Bourne 3, Brewster 2
The Braves (19-9) got their league-leading nineteenth win as they narrowly edged out the Whitecaps (10-18). It was a tight game all the way through, with all five total runs coming just one half-inning at a time and all delivered by different bats. Blake Davey () was the hero for Bourne, going 3-for-4 with an RBI that would end up being the game-winner. Both teams got solid efforts from all their pitchers in this one. While another loss is tough for the basement-dwelling Brewster squad, to put up such a hard-fought battle against the best in the league is encouraging. Meanwhile, the Braves continue to put distance between themselves and the rest of the pack in the West.
Harwich 1, Orleans 1
The two teams battling for the top spot in the East put up a big-time fight in this one, but not in the way many would think, as the Firebirds (16-11-1) and Mariners (17-9-2) played to a low-scoring tie. The game was all about pitching, and very little about hitting, until the bottom of the ninth. It was then that Edwin Rios (Florida Intl) and Orleans broke up a long-standing 1-0 score to send the game into extra innings. After three frames of free baseball, the game was called a tie, with Orleans falling just short of winning it in the bottom of the twelfth. The game was really about the pitching, as the teams combined to allow just two runs on fourteen hits in twelve innings. Harwich’s Zach Erwin (Clemson) threw seven shutout innings, while his opponent, Nathan Bannister (Arizona) gave up just one run on three hits in six solid innings. The margin remains at one and half games in favor of the Mariners, as this continues to be a story line rivalry this season.
Cotuit 13, YD 2
Jordan Ebert (Auburn) hit a grand slam in his first Cape League game and the Cotuit Kettleers (13-14) cruised to a 13-2 victory over the YD Red Sox (14-14) Sunday night at Lowell Park. Ebert’s grand slam was part of a seven-run comeback inning for the Kettleers, who had been kept scoreless through four. The Red Sox were quick to light up the board with an RBI single from Hunter Cole (Georgia) in the first, but were unable to put any more across until the only other RBI of the night for YD with a single from Vincent Jackson (Tennessee) in the ninth. Ashton Perritt (Liberty) got the win for Cotuit, pitching four innings of relief starting in the fourth while only allowing two hits. Six Kettleers notched multi-hit nights, including Jackson Glines (Michigan) who went 2-for4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Hyannis 10, Wareham 1
The Harbor Hawks (12-16) scored five runs in the sixth and four in the seventh to run away with this one and extend their fourth place lead over the Gatemen (9-19) in the West. Tate Scioneaux (Southeastern Louisiana) was terrific on the mound tossing six innings while allowing just one earned on four hits and striking out three. Matt Denny (Mississippi) came on in relief and was fantastic pitching three scoreless innings of one-hit ball while striking out five en-route to his second save of the season. David Houser (Tennessee) led the way on offense for Hyannis finishing 1-for-3 with a run scored and a pair of RBI. Donnie Dewees Jr. (North Florida) continued to impress going 3-for-5 with his 12th stolen base and raising his season average to .352. Carl Wise (Charleston) was 2-for-4 driving in a run and scoring a game-high three times. Jake Little (Memphis) was 2-for-4 and was Wareham’s only multi-hit performer.
Falmouth 5, Chatham 3
The Commodores (15-12-1) went up early and despite giving up a few late runs to the Anglers (12-15-1) were able to come away with the victory. Matt Hall (Missouri St.) picked up his third win of the season tossing five innings of shutout baseball and striking out seven to lower his season ERA to a staggering 1.74. Kevin Mooney (Maryland) was awarded the save despite allowing an earned run in just 0.1 innings pitched. Matthew Eureste (San Jacinto) and Cameron O’Brien (West Virginia) led the way for Falmouth each collecting a pair of hits, including a home run apiece, to go along with a pair of RBI. Mitch Gunsolus (Gonzaga) starred on offense for the Anglers finishing a perfect 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.