On my short stay this week on the Cape, I've been able to catch two Hyannis games (by pure coincidence). In both games, Hyannis did an amazing job on capitalizing on mistakes and their bats have become increasingly active. Watch out for them to become a contender in the Eastern Division! I arrived at the game in the 3rd inning (almost an hour in!), but I was told that Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown threw the first pitch in a gray Harbor Hawks T-shirt. He could be seen walking around McKeon Park talking to locals. The score was tied 2-2 when I arrived, and I expected the final score to be a couple runs different. The final score was 14-3 and the game lasted 3 hours and 15 minutes!
In the bottom of the 4th, Cotuit's Kyle Finnegan (Texas St.) hit a couple batters in a row. Cotuit was quick to the bullpen and sent in Ryan Connolly (Coastal Carolina) to try to clean up the mess. Connolly walked the next batter, and the bases were loaded.... and that's when it happened: A GRAND SLAM for Harbor Hawk Brandon Trinkwon (UCSB). With 4 hits and 5 total RBIs, Brandon was the clear MVP of the game. After the grand slam to right field, you could see fireworks in the distance (coincidence?).
The Kettleers were unable to get anything going the rest of the game, and the Hyannis bats stayed hot. Every batter on the Hawks lineup reached base, and all-but-one had at least one hit. The Hawks have a very powerful lineup #1-#5:
- Trinkwon (UCSB): .314, 14 RBIs, 2HRs
- Doran (Stanford): .278, 9 RBIs, 1HR
- Garver (New Mexico): .325, 11 RBIs, 2 HRs
- Zebedis (Presbyterian): .286, 7 RBIs
- Callaway (Appalachian): .288, 11 RBIs, 1HR
Look for these Hawks to make some noise.
p.s. Has anyone seen the Hyannis Harbor Hawk mascot and the dance competition? Hilarious! That's worth a trip to Hyannis by itself.