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Chatham Rolls Wareham 10-5

By Barrett Hodgson

The Chatham Anglers visited Spillane Field Tuesday, July 27th to take on the Wareham Gatemen. The Gatemen fell at the hands of the Anglers, losing 10-5.

Wareham took the lead early behind a two out rally. Tommy Troy (Stanford) singled with two outs to give the Gatemen a base runner. Owen Diodati (Alabama) followed up Troy with a single of his own, putting runners on 1st and 3rd. The next batter Kamren James (Mississippi State) was plunked in the back and to load the bases. Jimmy Crooks (Oklahoma) stepped up and ripped a two RBI single to center that scored Troy and Diodati giving the Gatemen a 2-0 lead. 

The Anglers struck right back with a great half inning of their own during the top of the 2nd. Maxwell Romero Jr. (Vanderbilt) led off the inning with a walk and that was followed by a Nolan Mclean (Oklahoma State) walk. This put runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs for Caeden Trenkle (Oklahoma State). Trenkle mashed a three run home run over the right field wall to give Chatham a 3-2 lead. 

Chatham struck again in the 4th, tacking on another four runs. Kenny Levari (Old Dominion) led off the inning with a walk. He advanced to 3rd on a Lyle Miller-Green (George Mason) double that put two runners in scoring position for Danny Serretti (UNC). Serretti delivered a two RBI base knock and advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch. Matthew Hogan (Vanderbilt) stepped up and singled in Serretti for the third Angler run of the inning. Joshua Rivera (Florida) kept the line moving with a single that put runners on the corners. The catcher Romero then grounded into an RBI fielder’s choice extending the Chatham lead to 7-2. 

The offensive onslaught continued against the Gatemen pitching in the 5th. The number eight hitter David Mendham (South Carolina Columbia) reached on a one out walk. Serretti then came up with two outs and crushed a two run home run over the right field wall. This blast put the Anglers up 9-2. 

The Gatemen got a run back in the bottom of the 5th. Jim Jarvis (Alabama) ripped a solo shot to right field for his second home run in as many days. This wind was blowing out to right all night and all three homers went in that direction. The Jarvis home run cut the Chatham lead to 9-3. 

Wareham cut into the Chatham lead again in the 6th by plating two more runs. Kellum Clark (Mississippi State) led the inning off with a walk. The next batter Kade Kern (Ohio State) delivered a double down the left field line to put runners on 2nd and 3rd. The number nine hitter in the order Anthony Frechette (George Washington) then blooped a two RBI single over the first baseman’s head to cut the lead to 9-5. 

Chatham sensed the Gatemen’s momentum and responded with a run in the 7th. Trenkle, who homered in the 2nd led off the 7th with a double. He was then singled in by Miller-Green to extend the lead for the Anglers to 10-5. 

The Gatemen will look to get back on track next on July 28th as the Brewster Whitecaps visit Spillane Field.