July 1, 2022 8:04 pm | by Barrett Hodgson
The Hyannis Harbor Hawks visited Spillane Field on Friday night to take on the Wareham Gatemen in a divisional battle. The Gatemen fell once again, this time losing 6-1 to Hyannis.
Hyannis scored first, plating one run in the top half of the 3rd inning. Rikuu Nishida (Oregon) drew a one out walk and advanced to second on a ground out. Justin Janas (Illinois) delivered a two out RBI single to right that scored Nishida and put the Harbor Hawks up 1-0.
The Harbor Hawks tacked on another run in the 5th. Nishida reached on a leadoff single and stole second base to get into scoring position. A failed bunt attempt moved Nishida to third and Janas drove him in again, this time on a sacrifice fly to go up 2-0.
Hyannis blew things open in the top of the 6th pushing three more runs across. Nolan Schanuel (FAU) led the inning off with a gap shot double. Christain Moore (Tennessee) drew a walk to put runners on first and second. A bunt attempt by Rocco Peppi (Cal St. Long Beach) resulted in a fielder’s choice that left Moore and Peppi on first and second with one out. Another walk to Philip Matulia (Louisiana Tech) left the bases loaded for Hyannis. Dominic Pitelli (Miami) laced a two RBI single that scored Moore and Peppi and left runners on second and third. Nishida stepped in and grounded into an RBI fielder’s choice giving Hyannis a 5-0 lead.
In the top of the 8th the Harbor Hawks added another run to go up 6-0. Nishida reached on an infield single, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Jacob Campbell (Illinois) ripped an RBI single up the middle to score him and get a six-run lead.
The Gatemen finally got on the board in the bottom half of the 8th inning. Deric Fabian (Florida) reached on a walk but ended up out at second on a fielder’s choice by Ryan Campos (Arizona St.). Campos, taking over at first, ended up scoring on an RBI double by Hogan Windish (UNC Greensboro) cutting the deficit to 6-1.
The Gatemen will look to end their three-game losing streak on Saturday night when they travel to Red Wilson Field to take on the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox.