One player who seems primed to play a major role in deciding the Cape League championship has been with his team for exactly one week.
UConn transfer Ben Huber (Pendleton, S.C.) has quickly settled into the cleanup spot for the No. 1 seed Bourne Braves (24-9-3) heading into the Cape League playoffs. Bourne will be joined by Brewster (22-11-3), Harwich (19-12-5) and Cotuit (18-17-1) in the Cape League playoffs, which start on Friday.
Huber, who spent the majority of the summer playing in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, joined Bourne on July 28. He has produced from his first at-bat, going 6 for 16 with four RBI in four games. His .375 batting average on the Cape is actually down from the .385 mark he posted in 135 at-bats with the Richmond Jazz in the Great Lakes League.
Huber is one of six UConn players -- or soon-to-be UConn players -- to sign with Bourne this summer, along with Reggie Crawford, Kyler Fedko, Cole Chudoba, Hector Alejandro and Garrett Coe. In his short stint in Bourne, Huber has been staying with the same family that has hosted Chudoba -- another UConn transfer who looks primed to make a big impact in the Big EAST next spring. A right-handed pitcher, Chudoba has a record of 3-0 with a 2.07 ERA over 21.2 innings with Bourne.