Game RecapThe Chatham A's kicked off the 2003 Cape League season at Whitehouse Field in Harwich. It was a foggy, wet, and soggy night at the ballpark, but despite the weather, each team gave their fans a good showing of what the Cape League is all about. This game was dominant by each pitcher. As Justin Hedrick (Northeastern) started on the mound for the Mariners going 6 2/3 innings pitched, giving up 4 hits, 1 earned run, walking 3, and recorded 9 K's for the evening. Chatham started Chris Lambert (Boston College) who gave the A's a great outing, he ended up with a no decsion for his Cape debut throwing 5 complete innings, only surrending 1 hit and 1 run unearned, Lambert walked 3 as well and racked up 7 strikeouts. The 15 outs Lambert recorded 8 ground balls and 7 K's, very impressive for this youngster, he should be a player to watch this season. But each of these pitchers handed the game off to their teammates and the umpires, who made the final decision on a bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, 2-2 fastball from A's pitcher Ross Ohlendorf (Princeton) which seemed to get Mariner's Brad McCann (Clemson) for a check-swing strike three, but the umpires ruled differently which brought the count to 3-2. Ohlendorf came with another heater but McCann held up for which was clearly ball four and McCann got the game-winning RBI as Mark Reynolds (Virginia) walked acrosss the plate to give Harwich a 3-2 victory over Chatham in the 2003 season opener.
- Klosterman (2 for 5) SB
- Hackney (1 for 2) 2 BB, 1 R
- Lambert (5 IP, 7 K, 1 H, 3 BB, 0 ER)
-Chuck (1 for 2, BB, SB, SH)
-Reyonlds (1 for 2, 1 R, BB, SH)
-McCann (GW RBI BB)