Nightly Round-Up: June 17, 2014

Hyannis 8, Wareham 4

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks improved their record to 3-2 with a win over the Wareham Gatemen (1-5) Tuesday night at Spillane Field. The bats weren’t quiet on either side tonight as Wareham notched 11 hits to Hyannis’ 12. But a series of fielding errors proved costly for the Gatemen as Hyannis came away with the W. Bobby Melley had a stand out night going 5-for-3 with one run and three RBI while teammates Sam Haggerty and Daniel Kihle each knocked in a home run. On the other side of things, Jake Little fought back with a home run of his own while Willie Calhoun posted solid numbers going 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Tate Scionieaux got the win, pitching 5.1 innings for the Harbor Hawks allowing eight hits and three runs.

Cotuit 7, Bourne 6

The Cotuit Kettleers (4-2) extended their winning streak to four with a 7-6 win over the Bourne Braves (4-2) at Lowell Park. Despite Braves starting pitcher Jimmy Hergert giving up six runs in four innings, Bourne rallied to tie the game at six apiece in the sixth with a three-run inning. But it was a single from Kettleer Caleb Whalen that drove home Drew Jackson for the game-winning run. Though the Braves threatened in the 9th putting two runners on base, a pair of fly balls left the go ahead runners stranded. Cotuit threw six pitchers to Bourne’s four – Adam Witt picked up the win for the Kettleers, tossing 3.0 innings, and Jeff Kinley earned the save by stranding the pair in the ninth.

Orleans 6, Y-D 2

The Firebirds’ (2-4) bats came to play at Red Wilson Field today, as the Red Sox (2-4) were no match for their offense. Through four innings, Orleans had scored five runs, all off of four home runs, in a grand display of power. Taylor Ward (Fresno St.) and Edwin Rios (Florida Intl) started off the Firebirds scoring with the league’s first pair of back-to-back home runs of the season in the second inning. Then in the third, leadoff man Johnny Sewald (Arizona St.) hit a solo shot for his first of the season, and Sun Devils teammate R.J. Ybarra (Arizona St.) added a two-run blast of his own in the fourth. Orleans starter Trent Thornton (UNC) gave up runs in his first and last inning, but did enough to earn the win with 5.1 innings and four strikeouts. The Red Sox’ Bryan Bonnell (UNLV) was not as lucky, giving up five earned in only three innings of work, however reliever Doug Willey (Franklin Pierce) continued to dominate so far this year with four scoreless innings.

Harwich 2, Falmouth 1

Despite strong outings from Commodores’ (3-3) starter Matt Hall (Missouri St.) and Mariners’ (5-1) starter Michael Boyle (Radford), neither received the decision as second-year man Jonathan Frebis (Middle Tennessee St.) got the win for Harwich with three shutdown innings of relief and Robby Kalaf (Florida Intl) got the save. Kevin Newman (Arizona) drove in Falmouth’s only run in the fifth, but the Mariners bounced back with the two game-winning runs in the sixth, as Dann Zardon (LSU) both drove in and scored a run. Steven Duggar (Clemson) of the Commodores was the only player in the game with a multi-hit day, as it was a matchup dominated by solid pitching. There were 18 total strikeouts in the game versus only ten total hits.

Chatham 6, Brewster 2

A third inning offensive explosion for the Anglers (2-4) gave them the edge over the Whitecaps (3-3) at Veterans Field. Brewster starter Cody Ponce (Cal Poly Pomona) didn’t receive much help from his fielders, as he gave up five unearned runs in the third inning, before being pulled. Nick Collins (Georgetown) led the way for Chatham, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Meanwhile, Andrew Chin (Boston College) had another good start, going six innings and giving up two runs and struck out four Brewster batters. The Whitecaps tagged him for a run apiece in the third and the seventh, but it wasn’t enough. Chatham would get yet another unearned run in the fifth to seal the deal and get their first home win.

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