By: Nick Galle
Following his two-hit performance against Cotuit, Cayden Wallace said he was still getting acclimated to baseball on the Cape. The Arkansas Razorback tallied his first hit in a Braves uniform and later blasted a two-run home run to straightaway center, but was still feeling things out a bit with his new team. But on Thursday night, something clicked.
Wallace hit yet another two-run shot against the Whitecaps in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie. It was a clutch home run at the time, but became all the more important when storm clouds rolled in and rain postponed play in the top of the eighth.
“Honestly I was just trying to get on base, get a hit, and then move it to the next guy,” Wallace said. “I’m settling pretty good, just working on some things and it’s been fun with this team.”
After striking out eight through four innings June 23 against Falmouth, Andrew Taylor took to the hill for his second start of the season. The Central Michigan University Chippewa went three innings, allowed one hit, one run, walked two and struck out three.
Austin Parsley was phenomenal in relief and bounced back from a performance against the Gatemen on June 26 in which he allowed three runs. The right-hander went four innings, allowed just two hits and struck out six.
Wallace went 2-for-3 with the home run and all three RBIs, Peter Burns went 1-for-3 with a double and Kyler Fedko went 1-for-3 with one run scored.
Bourne improves to 7-0-2 on the season and has not lost a game in 697 days.
The Bravos will travel to Falmouth tomorrow at 6 p.m. for their second matchup of the season with the Commodores, who Bourne beat 13-8 last time the two teams met. Falmouth is 4-3-2 on the year and sits at second place in the West Division, just four points behind the Braves.
Cover photo via: Joe Sullivan