Bourne Wins in Walk-Off Style

07/15/08 – Bourne Wins in Walk-Off Style
The Wareham Gatemen came back from a 4-1 deficit to tie the game in the 8th inning but a lead off triple by Stephen Batts (East Carolina) in the bottome of the 9th, followed by two intentional walks loaded the bases for Bourne in the 9th. A base hit by Marc Krauss (Ohio University) gave the Braves a 5-4, walk-off win at Doran Park in Bourne. The win for the Braves moves them to within 2 points of Western Division leading Hyannis as the Mets lost to Orleans on Wednesday night in extra innings.

The Gatemen took the early lead in this game in the third inning when a Ryan Pineda (Cal-State Northridge) double scored Raynor Cambell (Baylor) who had singled ahead of Pineda. Pineda and Cambell each had 3 hits and combined at the top of the order to go 6 for 8 to go along with 3 runs scored, an rbi and a stolen base.

Wareham starter Brandon Workman (Texas) did not allow a hit through 5 innings and flirted with the idea of taking another no-hitter late into the game. However, a Jordan Henry (Mississippi) infield single in the 6th and a Dusty Coleman (Wichita State) bunt single broke up the no-hit bid. With the bases loaded, Workman got Marc Krauss to ground into a double play but it allowed a run to score and the game was tied 1-1. Another infield single, this time by Kyle Roller (East Carolina) put the Braves ahead 2-1.

Gatemen pitcher Josh Slaats postgame interview with Justin Ienuso.

Workman was lifted with 1 out and 1 on base in the 7th inning and turned the ball over to Auston Graham (Alabama) and eventually to Matt Way (Washington State). Both relievers proceeded to each walk home a base runner with the bases loaded; increading the Bourne lead to 4-1.

The Gatemen offense came back in the 8th inning to score 3 runs; to tie the game once again. A Jake Lemmerman (Duke) single started off the inning and resulted in Bourne starting pitcher Nick McCully (Coastal Carolina) being lifted for David Erikson (UConn). Erikson walked Raynor Cambell and Ryan Pineda collected a single to load the bases. A passed ball scored Lemmerman to bring Wareham to within 2 runs. After a Blake Dean (LSU) pop up, Aaron Baker (Oklahoma) drove in a run on an rbi groundout. Kipp Shutz (Indiana) doubled to drive in a run and tie the game 4-4. Later in the inning, Shutz got caught off the bag on third base to end the inning during a stolen base attempt by Connor Rowe (Texas) who had reached base on a field error.

Aaron Baker Led the Gatemen Offense
CCBL Homerun Leader Chris Dominguez was held to an 0 for 4 night with 3 K’s

Matt Way would get 3 outs in the 8th for Wareham; giving the Gatemen a chance to take the lead in the top of the 9th. However, despite a lead-off single by Shea Vucinich (Washington State), Wareham was unable to score against relieve Eric Pettis (UC-Irvine). Way was trotted back out to the mound in the 9th and gave up the lead off triple before eventually surrendering the walk-off single.

Brandon Workman’s 9 strikeouts gives him 50 on the season and he continues to lead the CCBL in that category. Raynor Cambell’s 3 hits propel his average to .330; good for 10th in the league.

The Gatemen drop to 9-18-1 on the season and play Cotuit on Thursday night at 7:00pm in Wareham. Robby Broach (Tulane) is the scheduled starter for Wareham and he will face Nate Garcia (UC – Santa Clara).

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