Thomas Explodes at the Plate in 9-0 Win Over Gatemen
By Sean Walsh, Web Editor
July 1, 2005
WAREHAM, MA – Coach Mike Roberts exacted a modicum of revenge over his old CCBL club the Wareham Gatemen Friday night at Clem Spillane Field, as his Cotuit Kettleers gained big points in the Western Division standings with a 9-0 blanking of their hosts. Roberts — the Kettleers field manager for the past two seasons, led Wareham to the regular-season Western Division crown in 2000.
Missouri’s Nathan Culp (1-1) picked up his first Cape League win, striking out three batters in six solid innings of work. He allowed just two hits and walked one. Cotuit relievers Taylor Parker (Missouri) and Chris Toneguzzi (Purdue) combined to shutout the Wareham Gatemen the rest of the way, allowing no runs, hits or walks, respectively.
Ivy Leaguer Devin Thomas (Brown) went 4-4 with one RBI, while the rest of the Cotuit lineup had great success on Thomas’s heels.
Emeel Salem (Alabama) went 2-6 on the day with one RBI, followed by Brad Boyer (Arizona, 2-5, RBI), Bryan Harris (LSU, 2-6), Sean Gaston (Notre Dame, 2-5, 2 RBI), Mike Hollander (LSU 1-3) and Shane Jordan ( 1-5).