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Gatemen look for first win in series against Harbor Hawks

Aidan Major (West Virginia) pitches during Wareham’s 7-2 win over the Cotuit Kettleers, June 24, 2023 at Spillane Field in Wareham. Photo by Maddy Djuric.

After a tough loss in a game shortened due to fog Saturday night, the Gatemen will get back to work on Sunday night when they face the Hyannis Harbor Hawks at Spillane Field. 

Wareham and Hyannis have flip-flopped in the West Division standings throughout the summer. The Gatemen sit in fourth with a record of 10-12-2 just behind the Harbor Hawks in third at 11-11-1. 

Fog has only shortened one other game for the Gatemen so far this season, and that matchup was against none other than the Harbor Hawks.

In their only matchup at McKeon Park, Hyannis tied it up in a controversial ending that had fans, players and coaches alike scratching their heads. The Harbor Hawks popped the ball up into centerfield and, when the Gatemen were unable to make a play, tied it up 2-2. The tie came just in the nick of time before the game was called due to safety concerns from fog. 

Typically, the home field advantage has run strong for Wareham, but two of their three losses at Spillane have been dealt to them by the Harbor Hawks. In their first meeting, Hyannis ran away with the game in the end, winning by six runs. The second time around, however, was a closer game with a final score of 4-3.

Aidan Major (West Virginia) will make his third start of the season for the Gatemen. In his first outing on June 24 against the Cotuit Kettleers, Major pitched a gem and stifled the league leaders from getting hot. The Mountaineer threw for 4.2 innings of work and kept the Kettleers at bay for four scoreless innings before giving up two runs on two hits in the fifth. His second start was a bit shaky, allowing three earned runs on four hits through three innings. Major holds a 5.87 ERA going into tonight’s matchup against the Harbor Hawks and looks to help the Gatemen get their first win in the series. 

Tune in to the Gatemen Baseball Network on YouTube to catch all the action with pregame coverage beginning at 5:40 before the 6 p.m. first pitch.