Brewster came into Thursday night looking for a win to keep their record above .500. The Hyannis Harbor Hawks were looking to extend their winning streak to four wins in a row. Unfortunately for Hyannis, they ran into one of the toughest lineups in the league. Not only did the Whitecaps get their record to 7-5 and ended Hyannis' winning streak, they did it in convincing fashion.
Hyannis did get the first run of the game. Ford Proctor (Rice) singled in the first and came around to score on Jordan Rodgers' (Tennessee) single. After surrendering the 1-0 lead, Brewster starter Hunter Martin (Tennessee) controlled the game. He didn't allow another run until the 6th inning, only allowed 5 hits, and struck out 8 batters, a career high in the Cape League and the most by a starting pitcher in the League this season. His offense gave him all the help he could dream of.
The avalanche of runs began in the 3rd inning when Brewster loaded the bases with 2 outs and AJ Graffinino (Washington) laced a double into right center to put the Whitecaps ahead 3-1. Brewster extended their lead in the 5th with Ryan Noda (Cincinnati) driving in Nick Dunn (Maryland) on a short single to right field. Hyannis did get a run in the top of the sixth when Proctor scored on a groundout by Rodgers. That cut the lead to 4-2. Brewster then turned on the afterburners to put Hyannis away. The Whitecaps sent 10 batters up to the plate in the 7th inning and scored 6 runs. The highlight plays were singles by Brent Rooker (Mississippi State) and Bryce Jordan (LSU) that drove in two runs each. Ryan Noda hit an exclamation point homerun to end the Whitecaps scoring in the 8th. Hyannis got one last run in garbage time, but the game had long since been decided.
Hyannis falls to 4-8 and watched their losing streak end in painful fashion. Brewster pushed their record to 7-5 and won the first meeting between these teams this summer. Brewster will end their two game home stand with a 5pm game against the Harwich Mariners, who will make their first visit to Stony Brook this summer.