June 12, 2023 1:12 pm | by Joanna Dwyer
Wareham hits the road again for a Monday evening matchup against the Cotuit Kettleers at Lowell Park. Cotuit had the second best record in the Western Division in 2022 at 23-16-5 and won the four of the six games they played against the Gatemen.
The Gatemen look to overcome their loss to the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the home opener Sunday night, and get back to their first-game form. Manager Ryan Smyth shared his advice for the team after the loss.
“We’ve got another one tomorrow,” Smyth said. “I’d say sleep on it, it’s over with.”
A big focus for the team will be trying to prevent opponents from having any big offensive innings; the Gatemen gave up 10 and 11 runs in their first two games, respectively.
Now that the next game has arrived, the Gatemen look to Mark Manfredi (Dayton) to start the game off on the bump. The southpaw collected a 3-4 record while making 15 starts with the Flyers in his senior season. Manfredi threw a team high 79.1 innings and struck out 96 batters in the process.
The first pitch of the game is set for 5 p.m. and fans can tune into the “Gatemen Gamecast” broadcast on the Wareham Gatemen YouTube to catch all the action, starting with pregame coverage at 4:45 p.m.