June 27, 2021 8:34 pm | by GatemenNews
By Barrett Hodgson
The Brewster Whitecaps visited the Wareham Gatemen on Sunday, June 27th looking to pick up their 3rd victory of the season. The Whitecaps did just that, blanking the Gatemen 3-0 behind amazing pitching.
Brewster got the scoring started in the top half of the 1st. Wareham’s Richard Fitts (Auburn) struck out the first two batters of the game before surrendering a run. The Whitecaps number three hitter Gavin Cross (Virginia Tech) stepped up and blasted a solo homer over the right field fence for the 1-0 lead.
The Whitecaps struck again in the top of the 5th after scoreless 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings from both sides. Alex Freeland (UCF) roped a one out single to center to get the hit parade started. Leadoff batter Porter Brown (Texas Christian) then stepped up and laced his first hit of the Cape Cod League season. Colin Davis (Wofford) delivered the third straight single for an RBI to score Freeland and give the Whitecaps a 2-0
The starting pitchers for both Brewster and Wareham pitched very well. Gatemen starter Fitts went four innings of one run ball while striking out five. As for the Whitecaps, Harrison Rutkowski (Rutgers) was dominant across six innings. The lefty allowed just three base runners while striking out nine. He kept Gatemen hitters off balance across his 87 pitches.
Brewster plated another run in the 7th pushing the lead to 3-0. Cross drew a one out walk before advancing to 2nd and 3rd on two wild pitches. Will Simpson (Washington) stepped up with two outs and had a nine pitch at bat that ended with a RBI double.
The main story of the night was Brewster’s pitching, only giving up three hits. Rutkowski got the win for Brewster in his six innings of work. He turned the ball over to Griffin Green (Virginia Tech) who worked a scoreless 7th and 8th while striking out a batter. Hunter Patteson (UCF) entered the game in the 9th and picked up the save to give the Whitecaps a 3-2-1 record.
The Gatemen will look to put this one behind them on Monday night as they take on the Falmouth Commodores at home.