The University of South Alabama posted a short-and-sweet interview with 1st baseman/left-handed pitcher Jordan Patterson about his 2012 experience with the Bourne Braves. He talked about how it is "overwhelming" at first to use wood bats and also face the top pitchers in college baseball. My favorite part of the interview was when he talked about being a bit of a local celebrity:
You go to the gas station or somewhere, and the people in the community recognize you and know what is going on. They know the history of the league – the community is so involved because there is so much history to it. They enjoy it and care about it, and that makes it a great experience.
In the regular season, Patterson batted .263 for the Braves with 35 hits in 40 games. He had six hits in the Braves' playoff run, which ended on August 13th with a loss to the Wareham Gatemen in the semifinals. The Gatemen went on to win the 2012 CCBL Championship.