By Maxwell Paul McLaughlin
HYANNIS, M.A. - After coming off of a 9-1 loss the previous night the Whitecaps were looking to pick up their first win of the season. They were unable to do so because of a downpour on the Cape that caused four out five league games to be cancelled.
The game only lasted four innings. With the new league rules this year the game will not count and all of the statistics will be wiped away because it failed to make it past the fifth inning. The game will also not be made up or resumed per league rules.
Although the game was canceled the Whitecaps were showing life unlike the night before. When the game was called the Whitecaps were leading 1-0.
The one run came off of a Jake Thompson (Oklahoma State) line-drive home run that got out in a hurry.
The Whitecaps offense also saw hits from Porter Brown (TCU) and Nick Biddison (Virginia Tech).
The Whitecaps also got a very impressive first four innings from their starting pitcher Harrison Rutkowski (Rutgers). Rutkowski had five strikeouts and had not given up a run in his first four innings.
One of the biggest plays in the shortened game came in the bottom of the third when a Hyannis player tried to steal second base. He was no match for the arm of Kurtis Byrne (TCU) who threw an absolute rocket to the shortstop Alex Freeland (UCF) who laid down a perfect tag to catch the runner.
The Whitecaps who still remain (0-1-1) will try again to pick up their first win of the season tomorrow night at Chatham at 7 pm.