After two frustrating losses, one on national television in Chatham and one on a controversial darkness call against Orleans, Brewster looked to get back in the win column against a team they've beaten every time they had faced coming into Thursday night. For most of the game at McKeon Park, Brewster looked to have the upper hand. Then Hyannis came back and snatched a victory from the Whitecaps.
The first inning went well for Brewster. Nick Dunn (Maryland) singled to center field to score two runs and put Brewster ahead 2-0. After that, the next 13 Whitecaps were retired at the plate. Hyannis starter John Gavin (Cal State Fullerton) pitched well and kept the Hawks in the game, throwing 5.1 innings and striking out five. Fortunately for the Whitecaps, Hunter Martin (Tennessee) had an excellent start to the game. Martin got three straight ground ball outs to open the game, and performed well until the 7th inning.
Dylan Busby (Florida State) led off the inning with a home run, and the next two Hawks got on base. Max Herrmann (Rutgers) came on in relief, but gave up a three run home run to Chris Hudgins (Cal State Fullerton), to surrender the lead. Hyannis added another run in the 7th on an error by Herrmann, and Brewster fell behind 5-2 after 7 innings.
Brewster's offense did not score the rest of the way, and they went quietly in the 8th and 9th. Hyannis won 5-2 and sent Brewster to their third consecutive loss. Brewster did dodge a bullet with Chatham losing to Wareham, and the Whitecaps remain in the fourth and final playoff spot in the east with a 1 point lead over Chatham. Brewster returns home tomorrow for a must win game against the Chatham Anglers. Konnor Pilkington (Mississippi State) is slated to start for Brewster tomorrow. First pitch is at 5pm.