July 15, 2022 7:19 pm | by Barrett Hodgson
The rivalry between the Hyannis Harbor Hawks and Wareham Gatemen continued on Friday, July 15th at Spillane Field. Wareham was annihilated 15-1 against their rival Harbor Hawks.
Hyannis blew things open early, scoring five runs in the 2nd inning. Dominic Pitelli (Miami) led things off with a single and scored on a Philip Matulia (Louisiana Tech) two-run home run. Rikku Nishida (Oregon) singled to left and advanced to second on an error on the pitcher in a failed pickoff attempt. Mitch Jebb (Michigan St.) ripped an RBI single and advanced to second on the throw into home. Jebb then scored on a Michael Sirota (Northeastern) RBI single and then stole second. Cole McConnell (Louisiana Tech) then kept the line moving with an RBI single of his own to make it 5-0.
The Gatemen tacked on a run in the bottom half of the 3rd inning. Ryan Campos (Arizona St.) reached on a leadoff walk. He advanced to second on a Hogan Windish (UNC Greensboro) walk and third on a Max Anderson (Nebraska) single. With the bases loaded Alan Roden (Creighton) hit into a fielder’s choice that ended with a throwing error. This allowed Campos to score and make it 5-1.
The Harbor Hawks tacked on two more in the top of the 4th of the inning. Nishida drew a walk and scored on a Jebb triple. Sirota then hit a sacrifice fly to score Jebb and make it 7-1.
The slaughter did not end there as the Harbor Hawks scored three more in the top half of the 6th inning. Nishida reached on an error by the second baseman and stole second base. Jebb then drew a walk and Sirota came up and blasted a three-run home run to make it 10-1.
The Harbor Hawks tacked on five more runs to push the score to 15-1. Wareham was embarrassed in this one and looks to rebound on Saturday, July 16th when they play Falmouth at Guv Fuller Field.