Brewster 5, Hyannis 4
In one of the most resilient efforts of this Cape League season, the Whitecaps (12-20) fought back to beat the Harbor Hawks (13-19). Down 2-0 after six innings, Brewster rattled off runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth to take a 3-2 lead. Just when it seemed like their comeback was complete, Bobby Melley (UConn) hit a two-run single and Hyannis retook the lead 4-3. Rather than admit defeat, the Whitecaps came right back with two runs of their own on a leadoff home run from John Sansone (Florida St.) and later a walk-off RBI single from Scott Kingery (Arizona). It was a strong start on the mound for the Hawks’ Tate Scioneaux (S.E. Louisiana), who gave up just one run in six solid innings, but a rough day for his bullpen, who gave up four runs in just 2.1 innings. Hyannis also got a good day at the plate from All-Star Daniel Kihle (Wichita St.), who was 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI, but it wasn’t enough. The Harbor Hawks found themselves on the losing side of an exciting game when all was said and done.
Harwich 4, Cotuit 1
The Mariners (19-11-2) didn’t have to spend much time in second place in the East, as they bounced back from their loss last night to retake the division lead with a win over the Kettleers (14-17-1). It was a tough day from the start for Cotuit, who walked in a run in the first and got all of their offensive production from a home run by Logan Taylor (Texas A&M) in the sixth inning. To make matters worse, they hardly had time to enjoy tying the game off the solo shot, as Harwich scored their final three runs in the bottom half of the sixth on back-to-back RBI singles from Angelo Amendolare (Jacksonville) and Craig Aiken (Oklahoma). Michael Boyle (Radford) continues to pitch well for Harwich, as he allowed just the one run on five hits over seven innings for the win.
Falmouth 6, Orleans 5
A late eighth inning comeback boosted the Falmouth Commodores (18-13-1) past the Orleans Firebirds (19-12-1) 6-5 at Guv Fuller Field Saturday night. Orleans starting pitcher Kolton Mahoney (BYU) allowed just two hits while striking out five, keeping the Commodores scoreless through four of his six innings pitched. Mahoney only gave up one run – a solo shot to Jake Madsen (Ohio) in the fifth. Things started to fall apart for the Firebirds in the eighth, who lead 4-1 heading into the inning. Falmouth notched back-to-back hits, a single from Trevor Morrison (Oregon State) to start off the inning followed by a double from Matt Eureste (San Jacinto), followed by back-to-back walks to put the second run on the board for the Commodores. A two RBI double from Connor Hale (LSU), RBI single from Boomer White (TCU), and a sacrifice fly from Nicholas Ramos (Indiana) completed the scoring for Falmouth to put them up 6-4 leading into the final frame. Though Orleans threatened, with an RBI single from Daniel Fletcher (Loyola Marymount), Garrett Cleavinger (Oregon) picked up the save for Falmouth ending the game with a K.
Y-D 5, Chatham 2
The Red Sox (18-14) remained hot winning their fourth straight and eight out of their last ten while the Anglers (14-17-1) continued to slide in the East dropping their eighth of the last ten. Walker Buehler (Vanderbilt) was a force on the mound tossing five innings allowing no earned runs and punching out five to pick up his second win in as many starts and lowering his season ERA to a sterling 0.87. Phil Bickford (California St.) came on in relief for a perfect ninth inning to collect his sixth save of the year. Andrew Stevenson (LSU) was the offensive catalyst for the Sox finishing 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. Derek Atkinson (San Francisco) collected a pair of hits to go 2-for-3 and scored once. Jake Fraley (LSU) and Mitch Gunsolus (Gonzaga) each had multi-hit efforts for the Anglers finishing 2-for-4 apiece.
Wareham 3, Bourne 3
The Gatemen (9-12-1) pulled away early with a three-run first inning, but this one could not be decided through 11 innings of play and the Braves (20-11-1) scored late to escape with the tie despite being out-hit 12-3. Travis Bergen (Kennesaw St.) was terrific on the mound for the Braves going six innings and yielding just one earned while striking out nine Gatemen. Lucas Laster (Mississippi St.) also struck out his fair share of Wareham batters totaling five in three innings of relief and allowing no runs. Kyle Cody (Kentucky) was equally difficult getting the nod for the Gatemen and going six strong innings while allowing just three hits and a pair of earned runs. Teammate Scott Effross (Indiana) was excellent in relief going four innings and allowing no hits while striking out four. Blake Lacey (USC) had a game-high three hits for Wareham to finish 3-for-5 while Chris Chinea (LSU) and Jose Cuas (Maryland) collected the Gatemen’s only two RBI. Zander Wiel (Vanderbilt) scored twice and drove in the Braves’ only earned run on a solo shot in the fifth inning.