Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Enjoyment of Coaching Mature Collegiate athletes who stay Focused

The summer of 2012 has been so enjoyable for our coaching staff with the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod Collegiate Summer League. We are fortunate to have a team of collegiate athletes who: 1) enjoy practicing baseball to improve their fundamentals skills each day before the team goes into their regular pre-game routine. 2) The athletes have pushed their egos to the side and are truly a close knit “Team!” The players like and respect one another and the coaches and fans see this each day 3) the players have mentored 600 young people in the Kettleer Camps this summer and done so with enthusiasm each morning. 4) The players have embraced their “Host Families” and integrated themselves into this beautiful Cape Community. 5) This “Team” has fun playing each evening as if they were play in a “Backyard game of Wiffle Ball.” From the Coaching Staff to the Kettleers Players in 2012 we deeply appreciate this team for being a focused group of young athletes. You have made this summer special!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Double Steal in Cotuit Kettleers Game vs. Harwich Mariners (Cape League) Game

Kettleers win vs. Harwich Mariners tonight included an outstanding double steal by Patrick Biondi (Michigan) who was on 2nd base and Tony Kemp (Vanderbilt) who was on 1st base in the 9th inning. Patrick stole 3rd on the 1st pitch and Tony stole 2nd behind him and the ball was thrown away at 3rd base. Patrick continued home on the over-throw and the left fielder threw the ball to home and the ball got past Brett Austin, Catcher from NC State. Tony Kemp then rounded third and scored all the way from 1st base. Speed is certainly fun to watch when the right players are teamed up. Patrick Biondi and Tony Kemp certainly are a base stealing pair that can turn a game around.