August 1, 2021 8:44 pm | by GatemenNews
On the first of August, the Gatemen travelled to Doran Park to take on the West Division leading Bourne Braves. Coming off of 4 losses, the Gatemen hoped to get their first win over the Braves this season. The Gatemen singled 4 straight times and scored once in the top of the third, with Tommy Troy (Stanford) scoring to give the Gatemen a 3-1 lead off of an RBI single from Jack Brannigan (Notre Dame).
Cole Kirschsieper (Illinois) got the start for the Gatemen and went 4 scoreless, giving up just 1 hit. After Kirschsieper came Jack Noble (Long Beach State), Kevin Easie (Pennsylvania), and Devereaux Harrison (Long Beach State) on the mound for Wareham. The Gatemen pitching staff gave up just 3 runs on the night to an explosive Bourne Braves offense. A 3-run home run from Max Anderson (Nebraska) was the only source of scoring for the Braves.
The Gatemen offense had perhaps their best inning of offense of the entire season in the top of the fifth. Twelve batters in all hit for the Gatemen, with 9 runs scoring. Jim Jarvis (Alabama) led things off with a single and scored off of an RBI single from his Crimson Tide teammate Owen Diodati. The second single of the night for Kade Kern (Ohio State) brought in Kamren James (Mississippi State) to make the lead 5-0 Gatemen. A 2-RBI ground rule double from Jim Jarvis gave the Gatemen an 8-0 lead. The last runs of the inning for the Gatemen came off of a 2-run home run from Tommy Troy that scored Jarvis.
Easie came to the mound in the eighth and Harrison came on in the ninth for the Gatemen, both going 1 scoreless inning. It was a great night all around for the Gatemen—on the mound, at the plate, and in the field.
Though Cotuit beat Falmouth earlier this evening, eliminating the Gatemen’s chances of making the playoffs, the Gatemen had perhaps their best night of the season visiting the formidable Bourne Braves, getting their first night of the season over the West Division leaders. With tonight’s win, the Gatemen move to 12-18-5. The Gatemen return home tomorrow to take on the Falmouth Commodores (14-17-2) at Spillane Field.