06/18/08 – First Place Hyannis Cruises over Wareham 4-1 Under the Lights at McKeon Park
On a night when the new lights at McKeon Park in Hyannis were dedicated, the Hyannis Mets, behind strong pitching led by starter Andrew Carroway (Virginia), defeated the Wareham Gatemen 4-1. Carroway went 5 innings, striking out 7 and is now 2-0 on the season. Offensively, Hyannis got off to a great start in the first inning as Chris Dominguez (Louisville & co-Big East Player of the Year)) hit a 2-run homer to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.
The Gatemen threatened in the next two innings with two on and one out but stranded all of those runners; in their only real threat in the game. The Mets capatilized and scored 2 runs of their own in the 3rd on a Ben Paulson (Clemson) single off of Gatemen starter May Way (Wachington State) that scored two runs; including Luke Murton (Georgia Tech); 2 year Wareham starter and 2007 CCBL All-Star Game Homerun Contest winner.
Way pitched 7 complete innings for the Gatemen, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits, striking out 6 and walking only one batter in a solid performance. The Gatemen offense was led by Connor Rowe (Texas) and Brett Eibner (Arkansas) who had 2 hits apiece. Eibner scored Wareham’s only run on an rbi groundout by Aaron Baker (Oklahoma) in the the 6th inning.
Wareham falls to 2-4 on the season and the Mets move into a first place tie with Cotuit at 5-2. Max Perlman (Harvard) will take the mound for the Gatemen this afternoon at Spillane Field on “autograph night” as Wareham welcomes the Brewster Whitecapes for the first meeting between the two teams. Tim Clubb (Missouri State) is the probable starting pitcher for the Whitecaps.
The Gatemen Broadcast Team of Sam Eshelman and Justin Ienuso will be bringing you the live play-by-play from Spillane Field this afternoon.