August 4, 2014
With the All-Star game in the past, along with a long Cape Cod League regular season, the rosters have shifted with players leaving and coming in for the stretch run.
Over the past week, four players have left the Kettleers, and six more have been brought in for the stretch run.
Kyle Lewis from Mercer University (GA) just finished up his season in the Great Lakes League where he was the player of the year, and was brought in by general manager liaison Hendrik Herz. Lewis tagged along with his teammate Austin Sexton, a right-hand pitcher from Mississippi State.
Will Stillman, who is a roommate at Wofford with Luke Leftwich, came up and made his first appearance on Tuesday. The lanky right-hander surrendered a three-run inside-the-park home run.
Jameson Fisher (Southeastern Louisiana) left the team after clinching the playoffs with a stiff back. To get some depth at the catching position, Murphy added John Jennings, who hit .264 at UMass.
Andrew Schwaab and Jake Harper are the last newcomers. Schwaab just finished up his junior season as a reliever at Missouri. He’s coming from the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Harper pitched to the tune of a 3.86 ERA at St. Joseph’s College.
Also leaving the team are Vanderbilt’s John Norwood, who signed a professional contract with the Miami Marlins, and Rhett Wiseman, who left the team with a hand injury last week.
Cotuit plays its final two regular season games with a home-and-home against Falmouth. They will then start the playoffs on Wednesday against either the Commodores or Bourne.