WAREHAM, MA. The Wareham Gatemen are now 5-0-3 in double-header games this season after a win and a tie vs the Cotuit Kettleers yesterday at Spillane Field. In game one, the Gatemen defeated Cofuit 4-3 and game 2 ended in a 9 inning, 1-1 tie.
The Gatemen got off to a fast start in game one. After loading the bases, Alex Dickerson (Indiana) picked up an rbi after being walked to give Wareham an early 1-0 lead. Jake Lemmerman (Duke) took Dickerson’s lead and drew his own bases on balls; forcing home a run and giving the Gatemen a 2-0 lead after the first inning. Cotuit would get a run back in the 2nd inning. After a Zach Cox (Arkansas) double, Cody Stanley (Coastal Carolina) came through with and rbi single to cut the score in half 2-1.
The Gatemen matched Cotuit in the 2 second inning with a run of their own when Ryan LaMarre’s (Michigan) triple plated Derek Dietrich and gave Wareham a 3-1 lead. Tyler Alrbright (Harvard) singled in the 5th to drive in Wareham’s final run and give the Gatemen a 4-2 lead.
Cotuit scored one more time in the 7th and final inning but would come up short against Wareham starting pitcher Cole Green (Texas) who pitched a complete game. In all, Green struck out 9 batters, allowed 3 runs and 5 hits. For Cotuit, Chris Bisson (Kentucky) continues to be one of the most exciting players on the Cape; stealing 4 bases in game 1. (he stole 3 more in game 2)
Game 2 proved to be a pitcher’s dual between Cotuit’s Justin Grimm (Georgia) and Wareham’s Josh Mueller (Eastern Illinois). The Gatemen scored their only run of the game in the second inning. A Chris Hannick (Cal State Northridge) double was followed up by a Jake Lemmerman (Duke) single and gave Wareham a 1-0 lead. The Kettleers scored in the very next inning when Zach Cox drove home Chris Bisson with a single; knotting the score at 1-1.
The balance of the game was a pitcher’s dual as neither team could manage to produce base runners. Grimm pitched 7 innings, striking out 9, allowing 5 hits and just one run. Mueller went 6 innings, also struck out 9, allowed only 1 run and just 2 hits. Scott Rembisz (Fla Int’l) pitched 3 scoreless innings of relief to preserve what resulted in a 1-1 tie at Lowell Park. Offensively for Wareham, Derek Dietrich had 2 hits to lead the Gatemen in game two.
With the win and tie today, the Gatemen pick up 3 points and now lead the Western Division by 3 points; ahead of Bourne and Cotuit. Western Division CCBL All-Star starting pitcher Brandon Workman (Texas) is scheduled to start at Bourne tomorrow at 7:00pm in an important division showdown.