Western Division Wins 5-0 in Cape Cod League All-Star Game at Fenway Park


Western Division Wins 5-0 in Cape Cod League All-Star Game at Fenway Park

It's all over. The Western Division has defeated the Eastern Division 5-0.

Jed Bradley took the win for the West, while Braden Kapyten is saddled with the loss.

It was quite the eventful night at Fenway, and the game certainly did not disappoint.

Unless, of course, you bet a lot of money on the East.

Mid 9th, West 5-0: Here we go. This is for all the marbles.

With a 5-0 lead, the Western Division will go with its "closer," Bourne's Tony Zych. Zych has an ERA of 0.00 in 12 games this summer, with 22 strikeouts in 15.1 innings.


End 8th, West 5-0: With one inning to play at Fenway, the Eastern Division will need a miracle to send this game into extra frames.

The East had two on with two outs in the bottom of the eigth, but the runners were stranded on a flyout to left by Kolten Wong.

Harwich's Adam Morgan comes on to pitch the ninth for the West.

Mid 8th, West 5-0: It just keeps rolling along here at Fenway Park.

With the exception of the top of the seventh inning, there has been virtually no offense in the Cape Cod League All-Star Game.

In other news, "Sweet Caroline" is playing in classic Fenway fashion. The 10 thousand or so fans seem to be having a ball.

Back to baseball. Bourne's R.J. Alvarez is on to pitch for the West.

End 7th, West 5-0: Tyler Hanover almost put his squad on the board, but he obviously wasn't used to the Green Monster.

With two outs and nobody on, Hanover smashed a ball that surely would have gone out in any stadium in the world. But in Fenway, not so much.

The inning ended shortly after when Ronnie Richardson popped out to first.

Brewster's Colton Murray is on to pitch for the East. Murray has a 0.59 ERA in 14 games this summer.

Mid 7th, West 5-0: The Cape Cod League All-Star Game is officially not a pitcher's duel anymore.

With three runs in the top of the seventh, including triple by Wareham catcher Tony Caldwell, the Western Division has taken a commanding lead, and needs just nine outs to close the deal.

Cotuit righty AJ Achter is now in the game for the West.

End 6th, West 2-0: Still nothing doing for the Eastern Division.

Jones gave up a leadoff hit to Moore, but the DH was caught stealing. Jones then retired the next two hitters.

Chatham's Logan Verrett is now pitching for the East. Verrett has 30 strikeouts in 34 and 1/3 innings this summer.

Mid 6th, West 2-0: The bats are finally starting to come alive — for the Western Division, at least.

East shortstop Joe Panik made a sensational play on a fielders choice to throw a West player out at home.

But then, two straight hits, brought Jordan Leyland around from first base to give the West a two-run lead.

Falmouth's Christian Jones is now pitching for the West.

End 5th, West 1-0: Jed Bradley fulfilled a manager's dream.

After his team finally took a lead in the top half of the inning, Bradley set the Eastern Division down in order in the bottom half.

Orleans' Kyle Simon takes the mound for the East, in what is turning out to be a ferociously quick game.

Mid 5th, West 1-0: Ladies and gentlemen, we have found the elusive run!

Tyler Bream did it all for the Western Division. Bream led off with a walk, stole second and third, then scored on a wild pitch.

Wareham's Jed Bradley is on to try to hold the lead for the West.

End 4th, 0-0: The first legitimate threat of the game was ended on a fine defensive play.

Caleb Ramsey led off the inning with a single, then stole second with an incredible jump. After moving to third on a ground-out, Ramsey was held 90 feet away when Joe Panik went down swinging.

Then, Tyler Hanover chopped a grounder to third, and Wareham third baseman Tyler Bream made a sensational scoop and threw out Hanover.

Harwich's Braden Kapyten is now pitching for the East.

Mid 4th, 0-0: Still no score at Fenway, and nobody has hit the ball further than 250 feet or so.

Pitching is the storyline tonight, with seven different hurlers shutting down both offenses.

Hyannis' Tyler Ray is now on for the West. Ray is 3-3 with a 3.22 ERA.

End 3rd, 0-0: They say that the Cape Cod League is baseball at it's finest.

Judging by tonight's 0-0 score through three innings, it looks like we're in for a real treat in the All-Star Game.

Excellent pitching and even better defense has stolen the show tonight.

Clint Moore led off with a single for the East, but was quickly gunned down by Falmouth catcher Andrew Susac as he tried to take second on a ball in the dirt.

Matty Ott is now pitching for the West.

Mid 3rd, 0-0: Pitching continues to dominate at Fenway.

Cotuit's Chad Wright reached on a two-out single, but was stranded when Hyannis' John Ruettiger grounded into a fielders choice.

Harvard's Max Perlman takes the mound for the West in the bottom of the frame. Stay tuned for more information on Perlman, who pitches for Harvard, later in the night.

End 2nd, 0-0: Another three up, another three down for the East.

The game might be low-scoring so far, but you get the feeling that we're going to see hard-nosed baseball all night between these two teams.

Chatham's Derek Self heads to the mound for the top of the third.

Mid 2nd, 0-0: Still no offense for either squad at Fenway.

Marcus Stroman allowed a leadoff single to DH Jordan Leyland (no relation to Jim), but retired the next three batters.

Bourne's Grayson Garvin is now taking the mound for the West.

End 1st, 0-0: Falmouth second baseman Kevin Medrano just saved a run with an outstanding play.

With a runner on second and two outs, Y-D Red Sox shortstop Joe Panik laced a ground ball up the middle.

Medrano made a tremendous stop, then had the mindset to set and throw to home plate, nailing Caleb Ramsey, who had rounded third. 

Orleans' Marcus Stroman is now pitching for the East.

Mid 1st, 0-0: Gagnon had an easy 1-2-3 inning for the Eastern Division.

Cotuit's Austin Wood will take the mound for the Western Division. Wood was picked in the fourth round by the Tampa Bay Rays in this year's draft.

The righty is 3-0 with an 0.58 ERA in six Cape League games this summer.

According to Cotuit broadcaster Nick Coit, Wood has a fastball that hits the mid-90s consistently to go along with devastating breaking stuff.

7:10 p.m.: The Eastern Division All-Stars have taken the field at Fenway.

Brewster's Andrew Gagnon takes the mound for the East. The 6-4 righthander attends Long Beach State University. So far he's 5-1 with a 2.15 ERA for Brewster, with 42 strikeouts in 37 and 2/3 innings.

Here are the starting lineups.

7:05 p.m.: Bobby Valentine is throwing out the first pitch.

The ESPN analyst and subject of many managerial rumors joined Lou Lamoriello in throwing out the ceremonial first pitches.

Valentine is the honorary team captain of the Eastern Division All-Stars.

7:00 p.m.: The players are being introduced up and down the basepaths, and we're almost ready for baseball at Fenway Park.

The initial attendance, as reported at around 6:30, is 8,473 people. The stands behind home plate are jam-packed, as are the Green Monster seats.

6:35 p.m.: We have an upset in the Home Run Derby!

Cotuit's Paul Hoilman has come from behind to win the derby, with three home runs in the second round. Hoilman defeated Daniel Bowman and Rick Oropesa in the finals.

Props to Cotuit broadcaster Nick Coit, who picked Hoilman to win it before the contest.

6:30 p.m.: And the Home Run Derby is underway at Fenway Park.

Bourne's Daniel Bowman is currently in the lead with six dingers.

In other news, I just talked to Baseball Tonight analyst Bobby Valentine, who is the honorary captain of the Eastern Division All-Stars. Valentine refused to comment on a potential future managing job in the big leagues, but he did say that he loves being back on the field.

5:15 p.m.: Fans are starting to file into Fenway Park, many of whom are little kids hungry for autographs.

The players seem to be having a great time so far, signing autographs for kids, playing catch and just trying to stay loose for this big Cape Cod League event.

There are tons of scouts in the stands, as well, so the players know that this may be their first shot to impress a future team.

Talking to a few scouts, it seems like most are not here to watch any one player specifically, but rather to get a gage of the level of talent in the league.

I'll keep you updated with more as the pregame festivities continue, live from Fenway Park.

7:50 a.m.: Current Red Sox players Mike Lowell, Jason Varitek, Jacoby Ellsbury and Kevin Youkilis all played in the Cape Cod League before making it big in Boston.

On Wednesday, 42 of the best young players in the nation will get a chance to showcase their skills at Fenway Park at the 2010 Cape Cod League All-Star Game.

The game, which starts at 7 p.m., gives fans a chance to see some of the best prospects in the game, including two guys who played their college ball in the Boston-metro area.

UConn catcher Joe Pavon (Chatham Anglers) will play for the Eastern Division All-Stars, while Harvard pitcher Max Perlman (Wareham Gatemen) suits up for the Western Division All-Stars.

Neither player will start in the game, but here are the players who will.

Check back with the live blog in the hours leading up to the game for updates.

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