Bourne Braves Baseball Season Notes - June 20, 2014

Braves Transactions

The Bourne Braves released temporary catcher Matthew Reed (Marshall) on Wednesday. Reed had appeared in one game for Bourne and in his one at bat walked and scored a run. Also on Wednesday the Braves activated Brian Serven and Ryan Kellogg. Serven is a catcher out of Arizona State. Serven saw action in 50 games this spring for the Sun Devils, where the right-handed sophomore hit .249. Kellogg (Arizona State), who played for Bourne last year, is back on the Cape and was placed on the active Bourne roster on Wednesday. A junior from Ontario, Canada, the left-handed Kellogg started 16 games this spring for the Sun Devils finishing the regular season with a record of 8-3 and an ERA of 3.76.

On Tuesday the Braves placed right-handed Jimmy Herget (South Florida) on the inactive list and signed temporary right-hander John Gorman (Boston College) to a contract.

On Monday Bourne released temporary right-hander Brendan O’Rourke (Franklin Pierce) and activated left-hander Travis Bergen (Kennesaw State).

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Shapiro Marks 250th Win

The Bourne Braves and head coach Harvey Shapiro reached a milestone on Thursday, June 12, in their 1-0 victory in 11 innings over visiting Orleans. In just the second game of the 2014 summer season Shapiro recorded his 250th career victory at Doran Park. The team moved from Coady Field in Bourne to their facility at Doran Park on the campus of the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School to open the 2006 season. Shapiro is in his 12th season with the Braves. He also coach the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape League from 1994-98. The win on Thursday was his 364th as a coach in the Cape League. He has also coached baseball at Springfield College, Bowdoin College and the University of Hartford.

Gorman Signed

The Braves signed Boston College junior right-hander John Gorman to a contract this week. Gorman, a native of Norwood, made 15 appearances this spring for the Eagles, compiling a record of 3-8 and an ERA of 3.86. He was the 50th round selection of the Boston Red Sox in the 2011 Major League Draft.

Team Leaders

Bourne catcher Gavin Collins (Mississippi State) leads the team at the plate after the first seven games of the season. Collins is hitting .353, having scored three runs and driven in two. He has walked five times and has an on base percentage of .522.

Blake Davey (Connecticut) is second in the Braves batting race with an average at the plate of .263. As a team the Braves rank ninth out of the 10 Cape League teams with an average of .212.
Andrew Sopko (Gonzaga) and Eric Nyquist (Mercer) each have team leading ERA’s of 0.00 after six innings pitched. Bourne ranks third in the league in pitching at the end of the season’s first week of play with a team ERA of 2.75.

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