Cape League roundup: Wareham beats Cotuit to stay unbeaten
WAREHAM – Austin Peay’s Parker Phillips doubled Wareham’s score with an eighth-inning single, and the Gatemen’s pitchers made it stand for a 4-2 victory over the Cotuit Kettleers on Thursday night at Clem Spillane Field.
Phillips drove in Andrew Vaughn (Cal. Berkeley) and Bryant Packard (East Carolina), both who reached on singles, with a two-run single in the eight, giving Wareham (3-0) a 4-1 lead.
Connor Lunn (Southern Cal.) allowed just one run over four, three-hit innings, walking one with no strikeouts. Ryan Stoudemire (Charleston Southern) allowed an RBI single to Jonathan Robertson (Creighton) in the top of the ninth, but Tyler Keysor (Miami) came on to close out the win with a infield fly.
Vaughn scored on an RBI single by Michael Admitis (Miami) and Bryson Stott (UNLV) scored on a wild pitch to give the Gatemen a 2-1 lead in the sixth.
An RBI single in the top of the sixth by Eric Jones (Davidson) got Cotuit (1-1) on the board.
Vaughn finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored for Wareham, while Zachary Biermann (Coastal Carolina) had two hits for the Kettleers.
Zane Collins (Wright St.) held the Gatemen to two hits, walking three and striking out four through the first five innings for Cotuit. Mason Feole (UConn) pitched four hitless innings, striking out six and not issuing a walk through the first four innings for Wareham.
Bourne 5, Falmouth 2: South Carolina Upstate’s Trey Van Der Weide pitched three innings of one-hit, shutout relief as the Braves built a 3-0 lead through three innings and held on for the win at Doran Park in Bourne.
Van Der Weide walked one and struck out two before Nick Morreale (Georgetown) struck out three in the eighth and Jacob Wallace (UConn) pitched a hitless ninth.
An RBI double by Anthony Prato (UConn) and an RBI single by Spencer Brickhouse (East Carolina) staked Bourne (1-1) to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Oscar Serratos (Georgia Tech) made it 3-0 with an RBI single in the third.
Falmouth (1-1) got on the board in the fifth with an RBI single by Austin Masel (Holy Cross) and a bases-loaded walk to Hayden Cantrelle (Louisiana Lafayette).
The Braves got those runs back, as Ashton Bardzell (Hartford) scored on a sixth-inning ground out by Alika Williams (Arizona St.), and Williams again platted Bardzell in the eighth, this time with a sacrifice fly.
Danny Oriente was the lone multiple hitter for Bourne, finishing 2-for-3. CJ Schaffer (Western Illinois) went 2-for-4 for the Commodores.
Hyannis 5, Harwich 3: Georgia Tech’s Colin Hall, Samford’s Taylor Garris and Rice’s Braden Comeaux each had an RBI single in a four-run fifth inning as the Harbor Hawks beat the Mariners at McKeon Park in Hyannis.
Garris scored on an error on a fielder’s choice hit by Matthew Barefoot (Campbell) for the fourth run of the fifth, as Hyannis (1-1) took a 4-2 lead in the frame.
After Andre Lipcius (Tennessee) scored an unearned run on a grounder for the Mariners in the top of the sixth, Seth Gray (Wright St.) came around to score on a fielder’s choice by Hall in the bottom of the sixth for the 5-3 final.
Tanner Morris (Virginia) broke the ice with an RBI single in the top of the first and Danny Casals (Maine Orono) gave Harwich (1-2) a 2-0 lead with an RBI double in the fifth.
Mike Mokma (Michigan State) earned the win for the Harbor Hawks, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks, striking out four through the first five innings.
Comeaux, Gray and Pedro Pages (Florida Atlantic) had two hits each for Hyannis, while Casals and Lipcius had two hits apiece for the Mariners.
Pages threw out a pair runners, including one in the ninth that helped quash a late rally by Harwich.
Orleans 5, Y-D 4: Louisville’s Logan Wyatt launched a two-run, first-inning home run, and Arizona State’s Carter Aldrete added a pair of RBIs to lead the Firebirds over the Red Sox at Eldredge Park in Orleans.
Quin Cotton (Grand Canyon) cut Orleans’ lead in half with an RBI single in the top of the third, but Aldrete doubled in two to put the Firebirds (1-1) ahead 4-1.
After Arizona’s Matthew Dyer made it 4-2 with an RBI double in the top of the fifth, Jaxx Groshans (Kansas) put Orleans up 5-2 with his second home run in as many games.
Matthew Toke (Seton Hall) reached on a fielder’s choice and scored on a wild pitch in the sixth, closing Y-D (1-1-1) within 5-3.
Micah Pries scored on a ground out in the top of the eighth to close the Red Sox within a run.
Aldrete and Justin Lavey (Louisville) and two hits each for Orleans, while Cotton and Nick Quintana (Arizona) had two each for Y-D.