Nightly Round-Up: June 25th

Brewster 8, Cotuit 0

In a lopsided affair, the Whitecaps (6-8) took an early lead that the Kettleers (6-8) never even began to cut into. Brewster exploded for six runs in the second inning, after scoring in the first inning, and then added yet another run in the fifth for good measure. Gio Brusa (Pacific) led the way, going 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored, and two RBIs. Travis Maezes (Michigan) chipped in with two runs and an RBI as well. On the mound, it was a near perfect day for Cody Ponce (Cal Poly Pomona) as he allowed only two hits in six shutout innings. Ponce struck out three without allowing a walk. The Brewster bullpen followed up with three hitless innings, as the Cotuit offense was nowhere to be seen.

Chatham 13, Bourne 3

The only thing more impressive than the Anglers (7-6-1) scoring 29 runs in its last two games is that they put up 13 of those runs against the West Division leading Braves (10-4) in this one. Chatham scored three or more runs in three different innings as they rolled to another huge offensive output. Ty Moore (UCLA) had an amazing four-hit day and drove in two runs as well. Garrett Hampson (Long Beach St.) also had four hits and scored three times and Chris Shaw (Boston College) had only one hit, but managed to drive in three runs. Meanwhile, Jordan Hillyer (Kennesaw St.) was strong on the mound, allowing only one run on five hits in five innings and picking up the win. The only difference between the end result and a shutout for Bourne was Mark Laird (LSU) who went 4-for-4 with two RBIs.

Orleans 7, Harwich 5

David Thompson (Miami) led the charge as the Firebirds (6-8) upset the division-leading Mariners (10-4) in a back and forth battle. Thompson went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and Orleans got off to strong start against James Mulry (Northeastern). Orleans starter Brett Lilek (Arizona St.) had different luck, as he allowed only one run on one hit in four strong innings. However, neither was given the decision as Harwich made their comeback with three runs against Kyle Twomey (USC) in the sixth , and then Orleans jumped back out to the lead with a three-run seventh inning against Ray Castillo (Alabama), who was the eventual loser.

Falmouth 9, Hyannis 1

The Commodores (6-7-1) tallied seven runs in the third inning to take a large lead over the Harbor Hawks (9-5) en-route to their second straight win. Kevin McCanna (Rice) was dominant on the mound tossing seven innings while allowing just four hits and only one earned run and picking up the win. Travis Stout (Jacksonville St.) came on in relief in the eighth inning and pitched one inning striking out all three batters that he faced. Taylor Durand (Western Carolina) sealed the victory, pitching the ninth inning and striking out a pair. Connor Hale (LSU) lead the charge on offense going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. Matthew Eureste (San Jacinto) and Shaun Chase (Oregon) each chipped in with a solo shot of their own. Matthew Britton (Mississippi St.) was the only bright spot of the night for Hyannis going 2-for-3 with the team’s only RBI.

Y-D 9, Wareham 8

In a back and forth game in which both teams were able to notch 15 hits, the Red Sox (5-9) were able to outlast the Gatemen (4-10) to send Wareham to the league’s worst record. Neither starting pitcher was particularly effective and the decision came down to late inning relief pitching. Y-D’s Josh Pierce (Kent St.) pitched the eighth and ninth innings, giving up one earned run and closing out the game en-route to picking up the win. Hunter Cole (Georgia) was outstanding on offense going 3-for-5 with a run scored, four RBI and his third home run of the season. Jordan Tarsovich (Virginia Military) also went yard going 4-f0r-6 with three runs scored and an RBI. Kyri Washington (Longwood) was a standout for the Gatemen going 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI, a home run and a stolen base. Danny Rosenbaum (Louisville) and Jake Little (Memphis) were each 3-for-5.

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