9 June, 2005

Cape Leaguers take on U.S. Military Saturday in Hyannis

A group of players from Cape Cod Baseball League teams will play a combined U.S. Military All-Stars as a major stop on their historic "Red, White and Blue Tour of New England" Saturday at McKeon Park in Hyannis at 1:30 p.m.

The U.S. Armed Forces team is 12-0 and comprised of players who have served overseas in war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

Participating players signed to Cape League teams include right-handed pitcher Brett Sinkbeil (SW Missouri) of the Falmouth Commodores, outfielders Kris Kasarjian (UCLA) of the Bourne Braves, Aaron Garza (Vanderbilt) of Falmouth, Kevin Koski (Southern Illinois) of Hyannis and Mark McGonigle, (Houston) of Hyannis.

Also competing for the Cape League in the game include LHP Charlie Furbush (St. Joseph's - ME) of Hyannis, RHP Romas Hicks (Georgia State) of Bourne, RHP Erik Walker (Charlotte) of Bourne, LHP Daniel Merklinger (Seton Hall) of Falmouth, infielders Rod Ames (Colby) of the Cotuit Kettleers and Paul Morgan (Williams) of Y-D.

One of the highlights of the pre-game ceremonies will be a "Salute to Veterans of Foreign Wars". Among those introduced on the field before the game will be World War II veterans Ivan Partridge, Arnold Mycock and John Garner Sr., Korean War veterans Max Sarazin and Dick Sullivan and Vietnam War veterans Ken Kommenda and Jeff Kommenda.