Hoffman Impressive In Cape Cod All-Star Game
Aug. 2, 2012
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina rising sophomore Jeff Hoffman tossed a scoreless inning of relief retiring all three batters he faced at the annual Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game last week. The mid-summer classic ended in a one-all tie in front of a packed house of 3,812 fans at Whitehouse Field in Harwhich, Mass.
It was the first All-Star game held on Cape Cod since 2008, as for the past three years the game had been hosted by the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The 2012 game was the 25th competition between the East and West divisions since the East-West format was adopted in 1988.
The Latham, N.Y. native entered the contest in the fifth inning of a scoreless game retiring the side in order on 11 pitches. He got Conrad Gregor (Vanderbilt) to fly out to left field in foul territory to start the stanza. Sam Travis (Indiana) reached on an error and was thrown out trying to steal second base during Zak Blair's (Mercyhurst College) at-bat. Hoffman would retire Blair on a fly out to right field to end the frame.
Including his all-star game outing, Hoffman owns a 2-1 record in seven games (five starts) for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. He has allowed 10 runs (eight earned) on 21 hits and has recorded 30 strikeouts to just 10 walks in 31.0 innings with a 2.32 ERA. Currently he ranks among the league leaders in ERA (eighth), innings pitched (t-9th) and total strikeouts (t-19th).