By Maxwell Paul McLaughlin
BREWSTER, M.A. - Get the brooms out. The Whitecaps beat Cotuit for the fourth time on the season completing the season sweep.
With the Whitecaps pitching at its best, and only allowing one hit, they were able to complete the season sweep of Cotuit by a score of 2-1.
Bryce Hubbart (Florida State) has been one of the best pitchers on the Cape, and it's not even close.
Bryce Hubbart has figured out the key to success here on the Cape and has the stats to prove. He has pitched 25 innings, has 41 strikeouts, and has only allowed three runs.
“The big thing I've learned out here is to just be confident in yourself, and to throw strikes,” Hubbart said.
Hubbart came into the day tied for the league lead in strikeouts after finishing with nine. He comfortably leads the league with 41 on the season. He also went five innings and allowed no runs or hits.
“My goal is to hit 50 strikeouts this summer, it's been a lot of fun this summer having success,” Hubbart said.
The Whitecaps went down in the top of the fourth after a costly error that led to a Cotuit run.
The Whitecaps answered right back in the next half-inning, with the bases loaded. Trey Faltine (Texas) hit a sacrifice fly that made the game 1-1.
Then in the bottom of the seventh. Spencer Jones (Vanderbilt) had the biggest hit thus far of the season for the Whitecaps.
Tied at one with two outs and Dillon Carter (Texas Tech) on second, Jones roped a single into left, scoring Carter. That would end up being the game-winning hit.
“This is great, we love winning, we like having a lot of fun and it's always more fun when you are winning,” Jones said.
Dale Stanavich (Rutgers) has worked his way into the closer role for the Whitecaps. He came in and shut the door on Cotuit.
The Whitecaps now (14-7-2) will be at Falmouth Tuesday at 6 p.m.