A night after breaking a 25-inning scoreless streak, the Wareham Gatemen saw their bats fall silent once again as they lost to the Cotuit Kettleers by a score of 2-1.
The Gatemen were stymied for the second time in as many weeks by Jon Woodcock (W, 3-1), who pitched 7 shutout innings for the Kettleers. In the process, the lefty lowered his ERA to 0.99.
Ben Parr pitched 3 shutout innings in his first Cape League start, allowing 3 hits and striking out 4. Ryan Olson (L, 0-1) only allowed two hits in his 5 innings of work, but they both came in the fifth. A Spencer Gaa double came around to score on Jackson Klein’s RBI single, and another run came home on a Brody Weiss sacrifice fly.
That was enough for Woodcock and the bullpen, who kept the Gatemen from scoring until the ninth. Wareham got runners on first and second with no outs, but John Sternagel rapped into a double play off of Justin Dunn (S, 2). Charlie Warren lined an RBI single to bring the go-ahead run to the plate, but Jarett Rindfleisch struck out swinging to end the game.
The Gatemen return to action Wednesday at 7:00 as they travel to Chatham for the first time this season to play the Anglers.