(VIDEO) THE CAPE LEAGUE: Cotuit Kettleers Score Pair in 9th for Win over Bourne Braves

Cotuit Kettleer Matt Albanese (Bryant) was the hero last night at Doran Park as the guests took a 4-3 win on his basehit in the ninth. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports (See video below)

Cotuit Kettleer Matt Albanese (Bryant) was the hero last night at Doran Park as the guests took a 4-3 win on his basehit in the ninth.
Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports
(See video below)

DORAN PARK, BOURNE – Bryant University’s Matt Albanese continued to shine last night at Doran Park as he drove in the game-winning run for the Cotuit Kettleers in the 9th inning in a 4-3 victory over the host Bourne Braves.

Albanese, who batted in the leadoff spot and went 2-3 with one RBI on the night, drove a 1-1 Cooper Hammond (Miami) offering into rightfield to plate Spencer Gaa (Bradley) who had also singled to right earlier in the inning. It was Gaa who tied the game in the ninth with one out when he also laced a 1-1 pitch to bring home Kort Peterson (UCLA) who tripled to lead off the ninth frame for Cotuit.

The ninth inning batting heroics by Peterson, Gaa and Albanese made a winner out of Penn State middle reliever Jack Anderson and Boston College’s Justin Dunn notched the save with a perfect ninth inning.

The Kettleers trailed 3-1 heading into the sixth inning when Branden Berry (Washington) hammered the first pitch he saw out of the park to make it 3-2, before Cotuit jumped ahead for the win with two in the top of the ninth.

Bourne Braves second baseman Nick Solak (Louisville) went 4-5 with one RBI on the night while designated hitter Max McDowell (UConn) went 2-4.

Harwich Mariners Stage Late-Inning Comeback in Win over Wareham Gatemen

BFC WHITEHOUSE FIELD, HARWICH — Down 2-1 heading into the bottom of the 8th inning, Adam Pate (North Carolina) and Johnny Adams (Boston College) both singled before Sheldon Neuse (Oklahoma) doubled in Pate to tie it and Adams scored on an error for what would ultimately be the game-winning run in a 3-2 affair.

Harwich Mariners third baseman Sheldon Neuse went 2-4 with two RBI including the gamewinner last night. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Harwich Mariners third baseman Sheldon Neuse went 2-4 with two RBI including the gamewinner last night.
Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Wareham plated solo runs in the fourth and fifth frames for a 2-0 lead before Harwich came back with one run in the bottom of the sixth inning when Neuse drove in Connor Justus (Georgia Tech) to make it 2-1, and then Neuse came through again in the eighth. All totaled, Neuse went 2-4 with two RBI on the night. The winning run was unearned.

North Carolina righty reliever Spencer Trayner got the win after throwing a scoreless eighth inning and Luke Scherzer (Virginia Tech) got the save after a scoreless ninth.

Kramer Robertson (LSU) and Andrew Calica (UC-Santa Barbara) both collected a pair of hits for the Gatemen in the hard-luck loss.

Whitecaps Take Win from Falmouth Commodores with 8th-Inning Rally

STONY BROOK FIELD, BREWSTER — Deadlocked in a 3-3 tie heading into the bottom of the 8th inning last night, the host Whitecaps got received a clutch, one-out double from Nico Giarratano (San Francisco) to drive in Ryan Peurifoy (Georgia Tech) who had led off the inning with a walk to make it 4-3 and Brewster would not relent after taking the late-inning lead.

Toby Handley (Stony Brook) then drove in Peurifoy with a single for the added insurance run and the eventual 5-3 finale.

The Whitecaps’ final score may not have reflected its offensive onslaught in depth as the hosts hammered out 13 hits in all.

Handley (2-5, RBI), Tennessee’s Nick Senzel (3-5), Florida International’s JC Escarra (2-4, RBI), UC-Berkeley’s Robbie Tenerowicz (2-3, RBI) and Giarratano each had multiple hits for the Whitecaps.

Trenton Paddon (Oregon) got the win after one inning of relief.

— 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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