July 31, 2022 10:27 pm | by Samantha Santos
In the last matchup between the Gatemen and the Kettleers tonight, the action ebbed and flowed throughout the evening.
It began when Cotuit scored the only run of the 1st inning. Former Gatemen Tommy Troy (Stanford) hit a one-out single to be the Kets first base runner of the afternoon. After another single and a stolen base, Troy was 90 feet away from taking the lead. Carter Trice (NC St) would hit a single of his own to drive in Troy and pick up an RBI.
Both teams would bring two across in the 2nd. Deric Fabian (Florida) walked to get on, and Carter Graham (Stanford) slammed a two-run shot to take the lead for the Gatemen.
Cotuit would have something to say, and tallied two more runs to take the lead back through three base hits and a 6-4-3 double play to bring across the first run. Troy struck again with a two-out double that advanced CJ Kayfus (Miami) after his single during the previous at bat. Both runners would advance on a wild pitch, and Kayfus would score, taking Cotuit to a 3-2 lead over the Gatemen.
No more runs would score for the next four innings, but that didn’t stop the action. Batters were making good contact and getting on base. Wareham pitching impressively put up multiple 1-2-3 innings. In the top of the 5th, Wareham would leave the bases loaded and strand multiple runners despite playing well.
Wareham’s Max Anderson (Nebraska) tied up the ballgame in the 7th after his leadoff single to start the inning, being batted in by Owen Diodati (Oregon).
Things didn’t stay that way for long as Jacob Whittington (Wilson College) gave up a solo shot to Kettleer Calvin Harris (Mississippi), bringing the score to 4-3.
That’d be the final score of the night, and the Gatemen picked up their 22nd loss of the season. This is the sixth time this summer that Wareham has lost by one run.
In the last home game of the season, Falmouth will travel to Spillane tomorrow night. First pitch is set for 6:00pm.