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Braves sweep Harbor Hawks in home doubleheader

By: Carson Field

Eight days: that’s how long it had been since the last Bourne win. With Hyannis fading into irrelevance, the Braves needed something to cut the Harbor Hawks from the playoff race. 

Tuesday all but wrapped up a playoff spot for Bourne. The Braves won both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader, evening the season series with Hyannis at 3-3. 

In both of the contests against the Harbor Hawks, the Braves were trailing at one point. 

Down 2-1 in the fourth, the Braves tied the game with a Jimmy Glowenke solo home run (2). An inning later, Bourne took the lead with insurance RBIs from Glowenke and Jared Poland. 

On the mound, Harrison Rutkowski earned the win and improved his record to 3-2. He allowed two earned runs and five hits in five innings of work. 

The next game was similar. 

After Hyannis got out to a 2-1 lead in the first inning, the Braves evened the game in the fifth inning. That equalizing RBI came from Jimmy Glowenke on a single to left field. 

In the sixth, the Harbor Hawks put two more on the board. But so did the Braves. Bourne found an answer for any of Hyannis’ offensive spurts. 

Eventually, this caught up with the Harbor Hawks. With the bases loaded in the eighth inning — an extra inning in doubleheaders — Jimmy Glowenke hit a walk-off sacrifice fly, clinching the 5-4 victory. 

Bourne’s magic number is just one point. As long as Hyannis doesn’t run the table and Bourne doesn’t lose out, the Braves will be in the 2019 Cape Cod Baseball League playoffs. 

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