Where are the 2008 Lower Cape Babe Ruth All-Stars today?

Alex Powers was just drafted by the White Sox after 3 very successful years playing for Southern New Hampshire University
Players for the LBR All-Stars (left to right): Assistant coach, Mr. Leahy, Zach Rowell (Wellfleet), Sam Gagnon (Brewster), Ray Rowell (Wellfleet), Spencer Branco (Brewster), Keenan Yakola (Eastham), Richie Budion (Brewster), Wes Brown (Brewster), Alex Pow

Five years ago they were Babe Ruth League Champs

They are Big Leaguers today

Baseball is an allegory about America. It is a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate. Other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love. And it all starts in a ballpark in a small American town like the one on the Lower Cape. As Yogi Berra said, “Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets./”

Remember this?

  • Alex Powers was just drafted by the White Sox after 3 very successful years playing for Southern New Hampshire university in the NE-10 Division II!
  • Jake Malone who was on the tournament team but is not pictured has been playing for Lasalle University.
  • Ray Rowell just finished up a record season for Nauset High School, a year of many firsts -- first time beating Marshfield and Plymouth North, first time entering the post-season as the top seed!

He and the other Nauset pitcher were just awarded MVP at Nauset Sports Awards night, and were two of four ACL elected All Stars. His regular season record pitching 1.44 ERA, 7 W, 2 L and 1 save, 58 K's, including the post-season games, 8 W and 71 K's ... Ray looks forward to playing this summer for Team Cape Cod and in the fall, Bentley University, also in NE-10 D2 league.

The Champs

The players for the LBR All-Stars (left to right): Assistant coach, Mr. Leahy, Zach Rowell (Wellfleet), Sam Gagnon (Brewster), Ray Rowell (Wellfleet), Spencer Branco (Brewster), Keenan Yakola (Eastham), Richie Budion (Brewster), Wes Brown (Brewster), Alex Powers (Brewster), Dan Leahy (Harwich), David Coy (Chatham), Jordan Barnes (Harwich) and coach Rick Budion; not pictured.

The only problem about baseball is that it is not played the year round.

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