WAREHAM, Mass. For the second time in as many games, the Wareham Gatemen failed to muster any significant amount offense on the road, this time scratching out only one hit in a 4-1 loss at Yarmouth-Dennis.
The Red Sox (10-7) took the lead with a two-out rally in the bottom of the second off of Wareham starter Eric Pfisterer (2-1). Josh Rutledge (Alabama) singled and came all the way around to score on an RBI double by Ben McMahan (Florida). That was the only run that Pfisterer gave up over four innings of work, and Wareham pulled even in their half of the fourth inning.
Ryan Pineda (Cal State Northridge) drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. After a groundout and flyout, Zach Wilson (Arizona State) provided the clutch hit, scoring Pineda on his second double of the season.
Unfortunately for the Gatemen (6-6-1), Wilson’s double was the only hit of the game. Thursday’s contest was the fourth time in six road dates that Wareham totaled three hits or fewer.
With the game tied at 1-1, Yarmouth-Dennis scored three runs off of the tandem of Scott Rembisz (Florida International) and Josh Slaats (Hawaii). Blake Kelso (Houston) led off with a double and was sacrificed to third by Jonathan Jones (Long Beach State). Kelso came around to score on a wild pitch thrown by Rembisz, making it 2-1 Red Sox.
In a troubling trend, that deciding run was the third time already this season that the deciding run in a Gatemen loss scored on a wild pitch (including both Chatham extra-inning games).
Mickey Wiswall (Boston College) and Rutledge each tacked on RBI singles in the inning to extend the Yarmouth-Dennis lead to 4-1.
Barring more inclement weather, the Gatemen will return to Spillane Field, where they are 6-1 this season, to take on the Falmouth Commodores (4-9-1) at 7 p.m. Join broadcasters Alex Perlman and Kevin Copp for the Gatemen pregame show at 6:45.