July 23, 2021 9:12 pm | by GatemenNews
By Barrett Hodgson
The Harwich Mariners visited Spillane Field on July 23rd to take on the Wareham Gatemen. Harwhich took care of business, beating Wareham 5-2.
The Mariners struck early on in the 1st inning by plating two runs. Tatem Levins (Pittsburgh) reached base after getting hit by a pitch. Brock Wilken (Wake Forest) then drew a walk before Carter Putz (Notre Dame) singled to right. This loaded the bases up for Josh Hood (Pennsylvania). Levins scored on a wild pitch during Hood’s at bat. Hood then reached on an RBI infield single that scored Wilken, giving the visitors a 2-0 lead.
The Harwich starter Spencer Giesting (UNC Charlotte) was dominant. Giesting went four innings of no run ball to put the Mariners in a good spot. He walked just one while striking out six in his performance.
Wareham finally got on the board in the bottom of the 5th inning. Cade Fergus (George Washington) started the inning off with a double down the left field line. Jim Jarvis (Alabama) stepped in and laid down a beautiful bunt single to put runners on the corners with no outs. Tommy Troy (Stanford) grounded into an RBI fielder’s choice that scored Fergus. This cut the Harwich lead in half making it 2-1.
The Gatemen tied the game up in the Bottom of the 7th. Jimmy Crooks (Arkansas) singled to put Wareham in business. Crooks took 2nd base on a wild pitch with Kamren James (Mississippi State) stepping in. James roped a base hit to put runners on the corners for the Gatemen. Kellum Clark (Mississippi State) laced the game tying RBI single to right to make it 2-2.
Harwich retook the lead during the top of the 7th. Pres Cavenaugh (UNC Greensboro) reached on a bloop single. Wilken then stepped in and roped a double to put runners on 2nd and 3rd. Putz then stepped up and drew a walk to load the bases. A pass ball allowed Cavenaugh to score and give Harwich a 3-2 lead.
The Mariners blew things open in the 8th scoring two runs. Dylan Phillips (Kansas State) led off the inning with a solo home run that snuck over the right field fence. Jordan Beck (Tennessee) stepped in and roped a triple to the right center gap. The number eight hitter Zack Prajzner (Notre Dame) knocked in Beck with a base hit making it 5-2.
The Gatemen will look to get back into the win column on Saturday July 24th when they visit Eldredge Park to take on the Orleans Firebirds.