The Wareham Gatemen snatched their first win of the 2015 season campaign tonight after defeating the Falmouth Commodores 10-1. The Gatemen got on the board early scoring four runs in the first inning and plating four more in the third. While manager Cooper Farris said he liked the swings his guys were getting on the bat, the six errors committed by Falmouth did indeed help the Gatemen score runs. Both Darryn Sheppard(School) and Logan Sowers (Indiana) got on base in the first inning due to errors by the Commodores infield. Sowers and Sheppard each made their way around the base path to score later that inning.
Falmouth manager Jeff Trundy looked to the southpaw Bo Tucker to start the game for the Commodores, but he ran into some trouble early. After just 2.1 innings the rising sophomore allowed two walks and four hits while six runs crossed the plate. Falmouth turned to Missouri’s Bryce Montes de Oca to take over for Tucker in the second. After hitting the first batter, Montes de Oca was lights out throwing 3.1 innings and 6ks. The rising sophomore saw more work toni
ght than he did his entire freshman year with the Missouri Tigers.
The Gatemen turned to Duke righty Bailey Clark on the mound, and the rising junior was locked in. “Bailey did a great job,” manager Cooper Farris said, “He looked like he owned it, he was real composed, real mature.” After serving as primarily a reliever for the Blue Devils, Clark handled his start for the Gatemen quite well throwing six innings, gave up just three hits, no runs, and had four strikeouts. The Gatemen infield backed up their pitcher quite well as shortstop Preston Grand Pre of Cal Berkeley and third baseman Sam Dexter of Southern Maine both assisted the team on the defensive end. Offensively Indiana’s Logan Sowers and Franklin Pierce’s Jay Jabs each went 1 for 3 each with an RBI.
Wareham looks to capture their second win as they play host to the Harbor Hawks of Hyannis tomorrow at 7pm at Spillane Field.