Wareham 8, Cotuit 3
The Wareham Gatemen (2-6) picked up their second win of the season besting the Cotuit Kettleers (4-4) 8-3 at Lowell Park. In what was certainly an offensive feat, the Gatemen notched a total of 15 hits on the night to come away with the win. Shortstop Blake Lacey (USC) went 2-for-5 at the plate knocking in two two-RBI doubles while Kramer Robertson (LSU) went 3-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored. Despite the loss, Cotuit’s bats weren’t exactly quiet either. Logan Taylor (Texas A&M) and Austin Byler (Nevada) each tallied a home run – the latter a two run shot deep over the fence in center field. Brock Hartson (UTSA) will get the win pitching six complete innings recording seven strikeouts while allowing six hits, three runs and one walk.
Hyannis 8, Bourne 3
The Harbor Hawks (5-3) got back in the win column with a convincing 8-3 victory over the Braves (5-3) at McKeon Park. After falling behind 3-0 in the first inning, Hyannis rallied back to score eight unanswered runs en-route to the win. Winning pitcher Nick Deeg (Central Michigan) recovered from a rocky first inning and proceeded to pitch seven scoreless frames to lead the Harbor Hawks to victory. Donnie Dewees Jr. (North Florida) led the charge on offense for Hyannis going 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and four runs batted in. Daniel Kihle (Wichita St.) pitched in on offense with his second homer of the season and three RBI.
Y-D 6, Falmouth 3
Jason Goldstein (Illinois – Champaigne) chipped in three RBIs and Jordan Tarsovich (VMI) and Rob Fonseca (Northeastern) each had 2-for-4 days as the Red Sox (3-5) got the 6-3 win over the Commodores (4-4). The teams were equally matched in hits, but it was Y-D that had the edge in driving in runs, bringing at least one run across the plate against three of Falmouth’s four pitchers.
Harwich 6, Chatham 5
The Mariners (7-1) continue to roll, as they took down the Anglers (3-5), this time with a late-inning surge, scoring three in the bottom of the ninth to tie it up and then winning it in the tenth. Chatham’s P.J. Conlon (San Diego) did his best with an impressive outing, giving up one earned run with six strikeouts in four innings, but in the end the bullpen couldn’t stop Harwich from fighting back. The Mariners had fourteen hits total, and got two RBIs from Robert Youngdahl (Notre Dame) and a home run from Anthony Hermelyn (Oklahoma), as they battled their way to a league-leading seventh win.
Brewster 4, Orleans 2
One night after falling to the Firebirds (3-5) in a game in which they could produce no offense, the Whitecaps (4-4) bounced back with a solid win on the road. It was a full team effort on offense, but the real stars of the game were Brewster pitchers Andrew Naderer (Grand Canyon), who got the win, and Pat Ruotolo (UConn), who got the save, as they combined to allow only one earned run on five hits in nine innings of shutdown baseball. Orleans’ power-hitting streak came to an abrupt halt, as they managed to have only one extra-base hit and five hits total.