Arkansas), a starter for the Gatemen most of last season has been has been the Razorback's closer this season and his 6 saves this season have him tied for 6th nationally and tied for first among all SEC pitchers. Wade, by the way, is tied for 9th nationally with 43 total strikeouts.
COUPLE OF GATEMEN LEADING THE AZTECS - Incoming Gatemen Cody Smith (OF) and Michael Cederoth (RHP) are off to terrific starts this year for San Diego State. Smith is leading the Aztecs in rbi with 13, hits with 27, doubles with 6, total bases with 33 and walks with 13. Cederoth has a 3.34 era and is 2-0, making 4 starts.
CONGRATULATIONS TO DANNY HALL - 1000TH WIN - A big congratulations goes out to Georgia Tech Head Coach and Gatemen friend Danny Hall who notched his 1000th win on March 16th in a win over Virginia Tech. Coach Hall will send 3 more of his players to Spillane Field this summer - continuing a long tradition of Tech players spending their summer in Wareham.
LEFTY TO KEEP AN EYE ON - Will Kendall from Auburn will be one of only two left-handed pitchers so far on the Gatemen roster this summer. The sophomore has been a nice surprise for the Tigers in the tough SEC so far; with a 1.63 era and a 3-0 record.
KYLE SCHWARBER BIG 10 FRESHMAN OF WEEK - Gatemen OF Kyle Schwarber (Indiana) was named the Big Ten's Freshman of the Week on March 5th. He is tied for 2nd in the nation with 4 triples. See full story
Gatemen Notebook February 18, 2012
PRESEASON GAME SCHEDULED - For the 2nd consecutive season, the Wareham Gatemen will welcome the Newport Gulls from the New England Collegiate Baseball League to Spillane Field for a preseason game. The Gatemen and Gulls will play on Tuesday, June 12th at 7:00pm.
2012 CCBL ALL-STAR GAME TO BE PLAYED IN HARWICH - After a couple of years of playing the annual CCBL All-Star game at Fenway Park, the signature event of the summer returns to Cape Cod as the East All-Stars and West All-Stars will face off at Whitehouse Field in Harwich on Saturday, July 28th. See full story
DAVID SCHUKNECHT NOT COMING TO WAREHAM - Catcher David Schuknecht from the University of Arizona has been released from the roster and will not be coming to Cape Cod due to an injury.
FRANK FINN CCBL INVITATION-ONLY TRYOUT JUNE 2ND - The annual Fran Finn CCBL Invitation-Only tryout will return once again to Spillane Field. The tryouts will be held on June 2nd. More information to follow.
COLLEGE BASEBALL SEASON IS UNDERWAY - The college baseball season kicked off yesterday (February 17th) so it is time to start following the Gatemen roster players in anticipation of the upcoming season. Opening weekend highlights include the Big East/Big Ten Challenge, Georgia Tech facing Kent State and the Wright State Invitational in Cary, North Carolina at the USA Training Center. Follow all the action on one of our favorite sites...www.D1baseball.com
SOME OPENING DAY HIGHLIGHTS FOR GATEMEN PLAYERS - TY Ross (LSU) - 2 for 3, 1 rbi and Johnny Field (Arizona) 4 for 4, 1 rbi, triple
INTERNET BROADCAST TEAM ANNOUCNED - We previously announced that Ben Fontanna from Syracuse University will be doing play by play for the Gatemen this summer. He will be joined by fellow classmate Jarrad Saffren, also from Syracuse this summer. They will team up, along with WCTV to bring you all 44 games this summer.
Gatemen Notebook January 8, 2012
COLLEGE BASEBALL RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER - Believe it or not, college baseball is gearing up to begin the 2012 season as most teams will hit the field on February 17th. The University of Florida has been named the top team in the preseason rankings released by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
TOP RANKED RECRUITING CLASSES REPRESENTED ON GATEMEN ROSTER - The 2012 Wareham Gatemen roster includes many incoming freshman that are part of the some of the top ranked recruiting classes in the nation as judged by Baseball America. Louisiville's 12th ranked class includes two highly regarded pitchers; both coming to Wareham - LHP Adam Schemenauer & RHP Jared Ruxer. The 18th ranked Arizona Wildcat's class includes incoming Gatemen catcher David Schuknecht and the strong recruting class for San Diego State, ranked 25th, includes top recurit, RHP Michael Cederoth. Of note - Cederoth was the 41st player drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks and former Gatemen All-Star Tyler Bream was the 42nd player for Arizona in last spring's MLB draft.
GATEMEN ADD BROADCASTER FOR 2012 SEASON - The Wareham Gatemen organization is pleased to announce that Ben Fontana will be joining the Gatemen Broadcast Team this summer. Ben continues a long tradition of Syracuse University broadcast journalism interns that will spend the summer in the John Wylde Pressbox. He follows Alex Perlman, Eric Silverman and Bill Spaulding. The rest of the broadcast team will be announced soon.
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER PRESEASON ALL AMERICANS - The 2012 preseason all-american team includes William Carmona (Stony Brook) on the 1st team and Justin Amlung (Louisville) who was named to the 3rd team.
NCBWA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS INCLUDE FORMER GATEMEN - Former Gatemen LJ Mazzilli (UCONN) was named to the National Baseball Writers Association's first team and Justin Amlung (Louisville) is on the 3rd team.
HOT STOVE EVENT IN HYANNIS - The Hyannis Mets are hosting a "Hot Stove Event" on January 21st to support field improvements at McKeon Park. Click here for details
BELATED CONGRATULATION TO WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS - Congratulations to former Gatemen Lance Berkman (Rice) and Ryan Theriot (LSU) on winning the 2011 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Gatemen Notebook December 10, 2011
SPILLANE FIELD TURF RENOVATION PROJECT After an infield renovation project that has the Spillane Field diamond looking terrific, the Gatemen orginization has installed most of the outfield turf after a long football season resulted in a lot of wear and tear. Click over to our home page and check out some pictures.
NICK SWISHER FIELD AT OHIO STATE DEDICATED - Former Gatemen and current New York Yankee Nick Swisher donated $500,000 to help lead a renovation of Bill Davis Stadium at Ohio State that included the installation of field turf. OSU renamed the stadium "Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium". See story
LEGENDARY COACH RON POLK ON BOARD - The "father of SEC baseball" and College Baseball Hall of Famer Ron Polk will join Cooper Farris' coaching staff this summer. Polk is the all-time wins leader in the SEC and 8th all-time in college baseball. More to follow on gatemen.org to come.
2012 ROSTER POSTED - We posted our initial 2012 roster on our roster page. There are still some names to add as the full roster takes shape so continue to check back for updates.
SCHEDULE TO BE RELEASED SOON - The 2012 CCBL schedule will be released soon and it is looking like June 14th will be opening day. The schedule will be posted as soon as it is available.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CAPE FOOTBALL TEAMS - The Massachusetts High School football championships were played last weekend and Cape Cod had unprecedented success as 4 Cape schools captured Super Bowl titles including Bourne, Mashpee, Dennis-Yarmouth and Nantucket. Congratulations to all of the Champs!!
NO GAMES WILL START AT 5:00PM on SUNDAYS - All Gatemen Sunday home games this season will start at 7:00pm rather than the normal 5:00pm.
GATEMEN CONTINUE LOCAL CONNECTION - Following a recent trend, the Gatemen have signed two more local players. Tyler Horan, from Middleboro, MA and Virginia Tech will play SS for the Gatemen this summer and catcher Matthew Walsh, from Plymouth, MA will come to the Cape after concluding his season at Franklin Pierce.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE WAREHAM GATEMEN - Happy Holidays to all our fans, players, parents, organizational members, sponsors and all Cape League supporters. If you need any last minutes gifts, the Gatemen online store has some great items.
Gatemen vs. Commodores Western Division Finals Notebook - PLAYOFF EDITION (Updated August 9th, 2011)
2011 CCBL PLAYOFFS - WESTERN DIVISION FINALS BEST-OF-3 SERIES WAREHAM VS. FALMOUTH
(Falmouth leads series 1-0)
30 MINUTE LIGHTNING DELAY - As if the 2011 CCBL playoffs were not already affected by mother nature, game 1 was delayed in the 5th inning by a 30 minute lightning delay.
JOHN ANDREOLI SIGNS WITH CUBS - John Andreoli (UCONN) will not be able to finish the playoff run with the Gatemen as he signed a professional contract with the Chicago Cubs who drafted him in June. His signing left the Gatemen with only 1 bench player in game 1.
17 CONSECUTIVE INNINGS THROW BY STARTING PITCHERS - Before Konner Wade (Arizona) entered the game in the 9th inning of game 1, Brent Suter (Harvard) and Jake Boyd (Stetson) combined to pitch 17 consecutive innings by the Gatemen starting pitchers.
HARWICH ADVANCES TO FINALS - With their game 2 win over Yarmouth-Dennis, the Harwich Mariners advanced to the CCBL Finals and will await the winner of the Falmouth/Wareham series.
NEW GATEMEN OUTFIELD - With Brandon Thomas (Georgia Tech), CT Bradford (Mississippi State) and John Andreoli (UCONN) all leaving in recent days, Daniel Palka (Georgia Tech) started in LF for the first time all season and Johnny Field (Arizona) started in CF for the first time.
JAKE BOYD POST GAME INTERNEWL - Click here to watch post game interview with game 1 starting pitcher Jake Boyd.
LUKE FARRELL GAME 2 STARTER - The Gatemen will send RHP Luke Farrell (Northwestern) to the mound in game 2.
SERIES PREVIEW/GAME 1
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE - Not too many were thinking that the Gatemen would have hold field advantage throughout the Western Divison Playoffs 2 weeks ago when Wareham was coming off their 5th straight loss. Now, thanks to 1st round upset of #1 seed Hyannis by Falmouth, the Gatemen will once again have home field advantage in the West Finals; hosting game 1 on Wednesday night at Spillane Field.
GATEMEN HISTORY IN DIVISION FINALS - Since 1976, the Gatemen have made 22 appearances in the division finals and have a 10-12 recordl; advancing to the finals 10 times in that span and winning 6 CCBL Championships. At one point, the Gatemen made the playoffs 12 consective years - a Cape League record - from 1991-2002.
WAREHAM-FALMOUTH PLAYOFF HISTORY - The Wareham Gatemen have faced the Falmouth Commodores only twice in the CCBL Playoffs since 1963. Wareham won the 1994 West Division Finals over Falmouth 2-0 and the Commodores returned the favor on 1996; winning a 2-0 series over the Gatemen.
WHAT IS ON THE LINE? - The Wareham Gatemen will be looking to advance to their first CCBL Championship Finals since 2006 when they lost a best of 2 series to YD 2-1. The Gatemen last won the CCBL championship in 2002. Falmouth last made the finals in 2007; also losing to Yarmouth-Dennis. The Commodores' last championship was in 1980 in a win over the Chatham A's.
GATEMEN/FALMOUTH SPLIT SEASON SERIES - Falmouth & Wareham split the 2011 season series 3-3. Since 1981, the Gatemen are 99-66-2 in the regular season vs. Falmouth.
COMMODORES ALL-STARS - CCBL All-Star Jeremy Balz (St. John's) leads the Falmouth offense; hitting .321 with 23 rbi on the season; among the league leaders in both categories. He also hit 2 homers and his 45 hits were 5th in the league. The other Falmouth All-Star was reliever John Simms (Rice) who leads the Commodores with 8 saves - 2 of them against the Gatemen.
BARRETT BARNES HOT IN PLAYOFFS - Commodore OF Barrett Barnes (Texas Tech) had a terrific series vs. Hyannis. Barnes was 5 for 10 with 3 doubles and 2 rbi.
GATEMEN ROSTER MOVES - Two Gatemen outfielders have gone home to nurse injuries as Brandon Thomas (Georgia Tech) and CT Bradford (Mississippi State) have both left the Cape and will not be available for the rest of the 2011 CCBL playoffs.
Gatemen vs. Braves First Round Playoff Series Notebook - PLAYOFF EDITION (Updated August 7th, 2011)
2011 CCBL PLAYOFFS - WESTERN DIVISION FIRST ROUND BEST-OF-3 SERIES WAREHAM VS. BOURNE (Wareham wins series 2-0)
SUTER COMPLETE GAME - Not since a memorable 5-0, 4-hit, complete game shutout of Cotuit in 2006 by Riley Boening (Texas). (The famous "light-outage game"), had a complete game been pitched by a Gatemen. A left-hander, like Boening, Suter turned in one of the best pitching performance of the 2011 CCBL Playoffs. (Mark Appel from Stanford had 10 strikeouts in 8 shutout innings for YD against Orleans in game 1 of that series.)
BRENT SUTER POST-GAME INTERVIEW - To watch the post game interview with Brent Suter, click here. Check out a number of other Wareham Broadcast team features as well.
LJ MAZZILLI COMES THRU AGAIN IN PLAYOFFS VS. BOURNE - Gatemen SS LJ Mazzilli (UCONN) hit a 3-run homer and had 4 rbi in the series finale vs the Braves. This was familiar territory for LJ as he delivered the walk-off hit in the 2010 series clincher vs. Bourne in 2010. The homerun was the first playoff homer for the Gatemen since Tyler Bream (Liberty) hit a homer in game 2 of last year's Western Division final vs. Cotuit.
ANDREOLI STREAK BROKEN - Gatemen All-Star OF John Andreoli (UCONN) broke an 0 for 30 streak with a single in the first inning of game 2. He also delivered an rbi groundout in the 5-run 4th inning.
WESTERN DIVISION FINALS OPPONENT/SCHEDULE - The Wareham Gatemen will have a day off on Sunday; awaiting the winner of game 3 between Hyannis & Falmouth. If Hyannis wins, the Gatemen will head to McKeon Park on Monday for game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. A Falmouth win would earn the Commodores a trip to Spillane Field on Monday for a 7:00pm game. To watch tonight's game, tune into the Hyannis Mets broadcast.
CHECKING IN ON THE EAST DIVISION - The YD Red Sox won a dramatic, come from behind game last night in the their final at bat 11-10 to sweep the #1 seed Orleans Firebirds from the playoffs. The Harwich Mariners defeated the Brewster Whitecaps 8-2 last night to force a 3rd and deciding game that will be played at Whitehouse Field tonight in Harwich at 7:00pm.
GATEMEN RECORD VS REMAINING PLAYOFF TEAMS - In the 2011 regular season, the Gatemen were 3-3 vs. Falmouth, 0-6 vs Hyannis, 2-2 vs Yarmouth-Dennis, 0-4 vs Harwich and 3-1 vs the Brewster Whitecaps. The Gatemen finished a combined 6-2 vs the Bourne Braves; including the last 4 games of their current 7 game winning streak. Has a team in the modern era of the CCBL ever played and defeated the same team 4 times in a row??
PLAYOFF LEADERS - Daniel Palks (Georgia Tech) has picked up where he left off in the regular season and is 2nd in the CCBL playoffs with a .571 average. Johnny Field (Arizona) is 7th at .444. LJ Mazzilli (UCONN) leads the playoffs with 6 rbi and Palks leads the playoffs with 4 runs scored.
STREAKING GATEMEN - The Wareham Gatemen have now won 6 straight games after their game 1 opening series win over Bourne and that is a season high. Wareham has won 3 straight over the Braves after taking the final 2 regular season games.
RYAN EADES WILL NOT PITCH IN PLAYOFFS - Bourne Braves ace and CCBL All-Star Ryan Eades (LSU) has left the Cape and will not be pitching in the CCBl 2011 post-season.
BARRET ASTIN WILL NOT PITCH IN PLAYOFFS - Gatemen pitcher Barrett Astin (Arkansa), like Eades, has reached his innings limit and will not participate in the playoffs.
"RUBBER-ARM" DANIEL FEEHAN - Gatemen reliever Daniel Feehan (UCONN) made the 2nd most regular season apperances this season with 22. He pitched in exactly half of all Wareham games. Feehan not only sang the national anthem before tonight's game but he also pitched a scoreless 7th inning an picked up the win in game 1.
SEASON ENDING TRADITIONAL GATEMEN CLAMBAKE- Check out the piece on our Youtube Channel covering the team dinner at Tihonet Village. Click here
GAME 1 STARTING PITCHER - LHP Josh Turley (Baylor) will start game 1 on Friday night for the Gatemen. Josh finished tied for the CCBL lead in wins with 4 and finished the regular season with a 4-2 record, a 2.78 era and struck out 27 in 35.2 innings.
SEASON SERIES - The Gatemen won the season series with the Braves 4-2. Wareham is 70-49-6 all-time vs Bourne in the regular season.
GATEMEN/BRAVES PLAYOFF HEAD-TO-HEAD PLAYOFF HISTORY - The Wareham Gatemen & Bourne Braves have met 4 times since Bourne joined the CCBL in 1988. Wareham has won each series - 1997, 1998, 2001, 2010
BOURNE MVP CANDIDATE - Braves OF Travis Jankowski (Stony Brook) is a CCBL MVP candidate - he hit .329 with 22 rbi and 57 hits. He was 6 for 20 this season against Wareham.
KONNER WADE PICKS UP 12TH SAVE - Gatemen closer Konner Wade (Arizona) enters the playoffs finishing 2nd on Wareham's all-time single season list for saves in a season with 12. That total is good for 6th all-time in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Former Gatemen Clint Chrysler holds the Wareham record with 13 and the CCBL All-Time record holder for a single season is Ryan Speier for Bourne in 2001 with 16.
LIGHTS STILL OUT AT DORAN PARK - The lights at Doran Park in Bourne were struck and damaged by lightning a couple of weeks ago. As a result, game 2 at Bourne on Saturday will be at 4:00pm.
GATEMEN OFFENSIVE LEADERS - One of the hottest hitters in the league, Gatemen Daniel Palks (Georgia Tech) finished 7th in the CCBL with a .327 average. He enters the playoffs on a 5 game hitting streak and is 8 for 18 over that stretch. CCBL All-Star Max Muncy (Baylor) finished the season time for 3rd in the CCBL in rbi a year after finishing tied for 2nd.
SUMMER COLLEGIATE TEAM RANKINGS - PGCrosschecker/PerfectGameUSA's latest national summer team rankings include both Bourne (#20) and Wareham (#31). Hyannis is #2 behind the Edenton (NC) Steamers of the Coastal Plains League. See full list
LJ MAZZILLI WALK OFF KNOCKED BRAVES OUT IN 2010 - LJ Mazzilli's (UCONN) walk off hit won the first round series over the Braves last year in game 2. Click here to see the walk-off
WAREHAM GATEMEN YOUTUBE CHANNEL- Catch the latest Wareham TV Youtube videos put together by Gatemen broadcaster Lisa Pride. Click here
Gatemen Notebook July 31, 2011
KONNER WADE MOVING UP SAVES RECORD LIST - With his performance against Falmouth on Sunday, Konner Wade (Arizona) picked up his 10th save which is the 5th best for any single season by a Gatemen pitcher. He is tied with former Gatemen and Cleveland Indian pitcher Justin Masterson and is 3 behind all-time leader Clint Chrysler who set the mark with 13 in 1996.
JUSTIN AMLUNG SIGNS WITH REDS - Shortly after being named a CCBL All-Star, Justin Amlung (Louisville) left the Cape after signing a professional contract with the Cincinnati Reds who drafted him in the June MLB first year player draft.
FINAL ROSTER MOVE OF SEASON - The Gatemen signed RHP Jake Boyd from Stetson University. He will get the start on Monday at Bourne.
PLAYOFF FORMAT REMINDER - The top 4 teams in each division qualify for the CCBL playoffs. The 1st place and 4th place teams and 2nd place and 3rd place teams face off in best of 3, first round series followed by the division finals that are also best of 3. The division playoff winners then face off in a best of 3 CCBL Championship Round.
MAX MUNCY PRODUCTIVE 2 YEARS IN WAREHAM - With 3 games left, Max Muncy (Baylor) has 21 runs batted in and is tied for 4th in the league. His two year rbi total is 46.
THANK YOU WALLY THE GREEN MONSTER - The Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster made an appearnace on our final autograph night at Spillane Field on Sunday night.
MORE PICTURES TO BE POSTED SOON - We do have more pictures to post to pur photos page that will be completed shortly; including our July 4th game in Bourne, the All-Star Game at Fenway and many other games.
JOSH HURLEY WINS LEADER IN LEAGUE - Josh Hurley's (Baylor) 4th win of the season last night in Chatham put him tied for the league. Only 4 other pitchers in the league through game #41 have reached that number.
HOMERUN SHORTAGE IN WAREHAM IN 2011 - The Gatemen have hit only 6 homeruns so far this season - last in the league. The CCBL leader is Orleans and Chatham; both who have 23.
PLAYOFF UPDATE - GATEMEN/BRAVES TO FACE OFF AGAIN - The Gatemen will face the Bourne Braves in a home and home regular season finale for both teams. Wareham can finish tied for 2nd place in the division with the Braves if they win both regular season games on Monday and Wedneday vs Bourne. If that happens, the Gatemen will win home field advantage based on what would be a head-to-head tie-breaker. If Bourne wins or ties just one of those games, the Braves would get home field in the first round against the Gatemen.
Gatemen Notebook July 18, 2011
CARLETON BEANE RETURNING TO JOHN WYLDE PRESSBOX - Fenway Park public address announcer Carle Beane is quickly becoming a friend to the Gatemen. He will return for the 4th time this season on Wednesday to serve as PA announcer at Spillane Field on Wednesday when the Gatemen welcome the Chatham Anglers for a 7:00pm game.
CCBL ALL STAR GAME REMINDER - The annual CCBL All-Star game is next Friday, July 29th at Fenway Park in Boston. Tickets are only $10.00 in advance and can be purchased on the Red Sox website or right at Spillane Field. Look for the All-Star rosters to be announced soon.
COTUIT'S VICTOR ROACHE LOOKING FOR TRIPLE CROWN - Keep an eye on Cotuit slugger Victor Roache (Georgia Southern). His .383 batting average and 25 RBI lead the league and he is only 1 homerun shy of the lead in that category. He touched up the Gatemen last night for 3 hits and an rbi.
JOSH TURLEY NAMED CCBL PITCHER OF THE WEEK - Josh Turley (Baylor) was named the CCBL's Pitcher of the Week. (see story). He is the 4th Gatemen pitcher in 2 years to be so honored joining Luke Farrell (Northwestern) for this year's team and Max Perlman (Harvard) and Joseph Flynn (Franklin Pierce) from the 2010 season.
MAX MUNCY HITTING STREAK SNAPPED - Max Muncy (Baylor) had his 14 game hitting streak snapped last week but he continues to be a force in the Gatemen lineup. He hit a walk-off, game winning 3 run homer vs Chatham last week and is hitting .290 with 17 rbi and 31 hits; leading the Gatemen in all categories. His 17 rbi are good for 6th in the CCBL.
MAKE-UP GAME IN FALMOUTH - Wareham will play the Falmouth Commodores in Falmouth on Monday night at 7:00pm to make-up the previously scheduled game that was rained out between the two clubs. The Commodores are only 2 points behind the Gatemen for third place in the West.
Gatemen Notebook July 4, 2011
ROSTER UPDATE - The final Gatemen roster has been turned into CCBL Commissioner Paul Gallup. It does not inlclude Catcher Rober Kral (College of Charleston) who signed a professional contract with the San Diego Padres. Catcher Jon Walsh (Texas) has also been released and will not be coming to the Cape. The roster does inlcude a number of players originally signed as non-roster invitees - Johnny Field (Arizona), Mike Fischer (UCONN) and David Fisher (UCONN)
JACK ARMSTRONG SIGNS WITH YD - Two Year Gatemen RHP and former CCBL All-Star Jack Armstrong (Vanderbilt) was released as a non-roster invitee by the Gatemen and signed as a full time roster player with the YD Red Sox. Jack is one of three 2010 Gatemen to play for other teams this summer. Keith Bilodeau (Maine) is pitching for Chatham and Jake Davies (Georgia Tech) is in Harwich. Armstrong is scheduled to start today vs. Hyannis.
LJ MAZZILLI RETURNS TO WAREHAM After a week long stint on the College National Team, LJ Mazzilli (UCONN) has returned to the Gatemen.
GATEMEN HAVE FOUND THEIR CLOSER - Konner Wade (Arizona) has emerged as the anchor in the Gatemen bullpen. His 5 saves through yesterday's win vs. Bourne is tied for the CCBL lead and is 1 more save than any one Gatemen pitcher had in 2010. (Ken Ferrer - Elon & Keith Bilodeau - Maine each had 4)
LANCE BERKMAN NAMED MLB ALL-STAR - St. Louis Cardinal and former Wareham Gatemen Lance Berkman has been named a starter for the National League in the MLB All-Star game.
JOHN ANDREOLI ON A TEAR - Gatemen OF John Andreoli (UCONN) is in the midst of an amazing stretch of games. He is 12 for 19 in his last 5 games; including a 4 hit game vs. Hyannis on Friday night. John has hit safely in all but 2 of his 10 games and he also has 4 stolen bases. His batting average has raised to .457 but his total at bats do not yet qualify to be considered among the league leaders.
WESTERN DIVISION RACE - The CCBL Western Division has been a tight race; especially for 2nd place over the past week. Entering Friday night's games, there was a 3-way tie for 2nd place in the 5 team division between Wareham, Bourne and Falmouth. All three teams lost on Friday but Gatemen and Falmouth wins on Saturday separated them from Bourne by only 2 points and both teams trail Hyannis by 6 points entering the July 4th set of games.
CORRECT TIME FOR JULY 4TH GAME AT DORAN PARK - First pitch for the Annual July 4th game in Bourne is 4:00pm and not 2:00pm as printed and distributed on some schedules. The game is being played at Doran Park; which is on the campus of the Upper Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technical High School just over the Bourne Bridge.
Gatemen Notebook June 26, 2011
GATEMEN YOUTUBE CHANNEL - The Gatemen have launched a brand new Youtube Channel called "Wareham Gatemen TV". You will see many features such as player interviews and a tour of some of the league's ballparks. Be sure to take a look. Youtube Wareham Gatemen Channel
LJ MAZZILLI SELECTED FOR NATIONAL TEAM - Gatemen infielder LJ Mazzilli (UCONN) has been selected to join the National Collegiate Team. LJ had a terrific first game in USA's 7-0 win by going 2 for 3 with a double and RBI and 2 stolen bases. USA Collegiate Nat'l Team Home Page
ONLY 1 HOMERUN THROUGH 13 GAMES - The Gatemen are one of three teams (Bourne & Falmouth) to have only 1 homer through the first 13 games of the season. William Carmona (Stony Brook) homered in the opening game but Wareham is in a 12 game homerless drought.
THANK YOU GATEMEN FANS - Through 6 home games, the Gatemen are 2nd in the league in attendance only behind Orleans. A big thank you to all of our fans!!
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES UPDATE - Now that Texas has been eliminated in the CWS, the final two Gatemen roster players should be arriving on the Cape - Catcher Jon Walsh and RHP Josh Urban.
GATEMEN/WHITECAPS GAME ON WEEI RADIO - The Wareham - Brewster game on Sunday afternoon will be the Cape Cod Baseball League Game of the Week and can be heard on WEEI, 96.3 on Cape Cod. Of course, you can also hear our own Gatemen Broadcast Team via UStream by logging onto our Pressbox Page
Gatemen Notebook June 20, 2011
HOW 2011 GATEMEN COMPARE AFTER 1ST 10 GAMES - After 10 games, the Gatemen stand at 5-5 and are in 2nd place in the Western Division behind 1st place Hyannis. Wareham's 5-5 start is one of the better starts when looking at the previous 3 seasons. In 2008 at this time, the Gatemen were 2-8, in 2009 they started 5-4-1 and last season Wareham was 3-7 after 10 games.
GATEMEN AMONG LEAGUE LEADERS - Many Gatemen pitchers and positional players are among the CCBL leaders in a number of categories. Here is a quick look after 10 games early in the 2011 season:
GATEMEN TEAM HITTING/PITCHING - Through 10 games, the Gatemen are 4th in the CCBL with a .257 batting average and 8th in pitching with a 3.31 earned run average.
ROSTER UPDATE - Ryan Delgado (Wentworth) and Joseph Charest (Fordham) have been released from the Wareham roster. Both were non-roster invitees. Jake Berry (Marist) was also released by signed with the Chatham Anglers the very same day.
BILODEAU/DAVIES SHOW UP ON CCBL ROSTERS - 2009/2010 Gatemen RHP Keith Bilodeau (Maine) has signed on with the Chatham Anglers and pitched a terrific opening game as a starter. 2010 Gatemen LHP/INF Jake Davies, who participated in the 2010 CCBL All-Star Game Homerun Contest at Fenway Park last year, singed today as a non-roster invitee with the Harwich Mariners.
ADAM LIND SWING A HOT BAT FOR BLUE JAYS - Former Gatemen Adam Lind is one of the hottest hitters in MLB; hitting .331, 15 homers and 48 RBI. He recently completed a stretch where he hit homers in 4 straight games; including a walk-off homer and a grand slam.
KANDI FARRIS GATEMENT BLOG - Follow Kandi Farris' "GATEMEN - The Bleacher Blog" on Wareham Week; where she is frequently posting updates as she follows the Gatemen season all summer long.
THANK YOU TO OUR "PINCH HITTER" IN THE BROADCAST BOOTH - A big thank you to a familiar voice for those who tune into our live broadcasts. Chris Aliano, a 2010 Gatemen play by play broadcaster, recently filled in for a recent game in Orleans and will be filling in from time to time for the rest of the season.
TEAM USA COLLEGIATE TEAM ROSTER NEARLY COMPLETE - Team USA has recently released a good part of their roster and expect to name a few more players before the end of the college world series. See the curent roster
Gatemen Notebook June 12, 2011
RAINED OUT IN NEW BEDFORD AGAIN - For three years straight and ever since the City of New Bedford landed an NECBL franchise, the Gatemen and the Bay Sox have scheduled a preseason game to be played in New Bedford. For the third straight year, that game was rained out. This time, however, the game actually started -- but only ONE pitch was thrown before thunderstorms moved into the area.
ROSTER INCLUDES A NUMBER OF NEW FACES - As the Gatemen roster players continue to arrive from the NCAA regionals and super-regionals, a number of non-roster invitees are getting significant playing time. Among those players are Ryan Delgado - a Wareham, MA native who plays for Wentworth. See full roster
20 GATEMEN SELECTED IN MLB 2011 DRAFT - 20 former and current Gatemen were selected last week in the 2011 MLB Player Draft; including 3 in the first round. See complete list here.
BRAND NEW CCBL WEBSITE - The Cape Cod Baseball League's website has been redesigned and was launched in time for opening day. Check it out
GATEMEN PREVIEW ON RIGHT FIELD FOG - One of our favorite CCBL blogs and websites is Right Field Fog and they have posted their 2011 Wareham Gatemen preview as well as one for the other 9 teams in the league. Here is the link
CARMONA OFF TO HIT START - It has only been two games, but Gatemen 3B William Carmona from Stony Brook is certainly making a terrific first impression. In his first at bat in a Gatemen uniform on opening day, Carmona hit a homerun on his way to a 3 for 5 night. In Chatham the very next night, he went 2 for 5 with 2 rbi and stolen base. He is at or near the top of the league in batting avg, homeruns and rbi.
SPOTTED IN THE CROWD - Two year Gatemen pitcher Keith BIlodeau from the University of Maine and from Bourne, MA was in Wareham for opening night; rooting on his former Gatemen teammates that include his Maine teammate Steve Perakslis. Bilodeau was drafted in the MLB Draft this past week.
PICTURES HAVE BEEN POSTED TO WEBSITE - Thanks to our Official Photographer - Andrew Griffith, pictures from our 2011 Season Kick-Off Dinner at Bay Pointe CC, the preseason game vs. Newport and opening night vs. Hyannis have been posted to our website. Click here
Gatemen Notebook May 30, 2011
CCBL INVITATION ONLY TRYOUT TODAY (MAY 30TH) IN WAREHAM - The Frank Finn CCBL Invitation-Only Tryout is today at Spillane Field in Wareham. For more information, click here.
GATEMEN HONORED WITH POST SEASON AWARDS: - A number of incoming Gatemen were honored for outstanding college baseball seasons.
COACHES/PLAYERS BEGIN TO ARRIVE THIS WEEKEND - Coaches and players will begin trickling into Wareham this week to begin the job of preparing for the 2011 season. Coach Farris will put his players on the field for the first time against the Newport Gulls from the NECBL in a preseason game on June 7th at 7:00pm at Spillane Field. The Gatemen will also play New Bedford from the NECBL on June 9th at NB High School at 6:30.
LIVE BROADCAST FOR PRESEASON GAME - We plan to broadcast the June 7th preseason game vs. Newport live from Spillane Field so be sure to visit www.gatemen.org and click over to our pressbox page to check out the action. We will NOT be broadcasting the June 9th game in New Bedford.
ROSTER UPDATES - Catcher Josh Ludy (Baylor) and pitchers Josh Richardson and Daniel Pondeceleon have been released and will not be coming to Wareham this summer. See our updated roster.
MLB DEBUTS FOR FORMER GATEMENT PITCHERS - Former Gatemen pitchers Andy Oliver (Oklahoma State - 2007) and Bruce Billings (San Diego State - 2005) made the their MLB debuts this past week for Detroit and Colorado respectively this week. For an updated list of all Gatemen Alumni and current Gatemen in MLB, goto out Alumni Page.
YOUTH CLINIC REGISTRATIONS OPEN - Be sure to sign up for our youth clinics that are held by Gatemen coaches and players throughout the summer. Become a part of this terrific CCBL tradition!
GATEMEN STARS TAKE TOP BIG EAST HONORS - Former Gatemen OF George Springer (UCONN) was named the Big East's Player of the Year and Matt Barnes (UCONN) was named the Big East's Pitcher of the Year.
Gatemen Notebook May 15, 2011
PRESEASON GAMES ON TAP - In less then 4 weeks, the Gatemen will take the field for the first time in 2011 when they take on the Newport Gulls from the New England Collegiate Baseball League on June 7th at Spillane Field - first pitch schedule for 7:00pm. On June 9th, the Gatemen will visit the New Bedford Bay Sox at 6:30. Read full story
DANIEL PALKA LEADING GEORGIA TECH OFFENSE - Incoming Gatemen first baseman and Georgia Tech freshman Daniel Palka is having a terrific offensive season; leading the Yellow Jackets with 9 homers, he's 2nd on the team with 44 rbi, leads the team with 14 doubles and also leads the team with 106 total bases. His batting average is at .309 through 51 games.
REFSNYDER A TOP WILDCAT - Like his Gatemen teammate at Georgia Tech, Robert Refsnyder is leading the charge at Arizona. He is hitting .346 and his leading the Wildcats in homers with 6 and rbi with 47. His 103 total bases also lead the U of A.
CHECK OUT THE NEW YARMOUTH-DENNIS WEBSITE - Check out the newly designed YD Red Sox website - looking great!
JEFF REYNOLDS NAMED TO ALL-IVY LEAGUE TEAM - Incoming Gatemen player Jeff Reynolds from Harvard has been named to the 1st team All-Ivy League team. He joins former Gatemen and 2010 CCBL All-Star Max Perlman as the two players from the Crimson to be honored.
GET YOUR USTREAMTV APP - Be sure to load the free UStreamTV app for your Iphone, Android or Windows phone so you can catch the Gatemen games this summer from anywhere! Goto http://www.ustream.tv/everywhere to load it to your phone in time for the season!
FERRELL NAMED BIG 10 PITCHER OF THE WEEK - Incoming Gatemen RHP Luke Ferrell from Northwestern was name the Big 10 Pitcher of the Week for April 25th.
AMLUNG AMONG TOP PITCHERS IN NATION - Recently signed Justin Amlung from Louisville is among the top starting pitchers in the nation and has been recognized as one of the 25 finalist for by the College Baseball Hall of Fame for National Pitcher of the Year. See full list
Gatemen Notebook March 27, 2011
GATEMEN FRIENDS & FAMILY - Consider supporting the Wareham Gatemen by becoming a member of our "Friends & Family" program. Former players, parents, members of the community, fans and anyone can participate. For more information, click here.
2011 ROSTER UPDATE - The Wareham Gatemen have added a new and familiar face to the roster. Justin Amlung, a right-handed pitcher from Louisville has been added to the main roster and Jack Armstrong, a 2 year Gatemen pitcher and CCBL All-Star in 2009, has been added as a non-roster invitee. See our entire roster
GATEMEN HOMERUN LEADERS - These are the Gatemen homerun leaders thus far in the current college baseball season. As reflected in these totals, homerun totals across college baseball are down dramatically this season; most likely due to the use of a new "less-lively" aluminum bat across the country. In the SEC along, the homerun totals are less then half of what they were at this time last season.
MARK PAYTON STEALS HOME IN 15TH INNING - Incoming Gatemen outfielder Mark Payton (Texas) stole home plate in the 15th inning to score the only run in the Longhorn's 1-0 win over Oklahoma State on Friday. This compares to another Gatemen who produced his own game-ending excitement as Max Muncy hit a walk-off, grandslam on March 6th at Houston's Minute Maid Park to lift his Baylor team to a 12-8 victory over Rice.
BARNES NAMED ECAS PITCHER OF THE WEEK (MARCH 6TH) - Former Gatemen and Team USA RHP Matt Barnes (UCONN) was named ECAC pitcher of the week on March 6th.
GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD WATCH LIST - USA Baseball honors the best player in CBB each season with the Golden Spikes award. The Gatemen players that have been named to the award's "watch list" include Jed Bradley (Georgia Tech), Matt Barnes (UCONN), Alex Dickerson (Indiana) and Cole Green (Texas).
GATEMEN ROSTER PREVIEW - Ashley Crosby's blog "High Heels at Home Plate" features a preview of the 2011 Gatemen roster. See here
Gatemen Notebook February 27, 2011
CCBL TRYOUT DATE - Since the original announcement, the date for the Frank Finn CCBL Invitation-Only Tryout has been moved to Monday, May 30th, 2011 at Spillane Field.
ROSTER ADDITION - The Wareham Gatemen have added RHP Barrett Astin, a freshman from the University of Arkansas, to the 2011 roster.
EARLY CBB SEASON TOP PERFORMERS - The 2011 College Baseball season is well underway and we'll keep track of the incoming Gatemen from time to time right here at www.gatemen.org. A few of the early season standout performances thus far: (follow all of the stats by clicking on the player's name from our roster page)
CHATHAM "FOG" STORY - From time to time, you'll see that we have noted "fog out" on our schedule/results page. Games cancelled or delayed in Chatham are fairly common each summer. Check out this terrific story about Andrew Miller, LHP pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and former North Carolina Tar Heel and Chatham Angler. (A's at the time). Read full story
BASEBALL AMERICA TOP 25 - As of this weekend, the top 5 teams as ranked by Baseball American are: 1. Florida 2. UCLA, 3. Vanderbilt 4. TCU 5. Oklahoma See entire rankings
CBB/CAPE LEAGUE COVERAGE - Our friends at www.codball.com and www.righfieldfog.com have kicked up their coverage now that college baseball is in action so please check out those sites to keep up on college baseball with an eye towars the CCBL. One of our favorite sites to keep up with live CBB games scores and box scores is www.D1baseball.com.
Gatemen Notebook January 16, 2011
2011 GATEMEN ROSTER UPDATES - Our 2011 roster has been updated to include players that have recently completed their paperwork. The updates include new and returning players. Check out the entire updated roster here.
TEAM PHOTOGRAPHER WANTED - The Wareham Gatemen are looking for a team photographer for the upcoming season. Our team photographer attends and shoots team events and has on field access to photograph game action both home and away. If interested in this opportunity, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESEASON COLLEGE BASEBALL RANKINGS - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has released their 2011 College Baseball Rankings with TCU, coming off a College World Series appearance, holding down the #1 spot in the poll. Rounding out the top 5 are Florida, UCLA, Clemson and Vanderbilt. To see the entire poll, click here. Ranked teams with Gatemen players include #7 Texas, #15 LSU, #16 UCONN, #19 Georgia Tech, #22 Arizona and #39 Baylor.
"RED SHIRT FRIDAYS" TO CONTINUE IN 2011 - To honor the military, the CCBL will once again have "Red Shirt Fridays" during the 2011 season. The home team for all games played on Fridays throughout the summer will where a specially designed red shirt.
CAPE COD MARCH OF DIMES TELETHON - The Cape Cod Baseball League will once again participate in the March of Dimes Telethon that will take place on January 30th. The event will be broadcast live throughout Cape Cod on local cable television.
TOM & SHERI GAY BEING HONORED BY LOWELL SPINNERS - Boston Red Sox affiliate Lowell Spinners will honor Gatemen President & GM Tom Gay and Gatemen VP & Executive Committee member Sheri Gay with the "Greg Montalbano" award at their team dinner on January 19th.
GATEMEN YOUTH CLINICS CONTINUE IN 2011 - We have created a new website to stay informed and to sign-up for our traditional youth clincis. Goto to http://www.gatemenclinic.org/
to sign up for email notifications and to download the sign-up up sheet.
BE OUR 500TH TWITTER FOLLOWER - We are 9 followers away from 500 Twitter followers!! This is a great way to stay updated on the latest Gatemen news, information and other fun stuff. Goto http://twitter.com/#!/WarehamGatemen
Gatemen Notebook December 18, 2010
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER PRESEASON 2011 ALL-AMERICANS ANNOUNCED - Former Gatemen Alex Dickerson (Indiana) and George Springer (UCONN) were named to the 1st team of the Louisville Slugger Preseason All-Americans. Cole Green (Texas) was named to the 2nd team and Matt Barnes (UCONN) and Jed Bradley (Georgia Tech) were named as 3rd team All-Americans. See full list (Courtesy of College Baseball Daily and SECSports.com)
GATEMEN INTERVIEWING FOR 2ND PLAY BY PLAY BROADCASTER - The Wareham Gatemen are actively seeking a 2nd play-by-play internet broadcaster for the 2011 season. If you are a college journalism or broadcast journalism major interested in a terrific summer intern opportunity, please send an email to Scott Eaton at email@example.com
CARLOS PENA TO PLAY FOR CHICAGO CUBS - Former Gatemen and CCBL MVP Carlos Pena signed a free agent contract to play for the Chicago Cubs in 2011.
UCONN SCHEDULE FEATURES MANY LOCAL GAMES - While most incoming roster players will play their college games in areas across the country, the UCONN Huskies; featuring 3 incoming Gatemen players (Lee Mazzilli, John Andreoli and Daniel Feehan) offer the best opportunity to see Gatemen players within driving distance of the Cape. In addition to their home games being played in Storrs, CT, the Huskies will play at Northeastern University in Brookline, MA on March 21st, at Hartford in West Hartford, CT on March 29th, at UMASS on April 6th in Amherst, at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI on April 26th and at Rhode Island on May 16th in Kingston, RI.
CCBL GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD - It appears that a new award will be given out at the end of each season. The Cape Cod Baseball League General Manager of the Year will be honored along with the other annual awards. The Award will be named after longtime Gatemen President and General Manager John Wylde.
WORLD BASEBALL COACHES CONVENTION - The Cape Cod Baseball League will be present at the World Baseball Coaches Convention at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut on January 20-22nd. Click here for more information
2011 CCBL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED - The 2011 Cape Cod Baseball League season schedule was released in early December. The Gatemen will open up the season on June 10th when they welcome the Hyannis HarborHawks to Spillane Field at 7:00pm. Hyannis, along with Cotuit, is also one of the fews teams to have released their roster at this point. See 2011 Hyannis roster. See 2011 Gatemen schedule. See 2011 Gatemen roster. See 2011 Cotuit roster.
Gatemen Notebook November 21, 2010
2011 GATEMEN ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS ANNOUNCED - The 2011 Wareham Gatemen Organization Officers have been elected. Please see our contacts page for information.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKE FONTENOT & BARRY ZITO - Congratulations to former Gatemen Mike Fontenot and Barry Zito for picking up a World Series ring with the San Francisco Giants. Their teammates, National League 2011 Rookie of Year Buster Posey and Tim Lincecum were also Cape Cod Baseball League stars.
TOP 100 COLLEGE BASEBALL PLAYERS - If you haven't checked out College Baseball Daily by Boston area writer Brian Foley, do so! This site is great source of year around, national college baseball news and information. Brian is counting down the top 100 players of the 2011 season so follow along.
TIME CHANGE FOR 2011 PLAYOFFS - The same playoff format adapted in 2010 will return for 2011 but with one change. Games played on non-lighted fields will begin at 4:00pm rather than 3:00pm to allow for more fans to attend the games.
89 DAYS UNTIL COLLEGE BASEBALL KICK-OFF 2011 SEASON - February 18th is the day most of college baseball will open the 2011 season. The opening weekend features some interesting matchups involving teams with Gatemen on their roster...Texas will host Maryland in Austin, LSU will host Wake Forest and then Holy Cross and Libery will take on Mercer.
CCBL SCHEDULE TO BE RELEASED IN EARLY DECEMBER The 2011 CCBL schedule has been put together and is now being reviewed for approval by all 10 organizations. It appears that opening day will be on Friday, June 10th.
PERFECT GAME 2010 CCBL PLAYER RANKING - The 2010 Wareham Gatemen dominated Perfect Game's ranking of the top 100 players in the CCBL. George Springer (UCONN) was named the #1 overall prospect and was also named the player that had the best overall tools. Matt Barnes (UCONN) was ranked #2 on the list, Jed Bradley (Georgia Tech) was 4th, Jack Armstrong (Vanderbilt) was ranked #11, Alex Dickerson (Indiana) was #18 and ranked at the top hitter in the league. Rounding out the Gatemen is CCBL West All-Star MVP Zach Wilson at #32, Tyler Bream (Liberty) is ranked 42nd, Max Muncy (Baylor) was listed at #54, Derek Dennis (Michigan) is at #80 and Josh Urban (Texas) is ranked #96. See full list
Gatemen Notebook October 8, 2010
BASEBALL AMERICA TOP CCBL PROSPECTS - Wareham Gatemen were ranked #2,3,4 on Baseball America's top CCBL Prospects from 2010. George Springer (UCONN) was ranked #2 and was the top ranked positional player in the league. His teammate at UCONN, Matt Barnes was #3 and Jed Bradley (Georgia Tech) was ranked 4th by the publication. West All-Star MVP Zach Wilson (Arizona State) is ranked #15 and Jack Armstrong (Vanderbilt) rounded out the Wareham contigent at #23.
6 FORMER GATEMEN IN MLB PLAYOFFS - Congratulations to former Gatemen Carlos Pena (Tampa Bay), Nick Swisher (New York), Lance Berkman (New York), David Murphy (Texas), Mike Fontenot (San Francisco), Barry Zito (San Francisco). Follow them and other former CCBL stars like Buster Posey, Tim Lincecum and Evan Longoria throughout the MLB playoffs.
WELCOME BILL SPAULDING TO THE GATEMEN PRESSBOX - The Wareham Gatemen are pleased to announced that Syracuse Broadcast intern Bill Spaulding has accepted a position as one of our play by play internet broadcasters for the 2011 season. More about Bill and our 2011 broadcast to follow.
2001 WAREHAM GATEMEN ROSTER TO BE ANNOUNCED - The Gatemen will be releasing their 2011 Cape Cod Baseball League season roster by October 13th/14th.
CONGRATULATIONS GABBY MCWILLIAMS - Gatemen organizational member and Gabby McWilliams; who you may have greeted upon entering Spillane Field, was honored by Wareham Crossing with the "Braveheart Award", given to "every day heros who show courage and compassion". Read full story
WANT TO BE A 2011 WAREHAM GATEMEN INTERN? - If you are interested in becoming an intern for the Wareham Gatemen in the summer of 2011, please contact Linda McKiernan at
Gatemen Notebook August 15, 2010
FINAL OFFENSIVE SEASON LEADERS - The 2010 Wareham Gatemen offense, from a statistical standpoint, was one of the better Gatemen offenses in the past 10 year. As a team, the Gatemen hit .243 which was 2nd in the league, were 2nd in hits and 2nd in homeruns.
Individually, Zach Wilson (Arizona State) finished 7th in the league in batting average, hitting .294 and he finished tied for 3rd with 5 homeruns. Tyler Bream (Liberty) finished tied for the league lead with 26 rbi and Max Muncy (Baylor) finished one back with 25. Jonathan Smith (Tenn-Wesleyan) was the league leader in runs scored.
ALEX DICKERSON HIT STREAK - Even though he left to play for Team USA and played in only 9 game for the Gatemen this past season, Alex Dickerson (Indiana) got at least one hit in all 9 games. That hitting streak held up to be the 5th best hitting streak in the league in 2010.
CONSECUTIVE ON-BASE STREAK - Max Muncy (Baylor) had the league's best on-base streak; reach base at least once in 23 consecutive games.
24th PLAYOFF APPEARANCES SINCE 1976 - The CCBL Western Division Finalist Wareham Gatemen participated in their 24th CCBL playoffs in the last 34 years. During that span, the Gatemen have won 6 championships. Their 633 wins since 1981 is #1 in the league.
2011 OFFSEASON NEWS - While there is nothing to announce yet, the Wareham Gatemen organization is already working hard in preparation for the 2011 season. The first bit of information to look out for may come as early as September when the Gatemen announce the players from 2010 whom they will be protecting. Shortly thereafter, we will ready to announce our 2011 roster.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE COTUIT KETTLEERS - Seems like yesterday when the Gatemen opened up the season with Cotuit! Congratulations to the entire Cotuit Kettleers organization for winning the 2010 Cape Cod Baseball League Championship. Their win keeps the championship in the Western Division for the 2nd consecutive year after the Bourne Braves took home the '09 title. This was Cotuit's 3rd consecutive year in the championship series.
Gatemen Notebook August 9TH, 2010 - PLAYOFF EDITION
CCBL PLAYOFFS - WESTERN DIVISION fINALS WAREHAM VS. COTUIT
ERIC PFISTERER PROBABLE GAME 2 STARTER - Eric Pfisterer (Duke) is expected to the get the ball in Game 2 in a must win for the Wareham Gatemen who are down 1-0 in the best of three series vs. Cotuit
NICK TROPEANO FACES GATEMEN FOR 5TH TIME - Cotuit's starting pitcher Nick Tropeano (Stony Brook) faced the Gatemen for the 5th time this season in 7 games between the two teams.
JORDAN LEYLAND CONTINUES HOT STREAK - Cotuit's Jordan Leyland (UC-Irvine) had 2 more hits, 2 walks and an rbi today and is leading all players in the playoffs with a .700 average. He is hitting 7 for 10 and is tied for 2nd with 5 rbi.
GAME 2 SHIFTS TO WAREHAM - Game 2 of the series will be at Spillane Field beginning at 7:00pm. The Gatemen internet broadcast will begin with the pregame show at 6:50pm at gatemen.org
YD SCORES 23 RUNS - The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox scored 11 runs in the first inning on their way to 23-10 win over the Orleans Cardinals in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Gatemen Notebook August 8TH, 2010 - PLAYOFF EDITION
CCBL PLAYOFFS - WESTERN DIVISION FIRST ROUND BEST-OF-3 SERIES WAREHAM VS. BOURNE
UCONN DUO LEADS WAREHAM TO PLAYOFF SWEEP - If you hadn't checked in with us in a while, you might think that headline referred to former Gatemen and current Team USA & UCONN teammates George Springer and Matt Barners. However, LJ Mazzilli, with his 2 rbi in game 1 and his walk off dramatic hit in game would certainly be considered for series MVP - if there was such as award - but UCONN & Gatemen teammate John Andreoli might have a case to make. He was a combined 5 for 8, scored 5 runs and stole a base.
THANK YOU GATEMEN FANS - Over 2,000 Gatemen fans filled Spillane Field in game 2 of the series and almost 700 total viewers watched our internet broadcast.
JACK ARMSTRONG TO START GAME 1 AT COTUIT - Thought to have been the game 2 starter vs. Bourne, Jack Armstrong will take the ball at Lowell Park for Monday's 3:00pm start.
RECORD VS. PLAYOFF OPPONENTS - Counting the playoffs, the Gatemen finished the season 5-3 against Bourne and take a 1-4-1 record into the Western Divsiion Playoff Finals vs. Cotuit
LAST GATEMEN DIVISION FINALS - The last time the Gatemen advanced to the CCBL Western Division Finals was in 2006 when they swept Cotuit 2-0. The two teams met last year in a first round, one game playoff game that Cotuit won 5-2.
COTUIT ALSO WON IN DRAMATIC FASHION Down 3-1 to Falmouth with two outs in the 9th inning, Cotuit rallied to score 3 runs in game 2 of their opening round of the CCBL playoffs with the Commodores.
YD ADVANCES - The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox advanced to the Eastern Division finals by sweeping Harwich in 2 games. They will meet the winner of today's deciding game 2 between Orleans and Brewster
GATEMEN WIN 1ST PLAYOFF GAME SINCE 2006 - Before last night's win in Bourne, the last win in the playoffs for the Wareham Gatemen was the first since August 11, 2006 when the Gatemen defeated the YD Red Sox 4-2 in game 1 of the CCBL Championship. 5103
GAME 2 STARTING PITCHERS - Originally planning to start Jack Amrstrong (Vanderbilit), the Gatemen will send recent CCBL Pitcher of the Week Joseph Flynn (Franklin Pierce) to the hill in game 2 vs. the Bourne Braves. He will be opposed by Bourne's Anthony Meo (Coastal Carolina).
TYLER BREAM HOMERUN - Tyler Bream's (Liberty) "no-doubt" homerun in Game 1 vs. Bourne was the first Gatemen playoff homer since Luke Murton's (Georgia Tech) 2 run homer in the 9th inning of game 2 during the 2006 CCBL Championship at Spillane Field. Murton's homer was part of a 3 run rally in the bottom of the 9th that resulted in the CCBL championship winning run coming to the plate and the tying run at 2nd base. Wareham lost 5-4. in front of 5,103 at Spillane Field.
TEAM VICTORY IN GAME 1 - All 9 starters had at least 1 hit in game 1 at Bourne with LJ Mazzilli (UCONN) leading the way with 3 hits and 2 rbi. He also stole 2 bases.
LOW SEEDS WIN IN WEST - HIGH SEEDS IN EAST - The CCBL East Division "held form" has #1 seed YD and #2 seed Brewster defeated Harwich and Orleans respectively. In the West, #3 seed Cotuit defeated #2 seed Falmouth and #4 seed Wareham took game 1 from West Division Champion Bourne.
ARRIVE EARLY & GET COMFORTABLE TONIGHT - The Gatemen are expecting the biggest crowd of the season tonight at Spillane Field so please arrive early and grab your favorite parking spot and settle into your favorite spot. Game 2 starts at 7:00pm but come early to enjoy batting & infield practice.
WILD PITCHES - In a rare feat, John Andreoli (UCONN), who scored 3 of Wareham's 9 runs, scored 2 of those runs on wild pitches; the first of which tied the game and sparked the eventual comeback victory for Wareham in game 1 vs. Bourne.
GAME 1 PICTURES - Pictures of the game 1 playoff game in Bourne have been posted. Click here
BRAVES BRING HOME THE HARDWARE - Prior to game 1, the Bourne Braves were awarded the CCBL Commissioner's Cupt. Additionally, Braves closer Tony Zych (Louisville) was give the CCBL Reliever of the Year and was also honored with the CCBL Pro-Prospect Award. Game 1 starting pitcher Grayson Garvin (Vanderbilt) was named CCBL Pitcher of the Year. Congratulations!
INTERNET BROADCAST UPDATE - As our loyal internet broadcast viewers know, we are working with Verizon to resolve our internet speed issues. All of a sudden on Wednesday during our last regular season game, our high spend interent speed suddenly dropped dramatically. Verizon has been testing the line for over 24 hours and will hopefully be onsited during the day on Saturday.
Gatemen Notebook August 1st, 2010
GATEMEN HAVE CLINCHED PLAYOFF BERTH - The Wareham Gatemen are returning to the CCBL Playoffs for the 2nd consecutive year. Read all about it in our story posted this morning.
LATE SEASON ROSTER MOVES - The Gatemen have released two players. Anthony Toth (Michigan) has gone home to heal a hamstring injury and LHP and CCBL All-Star Jed Bradley has also left the Cape.
TWO FORMER GATEMEN INVOLVED IN MLB TRADE DEADLINE MOVES - Former Gatemen Lance Berkman was traded from the Houston Astros to the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs traded 2B Ryan Theriot to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
MUNCY/BREAM BATTLE FOR TOP SPOT - Gatemen Max Muncy (Baylor) and Tyler Bream (Liberty) sit 1-2 in the league as the top run producers in the league. Muncy has 25 rbi and Bream has 24 of his own with only 4 games left in the regular season.
THANK YOU GATEMEN FANS - Over 20,000 Gatemen fans have come to Spillane Field so far this season at a clip of 1,121 on average per game; good for 5th in the league. Thank you Gatemen fans!!
BROADCAST VIEWERS - In addition to our fans streaming through the gates at Spillane Field, our internet broadcast fans from all around the country have added up to over 4,000 total unique viewers on UStream.
ZACH WILSON FOR MVP?? - Zach Wilson (Arizona State), coming off his CCBL All-Star Game West MVP performance, is making a case for CCBL season MVP. After consecutive days in which he hit 2 homers in a game vs. YD and following that up the next day with a game winning rbi to defeat Brewster, Zach has moved into the top 5 in batting average and homeruns. He is hitting .309 which is 5th best in the league and his 4 homers are tied for 4th. Additionally, he is leading the league in slugging percentage and is 5th in on base percentage. Zach also has 13 rbi and 2 stolen bases.
ONE MORE TWITTER FOLLOWER FOR 400 - We need one more Twitter follower to reach 400!! Be the 400th Wareham Gatemen following by going to www.twitter.com and then following WarehamGatemen.
Gatemen Notebook July 24th, 2010
CAPE COD BASEBALL LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME - The annual CCBL All-Star game will be played at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 28th at 7:00pm. Tickets are only $10.00 and can be purchased online at the Red Sox website or when you arrive at the gate. It was reported earlier that the game would be broadcast on NESN but it will be broadcast nationally on CBS College Sports Network. (check your local listings for channel and availibility in your area)
BREAM EXCELLING WITH RUNNERS ON BASE - Perhaps the reason Gatemen 3B Tyler Bream (Liberty) was selected as a CCBL All-Star was because of his performance with runners on base at the plate. With runners on base, he is hitting .321 with 2 homers and 19 rbi. Bream is hitting .500 with the bases loaded and a cumulative .333 with runners in scoring position.
ALL STAR HOMERUN CONTEST - For the 6th consecutive season, the Gatemen will send a represenative to participate in the All Star pregame homerun contest. 3 players are selected from each division. A look back at Wareham's participants:
2005 in Hyannis - Josh Copeland (Alabama)
2006 in Yarmouth - Steffan Wilson (Harvard)
2007 in Wareham - Luke Murton (Georgia Tech) - Winner
2008 in Chatham - Blake Dean (LSU)
2009 at Fenway Park - Brett Eibner (Arkansas)
HARVARD PROMOTING PERLMAN'S PERFORMANCE - Rightfully so considering his CCBL All-Star performance, the Harvard Baseball website has a couple of pieces about Max posted. Check out this piece about Max's pitcher of the week honor and a second mentioning his CCBL All-Star selection.
IKE DAVIS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE?? - Former Gatemen 1B/LHP Ike Davis (Arizona State) has established himself as the New York Mets first baseman of the future and is a definitely candidate for National League Rookie of the Year. Through 84 games, Ike is hitting .251, has 14 homeruns and 46 rbi.
CHECKING IN ON SOME 2010 GATEMEN DRAFT PICKS - A quick rundown of a few 2009 Wareham Gatemen players who playing their first season of minor league baseball.
TEAM USA UPDATE - The 3 Gatemen representative are doing very well with Team USA. Thru games, George Springer (UCONN) is hitting .370 with 7 rbi, Alex Dickerson (Indiana) is hitting .286 with a homerun and 4 rbi and RHP Matt Barnes (UCONN) has a 1.50 era in 2 starts.
Gatemen Notebook July 13th, 2010
GATEMEN TRIO MAKE TEAM USA COLLEGIATE TEAM - Matt Barnes (UCONN), Alex Dickerson (UCONN) and George Springer (UCONN) have all made the roster for the USA National Collegiate Team. All three will participate in a series of prominent games that includes a series against the Korea Republic in Cary & Durham, NC, a 2 game series vs. Japan at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, an overseas trip to Tawain and concluding with the World University Championships in Tokyo, Japan. Read more
WAREHAM - UCONN CONNECTION CONTINUES - To fill a roster spot, the Gatemen have signed OF John Andreoli from UCONN. Andreoli was previously playing as a non-roster invitee with the Brewster Whitecaps.
SWISHER VOTED TO AL ALL-STAR TEAM - Former Wareham Gatemen player Nick Swisher from the New York Yankees was voted by the fans to play for the American League in the MLB All-Star game. Swisher also participated in the homerun derby. David Price, the AL starting pitcher from the Tampa Bay Rays was signed to play for Wareham in consecutive years while he was at Vanderbilt but elected to play for Team USA both seasons.
GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD - Was there any doubt? Phenom Bryce Harper (S. Nevada), the recent #1 overall pick by the Washington Nationals, was named the winner of college baseball's Golden Spikes Award.
GATEMEN LEADING LEAGUE IN HITTING - Wareham's .251 team average after 26 games leads the CCBL. Their 98 runs scored is 2nd and the 277 total bases also leads the CCBL. Indvidually, Tyler Bream (Liberty) leads the CCBL with 17 rbi, Jonathan Smith's 21 runs scored also leads the league and George Springer's 3 homeruns (despite the fact that he has left the Cape) remains tied for the CCBL lead.
FORMER GATEMEN MAKING MLB DEBUTS IN 2010 - A number of former Gatemen players have made their MLB debuts during the 2010 season including John Ely (LA Dodgers), Lance Zawadski (San Diego), Wade LeBlanc (San Diego) and Ike Davis (NY Mets).
CCBL ALL-STAR GAME TICKETS ON SALE - CCBL All-Star game tickets are still on sale for the game that will take place at Fenway Park on July 28th at 7:00pm. Goto www.redsox.com for more information. The game will be televised on New England Sports Network.
Gatemen Notebook June 27, 2010
CLASSIC CCBL PITCHER'S DUEL TOOK SHAPE AT SPILLANE - It happens every so often and in Wareham on Friday night, the Brewster Whitecaps pitching ace Anthony Ranaudo (LSU) and Wareham Gatemen star Matt Barnes (UCONN) matchd up in a classic CCBL pitching match-up. Ranaudo was the Boston Red Sox 39th overall draft pick in this year's MLB Draft and Matt Barnes (UCONN) is a Team USA invitee and potentional future first round draft choice. This game garnered some national attention on Twitter and some other outlets. Here are a couple of examples:
GATEMEN OFF TO TOUGH START - At 4-9 through the first quarter of the season, the Gatemen find themselves in 4th place in the CCBL Western Division. By comparison, the Gatemen were 6-6-1 thru 13 games last season and almost an identical 4-8-1 in 2008.
CCBL LEAGUE LEADERS - A few Gatemen are at the top or near the top of the league's statistical categories. George Springer (UCONN) is tied for the league lead in homeruns with 3, Tyler Bream (Liberty) is leading the CCBL with 6 doubles, Matt Barnes (UCONN) and Jed Bradley (Georgia Tech) are 3rd and 4th respectively in strikeouts, Jonathan Smith (Tenn-Wesleyan) is tied for 3rd in runs scored with 8, Barnes and Bradley have the only complete games in the league, George Springer leads the CCBL in walks and Matt Barnes is 1st and Jed Bradley 5th in innings pitched.
"FOG OUT" FIRST WEATHER RELATED ISSUE IN 2010 - The first game for Wareham in 2009 was fogged out and that was the first of 10 weather related postponements. Tonight's game 2 of the Wareham-Chatham double-header was also fogged out and the FIRST weather related postponement of 2010. It will be made up on July 13th in Chatham and all 9 innings will be played.
ROSTER MOVES - Both Jordan Swagerty (Arizona State) and Josh Richmond (Louisville) signed MLB contracts and were released. Nico Rosthenhausler (Oklahoma State), originally signed as a non-roster invitee and then released has been added to the full roster. The Gatemen currently carry no non-roster invitees and expect both Erik Miller (TCU) and Zach Wilson (Arizona State) to arrive in Wareham now that their teams have been eliminted from the College World Series.
PGCROSSCHECKER SUMMER 30 - Allan Simpson and PGCrosschecker have released the first ranking of the top summer league teams in the country. The Brewster Whitecaps hold the #1 spot. See entire list.
ORLEANS GM FEATURED - Longtime Orleans Firebirds General Manager Sue Horton was featured this week in the regular Cape Cod Times feature, "Cape League Characters". Check it out
THANK YOU FOR HANGING IN THERE BROADCAST VIEWERS - As many of you know, we have partnered with Wareham Community Television this year and they are showing our games live on local cable access. We are taking their video feed and integrating that into our live webstream that we are showing on UStreamTV.com. There have been some bumps in the road as we have worked through a much more sophisticated broadcast setup. However, we believe that we are through some of our issues and it has been worth the effort. We discovered a connection issue with our high-speed internet that has now been resolved and improved some connectivity issues with WCTV. As a result, we have a 4 camera setup that is among the best in the league. Thanks to our braodcasters Chris Aliano and Eric Silverman for working through those issues and standing behind the concept. Our broadcast Friday night of the Ranaudo/Barnes pitching matchup was viewed by hundreds of viewers from across the country.
Gatemen Notebook June 20, 2010
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY - Happy Father's Day to all the Gatemen father's out there!
POINTSTREAK STATS/LIVE GAME TRACKER - New for this season, the CCBL has introduced "Pointstreak" as a tool for scoring, maintaining statistics and providing live game tracking. All official game scores at all CCBL games are entering scoring information "real time". This allows you to follow live game stats for all games this season. Additionally, the official CCBL stats are maintained on the same system. Click over to our stats page to see the latest stats and box scores.
ROSTER CHANGES - The Gatemen have released Matt Young (UMASS-Boston) and Brett Yarusi (Wesleyan) from the non-roster invitee list. Team USA invitee Alex Dickerson (Indiana) and RHP Jack Armstrong (Vanderbilt) are expected to make their season debuts soon.
EARLY SEASON OFFENSIVE LEADERS - Max Muncy (Baylor) is the early season batting avg leader for the Gatemen, hitting .364. His college teammate Josh Ludy (Baylor) has 3 rbi to lead Wareham and George Springer (UCONN) has the team's only homerun. Springer also leads the team with 3 stolen bases.
STELLAR STARTING PITCHING - Despite a record of 2-4 after 6 games, the Gatemen starting pitching has been terrific so far this season. They have allowed only 9 earned runs in 38.2 innings while striking out 27 batters.
USTREAM BROADCAST - Thank you to all the Gatemen fans for tuning into our new UStream broadcast this season. We have had terrific audiences and we encourage you to participate in our in-game chat with the broadcasters and other fans.
Gatemen Notebook June 7, 2010
GATEMEN IN NCAA REGIONALS - As always, the arrival of our roster players is greatly affected by the NCAA Baseball Tournament. Five Gatemen players (Zach Wilson, Jordan Swagerty from Arizona State, Andrew McKirahan, Josh Urban from Texas and Erik Miller from TCU) will be playing in the Super Regionals next weekend. Eight regional finals are being played today (June 7th) and 7 Gatemen players are participating. (Jed Bradley, Jake Davies from Georgia Tech, Robert Kral from the College of Charleston, Tony Caldwell from Auburn, Jack Armstrong from Vanderbilt and Dean Kiekhefer and Josh Richmond from Louisville)
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER ALL-AMERICANS - Alex Dickerson (Indiana/Team USA invitee) has been named a first team Louisville Slugger All-American. Former Gatemen Cole Green (Texas) was also named to the first team and Texas/Gatemen teammate Brandon Workman was named to the 2nd team. Incoming Gatemen pitcher Jordan Swagerty was named to the 3rd team. See entire team.
CATCH OUR LAST PRESEASON GAME BROADCAST - The Gatemen play the NECBL's New Bedford Bay Sox in New Bedford on Wedesday at 6:30pm in the last preseason tune-up for Wareham before the regular season gets underway on Sunday vs. Cotuit. Tune into our live broadcast by clicking over to our pressbox page and get familiar with our new UStream format which includes an interactive chat.
TWITTER AND FACEBOOK - Follow us on Twitter and Facebook all year long. We will post Gatemen news and updates; including in-game scores and updates on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook to interact with other Gatemen fans, parents and CCBL fans.
Gatemen Notebook May 26, 2010
ALEX DICKERSON INVITED TO TEAM USA TRYOUT - Returning Gatemen OF Alex Dickerson from Indiana joins Gatemen teammates Matt Barnes & George Springer from UCONN as a Team USA invitee.
BIG 10 CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Adding to his list of honors, 2009 Big 10 Freshman of the Year Alex Dickerson from Indiana has now been named the conference's Player of the Year in 2010. Dickerson was honored after winning the "triple crown" in the Big 10, leading the conference in Homeruns, Batting Average and RBI. See story
CONFERENCE AWARDS - Conferences have begun naming their all-league teams and other award winners. As of May 26th, a number of Gatemen have been honored. Alex Dickerson (Indiana) & Ryan LaMarre (Michigan) were named to the Big Ten all-conference first team and Jarrud Sabourin (Indiana) was named to the 2nd team. Derek Dennis (Michigan) was named to the conference's all-freshman team. Robert Kral from the College of Charleston was named to the Southern Conference's all-league 2nd team and LHP Jed Bradley from Georgia Tech has been named to the ACC's 2nd team.
COLE GREEN BIG 12 PITCHER OF THE YEAR - Texas pitcher and former Gatemen Cole Green was named the Big 12 Conference's Pitcher of the Year. Teammate and former Gatemen and CCBL All-Star Brandon Workman was named a first team all-conference pitcher in the league and another Gatemen, Russell Moldenhauer was a first team outfielder.
DIVISION II COLLEGE WORLD SERIES - The NCAA Division II College World Series is ongoing in Cary, NC at the USA Baseball Training Complex. Gatemen RHP Joseph Flynn is participating as his Franklin Pierce team is representing the Northeast in the tournament. Through May 25th, they are 1-1 in the tournament and remain in contention of the national title.
CCBL TRYOUTS JUNE 5th at SPILLANE FIELD - The invitation-only Cape Cod Baseball League tryout is being held in Wareham at Spillane Field on June 5th. Please contact Cotuit Ketttleer Assistant GM Sue Pina for information at firstname.lastname@example.org
CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS IN FULL SWING - The college baseball regular season has concluded and the conference tournaments are in full swing. If you have the Big 10 Network, tune in to see every game in the tournament that is being held in Columbus, OH.
Gatemen Notebook May 17, 2010
LATEST ROSTER MOVES - The Gatemen recently made a couple of roster moves as RHP Max Perlman from Harvard and OF Ryan LaMarre from Michigan were added to the 2010 roster. Perlman actually pitched for the Gatemen in 2008 and was a CCBL All-Star reserve. LaMarre also played for the Gatemen previously as he started in centerfield in Wareham for most of last summer. Perlman replaces the injured Blake Monar (Indiana) and LaMarre has been added as a non-roster invitee.
CBB FOUNDATION NAMES PITCHER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS - The College Baseball Foundation named the 25 finalists for the 2010 College Pitcher of the Year. 2009 Gatemen starters Cole Green & Brandon Workman - both from Texas - and returning RHP Matt Barnes from UCONN have been named to that list. Barnes has also been invited to tryout for Team USA in Cary, NC. See entire list
PRESEASON GAME STARTING TIMES ANNOUNCED - The Gatemen will play two preseason games against NECBL team. On Sunday, June 6th, the Gatemen will travel to Holyoke, MA and play the Holyoke Blue Sox at 3:30pm. On Wednesday, June 9th at 6:30, Wareham will make the short trip over to New Bedford to play the Bay Sox. The Gatemen Broadcast Team is hoping to provide audio play by play of both games.
HOMERUN TOTALS THROUGH MAY 18TH - College season homerun totals for incoming Gatemen:
FALMOUTH COMMODORES NEW WEBSITE DESIGN - A long overdue congratulations to the Falmouth Commodores for their great new website. Check it out at www.falmcommodores.org
USA BASEBALL GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD WATCH LIST - The latest watch list for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to college baseball's player of the year, includes 5 former Gatemen: Derek Dietrich (Georgia Tech), Brandon Workman (Texas), Brett Eibner (Arkansas), Cole Green (Texas) and Blake Dean (LSU). See entire list
GATEMEN PITCHERS IMPRESSIVE - The incoming Gatemen pitching staff, based on their current college stats, is shaping up to be an impressive group. Here are some of the highlights through May 18th:
COLLEGE BASEBALL ATTENDANCE REPORT - The NCBWA has released an nteresting report of the college attendance totals from across college baseball. Take a look
ROBERT KRAL NAMED SOUTHERN CONF PLAYER OF WEEK - For the second time this season, Robert Kral was named the Southern Conference Player of the Week for his play at the College of Charleston.
MLB FIRST YEAR PLAYER DRAFT - The MLB Draft begins on Friday night, June 7th at 7:00pm. Gatemen.org will have a full report of all Gatemen players that are drafted.
WAREHAM COMMUNITY TV/GATEMEN PARTNERSHIP - More details will follow but the Wareham Gatemen and Wareham Community Television will be teaming up this summer to deliver the broadcasts live from Spillane Field. Games will still be available on gatemen.org as always but the video feed will be provided by WCTV who will provide 4 live cameras for each home game. The games will also be available through WCTV's live webstream and on live television through the local cable TV provider.
Gatemen Notebook April 20, 2010
NEW GENERAL MANAGER IN HARWICH - The Wareham Gatemen Organization would like to welcome new Harwich Mariner General Manager Ben Layton.
IKE DAVIS MAKES MLB DEBUT - Former Gatemen Ike Davis (Arizona State), was called up from the Triple A and made his MLB debut with the New York Mets last night. Ike went 2 for 4 with an rbi; helping the Mets to a victory.
OREGON RANKED #18 BY BASEBALL AMERICA - First reactions to Oregon's #18 ranking might be "so what" but when you realize that the University of Oregon revived it's baseball program only last year; being nationally ranked by BA is a big deal! Look for Oregon players LHP Christian Jones and SS KC Serna when Falmouth comes to town this season and LHP Tyler Anderson on the Orleans roster.
JORDAN SWAGERTY ONE OF TOP CLOSERS IN NATION - Returning Gatemen RHP Jordan Swagerty from Arizona State is 2nd in the nation with 10 saves as the Sun Devils closer. His performance has landed him on the "watch list" by the National Collegtiate Baseball Writers Association. See list
COLE GREEN BIG 12 PITCHER OF THE WEEK - '09 Gatemen RHP Cole Green from Texas was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for his complete game, 1 hit performance over the weekend.
RIGHT FIELD FOG GATEMEN PREVIEW - If you follow our site, you know that we are a big fan of "Right Field Fog", a blog dedicated to the Cape Cod Baseball League. They are previewing each of the Cape League teams and Wareham was the first - posted last night. Click here to read - Really good stuff!!
TWITTER UPDATES - Please follow us on Twitter by looking up WarehamGatemen to receive Gatemen and CCBL breaking news, tidbits and other fun posts. We've also created a new "Twitter List" that you can follow which tracks all of the CCBL team Twitter posts as well as Codball, RightFieldFog & the Cape Cod Times CCBL coverage. The list name is Cape-Cod-Baseball-League. Both feeds are viewable on our website by clicking over to our revamped PressBox page.
UNIFORM NUMBERS ASSIGNED - This falls in the "do you really care" category but the Gatemen roster now includes the assigned jersey numbers for the upcoming season.
BOSTON MARATHON UPDATE - Former Gatemen player Randy Newsom ran the Boston Marathon on Patriot's Day in Boston and finished with a time of 4:07:01! Congratulations!!
WEBSITE NEWS - We are working on updating our Alumni list page as well as creating an expanded update on current Gatemen in professional baseball. Additionally, current player bios are in the works as we await as much information about the current college season as possible so we can post the most complete information that we can get our hands on!
COLLEGE STATS THROUGH 4/15/2010 - A consolidated view of the 2010 Gatemen roster college stats is now available. Click here to view stats page
Gatemen Notebook April 12, 2010
NEW ROSTER ADDITION - The Gatemen have added 1B/OF Jarrud Sabourin, a junior, as a non-roster invitee. Jarrud is leading the Big Ten in batting average at .444 and is just ahead of Hoosier and Gatemen teammate Alex Dickerson who is hitting .420. Sabourin also leads the Big Ten in hits with 60 and is 2nd with 89 total bases.
SPEAKING OF ALEX DICKERSON! - Returning Gatemen OF Alex Dickerson has been the best offensive player in the Big Ten Conference this season. He has been named player of the week in the conference twice, is 2nd in batting average, 1st in rbi with 42, 1st in homeruns with 13 and also leads the conference in total bases and slugging percentage.
RYAN LAMARRE BIG 10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK - A former Gatemen teammate of Dickerson's and co-Big Ten player Ryan Lamarre from Michigan was named this week's player of the week in the Big Ten.
IT'S OFFICIAL!! - The CCBL All-Star Game will return to Fenway Park for the 2nd consecutive year on Wedesday, July 28th. More information will follow at gatemen.org.
JACK ARM"STRONG" FOR VANDY - Returning Gatemen RHP and CCBL All-Star Jack Armstrong has picked up where he left off on the Cape -- He is 5-0 with a 3.43 era for the Commodores.
UCLA NEW #1 TEAM IN THE NATION - UCLA is the latest team to climb to number 1 in the latest Baseball America poll. UCLA is followed by Virginia, Arizona State, Texas and Georgia Tech. UCONN has snuck into the poll at number 25. See entire list
HOMERUN LEADERS - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - Incoming Gatemen homerun leaders through April 12, 2010:
Gatemen Notebook March 7, 2010
NEW ROSTER ADDITIONS - The Wareham Gatemen continue their long tradition with Baylor University by announcing the addition of Catcher Josh Ludy and Infielder Max Muncy to the 2010 roster.
STEFFAN WILSON CALLED UP BY BREWERS - Former Wareham Gatemen Steffan Wilson from Harvard was called up and named to the Milwaukee Brewer's spring training roster where he'll work aside Prince Fielder during the spring.
JED BRADLEY ACC PITCHER OF THE WEEK - The opening week "pitcher of the week" in the ACC was incoming left-handed pitcher Jed Bradley from Georgia Tech. Jed struck out a career high 12 batters vs. Missouri State in the 13-0 Yellow Jacket win.
COLE GREEN BIG 12 C0-PITCHER OF THE WEEK - Gatemen non-roster invitee and the starter in the Gatemen playoff game vs. Cotuit last season, Cole Green from the University of Texas, was named the Big 12's co-pitcher of the week.
JOHNNY BENCH AWARD WATCH LIST - The Johnny Bench Award is given annually to the nation's top collegiate catcher. The "watch list" has been released and while it doesn't include any current or former Gatemen, there are plenty of CCBL players represented. Take a look.
LIBERTY'S TYLER BREAM NAMED BIG SOUTH CONF PLAYER OF WEEK - 3B Tyler Bream, an incoming 2010 infielder for the Gatemen, was named the Big South Player of the Week during the opening week of play. Bream hit an amazing .700, including a season opening 3-3 with 2 doubles and a towering 2-rum homerun in Liberty's opening day win over Kennesaw State.
WEBSITE NOTES - Our roster page has been updated to reflect links to all of the stats for out 2010 players. Just click on the player's name and that will take you to the stats page of the respecitive schools. (Note: The Baylor site seems to be experiencing some problems so those links will be updated accordingly.) Also, out 2010 player bios will be updated as we get closer to the conclusion of the CBB season so we can provide the most updated information for our players.
RIGHT-FIELD FOG COMPLETE TOP 50 CCBL PLAYERS OF THE DECADE - Our friends over at rightfield.com finalized their ranking of the top 50 players of the decade in the top 50. This was a terrific list and the only of its' kind that has ever been put together -- at least to our knowledge. The list wrapped up with 3 Gatemen in the top 12...#12 Ben Crockett (Harvard), #11 Matt Murton (Georgia Tech) and #7 Daniel Bard (North Carolina). No David Murphy or Justin Masterson?? Hmmmm......
BASEBALL AMERICA TOP 10 PROSPECTS FOR EACH TEAM - If you have a subscription to Baseball America, check out the top 10 prospects for each MLB system. Each list is loaded with recent Cape League players including former Gatemen - #4 for the Mets, Ike Davis (Arizona State), #9 for the Yankees, Jeremy Bleich (Standford) and #4 for the Tigers, Andy Oliver (Oklahoma State). Should be a big couple of years for CCBL players making it to the big leagues.
EARLY SEASON "HOT" PLAYERS - Tracking the early season play of the incoming Gatemen players -- these are some notable early season performances:
KRAL NAMED SOUTHER CONF PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Returning Gatemen catcher Robert Kral was named Southern Conference Player of the Week. Read story
Gatemen Notebook February 7, 2010
RED SHIRT FRIDAYS THIS SUMMER - In support of our troops, the home teams on Friday games this summer will where special red shirts. Thanks to CCBL Sponsors Advanced Embroidery and Eye Health Services, all 10 teams will where these whenever they play a home game on a Friday. (For a sneak peak at the red shirts, click over to our home page and see the CCBL volunteers wearing them during the recent March of Dimes Telerama)
BASEBALL AMERICA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS - The CCBL and the Gatemen are well represented on Baseball America's 2010 preseason all american teams. The Gatemen honored:
BASEBALL AMERICA PRESEASON TOP 25 - Baseball American also released their preseason rankings of the top 25 teams. The Texas Longhorns, which features 8 current & former Wareham Gatemen, is the top ranked team heading into the 2010 season. See entire list
LEAGUE-WIDE ROSTERS POSTED TO CCBL SITE - For a consolidated look at all of the 2010 Cape Cod League rosters, the league has posted the early rosters for the first time during any offseason. Take a look
TWITTER - Still haven't given Twitter a shot? The Gatemen post news, information and other fun tidbits all throughout the offseason on Twitter. Signing up is easy and if you'd rather not post messages, that's fine too....you can simply follow your favorite "Tweets"; including those by the Wareham Gatemen. Goto www.twitter.com and once there, search for WarehamGatemen. Come join the fun.
VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH COLE LEONIDA - Two year former catcher for the Gatemen, Cole Leonida from Georgia Tech, was interviewed for the Georgia Tech website. Cole has been named a Captain and the starting catcher for the Yellow Jackets. Check it out.
ESPN'S "BEST OF THE DECADE" IN CBB - ESPN celebrated the best in college baseball for the decade and they featured many, many CCBL alums; including Dustin Ackley, Jacoby Elsbury and Buster Posey. Read article
Gatemen Notebook January 24, 2010
BEN CROCKETT LANDS KEY JOB WITH RED SOX - The CCBL Most Outstanding Pitcher in 2000 and Top New England Prospect award winner in 2001, Ben Crockett's most recent accomplishment is that he has been promoted by the Boston Red Sox as their Assistant Director of Player Development. From Harvard, Ben played for the Gatemen in 2000 & 2001. Codball did a recent story about Ben Crockett.
UMAINE FACES TOUGH SCHEDULE - The University of Maine will play road series and National powers Oregon State and the University of North Carolina during the early part of their season. Keep an eye on the Black Bears as their roster features two Gatemen players; including returning pitcher Keith Bilodeau and RHP Steve Perakslis.
LESS THAN A MONTH BEFORE START OF COLLEGE BB - The 2010 College Baseball season begins in 26 days; with most major programs playing opening games on February 19th.
PING! BASEBALL ALL-AMERICANS ANNOUNCED - Ping! Baseball has announced their 2010 preseason all-american team. Gatemen George Springer (UCONN) has been named to the second team as an outfielder and Alex Dickerson (Indiana) was named to the third team as a designated hitter. Former Gatemen Blake Dean (LSU) was also named an all-american. See entire team
EARLY INVITEES TO TEAM USA TRIALS?? - Maybe we've missed this in the past here at gatemen.org but the USA Collegiate National Team has been offering "early invitees" to their annual team trials. The list hasn't been released but some schools have announced information about certain players. Stay tuned.
Gatemen Notebook December 31, 2009
ROSTER ADDITION ANNOUNCED - Gatemen President & GM Tom Gay and Head Coach Cooper Farris have recently added University of Arkansas infielder Bo Bigham to the 2010 roster.
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS - Former Gatemen Blake Dean (LSU) was named a 2nd team preseason all-american and 2010 Non-Roster Invitee Cole Green was honored on the 3rd team. See entire list that includes many former and current CCBL players.
SEASON OPENER DEDICATED TO GREG MONTALBANO - The CCBL opening game that features the Cotuit Kettleers vs. the Wareham Gatemen on June 13th will be played in honor of former Gatemen pitcher Greg Montalbano who lost his heroic battle with cancer earlier this year. More information to follow.
TWO PRESEASON GAMES ADDED TO SCHEDULE - The Wareham Gatemen will hit the road for a pair of preseason games vs. the New England Collegitate Baseball League. The Gatemen will make the long trek to Holyoke, MA on June 6th to play the Holyoke Blue Sox and then make a short trip over to New Bedford to play the Bay Sox at Walsh Field where the Gatemen played a couple "home games" for 3 years in a row prior to last season.
GATEMEN ANNOUNCE THE HIRING OF NEW PITCHING COACH - Former Major League pitcher and current head coach at Leham College in New York, John Foster, has been named the pitching coach for the Wareham Gatemen. Foster joins the Gatemen coaching staff after an MLB career with the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers.
CCBL INVITATION-ONLY TRYOUT SCHEDULED - The CCBL Invitation-only tryout will once again take place at Spillane Field in Wareham. The event will take place beginning at 8:30am on June 5th, 2010. More information to follow.
NCBWA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS ANNOUNCED - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has released their list of the 2010 college baseball all-americans. Former Gatemen Blake Dean (LSU) was named to the first team. Current Gatemen and CCBL All-League member George Springer (UCONN) was named to the 2nd team along with CCBL MVP Kyle Roller (Bourne). Former Gatemen Ryan LaMarre (Michigan) was named to the 3rd team. See entire team.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! - And finally, Happy New Year to all of our fans, players, coaches and to everyone who follows the Wareham Gatemen and the Cape Cod Baseball League. Thank you for a great 2009 as we look forward to the 2010 season. The season starts in less than 6 months!!! Follow us all throughout the offseason here on www.gatemen.org and please follow us on TWITTER! You'll find us by searching WarehamGatemen
Gatemen Notebook November 24th, 2009
BROADCAST INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE - The Wareham Gatemen are looking for 2 play-by-play, broadcast interns to form the "Wareham Gatemen Broadcast Team" for the 2010 season. If you are a college journalism major looking for play-by-play experience for your resume, this is a great opportunity. Contact Scott Eaton at email@example.com for more details.
2010 CCBL SCHEUDLE - The 2010 CCBL schedule is being finalized and should be ready for release on December 15th.
WORLD BASEBALL CONVENTION - The World Baseball Convention is being held at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Connecticut on January 21-23rd, 2010. Look for a booth from the CCBL where Wareham Gatemen organizational members will be present.
WAREHAM GATEMEN CABLE SHOW - The Wareham Gatemen are working with the Wareham cable network to bring weekly Gatemen content throughout the baseball season. Check back for more details.
MORE ROSTERS AVAILABLE - In addition to our own roster, the Hyannis Mets and the Cotuit Kettleers have posted their 2010 rosters. Check out www.kettleers.org and www.hyannismets.org for more details. The Wareham Gatemen roster can be viewed by clicking over to our roster page.
GATEMEN ROSTER UPDATES - The Wareham Gatemen have announced additions to the 2010 roster. Highly recruited C.C. Watson, a left-handed pitcher from Mississippi State, 2009 signee OF Jarrod McKinney from Arkansas and RHP Steve Peraklisi from Maine have all been added to the 2010 active roster.
DUKE TO PLAY 18 GAMES AT DURHAM BULLS STADIUM - Gatemen pitchers Eric Pfisterer and Devin Burke will get the opportunity to play 18 "home games" at the home of the Durham Bulls downtown Durham ballpark in 2010 in an agreement between the Bulls and Duke University.
TOP 50 CCBL PLAYERS OF THE DECADE - Cape League blog RightFieldFog is ranking the top 50 Cape Cod Baseball Players of the decade; counting them down one day at a time. Check it out every day at www.rightfieldfog.com
SOMETHING THAT MAY ONLY INTEREST GATEMEN FANS - Former Gatemen LHP Andy Oliver (Oklahoma State) recently made his professional baseball debut at the Arizona Fall League. In the first inning of a rough outing, Oliver gave up a grandslam to his former Gatemen teammate Ike Davis (Arizona State)
PAT MURHPY SURPRISES ALL WITH RESIGNATION FROM ASU - Longtime and successful Arizona State head coach Pat Murphy resigned suddenly last week from the Sun Devils. Two current Gatemen, Zach Wilson and Jordan Swagerty, were recruited by and played for Coach Murphy.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PREVIEW - Former and current Gatemen players figure to be promient players in determing the success of the rising Michigan Wolverine baseball program. See the Rivals.com story.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON MAKING AN EARLY SPLASH- The early signing period for the 2011 just concluded and the new program at Oregon land 4 of the top 100 H.S. players according to Baseball America. Oregon fields a baseball team for the first time in 28 years this upcoming season. In fact, Cotuit has signed the first Oregon player in memory to play in the CCBL this season; LHP Tyler Anderson.
CODBALL FOUNDER STARTS SUMMER LEAGUE EXPANSION TEAM - Greg Shaw, co-founder of the Codball.com; the first and most famous blog covering the Cape Cod Baseball League, is one of the partners of the Walla Wall Sweets - a new expansion team of the West Coast Summer Collegiate League. Check out their terrific website.
VANDY PLAYS SERIES IN JAPAN - Gatemen All-Star pitcher Jack Armstrong Jr and his Vanderbilt Commodore teammates are currently in Japan playing a 4 game series against various universities. The series concludes today vs. Weseda University. Armstrong hasn't pitched so far so perhaps he will take the hill in the finale. Follow the Vanderbilt blog on the Japan trip here.
Gatemen Notebook November 4th, 2009
MOLDENHAUER CONTINUES TO HIT HOMERS - Former Gatemen OF Russ Moldenhauer (Texas), who hit 4 homeruns in 6 games of the College World Series this year, hit two more homers in the the Longhorn's Fall Scrimmage vs. Baylor.
TOUCHING THE GAME ALASKA NOW AVAILABLE - For those that have seen "Touching the Game: The Story of the Cape Cod Baseball League", a new documentary film called "Touching the Game: Alaska" is now available. It was screened in Boston on October 25th. Check out the website where can also link the the CCBL documentary.
BIG EAST/BIG TEN CHALLENGE SCHEDULE FOR FEB 26-28TH: - Once again, the Big East an Big Ten Conferences will get together this spring to play a 3 day schedule of games in Clearwater, FL. There will be and incredible 30 games played over 3 days and some great match-ups. Current and former Gatemen players will be well represented; including some facing off against one another. Indiana will face off against UCONN on Feb 28th @ 10:00am, Louisville will take on Michigan on Feb 26th @ 7:30pm. See website for more details. What a great way to get your fill of college baseball.
INDIANA SCHEDULE IMPRESSIVE: - Most of the College Baseball schedules have been released for the 2010 season but the up and coming program at Indiana caught our eye. In addition to participating in the Big East - Big Ten Challenge, IU will play a tough non-conference schedules; taking on national powers Vanderbilt, Louisville, San Diego and Kentucky during the season.
CCBL ALL-STAR GAME AT FENWAY PARK AGAIN?: - CCBL President Judy Walden Scarafile is in talks with the Boston Red Sox about once again holding the CCBL All-Star game at Fenway Park. Last year's rain shortened game was attended by over 11,000 fans.
FIELD IMPROVEMENTS AT ELDREDGE PARK: - One of the leaugue's most beloved ballparks, Eldredge Park in Orleans, is undergoing a number of improvements in time for the 2010 season including the replacement of both dugouts, field levelling and irrigation plus safety netting are some of the items being completed.
Gatemen Notebook October 21, 2009
2010 ROSTER CONTINUES TO BE UNVEILED - More players were added to our 2010 roster this week; leaving only a few players to be added once they return their letters of committment. Check out the current roster here.
THANK YOU WAREHAM HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - The Wareham High School football team; with whom we share Spillane Field, recently decided that wet conditions would result in a playing field that would be left damaged. Instead, they played their Friday night game two weeks ago vs. Somerset H.S. (MA) at the Massachusetts Martime Academy in Bourne on their brand new field turf. This decision was much appreciated by the Gatemen and the other athletic teams that use the Spillane Field field complex.
GATEMEN TO OPEN UP 2010 CCBL SEASON - Keeping with recent tradition, the CCBL will open up the new season by playing one game on opening day and it will be held at Spillane Field vs. an opponent to be determined. The Gatemen organization plans on using this occasion to honor a special Gatemen and CCBL contributor. Keep checking www.gatemen.org for more information throughout the offseason.
CCBL BLOG "RIGHT FIELD FOG" HAS A NEW LOOK - Right Field Fog has been updated with a brand new look and a promise for a lot of offseason coverage of the Cape Cod Baseball League. So far so good as Will over at Right Field Fog is posting some terrific CCBL information.
COLE LEONIDA RECOVERS FROM INJURY - Two year Gatemen catcher Cole Leonida (Georgia Tech) recovered from his hand injury after being hit by a pitch last summer. In one of the Yellow Jacket's Fall Ball intrasquad games; Cole hit a double and a homer in one game to lead his squad.
TEXAS/BAYLOR TO SCRIMMAGE THIS WEEKEND - The Texas Longhorns 2010 team, featuring many former and current Wareham Gatemen, will face off against Baylor in a 14 inning Fall scrimmage at Texas this Sunday.
Gatemen Notebook October 7, 2009
LOCAL FLAVOR TO GATEMEN ROSTER TO CONTINUE IN 2010 - Keith Bilodeau (Maine), who is from next door neighbor Bourne, MA played for the Gatemen in 2009 and was one of Wareham's top relievers. Not only is Bilodeau expected to return for the 2010 season but another Town of Wareham neighbor, Plymouth, MA is sending Plymouth North HS start Joseph Flynn to the Gatemen. Flynn is attending Franklin Piierce College and will pitch in Wareham next summer. See article about Joseph Flynn
AD MAKEPEACE CRANBERRY FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND - The 6th annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration will take place on the grounds of Gatemen sponsor AD Makepeace from 10-4 on October 10th and 11th.
AARON HILL COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Following in the footsteps of fellow and former Gatemen and CCBL MVP Carlos Pena, Aaron Hill from the Toronto Blue Jays was named the American League Comeback Player of the Year. Hill was an All-Star this year after a season in which he missed a number of games to a concussion resulting from an on-field collision.
GATEMEN RELEASE 2010 ROSTER - While still waiting for the return of about 6 new player contracts, the 2010 Wareham Gatemen roster has now been posted on our website. You'll find some familiar universities sending their players to Wareham once again such as Texas, Georgia Tech and UCONN. Check out our 2010 roster and check back often for more additions.
THANK YOU PATTY WYLDE - A big Thank You goes out to Patty Wylde, who is hosting an organizational "Thank You Dinner" at the beautiful Kittansett Country Club in Marion, MA.
CCBL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY - If you are interested in attending the CCBL 2009 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Chatham Bars Inn on November 14th, tickets are still available. Tickets are priced at $75 each and may be purchased by mailing a check to CCBL Hall of Fame P.O. Box 266, Harwich Port, MA 02646.
Gatemen Notebook August 23, 2009
FINAL SUMMER 25- The Forest City (NC) Owls from the Coastal Plains League finished first and the Bourne Braves finished second in PGCrosschecker's final "Summer 25" ranking of the top 25 summer league teams in the country. See list and story
KENDAL VOLZ SIGNS WITH RED SOX- Former Gatemen RHP pitcher Kendal Volz (Baylor) signed on the final day of the draft signing period with the Boston Red Sox. The Sox drafted Volz in this year's MLB draft. He played the final part of the '09 CCBL season with the Brewster Whitecaps. All Gatemen drafted in the first 10 rounds ended up signing with their respective teams with the exception of Blake Dean (LSU) who will return to the Tigers.
TOUCHING THE GAME - ALASKA LEAGUE- If you enjoyed "Touching The Game" - Cape Cod Baseball League, you are sure to enjoy the Alaska Summer League version that was just released. Check out this link to get a preview and for information on ordering.
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER DURING OFFSEAON- Follow the Gatemen on Twitter all year long as we will continue to provide Gatemen News, Notes and Tidbits even during the offseason. Goto www.twitter.com and look up WarehamGatemen.
PENA DEDICATES GAME TO GREG MONTALBANO- Former Gatemen and CCBL MVP Carlos Pena dedicated his 2-homerun/walk-off rbi single performance last night against the Texas Rangers to college teammate, good friend and former Gatemen Greg Montalbano who died after a long battle with cancer on Saturday. See story about Greg.
Gatemen Notebook August 16, 2009
YES, THERE ARE OTHER SUMMER LEAGUES!!- Longtime Gatemen friend Allan Simpson from PGCrosschecker.com has been blogging from the Coastal Plain League's championship where the Forest City Owls (N.C.) completed an incredible 46-9 record -- 51-9 if you include their 5 playoff wins. The Owls will certainly remain atop the final "Summer 25" which is where they stood before their championship win. The Gatemen were as high at #7 during the season but will most likely finish out of the top 25 summer teams in the country. See top 25 as of August 11th (final top 25 will be posted soon)
FIRST OFFSEAON MEETING ON SEPTEMBMER 10TH - The first offseason meeting of the Wareham Gatemen Organization will be held in the large conference room of the Wareham Free Library on Thursday, September 10th @ 6:00pm. (Meetings will held the 2nd Thursday of each month - same place and time)
PERFECT GAME NORTHEAST SHOWCASE NOT BEING HELD IN WAREHAM - The annual Northeast Perfect Game Showcase; normally held at Spillane Field, has been moved to Bristal, CT for this season and is being held this weekend.
SIGNING DEADLINE AUGUST 17TH- All Gatemen drafted in the first 10 rounds of the MLB Draft have signed except for Andy Oliver (2nd round), Kendal Volz (9th) and Blake Dean (10th). Also not signed with only 1 day left in the signing period is number 1 pick Steven Strasburg and a host of Cape Leaguers -- Dustin Ackley (#2), Grant Green (#13), Alex White (#15) and Kyle Gibson (#22).
KEY TO CCBL CHAMPIONSHIP DEFEATING GATEMEN?? - The Wareham Gatemen were 1-3 vs. the Harwich Mariners in '08 and 0-6 vs. the Bourne Braves in '09 for a combined 1-9 record vs the last two CCBL Champs during those respective seasons. Perhaps predicting the CCBL Champ -- if it isn't the Gatemen -- is to see how Wareham fared against playoff teams???
2010 GATEMEN ROSTER - The deadline for each team submitting their list of protected players to the league is September 1st. Teams will be deciding now on players that they would like to invite back from the 2009 roster; weighing factors such as draft eligibility and '09 performance.
PLAYOFF RESULTS/BOX SCORES - All CCB playoff results and box scores are included on our schedule and results page in the playff section.
Gatemen Notebook August 5, 2009
GATEMEN BACK IN THE PLAYOFFS- For the 20th time since 1976, the Wareham Gatemen will participate in the Cape Cod Baseball League Playoffs. The opponent and place will be determined after the final game vs. Bourne tonight. (Aug 5th) and the result of the Cotuit/Brewster game. A Gatemen win combined with a Cotuit loss or tie gives Wareham 2nd place in the Western Division and home game in the one game, round 1 playoff game vs Cotuit. A loss gives Wareham 3rd place and a road playoff game at Cotuit on Friday. (Aug 7th)
EMAIL FRENZY NIGHT- Keeping up with tradition, our broadcast during the regular season, home finale will feature "email frenzy". We hope to get as many emails as possible with your comments about the season, the playoffs, the '09 season, etc. Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
GATEMEN PLAYER AUTOGRAPH PICTURE ALBUM AUCTION- As of August 5th, the high bid for the full color, autograph picture album featuring individual pictures of the entire Gatemen team was $260. See full details here and get your bids in by 6:00pm on August 5th. (Today!!) All proceeds goto Dana Farber Cancer Research.
WEBSITE PICTURES UPDATES- 8 new sets of Gatemen pictures have been posted to this website; including the CCBL All-Star Game at Fenway Park. We lead the league in website pictures thanks to Gatemen photographer Andrew Griffith. Check out the photos page and enjoy.
TODD CUNNINGHAM WINS PRO PROSPECT AWARD- Falmouth's Todd Cunningham, who is flirting with hitting .400 for the season, was awarded the league's Top Pro Prospect Award and crowned the Batting Champion.
THANK YOU TO JUSTIN MASTERSON- Recently traded and former Red Sox and Gatemen pitcher Justin Masterson was on hand to present each CCBL All-Star their award during CCBL All-Star recognition night at Fenway Park. Photos of the night are also available on our photos page.
Gatemen Notebook July 30th, 2009
YELLOW JACKETS HEADING HOME- Due to injuries, Georgia Tech C/1B Cole Leonida and Georgia Tech pitcher Zach Brewster have left the Cape and have been released by the Gatemen. Both should recover from their injurires in order to play for the Yellow Jackets this coming season.
ADDITIONAL LATE SEASON ROSTER MOVES- Brett Eibner (Arkansas) and Chris Hannick (Cal-State Northridge) have both been released from their contract in order to attend to some things back at their respective schools.
GATEMEN PITCHER LEAD WEST IN ALL-STAR GAME- CCBL Western Division Head Coach Mike Roberts used 3 consecutive Gatemen pitchers to help defeat the East squad 3-0 in a rain shortend game at Fenway Park. Brandon Workman (Texas) picked up the win and he was followed on the mound by Jack Armstrong (Vanderbilt) and Eric Pfisterer (Duke). Armstrong hit 97 on the Fenway radar gun!! We have hundreds of pictures from the day and will be posting many of them soon on gatemen.org.
GEORGE SPRINGER LEADING THE OFFENSE- Gatemen OF George Springer (UCONN) is swinging a hot bat and is suddenly 2nd in the league in rbi with 23. (an error in the box score of last night's game vs. Hyannis gave him only 2 rbi for his 3-run homer) The Big East Freshman of the Year has raised his average to .241, he has 3 homers, 28 hits and has 10 stolen bases.
LOOKING TOWARDS THE PLAYOFFS- As of July 30th, the Gatemen sit 1 point behind Western Division leading Bourne with 41 points and are tied with Orleans for the 3rd highest point total. YD leads with 49 points. Remember, the league has added 2 teams to the playoffs. The division winners receive a bye and the runner up in each division will qualify. The next 2 teams with the best record, regardless of division, will also qualify for the playoffs face off in one game showdowns against the runner ups. If the playoffs ended today, the Gatemen would face either Cotuit or Chatham in one of those match-ups.
FINAL DOUBLE-HEADER SATURDAY- The final double-header of the season is scheduled for Saturday vs. the Orleans Firebirds. Game 1 begins at 4:30 at Spillane Field. Cole Green (Texas) is expected to start game 1 and Brandon Workman (Texas) is the game 2 probable.
WALLY THE GRENN MONSTER VISITS SPILLANE FIELD- South Coast Hospitals Group is sponsoring Wally the Green Monster's visting to Spillane Field on Sunday, August 2nd before and during the Gatemen game vs. Falmouth. See more details
THE PASSING OF GREAT BASEBALL FAN- Longtime Wareham resident, the grandfather of "your's truly", Harold Marble passed away on Friday, July 24th at the age of 88 years old. Mr. Marble was the owner of the former "Marble Hardware" on Main Street in Wareham Center. I apologize for the delay and lack of Twitter posts during the past week as we attended to his services. Harry was a great baseball fan!!!
Gatemen Notebook July 16th, 2009
DOUBLE-HEADERS WORKING FOR WAREHAM- The poor weather that plagued the Cape for some time and forced a number of 7-inning double-headers around the league have proved beneficial for the Gatemen. A 2-game sweep of the Hyannis Mets in the first double-header was followed by a 2-game tie with Cotuit and then a sweep of the Harwich Mariners. In all, the Gatemen are 4-0-2 in double-headers; picking up 10 total points.
HOMERUN HITTING GATEMEN - The Gatemen continue to hit the longball and lead the league with 15 total homers. Wareham hit 24 in all of last season and only 11 in all of 2007.
THANK YOU TO JOHN CABRAL AND CHRIS BLAKE IN HYANNIS- Hyannis Met broadcasters John Cabral & Chris Blake offered a very classy gesture at the very end of the 2nd game of Wareham's double-header with Hyannis on July 6th. After their postgame wrap-up and after a Gatemen sweep, both "toasted" John Wylde on the air by opening a soda and a hot dog to honor John. John and Chris noted how different it was in the Hyannis pressbox during a Wareham game without Mr. Wylde in his familiar position as the official scorer. Class act guys!!! Thank you.
FORMER GATEMEN IN MLB ALL-STAR GAME - Former Gatemen Aaron Hill (Toronto) started at second base for the American League in the MLB All-Star game. Carlos Pena (Tampa) was an all-star reserve and also participated in the HR derby.
MATT MURTON STARTED IN TRIPLE-A ALL STAR GAME - Former Gatemen and CCBL MVP Matt Murton batted 3rd and was the DH for the PCL in the AAA All-Star game.
ANOTHER GOOD CAPE LEAGUE BLOG/SITE - As we've done with other CCBL related websites, we recommend another great blog covering the league. Check out "Cape Cod League Blog" which provides excellent and detailed game notes from across the league on almost a daily basis.
ALL-STAR GAME ROSTER ANNOUNCED - As outlined in our front page story, the CCBL All-Star rosters have been announced. Congratulations to Derek Dietrich (Georgia Tech), Brandon Workman (Texas), Eric Pfisterer (Duke) and Jack Armstrong (Vanderbilt) to were all named to the West squad. Brett Eibner (Arkansas) will also head to Fenway and participate in the homerun contest.
GATEMEN PICTURES - Don't forget to check out the hundreds of pictures that have been downloaded to our photos page of the Gatemen in action. A big thank you to official Gatemen photographer Andrew Griffith for his hard work and great shots.
Gatemen Notebook July 9th, 2009
ZACH WILSON 10 GAME HITTING STREAK- Since arriving from the CWS from Arizona State, Zach Wilson has gotten a hit in every game he has played for the Gatemen. His current hitting streak is at 10 games and he is hitting .361 with with 4 doubles, 2 homers and 6 rbi.
TEXAS PITCHERS HAVE ARRIVED - Gatemen pitchers Brandon Workman and Cole Green who pitched in the finals of the CWS against LSU, have arrived in Wareham and are the last two roster players expected. Workman returns to Wareham for his 2nd season and was named a CCBL All-Star in '08. Teammate Connor Rowe, who hit a walk of homer in the CWS to propel UT into the finals, is also on the Gatemen roster.
GATEMEN BULLPEN SHINING - Highlighted by a bases loaded, no out, "strike out the side" performance vs. Hyannis the other night by Dean Kiekhefer, the Wareham bullpen has been stellar. The Wareham record when leading:
STARTING PITCHERS AT TOP OF LEAGUE IN WINS - Starting pitcher Jack Armstrong (Vanderbilt) was the first pitcher in the CCBL to pick up his 3rd win in his complete game win vs. Hyannis. Eric Pfisterer (Duke) joined Armstrong with his 3rd win last night vs. Chatham.
DOUBLE HEADER ADDED - Yet another double-header has been added to the Wareham schedule. The rained out game vs. Cotuit this past Tuesday has been rescheduled as part of a double-header at Lowell Park on Monday, July 13th. Game 1 will begin at 2:30.
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - Twitter game updates, news & notes and other Wareham Gatemen and CCBL informaion. Join the fun. We recently had our 200th follower and currently stand at 206 - Thank you Gatemen fans.
LEAGUE LEAD IN HOME RUNS - As a team, the Wareham Gatemen lead the CCBL with 12 homeruns but are last in batting average with a combined .200 BA.
Gatemen Notebook July 5th, 2009
THANK YOU TO ALEX PERLMAN & KEVIN COPP - Our first year Gatemen broadcasters have gone above & beyond with their contributions to the Wareham Gatemen organization during their first year on the Cape. In addition to their broadcast duties, Alex has put together "Game notes" for all home games and some away games that are posted to www.gatemen.org and are printed and handed out at Spillane Field. Kevin has taken some of the burden off of "your's truly" and has written most of our daily game stories; making the daily chores of updating the website a team effort and one that is most appreciated. Great job guys!!
DEAN KIEKHEFER NEW BROADCASTER?? - Gatemen RHP Dean Kiekhefer joined the guys in the broadcast booth during our game the other night against Falmouth. He did a great job on the air and "called" Derek Dietrich's 3-run blast!
AARON HILL NAMED AMERICAN LEAGUE ALL-STAR - Former Gatemen 2B Aaron Hill was named a reserve on the American League All-Star game. Two Gatemen are finalists for the final player "fan vote"; Carlos Pena (Tampa) and Adam Lind (Toronto).
LIGHTNING STRIKE AT SPILLANE FIELD - Last Wednesday, lightning struck near or at Spillane Field, knocking out some of the pressbox systems; including our DSL modem which as hit. At this point, we appear back to normal and were able to recover in time to broadcast the Friday night game vs. Falmouth. Thank you Verizon for getting our new modem out to us so fast.
ROSTER MOVES - Taylor Jungmann (Texas) and Jarrod McKinney (Arkansas) were both dropping from the Gatemen roster so they could attend some summer school. Keith Bilodeau (Maine) and Bruce Kern (St. John's) were named to the permanent roster to fill those spots.
DOUBLE HEADERS SCHEDULED - For those that miss this true baseball double-header, you're in luck!! Because of the many rainouts, the Gatemen have four double-headers schedule at this point. Check our schedule for full details. The first of those games is on July 6th in Hyannis; first game at 4:30pm.
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - Twitter has quickly caught on in the Cape Cod Baseball League and the Gatemen have joined the fun. Goto www.twitter.com and look up the WarehamGatemen. Once you are signed up, you can follow game updates, news & notes and other Wareham Gatemen and CCBL informaion. Join the fun.
Gatemen Notebook June 28th, 2009
JACK ARMSTRONG BACKFLIP - This is Gatemen RHP pitcher Jack Armstrong's famous backflip video:
RAIN, RAIN, RAIN - The unprecedented rain on Cape Cod has resulted in a number of schedule changes; including three double-headers that will played vs. Hyannis, Cotuit & Harwich respectively. The Leauge has revised their policy regarding double-headers and will follow the NCAA by playing 7 inning games for each end of the double headers the have been scheduled across the league. See our schedule page for the most up to date revisions.
MARTHA'S VINEYARD GAME VS FALMOUTH - The Wareham Gatemen will play the Falmouth Commodores on Martha's Vineyard at MV High School on Thursday, July 9th at 1:00pm. The Steamship Authority out of Woods Hole, MA has arranged for a special package that includes discounted ferry tickets and free transportation to and from the game once on the island. Click here for more information
GATEMEN ALL-STAR GAME SPECIAL OFFER - The Wareham Gatemen organization has arranged to offer fans an all inclusive offer for the CCBL All-Star game that is being played at historic Fenway Park in Boston. For $30, the Gatemen are offering a ticket to the game and round trip bus transportation. Click here for more information
TEXAS PLAYERS SHOULD BE ARRIVING SOON - The Texas Longhorns lost a deciding game 3 in the college world series vs. LSU. The Gatemen have 4 roster players from UT including pitchers Brandon Workman, Taylor Jungmann and Cole Green plus OF Connor Rowe and all should be arriving soon on the Cape.
THE RUNNING KETTLEERS - The Cotuit Kettleers have stolen an incredible 45 bases through only 11 games this season. The next highest total is from Orleans who has stolen 22 bases. Chris Bisson (Kentucky) and Rico Noel (Coastal Carolina) lead the league with 12 stolen bases apiece.
PFISTERER LEADING IN STRIKEOUTS - Gatemen starting pitcher Eric Pfisterer (Duke) is tied for the lead league in strikeouts with 20.
PENA CONTINUES TO LEAD THE WAY WITH HOMERS - Former Gatemen and CCBL MVP Carlos Pena continues to lead the American League in homeruns. He as 23 so far on the season for the Tampa Bay Rays.
NOTE: The Gatemen News & Notes from May 9th through June 20th are no longer available due to a technical issue.
Gatemen Notebook May 9, 2009
DEREK DIETRICH NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT- ESPN The Magazine has named their District Academic All-Americans and Dereck Dietrich's impressive 3.41 GPA in the classrooom; combined with his stellar performance on the field has landed him on this list. See full story
ROSTER MOVE- The Gatemen have announced the first couple of what is historically a lot of roster activity prior to the start of the season. Robby Broach (Tulane) is the latest pitcher to be released due to an injury. Nick Pepitone (Tulane) has been added to the non-roster invitee list.
GATEMEN YOUTH BASEBALL CLINICS- The Wareham Gatemen organization is proud to once again hold the traditional youth baseball clinics; where Gatemen coaches and players will conduct clinics for kids of all ages. Sign up by completing our registration form that is found on our Youth Clinics Page.
CAPE LEAGUE TRIO LEADING MLB- Former Gatemen Carlos Pena, who won the 1997 CCBL MVP award while leading Wareham to the '97 Championship, is leading Major League Baseball in homeruns. Meanwhile, Evan Longoria (Chatham) is the league's leader in RBI and Kevin Youkilis is leading MLB in batting average.
MLB DRAFT- An important day for the Cape Cod Baseball Leauge each year is the Major League Baseball Draft -- where not only current roster players are drafted and have to make a decision about signing, but where past CCBL stars get their chance to be rewarded for their college careers. This year's draft is on June 9-11th and it is always fun to look a couple of "mock drafts". A couple to check out are mymlbdraft.com and mlbdraftsite.com. You'll notice CCBL and Gatemen names sprinkled throughout both first round lists; including former Wareham players Andy Oliver, former signee Mike Minor, Josh Phegley and Kendal Volz.
Gatemen Notebook May 1, 2009
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NCAA TO ADD EXTRA WEEK TO SEASON- The NCAA has approved the recommendation to expand the college baseball season by one week. This should not affect the CCBL as the extra week will be added to the beginning of the season. See story
LUKE MURTON HAVING STELLAR SEASON FOR YELLOW JACKETS- Former Gatemen Luke Murton is having a tremendous season for Georgia Tech. The 2007 CCBL Homerun Derby champion is hitting .376, has 56 hits, 12 doubles, 12 homeruns and has knocked in 43 runners.
UCONN'S SPRINGER TIES HOMERUN RECORD- Incoming Gatemen OF George Springer has tied the UCONN freshman homerun record by hitting his 13th homer of the season -- a grand slam against Bryant; his second homer of that game.
ROSTER UPDATE- Pitchers Max Perlman (Harvard) and Ben Blanton (Vanderbilt) have been dropped from the roster due to injuries. Alex Dickerson (Indiana) has been moved from the non-roster invitee roster to the main roster. Along with former Gatemen catcher Josh Phegley, Dickerson is leading the Indiana offense and is having a great season for the Hoosiers -- hitting .377, 13 homers, 13 doubles and 49 rbi.
ONLY 37 DAYS UNTIL THE FIRST PRESEASON GAME- Believe it or not, we are only 37 days away from the first pitch against Lowell on June 7th in the first if three preseason games. Check our schedule page or print a copy of our 2009 "poster schedule" that has been printed and distributed to businesses around town.
PERFECT GAME NORTHEAST SHOWCASE AT SPILLANE- Perfect Game will be back in Wareham on August 14-16 for the Northeast Player Showcase -- a great way to get a final "baseball fix" after the conclusion of the CCBL season. This event will showcase the top high school talent from all over the Northeastern United States.
Gatemen Notebook April 23, 2009
BRETT EIBNER SEC PITCHER OF THE WEEK- Returning Gatemen player Brett Eibner (Arkansas), who played 31 games in the outfield and who is a tremendous offensive player, was named the SEC Pitcher of the Week. Eibner, who tied for first in homeruns with 4 last season, pitched a complete game, 1 hit shutout against #1 ranked Georgia. See full story
17 PLAYERS INVITED TO INITIAL TEAM USA TRIALS- Derek Dietrich, Team USA player in '08 and Gatemen roster player for '09 has been invited to tryout for Team USA in Cary, NC in June. See story
WELCOME NEW GATEMEN SPONSORS- The Wareham Gatemen organization would like to welcome all of our new sponsors for the '09 and extend a thank you to all of returning sponsors. You will see many of our new sponsors on our schedule and roster page.
WELCOME NEW GATEMEN COACHES- Joining Head Coach Cooper Farris and returning first base coach Darryl Maxwell after the departure of longtime pitching coach Ryan Beggs is Bill Selby, Gary Rath and Matt Ponte. Selby had a 14 year career in professional baseball; including 5 years with the Boston Red Sox. He is currently the hitting coach at Northwestern. Rath, pitching coach alongside Farris at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, also played major league baseball - with the Dodgers and Twins. Ponte, a former star pitcher at Wheaton College, will head up the Youth Clinic Program for the Gatemen.
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR WALLY THE GREEN MONSTER- It's official!! Wally the Green Monster, the mascot for the Boston Red Sox, will be making an appearance from 6-8pm during the game between the Gatemen and the Falmouth Commodores on August 2nd. More to follow on www.gatemen.org.
Gatemen Notebook April 15, 2009
GATEMEN HOMERUN LEADERS- Back by request are the latest college homerun totals for the current NCAA baseball season that is well underway. The following shows the total homeruns hit by all of the incoming Gatemen roster players:
TOM STACK-BABICH IVY LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK- '08 Gatemen player Tom Stack-Babich was named co-Ivy League Player of the Week for his performance during last week that culminated with a Baseball Bean Pot loss to Boston College at Fenway Park. Stack-Babich was also named to the weekly National Collegiate Baseball Foundation All-Star Lineup. See story
NAT'L COLLEGIATE BASEBALL FOUNDATION "WEEKLY ALL-STAR LINEUP- Speaking of The National Collegiate Baseball Foundation, they are announcing a "weekly all star team" comprised of the top performing players from across the country. It is an interesting and informative way of keeping up with the top players in the country. See weekly lists
SUPERB EARLY SEASON PERFORMANCES FROM GATEMEN IN MLB- A number of Gatemen alumni are among the offensive leaders in Major League Baseball. Nick Swisher (NYY) is 2nd in MLB in HR, 3rd in rbi and 5th in batting average. Adam Lind (TOR) leads MLB with 12 rbi and is 3rd in homeruns, Ryan Theriot (CUBS) is tied for 5th in batting average and Carlos Pena is 5th in rbi with 10 and tied for 8th with 3 homeruns.
CCBL TRY OUT AT SPILLANE FIELD- As is tradition in Wareham, the CCBL invitation-only tryout is being held June 6th at Spillane Field. More information
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BASEBALL AMERICA TOP 25 WEEK ENDING 4/13/09- LSU is the latest number 1 team in the country followed by Rice, UC-Irvine, Arizona State and North Carolina. The complete list is here.
Gatemen Notebook March 14, 2009
RYAN LEMARRE BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK- Incoming Gatemen OF Ryan LaMarre from the University of Michigan was named the co-Big Ten Player of the Week for hitting .500 with 3 homeruns and 8 rbi. See full story
RYAN PINEDA HONORED AS BIG WEST SCHOLAR ATHLETE- Returning Gatemen infielder Ryan Pineda was honored by the Big West Conference Scholar athlete for his efforts in the community and in the classroom. He's also pretty good on the baseball field; hitting .400 with 3 homers and 14 rbi in the early part of the college baseball season. See full story
UPDATED TOP 25 - BASEBALL AMERICA- Texas took over the number spot in college baseball according to Baseball America; North Carolina, Texas A&M, LSU and Baylor. See the entire top 25
GATEMEN FRIENDS & FAMILY- Become a member of the Wareham Gatemen Friends and Family Membership Program. For more information, see our new Friends and Family webpage
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Gatemen Notebook March 3, 2009
BRANDON WORKMAN THROWS NO-HITTER- 8 months ago, Brandon Workman took a no-hitter into the last inning vs. Cotuit in one of the most dominating pitching performances in Wareham Gatemen history. This past weekend, he took a no-hitter into the final inning against Penn State and completed the job; throwing the 21st no-hitter in the long and storied history of Texas Longhorn baseball. See full story
TEXAS/GATEMEN PITCHING DOMINATING- Brandon Workman, Cole Green and Taylor Jungman are all starting pitchers for the University of Texas and also plan on pitching in the same rotation for the Wareham Gatemen this summer. Aside from Workman's no-hitter, the three pitchers have a combined 5-0 record to start the season. Not to be forgotten despite not pitching for the Longhorn's is the early season performance of other Gatemen pitcher Scott Rembisz from Florida International.
TOP 25 RANKED TEAMS - BASEBALL AMERICA- LSU is the new number 1 team in college baseball according to Baseball America; followed by Texas, North Carolina, Texas A&M and UC-Irvine. See the entire top 25
PINEDA, LEMARRE, DICKERSON OFF TO HOT OFFENSIVE STARTS- With the great starts of so many incoming Gatemen pitchers, the offensive players shouldn't be overlooked. Three players have stood out in early season play - Ryan Pineda from Cal State Northridge who is hiting .462 with 2 homers, 10 rbi, 3 doubles and 12 total hits, Ryan Lamarre from Michigan is hitting .421 to go along with 3 homeruns (including 2 3-run homers in one game this past weekend), 17 rbi, 2 double and 3 stolen bases and finally, non-roster invitee Alex Dickerson from Indiana who is hitting .435, has 10 total hits, 8 rbi and 2 homers.
GATEMEN SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES- The Wareham Gatemen organization relies entirely on generous donors, sponsorships and game day donations & merchandise sales to sustain the organization. There are many sponsorship opportunties available such as field signs, broadcast adverstisements, media guide spots and many other ways to promote your organization while supporting a great product
on the field. If interested, please contact Leanne Schiller at Grassroots Marketing USA at 508-946-0899 or by email at Leanne@grassrootsmarketingusa.com
BRANDON WORKMAN BIG 12 CONF PITCHER OF THE WEEK- In part due to his no-hitter, Brandon Workman was named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week. See full story
Gatemen Notebook February 19, 2009
COLLEGE BASEBALL OPENING DAY ON FRIDAY- The official start to the NCAA college baseball season gets underway on Friday. A number attracitive match-ups are scheduled that involve the teams of incoming Gatemen players. A few to check out:
Vanderbilt at Stanford
Louisville at Florida
Washington State at Arkansas
Hawaii at UC-Irvine
UCONN in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge facing Michigan State, Ohio State and Northwestern
PLANS UNDERWAY A "WALLY THE GREEN MONSTER"- The Gatement organization is finalizing plans to host Wally the Green Monster, the official mascot of the Boston Red Sox, at Spillane Field during one of the autograph nights this upcoming season. Check back for more details as plans get finailzed.
USA BASEBALL "GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD"- USA Baseball has announced their preseason "watch list" for player of the year. The list features incoming Gatemen SS Derek Dietrich from Georgia Tech. Additionally, a number of former Gatemen have been named including Kendal Volz (Baylor), Josh Phegley (Indiana), Blake Dean (LSU) and Andrew Oliver (Oklahoma State)
Derek Dietrich - Georgia Tech (picture courtesy Georgia Tech website)
RIVALS.COM TOP 10 IMPACT FRESHMAN- Rivals.com has named the top 10 freshman that they expect to have the greatest impact in college baseball in '09. The list features pitcher Taylor Jungman (Texas) and 2 way player Jordan Swagerty (Arizona State); both whom will wear a Gatemen uniform this summer. See full story
GATEMEN SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES- The Wareham Gatemen organization relies entirely on generous donors, sponsorships and game day donations & merchandise sales to sustain the organization. There are many sponsorship opportunties available such as field signs, broadcast adverstisements, media guide spots and many other ways to promote your organization while supporting a great product
on the field. If interested, please contact Leanne Schiller at Grassroots Marketing USA at 508-946-0899 or by email at Leanne@grassrootsmarketingusa.com
PRESEASON SCHEDULE FINALIZED- In addition to the previously announced preseason game vs. the Lowell All-Americans from the New England Collegiate Baseball League on June 7th, the Gatemen will face another NECBL team in a home and away series. The Gatemen will welcome the Holyoke Blue Sox to Spillane Field for a 12:30 game on Monday, June 8th and will then take their longest road trip of the season when they travel to Holyoke on June 9th for a 6:30 game vs. the Blue Sox.
Gatemen Notebook January 30, 2009
21 DAYS UNTIL COLLEGE BB OPENING DAY- Even though Spillane Field is under a blanket of snow and ice, NCAA Division II and III baseball have begun their seasons. Division I schools begins in 21 days. (as of 1/30/09). First pitch is slated for many programs on February 20th. Check back to www.gatemen.org frequently as we will follow the Gatemen roster players throughout the college baseball season.
NCAA DIVISION II WORLD SERIES AT USA TRAINING COMPLEX- The 2009 Division II World Series for the next 2 seasons, as announced by the NCAA, will be held at the USA National Baseball Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. During reconstruction of their home field last season, the University of North Carolina played their home games and the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament at this same complex. See story
USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina
GATEMEN ANNOUNCE NEW BROADCAST TEAM- Gatemen college interns Kevin Copp from the University of Georgia and Alex Perlman from Syracuse University were recently named the internet "broadcasting duo" for the 2009 season. Former Gatemen broadcaster Sam Eshelman from Arizona State University is now working for "The Fan 1060", sports radio in Tempe, AZ.
PRESEASON/EXHIBITION GAME SCHEDULED- The Wareham Gatemen have scheduled a preseason game vs. the Lowell All-Americans form the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The game will be played on June 7th at 1:00pm at Spillane Field. The Gatemen expect to schedule 2 additional preseason games that are to be announced.
BASEBALL AMERICA PICKS NCAA TOURNEY FIELD- Baseball America has predicted the entire 64 team for the NCAA tournament 21 days before the first pitch is made!!! Check out the list.
Gatemen Notebook January 7, 2009
PRESEASON COLLEGE BASEBALL POLL- Collegiate Baseball Magazine has released their preseason ranking of the top 40 teams going into the start of the 2009 College Baseball Season. The top ranked team is LSU followed by North Carolina, Rice, Georgia, Stanford, Arizona State, Florida State, Louisville, Texas A&M and Texas. Incoming Gatemen players Jordan Swagerty and Zach Wilson play for ASU, pitchers Gabriel Shaw and Dean Kiekhefer are from Louisville and returning players Connor Rowe and Brandon Workman along with teammates Cole Green and Taylor Jungmann are from Texas.
ANDY OLIVER FIGHTING THE NCAA- Former Gatemen LHP Andy Oliver from Oklahoma State, projected to be a high draft pick in this year's MLB Draft, is disputing claims made by the NCAA of improper contact with an agent. Oliver is hoping to avoid punishment by the NCAA so he can pitch a full season for the Cowboys. See full story from Baseball America's Blog
NCAA ADDING A WEEK TO CURRENT SCHEDULE??- Division I coaches held their annual meeting at the ABCA Convention in San Diego recently. Among the many topics discussed, was the possibility of adding a week to the beginning and a week to the end of each season. This will be an interesting topic to follow as it would certainly have an impact on when players arrive on the Cape. See notebook from the coaches meeting on Rivals.com
FEBRUARY 20TH OPENING DAY FOR MANY COLLEGES- Be sure to review the individual schedules that you can find by clicking on the school name on our roster page but it looks like most colleges are opening up the 2009 season on February 20th. Gatemen.org will be following the season closely and will be sure to report on how the incoming Gatemen are performing.
ORLEANS CARDINALS NOW THE "FIREBIRDS"- Eastern Division powerhouse Orleans has changed their team name from the Cardinals to the "Firebirds". Orleans is the 2nd team to change their name for the '09 season. Orleans rival Chatham changed their name to the Anglers.
NCBWA PRESEAON ALL-AMERICANS- The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has announced their selections for preseason all-americans. Included are a few former and incoming Gatemen players. Josh Phegley (Indiana) is on the first team, Brandon May (Alabama) is a 2nd team selection and Derek Dietrich (Georgia Tech) and Blake Dean (LSU) were named to the third team. See full list on the NCBWA website
TOP 25 RECRUITING CLASSES- Baseball America named Arizona State as having the best recruiting class in the nation followed up by Vanderbilt. The Gatemen are proud to have players from both classes; Jack Armstrong from Vanderbilt and Jordan Swagerty and Zach Wilson from ASU. See the entire ranking on Baseball America's website
Gatemen Notebook December 15, 2008
10 CURRENT/FORMER GATEMEN NAMED TO WALLACE LIST- 10 Incoming or former Gatemen were named to the Wallace Award List; an award given annually to the nation's top collegiate player. Current Gatemen on the list include Derek Dietrich (Georgia Tech) and Brandon Workman (Texas). Former Wareham players on the list include Brandon May (Alabama), Kendal Volz (Baylor), Josh Phegley (Indiana), Matt Bashore (Indiana), Blake Dean (LSU), Aaron Baker (Oklahoma), Andy Oliver (Oklahoma State) and Seth Henry (Tulane). See complete list
NEW BEDFORD AWARDED NEW ENGLAND COLLEGIATE LEAGUE TEAM- The Torrington Twisters from the New England Collegiate Summer League will relocated to New Bedford and play at Paul Walsh Field; where the Gatemen have played 3 games over the past 2 seasons. The team will be called the New Bedford Bay Sox. See story
2009 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED- The Wareham Gatemen have posted the 2009 schedule and is available by clicking here.
ROSTER UPDATES - The 2009 Wareham Gatemen roster continues to be "tweaked" and updated on a continual basis. The latest updates include the addition of left handed pitcher Blake Monar from Indiana University.
TOM ANGELO NAMED ASST GENERAL MANAGER - The Wareham Gatemen have announced the addition of Tom Angelo from Marion, MA as assistant general manager.
HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS - The 2008 CCBL Hall of Fame Class was recently inducted and the list included former Gatemen and current MLB stars Ben Sheets from the Milwaukee Brewers and former CCBL MVP and Oakland A's outfielder Matt Murton.
Gatemen Notebook October 23, 2008
SUN DEVILS NAMED TOP RECRUITING CLASS- Arizona State University has been named by Baseball America as having the best recruiting class for 2009. They are followed by #2 Vanderbilt and #3 Georgia. The Gatemen roster features the top two rated freshman on the Sun Devil roster; Jordan Swagerty (C/RHP) and Zach Wilson (3B). The roster also includes Jack Armstrong (RHP/1B) from Vanderbilt's recruiting class. Jack is the son of former Wareham Gatemen and MLB All-Star Jack Armstrong.
ALCS - WORLD SERIES - GATEMEN CONNECTIONS- The Wareham Gatemen are very proud to have been well represented during he MLB playoffs. 1997 CCBL MVP Carlos Pena and relief pitcher JP Howell (Gatemen '03) play for the American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays. The Boston Red Sox, who were defeated in game 7 of the ALCS, featured Justin Masterson, who played for the Gatemen in 2005 as the team's closer. AND former Gatemen "signee", David Price, who was the #1 pick in the draft in '07, pitched the final 4 outs to close out Boston in game 7 of the ALCS.
BROADCAST INTERN OPPORTUNITIES- The Wareham Gatemen are offering 2 "play-by-play" broadcasting opportunities to college students seeking a career in broadcast journalism. Please contact Scott Eaton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2009 ROSTER HAS BEEN RELEASED - The 2009 Wareham Gatemen roster has been released and is availabe at www.gatemen.org. The roster features 11 returning players, 1 returning signed player who played for Team USA last summer (Derek Dietrich - Georgia Tech) and 16 new players from all over the country. Please continue to check back to our website as we post more information about our talented players throughout the offseason.
2008 TOP CAPE LEAGUE PROSPECTS BY BASEBALL AMERICA - Baseball American named their top 30 prospects in the Cape Cod Baseball League from this past summer. Grant Green (UCLA - Chatham), CCBL All-Star Game MVP, was named the top prospect followed by two UNC players; Dustin Ackley (Harwich) and Matt Harvey (Chatham). Returning Gatemen RHP Brandon Workman (Texas) made the list at #5 and LHP Matt Bashore (Indiana) was tabbed as the 28th best prospect.
THANK YOU AD MAKEPEACE- Gatemen sponsor and supporter, AD Makepeace of Wareham, hosted their annual Cranberry Festival on October 11th and 12th. Gatemen organizational members volunteered to help with the over 11,000 attendees during the weekend. Our gracious sponsor then made an impressive donation to the Wareham Gatemen Baseball Organization. Thank you AD Makepeace!! You can check out AD Makepeace's website at www.admakepeace.com
CHATHAM A'S TO BECOME CHATHAM "ANGLERS"- The Chatham "A's" have played their last game at Spillane Field....or any field for that matter. The Chatham organization has changed their name from the "A's" to the "Anglers".
Gatemen Notebook August 28, 2008
FIRST LOOK AT 2009 ROSTER- The Wareham Gatemen have released the first version of the 2009 roster. While plenty of recruiting and paperwork remain, the organization has "protected" players that have been invited to return in '09 or join the team after playing this past summer for Team USA. See our 2009 roster.
RYAN BEGGS NOT RETURNING TO WAREHAM- Ryan Beggs, pitching coach under Head Coach Cooper Farris for both the Wareham Gatemen since 2002 and at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, will not be returning to Wareham in 2009. Coach Beggs has accepted another coaching position that will not allow him to return to Cape Cod. Congratulations Coach Beggs!!
RAYNOR CAMBELL TABBED WITH ALL-LEAGUE HONOR- Gatemen third baseman Raynor Cambell (Baylor), was named to the Cape Cod Baseball League All-Conference team; the only Gatemen named to the team.
BOOK TO HONOR THE LIFE OF JOHN WYLDE - Former New Bedford Standard Times sports reporter Zach Rocha, the Gatemen beat reporter for years, is writing a book Gatemen President John Wylde. Zach hopes to release the book just prior to the 2009 season and we hope to make in available on www.gatemen.org.
GATEMEN WEBSITE "TOOK A HIT" - This website suffered a major, technical "glitch" a couple of weeks ago and after being down for over 24 hours, we discovered that much of the site had to be restored and reloaded. Most of that effort has been completed but we realize that certain aspects or versions of specific pages are either missing or not functioning properly. This will not affect our ability to bring you the latest Gatemen News and Notes and other features during the off-season.
THANK YOU SAM ESHELMAN- The "voice of the Gatemen", Sam Eshelman, has finished his second and final season in the Gatemen pressbox. A recent graduate of Arizona State University where he served as the school's radion station program director, Sam proved to be one of the top broadcasters in the league and helped us deliver free, live broadcasts of over 44 games during the past two seasons from Spillane Field. We wish Sam luck "in the real world"! Justin Ienuso, also a Sun Devil, will return to Wareham next summer and step into the lead broadcast role after sitting next to Sam this past season.