THE CAPE LEAGUE: Brusa, Wrenn Clout Y-D Red Sox to Decisive Win over ‘Caps (SLIDESHOW)

BREWSTER – Pacific slugger Gio Brusa and Georgia Bulldog Stephen Wrenn collaborated on a pair of home runs last night at Stony Brook Field and paced their Y-D Red Sox to a 7-0 win versus the host Brewster Whitecaps in front of 1,309 Cape League fans.

Cotuit Kettleer left-fielder Brett Stephens lays out for a foul ball but can't get to it in last night's 7-2 loss to the Chatham Anglers. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Cotuit Kettleer left-fielder Brett Stephens lays out for a foul ball but can’t get to it in last night’s 7-2 loss to the Chatham Anglers.
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Michigan southpaw Brett Adcock evened his record at 3-3 with the victory for the Sox as he struck out four over six innings of work, walked two and scattered three hits. Cory Malcom (Arkansas-Little Rock) righty reliever was credited with the save as he went three innings, fanned four and walked none while allowing two hits. Malcom’s earned run average remains a pristine 0.00 for the season and he is 2-0. It was his first save of the campaign.

Brusa went 3-5 on the night with two RBI while Wrenn went 1-4 with his solo shot. The pair remain amidst the Cape League leaders in home runs with six and five, respectively.

Former Barnstable Post 206 American Legion shortstop Will Toffey – who helped lead Post 206 to its first state championship title in 2012 and now plays at Vanderbilt University – went 2-4 for the Sox and drove in a run. Michael Donadio (St. John’s) also went 2-4 with an RBI for Y-D.

Chatham Anglers use Second Inning to Unload on Cotuit Kettleers

COTUIT – The visiting Chatham Anglers needed just the second inning and batted around the order en route to a 7-2 win over the host Cotuit Kettleers at Elizabeth Lowell Park last night.

After a scoreless first inning, Chatham’s Aaron Barnett (Pepperdine) led off with a single and then the virtual wheels fell off for Cotuit as Luke Persico (UCLA) doubled, Nate Mondou (Wake Forest) tripled and Chatham had a 2-0 lead on the way to a 7-0 lead before the dust finally settled. Chatham scored five runs before a single batter was retired in the second inning and all totaled the Anglers collected six hits and three walks in the second.

Zach Mondou slides in safely past Cotuit third baseman Brody Weiss with a triple.

Zach Mondou slides in safely past Cotuit third baseman Brody Weiss with a triple.

Cotuit catcher Will Haynie (Alabama) — who was to be commended for his workhorse effort behind the plate throughout the night — belted a solo homer in the sixth inning to maintain his status amidst the Cape League’s leaders in round-trippers with five (5) on the season.

All totaled, Chatham had 11 hits on the night, more than half of which came in the second frame.

Will Craig (Wake Forest), Persico and Mondou each had two. UNC’s Zac Gallen went five innings for the Anglers and notched the win to up his record to 2-1 with a 2.25 earned run average.

Firebirds Let it All Out in the Ninth for Win over Harwich Mariners

HARWICH – Deadlocked in a 2-2 tie heading into the ninth inning last night at Whitehouse Field, the rock-steady Orleans Firebirds delivered a five-run punch that the hosts could not recover from as the ‘Birds went on to win 7-2.

Ronnie Dawson (Ohio State) got things rolling for Orleans to start the ninth, as the hard-hitting slugger ripped a leadoff double, then moved to third on an infield single from Daniel Pinero (Virginia). Wright State’s Sean Murphy was hit by a pitch to load the bases and then Bryan Reynolds (Vanderbilt) singled to drive in Dawson for a 3-2 lead.

That lead would prove all Orleans would need as Eder Erives (Arizona State) notched his first Cape League win in relief.

Orleans’ slugger Bobby Dalbec (Arizona) continued his torrid pace at the plate with a 3-4 night and two RBI. Dawson, Reynolds and Alex Call (Ball State) each had two hits for the ‘Birds.

Chatham's Aaron Knapp pops it up. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Chatham’s Aaron Knapp pops it up.
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Wareham’s Dyer Whiffs 10 in Relief to Pace Gatemen to Shutout over Falmouth

WAREHAM — The Wareham Gatemen received 12 hits from their tough-to-beat lineup and got a 10-strikeout relief performance from UCLA righty Grant Dyer in a 5-0 win last night at Spillane Field over the Falmouth Commodores.

Dyer turned in six innings of middle relief and walked none while collecting 10 whiffs. He allowed Falmouth’s only two hits of the night, but neither mattered much as the guests were held scoreless.

Andrew Calica (UC-Santa Barbara) and Gavin Stupienski (UNC-Wilmington) provided much of the offense for the hosts, as Calica went 3-5 with two RBI and Stupienski went 2-3 with two RBI.

Hyannis Escapes Late-Inning Scare from Visiting Bourne Braves

HYANNIS — Armed with a 7-1 lead heading into the top of the eighth inning last night at McKeon Park, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks watched that lead almost completely dissipate as the visiting Bourne Braves plated five runs to make it a 7-6 game before the Hawks’ stopped the bleeding.

Four unearned runs came flying home off of reliever Kevin Roy (Columbia) before Collin Kober (McNeese State) came in to get Hyannis out of the jam with two men on.

Austin Hays (Jacksonville) went 4-5 with two RBI including a home run for Hyannis as the two teams combined for an incredible 32 hits on the night, while ‘Hawks teammate Blake Tiberi (Louisville) hit his first home run of the summer, a solo shot. Jake Rogers (Tulane) went 3-4 for Hyannis and teammate Matt Thaiss (Virginia) also rapped out three hits on the night.

— 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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