Bourne 7, Hyannis 4
The Braves pull to 21-11-1 at the top of the West leader board after a 7-4 win over the fourth-place Harbor Hawks (13-20) at Doran Park on Monday night. Though it looked like the Harbor Hawks had a commanding lead, going up 4-0 after a four-run third inning, the Braves responded tallying four runs of their own in the bottom of the same inning. The Harbor Hawks loaded the bases on three straight singles to start off the third and Donnie Dewees Jr. (North Florida) capitalized on the bases loaded opportunity with a two RBI base hit to light up the board. Bobby Melley (UConn)followed later that inning bringing in two runs with a stand up double. But the Braves wouldn’t hold off for long, as Brett Sullivan (Pacific) posted a two run triple to get Bourne on the board in the bottom of the third. A throwing error and a wild pitch tied the game with three innings away at 4-4. It wouldn’t stay tied long as Richie Martin Jr. (Florida) pulled an RBI single in his next at bat in the fourth to take the lead.
Cotuit 3, Brewster 0
In a battle that was low on offense and high on defense, the Kettleers (15-18-1) were able to hold off the Whitecaps (12-21) at Stonybrook Field. A Jameson Fisher (SE Louisiana) double and subsequent sac fly in the third inning and a two-run home run from Tres Barrera (Texas) in the sixth inning were the only sources of runs in a game that was more focused on pitching and fielding. Cotuit starter Vincent Fiori (South Carolina) was impressive, picking up the win with seven shutout innings, while All-Star closer Adam Whitt (Nevada) followed him up with two scoreless innings of his own to pick up his fourth save and lower his ERA to 1.18. Brewster was held to just six hits in the game, and both teams were denied many hits by stellar defense throughout the game. It’s yet another loss for the struggling Whitecaps, while the Kettleers are cementing their place in the West Division.
Y-D 8, Harwich 4
The red-hot Red Sox (19-14) have entered the thick of the East title race with a big win over the Mariners (19-12-2). With Orleans having taken over first in the division, Harwich needed a win, but Y-D was there to stop them and win their eighth in their last ten to move within a game and a half of the top spot. It was a constant onslaught in this one, as the home team scored at least one in seven of their eight innings at the plate. It was All-Star Jordan Tarsovich (VMI) who led the way, going 4-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs, while Ramsey Romano (Michigan) went 3-for-5 with a run and two RBIs. On the mound, starter Kevin Duchene (Illinois) gave up just one run on three hits over 6.1 innings for the win. Harwich finally got some offense going later in the game, adding two runs in both the seventh and the ninth, but it was too little, too late for the Mariners.
Falmouth 3, Chatham 0
The Commodores (19-14-1) used four pitchers to combine for the shutout and sent the Anglers (14-18-1) to their second straight loss and eighth out of their last ten. Kevin McCanna (Rice) was terrific on the hill for Falmouth tossing 5.2 innings and striking out six en-route to his fifth win of the season. Conor Costello (Oklahoma St.) struggled in the ninth walking three before finally closing the door and picking up the save. Kevin Newman (Arizona) led the offensive charge for the Commodores going 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base to raise his season average to an outstanding .393. Falmouth’s defense was also lights out in this one cleanly fielding every play to finish with no errors.
Wareham 3, Orleans 2
A walk-off single from Chris Chinea (LSU) pushed the Gatemen (11-22-1) over the Firebirds (20-13-1) in a tight game at Spillane Field. Jason Richman (Georgia Southern) picked up the win going 1.2 innings of shutout ball. Blake Lacey (USC) came out swinging and finished 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Corey Ray (Lousville) was the Gatemen’s only other multi-hit performer going 2-for-5. Kyle Twomey (USC) was solid in his start for the Firebirds tossing five innings while allowing just one earned and striking out four while receiving a no-decision. On offense, Jerry McClanahan was Orleans’ only multi-hit player finishing 2-for-2 with a run scored. David Thompson (Miami) drove in the Firebirds’ only two runs on his only hit as he went 1-for-4.