Y-D Red Sox Repeat as Cape Cod Baseball League Champions!

by Greg in


FALMOUTH -- The Y-D Red Sox tonight beat the Falmouth Commodores 2-0 to repeat as Cape Cod Baseball League Champions. Y-D beat Wareham last year, and also beat Falmouth in 2004 to win the championship. What a study of contrasts. Falmouth trailed for much of the season but surged mid-season and ultimately made it to the championship round. Y-D dominated all season and controlled the final innings of Game 2 of the championship tonight. Y-D won 4 straight post season games this year on the road to the championship.

The CodBall team will have further details on the game later. And stay tuned for season analysis -- like last year's highlight and lowlights.

The game this evening was exciting to be sure. With Buster Posey of Y-D on third, flamethrow Luke Burnett of Falmouth was brought in to face home run king Gordon Beckham in the top of the 8th. Burnett struck out Beckham.

But after an intentional walk, Y-D had the bases were loaded with one out in the 8th. Burnett was throwing 96 mph.

In a blink, Posey scored from third on a suicide squeeze. The second run scored on a passed ball. And that was it.

I've returned to Seattle and listened to Game 2 of the championship game over the internet. Andrew called me from the game and has lots of photos and video.

Trevor Holder started on the mound for Y-D. Christian Friedrich started Falmouth. Side-armed Y-D closer Nick Cassavechia was brought in for the save. He stuck out Joey Wong, gave up a single to Phil Carey, struck out David Adams and then struck out Aja Barto (representing the tying run) to win the championship.

Earlier in the game, Falmouth's Phil Carey, normally a second baseman but filling in for Conor Gilaspie at 3rd, threw out a Y-D Red Sox runner at home keeping the game scoreless. It remained scoreless for much of the game thanks to fine pitching and defense.

More later. In the meantime, the Cape Cod Times has a good game summary. Will over at Right Field Fog also has a good summary. How about these bloggers!