Stubbs Helps Cotuit Kettleers to the Cape Cod Baseball League Title|
Aug 19, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Catcher Garrett Stubbs, who only played two regular season Cape Cod Baseball League games with Cotuit before it began its playoff run, hit .455 through six games in the postseason and was a big reason the Kettleers were able to win the championship.
Stubbs (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines HS) spent majority of the summer playing for the Plymouth Pilgrims of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, where he earned All-Star honors. He finished that season batting .267 through 30 games with three doubles and five RBI.
After the Pilgrims' season was finished, Stubbs stayed in Massachusetts, where he was picked up by the Kettleers of the prestigious CCBL. The rising junior appeared in two games in the regular season for the squad, going 2-for-5 with one RBI and one walk as he settled in behind the dish. Stubbs became a regular for the Kettleers during their postseason run, appearing in six games, where he went 5-for-11 from the plate, scoring three runs and driving in another three.
Stubbs and the Kettleers defeated the Orleans Firebirds and one of Stubbs' Trojan teammates, Kyle Twomey (Placentia, Calif./El Dorado HS) in the final best-of-three series. Twomey appeared in 12 games with one start for the East Division champion Firebirds. He finished with a 2-1 record and 4.62 ERA through 23.1 innings of work. He struck out an impressive 31 batters over the summer.
In the New England Collegiate Baseball League, two Trojans led their teams to playoff berths, with Timmy Robinson (Huntington Beach, Calif./Ocean View HS) of the Newport Gulls coming within one game of winning the championship. In the regular season, Robinson batted .279 for the Gulls, driving in 22 runs with one home run and eight doubles. Robinson played a big part as the Gulls advanced to the final series of the NECBL playoffs, where they lost in the do-or-die game three of the championship series to the Keene Swamp Bats. In the playoffs, Robinson hit one home run and drove in six runs through seven games.
Vahn Bozoian (Chino Hills, Calif./Ayala HS) finished the season batting .222 through 42 games for the Holyoke Blue Sox of the NECBL. He drove in 15 runs, with two home runs and eight doubles. The rising sophomore was an all-star and also participated in home run derby. In the postseason, Bozoian appeared in three games and went 3-for-10 at the plate, with two runs driven in. The Blue Sox fell in the best-of-three first round of the playoffs to Keene after finishing fourth in the Western Division.
Left-handed pitcher Sean Silva (Fresno, Calif./Fresno City College) and infielder Reggie Southall (Gardena, Calif./Serra HS) suited up for the Walla Walla Sweets, leading the squad to its first West Coast Baseball League North Division title with a record of 31-22. The Sweets finished their best season ever with a loss to the Wenatchee AppleSox in game two of the WCL North Division Series. Silva, an all-star for the Sweets, finished the regular season with a 4-2 record and a 3.64 ERA through 44.1 innings pitched. The rising senior made 12 total appearances, seven as a starter. He also made one postseason start for the Sweets. Southall appeared in 20 regular season games for the Sweets, batting .222 while driving in five runs and tallying one triple.