The Two-Week Commodores Recap

With two weeks and twelve games into the Falmouth Commodores season, here is a look at how the team is doing as of the end of June: 

Hoskins makes contact at the plate home against Bourne.
Hoskins makes contact at the plate home against Bourne.

Top 5 Offensive Players

No. 1: Rhys Hoskins (Sacramento State) was named Cape League Players to Watch this past week.

– During the Commodores three game win streak, Hoskins hit .500.  In those three games, he drove in three runs.

–  He is consistently batting well above .300.

– Has earned 12 RBIs thus far this summer, and is tied for first in home runs in the CCBL with 3 homers.

No. 2: Kevin Cron (TCU) has been a powerhouse for the Commodores since day one.

– Cron charts second on this list as he currently bats reliably around .300.

– He has 6 doubles (the most on the team), and falls directly behind Hoskins with 9 RBIs.

No. 3: Sam Gillikin (Auburn), in just six game appearances, has proved himself as a key player to the Commodores offense.

– In these six games, Gillikin has had 8 hits, 3 RBIs, and scored twice.

– His batting average is one of the highest on the team with .364.

– Gillikin is also second on the team in OBP with .417.

No. 4: Troy Stein (Texas A&M) has stood out exponentially at the dish as well as defensively making game changing pick offs from behind the plate.

– Stein holds the top OBP for the Commodores with .474, and is batting .310 as of late.

– He has had two doubles, racked up two RBIs, and drawn a total of 9 walks, showing how he works the pitch count to his favor.  He certainly makes the opposing pitcher work for every out.

No. 5: Conner Hale (State Col of Florida Manatee-Sarasota) pulls in at the number five spot with an impressive .324 batting average.

– He is third on the team with 6 RBIs with solid .351 OBP.

– Hale has scored five runs, one double, and one stolen base.

– He has eleven hits in eleven games played.


Other Players to Note in the Line-up

Martin slides under the tag into second against Bourne.
Martin slides under the tag into second against Bourne.

Richie Martin Jr. (Florida)

– Despite Martin’s low batting average, he is the epitome of danger when on the base path.

– He has stolen 9 bases in these first couple weeks, and currently is a top leader in the CCBL stolen bases.

Kevin Newman (Arizona)

– Trails just behind Martin with 7 stolen bases for the Commodores.

– Newman is batting just below .300 with a .273 average.

– He is fourth on the team in RBIs with 4.


Top 5 Pitchers

No. 1: Trey Teakell (TCU); Record 2-1

– Out of the entire Commodores pitching staff, Teakell has gone the most innings with a total of 18 1/3 pitched.

– In those 18 1/3 innings of work, he’s had 11 strikeouts, allowed 14 hits, yet given up only 5 runs.

– He has an striking 1.47 ERA.

No. 2: Craig Schlitter (Bryant); Record 1-1

– Schlitter is the solitary returning player from last summer, and he’s come back just as strong as this year.

– He comes in second on this list with a 1.80 ERA.

– In 10 innings of work, he’s had 8 strikeouts, allowed only seven hits, and two runs.

No. 3: John Means (West Virginia); Record 1-1

– With a tough first outing against Chatham, Means bounced back six days later in a shutout win against Bourne.

– Means is tied for first alongside Teakell with 11 strikeouts, and is third on the team with a 1.86 ERA.

– In 9 2/3 innings of work, Means has only allowed five hits and given up three runs.

No. 4: Brent Stong (Bradley); Reliever

– Stong has a 0.00 ERA in 6 1/3 innings on the mound.

– He has recorded an impressive 7 strikeouts, given up only two hits, and has not given up a single walk thus far on the season.

No. 5: Jared Price (Maryland); Reliever

– Price makes this top five list with an 1.80 ERA.

– In 5 innings of work, he has had 6 strikeouts, given up only 1 hit, and 1 run.

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