The Cape League®: Whitecaps Blank Chatham Anglers, Hammer Out 12 Hits

BREWSTER – The Brewster Whitecaps (3-0) used five pitchers who combined to allow the Chatham Anglers just three hits last night at Stony Brook Field, en route to a 6-0 shutout and the team’s third straight win to open the 2015 Cape League season in its first week.

Wareham Gatemen slugger Logan Sowers belted his first Cape League home run last night in a 6-2 win over the Hyannis Harbor Hawks at Spillane FIeld. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Wareham Gatemen slugger Logan Sowers (Indiana) belted his first Cape League home run last night in a 6-2 win over the Hyannis Harbor Hawks at Spillane Field.
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Georgia Tech righty Brandon Gold – who has been playing infield for the Whitecaps thus far – took the mound to start and threw four shutout innings, allowing just two hits and walking two. He was followed by Hansen Butler (Louisville), Nick Highberger (Creighton), Gage Griffin (Franklin Pierce) and Alex Schick (Cal-Berkeley) who closed it out in the ninth.

The Whitecaps’ pitchers had plenty of support at the plate as second baseman Nick Senzel (Tennessee), Eli White (Clemson), Toby Handley (Stony Brook/NY) and Cassidy Brown (Loyola Marymount) each had multiple hits. White, playing first base, went 3-4 with two RBI and Handley went 3-4 with one RBI for the Whitecaps.

Cotuit Kettleers Bang out Dozen Hits in 7-2 Win over Bourne Braves

Five Mike Roberts’ acolytes collected two hits apiece last night at Doran Park as the visiting Cotuit Kettleers (2-1) went up 3-0 after two frames and tacked on another four runs combined in the fifth and sixth innings on the way to 7-2 victory over the host Bourne Braves (0-3).

Michael Paez (Coastal Carolina), Matt Albanese (Bryant), Gene Cone (South Carolina), Keenan Innis (Georgia Tech) and Matthew Dacey (Richmond) each had two hits and Dacey and leadoff man Paez each added two RBI in the winning effort.

Virginia Tech southpaw Jon Woodcock got the victory after 4.2 innings of shutout relief in which he struck out six batters and walked just one. Woodcock scattered three hits while starter Jonathan King (Georgia Tech) went 4.1 innings and allowed two runs on six hits while striking out four. King also walked just one batter.

Bourne Braves’ outfielders Corey Julks (Houston) and Ryan Boldt (Nebraska) both went 3-5 with one RBI for the hosts.

Quartet of Orleans Firebirds Two-Hit Y-D Red Sox

Kent State lefty Eric Lauer struck out seven and gave up just two hits for his first Cape League win last night as his Orleans Firebirds blanked the visiting Y-D Red Sox at Eldredge Park in Orleans.

Three of his fellow Firebirds hurlers combined efforts over the game’s final four innings to no-hit the visitors en route to a 7-0 victory for the hosts.

Cotuit Kettleers third baseman Spencer Gaa (Bradley) got his first Cape League hit last night at Doran Park against the Bourne Braves. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Cotuit Kettleers third baseman Spencer Gaa (Bradley) got his first Cape League hit last night at Doran Park against the Bourne Braves.
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Kyle Cedotal (Southeastern Louisiana), Jason Harper (Franklin Pierce) and Joe Ryan (Cal State Northridge) finished the game on the mound with Harper striking out two in the 7th and 8th frames and Ryan, one, in the ninth.

Deadlocked in a 0-0 tie through the first three innings, the Firebirds erupted for five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning but It was Kyle Lewis’ RBI-single with bases loaded that gave Orleans all it would need to win.

Y-D Red Sox starter Brett Adcock (Michigan) walked the bases full to start the fourth inning and Lewis singled to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.

Falmouth Commodores Pick Up First Win over Harwich Mariners

The Falmouth Commdores (1-2) combined the efforts of four pitchers and used 11 hits to plate four runs to notch their first victory of the 2015 Cape League season.

Northern Illinois University’s Andrew Frankenrider got his first win after 3.2 innings of middle relief as the righty struck out four and walked two but allowed no hits. All totaled, the Commodores outhit the Mariners, 11-5, in the victory.

Falmouth plated one run each in the first and second innings at Whitehouse Field and that would prove all that was needed for the Commodore pitching staff. Stephen Villines (Kansas) got the save after a scoreless ninth.

Boomer White (Texas Christian), Michael Tinsley (Kansas) and Nick Lovullo (Holy Cross) each had two hits for Falmouth.

Host Wareham Gatemen Hand Harbor Hawks First Loss

The Wareham Gatemen (2-1) gave the visiting Hyannis Harbor Hawks (2-1) their first loss last night at Spillane Field in a 6-2 West Division tilt.

The hosts scored all they would need to win after putting across three runs in the bottom of the first inning on Hyannis starting pitcher Blake Quinn (Cal State Fullerton). Quinn gutted it out over four innings of work but allowed six hits and three walks on the way to a loss.

Daulton Jefferies (Cal-Berkeley) got the win for the Gatemen. He struck out four over five complete innings and scattered four hits while giving up one run.

Errol Robinson (Ole Miss) had two hits for the guests.

Wareham’s Logan Sowers (Indiana) belted his first Cape League home run in the bottom of the fifth inning – a solo shot – but he went 3-4 on the night and had two RBI altogether.

— 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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