Brewster at Cotuit
Game 1: Cotuit 7, Brewster 4
The Cotuit Kettleers (6-6) bested the Brewster Whitecaps (5-7) 7-4 in the first game of their double header at Lowell Park. Reliever Adam Whitt (Nevada) got the win for Cotuit pitching 3.1 innings notching three Ks while allowing just one hit. Kettleers leadoff hitter Brendan Hendriks (San Francisco) went 2-for-4 with a double and 3 RBI while Austin Byler (Nevada) recorded his second home run of the season. Though Brewster matched the Kettleers’ seven hits, they were unable to rally after Cotuit’s three-run fourth inning. Nonetheless, Whitecaps DH Luke Lowery (ECU) went 2-for-3 with one run scored.
Game 2: Cotuit 4, Brewster 3
While Cotuit worked its way through five pitchers, Brewster stuck to just two. But in the end, despite the inconsistent pitching, it was the Kettleers that came away with the second win of the double header. Brendan Hendriks (U of San Francisco) capitalized on an offensive outburst in the final three outs of the game with a walk off single to break the second and final tie of the game, putting Cotuit on top 4-3. Jake Fincher (North Carolina State U) also put up solid numbers going 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs. The Whitecaps ended the game with a total of six hits, just one less than the Kettleers’ seven, but struggled leaving seven base runners stranded.
Y-D at Bourne
Game 1: Bourne 3, Y-D 1
Andrew Sopko (Gonzaga) allowed only one run and struck out seven in four innings and his bullpen backed him up with three shutout innings as the Braves (8-3) topped the Red Sox (4-7) in the first game. After Bourne scored first in the second inning, Jordan Tarsovich (VMI) had Y-D’s one RBI as one of his three hits in the game to tie it up in the third, but it wasn’t enough as the Braves bounced right back with two runs in the bottom half. Harrison Bader (Florida) led the way for the Braves, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Game 2: Bourne 3, Y-D 1
In a mirror image of their first game, the Braves (9-3) took down the Red Sox (4-8) again in the nightcap. Dylan Nelson (Radford) held Y-D to just one run on three hits in five innings, and Jacob Sparger (Louisville) and John Gorman (Boston College) combined for a hitless final two innings. Blake Davey (UConn) hit a two run single in the fifth as part of a three-run inning which was all Bourne needed to get the win and the sweep.
Harwich at Falmouth
Game 1: Harwich 3, Falmouth 1
In a game in which their offense struggled, the Mariners (8-3) managed to pull off a win over the Commodores (4-6-1) behind a strong pitching performance. Starter Jared Poche (LSU) went five strong innings, allowing one run and striking out seven, and Ronnie Glenn (Penn) recorded a two-inning save with a one-hit outing. Falmouth outhit Harwich 8 to 4, but neither team was able to hit more than a single. The Mariners got all three of their runs in the fourth, highlighted by a Cavan Biggio (Notre Dame) RBI single.
Game 2: Harwich 6, Falmouth 0
A dominant pitching performance by Jon Harris (Missouri St.) propelled the Mariners (9-3) to a shutout win and double-header sweep of the Commodores (4-7-1). Harris threw six strong innings, allowing no runs on five hits with five strikeouts. Falmouth’s Kyle Zimmerman (Wayne St.) was not so lucky, as he was tagged for three runs on five hits in four innings. Harwich made the most of their seven hits, the biggest of which being a fourth inning solo homer for Sal Annunziata (Seton Hall), and breezed by the Commodores in the late game.
Chatham at Wareham
Game 1: Chatham 4, Wareham 2
Rarely do you see a game in which no pitcher allows an earned run and there are a total of nine hits, yet somehow there are six total runs. That was the case in the first game between the Anglers (5-5-1) and the Gatemen (3-8). Chatham pitching held the opposition to only three hits, two of which were from pinch hitters, and Wareham pitching only gave up six hits themselves, with Jake Fraley (LSU) being the only player in the game with both a hit and an RBI. Ty Moore (UCLA) was also a factor for the Anglers, going 2-for-4 with two runs. Chatham starter Charlie Dant (Dayton) got the win, turning in a four inning, one-hit outing.
Game 2: Wareham 7, Chatham 6
After dropping the first game of the double-header, the Gatemen (4-8) got back in the win column in the night game. After taking a 2-0 lead in the third inning, Wareham was able to maintain a steady lead over the Anglers (5-6-1) throughout the remainder of the match before closing the door for good after nearly surrendering the lead in the ninth inning by giving up three runs. Winning pitcher Drew Harrington was solid on the mound opening with five innings pitched striking out five and giving up one unearned run. After Ryan Williamson (NC State) gave up three earned runs to cut the Anglers’ deficit to one run with just one out remaining, Scott Effross (Indiana) came on in relief retiring the final batter to get the one out save. Willie Calhoun (Arizona) had a strong performance at the plate for the Gatemen going 3-for-4 with a double and raising his season average to a robust .362. Kyri Washington (Longwood) and Andrew Knizer (NC State) lead the charge with a pair of RBI apiece. Chris Shaw (Boston College) starred on offense for the A’s going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, three runs scored and a pair of RBI. Brian Goossens (Siena) picked up the loss tossing 2.2 innings and yielding two unearned runs.
Orleans at Hyannis
Game 1: Hyannis 5, Orleans 4
The Harbor Hawks (7-4) edged out the Firebirds (5-6) in a walk-off win in the early game. The eight-inning battle featured eight different pitchers, and in the end the decision came down to the final two. Reilly Hovis (UNC) was saddled with the loss, as he allowed one run on three hits in the final 2.1 innings, while Ian Gibaut (Tulane) came in to close it out and got the win with a perfect final frame. Orleans brought their best, as Timmy Robinson (USC) went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, and Mitchell Tolman (Oregon) had a home run of his own, but it wasn’t enough. Sam Haggerty (New Mexico)was the catalyst on offense for Hyannis, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored.
Game 2: Hyannis 1, Orleans 0
Scoring the only run of a defensive seven inning game in the bottom of the sixth, the Harbor Hawks (8-4) were able to complete the sweep of the double-header over the Firebirds (5-7). Both starters were brilliant in this one with Hyannis’ Sarkis Ohanian (Duke) pitching four innings of shutout baseball and striking out five while Orleans’ Bobby Poyner (Florida) compiled 3.2 innings of two-hit ball and yielded no earned runs. Marc Brakeman (Stanford) continued the strong pitching for the Hawks providing three innings of scoreless relief while allowing just one hit to seven strikeouts en-route to the win. Eric Hanhold (Florida) was the tough-luck loser going 2.1 innings while striking out four and yielding an unearned run. Austin Slater (Stanford) picked up the game’s only RBI going 1-for-3 with a single and a stolen base.