13 July 2007

Whoís hot in the CCBL

Photo by Merrily Lunsford
Yonder Alonso....Merrily  

By Matt Rice
GateHouse News Service
Fri Jul 13, 2007, 06:09 AM EDT 

Brewster - 

    Yonder Alonso (Brewster)- It doesnít get much hotter than Alonso. The Brewster first baseman was named Coco-Cola player of the week last week as raised his hitting streak to 11 games and bumped his average up to .380, good for second in league behind Cotuitís Ryne White.During his hit streak, the University of Miami junior has gone 18-39 (.461) including a three-hit, two-homerun performance against Hyannis. Heís currently tied for the most hits in the league with 30, and leads the league with 10 doubles and an on-base average of .495. He also trails Y-Dís Gordon Beckham by one point for the league lead in slugging percentage (.582) and is tied for the league lead in extra base hits with 12. 

    Jeremy (JT) Wise (Harwich)- The Harwich third baseman is batting .326 in 13 games so far this season. On Wednesday, against Brewster, the LSU junior came through with a game-tying home run in the top of the sixth inning and dropped a perfect RBI bunt base hit earlier in the game. The game was eventually called a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning due to rain/darkness.
He currently leads the team with a .465 slugging percentage and is second with a .367 on-base average.

    Dennis Raben (Orleans)- The hard-hitting outfielder is leading the light-hitting Cardinals with a .256 average but is tied for the league lead in RBI with 21 and is second in the league with five home runs. 


    Tom Milone (Chatham)- Milone picked up his team-high third win of the season as the Aís defeated Cotuit 3-2 on Sunday. The lefty from Saugus, California pitched seven innings giving up two earned runs on six hits. He struck out five while only walking one. So far on the season, he has a 4.97 ERA in four starts and has struck out 20 batters and walked five.

    Keith Shinaberry (Brewster)- With three wins in only eight appearances this season, Shinaberry has proven to be a reliable arm out of the Whitecaps bullpen. During their 3-2 win over Orleans on Sunday, the lefty from Austin, Texas came into the game in the fifth and allowed only two hits and didnít walk a batter in more than three innings pitched.
He hasnít given up a walk or a run during his eight innings of relief work this summer.

    Corey Young (Harwich)- During the Mariners 1-0 win over Wareham on Friday, Young pitched seven-plus strong innings, giving up only five hits while striking out four and walking only one.
Young is currently 2-0 with a 1.71 ERA in three starts. His four earned runs allowed this season is tied for first among Mariner starters with more than two starts. The Shrewsbury, New Jersey native has struck out 13 batters while walking only four.