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Bay State Ballplayers in the Cape Cod League

Shrewsbury’s Brendan O’Rourke, who plays at Franklin Pierce, will toe the rubber for the Bourne Braves this summer.
Shrewsbury’s Brendan O’Rourke, who plays at Franklin Pierce, will toe the rubber for the Bourne Braves this summer.Globe File Photo

The Cape Cod Baseball League began its 2014 season on Wednesday, as college players from across the country will compete over the next few months for the hope to be crowned Cape League champions, as well as impress the Major League scouts that travel the Cape over the summer looking for talent.

Going to Cape League games has long been a staple of New England summers, and the league has produced hundreds of big league stars in its history. 256 CCBL alumni saw time in the majors during the 2013 MLB season, including ’13 Red Sox players Jackie Bradley Jr., Jacoby Ellsbury, Andrew Miller, David Ross, and Brandon Workman.

The Cape League also has a history of showcasing some of the top baseball talent Massachusetts has to offer. Here is a look at some of the players representing the Bay State to watch for this summer.

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Note: CCBL rosters used are accurate as of June 11, 2014

Bourne Braves

John Gorman (Norwood, Mass.)

Position: RHP

College: Boston College

Brendan O’Rourke (Shrewsbury, Mass.)

Position: RHP

College: Franklin Pierce

Brewster Whitecaps:

Patrick Ruotolo (Peabody, Mass.)

Position: RHP

College: University of Connecticut

Chatham Anglers:

Andrew Chin (Newton, Mass.)

Position: LHP

College: Boston College

Paul Covelle (Medford, Mass.)

Position: RHP

College: Franklin Pierce

Bryan Goossens (Hampden, Mass.)

Position: RHP

College: Siena College

Patrick Mazeika (Wilbraham, Mass.)

Position: C/OF/1B

College: Stetson University

Ryan Mederios (Acushnet, Mass.)

Position: OF

College: UMass Dartmouth

Chris Shaw (Lexington, Mass.)

Position: 1B/OF

College: Boston College

Max Tishman (Wellesley, Mass.)

Postion: LHP

College: Wake Forest

Harwich Mariners:

Guy Davidson (South Harwich, Mass.)

Position: INF

College: Wesleyan University

James Mulry (West Roxbury, Mass.)

Position: LHP

College: Northeastern University

Gavin Pittore (Roslindale, Mass.)

Position: RHP

College: Wesleyan University

Hyannis Harbor Hawks:

Bobby Melley (Barnstable, Mass.)

Position: 1B/C

College: University of Connecticut

Wareham Gateman:

Nick Fuller (New Bedford, Mass.)

Position: LHP

College: UMass Dartmouth

Liam O’Sullivan (South Grafton, Mass.)

Position: RHP

College: Saint Leo University

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