Haynie Hammers Home Run for Kettleers, Cotuit Blanks Commodores

FALMOUTH – Bryant University’s Matt Albanese gave the Cotuit Kettleers’ pitching staff all the run support it would need Friday night with a first-inning RBI-double and Alabama Crimson Tide catcher Will Haynie belted his first Cape League home run as Cotuit crept into a first-place tie in the West Division with cross-town rival Hyannis.

Bradley University’s Spencer Gaa was hit by a Sean Gustin (Holy Cross) pitch in the first inning and then promptly stole second base before Albanese brought him home with a double for

Cotuit Kettleer first baseman Matt Dacey (Richmond) went 1-4 last night in a 3-0 win over Falmouth. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Cotuit Kettleer first baseman Matt Dacey (Richmond) went 1-4 last night in a 3-0 win over Falmouth.
Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

a 1-0 lead. Albanese went 2-4 with one RBI for the visiting Kettleers, now 3-1.

Duke southpaw Mitch Stallings notched the win for Cotuit in 2.2 innings of middle relief. He walked two and struck out none. Gustin took the loss as he allowed two runs in two innings of work and Falmouth used five pitchers in all to try and solve the Cotuit bats at Elmer “Guv” Fuller Field in downtown Falmouth.

Chatham Anglers and Brewster Whitecaps Postponed Due to Fog

The Brewster Whitecaps were visiting Veterans Field in Chatham last night but the game was postponed due to fog and will be rescheduled. It is not an uncommon occurrence at the home of the Anglers.

Orleans Pours on the Hits in Rout of Y-D Red Sox, Belt Three Home Runs

The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox (0-4) were left struggling for answers last night at Merrill “Red” Wilson Field in South Yarmouth as the visiting Orleans Firebirds (3-1) handed the defending Cape League champions their fourth straight loss to open the season in a 12-3 rout.

The Firebirds hammered out 15 hits in the one-sided affair with five Orleans’ players collecting multiple hits. Orleans rightfielder Kyle Lewis (Mercer) went 3-5 with one RBI to lead that attack, while Ronnie Dawson (Ohio State) went 2-4 with three RBI and Bobby Dalbec (Arizona) went 2-5 with four RBI. All three Firebirds – Lewis, Dalbec and Dawson — belted home runs in the effort.

Kyle Serrano (Tennessee) notched the win on the mound for Orleans with five innings of work. He struck out three and walked one while scattering three hits for two runs allowed.

Hyannis Harbor Hawks Hold Harwich Mariners at Bay

UConn's Bobby Melley, a Centerville native and BC High alum, was named the 2014 New England Collegiate Player of the Year last spring.  Photo by Stephen Slade/courtesy of UConn Athletics

UConn’s Bobby Melley, a Centerville native and BC High alum, was named the 2014 New England Collegiate Player of the Year last spring.
Photo by Stephen Slade/courtesy of UConn Athletics

With Centerville’s Bobby Melley back at first base for Hyannis for a second season, the Harbor Hawks downed the visiting Harwich Mariners, 3-1 at McKeon Park last night to maintain their position atop the West Division standings.

Ole Miss shortstop Errol Robinson continued his torrid first-week hitting streak for Hyannis with a 3-4 night at the plate and counterpart second baseman JaVon Shelby (Kentucky) did just the same with a 2-4 performance and one RBI.

Both teams were deadlocked in a 1-1 tie after four innings when Robinson belted a two-out double and Shelby drove him in for what would prove to be the game-winning hit in the bottom of the sixth inning. Melley, who plays first base and is heading into his senior year at UConn, went 1-4 with one RBI for his hometown Harbor Hawks. For many years, Melley was the bat boy for the Harbor Hawks and in 2014 he was the Northeast Collegiate Player of the Year.

Marc Skinner (Troy State) got the win on the mound for Hyannis in two innings of middle relief. He struck out one and walked one while allowing two hits.

Sowers Does it Again for Wareham Gatemen in Win over Bourne Braves

Indiana’s Logan Sowers hammered a sixth inning double in the midst of a three-run rally for the host Wareham Gatemen (3-1) at Spillane Field last night en route to a 4-2 win over the winless Bourne Braves (0-4).

With his Gatemen down 2-0, David MacKinnon (Hartford) started the sixth-inning rally for Wareham with a leadoff single then advanced to second on a botched pickoff attempt. Jamison Jabs (Franklin Pierce) then drove him in with a basehit to make it 2-1 and Jabs promptly stole second base on another pickoff attempt at first.

Sowers then tied the game with a double to right. Knotted at 2-2, Sowers went to third base on an error by relief pitcher Cody Sedlock (Illinois) that put Weston Wilson on first and Sowers came rambling home on a passed ball for the 3-2 lead. Wareham tacked on another run in the bottom of the eighth on a bases loaded walk.

— 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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