2004 POTW

2004 Diamond CPL Defensive Player of the Year:

Jeff DeMara (VMI) Peninsula Pilots
DeMara made 22 appearances on the mound for the Pilots, including an effort in the 2004 CPL Petitt Cup Tournament on August 6th. He pitched 26.1 innings, grabbing a 2-0 record with 11 saves and a very impressive 0.35 ERA overall. Also in that time, DeMara surrendered 14 hits, but allowed just two runs, only one of which was earned. The 5-9 right-hander walked nine batters, while striking out 39.

Furthermore, for his efforts during week five of the regular season, DeMara took home the Diamond Defensive Player of the Week honors at the end of the week. During that week, he made four appearances, pitching five innings. In that time, he sported a perfect 0.00 ERA and although he had no decisions, he did grab three saves. He gave up two hits, walked two, and struck out nine batters.

The 2004 season marked DeMara’s second season in the Coastal Plain League, having played as a member of the Petersburg Generals in 2003. While with the Generals, he recorded 12 saves, giving him a total of 23 saves for his CPL career. That number fell just one shy of the league record for most saves in a career, 24, held by Jason Walker, who pitched for Asheboro in 2000 and 2001.

2004 Diamond Pitchers of the Week

Pitcher of the Week (Week 9):
Heath Rollins (South Carolina) Florence (Week 9)

Pitcher of the Week (Week 8):
Jason Cline (Belmont Abbey) Gastonia (Week 8)

Co-Pitchers of the Week (Week 7):
David A. Williams (UNC-Asheville) Asheboro (Week 7)
Cory Koliscak (Radford) Asheboro (Week 7)

Co-Pitchers of the Week (Week 6):
Allen Flood (UNC-Wilmington) Florence (Week 6)
Joe Brown (Trinity) Outer Banks (Week 6)

Co-Pitchers of the Week (Week 5):
Josh Sutton (UNC-Wilmington) Florence (Week 5)
Jeff DeMara (VMI) Peninsula (Week 5)

Pitcher of the Week (Week 4):
Jeff Moore (UNC-Wilmington) Wilmington (Week 4)

Co-Pitchers of the Week (Week 3):
Josh Wilkie (George Washington) Outer Banks (Week 3)
Darek Stanfield (Akron) Wilmington (Week 3)

Pitcher of the Week (Week 2):
Daniel Gemma (San Jose State) Edenton (Week 2)

Co-Pitchers of the Week (Week 1):
Andrew Carter (Davidson) Wilson (Week 1)
Josh Ellis (Wake Forest) Edenton (Week 1)