Game 1 Summary and Interviews
-- CCBL Story
After winning Game 1 in 11 innings, the Chatham A's return home to Veterans Field with a chance to clinch the East Division Championship. Chatham will send another Tarheel to the mound in Robert Woodard. The righty finished his year at UNC at 8-0, then pitching to a 5-1 record in his 2005 All-Star summer with the A's. Woodard appeared against Orleans out of the bullpen in Game 44. He allowed 2 runs on 3 hits the one inning he pitched. Woodard's first outing against Orleans was a start at Eldredge Park earlier this summer, a Chatham victory 4-2. In 2004, Woodard notched a save in Orleans in the season's final game knocking Orleans out of a playoff spot.
Passed balls were again a storyline between Chatham and Orleans, but unlike during the regular season, the miscues were committed by the Cardinals. Two in the top of the 11th helped the A's score the lead runs. The three additional errors the Cardinals committed clouded the boxscore from several outstanding plays in the field from Steve Singleton at shortstop. However, Chatham continued its offensive success from the regular season into the playoffs, picking up 11 base hits while A's starter Andrew Miller did not give up a hit until the 6th inning.
Game 2 will be played at Chatham's Veterans Field at 7pm. The Cape Cod Baseball Network will broadcast a special thirty minute pregame show beginning at 6:30EST featuring interviews with players and coaches from each team. Each game will be broadcast live at ChathamAs.com and on the telephone at 1-800-846-4700, code 3841. Both are completely free of charge. Each game broadcast will be posted on the "Webcast Archive" section of ChathamAs.com. Click HERE
The 2005 Cape Cod Baseball Leauge Postseason begins Tuesday, August 8th. The top two teams from each division battle for the Divisional Championship, with the winners contending for the Cape League title. Each series is the best 2 out of 3.
In the West, the first place Bourne Braves will take on the Cotuit Kettleers who did not clinch a playoff spot until the regular season's final game.
The best two records in the league belong to East Division rivals Orleans and Chatham. The Cardinals defeated the A's in the season finale 3-2 to clinch first place and home field advantage in the playoffs. Game 1 will be held at Eldredge Park in Orleans at 7:00. Each game will be broadcast live at ChathamAs.com and on the telephone at 1-800-846-4700, code 3841. Both are completely free of charge. Each game broadcast will be posted on the "Webcast Archive" section of ChathamAs.com. Click HERE