Curtura/Gatemen Take Care of Whitecaps

WAREHAM, MA: The Gatemen coupled a dominant performance from starter Andro Cutura with a 19-hit offensive explosion and defeated Brewster, 8-1, on Thursday night at Stony Brook Field.

With the victory, Wareham got its ninth win of the summer and eliminated the Whitecaps from playoff contention. Cutura (Southeastern Louisiana) tossed seven innings of one-ball and struck out six while walking just one batter. The offense tied a season-high with 19 hits and scored in seven of the nine innings. Eight of the nine hitters in the Wareham lineup had a hit, and seven of those eight had multiple hits.

First baseman Trevor Podratz (Hawaii) was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Right fielder Cole Stancil (Saint Leo) went 3-for-5 and drove in one and scored once. Third baseman Danny Rosenbaum (Louisville), also had a three-hit day, with the third and final knock coming on a solo home run — his first of the summer — in the top of the ninth inning. Rosenbaum is the fifth Gateman to homer this season. Shortstop Ethan Gross (Memphis) was 3-for-5 with three singles to the opposite field.

The Gatemen struck first in the second inning on an RBI single through the hole on the left side of the infield by catcher Chris Chinea (LSU). Podratz and Stancil ripped RBI singles of their own in the third, and the Gatemen proceeded to score in the fourth, sixth and seventh before Rosenbaum put the finishing touch on with his round-tripper in the ninth.

Right-hander Jared Ruxer (Louisville) relieved Cutura in the eighth inning and pitched a scoreless frame. Left-hander Cole Sturgeon (Louisville) came on and worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to nail down the victory.

The Gatemen are back in action Friday when they welcome the Hyannis Harbor Hawks to Spillane Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

As always, you can watch the live stream of the game by accessing our “Gatemen Pressbox” page. The pre-game show begins around 6:45 p.m.

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