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Chatham and Wareham Tie in Bizarre Ending

The Chatham Anglers visited Spillane Field on Tuesday, July 12th to take on the Wareham Gatemen. The game bizarrely ended in a 5-5 tie due to a safety hazard with the lights. 

Chatham jumped out in front in the top half of the 2nd inning scoring three runs. Caden Grice (Clemson) ripped a leadoff double down the first base line and scored on a Jack DeLeo (Georgia Tech) single. DeLeo advanced to second on an error by the catcher, and then third on a bunt. Mitchell Daly (Texas) then hit a sacrifice fly that scored DeLeo. With the bases empty, Hayden Travinski (Louisiana Tech) ripped a solo home run to put the Anglers up 3-0. 

In the top half of the 3rd inning, the Anglers tacked on another one. Marcus Brown (Oklahoma St.) delivered a leadoff single and advanced to third on Roc Riggio’s (Oklahoma St.) single. Brown then crossed home on a sacrifice bunt to push the Chatham lead to 4-0. 

Wareham put three of their own on the board in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Bryan Padilla (UConn) led off the inning by getting hit by a pitch. He advanced to second on a Deric Fabian (Florida) walk. Peter Burns (Boston College) ripped an RBI single that scored Padilla to put runners on first and second. Chase Davis (Arizona) drew a walk of his own which loaded up the bases for Hogan Windish (UNC Greensboro). Windish grounded into a fielder’s choice that scored Fabian. Max Anderson (Nebraska) then laced an RBI single up the middle to make it 4-3 Chatham. 

The top of the 4th inning saw Chatham put another run on the board. Matthew Hogan (South Carolina) ripped a double scoring on a Daly RBI single to go up 5-3. 

The Gatemen responded immediately in the bottom of the 4th. Padilla and Fabian each drew walks to start the inning and each advanced on a Burns single to load the bases. Windish then hit a sacrifice fly that scored Padilla, giving the left fielder his second RBI of the night and cut the Anglers lead down to 5-4. 

Wareham then tied things up in the bottom of the 5th. Carter Graham (Stanford) hit a double to left center and then Padilla singled him over to third. Fabian then hit a sacrifice fly to tie things up at 5-5. 

The game ended after just five innings due to a safety hazard. The Gatemen record goes to 11-12-4 while Chatham goes to 6-14-7. Wareham will be back in action on Wednesday, July 13th at Spillane Field for a matchup with Cotuit.