July 13, 2022 7:37 pm | by Barrett Hodgson
The Cotuit Kettleers traveled to Spillane Field on Wednesday night to take on their division rivals in the Wareham Gatemen. The division leading Kettleers walked away with a 5-4 win over the fourth place Gatemen.
Cotuit got on the board early, putting up two runs in the 2nd inning. Calvin Harris (Mississippi) singled and advanced to second on an Eddie Park (Stanford) walk. Colby Wilkerson (UNC) delivered an RBI single and put runners on first and second. Caleb Lomavita (California) singled to load the bases before Tommy Troy (Stanford) took a bases loaded walk to put the Kettleers up 2-0.
The Kettleers doubled their lead in the top half of the 5th inning. CJ Kayfus (Miami) roped a double off the right field wall and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Tyler Johnson (Coastal Carolina) roped an RBI double that scored Kayfus. Johnson then advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch making it 4-0
Wareham finally got on the board in the bottom of the 6th innings. Owen Diodati (Oregon) and Kellum Clark (Mississippi St.) led the inning off with back-to-back singles. They then advanced to second and third on a sac bunt that actually ended up scoring Diodati on a throwing error by the second baseman on the throwback to the pitcher. Clark then advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a Jack Housinger (Xavier) RBI sacrifice fly to make it 4-2.
Cotuit tacked on another in the top half of the 7th inning. Carter Trice (NC State) ripped a leadoff double and then crossed home on another Johnson RBI double to make it 5-2.
The Gatemen showed some serious fight in the bottom of the 8th inning scoring two runs. Diodati reached on an error and advanced to second on interference on the first baseman, Clark then stepped in and drew a walk. Alan Roden (Creighton) then stepped in and was hit by a pitch to load the bases up. Housinger grounded into an RBI fielder’s choice that scored Diodati. Bryan Padilla (UConn) then stepped in and did the same exact thing to pick up an RBI and score Clark to make it 5-4.
Wareham was unable to tie things up in the 9th and fell to 11-13-4 on the season. The Gatemen will be back in action on Thursday night to take on Harwich at Whitehouse Field.