Nightly Round-Up: June 21, 2014

Hyannis 4,  Brewster 1

In a battle of 5-4 teams, the Harbor Hawks (6-4) came away with the win while the Whitecaps (5-5) fell back to .500. The Hyannis pitchers were on their game in this one, as starter Jordan Minch (Purdue) got the win, going six innings and allowing one run on five hits while striking out six, and Lance Thonvold (Minnesota) was dominant as he picked up the save with three shutout innings. A Mikey White (Alabama) home run was the only thing stopping Brewster from being shutout. On the offensive side for the Harbor Hawks, it was Donnie Dewees Jr. (North Florida) who had a big day, with a double, a triple, and two RBIs. 2013 All-Star Austin Slater (Stanford) made his return to Hyannis and chipped in a hit and run in his 2014 debut.

Y-D 9, Cotuit 1

A tough day for Kettleers’ (4-6) pitching and fielding led to a Red Sox (4-6) blowout in what otherwise could have been a much more even offensive battle. Y-D scored their nine runs on only eight hits, as they scored three runs on errors and wild pitches, while Cotuit was inefficient at the plate, scoring only one run despite having eleven hits. Red Sox starter Justin Jacome (UC-Santa Barbera) was strong on the mound, throwing 5.2 shutout innings, but Cotuit starter Jackson McClelland (Pepperdine) struggled, giving up three runs on five hits in four frames. The Y-D offense came from throughout the lineup, as evidenced by leadoff man Andrew Stevenson (LSU) and nine hitter Vincent Jackson (Tennessee) both going hitting a home run, driving in two runs, and scoring two runs.

Bourne 4, Harwich 2

The Braves (7-3) beat the Mariners (7-3) for the second straight day to pull into a tie with them for the top record in the league. It was another tight game, as both starters, Zack Erwin (Clemson) for the visitors and Sam Kmiec (Winthrop) for the home team, gave up two runs before exiting. However, it was the Bourne bullpen that proved to be stronger in this one as they threw three shutout innings, while Harwich was tagged for two more runs. The Mariners were also badly outhit by a 12-4 count, as the offense was quiet once again. Only Ian Happ (Cincinnati) managed to both drive in and score a run, and kept his batting average from dipping below .400. Meanwhile, the Braves had six batters with multi-hit games, including strong showings from Richard Martin Jr. (Florida) and Brett Sullivan (Pacific).

Orleans 7, Wareham 0

The Firebirds (5-5) picked up their second win in as many games as they bested the Gatemen (3-7) in a lopsided match. Orleans scored three runs in the second inning before tacking on an additional four down the stretch, though the three would be all the Firebirds needed behind spectacular pitching. Kolton Mahoney (Brigham Young) put on a display pitching six scoreless innings while striking out six and allowing just two hits. Ryne Combs (Kentucky) picked up where Mahoney had left off tossing three innings of shutout relief to collect the save. David Thompson (Miami) shined on offense going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored. Mitchell Tolman (Oregon) pitched in going 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI. On a tough night for the Gatemen, Charlie Warren (Rice) displayed some great speed on the base paths finishing with a pair of stolen bases.

Chatham 6, Falmouth 2

One night after battling to an 11 inning 3-3 tie with the Commodores (4-5-1), the Anglers (4-5-1) took an early five run lead and held on for the victory in the second of back-to-back games. The game remained knotted at zero until the fourth inning when Chatham posted five runs. The Anglers never looked back. Chatham’s Max Tishman (Wake Forest) was lights out on the mound going 5.1 shutout innings and striking out three en-route to the win. Michael Wallace (Fairfield) came on in relief and closed out the game with 3.2 innings and one earned run to receive the save. Ty Moore (California) starred on offense for the A’s going  2-for-5 with a double while scoring one run and knocking in a pair. Nick Collins (Georgetown) chipped in with a pair of singles and one RBI. Garrett Cleavinger (Oregon) was a bright spot for the Commodores tossing two relief innings of shutout baseball and striking out five batters while yielding just one hit.

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