The Wareham Gatemen claimed sole possession of third place in the West with a convincing 5-0 win over the Falmouth Commodores on Tuesday.
Grant Dyer (W, 1-0) picked up the win in relief, scattering 2 hits over 6 innings of shutout ball. He struck out 10 Commodores, highlighted by striking out the side in the fifth and sixth.
Dyer’s 2 hits allowed were the only blips on the radar for the Gatemen pitching staff, with starter Matt Krook rebounding from a tough start in Chatham two weeks ago to pitch 2 perfect innings. Zac Houston walked a batter before leaving in the third with an injury, and Ben Parr tossed a hitless ninth after Dyer departed.
In his first start for the Gatemen, new catcher Gavin Stupienski went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 runs batted in. Andrew Calica continued his hot hitting with 3 more hits and 2 RBI. Kramer Robertson also pitched in with an RBI single of his own.
Turner Larkins (L, 0-3) struggled for the Commodores, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits in 3.2 innings pitched. Four relievers combined to pitch the rest of the game for Falmouth, with only Jack Finnegan giving up a run.
The Gatemen and Commodores came into the game in a tie for third place in the West, but with their win the Gatemen took sole possession. With the Bourne Braves and Cotuit Kettleers losing their Tuesday night games, the Gatemen find themselves 1.5 games removed from both second and last place.
The Gatemen travel to Bourne on Wednesday to take on the Braves at 6 p.m. A live audio broadcast will be available at 5:45 on gatemen.org/pressbox.