Floren Foils Dolphin Bats for First Win of Season

HYANNIS – Barnstable High sophomore righty Ben Floren struck out five and went the distance for his first win of the 2015 campaign as the Red Raiders avenged an early season loss to Dennis-Yarmouth, 13-7.

Dennis-Yarmouth shortstop Mike Knell awaits the throw on JR DiSarcina's steal of second base in Monday's 13-7 Red Raider win. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Dennis-Yarmouth shortstop Mike Knell awaits the throw on JR DiSarcina’s steal of second base in Monday’s 13-7 Red Raider win.
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Floren walked three and allowed nine hits, but his teammates provided him plenty of breathing room as the Dolphins staged a four-run rally in the sixth and plated two runs in the seventh but the hope of a comeback fell short.

Barnstable leftfielder Jackson Badot and designated hitter Andrew Atsalis each went 2-3 for the hosts, and all totaled banged out 12 hits to the Dolphins’ nine. Dennis-Yarmouth’s Jake Gleason went 2-3 with a stand-up RBI-triple in the seventh and came home on a Trevor Allen ground out but that was all the Dolphins could muster. Drew Cochran also had two hits for the guests.

Allen took the loss on the mound for the Dolphins and was relieved by Drew Gallant but the damage was already done as Barnstable turned in eight runs in the third inning and that was all the Red Raiders would need to seal the deal.

Barnstable’s postseason hopes remain alive on this two-game winning streak as they head to Dartmouth today for a 4:00 pm tilt. Dennis-Yarmouth fell to 10-7 with the loss and faces Falmouth today in the Cape Cod Showdown.

Mashpee Blanks Sturgis East Storm in One-Sided Affair

The Mashpee Falcons didn’t have to travel far to face the host Sturgis East baseball team Monday at Lowell Park in Cotuit, and perhaps that short trip primed their bats as the guests blanked The Storm, 16-0.

Mashpee banged out 14 hits but in the first inning hits were not what the guests used to plate a pair of runs as three walks and two hit batsmen along with three wild pitches accounted for a 2-0 lead. That minimal lead would prove all the Falcons would need for the win.

Mashpee High School's Dan Crowley watches the flight of his foul ball Monday at Lowell Park. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Mashpee High School’s Dan Crowley watches the flight of his foul ball Monday at Lowell Park.
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Mashpee catcher Jordan Pinhack went 3-3 to lead the way for the Falcon bats, but it was Nick Carpenter who went 3-4 with a double, triple and three-run homer in a seven-run fourth inning that put the dagger in The Storm’s hopes . Mike Fraser went 2-3 and Eddie Childs went 2-4 with three runs scored to help add to the Falcon hitting attack.

Pat Madden got the win in four innings of work for the Falcons and Jimmy Murphy came on in relief in the fifth to close it out. Sturgis East was held to just four hits, three allowed by Madden and one by Murphy.

Storm freshman Thomas Harris came on in relief in the first inning and went the rest of the way.

Sturgis East comes back on Wednesday against Sacred Heart. Mashpee is at Hull today at 4:00 pm in a South Shore League contest.

— Sean Walsh is the sports editor for www.capecod.com. His email is [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @coachwalshccbm

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