HYANNIS, MA: The first place Hyannis Harbor Hawks, owner’s of the best record in the CCBL, scored 4 runs in the first inning and held on to defeat the Wareham Gatemen for the 3rd time this season 9-5.
It was a tough outing for Wareham starting pitcher Bobby Brosnahan (Michigan) as he started the game with two consecutive walks. Kevin Plaweecki (Jacksonville) took advantage and singled to give the Harbor Hawks an early 1-0 lead. Hyannis was far from done, however, in the inning as John Frost (UAB) drove in two runs and he would later score on a wild pitch – giving Hyannis a 4-0 lead.
As they have done all season, Wareham clawed their way back into the game starting with a John Andreoli (UCONN) rbi single in the 3rd inning. Andreoli had 4 hits on the evening and has 7 hits in his last 3 game to raise his average to .406 on the season.
That 4-1 deficit would become 5-1 in the bottom half of the inning when Adam Walker Jr. (Jacksonville) hit a tape measure homerun, his 3rd of the season. Hyannis added a run shortly after and took a commanding 6-1 lead in the game.
Relief pitcher Andy Flett (Louisville) did his job and kept Hyannis at bay; allowing the Gatemen offense to make this a ballgame as Wareham added a run in the 5th and 3 more in the 6th. After a CT Bradford (Mississippi State) sac fly in the 5th, the Gatemen put together a 3-run 6th inning on RBI singles by William Carmona (Stony Brook) and Daniel Palks (Georgia Tech) and a passed ball that allowed Cormona to score and bring the Gatemen within a run.
The Harbor Hawks got a run back in their half of the 6th when David Fischer (UCONN), who had replaced Flett earlier in the inning, walked home a run. Wareham left runners on base in the 7th and 8th innings and Hyannis added two runs in the bottom half of the 8th to close out the scoring. Nick Wittgren (Purdue) pitched the 9th inning for Hyannis and preserved the Harbor Hawk’s 9-5 win.
Hyannis maintains the best record in the league and improves to 13-5. Wareham drops to 9-9 but remains in 2nd place behind the Harbor Hawks as both Bourne and Falmouth lost tonight. Bobby Brosnahan took the loss and Hyannis starter Dean McCardle (Stanford) was the winning pitcher.
The Gatemen did get 12 hits on the night but left 8 on base. Wareham stole 3 more bases and now have 35 on the season; having been caught only 4 times. Hyannis’ Adam Walker Jr’s homerun ties him for first in the league and his 11 RBI are good for 2nd in the CCBL.
The Gatemen play the first of back to back games against the Bourne Braves tomorrow at 5:00pm at Spillane Field. Josh Turley (Baylor) will start for the Gatemem. Wareham will then play their annual July 4th game at Bourne at Doran Park on Monday at 4:00pm.