June 14, 2022 10:15 pm | by Samantha Santos
The Gatemen bats continue to go quiet in the young Cape Cod Baseball League season. In the first away game of 2022, Wareham picked up their first loss of the year against the Orleans Firebirds. With a final score of 2-0, Wareham had only 4 hits the entire game.
One thing that’s not been an issue for this Wareham team is pitching. The pitching staff has done its job in each game of the season, holding opposition to just five runs in these initial three games. Starting pitcher Matt Jachec (Indiana State) went three innings, giving up one run on two hits.
Wareham’s middle infield certainly also has been doing their job as the shortstop and second basemen combination of Jack Housinger (Xavier) and Blake Wright (Clemson) continue to provide much needed defensive support for the Gatemen.
Orleans took the early lead in the 2nd inning. Firebird first baseman Kevin Sim (San Diego) hit a leadoff single, which was followed by a double hit by catcher Bennett Lee (Tulane). On left fielder Jacob Stinson’s (Nevada Reno) ground out to first, Sim was able to cross the plate.
The Firebirds would continue to score one more run in the 5th inning, while shutting out the Gatemen.
Defensively, Wareham seems to be doing almost everything right. If the offense can come alive at the plate, the team will be in business for a productive season. Until then, fans can only hope that the Gatemen work out the kinks.
The Gatemen will have an off-day tomorrow before traveling to Hyannis to take on the Harbor Hawks in a rematch of the season opener. That game will start at 6:00pm at McKeon Park in Hyannis.