29 June 2007

Whoís hot in the CCBL

TBy Matt Rice
GateHouse News Service
Fri Jun 29, 2007, 06:30 AM EDT 

Brewster - 
    Cole Figueroa (Harwich)- Figueroa has hit-the-ground running and doesnít seem to want to stop. Batting near the top of the Mariners lineup, Figueroa is currently leading the team with a .355 average, good for ninth in the league. Heís also leading Harwich in walks (6), stolen bases (2) and in on-base percentage (.459).
Defensively, Figueroa has committed only one error in nine games at shortstop for the Mariners.

    David Cooper (Brewster)- Although batting only .238, this Whitecap has a knack for driving in runs. Heís currently tied for second in the league with 11 RBI on the season and is teid for second on the team in homeruns (2) and total bases (19).
During Brewsterís 11-10 loss to Cotuit on Tuesday, Cooper went two-for-three with two walks and a run scored.

    Jermaine Curtis (Chatham)- Playing in just five games so far for the Aís, Curtis has made the most of his time on the Cape.
On Tuesday, during Chathamís 5-2 win over Wareham, Curtis went three-for-four and knocked in three runs. In 18 at-bats, the junior from UCLA has eight hits this summer. Heís currently leading the team in slugging percentage (.500) and on-base percentage (.524), while carrying a .444 average.

    Dennis Raben (Orleans)- Batting .306 on the season, Raben had a big night against Wareham on Monday night, belting a two-run homerun in the first and later tripled to deep right center field. He finished the night with two hits and three RBI.

    Heís currently tied for second in the league with 11 RI, and leads the team in hits (11), runs scored (6), total bases (23), slugging percentage (.639) and homeruns (2).


    Keith Shinaberry (Brewster)- The Whitecaps reliever is 2-0 and hasnít allowed a run in six appearances. In just over three innings pitched, heís struck out three and hasnít walked a batter.

    Brad Boxberger (Orleans)- The Cardinals starter has had two solid starts so far this summer. In 11 innings pitched this season, he hasnít allowed an earned run and has struck out eight batters while walking five. His last start came last Friday in a 2-0 win over Brewster, where he pitched six scoreless innings.

    Evan Crawford (Harwich)- One of a few solid Mariner relievers, Crawford has allowed just one earned run on two hits in more than nine innings pitched. Heís currently carrying a 0.93 ERA and has struck out 18 batters while walking only four.

    Dan Hudson (Harwich)- Despite earning his first loss of the season, Hudson pitched well during the Mariners 3-1 loss to Hyannis on Saturday. The six-foot, four-inch right-hander from Virginia Beach pitched five innings, allowing two earned runs and striking out seven. He ran into control problems, walking five batters, before being lifted at the end of the fifth. In 10-innings pitched so far this summer, Hudson has given up only four hits and two runs, while carrying a 1.80 ERA in two starts. Heís also struck out 14 batters and walked seven.