Cape League Notes - 3/29

by Dave B. in


A few more notes..... Although he was only on the Cape for a short time, it is worth noting that Florida State's Tyler Holt accomplished one of the rarest of baseball feats on Sunday. Holt, who played in three games for Cotuit in 2008, hit for the cycle in the Seminoles 9-5 win over Maryland. Hitting for the cycle is unusual enough, but Holt took things a step further by getting his hits in some semblance of order. He singled in the first inning, doubled in the second, added a triple in the third, and topped things off with a homerun in the fifth. Too bad he didn't come up to bat one inning earlier! Although the odds of hitting for the cycle are very long, Holt took care of business in barely half of a game.

Speaking of Florida State, there is a strong Harwich Mariners connection with the Noles. Stuart Tapley (Harwich; '09) is third on the team in batting with a .352 average. On the mound, FSU is lead by Sean Gilmartin (Harwich; '10) and John Gast (Harwich; '09). Gilmartin is 4-1 with a 2.06 ERA and has struckout 41 batters in 39.1 innings. Gast is also 4-1 and has an ERA of 3.69. They have combined to start 12 of FSU's 23 games.

Zack Cox (Cotuit; '09, '10) has been named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week.  Arkansas swept McNeese State and Alabama with Cox leading the way offensively with a .556 batting average (10-for-18), eight RBI, two home runs, a .944 slugging percentage and a .667 on-base percentage. For the season, Cox has 5 homeruns and 27 RBI to go with a team-leading .435 average. He is working on a 23 game hitting streak. Cox earned a spot on the Cape League's 2009 All League Team as a utility infielder and he was picked as the MVP for the West Division in the All Star game.