The 2015 Brewster Whitecaps
** Home Game Today Monday July 6 against Falmouth **
** Home Game Today Monday July 6 against Falmouth **
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Whitecaps Rally Late to Win
The Whitecaps went into Monday night's game against the Falmouth Commodores after 2 difficult losses. They needed to get back in the win column, get back to .500 on the season, and beat Falmouth. In one of the more exciting games of the season, the Whitecaps did exactly that.
Tyson Miller (California Baptist) pitched an excellent game. He lasted 6 innings, and only gave up 1 3un on 3 hits, while striking out 6 people. On offense, the Whitecaps got to an early lead, on an RBI single by JC Escarra (Florida Intl.) in the 1st inning. Falmouth tied the game in the 2nd, but the Whitecaps jumped back ahead in the 3rd. Jack Meggs (Washington) blasted a double into the left-center field gap to score 2 runs and put the Whitecaps up 3-1.
The score stayed there until the 7th, when Falmouth got a run back. Then in the 8th inning, Whitecap killer JJ Matijevic (Arizona) hit a solo homer to tie the game 3-3. Brewster did not fold though. Nick Peurifoy (Georgia Tech) led off with a double, then came around to score on a base hit by Nico Girratano (San Francisco). Meggs then came around to score on a basehit by Toby Handley (Stony Brook) to put Brewster up 5-3. After a hard night in Harwich on Saturday night, closer Thomas Hackimer (St. John's) pitched a 1, 2, 3, inning to end the game.
Brewster now carries an 11-11 record into a road matchup against the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox tomorrow night. They also go in a bit short staffed. Pat Ruotolo (Uconn) and Eli White (Clemson) both had their seasons ended by injuries, and Will Smith (Louisville) is out for a few days with a hairline fracture in his hand. He should be back soon, but the Whitecaps have to shuffle the roster. Coach Jamie Shevchik expressed his confidence in the players he has and in their mentality to win.
Sunday Struggles in Stony Brook
In the middle of the 5th inning of today's game between the Whitecaps and the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, the chords of "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles played over the PA system. That song was the best description of the night for the game, When asked about the results of the game, coach Jamie Shevchick explained that starter JD Busfield (Loyola Marymount) didn't get many strikes called, and missed many pitches up that were hit all over the field. YD took a 2-0 run in the top of the first inning on a home run by Gio Brusa (Pacific). They tacked on 4 more runs in the 3rd, and chased Busfield from the game.
Brewster finally got on the board in the 4th, with a solo home run by Nick Senzel (Tennessee). They added another run on an RBI single by JC Escarra (Florida Intl.) in the 6th, but there wasn't enough offense to make up for a hard night on the hill. A Hard Day's Night indeed.
Coach Shevchik explained that the team fell behind early and didn't get the lead early in the game. He is confident that the team will shake this one off, and he is confident that Tyson Miller (California Baptist), who recently arrived after completing a class, will be ready to go tomorrow against Falmouth at Stony Brook at 5 PM. Catcher Cassidy Brown (Loyola Marymount) agreed with his coach and sounded enthusiastic about the chance to get the fans to forget about tonight's bad game and get a chance to get back to .500 on the season. Maybe the Whitecaps can go from a Hard Day's Night to Twisting and Shouting about a great game tomorrow.
9th Inning Fireworks Burn Brewster
Brewster played the back end of a home and home against the Harwich Mariners at Whitehouse Field last night. The game started well, with the Whitecaps jumping out to an early lead and keeping that lead for almost the entire game. But at the end of the game, Brewster's bullpen imploded and the Whitecaps lost a painful game in Harwich.
Harwich scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the 1st, but starter Jake Jenkins (Pacific) settled down and kept Harwich limited for the rest of his 6 inning outing. The Whitecaps offense came out firing in the 2nd inning, and scored 3 runs, headlined by a Ryan Peurifoy (Georgia Tech) triple. Brewster lead 3-1 until the 4th, when Harwich cut it to a 1 run game. Ryan Lidge (Notre Dame) doubled, and Johnny Adams (Boston College) drove him in. Brewster's offense countered with another run in the 6th. Colin Lyman (Louisville) continued his hot hitting with a lead off single, then Nick Senzel (Tennessee) drove him in to put Brewster up 4-2. They kept that lead until the bottom of the 9th inning.
In the 9th, Thomas Hackimer (St. John's) came in to try and close down the game. Instead, the Harwich offense came alive. the first 5 hitters of the inning all got on, with 4 singles and Nick Senzel's 2nd error of the game, to tie the game 4-4. Hackimer settled down and got the next two men out on strikeouts. But with 2 out and a 2-2 count on, Nick Walker (Old Dominion), lined a single to right field, and Brewster suffered their most painful loss on the season to this point.
Brewster will return home on Sunday to host the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox at 5PM at Stony Brook Field. JD Busfield (Loyola Marymount) will get the start.
Swinging in Stony Brook
The Whitecaps played their first game at Stony Brook in a week on Friday night.They welcomed the Harwich Mariners to Brewster with active bats and runs a plenty.
The last time these two teams met, Harwich won in a close game, 5-3. Brewster got behind in an early hole and did not have the offense needed to get a victory. The Caps must have studied the tape of the last Harwich game, because Brewster won tonight's game with that formula.
The offense started up immediately. Colin Lyman (Louisville) led off with a double, and Toby Handley (Stony Brook) drove him in. Eli White (Clemson) got a base hit to drive in Handley and Brewster ended the inning with a 2-0 lead.Chandler Avant (Alabama) and Jack Meggs (Washington) got base hits to open the 2nd. Colin Lyman, who ended the game 3-5, drove in a run, and then Toby Handley collected his 2nd hit of the game to put the Whitecaps up 5-0.
Whitecas starter Hunter Martin (Tennessee) had a good first three innings, but ran into trouble in the 4th. The Mariners loaded the bases without a hit. Nick Highberger (Creighton) came into the game, threw one pitch, and induced an inning ending double play. Harwich never got closer than that for the rest of the game. Brewster's offense continued to produce, and the bullpen only gave up one run in the game. The final score was 8-1.
With the win, Brewster gets to a winning record on the season for the first time since the opening week of the year. They will play the Mariners again tomorrow night at Lighthouse Field in Harwich.
Whitecaps Power Through Chatham
After a few days without a game, with the trip to Fenway on Tuesday and the rainout on Wednesday, the Whitecaps returned to action against the Anglers at Veterans Field in Chatham. The Whitecaps needed a win to get to a .500 record.
Neither starter had a great day. Chatham starter Timothy Zeuch (Pittsburgh) had a rocky 4 inning performance. He gave up a run in the 3nd inning when Brandon Gold (Georgia Tech) drove in Cassidy Brown (Loyola Marymount). Brewster left men on base to end the inning, but got 2 more runs in the next inning. Nick Senzel (Tennessee) drove in the 2nd run, and JC Escarra (Florida Intl.) doubled in Senzel.
Whitecaps Anthony Arias (Fresno State) pitched well for the first 3 innings, but ran into trouble in the bottom of the 4th. Chatham loaded the bases with 1 out, then Angler catcher Nick Sciortino (Boston College) cleared the bases with a 3 RBI double.
Brewster almost immediately answered in the top of the 5th. The Whitecaps got 2 men on base, then broke the tie on Robbie Tenerowicz's (Cal Berkeley) 3 run home run. The score stayed at 6-3 the rest of the way. The Whitecaps bullpen, headlined by Hansen Butler (UNC), who got the win, and Thomas Hackimer (St. Johns), who earned the save. Nico Girratano (San Francisco) made several diving and jumping plays to keep the Whitecaps in the lead, and Brewster climbed back to .500 on the season, winning their last game in Chatham for the regular season.
This begins a stretch of 11 straight days with a game for Brewster. The Whitecaps return home on Friday night for a matchup with the Harwich Mariners at 5PM.
Heartbreak in Hyannis
The Whitecaps traveled to Hyannis to take on the Harbor Hawks at McKeon Park. The last time these teams faced off was in a double header at Brewster on Sunday, June 14. Hyannis obliterated the Whitecaps 8-0 and 9-2 in those games. Tonight, the Whitecaps were in the game but met the same disappointing fate.
The game was a scoreless pitcher's duel for the whole night. Alex Schick (Cal Berkeley) got the start and was masterful. He allowed only 2 hits over 6 innings and kept Hyannis off the board. Hyannis's starter, Vance Tatum (Mississippi State) also pitched effectively. He lasted 5 innings and shut out the Whitecaps offense.
The Whitecaps did get some scoring chances throughout the night. In the 2nd, Ryan Peurifoy (Georgia Tech) and Chandler Avant (Alabama) got on with singles. Peurifoy advanced to 3rd, but did not come into score. Nico Girratano (San Francisco) struck out and Avant was thrown out trying to steal 2nd before Peurifoy could come into score. But the one situation that will haunt the Whitecaps happened in the 3rd. Colin Lyman led off the inning with a single and stole 2nd. Nick Senzel lined a hit to left field. Lyman held up at first, but when rounding 3rd base, he was sent home. He stumbled around 3rd and returned to 3rd, instead of trying to scamper home on what was a bad throw from the outfield. The Whitecaps would only get 2 more hits the rest if the game, both of them singles by Girratano. No one else collected a single hit. Starter Vance Tatum and reliever Aaron Civale (Northeastern) pitched a shut out the Whitecaps, who came into the game with the best batting average in the league.
The most painful inning was the bottom of the 9th. Pat Ruotolo (UConn) got one out on one pitch. He then gave up a single to Austin Hayes (Jacksonville). Hayes then stole 2nd. Ruotolo walked the next 2 batters to load the bases. With 2 outs, Nicholas Pappas (College of Charleston) lined a single to right field to score the game's only run, win the game for the Western division leading Harbor Hawks, and send the Whitecaps back under .500 on the season.
Brewster will not play tomorrow. Instead, they will travel to Boston to work out at Fenway Park. They will return to action on Wednesday to take on the division leading Orleans Firebirds at Eldridge Field in Orleans at 7 PM.
Sloppy, Yet Effective Night in Chatham
Every trip to Chatham since 2011 has ended in either defeat or a game delay for the Brewster Whitecaps. On Saturday night, the Whitecaps returned to Veterans Field, looking for a victory to get back to a .500 record, and to end their losing streak in Chatham.
JD Busfield (Loyola Marymount) took the hill for Brewster and pitched masterfully. He went 6 innings, gave up only 2 hits, walked 2, struck out 5, and shut out the Anglers. His counterpart, Daniel Castro (Baylor) did not have his best game. He only lasted 5 innings and he gave up 3 Brewster runs. But none of those runs were earned. To open the game, Colin Lyman (Louisville) walked. He advanced to 2nd on a fielder's choice by Toby Handley (Stony Brook). Then, on a "follow the bouncing ball" moment, Nick Senzel (Tennessee) grounded the ball to shortstop. Chatham's shortstop, Zach Short (Sacred Heart) turned to 3rd to get the runner out, but threw the ball away, allowing Lyman to score.
Brewster did not get another run in the inning, but Chatham made a few more mistakes and paid for them in the 3rd. Nico Girratano (San Francisco) led off with the first Whitecaps hit of the game, and eventually scored from 3rd on a passed ball by Angler's catcher Nicholas Sciortino (Boston College). Chatham committed one more mistake, with Nick Senzel on 1st after a walk, Angler starter Daniel Castro fielded a grounder by JC Escarra (Florida Intl.). However, he committed the 3rd error of the night for the Anglers, as he threw the ball away down the 3rd base line. Brewster took a 3-0 lead and JD Busfield and the Whitecap bullpen shut out Chatham the rest of the way.
Depending on the rain, Brewster will return home to Stony Brook to host Falmouth on Sunday, the 28th, at 5 PM.
Barreling Through Bourne
Brewster traveled to Bourne looking to cut a losing streak at 2. Earlier in the year, Bourne had traveled to Brewster and beat the Whitecaps to get their first victory of the season. On Friday night, Brewster looked to get a victory to get to one game under 500.
The Caps started Jake Jenkins (Pacific). Jenkins pitched very effectively. He did not allow a hit until the 4th, and did not allow a runner past 1st base until the 5th. Bourne pitched well too. Braves starter Alex Robles (Austin Peavy State) also did not allow a hit until the 4th inning. However, when the 5th inning arrived, so too did the Whitecaps offense. JC Escarra (Florida Intl.) led off the inning with a double and Will Smith (Louisville) singled. After two straight hit batters, Brewster held a 1-0 lead and the bases loaded with no outs. Colin Lyman (Louisville) and Nick Senzel (Tennessee) each drove in 2 runs on a single and double respectively to put the Whitecaps ahead 5-0. The Whitecaps batted around, and JC Escarra tacked on another run with a base hit. to end the inning. Brewster added another run in the 6th on a sacrifice fly by Toby Handley (Stony Brook). Bourne got 2 runs back but did not have enough to get back in the game. Brewster won 7-2.
The Caps will travel to Chatham on Saturday night for a night time tilt with the Chatham Anglers at Veterans Field at 7PM. JD Busfield (Loyola Marymount) will get the start tonight.
Not Enough Steam vs Harwich
The Whitecaps hosted the Harwich Mariners on Wednesday night with a chance to get to .500 on the season. Unfortunately, they fell into an early hole and did not have enough offense to climb out of the early hole.
Starter Hunter Martin (Tennessee) struggled and ended up only pitching 1 and 1/3 innings. He gave up 4 runs and the Whitecaps escaped the 2nd inning down 4-0. The Brewster bullpen, highlighted by Hansen Butler (UNC), who pitched 4 innings, gave up no hits and no runs, and struck out 6 men, kept Brewster in the game the whole rest of the way. The Whitecaps needed some offense to get back into the game. They got enough to make it interesting. In the bottom of the 6th, the Caps loaded the bases and Robbie Tenerowicz (Cal Berkeley)walked to get the Caps on the board. In the bottom of the 7th, The Whitecaps got men on 2nd and 3rd, and Nick Senzel (Tennessee) drove in both runners to cut the deficit to 4-3. That was the closest they would get. Harwich added another run in the top of the 8th, and won the game 5-3.
After the game, Head Coach Jamie Shevchick explained his reaction to the game. "We're one of the best hitting teams in the league, we just need to get more out of our starting pitchers. We've also just missed some good hits that would give us a few more runs, but we need to keep the oponents off the scoreboard early and not fall behind." I talked to JC Escarra (Florida Intl.) about the close hits. Escarra had 3 hard hits, but 2 of them were hit right to 2nd base for outs. Escarra was upbeat about it and explained "That's baseball for you."
The Whitecaps will have a day off tomorrow, then travel to Bourne on Friday to play the Braves at 6PM.
Whitecaps Split in Wareham
Monday brought the Whitecap's first road victory of the season. They traveled to Wareham to play the Gatemen in a doubleheader that had been moved from the previous day due to rain.
In the first game, Brewster got off to an early lead when Toby Handley (SUNY Stony Brook) blasted a solo home run in the 3rd inning, and Brewster took a 1-0 lead. Wareham came back in the bottom of the inning on a fielder's choice by Jay Jabs (Franklin Pierce). The game did not stay tied for long. Brewster's offense came alive in the top of the 4th. The Whitecaps scored 4 runs on basehits by Eli White (Clemson), Cassidy Brown (Loyola Marymount), and multiple passed balls. Brewster took a 5-1 lead after the inning. Wareham scored 4 more runs in the 4th and 5th innings, and stayed close the rest of the way. But they did not have an answer for Brewster's bullpen. Trent Paddon (Oregon) got the win, and Thomas Hackimer (St. John's) got the save a the Whitecaps held on late to win the game 5-4.
In the second game, Wareham took control quickly and never relinquished it. Logan Sowers (Indiana) drove in the first runs of the game on a 2 run RBI single in the bottom of the 1st. The Gatemen tacked on 3 additional runs over the last 3 innings, but the 1st inning offense was all they needed. Gatemen started Evan Hill (Michigan) pitched 6 overwhelming innings, holding the Whitecaps to only 3 hits and 0 runs. Wareham ended up winning 5-0.
Brewster falls to 6-7 on the season. They were to play Chatham on Tuesday night, but rain postponed the game. Brewster will host the Harwich Mariners on Wednesday afternoon at Stony Brook Field.
Brewster's Bats Burn Kettleers
On Saturday, the Brewster Whitecaps hosted the Cotuit Kettleers in a rematch of the game on Wednesday the 17th. In that game, Cotuit won a close game on a base hit in the bottom of the 8th inning. The game in Brewster was completely different. While Cotuit jumped to a 1-0 lead in the top of the 2nd inning, The Brewster offense finally exploded and showed how dominant they can be.
In the bottom of the 2nd, Nick Senzel (Tenessee) led off with a hustle double. The next two Whitecaps got out, but Robbie Tenerowicz (Cal Berkeley) turned on a pitch and hit a two run homer to put the Whitecaps up 2-1. They added 3 more runs in the inning, all of them on two outs. They took a 5-1 lead into the 3rd inning. Cotuit cut the lead down to one run in the 3rd, but that was as close as the game got.
Brewster extended the lead to 6-4 in the bottom of the third, then blew the game wide open in the 4th. The team batted around, scored 7 runs, and took a 10 run lead after the 4th inning. They tacked on another 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th, highlighted by a home run by Nick Senzel, who highlighted the game for the Caps. He went 3-3 with a homer and 2 runs scored.
A bevy of pitchers from the Whitecaps bullpen, highlighted by Pat Ruotolo (UConn) quieted Cotuit enough to win the game 16-6. The game was called after 6 and 1/2 innings due to darkness.
The Whitecaps offense flexed its muscles. Every member of the starting lineup got at least one hit, and they batted around for the first time on the season. Brewster travels to Wareham on Monday to take on the Gatemen in a double header that will start at 4 PM.
Heading into Friday night's game against the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, the Whitecaps were on a 6 game losing streak. After an extra inning thriller, the Whitecaps got off the schnide and walked away victorious, winning 4-3.
JD Busfield (Cal Berkeley) got the start, and opened the game well, pitching the first inning with ease. He ran into trouble in the 2nd inning, after a double by Luke Bonfield (Arkansas Fayetteville) and a single by Stephen Wrenn (Georgia) put the Red Sox up 1-0. Y-D tacked on another run in the third, and the dormant Brewster offense needed to even the game. They did so in the bottom of the 3rd. Tyler Ramirez (UNC), who entered the game hitting .059 on the season, walked to lead off. Eli White (Clemson) doubled, and the Whitecaps were in business. Colin Lyman (Louisville) hit a sacrifice fly to put the Whitecaps on the board, and Brandon Gold singled to tie the game.
The game stayed tied for not even an inning. Tommy Edman (Stanford) singled in a run after a controversial call that gave him a 2nd ball instead of a 3rd strike. Y-D kept the score at 3-2 until the bottom of the 9th inning. In that inning, Brewster loaded the bases with 1 out. The Whitecaps have struggled all season to convert scoring chances into runs on the board. They needed to score a run to tie the game. Fortunately, pinch runner Jack Meggs (Washington) scored on a sacrifice fly by Eli White, and the game went into the 10th inning.
Thomas Hackimer (St. Johns) continued the 6 scoreless innings pitched by 5 different pitchers out of the Whitecaps bullpen. Hackimer retired the Sox in order in the 10th, and the Whitecaps had a chance to win the game in the bottom of the inning. They almost lost it though. With a man on 3rd, Chase Avant (Alabama) bunted a ball right back to the pitcher, who threw out Nick Senzel (Tennessee) at home plate. Then, with two out and men on 1st and 2nd, Robbie Tenerowicz (Cal Berkeley) swung and fouled a 1-2 pitch into the ground. However, the umpire called it a 3rd strike to end the inning. The Whitecaps fans and bench complained, and the umpires got together to discuss the call. The ruling was reversed, giving Brewster another chance. Tenerowicz singled to load the bases, and Tyler Ramirez collected his third walk of the game to score the winning run.
After the 4-3 win, an elated Head Coach Jamie Shevchik said it's the most fun to manage the close games, especially when the team wins. When asked about Tyler Ramirez's performance, Shevchik explained that "Tyler's a good baseball player. His batting average isn't showing it, but he can play. His timing just hasn't been there, but I think today is a performance he can build on."
After the game, everyone was happy, especially Robbie Tenerowicz, who was "Happy to get another chance to hit. The second I stepped back in, I was looking for a curve ball, because they made me look foolish early in the game on that pitch." He got his curveball and his basehit to set up his teammate for the win.
Brewster climbs to 4-6 on the season and will host Cotuit at Stony Brook Park tomorrow at 5PM.
Whitecaps Cut Down in Chatham and Cotuit
The Brewster Whitecaps had two road games in the last two days and lost both of them. On Wednesday in Cotuit, Brewster played a close game with the Ketteleers. Neither team led by more than 2 runs at any point in the game. Brewster opened the scoring with Chandler Avant (Alabama) scoring in the 2nd on a wild pitch. Brewster added another run in the 3rd, scoring on a Will Smith (Louisville) base hit. Cotuit tied the game in the bottom of the 3rd, and then took the lead in the 5th. Brewster tied the game back up in the top of the 8th, when Will Smith drove in his second run of the game. But Brewster's bullpen did not keep it tied, and Cotuit drove home the winning run on a Jackson Klien (Stanford) base hit.The Cotuit bullpen retired the Brewster line-up in order in the 9th to seal the win.
The next night, Brewster traveled to Chatham to make up a game that was previously rained out. There was only 1 run scored in the entire game. Chatham's Todd Czinege (Villanova) hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning, and nobody scored another run the entire game. Jacob Jenkins (Pacific) and Hansen Butler (UNC) combined to hold Chatham to only 4 hits for the game. The problem was Chatham's pitching shut down Brewster's line up. The combination of Timothy Zeuch (Pittsburgh), Brandon Miller (Millersville), and Andre Scrubb (High Point) held Brewster to 7 hits and 0 runs.
Brewster has now lost 6 consecutive games, and has struggled to score enough runs when the pitching staff has usually pitched well enough to win. The team will have a chance to end the losing streak on Friday night back home against the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. JD Busfield will get the start for the 5 PM game at Stony Brook Field.
Brewster Downed by Bourne
The Whitecaps faced the Bourne Braves at home on Tuesday night. They had a chance to end a 3 game losing streak after a difficult weekend. They played pretty well for much of the game, but they did not have enough to win the game. Bourne got their first victory of the season after starting the season 0-6-1.
The game started as a pitchers duel between Bourne's Andrew Ravel (Kent State) and Brewster's Hunter Martin (Tennessee). The game stayed scoreless until the 5th inning, when Bourne took a 1-0 lead on a basehit by Mike Garzillo (Lehigh). Brewster immediately took a 2-1 lead on basehits by Chandler Avant(Alabama) and Toby Handley(SUNY Stony Brook). The Whitecaps would not get another hit for the entire game after the 5th inning. Nick Jensen-Clegg (Kent State) came into the game and no-hit the Whitecaps for the final 5 1/3 innings. Meanwhile, Bourne tied the game on a basehit by Ryan Boldt (Nebraska Lincoln), then took a 4-2 lead in the top of the 8th Vince Fernandez (UC Riverside).
After their fourth straight loss, Brewster has fallen to 3-4 on the season. Nick Peurifoy (Georgia Tech) and Tyler Ramirez (UNC) both commented that the team needs to be more aggressive in the batters box, the team needs to get more offense, and needs to not strikeout as frequently. The team struckout 13 times in the game against Bourne, including 8 against Nick Jenson-Klegg.
The team travels to Cotuit to take on the Kettlers tonight at 5. They will try to end their 4 game losing streak and get to .500 on the season.
Brewster returned home for a double header against the Hyannis Harbor Hawks, but felt uncomfortable on their own field the entire day. There were a total of 19 runs between the two games played for a remarkable offensive show. The only problem for the Whitecaps? They only scored 2 runs between the two games. They lost the first game 8-0, and then lost the second game 9-2. With the sweep, they fall to 3-3 on the year, while Hyannis is flying high at 6-1.
To open the afternoon, Hyannis starter Dakota Hudson (Mississippi State) was masterful. He pitched 6 of the 7 played innings, struck out 6 and only allowed 2 hits. His counter part, Alex Shick (Cal Berkley) pitched well for most of the game, except in the first inning. He surrendered three runs, all in the 1st, and Brewster's offense did not get into it to counter Hyannis's offensive splurge. The Hawks added 5 more runs in the top of the 7th inning to run the final score to 8-0.
In the second game, the Whitecaps had almost exactly the same issues as in the first game. Poor offensive performance: They only plated 2 runs on a Ryan Peurifoy single in the 2nd inning. Aside from that, the Harbor Hawks went with a committee of pitchers that combined to keep Brewster to only 2 runs on 4 hits. Meanwhile, the Hawks plated 6 runs in the first two innings and took control of the game early, again.
After the game was over, I asked Robbie Tenerowicz what the team will have to do differently in the next game to avoid a losing streak. He commented that "It starts with your mentality coming to the park the next day. We need to come in with a mentality of scoring early and playing better total defense behind our pitchers. If we do that, we can win."
Brewster certaintly has to play better defense to win more games. They have averaged an error a game so far this season, and collected 7 errors over the two games in the double header. They will have a chance to redeem themselves on Tuesday, when they host the win-less Bourne Braves at Stony Brook Field at 5 PM. If the Whitecaps follow Tenerowicz's formula, they can win their next game and start building some positive momentum.
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