By Ben Gainsboro, Stetson University
Photos by Josh Muir, Endicott College
June 17th, 2019
After one week of play, the kettle is hot. With four wins in seven days and a second place standing in the west division of the Cape Cod League, Cotuit is in a comfortable position as we inch towards July.
Recipe of the Week:
47 Tablespoons of Run-Scoring Sugar
-The Kettleers have been sugary sweet in the scoring column so far this season. The forty-seven runs scored through seven games is most in the CCBL, with Wareham and Y-D next in line at forty a piece.
-Allbry Major (Xavier) is hitting an almost comedic .571 for the Kettleers through seven games of action. The big outfielder is 8-14 with four doubles and two RBI. The Xavier Musketeer has only struck out once and has even stolen a base. An injury bogged down Allbry at the end of the week, but let’s hope he can keep it going on Tuesday and onward.
9 Hill-Grown Beef Patties
-Cam Hill (Kentucky) impressed with his bat during the first week of the season, hitting .278 in 18 AB’s. Even more impressive, however, were his nine runs scored in seven ballgames. If you choose to go with 6 Patties instead, we wouldn’t blame you: Hill also just so happens to have six stolen bases after week one.
10 Teaspoons of Homer-Hummus
-Through seven games, Cotuit leads the CCBL in home runs hit. The Kettleers have left the yard ten times, with the round-trippers being evenly distributed throughout the team. The only two players with multiple home runs are Oraj Anu (Kentucky) and Adam Oviedo (TCU).
63 Ounces of Sizzling Strikeout Sauce
-Careful, this one can get a little hot. The Kettleers pitching staff has K’d sixty-three opposing batters through the first seven games. Joseph Nahas (Georgia Southern) is the strikeout leader for Cotuit with nine. Five other Kettleers, Joey Walsh (Boston College), Richard Brereton (Emory), Kyle Nicolas (Ball State), Bo Hofstra (Purdue), and Sean Sullivan (Cal) have six.
0.00 Added Preservatives, Keep it Healthy!
-Five different Kettleers pitchers have a 0.00 ERA so far on the season. Those pitchers are Zach McCambley (Coastal Carolina, one appearance), Sean Sullivan (Cal, one appearance), Chris Troye (UC Santa Barbara, one appearance), Joseph Nahas (two appearances) and Matt Moore (Purdue, two appearances).
Combine ingredients, let sit, and enjoy!
Recipe should make enough for four wins, with potential for more next week
Cotuit next plays Tuesday night vs. Chatham (4-3). First pitch is set for 7 P.M.