Falmouth 15, Brewster 11
The Commodores (14-12-1) came out on top in the 15-11 offensive battle against the Whitecaps (10-17) on Saturday night at Stony Brook. Even though the Whitecaps scored 11 runs with 11 hits, the Commodores bats were even louder, tallying 17 hits on the night. Kevin Newman (Arizona) went 2-for-6 with three RBIs, while Shaun Chase (Oregon) also recorded three RBIs on his third homer of the season. The Commodores’ designated hitter Cameron O’Brien (West Virginia) also put up strong numbers at the plate going 3-for-6 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Though Brewster wasn’t exactly asleep at the wheel either. All but one Whitecap tallied at least one hit on the night, including Georgie Salem’s (Alabama) 3-for-4 night and long balls from both Luke Lowery (East Carolina) and Zach Gibbons (Arizona). Donny Murray (Holy Cross) picked up the win for the Commodores, pitching 1.2 innings of relief in the sixth and seventh.
Harwich 7, Hyannis 2
The Mariners (17-9-1) finally got the result they’ve been waiting for on Saturday, as they beat the Harbor Hawks (11-16), while the Firebirds finally lost, giving Harwich some much needed breathing room at the top of the division. The East leaders started and finished this on in style, putting up two runs in the top of the first on an Ian Happ (Cincinnati) home run, and then adding three more for good measure in the top of the ninth. Craig Aikin (Oklahoma) continues to swing a hot bat, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run. Meanwhile, on the mound, Jake Drossner (Maryland) and Jonathan Frebis (Middle Tennessee) split the game in half and allowed only one run apiece. The former got the win with five strong innings from the start, while the prior got the save, closing out the final four innings. It was an uneventful game for the Hawks, with Daniel Kihle’s (Wichita St.) 3-for-5 day being the only real highlight. Hyannis continues to slide down the West standings, as they are now 1-9 in their last ten.
Y-D 6, Orleans 3
The only team hotter than the Firebirds (16-11) the past couple weeks have been the Red Sox (14-13), who with the win today moved to 8-2 in their last ten and shook up the East standings. Harwich now holds more than a one game lead over Orleans, while Y-D holds the same lead over Chatham for the third place spot. Both teams played well in this one, but Y-D did it against Orleans ace Kolton Mahoney (BYU), which makes their win that much more impressive. At the plate, it was A.J. Simcox (Tennessee) with a breakout game for the Sox, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run. Jordan Tarsovich (VMI) was also 3-for-4, while Hunter Cole (Georgia) chipped in a solo shot. For Orleans, the hits came easy, with eleven total and four players with multi-hit games, but the runs were harder to come by. The loss hurts for Orleans, but they have a chance to erase the result when they take on the Mariners tomorrow.
Cotuit 5, Wareham 2
The Kettleers (12-14-1) rallied from a late two-run deficit to score four in the eighth and pull off a late comeback victory over the Gatemen (9-18) to get back in the win column. Trey Wingenter (Auburn) got Cotuit off to a great start on the mound tossing six innings while yielding just four hits and one earned run while striking out six. However, it was Jeff Kinley (MSU) who picked up the win coming on in the eighth and pitching a scoreless inning. Adam Whitt (Nevada) notched the final two outs of the ninth and retired both batters he faced to collect his second save of the season. Kyle Cody (Kentucky) was the tough-luck loser in this one as he went six scoreless innings for the Gatemen while allowing four hits and striking out three. Brendan Hendriks (San Francisco) led the way on offense for the Kettleers going 1-for-4 with a three run homer in the eighth. John Norwood (Vanderbilt) and Tres Barrera (Texas) each had a solo shot to round out the scoring for Cotuit. Corey Ray (Louisville) impressed on offense for Wareham going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI.
Bourne 8, Chatham 3
The Braves (18-9) scored seven runs in the first three innings to put this one away early and notch their third straight win as they furthered their lead in the West and maintained a one point lead over the Mariners for the best record in the league. The Anglers (12-14-1) on the other hand continued to slide as they dropped their fifth straight. Travis Bergen (Kennesaw St.) was terrific on the mound tossing seven innings while allowing just one earned and striking out five on his way to his third victory in just four starts on the season. Harrison Bader (Florida) was the offensive catalyst for the Braves going 2-for-4 with a long-ball and five RBI. Billy Fleming (West Virginia) stayed hot as he finished 3-for-5 and brought his consecutive multi-hit game streak to five while raising his season average to an astounding .366. Richard Martin Jr. (Florida), who also has an impressive average of .361, was 2-for-5 with a pair of stolen bases to bring his season total to 12. Kal Simmons (Kennesaw St.) was a standout for the Anglers finishing 2-for-4 with a solo home run.