By Roy Bowler
The Brewster Whitecaps (4-3) finished off a three-game sweep of the Hyannis Harbor Hawks (0-6-1) on Monday night. But unlike the first two games, the Whitecaps were led by their pitching.
Cam Tringali, from the University of South Carolina, got the start and had to work hard in the first inning, throwing 35 pitches and loading the bases with two walks and a hit by pitch. The threat ended when Gage Workman (Arizona State) snagged a line drive out of the air and Hyannis left the bases loaded.
After the game Tringali mentioned Workman’s play and explained that after that, the team “really got rolling” and it helped get him in a rhythm. Tringali went on to retire 11 straight batters.
The Whitecaps had plenty of action on the base paths in the first three innings but stranded 3 runners. Eric Foggo (Stetson University) ended that when he launched an opposite-field home run in the fourth inning with Marcos Castonon (UC Santa Barbara) on base. This gave Brewster a 2-0 lead they would not relinquish.
Justin Vought (Maryland) added some insurance with another opposite-field solo shot, to lead off the sixth inning. After the game, Vought said he was looking for something to drive and got a 1-1 changeup and was able to do just that.
Tringali allowed only 2 hits in 5+ innings pitched and after control issues in the first, he did not allow any more free passes. He credited his fastball command and strong defense as integral parts of his successful start and win.
Sean Fisher (Maryland) came on in relief of Tringali, and was equally impressive. He threw three innings of two-hit, no run ball. So far this season, Fisher has pitched 5.1 innings with a 1.69 ERA in three outings.
Billy McKay (Central Florida) came on to close the game for Brewster in the ninth, and had a stress-free 1-2-3 inning to secure the 3-0 victory, the fourth straight for Brewster.
For the first time since July 16th, 2017 the Whitecaps are over .500. It is also their first four-game winning streak since that same month.