June 30, 2022 8:45 pm | by Samantha Santos
Tonight was a gut-wrencher for the Wareham Gatemen as they lost on a walk off home run by the Cotuit Kettleers. The night was incredibly lively all throughout. If you’re wondering how they got to the 5-5 standstill going into the last inning of the game, here’s what happened:
Kyle Karros (UCLA) was the first run to score during the 2nd inning as he was driven home by Tommy Troy’s (Stanford) RBI triple after his own base hit. He would score on a passed ball to the next batter. Two innings later, Troy would come through again with an RBI double, knocking in Karros once again, who hit another single to get on base. He would be brought home by an RBI single by Justin Miknis (Kent State) to score the fourth run for the Kettleers. A solo shot to deep center field by Josh Pearson (Louisiana St) would tie the game up 5-5 in the 6th inning.
The Gatemen would go 1-2-3 in the 1st and 2nd innings, but would have a lively 3rd. Kellum Clark (Mississippi St) would leadoff the inning getting hit by a pitch. A walk by Peter Burns (Boston College) would advance him to second. Ryan Campos (Arizona St) would reach second on a base hit and an error by Cotuit, knocking in both Clark and Burns. Campos advanced to third on a passed ball, and would come home on a sacrifice fly by Hogan Windish (UNC Greensboro). With the bases cleared, Max Anderson (Nebraska) had himself a night, having a base hit to follow along with a two-run homer in the 5th. He would take a walk in the 7th to get on base once again for the Gatemen.
The game was still tied 5-5 going into the 8th, keeping everyone in the stands on the edge of their seats.
Ketlleer Brooks Baldwin (NC Wilmington) hit a leadoff single in the bottom of the 8th. He advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Eddie Park (Stanford). Later, he would then be caught in a rundown and thrown out at third to end the inning.
The score was still tied going into the 9th inning as tensions continued to grow. Gatemen Max Anderson would ground out to third for the first out in the inning. Alan Roden (Creighton) made it to first with a base hit. Carter Graham (Stanford) struck out next, but a pitch in the dirt advanced Roden to second. With Jack Housinger (Xavier) up to pinch hit, lined out to first to solidify the Gatemen’s final score of 5.
In the bottom of the 9th, two quick lineouts to right field began the inning for Cotuit. A walk off home run by Tommy Troy sent the Gatemen home with another loss.
The Gatemen host the Hyannis Harbor Hawks tomorrow with a 6:00pm first pitch.