Sauls Sizzles

Florida State pitcher <b>Mark Sauls</b> made a splashy entrance in his first start in the Cape Cod League, the premier amateur baseball league in the nation since 1885. From Cochrane and Traynor to Munson and Fisk, from Garciaparra and Erstad to Varitek and Helton, the Cape League has proven a breeding ground for top Major League talent since the turn of the century. Click here for an update on Sauls' first start of the 2004 season.

Florida State right-handed pitcher Mark Sauls made his first Cape League start of the season for the Hyannis Mets, and it was like he never left.

Sauls threw seven scoreless innings in the Mets' 2-0 win over the Cotuit Kettleers Sunday.

In his final appearance of 2003, Sauls threw a complete game two-hit shutout at the Bourne Braves in the Western Division playoffs.

This time he allowed only three hits and fanned five Cotuit batters.

FSU teammate Shane Robinson reached on an error in the fifth inning to give Sauls the first - and only - run he needed.

Even with a late arrival, Robinson has already hit a home run and is tied for the league lead in RBIs (8) with Florida's Matt LaPorta (Playing for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox)thru Saturday.

Robinson is playing left field for the Mets as Hawaii's Matt Inouye occupies center field.

Kevin Lynch has made one appearance in relief for the Harwich Mariners, tossing 2 1/3 innings.

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