FALMOUTH, Mass. Though the Gatemen managed only one fewer hit than they totalled the night before in a win over Yarmouth-Dennis, they scored six fewer runs and were shut out for the first time this year, falling 5-0 to the Falmouth Commodores.
Blake Monar (Indiana) pitched 5 1/3 innings for the Gatemen (4-3-1), giving up five runs on only four hits. Monar pitched no-hit baseball from the second through the fifth innings, but a two-out single in the first off the bat of Connor Mach (Missouri) gave the Commodores (2-4-1) all the run support they would need, as the lead stood at 2-0 after one.
Falmouth starter Nick Tepesch (Missouri) threw six shutout innings, allowing only two hits while striking out four. The Gatemen had their best chance to climb back into the game in the fourth. Alex Dickerson (Indiana) led off with a single. After back-to-back fly outs, Jake Lemmerman (Duke) extended the inning by reaching on a fielding error, moving Dickerson to second. Eric Pfisterer (Duke) drove a single into left field, and Dickerson was thrown out at the plate trying to score from second base.
After the Gatemen threat in the fourth, Tepesch and reliever Charlie Lowell (Wichita State) did not allow a hit for the remainder of the ballgame, allowing only two walks the rest of the way. Falmouth tacked on three runs, all charged to Monar, in the sixth to extend their lead to 5-0.
The Gatemen look to bounce back in a Sunday matinee contest at Cotuit. First pitch against the Kettleers is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.