YARMOUTH, MA: Wareham Gatemen sluggers Kyle Schwarber (Indiana) and Tyler Horan (Virginia Tech) led off the sixth inning hitting back-to-back home runs to tie the game at five runs apiece against the Red Sox on Thursday at Red Wilson Field. However, their efforts were not effort when Yarmouth-Dennis added three late runs to beat Wareham 8-5.
Ty Ross (LSU) also jacked his first home run of the year, a two-run shot, in a three-run second inning for the Gatemen.
Wareham took the lead early in the game vs. Yarmouth-Dennis in the second and kept the Red Sox shut out behind a solid pitching effort by starting right-handed pitcher Barrett Astin (Arkansas).
Astin did not allow a run until the fourth inning when he gave up three straight singles to Red Sox batters. He then allowed three more in the fifth inning giving up three straight doubles to Yarmouth-Dennis batters. Astin pitched four and two-thirds innings, allowing seven hits and striking out three.
Clay Chapman (Florida Southern) relieved Astin and gave up one more run. After five innings, the Red Sox led 5-3.
In that aforementioned sixth inning, Kyle Schwarber hit the first pitch he saw from Y-D hurler Chris Anderson (Jacksonville) to deep center field for his seventhHR of the season. Jacked up going inside the dugout, teammate Tyler Horan followed with his twelfthhome run of the year. The solo shot from Horan broke the Gatemen all-time record of 11 in a single season. He passes former Gatemen Bobby Wine (1973) and Steve Newell (1982). He also now has two more home runs than any other player on the Cape.
Cory Snyder of Harwich set the all-time record for home runs in a single season in the Cape League in 1982 with 22 bombs.
With the game tied, Wareham handed the game over to Kendall Graveman (Mississippi State) in the sixth. He allowed an RBI single to Carlos Asuaje (Nova Southeastern) that scored the go-head run. Yarmouth-Dennis took a 6-5 lead.
Nick Rumbelow (LSU) pitched the final two innings for the Gatemen in the seventh and eighth. He allowed a two-run home run to Wayne Taylor in the eighth to allow the Red Sox to take an 8-5 lead, but he also struck out five. He now has 42 K’s on the season.
With the loss the Gatemen have no lost two in a row and fall to 17-21 on the year. Wareham also still remains in third place in the Western Division.
After a short two-game road stint, the Gatemen return home to play their next three contests at Spillane Field. Before a double-header Saturday, Wareham hosts Cotuit on Friday night. Dan Tobik (Tennessee-Martin) is expected to get the start. After 8 relief appearances, it will be Tobik’s first start since June Twenty-Ninth. First pitch is set for 7 PM vs. the Kettleers.