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Gatemen Powered by Three Solo Home Runs, Tie Red Sox 3-3

By Jack Sadighian


Justin Williams (Penn State) homered twice, and Owen Diodati (Alabama) added in a solo shot as Gatemen tied the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox 3-3 on Wednesday night.

Wareham moves to 3-4-2 (3rd in West) while Yarmouth-Dennis goes to 4-2-4 (1st in East). 

Wareham threw four different pitchers. Matt Svanson (Lehigh) highlighted the group with five scoreless innings, giving up four hits and a walk with four strikeout. Svanson increased his scoreless streak to nine innings on the Cape League season.

Williams first home run came on a towering blast to left field. The solo shot gave Wareham a 1-0 lead in the fifth. The Red Sox cashed in on two walks in the sixth to take a 2-1 lead.

Trailing 2-1 in the seventh, Diodati muscled a home run over the right field fence to tie the game. Diodati leads the Cape League with four home runs on the season. He sits in second with 10 RBI.

The very next batter, Williams homered to left center to give the Gatemen a 3-2 lead. Williams’ two home runs were his first of the season.

After a leadoff double by Nathan Baez (Arizona State) in the eighth, Tanner Smith (Oregon) hit a deep fly ball to center to score the tying run on a sacrifice fly.

Jonathan Brand (Miami Ohio) left a runner stranded on first base in the final frame to close out the tie. Brand finished with four strikeouts over two innings, allowing one hit and a run.

The Gatemen will enjoy a day off before returning home to take on the Hyannis Harbor Hawks on Friday night.



Wareham: 3 Runs, 8 Hits, 1 Error

Yarmouth-Dennis: 3 Runs, 6 Hits, 1 Error