Zac Lowther was brilliant on Tuesday afternoon as he fired 6.2 innings of scoreless baseball, striking out eight batters, scattering five hits, and walking none.
The Whitecaps bullpen failed to hold the lead as the Caps fell to the Wareham Gatemen by a score of 4-3 on Tuesday evening at Stony Brook.
The Whitecaps did all of their offensive damage in the first inning as Bryce Jordan and Nick Dunn each reached base to open the frame. Logan Warmoth then crushed an RBI double to deep right center field to give Brewster a 1-0 lead.
Zach Gahagan plated Dunn with an RBI groundout and Brent Rooker delivered another run via groundout to give Brewster the 3-0 lead. They would fail to score again in the contest.
In relief of Zac Lowther, Tyler Zuber recorded four straight outs before imploding in the ninth. Wareham added three runs on three hits to tie the game at 3-3 in the top of the ninth.
The Caps were unable to score in the bottom of the ninth, forcing the first extra innings game at Stony Brook this season.
Robbie Metz reached on an infield single to lead off the frame, and advanced to second on an infield hit by Cole Freeman. Dominic Miroglio would be the hero for Wareham as he launched a sacrifice fly to center field to score Robbie Metz and propel the Gatemen to their seventh straight victory with a 4-3 score.
The Caps return to action tomorrow when they travel to Bourne to face the Braves at 6 p.m. as they continue to battle for a playoff spot.