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June 25, 2014

Creamer brothers thrive together

Creamer brothers finally team up for Newburyport Nationals

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But they both have a passion for the game and will play anywhere, anytime.

“Josh loves to play just like I do and he has a lot of energy,” said Peter. “It’s great to play with him and watch him play. I’ve been waiting my whole life to play with him.”

The pairing seems to be working wonders. Peter leads the 4-4 Nationals in hits (12), average (.545), home runs (3) and RBIs (17) while Josh is second on the team in hits (10) and third in hitting (.400).

At Anna Maria this spring, Josh led the team with a .364 average and 10 stolen bases and was clearly one of the most valuable members on the squad. Nevertheless, he plans on transferring with the goal of playing for a larger school.

Which is exactly what Peter did in college.

Following his career at Pentucket, Peter spent a year at Bridgton Academy and then went on to Assumption College. But that proved not to be a good fit, and he left after a year,

Peter transferred to junior college baseball factory Santa Rosa Community College in California and then moved over to Eastern New Mexico, where he hit .422 as a senior and was named to the Daktronics All-American third team.

“I guess I’m doing exactly what my brother did and he’s talked to me about it,” said Josh. “I want to play for a larger school, so I’m looking into my options.

“My brother always said that the best coach he ever had was at Santa Rosa. I’ve talked to the coach there and something might work out. I’m looking into different things.”

In the meantime, the brothers plan on enjoying their time on the diamond together. It might be their last opportunity because Peter is likely to move to Austin, Texas, in the fall for his job as a medical recruiter.

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