Cotuit Defeats Hyannis Mets for Back-to-Back Wins
By Megan Kerr, Asst. Web Editor
July 19, 2005
COTUIT, MA — Devin Thomas (Brown) had a great day at the plate as he went 3-4 with one RBI to pace the Kettleers to their second straight victory and second straight win over crosstown rivals, the Hyannis Mets.
Due to darkness, the game was shortened at eight innings, but that was all it took for Cotuit to stage a comfortable lead over the visiting Mets. With the win, Clemson’s Daniel Moskos (2 Ks, 3 BBs) evened up his record at 3-3 on the season as he threw 90 over six innings, allowing only two earned runs.
For the third game in a row, Cotuit struck first as Brad Boyer (Arizona, 1-3 batting) singled to lead off the inning, and then stole a base, the teams forty-fifth of the season, to get himself in scoring position. He then moved to third as Todd Davison (Delaware, 2-3, RBI) grounded out to the second baseman, and then scored on a wild pitch by Nathan Nery (Stetson) who lost his fifth game of the season. The lead was short lived though, as Hyannis moved ahead in the third inning, scoring two runs off of Moskos.
An error by shortstop Michael Hollander (LSU, 1-3) let the tying run of the inning score, and then a wild pitch by Moskos moved Chris Johnson (Stetson) to third base. Kyle Norrid (Memphis) then hit his 11th RBI of the season as he singled to bring in Johnson and give the Mets a 3-2 lead. The fourth though, was a disaster for the Mets as the Kettleers scored four runs off of six hits in the inning. Davison and Bryan Harris (Cal State Fullerton, 2-4 batting, RBI), who have become quite the duo, yet again added to their RBI totals, each singling to bring in a run.
The scoring was compte when Justin Tellam (UNLV, 1-3, RBI) and Devin Thomas hit home runs, the second of the season for both of them, for their respective teams. Charles Blackmon (Young Harris, 4 Ks, 2 BB) closed out the game in the eigth inning, picking up his first save of the season. Blackmon had four strikeouts in the eigth inning as his first stirkeout victim reached first base as the ball got by the catcher Thomas. With the victory, Cotuit is now two games over .500 and will look to continue their winning ways against Falmouth tommorow on the road.