Player & Pitcher of the Week
The Bourne Braves captured both the Player and Pitcher of the week in the Cape Cod Baseball League for Week 5. Standing out on the mound was the Braves’ Ryan Kellogg (Arizona State). In Bourne’s 8-5 victory over the Wareham Gatemen July 7, the Braves southpaw pitcher allowed only one run on six hits and one walk in a six-strikeout performance.
A native of Whitby, Ontario, Kellogg just wrapped up his junior year with the Arizona State Sun Devils. He finished the 2014 season strong, going 8-3 in 103 innings. Kellogg is returning to the Cape League after his stint last summer with Bourne, where the 2013 West Division All-Star finished the summer with a stingy 1.98 ERA.
Bourne second baseman Billy Fleming (West Virginia) was also recognized with Player of the Week honors.
Fleming helped Bourne to top Hyannis 9-3 July 9, scoring in the first inning on an RBI double. The power hitter came out to play July 11, cracking a double and driving in two runs to defeat the Chatham Anglers 7-4. Fleming sports a .361 batting average with 17 RBIs on 35 hits.
The Churchville, Pennsylvania, native plays for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Fleming batted .351 with 35 runs on 78 hits this spring.
The Friendly’s Cape League All-Star game will be played this year on Sunday, July 27, at 6 PM at Doran Park, the home of the Bourne Braves. Tickets may be purchased for $5 each with a self-addressed, stamped envelope mailed to CCBL Tickets, 449 Braggs Lane, Barnstable Village, MA 02630. Tickets are also available at all 10 Cape League fields.
The Bourne Braves signed right-handed pitcher Mason Klotz (Louisiana) on Saturday and release temporary right-handed pitcher Dylan Hecht (University of California Santa Barbara). Hecht had seen seven and two-thirds innings of work for the Braves over six games and compiled an ERA of 2.34.
Youth baseball clinics sponsored by the Bourne Braves are in full swing and will continue throughout the season. The clinics are held Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11:30 AM at Doran Park. Clinics are for boys and girls ages 5 to 12. An additional clinic will be offered for 12- to 15-year old players beginning July 21. For clinic registration information, visit the Bourne Braves website at bournebraves.org.