L to R: MV head coach Gary Simmons, Scudder Committee chairman Doug Mason, Roger Scudder Jr, Elias Fhagen Smith and his father.
Martha’s Vineyard High School senior Elias Fhagen Smith was presented the CCBUA’s Roger Scudder award at the association’s annual banquet Sunday June 4th at the Brazilian Grill in Hyannis.
The Scudder award is given annually to a Cape high school senior who has demonstrated the characteristics of sportsmanship. Nominations are made by CCBUA member umpires, head coaches and athletic directors and are voted by the entire membership.
Approximately 25 CCBUA members and new candidates were in attendance Saturday March 4th from 9am to 1:30 to work on perfecting their skills. Thanks to Bryan Andrade, Mark Delaney, Ron Musk, Ron Braga, Steve Shaw and Mike Rabideau for instructing at the six stations (cage work, plate mechanics, A,B, C positions). The morning was capped off with situational drills. Special thanks this year to Bourne HS AD Scott Ashworth for allowing us to use his gym for the camp!
We are saddened to learn that long-time CCBUA member Jim Crowley passed away February 23, 2017. Jim had served as Secretary-Treasurer and Scudder award chairman for a great many years. A wake will be held for Jim on Wednesday March 1, 2017 from 5-8pm at Doane, Beal & Ames in Hyannis. A burial service will be held Thursday at 11am March 2, 2017 at Doane Beal & Ames
Join us Tuesday February 21, 2017 for CCBUA’s annual Hot Stove Night get-together as guest presenter Joe Peters offers up techniques for handling difficult ‘game management” situations. Register here, as space is limited for this 6:30pm event at the Barnstable Police Department:
Learn to Umpire class will be held this week on Thursday at 7pm at the BARNSTABLE Police Station
at 1200 Phinney’s Ln Centerville (intersection of Rte 132 and Phinney’s Ln)