The Whitecaps rallied for five runs in the eighth inning en route to a 6-6 tie with the Bourne Braves on Sunday night at Stony Brook Field. The Caps are now 13-16-2 with tonight’s result.
Bourne struck early, as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Jake Mangum and Justin Yurchak tallied back-to-back singles and Connor Wong brought them around to make it 2-0. Connor McVey added another RBI single to make it 3-0.
Errors proved costly for the Whitecaps, as they allowed Bourne to capitalize on multiple occasions when the Caps should have ended the frame.
Bourne added a run in the fourth as Willy Yahn added an RBI single to right field to make it 4-0. They would add two more in the seventh to make it a 6-0 lead.
Brewster bats would attempt to battle back, as they tallied one run in the seventh as Zach Gahagan ripped an RBI single to right field to cut the Bourne lead to 6-1. Julian Infante led off the bottom half of the eighth with a deep home run to left field to make it 6-2 and A.J Graffanino added an RBI single up the middle to make the score 6-3.
The Caps were not done in the bottom of the eighth, as Zach Gahagan crushed an RBI double to center field to plate two runs and cut the Bourne lead to 6-5. With two outs in the frame, the Caps opted for a double steal as Nick Dunn broke for second and Gahagan hustled home to tie the game.
The Whitecaps were able to get two runners on base in the bottom half of the ninth inning, yet were unable to tally the winning run and the game ended in a 6-6 tie.
The Caps return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Chatham to face the Anglers at 7 p.m.