CHATHAM, MA: The Wareham Gatemen exploded for 11 runs at Veterans Field in Chatham and held off a late inning Angler’s surge for their 8th win of the season.
It was a battle of the worst versus the best on Sunday night at Veterans Field in Chatham.
Wareham entered the game with the worst record in the Cape Cod League at 7-27-1 and Chatham was 24-10. The Gatemen came out early and showed that it has just as much talent as the Anglers, as they won the game 11-6.
Andrew Chin (Boston College) got the start for the Anglers. Back on June 12 in Wareham, Chin pitched three scoreless innings. That wasn’t the case on Sunday. Chin gave up four runs on six hits through one inning, not being able to get an out in the second.
Sean McMullen (LSU) singled to start the inning and then he advanced to second on a walk for Matt Walsh (Franklin Pierce). Then the bats really came alive. Danny Rosenbaum (Louisville) doubled to left center that scored McMullen.
Then Adam Toth (Baylor) doubled to left center to score Walsh and Rosenbaum. Then another hit, this one for Ethan Gross (Memphis) scored Toth from second.
At the end of the top of the second, Wareham led the Anglers 4-0.
Wareham batted around in the top of the third. McMullen grounded out to second for the first out and ended the inning with a fly out to center.
Walsh walked and then later scored along with Rosenbaum on a single by Gross. Cole Sturgeon (Louisville) singled to shortstop to score Toth. Jimmy Litchfield came in to relieve Ryan Leach (Franklin Pierce) for Chatham. Then Kyle Schwarber (Indiana) singled to right to score Sturgeon who singled earlier in the inning. Then Chris Chinea (LSU) singled to move Schwarber to second and to score Brett Pirtle (LSU), who singled in the inning.
After two and a half innings at Veterans Field, the Gatemen led 9-1.
Wareham added more offense in the top of the seventh inning when Brett Pirtle took a Jake Dorris (Texas A&M Corpus Christi) pitch just to the left of the right field foul pole for his first home run of the season.
Can’t forget about Kurt McCune (LSU) who got the start for the Gatemen. He earned the win, pitching five strong innings, giving up two runs on five hits while striking out four. Fred Shepard (Amherst College) got roughed up in the eighth inning when he gave up one earned run on three hits.
The next game for the Gatemen is on Monday at Eldredge Park against the Orleans Firebirds. First pitch is at 7:00 p.m. as Trey Killian (Arkansas) gets the ball for Wareham.