HYANNIS, MA: – Jed Bradley (Georgia Tech) turns in the most impressive pitching performance of the 2010 Cape Cod Baseball League seaoson and the Wareham Gatemen snap a 3 game losing streaking; defeating the Hyannis HarborHawks 6-1. Bradley (1-1) had 11 strikeouts, scattered 6 hits, walked 2 and allowed only one run. His total of 19 strikeouts on the season is 2nd in the CCBL through 11 games.
The Gatemen offense gave Bradley all the support he would need in the 3rd innning. After singles by LJ Mazzilli (UCONN) and Jonathan Smith (Tenn-Wesleyan), Alex Dickerson (Indiana) crushed a 3-run homer over the right-field fence and gave Wareham a 3-0 lead. Dickerson, who would later double and walk, is 8 for 16 in his 3 games since arriving on Cape Cod. His stay will short in Wareham though as he has been invited to tryout for Team USA in early July.
The HarborHawks threatened in their half of the third inning. After two consecutive strikeouts by Bradley to start the inning, Hyannis loaded the bases on consecutive singles and walk. Bradley erased the threat, however, stranding 3 Hyannis batters with one of his 11 strikeouts on the night.
After another Jonathan Smith hit to lead off the 5th inning, George Springer’s (UCONN) infield advance him all the home; aided by a HarborHawk error, provide the Gatemen with a 4-0 cushion. In the same inning Jarrud Sabbourin’s (Indiana) rbi single and a sacrafice fly by Tyler Bream (Liberty) put Wareham ahead 6-0, paving the way for Jed Bradley’s complete game.
Hyannis would get their only run of the game in the 8th inning on a Zach Osbourne (Tennessee) rbi single in the 8th inning.
Jonathon Smith had a terrific game for the Gatemen, going 3 for 4, scoring a run, stealing a base and gunning down Hyannis’ Dane Phillips (Oklahoma State) at 2nd base as he was trying to extend a single into a double. Defensively, after a tough game the night before vs. Chatham, Wareham bounced back and did not commit an error.
The Gatemen improve to 4-7 on the season and remain in 4th place in the Western Division. However, they are only 1 win out of 2nd place and trail division leading Falmouth by only 2 games. Hyannis drops to 5-6 on the season, tied for 3rd place with Bourne.
A terrific pitching match-up is in store at Spillane Field for tonight. Brewster’s Anthony Ranaudo (LSU, who was drafted in the first round of this year’s MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox, will face Wareham’s Matt Barnes (UCONN), who is a Team USA invitee. The game starts at 7:00pm. Be sure to tune into our live broadcast at 6:45.