The Gatemen’s recently solid play came to a halt on Thursday, as they dropped an 8-1 contest to the Hyannis Harbor Hawks.
Right-hander Shaun Anderson got the start for Wareham, and was passable, surrendering four runs on six hits over 5.2 innings.
Anderson pitched deep enough into the game for the relief corps to get some rest, as the Gatemen only had to use one pitcher out of the bullpen tonight.
Anderson gave up all four runs in the third inning, with runs scoring on a single, sacrifice fly, another single, and an RBI fielder’s choice.
Right-handed relief pitcher Tyler Thorne came out of the bullpen after Anderson, and was effective in the sixth and seventh, before giving up two runs apiece in the eighth and ninth innings.
The pair in the eighth scored on a single and yet another sacrifice fly, while the ninth inning group scored on a double and single.
The Gatemen offense was unable to put up much of a fight to counter the Hawks’ attack, scoring just one run on an RBI single by second baseman Kramer Robertson.
The Gatemen offense notched ten hits, five of which can be attributed to centerfielder Andrew Calica, who went a perfect 5-for-5. The rest of the lineup produced just five additional hits, and Calica was left on base every time he reached.
Anderson took the loss, while the win went to Harbor Hawks’ starter Thomas Burrows. The lefty struck out four, walked one, allowed seven hits and one earned run through five full innings of work.
The Gatemen will travel to Brewster tomorrow, as they try to get back on track against the Whitecaps. First pitch is at 5 p.m. ET.