Whitecaps Get Even With Gatemen

BREWSTER, MA: Just one day after earning their second win of the season against Brewster, the Gatemen visited the Whitecaps for game two of a two-game series, but fell 6-4.

The loss featured Daniel Rosenbaum (Louisville) earning his first start for the Gatemen at designated hitter, and Spencer Turnbull (Alabama) taking the hill.

Mikey White (Alabama) scored the first Gatemen run in the top of the first after reaching on a dropped third strike and later scored on an error by the third baseman Jose Brizuela (Florida State).

Brewster quickly got the run back in the bottom of the first when Scott Heineman (Oregon) led off the inning with a triple. He scored with two outs in the inning when Brizuela singled.

It was a new ballgame but the leash was short on Turnbull and Brewster starter Matt Withrow (Texas Tech). Withrow was pulled in the third after going 2 1/3 innings pitched giving up three runs, two earned, on just one hit, one walk and four strikeouts.

White doubled and later scored in the inning with the RBI credited to Willie Schwanke (Arkansas). Schwanke later scored the third Gatemen run on a sacrifice fly to center by Cole Stancil (St. Leo).

The Whitecaps refused to trail in the game. Brewster scored its own run in the bottom of the third and touched Ryan Riga (Ohio State) for two runs on three hits in the fifth and six innings. Both Brewster runs came in the fifth, giving them the 4-3 lead.

Brewster had no trouble hitting the Wareham bullpen. Chris Huffman (James Madison) came in for relief in the seventh and allowed two more runs on three hits, extending the Brewster lead to 6-3.

The final line on Turnbull was four innings, six hits, two runs, both earned, three walks and one strikeout. Things may have been a little shaky for the Crimson Tide right-hander, but Brewster went into the game looking for revenge on the 3-1 loss from the previous night.

The next game for the Gatemen is on Tuesday when the Cotuit Kettleers visit Spillane Field at 7:00 p.m.

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