Commodores open up Cape League Season
at Home Thursday Night

 June 14, 2005


     On the heels of their most successful season in years, the Falmouth Commodores return to the diamond this evening as they open the 2005 Cape Cod Baseball League season. Falmouth finished off the 2004 season as the Cape League runners-up, as the local squad lost to Yarmouth-Dennis two games to none in the championship series last August.

First baseman Mike Ambort of 
Lamar University

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     The Cape Cod Baseball League is cited as the best college summer baseball league in the nation according to most experts. The Cape League features all college level players from across the United States as they come to the Cape to develop their skills as well as be scouted by Major League Baseball. Falmouth has established itself as one of the premier franchises in the league over the last few years and had three players from last yearís team be drafted in the first round of this monthís MLB amateur draft, including the Boston Red Sox top selection outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury, of Oregon State.

     While the bulk of the club is new players, there are some familiar faces returning to the Arnie Allen Diamond at Guv Fuller Field this year, including All-stars Matt Antonelli, of Wake Forest, and Dallas Buck, of Oregon State. Also back from last yearís team is Mark Hamilton, of Tulane University, and Paul Christian, of Brown Uni-versity.

     Falmouth Manager Jeff Trundy said that all of the teams in the Cape League are good ones and that which ones vie for the title depends on a variety of factors. "You just never know," he said. "There are no bad teams here. The differences between a 15-win team and 25-win team are minimal."

     The Commodores play their home opener on Thursday night, at home, against Wareham at 7 PM. The team then hits the road for a pair before returning home on Sunday, at 5:30 PM, against Harwich.


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