Friday, July 8, 2022
WOOSOX TO PRESENT CAPE COD CLASSIC
AT POLAR PARK MONDAY, JULY 25
Wareham Gatemen and Bourne Braves game scheduled for 6:45 p.m.;
General admission tickets available at polarpark.com/ccbl for $10.
WORCESTER, MA — The Worcester Red Sox will present the Cape Cod Classic at Polar Park on Monday, July 25. First pitch between the Wareham Gatemen and Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League is scheduled for 6:45 p.m., with gates opening at 5:45.
General admission tickets are $10 and allow fans to sit anywhere in the seating bowl on a first-come, first-served basis. The WooSox Team Store and Polar Park concessions will be open during the game. Tickets are available at polarpark.com/ccbl or the Polar Park Ticket Office.
The WooSox, who don’t play on Mondays, will spend the day traveling to Buffalo for a six-game series against the Bisons (AAA, Toronto Blue Jays). The Worcester Bravehearts also have the day off.
In advance of the Classic, the Gatemen will celebrate “WooSox Night” at Spillane Field, their home field in Wareham, on Friday, July 15. Before the Gatemen’s game against the Hyannis Harbor Hawks at 6 p.m., a member of the WooSox front office will deliver a Ceremonial First Pitch. In addition, WooSox mascots Smiley Ball and Woofster the WonderDog will greet and take photos with fans. WooSox representatives will provide giveaways, such as schedule magnets and stickers.
Founded in 1885 and comprising 10 teams, the Cape Cod Baseball League has been the nation’s premier collegiate summer baseball league since becoming officially sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1963. In 1985, it became the first collegiate summer league to use wooden bats.
One in every six Major League Baseball players has competed in the Cape League. There are annually 300 active Cape League alumni playing in the big leagues and more than 1,250 all-time.
Jarren Duran, a favorite among WooSox fans who has starred at the top of the Boston Red Sox lineup since his promotion mid-June, hit .281 with 10 stolen bases in 34 games for the Gatemen in 2017. Connor Wong, who has been solid behind the dish for the WooSox all season and a steady contributor offensively, was a Cape League All-Star for the Braves in 2016.
“This is a great opportunity for local Worcester residents who won’t have the chance to make it out to the Cape this summer to see the best collegiate baseball talent in the country,” said Gatemen Senior Vice President Glen Hannington.