By Maxwell Paul McLaughlin
BOURNE, M.A. - Nothing was going right last night, especially for the Brewster Whitecaps.
The game was supposed to start at 6 p.m with Ryan Cardona (Marist) starting on the mound. Instead, there was a torrential downpour and lightning strikes leaving everyone in doubt of the game even happening. Luckily enough after waiting for almost two hours the game would finally start at 8 p.m.
The Whitecaps would end up falling 3-1 in seven innings because of more rain causing the umpires to call the game.
The Braves would strike first in the bottom of the first inning and take a 1-0 lead into the second inning.
It wouldn't be long before Alex Freeland (UCF) doubled, bringing in Cooper Weiss (Coastal Carolina) to tie the game at one. This would be the lone run for the Whitecaps on the night.
In the bottom of second Bourne had loaded the bases with one out in the inning. Cardona was able to work out of the jam keeping the game knotted at 1.
Cardona finished with four strikeouts in four innings and only allowed one run.
Bourne struck again in the fifth inning hitting what would end up being the game-winning home run off Thomas Babalis (Binghamton).
Dylan Simmons (Florida State) entered to pitch in the bottom of the seventh and sat the Braves down in order.
The game was called due to more rain, ending what people might refer to as a miserable night.
One of the lone bright spots on the night was the bat of Alex Freeland (UCF). He finished two for three with an RBI.
The Whitecaps now (4-3-2) will be at Orleans to take on the Firebirds tonight at 7 p.m.