WAREHAM, MA: Will Coursen-Carr (Indiana) – Wareham’s starting pitcher – retired the first 11 batters he faced but a 2-out single by Brewster in the 4th inning turned a 1-0 Wareham Gatemen lead into a quick 4-1 deficit.
Thelefty gave up a single to Trevor Mitsui (Washington) and it only got worse from there. Five straight base runners allowed the game to completely break open.
After Mitsui singled, Trent Woodward (Fresno State) walked. Then the next batter David Armendariz (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) walked, loading the bases. Then Boo Vazquez (Pittsburgh) singled to right field to score Mitsui from third.
The next batter, Nick Lynch (UC Davis) doubled to left center to plate Woodward, Armendariz and Vazquez, to make it 4-1 Brewster.
That prompted pitching coach Terry Thompson to make a call to the bullpen and bring in Dillon Ortman (Auburn) to get the final out and to stop the bleeding.
Ortman did what he has done all season long – he got Cole Lankford (Texas A&M) to fly out for the final out of the inning.
In Sean Newcomb’s (Hartford) first two outings after a return from an illness, he got rouged up in his second inning both appearances. Cooper Farris said after the game that Newcomb must be building back his strength and the first two innings went well but he allowed Woodward to score in the top of the ninth on a Lankford double, making it 5-1 Brewster.
The next game for the Gatemen is on Wednesday against Bourne at Doran Park as part of a make up game. First pitch is at 6:00 p.m.