THE CAPE LEAGUE: Dalbec Hammers Pair of Homers, Orleans Edges Y-D Red Sox

ORLEANS – Cape Cod Baseball League leading home run hitter Bobby Dalbec (Arizona) hammered a pair of home runs and had three RBI last night to pace the East Division-leading Orleans Firebirds to a 5-4 win over the visiting Y-D Red Sox.

Ohio State's Ronnie Dawson came through once again for the Orleans Firebirds in their win over the Y-D Red Sox last night at Eldredge Park. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Ohio State’s Ronnie Dawson came through once again for the Orleans Firebirds in their win over the Y-D Red Sox last night at Eldredge Park.
Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Teammates Brian Reynolds (Vanderbilt) added a 3-4 performance from the leadoff spot and Kyle Lewis (Mercer) went 2-4 as big parts of the Orleans’ nine-hit attack.

Virginia Tech southpaw Kit Scheetz got the win in relief for Orleans as he tossed a perfect ninth frame.

It was Orleans Firebird Ronnie Dawson (Ohio State), though, who gave the ‘Birds what they needed to win it in the ninth inning.

Tres Barrera (Miami) drew a one-out walk and Justin Jones pinch ran for him before Dawson drove in Jones for the game-winner with a single.

Stanford’s Tommy Edman went 2-4 for the Red Sox with two RBI.

Cotuit Kettleers Battle Back Against Wareham Gatemen

COTUIT — Vanderbilt’s Jeren Kendall crushed a two-run triple in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the Wareham Gatemen at 3-3 and then Tim Susnara (Oregon) singled in the sixth to give the host Cotuit Kettleers what they needed to win last night at Lowell Park.

The final score was 5-3 after Cotuit plated an 8th inning insurance run on a Jackson Klein (Stanford) single.

Dartmouth’s Duncan Robinson got the win in relief for Cotuit after 2.2 innings of work. He allowed one hit, walked one and struck out one.

UC-Santa Barbara’s Andrew Calica went 2-4 with two RBI for the visiting Gatemen.

Tickets on Sale for Friendly’s Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game this Saturday in Wareham

Fans can pre-purchase tickets for the Friendly’s Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game at $5.00 each by sending check or money order to: 449 Braggs Lane, Barnstable, MA 02630.

Here’s a breakdown of the day’s events at Clem Spillane Field in Wareham (Route 6 West).

Game day Schedule & Activities:
8:00-12:00 – Spillane Field opens for staff
11:00-12:30 – Team merchandise set-up
2:00 – Gates Open to Public
2:00 – 2:40 – East Batting Practice/Autograph Sessions Begin (See Below)
2:45 – 3:25 – West Batting Practice
3:25 – 3:40/Field Breakdown / Prep
3:40 – 4:10 – East Infield / Outfield Warm up
4:15 – 4:45 – West Infield / Outfield Warm up
4:45 – 4:55 – Field Prep
5:00 – 5:30 – Home Run Hitting Contest
5:30 – 5:40 – Field prep
5:40 – 5:45 – Pre-Game Ceremony
5:45 – 5:52 – Player Introductions
5:52 – 5:55 – National Anthem
5:55 – 5:57 – First Pitch Ceremony
6:00 – 6:05 – Players Take Field/Pitcher warms up
6:05 – 53rd Cape League All-Star game Start
Autograph Sessions:
2:40 – 3:20 – East and West Pitchers
3:25 – 4:05- West Position Players
4:10 – 4:50 – East Position Players

— 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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