July 7, 2022 11:28 pm | by Samantha Santos
In one of their longest nights of the season, the Gatemen pulled out a win over the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. With a final score of 12-10, Wareham improves to 9-11-3 on the season.
The action-packed night kicked off with excitement immediately as Owen Diodati (Oregon) hit a 2-run bomb in the top of the 1st. The lead was quickly cut in half as Harbor Hawk Nolan Shanuel (Florida Atlantic) hit an RBI double in the home half of the inning. He would go on to have one more hit, steal a base and rack up two more RBI.
The second inning saw a combined 9 runs scored between both teams. Wareham’s entire line up hit in the inning, which included two walks and three base hits in total. The only inning where neither team would score was the 4th. In each subsequent inning, one of the teams would score one or two runs.
Defensively the Gatemen were not at their best. They committed 4 errors in total, but still were able to pull out the win. They were outhit 14-12, and left 9 men on base as opposed to Hyannis’ 4 stranded.
Multiple men had multi-hit nights, including Max Anderson (Nebraska), Kellum Clark (Mississippi St), Chase Davis (Arizona), and Diodati.
Each team used five pitchers, with both starters lasting less than two innings. Alex Galvan (Louisville) got the save for Wareham, and Austin Strickland (Kentucky) got the loss for the Harbor Hawks. Altogether, the Gatemen pitching staff only gave up one walk, while the Harbor Hawks walked 8 Gatemen through the night.
Tomorrow, the Gatemen continue on the road as they take on the Keetleers in Cotuit. First pitch is set for 5:00pm at Lowell Park.