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.