The Wareham Gatemen came into Monday night’s game against the Chatham Anglers with a three-game winning streak, but all facets of the game broke down in a 9-2 defeat.
Zac Houston (0-2) started for the Gatemen, going 3 innings and giving up 3 runs on 5 hits while striking out three. Only one run was earned, but it was an error on Houston himself that led to the extra Anglers runs. With runners on second and third and two outs in the third inning, Will Craig tapped a grounder to first baseman David MacKinnon. Houston couldn’t come up with MacKinnon’s flip to first, and both runners scored to give the Anglers a 3-0 lead.
The game got out of hand once Houston left, with Ryan Williamson giving up 6 runs (5 earned) in 2.1 innings pitched. Tyler Thorne, Shaun Anderson, and Ben Parr combined for 3.2 innings of scoreless relief, but by that time the game had gotten out of reach.
Anglers lefty Jesse Adams, a member of the Gatemen in 2014, did his part to keep the Wareham offense in check. He went 5 innings, scattering 7 hits and allowing only one run on a solo homer by Jarett Rindfleisch. Preston Grand Pre added an RBI single in the ninth, but it was too little, too late for the Gatemen.
The Gatemen (9-9) have an off day Tuesday, but they’ll be spending it at Fenway Park for the annual CCBL workout day. They are back in action Wednesday at 7 as they take on the Cotuit Kettleers at Spillane Field.