I had hoped to report today about Cape May's own Matt Szczur, a future major league baseball star currently playing for the Class A Daytona Cubs. The Cubs played the St. Lucie Mets yesterday, and all-star Johan Santana was making his first pitching start since leaving baseball with a serious injury late last year. Santana impressed, pitching three innings of shutout ball, never going to more than two balls on any count. He hit one batter, but other than that he looked very much in control. Unfortunately, Matt did not get to face Santana, as Matt injured a finger (a minor injury) a night or two before yesterday's game. Thus, he was held out as a precaution, although I did see Matt in his No. 11 jersey warming up with the outfielders, etc.
Matt graduated from Lower Cape May Regional High School a few years ago. He is very well-liked, and I know the guys and girls at Shields Bike Rental on Gurney Street are very proud of their former fellow employee. Matt was a two-sport star at Villanova, and also made a name for himself when he donated bone marrow to save a young girl's life.
If you want to follow Matt on his trek to the big leagues, his twitter handle is superSZCZ4.
Photo above is Johan Santana about to throw his first in-game pitch in almost a year. Presumably, Matt is one of those guys standing on the railing in the visitor's dugout in the background. Photo credit to me.