SarCoog: Although we (mainly Bobb-O) at S&H broke the story of University of Houston junior pitcher Jared Ray pitching in the prestigious summer Cape Cod League, it was made official on the team rosters today.
Ray, along with sophomore pitcher Michael Goodnight and junior shortstop Blake Kelso will be playing this summer for the Yarmouth-Dennis (YD) Red Sox. Currenly on the YD Roster Ray and Goodnight are classified as LOC (committed players) and Kelso is a TMP (temporary player). Although I believe the Cougars’ spark-plug shortstop has enough talent to stay with and contribute to YD. The YD Sox have won the Cape Cod League championship in 2004, 2006 and 2007 with notable recent alums such as Jason Castro (Stanford/Houston Astros) and Buster Posey (Florida State/San Francisco Giants). Here’s how these Cougars have faired in the first few games:
Kelso currently has a .333 average with 4 hits and a walk in 12 at-bats, along with 2 RBI and has played in 3 games (2 at SS, 1 at 2B). Ray has started 1 game and in 5.0 innings gave up on 2 earned runs on 4 hits while walking 3 and striking out 6. Goodnight has not seen any action up to this point.
Also, on the Bourne Braves’ roster is the Cougars’ senior catcher: Chris Wallace. I’ll be interested to see how ‘Wally’ keeps progressing after the horrific facial injury he suffered at the beginning of this past baseball season. Granted, he did play a good number of games last season, but I’d imagine his hitting and general play will improve as he recovers more from the injury. Currently he is hitting .167 with 1 hit and a walk in 6 at-bats, along with 1 run scored.
Keep reading S&H for weekly updates on how Ray, Kelso, Goodnight and Wallace are doing at the Cape!