by: Carson Field
“Bravos are hot” has been a saying for this year’s Bourne squad throughout the entire season. For the first time of the year, that phrase might actually mean something.
Bourne won its third game in a row Tuesday, defeating Wareham 15-4. Over the past three games, the Braves have combined for 32 runs — a sharp hike in production for a team that entered Tuesday as the league’s lowest-scoring team.
While eight runs separated the Braves and Gatemen, Wareham had the advantage early on. For the 11th time in the last 12 games, Bourne’s opponent scored in the first frame. This time, Jacob Teter brought Braiden Ward across the plate on a double.
But, after that, it was almost all Braves.
Bourne tallied its first two runs in the third inning, when Zavier Warren and Brendan Rivoli recorded a triple and a sacrifice fly, respectively, giving the Braves a 2-1 lead.
While Bourne took the lead in the third, the fifth inning is when the game broke apart. On four hits, two walks, a sac fly and a hit by pitch, the Braves scored five runs and extended the lead to 7-1.
But the offensive assault didn’t stop after the fifth. Just an inning later, Bourne scored twice more, widening the gap to eight runs.
While Wareham put up five runs in the last three innings, Bourne answered and scored five runs of its own in the seventh. When it was all said and done, the final score was 14-6.
Four Braves had multi-hit games, and Zavier Warren went 5-for-6. Other than Robert Carmody, every Brave in the starting lineup drove in a run, and even he reached base on a walk.
Remarkably, neither team hit a home run in this 20-combined-run affair. All of the offensive production came from singles, doubles, triples, errors, walks, sac flies or hit by pitch.
Pitching five innings and not allowing an earned run, Nick Dombkowski earned his third win of the season.
Before taking on Falmouth in the first round of the playoffs, Bourne plays its final two regular-season games against Wareham and Brewster.