I went to the second of two exhibition games on my schedule Wednesday night, and Hyannis beat Team Cape Cod 14-0 in a game originally scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed by rain.
I actually pitched against Team Cape Cod, a senior Babe Ruth league all-star team, in the 2004 senior Babe Ruth New England regional tournament. My team lost.
Eight Hyannis pitchers combined for a no-hitter, and Team Cape Cod was simply overmatched by the Cape League talent.
A few pitchers in particular stood out as worth watching.
RHP Seth Rosin from Minnesota got the start and dominated for two innings with a hard fastball and very good command of an average curveball. Rosin is a huge guy, listed at 6'6" 250, and it will be interesting to see if his power stuff is good enough against Cape League hitters.
RHP Cole Johnson from Notre Dame also had good stuff. He has some zip on his fastball which has good run in on right-handed hitters. He throws both a curveball and a slider, and has tight break on his breaking pitches. He has good size at 6'3" 200 and an athletic build. He drops down and throws from a low arm slot.
Finally, RHP Dallas Gallant from Sam Houston State is a very raw thrower who showed flashes of potential but has a long way to go. He throws hard and has a good curveball with a steep break, but his mechanics were sloppy and he struggles with his control. Gallant, at 6'3" 185, has room to fill out. He's a potentially projectable guy, and is somebody worth watching this summer.
The forecast for tonight is questionable, but weather permitting the regular season will open in Harwich.