Nightly Round-Up: June 14, 2014

We missed the action last night due to rainy conditions. All games scheduled last night will be made up on Thursday, June 19th.

Brewster at Hyannis was postponed tonight as well, as McKeon Park’s field was too water-logged to play on. Their game will be made up on Monday, June 16th.

Bourne 6, Falmouth 0 (at Sandwich HS)

Bourne continued with their winning streak today, starting the season 3-0 as they defeated Falmouth 6-0 in a special game held at Sandwich HS, in honor of the town’s 375th anniversary. It was all fun and games at the Heritage Day celebration next to right field, but not for the Commodores and they struggled to put a run across the plate. However there was another cause for celebration for the Braves as Brett Sullivan (University of Pacific) knocked in his first home run of the summer with a three run shot to center field. The Commodores recorded six hits, just two shy of Bourne’s eight, but stellar fielding from the Braves kept Falmouth at bay. Harrison Bader (University of Florida) robbed Falmouth of what was sure to be an extra base hit with a top 10-worthy diving catch in center field. At the mound, Andrew Sopko (Gonzaga University) tallied six strikeouts in as many innings pitched, allowing just three hits, while Commodore Kevin Mooney (University of Maryland) made his first appearance pitching just 1.1 innings and notching back-to-back strikeouts.

Cotuit 2, Y-D 1

The Kettleers (1-2) notched their first win of the season with a 2-1 game over Y-D (0-3). Y-D took an early lead in the third inning with a single and stolen base by A.J. Simcox (Tennessee), who advanced to third on an error on the stolen base. He scored on a sacrifice fly by Donnie Walton (Oklahoma St). The Kettleers got their runs in the fourth as D.C. Arendas (South Carolina Columbia) took advantage of a muffed throw to score, and Jameson Fisher (Southeastern Louisiana) scored from second on a single by Brendan Hendriks (San Francisco). Both teams saw strong pitching, with Sam Tewes (Wichita St) earning the win for the Kettleers and Adam Whitt (Nevada Reno) earning the save. Cotuit starter Blake Stevens (Birmingham Southern Col) served up seven strikeouts in four innings of work.

*During the fourth inning, a balk was called on Michael Murray (Florida Gulf Coast) with Fisher at bat. The call was reversed according to rule 9-3-g (A.R): “If the pitcher, with a runner on base, stops or hesitates the delivery because the batter steps out of the box, holds up a hand or uses any other action as if calling time, it shall not be a balk. The rule has been violated by both the batter and the pitcher, and the umpire shall call ‘Time’ and begin the play anew” (NCAA Baseball 2013 and 2014 Rules). In this instance, the batter stepped out late from the box and the pitcher held on to his throw, negating the balk. 

Orleans 9, Chatham 0

After dropping each of their first two games of the season, the Firebirds came back with a vengeance on the road against the Anglers. Orleans starter Trevor Megill (Loyola Marymount) pitched one inning in his first outing after having Tommy John last year, but combined with his relief Nathan Bannister (Arizona) and Kolton Mahoney (BYU) on a three-hit shutout. The trio struck out ten opposing batters, while only walking two. Chatham’s P.J. Conlon (San Diego) didn’t have the same luck, as he allowed seven runs on nine hits over 4.1 innings. Six Firebirds had multi-hit games including Christin Stewart (Tennessee), who hit a two-run homerun to start the scoring. Edwin Rios (Florida Intl) all but sealed it up for Orleans with a bases-clearing three-run double in the fifth inning.

Harwich 7, Wareham 0

Mariners’ pitching continues to dominate as they posted their second straight shutout, and lowered their team ERA to 0.33. The team has outscored opponents 24-2 in their first three games. Zach Erwin (Clemson) continued the trend of Harwich starters not allowing any runs, as he allowed only three hits and struck out five in five shutout innings. Jacob Evans (Oklahoma) and Robby Kalaf (Florida Intl) did not allow a single hit as they combined to finish the game. At the plate, leadoff man Craig Aikin (Oklahoma) provided the pop, as he went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Centerfielder Kyle Barrett (Kentucky) also chipped in with a 4-for-4 day and a run scored, run driven in, and stolen base. On the Wareham side, the offense managed to get six men on base, three hits and three walks, and starter Brock Hartson (UTSA) allowed two runs on four hits in five innings.



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