June 28, 2021 9:03 pm | by GatemenNews
By Barrett Hodgson
The Falmouth Commodores visited the Wareham Gatemen on Monday night June 28th looking to pick up a win at Spillane Field. All of the scoring happened in the first two innings and the game ended in a 3-3 tie.
The Commodores got the scoring started in the top of the 1st against Wareham starter Nick Clayton (Clemson). Clayton got the leadoff batter to fly out before hitting Michael Curialle (UCLA) who then advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch. Curialle then tagged up from 2nd to 3rd on a deep flyout to center field. Jake Dukart (Oregon State) then drew a walk to put runners on 1st and 3rd for Jace Bohrofen (Oklahoma). He delivered an RBI single to drive in Curialle and a throwing error allowed Dukart to reach 3rd. He then scored on another wild pitch giving Falmouth a 2-0 lead.
Wareham responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the 1st. Tres Gonzalez (Georgia Tech) roped a one out single to center to get the Gatemen going. Kade Kern (Ohio State) then stepped up and blasted a mammoth 2-run home run into the left field bleachers to tie the game at 2-2.
The teams each traded runs in the 2nd inning to even the game up at 3-3. Taylor Smith (Texas A&M) reached on an error by the shortstop to give the Commodores a base runner. Anthony Hall (Oregon) singled to right before Kodie Kolden (Washington St.) hit into an RBI fielder’s choice to score Smith. For the Gatemen, Angelo DiSpigna (Mercer) led off the inning with a hustle double. Jim Jarvis (Alabama) then laid down a beautiful bunt single, and DiSpigna scored from 2nd. This was the last run scored between the teams for the rest of the night.
The pitching for both sides was exquisite after the end of the 2nd inning. Commodore relievers Levi Wells (Texas Tech) and Chase Jeter (Sacred Heart) were excellent, allowing just two hits across their five combined innings. The Gatemen relievers also put on a show. First out of the bullpen was Spencer Miles (Missouri) who struck out the side in his inning of work. Samuel Natera (New Mexico St.) really stole the show as he did not allow a single base runner in his 12 batters of work, striking out seven.
The Gatemen sit at 2-4-1 after the game and will look to pick up their third win of the season Tuesday, June 29th at the Orleans Firebirds.