For a first year manager in the Cape Cod Baseball League, Jamie Shevchik of the Brewster Whitecaps is doing very well for himself. The Whitecaps had an up-and-down start to the summer, going through winning and losing streaks, but they now sit at the second spot in the East Division with a record of 23-16-1. They are eight points behind the league-leading Orleans Firebirds who are first in the East with a record of 27-12-1. The Whitecaps and Firebirds had a 12-inning battle last night in Orleans that ended in a 6-6 tie, while the ‘Caps got the best of the ‘Birds tonight in Brewster winning 4-1. Orleans would have sealed the best record in the league with a win tonight, but the stingy Whitecaps prevented that from happening. Brewster has been able to get a few wins over the top team in the league this season, and will be a contender when the playoffs begin in just a few days.
Shevchik is in his first year as field manager of Brewster and has been the Head Baseball Coach at Keystone College since 2001. Shevchik has had a lot of success at Keystone with a career record of 434-134, including 10 straight Colonial States Athletic Conference championships from 2005-2014, and has won Conference Coach of the Year nine times. The first time Cape league manager has impressed this summer, keeping a solid team together that believes they have what it takes to win it all. Brewster will look to continue their success into the playoffs in what is sure to be a competitive end to the summer.