Roller Named Cape Cod Playoff MVP
Aug. 13, 2009
COTUIT, Mass. - East Carolina designated hitter Kyle Roller added more hardware to his trophy case Wednesday afternoon when he was named the Cape Cod League Playoff Most Valuable Player in route to helping the Bourne Braves claim their first ever CCBL Championship.
Roller, who was also named the league's regular season MVP, batted .500 (7-for-14) with eight RBI and scored six runs in the Braves perfect 4-0 playoff run to the title. In game two of the West Divisional Championship, Roller drove in three RBI and followed that game with a 4-RBI performance in game one of the league championship.
As an All-Star first baseman, Roller the league's only two-time CCBL Coco Cola Player-of-the-Week selection, led the CCBL in home runs (10), RBI (33), doubles (13), slugging percentage (.644), extra-base hits (24) and runs scored (33) and ranked second in batting (.342), hits (51) and on-base percentage (.449).
Joining Roller on the 2009 Championship squad was rising junior Seth Maness who picked up the divisional clinching win against the Orleans Firebirds after working a perfect six innings allowing just two hits and fanning five. On the season he was 2-1 with a 3.44 ERA in eight games (five starts) with 41 strikeouts and five walks in 34 innings or work.
Maness' best performance of the year came against Wareham on July 26 when he tossed a complete game one-hit shutout in an 8-0 win. The Pinehurst, N.C. native fanned a season-high 11 batters and carried a perfect game into the eighth inning before George Springer singled to left to start the frame.