Cape League Baseball: Chatham Anglers Put Dent in Orleans’ Hot Streak

CHATHAM – Sacred Heart University’s Zack Short laced a sixth-inning RBI-double last night at Veterans Field in what would prove to be the game-winning hit as the host Chatham Anglers downed the first place Orleans Firebirds, 4-2.

Chatham Anglers' Zack Short (Sacred Heart) went 2-2 last night and drove in the winning run over the Orleans Firebirds. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Chatham Anglers’ Zack Short (Sacred Heart) went 2-2 last night and drove in the winning run over the Orleans Firebirds.
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Short, the Anglers’ shortstop, went 2-2 on the day and drove in one run and Zac Gallen (UNC) notched the win on the mound after six solid innings of work as the right-hander struck out eight, walked two and allowed no runs on two hits.

Ahead 2-0 for most of the affair, Chatham tacked on another two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on Short’s double and a Trenton Brooks’ (Nevado-Reno) RBI-basehit  that made it 4-0.

Orleans came back in the top of the eighth inning with two runs on a Carmen Benedetti two-run double but the Michigan slugger’s key hit was all Orleans could put across. Brooks went 2-3 with one RBI for Chatham.

Wareham’s Calica Brings Out the Hammer, Gatemen Too Much for Bourne Braves

University of California at Santa Barbara’s Andrew Calica continued his red-hitting pace last night with a 4-5, four-RBI performance at the plate to pace the Wareham Gatemen past the Bourne Braves, 7-4.

Maryland’s Nick Cieri was no slouch in the batter’s box either as the designated hitter added a 3-5, two-RBI night to augment the damage caused by Calica’s torrid swinging.

University of Albany righty Stephen Woods Jr. turned in 1.2 innings of middle relief and ended up with the victory on the mound for Wareham, as he struck out two and allowed three runs on two hits and a walk.

Max McDowell (UConn) belted his first home run of the summer – a solo shot in the fifth — for the Bourne Braves, as the catcher went 2-4 with one RBI. McDowell’s blast put the Braves on the scoreboard but it was not enough.

Alabama Crimson Tide's Nick Eicholtz was superlative in middle relief last night for the Cotuit Kettleers. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Alabama Crimson Tide’s Nick Eicholtz was superlative in middle relief last night for the Cotuit Kettleers.
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Cotuit Breaks Out Lumber at Fuller Field to Defeat Host Commodores

The Cotuit Kettleers may just be hitting their midseason stride right now as the Fuller Field guests erupted for a five-run rally in the sixth inning last night to defeat the host Falmouth Commodores.

A Matt Albanese (Bryant) two-run double opened things up after the Kettleers went ahead 2-1 in the sixth and then teammate Brody Weiss (Riverside CC) followed with an RBI-double of his own to make it 5-1. Spencer Gaa (Bradley) drove in Weiss with a single to put the score at 6-1, Cotuit.

The Kettleers tacked on another pair of runs in the top of the ninth to ensure the win.

Georgia Tech southpaw Jonathan King got the win for Cotuit with five innings of one-run pitching. King struck out six and scattered four hits.

Hudson Slams Door on Y-D for Save, Tiberi Drives in Four for Hyannis

The West Division-leading Hyannis Harbor Hawks jumped out to an early, 2-0, first-inning lead and never looked back last night at McKeon Park, en route to a 6-2 win over the Y-D Red Sox.

Ivy Leaguer Kevin Roy (Columbia) got the win with one inning of middle relief while Harbor Hawks’ closer Dakota Hudson (Mississippi State) threw 3.1 innings of relief for the save. Hudson struck out three and walked just one.

Hyannis closer Dakota Hudson showed his stuff once again for the Harbor Hawks last night. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Hyannis closer Dakota Hudson showed his stuff once again for the Harbor Hawks last night.
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Harbor Hawks’ hot corner man Blake Tiberi (Louisville) went 2-4 on the night with four RBI including a key two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning to ice the victory.

South Alabama’s Cole Billingsley – Y-D’s leadoff man – went 3-5 with one RBI and Gio Brusa (Pacific) belted his first Cape League homer while going 1-3 on the night with one RBI.

— Sean Walsh is the sports editor for www.capecod.com. His email is seanwalsh@ccb-media.com. Follow him on Twitter @coachwalshccbm



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