By Ben Strober and Brian Melanson
Offensive Player of the Week: Hunter Hines
Much of Yarmouth-Dennis’ success attributes to the contributions of first baseman Hunter Hines. Hines slugged a team-leading 22 homers at Mississippi State this spring, earning him First-Team All-SEC honors. Spring slugging morphed into summer bashing real quickly. Hines is riding a four-game multi-hit streak, including two with three hits. Hines’ seven RBIs tie him at the top of the league lead. Let’s not neglect his eighth-inning go-ahead homer against Brewster, which jumpstarted the Red Sox into their winning ways.
Hunter Hines belts a towering two-run homer to put Yarmouth-Dennis in front of Brewster in the eighth inning. (Courtesy of Zach Foley)
Pitcher of the Week: Landon Beidelschies
Looking to secure their third win in a row, Field Manager Scott Pickler turned to Ohio State’s Landon Beidelschies to close the door on the Chatham Anglers. After giving up one run early, Beidelschies settled down. Having not pitched more than two innings since high school, Beidelschies pitched four innings, three scoreless, holding off the Anglers until the Red-Sox provided him run support to win the game. “I felt my stuff was good in the ‘pen,” Beidelschies said. “I really had the changeup going today… so just having that pitch there was pretty effective.” Beidelschies struck out five batters to help Y-D secure the win, 5-3.
Landon Beidelshies picked up the win against Chatham by hurling four strong innings to close the game, including 5 K’s. (Photo Courtesy of Zach Foley)