July 6, 2022 7:50 pm | by Barrett Hodgson
The Orleans Firebirds traveled to Spillane Field to take on the Wareham Gatemen on Wednesday, July 6th. A pitching duel headlined this contest as we saw the Gatemen prevail in a 1-0 victory.
Wareham started Jacob Cravey (Samford) who was brilliant in his outing. Cravey threw five scoreless innings and struck four batters while walking just one. He threw 59 pitches and commanded the strike zone, throwing 40 strikes.
The Firebirds starter, Bryce Warrecker (Cal Poly) was equally as impressive throwing 4.2 innings of scoreless ball. Warrecker struck out five Gatemen and walked none in his outing. This appearance extended his scoreless streak to 14.2 innings of dominance.
The Gatemen finally scored a run in the bottom half of the 8th inning. Blake Wright (Clemson) led the inning off with a single up the middle before he advanced to second on a Deric Fabian (Florida) single. Ryan Campos (Arizona St.) then had a masterful at bat that resulted in an RBI single that scored Wright and put Wareham up 1-0.
Nikolas Mazza (Southern Mississippi) picked up the win in his .2 innings of work. He inherited two runners when he came in the game and struck out two Firebirds in a row to get out of the jam. Cameron Weston (Michigan) came in and shut the door on Orleans, striking out one and picking up a save in the process.
The Gatemen will travel to McKeon Park to take on the Hyannis Harbor Hawks on Thursday, July 6th. Wareham will look to pick up their ninth win of the season and build some momentum heading into the second half of the season.