Falmouth 5, YD 1
The YD Red Sox (5-10) were held to just five hits all night as the Falmouth Commodores (7-7-1) bested them 5-1 at Red Wilson Field. Falmouth’s starting pitcher Casey Mulholland (South Florida) got the win throwing six complete innings and only allowing three hits while striking out three as well. Though YD was on the board first in the first with an RBI from Hunter Cole (Georgia), the Commodores took a lead in the fifth and didn’t look back. Jake Madsen (Ohio U) went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI while nine-hitter Trever Morrison (Oregon St) tallied his first triple of the summer.
Bourne 8, Brewster 2
The Braves (11-4) got back to their winning ways against the Whitecaps (6-9) at home on Friday night, as a six-run explosion in the third inning led to an easy win. The bottom of the order had a strong showing for Bourne, as the #6 through #9 hitters combined for seven of the teams twelve hits and five of their nine RBIs. Brett Sullivan (Pacific), who went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run, and Blake Allemand (Texas A&M), who was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, led the way in this one. On the mound, Josh Rogers (Louisville) hardly needed the run support, as he did not allow an earned run and gave up only three hits in a five-inning effort to earn him the win.
Cotuit 6, Hyannis 2
The Cotuit Kettleers (7-8) earned a 6-2 win over the Hyannis Harbor Hawks (9-6) last night with their signature small-ball style of play. Cotuit started the scoring in the second inning, as Ashton Perritt (Liberty) reached on a throwing error by the pitcher, advanced to third on a Jake Fincher (NC State)single to right, and scored on a Jeremy Taylor (East Tennessee St) bunt. Fincher came home the next at bat on a Dalton Dulin (Ole Miss) sac bunt, and the Kettleers were up 2-0. Dulin later scored in the fifth inning on a wild pitch for what turned out to be the winning run. The Kettleers added three runs in the eighth to secure the win. Kyle Survance (Houston) and Austin Slater (Stanford) scored Hyannis’s two runs in the third and eighth innings, respectively. Vincent Fiori (South Carolina) picked up the win with a 7 K, one-run outing. The Kettleers, who play Hyannis for the coveted intra-town rivalry Patriot Cup trophy, lost the first three of the teams’ six match-ups this season. They won’t play each other again until the end of the regular season.
Orleans 7, Wareham 3
The Orleans Firebirds (7-8) beat the Wareham Gatemen (4-11) in a late inning-push, scoring two runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth for the 7-3 final. The Gatemen, who out-hit the ‘Birds 10-9, committed five errors, which turned out to be the difference in the game. In fact, only two of Orleans’ seven runs could be attributed to RBIs. Mitchell Tolman (Oregon) scored the winning run in the 8th on a throwing error by Wareham first baseman Blair Beck (Kansas). The bright spot for Wareham was another strong performance by Willie Calhoun (Arizona) who went 4-for-5 and scored a run.
Harwich 10 , Chatham 4
In an offensive battle, the Mariners (11-4) came out on top with a full team effort against the Anglers (7-7-1). Both starters struggled, as Harwich’s Jason Ingrham (William & Mary) gave up four runs on eight hits in 3.1 innings, and Chatham’s Zac Gallen (UNC) had an even harder time, allowing seven runs on eight hits in only 1.2 innings. While there was consistent output throughout the Mariners’ lineup, the majority of the opposing offense came from A.J. Murray (Georgia Tech), who had three hits, three RBIs, and a run.