Nightly Round-Up: July 14, 2014

Brewster 3, Wareham 2

Cody Ponce (Cal Poly Pomona) pitched two hitless innings while striking out three to get the win for the Whitecaps (11-18) 3-2 over the Gatemen (9-20) on the road at Spillane Field Monday night. While Ponce got the save in the pitcher’s duel, Whitecaps starter Andrew Naderer (Grand Canyon) got the win pitching seven complete innings while only allowing two runs. While the Gatemen were first on the board in the third with an RBI double from Chris Chinea (LSU), in the end, a bases loaded walk to Zach Gibbons (Arizona) brought home the go ahead run for the Whitecaps in the sixth. Jose Cuas (Maryland Baltimore) went 3-for-2 on the night with an RBI in the fourth for the Gatemen to bring in their second and final run.

Falmouth 5, Bourne 1

The second place Commodores (16-12-1) stayed hot and picked up their fourth straight win scoring five unanswered runs to drop the first place Braves (19-10) and close the gap in the West. Kevin McCanna (Rice) was terrific on the mound tossing seven scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and striking out five en-route to his fourth win of the season. Matt Eckelman (St. Louis) was brilliant in relief picking up the save and going 1.1 innings while allowing no earned runs and striking out one to keep his season ERA at an incredible 0.00 through 12.2 innings pitched. Conner Hale (LSU) led the offensive charge for Falmouth finishing 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a pair of RBI. Austin Efenir (Oral Roberts) was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBI to bring his season average to .333. Blake Davey (Connecticut) was the leader on offense for the Braves as the team’s only multi-hit performer finishing 2-for-4 with a double.

Y-D 5, Harwich 3

The third place Red Sox (15-14) got back in the win column and continued their charge up the standings in the East with a victory over the first place Mariners (17-10-2). Harwich entered the bottom of the ninth with a four run deficit and scored a pair of runs to cut the lead in half, but were unable to complete the comeback. Kevin Duchene (Illinois) was strong on the mound going six innings while allowing no earned runs and striking out seven on his way to the win. Dimitri Kourtis (Mercer) collected his fourth save of the season recording the final two outs. Hunter Cole (Georgia) led the way for the Sox going 2-for-4 with a run scored, a pair of RBI and a stolen base while teammate Josh Lester (Missouri) went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI. Angelo Amendolare (Jacksonville) was the leader on offense for the Mariners finishing 2-for-3 with a run scored and his eighth stolen bag of the season.

Chatham 8, Hyannis 1

In a lopsided affair, the Anglers (13-15-1) got the win over the Harbor Hawks (12-17), due largely in part to a five-run explosion in the fifth inning. A.J. Murray (Georgia Tech) hit a bases-loaded double and then came around to score on the next at-bat, as part of a big inning for Chatham that erased Hyannis’ 1-0 lead. Murray led the way on offense with his three RBIs, while Ty Moore (UCLA) was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and Nick Collins (Georgetown) was 2-for-4 with two runs. On the mound, the numbers told the story of the game, as Andrew Chin (Boston College) threw five strong innings, allowing just one run on three hits, then got four innings of shutout relief from his bullpen. Meanwhile, all four Harbor Hawks pitchers gave up at least one earned run, as they could not keep the Anglers off the board.

Orleans 7, Cotuit 6

The Firebirds (17-11-1) are back in striking distance of the East lead after their win against the Kettleers (13-15-1). The Mariners’ loss puts Orleans just a half game out of first place, as the two teams continue to duke it out for the top spot. They got the win in this one by taking an early lead and never looking back. Brett Stephens (UCLA) and David Fletcher (Loyola Marymount) both hit two-run singles in the inning as part of a five-run outburst. Cotuit fought back with four unanswered runs, and the teams traded two runs apiece in the bottom of the eighth and the top of the ninth, but the status quo remained the same with the home team coming out on top. The Kettleers found some consolation in a strong bullpen performance, just one earned run and eight strikeouts over five innings, and a big day for Jackson Glines (Michigan), who went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, including a home run.

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