Harwich 10, Brewster 5
The Mariners (13-7) scored seven runs in the first two innings and never looked back in their matchup against the Whitecaps (8-12). Sal Annunziata (Seton Hall) was the star of the show with a two-run home run in the second and another two-run hit in the fourth. C.J. Hinojosa (Texas) also had a big night, in only his second game of the season, adding four RBIs of his own and Kyle Barrett (Kentucky) was 3-for-5 with three runs scored. The highlight at the plate for Brewster was a monster two-run home run from Scott Kingery (Arizona) in the third, but the offense fizzled from there. Down 10-2 after the fifth inning, the Whitecaps chipped away at the deficit with a run in three straight innings, and ended up outhitting the Mariners 10-8, but it wasn’t enough. Brewster remains in last place in the division, while Harwich stays the leader of the East.
Falmouth 3, Cotuit 2 (10)
In a pitcher’s duel, the Commodores (10-9-1) came out the winner by a slim margin over the Kettleers (9-11) in extra innings. Falmouth did not lead during the entire game, but managed to score when it mattered most. Down 2-1 and with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Kevin Newman (Arizona) hit a clutch RBI single to score Sam Gillikin (Auburn) and tie the game. Then just an inning later, in the bottom of the tenth, the Commodores loaded the bases and let Cotuit do the work for them, walking in the game-winning run. Offense was at a premium for both teams throughout the entire game, as other than Newman and Gillikin, only the Kettleers’ Jake Fincher (NC St.) had a strong game, going 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Pitching was the real story, with Falmouth’s Charles Mulholland (South Florida) allowing only one run in five strong innings and Cotuit’s duo of Vincent Fiori (South Carolina) and Adam Whitt (Nevada) combined to allow only one run on five hits in 7.1 innings. However, it was the Commodore bullpen that came through late, as Garrett Cleavinger (Oregon) pitched two hitless innings to close out the game while his offense completed the comeback.
YD 8, Hyannis 2
The YD Red Sox improve their record to 9-11 after besting the Hyannis Harbor Hawks (10-9) 8-2 on the road at McKeon Park Thursday night. Cody Poteet (UCLA) got the win for the Red Sox pitching five complete innings, striking out five and only allowing three hits. Offensively, Hunter Cole (Georgia) led the charge for YD going 3-for-5 with three RBI while Rob Fonseca (Northeastern) extended his four-game hit streak to five going 2-for-4 on the night. Though Hyannis was first on the board with an RBI single from Carl Wise (Charleston) to bring home Austin Slater (Stanford) in the second, a four-run third inning from YD proved insurmountable for the home team. A.J. Simcox (Tennessee) got things going in the third with a lead off base hit, giving thee Red Sox a 4-1 lead they would not let up. On the other side of things, Wise (Charleston) was the only Harbor Hawk to tally an RBI, bringing in the only two runs for Hyannis in the second and again in the eighth.
Bourne 14, Wareham 6
The first place Braves (13-7) and last place Gatemen (6-14) traded a pair of runs each in each of the first two innings before Wareham took a 6-4 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. The lead wouldn’t hold, however, as Bourne came firing back with 10 unanswered runs to close out the game and when its second in a row while sending Wareham to its third straight loss. Reliever Brett Morales (Florida) picked up the win with three scoreless innings and three strikeouts. Mark Laird (LSU) led the way for the Braves on offense going 2-for-5 with a triple, two stolen bases, two runs scored and four RBI. Brett Sullivan (Pacific) was 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and a pair of RBI. Billy Fleming (West Virginia) also filled up the stat sheet finishing 2-for-3 a stolen base, two runs scored and two RBI. Chris Chinea (LSU) had a strong day at the plate for the Gatemen going 3-for-4 with a run scored and a double.
Chatham 9, Orleans 7
The Firebirds’ (11-9) winning streak has finally come to a halt at six as the Anglers (10-9-1) were able to outlast the birds in a back and forth battle at Veterans Field. Orleans fought hard and was able to rally from behind twice but after they tied the game in the top of the eighth, Chatham put two runs on the board in the bottom half to regain the lead and essentially seal the victory. Kyle Davis (USC) came away with the win pitching a scoreless ninth and finishing with 1.2 innings of relief while giving up one earned and striking out two. Chris Shaw (Boston College) led the charge on offense for the A’s homering in his second straight game and finishing 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI. Landon Cray (Seattle) also drove home two going 2-for-4 with a double, two stolen bases and crossing the plate three times. David Thompson (Miami) starred at the plate for the Firebirds finishing 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and two RBI.