The Brewster Whitecaps exploded for an eight run second inning, as the Whitecaps defeated the Hyannis Harbor Hawks 13-10 on Wednesday night at Stony Brook Field. Brewster improves to 9-8 with the victory. The game proved to be an offensive battle as the two teams combined to score 23 runs.
The Whitecaps got on the board early in the contest, opening the scoring in the bottom of the first inning as Logan Warmoth crushed a two-run home run over the left field fence to give the Caps a 2-0 lead.
Hyannis quickly struck back in the top of the second as Cody Henry worked a leadoff walk and Brett Netzer brought him around to score with an RBI triple. Trey Truitt added another two runs with a two-run double to give the Harbor Hawks a 3-2 lead.
Brewster’s most productive inning came in the bottom half of the second as they tallied eight runs on eight hits and jumped out to a 10-3 lead. Bryce Jordan, Kekai Rios and Julian Infante tallied three straight singles to open the frame, and Beau Jordan equalized the game at 3-3 with an RBI single to left field. Nick Dunn then tapped an RBI single through the left side, scoring two runs and giving the Caps a 5-3 lead.
Warmoth added another RBI single to make it 6-3, and Brent Rooker blasted a two-run double, extending the lead to 8-3. Ryan Noda finished off the inning blasting an opposite field home run to make it 10-3.
Hyannis would add two more runs in the top of the fourth to cut the Caps lead to 10-5.
The Harbor Hawks battled back in the fifth inning as Chris Hudgins slammed a three-run homer over the left field wall to cut the Caps lead to 10-8.
In the bottom half of the fifth inning, Brewster added a pair of runs on a Beau Jordan RBI single. Kel Johnson and Rios worked walks, advanced on a wild pitch, and Jordan plated them with a single to left to extend the Caps lead to 12-8. Dunn added another run with an RBI single to give the Caps a 13-8 lead.
Cody Henry tallied an RBI triple for the Hawks in the ninth to cut the lead to 13-10, yet they were unable to equalize as the Caps held on for the victory.
Dunn, Warmoth and Beau Jordan each went 2-4 with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored in the offensive battle.
The Whitecaps return to action when they travel to Orleans on Friday, to face the Firebirds at 7 p.m.
The Brewster Whitecaps came into Tuesday night rested and looking to end a two game losing streak. Unfortunately, they faced the best pitching team in the league, did not have a great pitching performance, and did not have their best offensive performance. That combination led to the Whitecaps' third consecutive loss, this one coming to the Harwich Mariners.
Walter Borkovich (Michigan State) had the start and was looking to give Brewster a good performance in his first start of the summer. Instead, he faced five batters, recorded no outs, walked his first two batters, allowed three hits and three earned runs. Tyler Zuber (Arkansas St.) came on in relief and performed admirably. He stayed on for six innings, struck out six batters, gave up only 2 runs, and gave his team a chance to win the game.
Despite Zuber's performance, Brewster's high octane offense never got in gear. Harwich starter BJ Myers (West Virginia) controlled the game for seven innings. He only allowed 5 hits and struck out 6 batters. Harwich kept the hottest offense in the league from scoring all the way until the ninth inning when Ryan Noda (Cincinnati) hit his fourth home run of the season to keep Brewster from getting shut out for the second time in the season.
Brewster falls to 8-8 on the season, which puts them tied with Chatham and Orleans. Harwich extends their record to 12-4, which enlarges their lead in the division to 8 points over the three second place teams. The Whitecaps will get a chance to end their three game losing streak tomorrow with the second meeting of the season against the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. First pitch will be at 5 pm at Stony Brook Field. Ryan Feltner (Ohio State) and Mac Sceroler (Southeastern Louisiana St.) are the expected starters for Brewster and Hyannis respectively.
Matt Davis and Logan Warmoth each ripped home runs for the Whitecaps, yet they fell to the Wareham Gatemen 7-5 on Sunday afternoon at Stony Brook Field. The Whitecaps fall to 8-6 with the loss.
The Whitecaps opened the scoring in the bottom half of the first as Nick Dunn ripped a double to right center field, and Brent Rooker plated a run with an RBI single to make it 1-0.
They extended the lead to 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth, as Matt Davis drove his fifth home run of the season over the left field fence.
The Whitecaps were touched up for six runs in the top of the fifth inning, as Wareham took a 6-3 lead.
Cole Freeman and Alex Destino drove in runs with an RBI singles to make it 3-2, yet the damage came when Colton Shaver and Gavin Sheets slammed back-to-back home runs to make it 6-3.
The Caps added a run in the bottom of the fifth inning as Dunn singled and Warmoth ripped a double to put men at the corners. Dunn would come around to score on a wild pitch to make it 7-4.
Warmoth ripped a solo home run with two outs in the bottom half of the seventh to cut Wareham’s lead to 7-5.
Destino ripped an RBI double off the base of the wall in the top of the eight to give the Gatemen a 9-5 lead.
The Whitecaps battled back in the bottom of the eight as Kel Johnson ripped an RBI single to make it 9-6. Matt Davis, who was hit by a pitch, came around to score from second base on a passed ball to cut the score to 9-7. The next batter, Colby Fitch ripped an RBI single to score Johnson and make the score 9-8.
Brewster was unable to tally the tying run in the bottom half of the ninth inning as Wareham secured the 9-8 victory.
The Whitecaps return to action on Tuesday, June 28, as they travel to Harwich to face the Mariners at 6:30 p.m.
Kade McClure tossed six innings of scoreless baseball as the Brewster Whitecaps fell the Chatham Anglers 2-0 on Saturday night at Veterans Field in Chatham. The Caps fall to 8-6 with the loss.
McLure and Chatham starting pitcher Tanner Chock were locked in a pitcher’s duel through the early innings, as McLure posted six scoreless innings, while Chock tossed five. McLure allowed two hits while walking one batter and striking out a season-high eight.
The Whitecaps got base runners to third in the fourth and fifth innings yet were unable to capitalize. They loaded the bases in the sixth, but Matt Davis grounded into a double play as they failed to score.
The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the seventh when Hunter Lee ripped an RBI single to shortstop to score Stuart Fairchild who reached on a fielder’s choice. With Chatham ahead 1-0, the Anglers then worked the bases loaded yet D.J Artis flew out to Ryan Noda in left center field to end the frame.
Simon Matthews fired a scoreless eighth for Chatham and Jake Palomaki added a solo home run in the bottom half of the inning to make it a 2-0 game.
The Caps were unable to score in the top of the ninth, as the Chatham Anglers secured the 2-0 victory.
The Whitecaps return to action tomorrow night as they return home to face the Wareham Gatemen at 5 p.m.
Beau Jordan delivered a walk-off RBI single into left field in the ninth inning to lift the Whitecaps over the Mariners on Friday afternoon in Brewster. The Caps improve to 8-5 with the victory.
Konnor Pilkinton fired five innings of one-run ball and earned the win for the Whitecaps. The game remained scoreless through the first three innings, as Pilkington and Hunter Williams were locked-in.
The Mariners opened the scoring in the top of the fourth inning as Max Burt ripped an RBI liner to left field to score Cal Raleigh and give Harwich the 1-0 lead.
The Whitecaps struck back in the bottom of the fifth as Ryan Gridley ripped an RBI single to left to score Beau Jordan and tie the game at 1-1.
Harwich regained a 2-1 lead in the top of the seventh, yet the Whitecaps struck back in the bottom of the eight as Logan Warmoth ripped a double to deep left field, and Brent Rooker reached on an error, scoring Warmoth and making it a 2-2 game.
The Whitecaps opened the ninth inning with a single from Ryan Noda. Bryce Jordan pinch-hit for Kel Johnson and placed a perfect bunt up the third base line to advance Noda to third after he stole second.
Harwich went with a five-man infield, yet Beau Jordan then brought home the game-winning run with a single to left field to plate the winning run as the Whitecaps walked-off with the 3-2 victory.
Tyler Zuber tossed two scoreless innings in relief and picked up the win for the Whitecaps.
The Caps return to action tomorrow night, as they travel to Chatham to face the Anglers at 7 p.m.
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.
ORLEANS, Mass- The Whitecaps offense came up short, and starter Ryan Feltner allowed six earned runs over four innings as the Brewster Whitecaps fell to the Orleans Firebirds 7-3 on Wednesday night. The Caps fall to 6-5 with the loss.
The Whitecaps’ starter tossed four complete innings, allowing six runs on eight hits while striking out one.
The Caps struck first in the contest as Brent Rooker delivered an RBI single in the top of the first to put Brewster up 1-0. The Firebirds would strike back in the bottom half of the frame and add two runs on a Riley Adams RBI single to make it 2-1.
Adam Haseley would extend the Orleans advantage in the bottom of the third with a homer to deep left field. Keegan McGovern then ripped a three-run homer to extend the Firebirds lead to 5-1.
In the top of the fifth, Nicholas Dunn laced a ball deep to left center field to cut the Orleans lead to four. The Firebirds would strike again in the sixth as Golsan blasted a pitch from Bryan King deep down the left field line, putting the Birds up by five once again to make it 7-2.
The Firebirds bullpen was strong and limited the Caps to one run over four and a third innings of relief. The Caps loaded the bases in the Top of the eighth, yet were unable to capitalize as the Firebirds secured the 7-3 victory.
Brewster will return to action as they host the Hyannis Harbor Hawks on Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
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.
June 19, 2016
Tyler Zuber fired six innings of two-run ball and struck out seven, as the Whitecaps defeated the Bourne Braves 7-2 on Sunday night in Bourne. They have now won 3 straight and improve to 5-4 on the year.
The Whitecaps struck early as they loaded the bases in the first and Matt Davis recorded an RBI walk to open the scoring. Zach Gahagan also ripped an RBI single into left to add another run to make it a 2-0 game.
Zuber posted three scoreless frames in the first, second and third, setting a season high in strikeouts.
Bourne cut the lead to 2-1 in the fourth as Willy Yahn ripped an RBI single up the middle.
The Caps extended the lead in the sixth as Davis tripled to lead off the inning, and Gahagan ripped an RBI single to left and then Kekai Rios drilled a single to center to make it 4-1.
Gahagan made a spectacular play at first in the bottom of the sixth, elevating to take away extra bases and double off the runner to end the inning.
The Caps added three runs in the top of the eight to jump out to a 7-2 lead. Gridley tripled to deep right field, and Warmoth placed a perfect sac-bunt up the first base line to score Gridley and make it 7-2.
Erik Martinez tossed a 1-2-3 scoreless ninth inning to secure the 7-2 victory for the Caps and the win for Zuber. The Brewster bullpen was lights out once again, allowing zero runs and only one hit over three scoreless innings of relief.
The Caps return to action tomorrow, as they hit the road and face the Falmouth Commodores at 6 p.m.
June 18, 2016
Matt Davis and Brent Rooker each went 2-4 and propelled the Whitecaps offense to victory on Saturday night in Brewster. Brewster’s offense exploded for seven runs on 10 hits and three walks. The Caps improve to 4-4 with the victory.
Aaron Soto picked up his second win of the season for the Whitecaps despite allowing four earned runs over six innings. Soto struck out five, walked three and gave up eight hits.
The Caps trailed 5-3 after a pinch-hit grand slam by Corey Voss in the fifth, yet they battled back in the bottom half of the frame as Logan Warmoth ripped a leadoff solo homer to left to make it a 5-4 game. A.J Graffanino sent a liner down the right field line to plate two runs and give the Caps a 6-4 lead in the sixth.
A Ryan Noda sacrifice fly scored Warmoth for Brewster’s seventh run in the seventh inning.
The Caps bullpen posted another strong night, shutting down Cotuit as Jacob Westphal and Jacob Wloczewski combined for three innings of scoreless relief to secure the victory.
The Caps return to action tomorrow, to face the Bourne Braves on the road at 6 p.m.