Nightly Round-Up: June 18, 2014

Harwich 6, Hyannis 3

In the first extra innings contest of the season, the Harwich Mariners (6-1) bested the Hyannis Harbor Hawks (4-3) 6-3 at McKeon Park. A solo home run in the second from Carl Wise put the Harbor Hawks on the board first and would keep them on top for the next two innings. But a RBI double from Brendon Sanger tied the game at one apiece in the fifth. That wouldn’t be the last time the two teams found themselves in a tied ballgame as consistent hitting on both sides kept the game close. The Mariners tallied 12 hits total with all but one of the starting line up notching at least one hit. Harwich center fielder Ian Happ continued his hitting steak going 2-for-5 with a walk and a RBI while Bobby Melley also went 2-for-5 with a RBI for Hyannis. Ultimately it was a three-run 11th inning for the Mariners starting with a lead off single from Angelo Amendolare that would give Harwich their third straight win.

Orleans 5, Brewster 0

This game was over quickly, both figuratively and literally. The Firebirds (3-4) came out swinging again and put up five runs in the first inning against the Whitecaps (3-4). The offensive explosion was capped off with a three-run home run for Timmy Robinson (USC) and it chased Brewster starter Dylan Silva (Florida St.) after only one tough inning. The rest of the game consisted of fast innings of pitching dominance as Orleans starter Brett Lilek (Arizona St.) and his bullpen gave up only two hits and struck out thirteen Whitecaps, and Levi MaVorhis (Kansas St.) helped Brewster keep the deficit from getting worse with six shutout innings. The game ended with the same score as at the end of the first inning, with the Firebirds winning 5-0 in a game that lasted less than two and a half hours.

Chatham 4, Y-D 1

A two-run home run by AJ Murray (Georgia Tech) in the first inning got the scoring started for the Anglers (3-4) and Ty Moore (UCLA) chipped in with a 2-for-4 day with a run scored and a run driven in, as four runs was more than enough for Chatham starter Jordan Hillyer (Kennesaw St.) to beat the Red Sox (2-5). Hillyer did not allow an earned run and gave up only one hit in five innings. His opponent, Y-D’s Kevin Duchene (Illinois-Champaign) gave up two earned runs on five hits and struck out seven in five innings, which is not a bad outing, but wasn’t good enough without any run support. No players outside of the first three batters in the lineup had a hit against Chatham.

Falmouth 5, Wareham 4

The Commodores (4-3) pulled off the win in a back-and-forth battle with the Gatemen (1-6) at Spillane Field, as the visitors got a boost from Kevin Newman (Arizona), who went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Tate Matheny (Missouri St.), who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a homerun. Falmouth starter Kevin McCanna (Rice) picked up his second win of the season, despite the best efforts of Willie Calhoun (Arizona), who went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, and Chris Chinea (LSU), who went 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Wareham starter Brock Downey (Murray St.) struggled, giving up four earned runs on six hits in 2.2 innings.

Bourne 5, Cotuit 4

The Braves (5-2) got off to a hot start in this one, and it was enough to hold off a comeback from the Kettleers (4-3) and Logan Taylor (Texas A&M), who led the charge, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. The four Bourne first inning runs, three of which came before the first out, canceled out Cotuit’s efforts, as they were outhit five to ten, but still pulled off the win. Ryan Kellogg (Arizona St.) gave up only one earned run and struck out seven in six strong innings, and a fifth inning RBI double from Ryan Howard (Missouri) represented the game-winning run, as the Kettleers scattered four runs, but fell short in a tough loss.

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