Haynie Hammers Two Bombs, Cotuit Turns It Up with Three Clouts over Y-D

COTUIT – On the heels of snapping a seven-game skid, the Cotuit Kettleers hammered out 13 hits last night at Lowell Park with Alabama Crimson Tide catcher Will Haynie belting a pair of home runs and driving in six runs as the hosts rolled over the Y-D Red Sox, 11-1.

Cotuit's Will Haynie (Alabama) was the man of the hour last night with a pair of homers. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Cotuit’s Will Haynie (Alabama) was the man of the hour last night with a pair of homers.
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South Carolina’s Gene Cone added a home run to the mix and went 2-2 for the night with two RBI while three more Kettleers each added a pair of hits apiece, including Branden Berry (Washington), Jackson Klein (Stanford) and Kort Peterson (UCLA). Klein went 2-5 with two RBI and is hitting at a torrid .382 clip since being inserted in the lineup.

Down 1-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, Peterson led off with a single, stole second and headed to third on an error before coming home to tie it at 1-1 on a sacrifice fly by Klein. With two outs and nobody on, Berry singled, and then Cone – who was pinch-hitting for Matt Albanese (Bryant) – followed with a basehit to put two men on. Michael Paez (Coastal Carolina) followed with a walk to load the bases before Haynie crushed a grand slam on a 1-2 pitch that would prove to be the gamewinner. Cotuit had a 5-1 lead and then settled down for an inning before erupting once again.

Ahead 5-1 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, Berry led off with a single and then Cone put on his hitting shoes once again as he belted his first home run of the season for a 7-1, Kettleer lead. Paez walked and then Haynie stepped in to hammer a two-run blast and a 9-1 Cotuit lead.

Brody Weiss (Riverside CC) followed with a single and Cole Fabio (Bryant) doubled to make it 10-1. Fabio came home on a Klein basehit for the 11-1 lead and son-to-be finale.

Matthew Milburn (Wofford) got the win in relief for Cotuit after he turned in four scoreless innings and struck out six. He allowed just two hits.

Y-D’s Tommy Edman (Stanford) went 3-4 on the night but the Red Sox could only muster three more hits in the loss.

Tatum and Civale Combine Mound Efforts to Blank Brewster Whitecaps

Vance Tatum (Mississippi State) struck out five in five innings and Northeastern’s Aaron Civale fanned five in four innings of relief for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks last night, but neither allowed a run as the hosts blanked the Brewster Whitecaps, 1-0 at McKeon Park.

Deadlocked in a 0-0 pitchers’ duel – Brewster’s Alex Schick turned in six innings of two-hit shutout work on the mound – the Harbor Hawks walked off with the 1-0 win as Nick Pappas (College of Charleston) rapped a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and Austin Hays (Jacksonville) scored the game-winning run.

It was the second ninth-inning walk-off win in a week for the first place Harbor Hawks.

Alonso, Duzenack Drive Braves in 12-3 Rout of Commodores

In a 27-hit slugfest last night at Elmer “Guv” Fuller Field in downtown Falmouth, the Bourne Braves capitalized on a multitude of opportunities en route to a 12-3 win over the host Falmouth Commodores.

The Braves hammered out 15 hits with first baseman Peter Alonso (Florida) and second baseman Cam Duzenack (Dallas Baptist) each turning in three-hit performances. Duzenack, Ryan Boldt (Nebraska) and Jacob Robson (Mississippi State) each added a pair of RBI and Nick Solak (Lousiville) went 2-3 with one RBI in the Braves’ offensive outburst.

Bourne plated single runs in the first, second and third innings and then erupted for a four-run rally in the fourth frame that began with a Robson two-run double to make it 5-0, followed by a Solak RBI-single and then a fielder’s choice from Boldt that drove in Robson for a 7-0 lead.

Falmouth came back in the eighth inning with three runs but in the top of the ninth inning Bourne simply piled on with a five-run outburst that Falmouth could not recover from.

Western Michigan southpaw Keegan Akin notched the win for Bourne after five shutout innings. He scattered five hits and struck out four while walking just one.

Orleans Firebird Austin Miller went 3-5 with two RBI last night. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Orleans Firebird Austin Miller went 3-5 with two RBI last night.
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Firebirds Rake but Score Only Eight in 16-hit barrage over Harwich Mariners

Five Orleans Firebirds banged out two or more hits last night at Whitehouse Field but Orleans plated only eight runs in an 8-5 win that maintained the visitors’ grip on first place in the Cape League’s East Division.

Austin Miller (Loyola Marymount) went 3-5 with two RBI from the leadoff spot, Mercer’s Kyle Lewis went 2-4 with two RBI, Tres Barrera (Texas) went 2-4, TJ Nichting (UNC-Charlotte) went 3-5 with one RBI and Reggie Southall (USC) went 2-3 with one RBI in the 16-hit onslaught.

Down 1-0 heading into the fourth inning, Orleans turned it up with five runs with Lewis driving in the fifth and final run of the inning as Miller scored to make it 5-1.

Harwich did make a comeback with a three-run seventh inning but by that time Orleans had already tacked on another three runs to give its pitching staff enough to close it out.

Stetson righty Mitchell Jordan went six innings for Orleans and garnered the win as he struck out eight, allowed one run (unearned), walked one and gave up two hits.

Harwich designated hitter Preston Palmeiro (NC State) belted a three-run homer in the seventh for the hosts and added another RBI but it was not enough to bridge the gap.

Chatham Anglers Beat Wareham Gatemen on the Road

Hits were flying at Clem Spillane Field last night, but the Chatham Anglers put up the most runs in a 9-2 tilt over the host Wareham Gatemen.

Trenton Brooks (Nevada-Reno), Aaron Knapp (Cal-Berkeley), Kyle Adams (Richmond) and Cory Raley (Texas Tech) each pounded out two hits with Knapp and Will Craig (Wake Forest) adding two RBI apiece for the Anglers.

Wareham Catcher Jarrett Rindfleisch (Ball State) belted a solo home run in the fifth inning and went 3-4 on the night as the Gatemen nearly matched their guests with 11 hits on the night.

Kramer Robertson (LSU) and John Sternagel (Florida) both had a pair of hits for Wareham as well.

Chatham’s Jesse Adams (Boston College) got the victory with a five-inning output. He allowed one run on seven hits and struck out five.

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

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