June 20, 2016
Kel Johnson ripped a grand slam in the top of the first inning to ignite the offense and propel the Whitecaps to an 11-6 victory on Monday night in Falmouth. The victory is the Whitecaps fourth in a row as they improve to 6-4 on the season.
“I was just looking to settle in and get my timing down and to be consistent. I was looking to find a ball I could drive and I got one,” said Johnson about his grand slam at-bat.
Brent Rooker drove in another run in the second inning with an RBI single, and Ryan Noda and Johnson each plated runs with singles to give Brewster a 7-0 lead after two innings.
Zach Gahagan and Julian Infante ripped back-to-back homers in the top of the third to give the Caps a 9-0 lead. Colby Fitch and Gahagan each worked two-out walks in the sixth inning and Infante tallied an RBI single to give the Caps a 11-0 lead.
Falmouth battled back against the Brewster bullpen in the sixth inning, as Matt Duce plated their first run of the game with an RBI double. Michael Cantu added a run with a sacrifice fly and Ryan Chandler hit a home run to deep center to cut the Whitecaps lead to 11-4 after six.
Cadyn Grenier added two more runs for Falmouth with an RBI double in the seventh inning to make it 11-6. Falmouth would not score again, as the Caps bullpen held them scoreless the rest of the way.
Borkovich got the start for Brewster, yet with a league-wide off day on the schedule for tomorrow, they opted to run a bullpen game, giving many new pitchers a chance to get acclimated to the league. Six pitchers made an appearance for the Whitecaps in the contest, as Brewster secured the 11-6 victory.
The Whitecaps return to action on Wednesday, June 22, as they face the Orleans Firebirds on the road at 7 p.m.