THE CAPE LEAGUE: Orleans Has Five Hits, Four of them Home Runs

WAREHAM – Deadlocked in a 0-0 tie, Mercer’s Kyle Lewis belted his league-leading fifth home run with one man on base in the top of the fourth inning at Spillane Field and his Orleans Firebirds’ teammates went on to add another three blasts en route to a 5-0 win over Wareham.

Orleans Firebirds' outfielder Kyle Lewis (Mercer) hammered his league-leading fifth home run last night as part of Orleans' four-home run barrage over the Wareham Gatemen. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Orleans Firebirds’ outfielder Kyle Lewis (Mercer) hammered his league-leading fifth home run last night as part of Orleans’ four-home run barrage over the Wareham Gatemen.
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The Gatemen afforded Orleans just five hits on the night – four of which, incredibly, were home runs.

Joining Lewis in the Orleans’ Sunday night deep-bomb brigade were Nick Zammarelli (Elon) and Sean Murphy (Wright State) with a solo shots in the top of the fifth, followed by a solo blast from Alex Call (Ball State) in the top of the sixth.

Stetson righty Mitchell Jordan continued to dominate Cape League hitters with his league-leading fourth win on the mound (4-0) and maintained his 0.00 ERA and added to his league-best 31 strikeouts for Orleans.

Ronnie Dawson (Ohio State) had the lone other hit for the visiting Firebirds.

Jordan allowed two hits to Wareham and struck out six while walking none and allowing no runs. Chandler Blanchard (Pepperdine) and Jared Carkuff (Austin Peay) closed it out in relief and neither reliever allowed the Gatemen a hit.

UCLA’s Persico Hammers Grand Slam, Dunshee Notches another Win for Anglers

 VETERANS FIELD, CHATHAM – Wake Forest righty Parker Dunshee continued to flash effectiveness as he struck out nine Harwich Mariners while teammate Luke Persico (UCLA) belted a grand slam in the third inning that would give the Chatham Anglers all they would need to win last night at Veterans Field.

Persico went 2-3 with five RBI while teammate Zach Short (Sacred Heart) went 1-4 with two RBI and Nate Mondou (Wake Forest) and Kyle Brooks (North Florida) both added two hits apiece and had RBI to add to the Anglers’ 10-hit onslaught.

Chatham Anglers' Parker Dunshee (Wake Forest) continued to shine last night in big win. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Chatham Anglers’ Parker Dunshee (Wake Forest) continued to shine last night in big win.
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Dunshee allowed all four Harwich runs on six hits and one walk.

Brock Deatherage (NC State) went 2-4 with one RBI for the visiting Mariners.

Hyannis Harbor Hawks Tear up Basepaths with 14 hits in Cross-town win over Cotuit

McKEON PARK, HYANNIS – Errol Robinson (Ole Miss) and Kentucky’s JaVon Shelby combined for six of the Hyannis Harbor Hawks’ hits Sunday night against the Cotuit Kettleers, as the hosts kept victory at home, 11-5, at McKeon Park.

Corey Bird (Marshall), Blake Tiberi (Louisville), Jake Noll (Florida Gulf Coast) and Ben DeLuzio (Florida State) each added two hits in the Harbor Hawks’ offensive onslaught and Bird added two RBI while Robinson had three runs batted in on the night.

The bottom of the fourth inning proved the decisive one for the Harbor Hawks as they went up 6-0 with a three-run rally started off by a Shelby basehit. DeLuzio followed with a single, Colby Bortles walked to load the bases and then Bird walked in the first run to make it 4-0 before Robinson laced a two-run single to make it 6-0, Hyannis.

Cotuit plated a pair of runs in the 7th, one in the 8th and two more in the ninth but by then Hyannis had already established a sizeable, 11-0 lead.

Hyannis Harbor Hawks' slugger JaVon SHelby (Kentucky) shares a recent laught with Chatham Anglers' infielders Zach Short and  Cory Raley. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Hyannis Harbor Hawks’ slugger JaVon SHelby (Kentucky) shares a recent laught with Chatham Anglers’ infielders Zach Short and Cory Raley.
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Hyannis righty Blake Quinn (Cal State Fullerton) got the win with five innings of shutout work. He scattered three hits and walked two while striking out two.

Tim Susnera (Oregon) and Spencer Gaa (Bradley) both had two hits apiece for Cotuit in the loss.

Y-D Red Sox Blast Brewster Whitecaps with 14-hit, 10-run Barrage

STONY BROOK FIELD, BREWSTER – The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first frame at Stony Brook Field last night and never looked back on the way to a 10-2 win over their host Brewster Whitecaps.

Stephen Wrenn (Georgia) and Connor Wong (Houston) both had three hits while Ryan Noda (Cincinnati) and Gio Brusa (Pacific) both hammered home runs in the onslaught. Noda went 2-3 with four RBI on the night.

Brusa got things rolling quickly for the visiting Red Sox as he hammered a two-out, two-run bomb with Stanford’s Tommy Edman on base to make it 2-0 in the top of the first inning.

In the top of the third inning, already ahead 3-0, Noda made it 6-0 with a three-run bomb that in essence took the wind right out of Brewster’s sails.

Righty reliever Cory Malcolm (Arkansas-Little Rock) picked up the win for Y-D and went 2.1 innings while striking out three. He allowed one run on three hits.

Bourne Braves Stay in the Mix with Win over Falmouth Commodores

FULLER FIELD, FALMOUTH – The Bourne Braves pieced together a pair of two-run innings in the fifth and sixth frames last night at Elmer “Guv” Fuller Field, and took away a 4-2 win over the host Falmouth Commodores.

Indiana State southpaw Ryan Keaffaber picked up his first win of the season on the hill for Bourne, as he struck out fourm walked none and allowed one run on five hits in five innings of work. Illinois right-hander Cody Sedlock turned in four innings of relief behind Keaffaber and got the save. Sedlock struck out eight and allowed just one run on seven hits.

Vince Fernandez (California-Reiverside), Ryan Boldt (Nebraska) and Brian Serven (Arizona State) each drove in runs for the visiting Braves. Serven went 2-4 with one RBI. Mississippi State’s Jacob Robson went 3-4.

— 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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