July 18, 2021 11:20 pm | by GatemenNews
By Jack Sadighian
Brewster scored five runs in the fourth, three runs in the fifth and defeated Wareham 8-4 on Sunday night at Stony Brook Field. The Whitecaps won their third in a row and seven of the last nine.
After scoring eight runs in the last four games, Wareham started the scoring early. The Gatemen led off the third with four straight base hits, scoring three runs in the frame to take a 3-0 lead. Jim Jarvis (Alabama) recorded the lone RBI with a sacrifice fly to right. He has 10 RBI on the season.
In the fourth, Brewster scored five runs off of five hits and 10 batters to storm in front 5-3. The Whitecaps followed up in the fifth with three runs off of three more hits for an 8-3 lead.
Brewster’s eight runs ties the most given up in a game by Wareham in 2021. The Gatemen last gave up eight runs in to Falmouth in an 8-4 loss on June 21.
Wareham threatened again in the seventh. After a Kamren James (Mississippi State) walk with one out, Kade Kern (Ohio State) doubled to right to put runners on second and third. Tres Gonzalez (Georgia Tech) then rolled over to the right side to score James. Brewster led 8-4. Sean McLain (Arizona State) and Owen Diodati (Alabama) drew walks to load the bases, but a deep flyout to left center from Tommy Troy (Stanford) retired the side.
Kern went 2-for-4, his fourth multi-hit game of the season. Gonzalez finished 2-for-5 with two base hits, his fourth multi-hit game. The Georgia Tech outfielder reached base successfully in 10 of the last 11 games. Whitecaps leadoff hitter Mac Bingham finished 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI.
Blake Sodersten (Cal State Northridge) threw three scoreless innings, allowing one hit and a walk in his CCBL debut. The Gatemen activated Sodersten on Friday. The right hander finished his 2021 season with a 4.02 ERA on 10 starts, 62 ⅔ innings and 52 strikeouts.
Sodersten’s start covered the last three innings of a 14 inning stretch where Wareham only allowed one run. Wareham holds a 3.38 team ERA, second best in the league behind the first place Bourne Braves in the West Division.
FINAL SCORING LINE
Wareham: 4 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors
Brewster: 8 runs, 10 hits, 1 error
Wareham continues the four game road trip tomorrow against the Chatham Anglers at Veterans Field at 7 p.m. The Gatemen then play back to back games against Hyannis at McKeon Park on Tuesday and Wednesday.