Moskos, Blackmon & Toneguzzi Close Down the Braves
By Sean Walsh, Web Editor
July 12, 2005
BOURNE, MA – In common baseball parlance, the Kettleers “brought it” last night at Coady Field, and brought it hard.
Thanks to a 15-hit barrage, Cotuit took a huge step in shrinking the gap between the top three teams in the Western Division standings by defeating the Bourne Braves, 7-0, on the road.
Notre Dame’s Sean Gaston went 4-4 on the day, followed by Alabama’s Emeel Salem (2-5, 2 RBI), LSU’s Bryan Harris (2-4, 2 RBI), Stetson’s Shane Jordan (2-4, 2 RBI), Arizona’s Brad Boyer (1-4, RBI), Tennessee’s Julio Borbon (1-3) and LSU’s Mike Hollander (2-4).
Clemson freshman Dan Moskos tossed 5.1 innings of shutout ball (7 Ks) in a very strong outing to pick up the win, while Young Harris’s Charles Blackmon went 2.2 innings in relief striking out two batters. Chris Toneguzzi (Purdue) came in to close the game out.
The victory, oddly, left Cotuit in third place in the Western Division standings, just one win shy of second place Bourne’s mark. Wareham defeated Orleans, 1-0, leaving the Gatemen with sole bragging rights to first place in the Western Division.