The Cape Cod Baseball League: A Brief Overview
The Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) is one of the premier amateur baseball leagues in the United States. Founded in 1885, it is the oldest organized baseball league in the country. The CCBL has become a pipeline for college baseball players to gain professional experience and a showcase for the nation’s top talent. The league currently consists of 10 teams from Massachusetts and is divided into two divisions: the East and West.
2022 CCBL Season
The 2022 season was an exciting one for CCBL fans. The season opened with the traditional Opening Day festivities on June 8th. The teams then battled it out in a grueling 58-game regular season schedule, with the playoffs kicking off on August 5th.
Playoff Format and Teams
The top four teams in each division made the playoffs. The first round was a best-of-three series, with the top seed hosting the fourth seed, and the second seed hosting the third seed. The winners of the first round then advanced to the championship series, with the winner of the East Division facing off against the winner of the West Division.
East Division Teams
- Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox: Winners of the East Division with a 41-17 record
- Bourne Braves: Finished second in the East Division with a 36-22 record
- Wareham Gatemen: Finished third in the East Division with a 33-25 record
- Harwich Mariners: Finished fourth in the East Division with a 29-29 record
West Division Teams
- Hyannis Harbor Hawks: Winners of the West Division with a 41-17 record
- Falmouth Commodores: Finished second in the West Division with a 36-22 record
- Chatham Anglers: Finished third in the West Division with a 33-25 record
- Orleans Firebirds: Finished fourth in the West Division with a 29-29 record
Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox Win 2022 Championship
The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox won the 2022 Cape Cod Baseball League championship, defeating the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the best-of-three series. The Red Sox won the first game 4-1, the second game 4-2, and the third game 8-4, to win the series 3-0.
Key Players in the Series
The Red Sox were led by a strong pitching staff and some powerful bats. On the mound, starter John Stankiewicz threw a complete game in the first game, allowing only one run on seven hits. In the second game, Evan Miller came in relief to earn the win, and Mike Vasil closed out the series with a complete game victory in the third game. At the plate, Cole Fabio was instrumental, hitting three home runs in the series, while Jake Baker added two home runs and Chase Lunceford drove in the winning run in the third game.
Red Sox Win the 2022 CCBL Title
With the win, the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox became the first team to win back-to-back CCBL championships since the Wareham Gatemen in 2009 and 2010. The team finished the regular season with a 41-17 record, the best in the league, and then went on to win the championship series in dominating fashion. The Red Sox were led by a strong pitching staff and some powerful bats, and the team’s dominant performance throughout the season made them the clear favorites to win the title.
Red Sox Celebrate Championship Win
The Red Sox celebrated their championship win in style, with a parade through the streets of Yarmouth. Hundreds of fans lined the streets to cheer on the team and get a glimpse of the championship trophy. The team then celebrated with an on-field ceremony, where players and coaches received their awards and the championship trophy was presented to team owner, Steve Belcher.
The 2022 CCBL season was an exciting one for baseball fans, with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox emerging as the champions. The team was led by a strong pitching staff and some powerful bats, and their dominant performance throughout the season made them the clear favorites to win the title. The Red Sox celebrated their championship win in style, with a parade through the streets of Yarmouth and an on-field ceremony, where players and coaches received their awards and the championship trophy was presented to team owner, Steve Belcher.