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2012 ESPN Rise 18u Tournament:
July 23rd: vs. Pensacola Pirates @ 2:45pm (Hess Field #21)
July 24th: vs. Elite Pro Ball Academy @ 8am (Field #4)
July 24th: vs. Texas Bandits Black @ 12:30pm (Hess Field #22)
July 25th: vs. Player's Edge Cobra @ 12:30pm (Hess Field #24)
 
July 26th: TBD 
July 27th: TBD
 

Tournament Link: http://www.usssa.com/sports/Bracket.asp?Type=Winners&Tournament=805346  


2012 WWBA National Championship Schedule:
June 29th: vs. BigStix Gamers 17u @ 11:30am (Campbell HS)
June 30th: vs. Louisana Knight's 18u @ 4:30pm (South Cobb HS)
July 1st: vs. East Cobb Rangers 17u @ 11:30am (Cartersville Baseball Complex)
July 1st: vs. Diamond Elite 18u @ 4:30pm (Cartersville Baseball Complex)
July 2nd: vs. San Diego Show @ 2pm (East Cobb Complex Field 1)
July 3rd: vs. USC Knights @ 9am (East Cobb Complex Field 3)
July 4th: vs. Team Columbus @ 11:30am (Hamilton Crossing Park)
July5th: TBA (Playoffs)

Tournament Field Directions:
http://www.perfectgame.org/events/Default.aspx?event=1207


2012 FTB Mizuno Sunshine State Wood Bat Schedule:
June 21st: vs. Freshwater Storm Black @ 10:15am (Field #2)
June 22nd: vs. Florida Burn 17u @ 8:00am (Field # 3)
June 22nd: vs. Orlando Scorpions Black @ 10:15am (Field #3)
June 23rd: Single Elim. Tournament Begins
June 24th: TBA


2012 ProspectWire Tournament Schedule:
June 9th: vs. Hit Factory Rebels 18u @ 8:30am (Ed Smith Complex Field #3)
June 10th: vs. All American Prospects 17u @ 2:30pm (Buck O'Neil Complex Field #5)
June 11th: vs. Pensacola Pirates @ 4:45pm (Ed Smith Complex Field #3)
June 12th: Playoff Rounds / Consolation Bracket
June 13th: Playoff Finals

Field Locations: http://www.prospectwire.com/pw/events.php?eventID=191

2012 WWBA All Tourney Team Announced:
Kavan Thompson and Matt Rose were selected to the Perfect Game All-Tourney team for the WWBA Memorial Day Tournament. Thompson was selected for his offensive output finishing the tournament with a .500 batting average going 6-for-12 with 3 walks. Rose was selected for his outstanding outing against a nationally ranked Chet Lemon's Juice program. Rose went 4 strong innings giving up just 2 runs on 2 hits. 

2012 Memorial Day WWBA Tournament Results:
Game 1: The Canes opened the summer with a well-recognized national opponent in Chet Lemon's Juice. The Juice jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held that lead until the bottom of the 5th inning when the Canes struck for four runs. With the bases loaded and Daniel Strain (Rockledge HS) up to bat the Canes put pressure on the Juice infield defense in the form of a suicide squeeze. The play worked to perfection with a great bunt and magnified into a bases clearing three runs when the catcher threw the ball all the way to the right field fence scoring all three runners. With Strain left at third base and one out JB Beni (Astronaut HS) recorded the Canes first hit with a single down the left field line to go up 4 to 3 in the bottom of the 5th inning. The Juice came back to put up one run in the 6th inning but were halted there to record a tie between the two great programs. The Canes were lead on the mound by Matt Rose (Palm Bay HS) and Jeremy Hutto (Deltona HS). Rose struck out 3 in 4 innings of work while Hutto came in to strike out 4 in 3 innings of work.

Game 2: The bats came alive in game 2 against the Carrollwood Gators. The Canes jumped out on the Gators early striking in the first four innings and never looked back. The offense generated 10 base hits in the game. The Canes were lead by  three extra base hits by Matt Rose (Palm Bay HS), Shane Gordon (Rockledge HS), and Kavan Thompson (Melbourne Central Catholic). Thompson led at the plate going 3-for-4 with a 2B while Shane Gordon went 2-for-4 with a 2B as well. Kyle Scott (Melbourne Central Catholic), Chris Biocic (Merritt Island HS), and Matt Rose (Palm Bay HS) drove in one apiece to lead the Canes to the 4-0 victory. Pitching again was spot on against the Tampa area Gators. David Lanza (Rockledge HS) went five innings giving up zero runs while striking out six batters. Marshall Clutter (Merritt Island HS) finished strong striking out two batters over the next two innings. Clutter and Lanza combined for the four hit shutout over the Gators. 

Game 3: Canes pitching came out strong once again in game 3 of the tournament. Eric Steel (Merritt Island HS) led the Canes on the mound throwing five tremendous innings of shutout baseball. Steel struck out eight batters over the five dominant innings he pitched and gave up just one hit. Travis Buchanan (Space Coast HS) finished up where Steel left off pitching the final two innings to complete the one-hit shutout of the Diamond Elite program out of Miami. Buchanan faced six Diamond Elite hitters striking out three. Steel and Buchanan combined for the one-hit shutout facing one over the minimum 22 Diamond Elite hitters striking out 11 in the dominant performance. The Canes hitters had trouble stringing together multiple hits in a row and left base runners all over the bases. The Canes combined for 7 hits but could only push across two runs. Dillon Cooper (Eau Gallie HS) led the charge with a 390ft missile to the left-center field wall for a triple. Chris Biocic (Merritt Island HS) and Kavan Thompson (Melbourne Central Catholic) drove in the two runs for the Canes 2-0 victory.

Game 4: Who plays baseball at 8am in the morning? The Canes got a bit of bad luck drawing the 8am time slot on Sunday morning. Needing a win to advance to the playoff round of the first tournament the Canes came out flat against a very talented En Fuego Baseball team from Alabama. En Fuego put up five runs before the Canes even got their bats out of their bat bag in the top of the first. The Alabama based team didn't stop there continuing to put up two more runs in the next two innings to take a 7-0 lead going into the bottom of the fourth. The alarm clocks finally went off in the fourth inning and the Canes exploded for four runs. Dillon Cooper (Eau Gallie HS) again lowered the boom with a 400ft bomb to left-center for another 3B. Alec Wong (Rockledge HS) had an excellent game going 2-for-4 with 3RBI's and an ESPN like diving play to save a run. The Canes again mustered up seven hits against En Fuego but could never quite recover from the five run first losing 8 to 6. The loss ended the Canes tournament run with a 2-1-1 record. The Canes will be in action again in the Prospectwire Florida State Finals tournament in Sarasota.

2012 Memorial Day WWBA Tournament Schedule:
May 25th: vs. Chet Lemon's Juice @ Terry Park (Clemente Field) 8:30pm
May 26th: vs. Carrollwood Gators @ Dunbar HS 11:30 am
May 26th: vs. Diamond Elite 18u @ City of Palms Park (Stadium) 4:30pm
May 27th: vs. En Fuego Baseball 18u @ Charlotte County (Field #1) 8:00am
May 27th: Possible Playoff Games
May 28th: Possible Playoff Games


Field Directions:
http://www.perfectgame.org/events/Default.aspx?event=1209

2012 Summer Cape Coast Canes Schedule:
 
May 25 - 28: Perfect Game WWBA Memorial Day (Fort Myers, FL) 
June 9 - 13: ProspectWire Florida State Champ. (Sarasota, FL) 
June 20 - 24: FTB Mizuno Summer Slam  (Kissimmee, FL) 
June 29 - July 6: WWBA 18U National Champ.  (Marietta, GA) 
July 22 - July 28: ESPN Rise 18U National Championships (Wide World of Sports Disney, FL)   

Hotel Information for 2012 Summer Season:
May 25 - 27  : Fort Myers, Florida
Hilton Gardens Inn, Fort Myers, Florida 
12600 University Dr, Fort Myers, FL, 33907 

Hotel Booking Website for Memorial Day Tournament : http://www.leecountysportshousing.org/event/161 

June 9 - 13  : Sarasota, Florida 
Ramada Sarasota Inn, Sarasota, Florida 
7150 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, 34243 

June 28 - July 5  : Marietta, Georgia 
Hilton DoubleTree, Marietta, Georgia 
2055 S Park Pl SE, Atlanta, GA, 30339 

All hotels were booked through hotels.com


All hotels were booked through hotels.com

Canes in College:
Former Cane Jason Boulais (2009-2011) picked up his first pitching  college win over Penn University. Congratulations Jason and keep up the good work!

 

Conor Szczerba (2009, Mercer / Polk State) SS continues his college career at Polk State CC. Conor is a leading hitter for Polk and outstanding defensive infielder. 

 

 Ryan Kennedy (2011, Wake Tech CC) CCC's 1B dominated in his first college action. Ryan collected 8 RBI's and hit his first college HR to LF. Ryan led Wake Tech CC to a 2-1 start on the season! 
 


Cody White (2011, Univ. of Montevallo) CCC's SS recorded his first hit in his first college action against D2 powerhouse Delta State. Cody also recorded his first ever college RBI. 

 





2011 Fall Cape Coast Canes Schedule: 
Sept. 10th : Doubleheader @ Polk State Community College 
October 1st : Doubleheader @ South Florida Community College 
October 15th : Doubleheader @ Brevard Community College 
October 30th : Doubleheader @ St. Johns River CC 
November 12th : Doubleheader @ Lake Sumter CC
 



Congrats to 2011 Canes: 
Jason Broussard
Nick Gonzalez: Saint Peter's College (D1)
 
Ryan Kennedy: Wake Tech CC 
Jesse Schullstrom: St. Johns River CC 
Cody White: Montevallo University (D2)
Jason Broussard : Coker College (D2)
Connor Smith : Univ. of New Orleans (D2)   






Former Cane transfers to Georgia State:
 
Jason Boulais a former Cape Coast Cane (RHP / OF) for two years has transferred from Indian River CC to division one Georgia State. Good luck to Jason in the ATL and continue to work hard and chase your dreams! 

 




Nick Gonzalez inks with Saint Peters College:
Nick Gonzalez signed his letter of intent to play college baseball at Division 1 Saint Peters College in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Nick has played in the Cape Coast Canes program for the past three summers and will now continue his playing career in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Congratulations Nick and continued success in your baseball future!  


2010 Cape Coast Canes in College:

Scott Garner : Bethune Cookman University 
Jason Boulais : Indian River State College 
Kyle Thompson: University of South Carolina - Beaufort
Dylan Marston : Seminole Community College 
Sammy Song : Nova SE University 
Joey Noble : Xavier University 
PJ Biocic : Bethune Cookman University 
Eric Zarm : Polk State College 
Montana Durupau : Bethune Cookman University 
Kevin Gude : Polk State College 
Scott Ward : Florida Tech 



2010 WWBA 18U National Championship Results:
Game 1: The Cape Coast Canes defeated the #11 nationally ranked Ohio Warhawks 2 to 1 in the opening round game in Marietta. The Canes were lead by strong pitching performances from Montana Durapau and Scott Garner. Montana pitched five innings giving up one unearned run, two hits, while striking out seven. Scott Garner came in and picked up the save pitching the final two innings of scoreless baseball. The Canes were lead in hitting by Chris Biocic going 2 for 3 with a 2B and a run. Joey Noble held the Warhawks running game in checking throwing out two runners. The victory was the second victory over a top 25 national team in the past two years.

Game 2: The Cape Coast Canes looked to be on the ropes in game 2 against the East Cobb Rays down 8 to 3 in the bottom of the sixth. Instead of quitting the Canes came out swinging and landed a huge haymaker in the seventh to win it. With one out and two on the Canes trailing 8 to 6 Nick Gonzalez changed the course of the tournament with one swing of the bat. Gonzalez hit the first pitch he saw an estimated 380 feet down the left field line for a walk off game winning home run. PJ Biocic and Chris Biocic also contributed offensively both going two for four. The Canes spoiled an excellent pitching performance from Jesse Schullstrom going five strong innings giving up two unearned runs in a dominating pitching performance over a very solid hitting East Cobb Rays team. 

Game 3: The Canes came into game three of the tournament 2-0 facing a very strong 2-0 Tampa Panthers team. With the teams tournament future on the line the Canes gave the ball to Scott Garner and watched him pitch his last gem in a Canes uniform. Garner went the full seven innings throwing 91 pitches to take down the talented Panthers in a 8 to 3 victory. Garner struck out 5 and did not give up a hit after the third inning. The Canes were lead in hitting by PJ Biocic and Sammy Song. Biocic went 2 for 3 with a walk and had 3 runs scored. Song had a big 2-out 2RBI base hit to get the Canes started. Kyle Thompson played a tremendous game defensively making a diving catch and throwing out a runner at the plate.

Game 4: The Canes continued its winning ball streak with a 8 to 1 victory over Mass Pride 18U. The Canes had strong pitching performances from Jason Boulais, Eric Steel, and Kevin Gude. The three pitchers dominated the Mass Pride hitters and struck out eight in the victory. Boulais topped out at 91 mph in the game and continued his great pitching this summer. The Canes also got some help from the "Young Bucks" 2012 graduates Shane Gordon and Chris Biocic. Gordon hit his first homerun of the summer with a solo blast over the 360 foot sign in left center, while Biocic continued his hot hitting tournament with another 2 hit performance. Sammy Song and Eric Zarm also got in on the act driving in runs late in the game to put it out of reach.

Game 5: Luck for the Canes the pitchers again showed up and dominated another good LOBA Lynx team from San Antonio, Texas. Kenton Hering and Travis Heer pitched a strong seven innings of baseball and held LOBA to 1 run over seven innings. Hering pitched four innings of scoreless baseball, giving up two hits and striking out four. Travis Heer came in and pitched the final three innings for the save. Heer struck out three and only gave up two hits as well. The Canes struggled with the bats but were lead by Jason Boulais and Dylan Marston. Both Boulais and Marston had RBI extra base hits in the victory.

1st Round of Playoffs: The Canes won their pool going 5-0 outscoring its opponents 27 to 13. The Canes advanced to the single elimination playoff round against an ultra talented Mississippi Bandits team that also won its pool. The Canes sent Montana Durapau on four days rest to the mound for his last pitching performance as a Cane. Durapau continued to do what he has done all summer...DOMINATE. Montana pitched six and two-thirds innings throwing 97 pitches, giving up one earned run and striking out nine. The only problem for the Canes was they forgot their bats at the hotel! The Canes struggled to push runs across collecting only four hits in the game. Shane Gordon, Nick Gonzalez, Chris Biocic, and PJ Biocic were the lone hitters for the Canes. The Canes were beat on a walk off wild pitch that went to the back stop with 2 outs in the bottom of the sixth. The Canes loss spoiled what was a great run in Marietta.


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