PREVIEW: Bird Back On The Mound

Group16 games into the 2016 Cape League season and everything is beginning to settle down; rosters are taking permanent shape and starters are returning to typical grooves.

Looking to stay in a groove is Jake Bird, Falmouth’s starting pitcher as they travel to Wareham tonight. Bird is making his third start of the season. In his last outing, the righty from UCLA threw 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks, earning a no decision.

The Falmouth Commodores (8-8) fell to the Hyannis Harbor Hawks last night 6-3 and, if they hope to get back in the winning column tonight, a return to clean defense is a must. While the team gave up six runs against Hyannis, only one was earned. Falmouth currently sits third to last in the Cape Cod League with 23 errors.

Offensively, Michael Gigliotti continues his hot streak. After losing his 9-game hitting streak on Sunday, Gigliotti picked back up where he left off with a three-hit game against Hyannis. His performance earned him some notice from scouts, labeling him as one of the key players to watch in the Cape League this summer. He is now up to a .306 AVG with 8 runs, 4 doubles, 4 stolen bases, and 5 RBI’s.

Wareham (9-6) has won three straight and is coming off a thrilling 1-0 win over the Chatham Anglers. They send righty Zachary Pop (Kentucky) as he makes his first start of the season. Previously, he appeared in three games with a 0-1 record and a 5.62 ERA. His last outing was a week ago against Hyannis.


While the Commodores have solidified their roster and made no changes since adding Tyler Holton on Friday, Bryce Montes De Oca (Missouri) was in attendance for last night’s game and should be activated shortly along with Brady Singer and Deacon Liput (Florida).

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