July 17, 2021 8:55 pm | by GatemenNews
By Barrett Hodgson
The first place Bourne Braves visited Spillane Field to take on the Wareham Gatemen on Saturday July 17th. Wareham entered the game desperately needing a win and fell 1-0 at the hands of the Braves.
Bourne broke the scoreless tie in the 5th behind some timely hitting from the top of their order. Max Anderson (Nebraska) doubled to the right center gap with two outs. This allowed the Braves number three hitter Dalton Rushing (Louisville) to step in and rip a RBI double off of the left field wall. This chased Gatemen starter Spencer Miles (Missouri) out of the game and gave the Braves a 1-0 lead.
The starting pitching from both teams twirled very solid games. Miles went four and two thirds giving up just one run. The Bourne starter Michael Sansone (Fairfield) was excellent across his five innings of work. The lefty gave up three hits, no runs, and struck out three batters while giving up all soft contact in his start.
Wareham’s relief pitching was very impressive following Miles. Kevin Eaise (Pennsylvania) was dominant in the seven outs he got. Eaise did not allow a base runner and struck out five of the seven batters that he faced. Garrett Schmeltz (Louisville) came in and got the last six outs for the Gatemen while striking out two.
The Gatemen had four hits and left six runners on base. This means that Miles got hit with the loss for the Gatemen as the bats did not provide any offense. Sansone was credited with the win for the Braves even though the Bourne offense had just three hits. Eric Adler (Wake Forest) came in and slammed the door on the Gatemen for his 5th save of the season in dominant fashion.
The Gatemen will look to end their losing streak Sunday July 18th at Stony Brook Field against the Brewster Whitecaps.