Hyannis Jockey For Top Spot As Post-Season Play Gets Underway
Cape Cod League’s Hyannis Harbor Hawks and Coastal Plain League’s
Edenton Steamers have traded the No. 1 spot in Perfect Game’s
weekly ranking of the nation’s Top 25 summer college league teams
for most of the 2011 season, and both clubs are fittingly playing
their best baseball of the summer as post-season play is set to get
underway in most leagues.
Steamers occupy the top spot for the third week in a row, even though
they recently had a 12-game winning streak snapped. They have won 14
of 15 and are 19-2 in the second half of the CPL schedule. Overall,
the Steamers are 38-10 on the season.
held down the No. 1 position early in the season and continues to be
the top team in the Cape Cod League, acknowledged as the nation’s
top summer league. With a nine-run outburst in the sixth inning of
their 9-5 win over Bourne Wednesday, the Hawks stretched their latest
winning streak to seven games. Overall, they are 26-12.
in both the Cape Cod and Coastal Plain leagues get underway next
week, and the Steamers and Harbor Hawks will be favored to close out
the 2011 schedule in style.
play in several other summer leagues, meanwhile, begins on several
fronts today, and the Cal Ripken League’s No. 3-ranked Bethesda Big
Train, which finished the regular season with a 33-9 record, will be
gunning for its third straight playoff title.
on today’s agenda is the New England Collegiate League all-star
game, being played in Lynn, Mass. On Friday, the Cape Cod League will
host its annual all-star game at Boston’s Fenway Park (Perfect
Game’s Allan Simpson will have reports from both games).
post-season play lurking in most summer leagues, we have expanded
this week’s ranking of the nation’s top teams by 10, from a Top
25 to a Top 35.