By: Nick Galle
In the four prior matchups between Bourne and Wareham, the Gatemen had combined to score just nine runs. On Sunday night, they posted nine runs in the top of fifth inning alone.
Wareham trounced the Braves, outhitting them 17-3 en route to a 10-3 win. It was the first time this season where the Gatemen got the better of the Bravos after dropping three games at Spillane Field and one at Doran Park back on June 26.
“I think now that you’re facing adversity, I think we’ve done a good job of coming back and showing, ‘Hey it’s a new day, we’re going to get back to it,'” assistant coach Casey Cummins said. “I have faith that we’re able to bounce back.”
Jake Bennett got the start and was out of the game after just three innings. The Oklahoma Sooner allowed eight hits, but often worked himself out of trouble, surrendering just one run. He also struck out three.
“He’s been great all year, really,” pitching coach Eddie Marko said. “I know we had some times where we kicked it around a little bit today, but I mean mentally he’s a strong kid and physically he’s got all the tools and he makes good pitches.”
Max Anderson drove in the only Bourne runs of the night with his three-run blast in the bottom of the seventh. It was Anderson’s second home run of the year, both of which have come at home. Colby Thomas added a double and Tanner Schobel added a single, which were the only other hits Bourne could muster.
“I think it’s just playing here (Doran) a lot more than the other fields on the road,” Anderson said. “I’m used to it more, seeing the background and everything and just seeing the ball pretty good here.”
On the other hand, all nine Gatemen tallied at least one hit. Jim Jarvis went 4-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored, Tommy Troy went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs, a double and two runs scored and Jack Brannigan went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and one run scored.
Bourne will play its last home game of the regular season tomorrow night at 6 p.m. as it hosts the Kettleers. Cotuit handled the Braves with ease last time both teams met, beating them 13-2 at Lowell Park on July 27.
Cover photo via: Joe Sullivan