South Yarmouth, MA (CapeCodBaseball.org) - For two straight years, Cotuit field manager Mike Roberts led his Kettleers to the Cape League championship series, only to watch them be swept aside by Harwich in 2008 and Bourne in 2009. But in Game 3 of this year's best-of-three playoff series, everything went the Kettleers' way as they beat the Y-D Red Sox 6-0 at Red Wilson Field in front of 5,391 fans.
The victory brought home the Arnold Mycock Trophy, named after long-time league and Cotuit volunteer Arnold Mycock, who presented the award to the Kettleers after a nearly three-hour game. Cotuit last won the championship in 1999.
ASU outfielder Michael Faulkner was on the Kettleers roster in 2010 and had two hits and two stolen bases in the Championship Series. Faulkner hit .237 in 31 games, with 18 hits and 10 stolen bases in his first season in the Cape.
Hogs catcher James McCann came on strong in the Cape playoffs, hitting .273 with 2 homers and 5 RBI.