Coca Cola® Cape League Pitcher/Player of the Week: Thomas and Berry

Ricky Thomas (Fresno State) Y-D Red Sox CCBL Photo/Sportspix

Ricky Thomas (Fresno State) – Y-D Red Sox
CCBL Photo/Sportspix

Coca Cola® Cape League Pitcher of the Week: Ricky Thomas, LHP (Fresno State) – Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox

With the honor of being named a Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star comes the expectation of maintaining a stellar summer campaign and, thusly, that is precisely what Y-D southpaw Ricky Thomas has been doing.

Named earlier this week to the Cape League’s All-Star Game for the East Division squad, Thomas (Fresno State) continued his dominance on the mound last week to earn himself Coca-Cola Pitcher of the Week honors.

Pitching against Harwich on Saturday, Thomas struck out nine and allowed just one earned run on three hits in seven innings for the victory. He is 6-0 with a 0.96 ERA and 36 strikeouts for the Red Sox.

Hailing from San Diego, Calif., Thomas is entering his junior year at Fresno State. Thomas finished the 2015 season 4-3 with 35 strikeouts in 41 innings for the Bulldogs.

Coca Cola® Cape League Player of the Week: Branden Berry, 1B/OF (Cal State-Northridge) – Cotuit Kettleers

As the weather heated up, so did hitter Branden Berry (Cal State-Northridge), who was named Coca-Cola Player of the Week. Through Monday, Berry was hitting a deceptive .205 with four home runs and 11 RBI.

Branden Berry (Cal State-Northridge) Cotuit Kettleers CCBL Photo/Sportspix

Branden Berry (Cal State-Northridge)
Cotuit Kettleers
CCBL Photo/Sportspix

In a tough outing against Falmouth on Friday, went 2-for-4 with a single and a homer. The following night, Berry came to play in Cotuit’s second outing in as many days against the Commodores, coming through with a three-run homer and finishing with four RBIs in an 8-2 victory for the Kettleers. Berry has four home runs, 14 runs and 16 hits in 78 at-bats this summer.

Berry, a native of Escondido, Calif., was a Pac-12 All-Academic Team Honorable Mention. He finished the 2015 season batting .269 with 37 RBIs and eight home runs for the Matadors.

— Written by Allie Souza (Cape Cod Baseball League intern) and Sean Walsh ( Sports Editor). Photos provided by Sportspix

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