THE CAPE LEAGUE: Bourne Edges Y-D, Cotuit Bounces Back for Win (SLIDESHOW)

SOUTH YARMOUTH — The Bourne Braves used good old-fashioned discipline at the plate and walked in the game-winning run in the 10th inning Tuesday night and ultimately edged the host Y-D Red Sox, 5-3, in front of a considerable crowd at Merrill “Red” Wilson Field.

Down 3-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, though, the Sox made a real game of it when they bounced back with a pair of runs to tie it at 3-3 before

Bourne Braves' Reid Humphreys (Mississippi State) drove in a key run in his team's 5-3 win last night at Red Wilson Field. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Bourne Braves’ Reid Humphreys (Mississippi State) drove in a key run in his team’s 5-3 win last night at Red Wilson Field.
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Bourne picked up two runs on bases-loade walks in the top of the 10th and then closed out the win with Austin Conway (Indiana State) getting the save and reliever Jake DeCarli (Long Island) getting the victory.

Y-D’s Tommy Edman (Stanford) drove in a pair of runs in the 7th inning to tie the game at 3-3 and he was the sole Red Sox hitter with multiple hits as he went 2-5 on the night with two RBI.

With Bourne holding onto a 2-1 lead heading into the top of the seventh inning, Braves right-fielder Jacob Robson gave his team a critical insurance run by belting his first home run of the season – a solo shot – that made it 3-1. Robson went 2-3 with one RBI and was the lone Brave to pick up multiple hits on the night.

Cotuit Stages Comeback, Rolls to Key Win over Falmouth Commodores

Down 1-0 through four complete innings, the host Cotuit Kettleers plated one run to tie it in the bottom of the fifth on a Will Haynie (Alabama) fielder’s choice and then in the sixth the Kettleers erupted for four runs and a 5-1 lead.

Michael Cantu (Texas-Austin) led off the fifth with a double, Cole Fabio (Bryant) singled and then Spencer Gaa (Bradley) drove in pinch-runner Saige Jenco (Virginia Tech) to get the rally going with a 2-1 lead. Vanderbilt’s Jeren Kendall followed with a double to drive in Fabio for a 3-1 lead and Falmouth starter Austin Tribby (Missouri-Columbia) got the hook.

Cotuit's Brett Stephens (Cal) races toward third base in last night's 6-1 win over Falmouth. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Cotuit’s Brett Stephens (Cal) races toward third base in last night’s 6-1 win over Falmouth.
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Relief didn’t help the Commodores as Haynie singled in Gaa and Kendall for a 5-1 lead. Haynie went 2-4 on the night with three RBI while Gaa, Kendall and Branden Berry (Cal-State Northridge) each added two hits.

Baylor’s Nick Lewis got the win in relief with four solid innings and three strikeouts. He allowed no hits.

Arizona’s JJ Matijevic and Texas-Christian’s Evan Skoug both had two hits for the visiting Commodores.

Harbor Hawks Hold On for Big Win over Chatham Anglers

Texas A&M’s Ryne Birk drove in the eventual game-winning run in the fourth inning with his only hit of the night as the Hyannis Harbor Hawks held on for a 4-3 win over the host Chatham Anglers at Veterans Field last night, 4-3.

Virginia’s Matt Thaiss singled to start things off in the fourth frame for Hyannis, then stole second and came rambling home on Birk’s basehit for a 4-1 lead.

Chatham did not relent, however, and came back with single runs in the fifth and sixth frames before Aaron Civale (Northeastern) came in to close out the 8th and 9th frames with five strikeouts.

Austin Hays (Jacksonville) went 2-4 with two RBI and Jake Noll (Florida Gulf Coast) went 3-3 with one RBI to pace the Hyannis lineup.

Blake Quinn (Cal State Fullerton) notched the victory for Hyannis with five solid innings and four strikeouts.

Cotuit's Will Haynie ('Bama) came through once again for the host Kettleers. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Cotuit’s Will Haynie (‘Bama) came through once again for the host Kettleers.
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Knizer Homer Ties it up in 9th, Forces Wareham Tie with Harwich in 12 Innings

The visiting Wareham Gatemen got a huge boost from NC State’s Aaron Knizer when the catcher hammered a 2-1 offering out of the park to force a 4-4 deadlock that lasted through 12 innings and a tie with the host Harwich Mariners at Whitehouse Field last night.

Mark Karaviotis (Oregon), Andrew Calica (UC-Santa Barbara) and Connor Beck (Texas-Christian) each added two hits for the Gatemen while Karaviotis went 2-3 with one RBI on the night.

Georgia Tech’s Connor Justus and Matt Gonzalez and North Carolina’s Adam Pate each had two hits for the Mariners.

Dalbec Homer Not Enough as Orleans Firebirds Tie with Brewster Whitecaps

Arizona slugger Bobby Dalbec crushed a first-inning, three-run homer to stake the Orleans Firebirds to a quick, 3-0 lead last night at a crowded Eldredge Park, but it the visiting Brewster Whitecaps would not go down quietly and the game ended in a 6-6 tie after 12 frames.

Orleans enjoyed a 6-1 lead after seven complete innings, but in the 8th inning the ‘Caps stormed back with a four-run rally off of Firebirds’ reliever Sean Watkins (Loyola Marymount).

The guests then tied the game at 6-6 with a two-out RBI-single from JC Escarra (Florida International).

Y=D's Cole Billingsley (S. Alabama) takes off running in last night's loss to the Bourne Braves. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Y=D’s Cole Billingsley (S. Alabama) takes off running in last night’s loss to the Bourne Braves.
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Orleans’ starter Mitchell Jordan (Stetson) allowed one run on one hit and struck out five in five innings of work. He got the no-decision. Brewster’s Jordan Sheffield (Vanderbilt) lasted just three innings and gave up five runs on two hits with six walks. He also struck out five batters and got no decision.

Brewster’s Nick Senzel (Tennessee) led all hitters with a 3-6, one RBI performance at the plate and Escarra went 2-5 with three 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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— 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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