One swing of the bat: that’s all Bourne needed to clinch its 11th win of the 2019 season.
In Sunday’s 2-1 win over Harwich, Kyle Hess was the hero. He collected one of just three total hits from the Braves, and his happened to go over the fence.
Hess’ home run was a liner to right field and his first of the season. It gave Bourne a quick 2-0 advantage in the game’s second inning.
After that, the offense stalled. But, luckily for Bourne, so did the Mariners’.
This was a testament to Ryan Cusick dominance out of the gates. In 6.2 innings, Cusick allowed only one earned run on three hits, clinching his second win of the season.
Coming on in relief, Nick Trogrlic-Iverson and Kieran Shaw kept their opponents in check. The bullpen duo allowed two combined hits and no earned runs. For Shaw, he earned his second save of the season.
This win couldn’t have come at a better time. Hours after the Bourne game finalized, Hyannis dropped a 4-1 contest against Cotuit.
With the Harbor Hawks’ loss, the Braves are in command by nine points. Not to mention, the Braves are now only five points behind third-place Falmouth.
The next chance to climb the West Division ladder is Monday’s home tilt with Cotuit. The Braves are 1-3 against the Kettleers this year.