Looking for their first playoff appearance since 2012’s championship season, the Wareham Gatemen dropped Thursday’s contest to the Falmouth Commodores by the score of 10-3.
Gatemen starter Blake Fox was hittable from the beginning, as the Commodores blasted five singles for four runs in the first inning, and followed with four more runs on two hits, two hit-by-pitches and two wild pitches in the third inning.
Blessed with an eight-run lead, Falmouth starter Joseph Camacho put it on cruise control for the remainder of his six innings of work.
After being no-hit for the first three innings, the Gatemen offense somewhat found its form against him with a three-run fourth inning. The pulse came with two outs, as first baseman David Mackinnon slashed a two-RBI double and left fielder Charlie Warren traded places with him with an RBI double of his own.
But with the bulk of the damage already done, the Falmouth renaissance offense (prior to this, it had been last in the CCBL in runs scored) squelched any possibility of further life from Wareham, plating a run in the seventh and eighth to put the game out of reach.
Five Falmouth starters notched multi-hit games and every starter aside from second baseman Caleb Hamilton recorded at least one.
Now only a game and half ahead of Falmouth and a game ahead of Cotuit with two games to play, Wareham still controls its destiny the rest of the way. A win and they’re in. Two losses, however, and they must hope Falmouth falters in one of its final two contests.
The Gatemen get another crack at a playoff bid tomorrow at 6 pm ET when they travel to Doran Park to take on the Bourne Braves.