Wimmer's RBI single in bottom of the ninth prevents Bourne from dropping its first game of season

Wimmer’s RBI single in bottom of the ninth prevents Bourne from dropping its first game of season

By: Nick Galle 

After not trailing for the first 58 innings of the season, the Bravos fell behind for the first time all year in the top of the fifth after Jake DeLeo’s sacrifice fly brought in Caeden Trenkle. Chatham carried the lead into the top of the ninth, and Trevor Martin struck out Dalton Rushing to begin the inning. Things were looking grim, as Bourne was just two outs away from its first tally in the loss column.

But in typical 2021 fashion, the Braves were not going to go down without a fight.

Zach Agnos singled, and Colton Bender had a base hit of his own to put the tying run in scoring position after Colby Thomas flied out. With two on and two out, Braylen Wimmer pinch hit and drove in the tying run, which would eventually lead to a 3-3 tie with the Chatham Anglers.

“That’s good, that’s what you like about a team,” field manager Harvey Shapiro said. “I mean it’s a team sport and sometimes you have to make changes and we could have very easily lost the game, so we tied it.”

Last Tuesday, Bourne’s game against Cotuit was postponed in the bottom of the fourth inning. Jordan Patty had came in to relieve Peter Van Loon, but between a 26-minute rain delay and poor weather conditions, the right-hander was never able to settle in and find a groove. But Monday night was a different story as the sun was shining, and so was Patty on the mound.

The Central Michigan University Chippewa went four innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out six in his first official outing of the summer.

“It felt good to have a couple clean innings (and) play in front of our home crowd on our mound,” Patty said. “It was excitement, there’s a little nerves, but once you get out there (and) throw the first couple pitches it kind of goes away and then you hear the crowd cheering behind you.”

Kyler Fedko went 2-for-3 with a walk to increase his average to .308, Agnos went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored and Dalton Rushing went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly.

Bourne has tomorrow off, but will be back at home Wednesday for a 6:00 p.m. meeting with the Mariners, who the Braves beat this past Friday by a score of 4-1. Harwich is 3-3 on the year and in fourth place in the East Division.

Cover photo via: Joe Sullivan