Cotuit Drops to 2-1; Hopes for Revenge Against Western Division Rival Wareham Tonight at 7:00 p.m. on the Road
By Megan Kerr
June 18, 2006
FALMOUTH, MA — Cotuit picked up its first loss of the season as they were unable to figure out Falmouth pitching in a five to one loss. Starting pitcher Dan Sattler (Purdue, 1 BB, 5 K, 9 H) pitched five tough innings, but picked up his first loss of the season as Falmouth was able to strike first in the third inning. Ryan Annetsberger (Illinois State, 1 for 4, 1 RBI) doubled to bring in Warren McFadden (Tulane, 2 for 4) for the first run of the game, which gave Falmouth a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish. Matt Nuzzo (Brown, 1 for 4, 2 RBI) then hit his second home run of the season to put Falmouth up by three and provide the Commodores with all the run security they would need.
Cory Luebke (Ohio, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 H) pitched six brilliant innings for the Commodores as he picked up his first victory of the season and completely shut down the Cotuit attack. The Kettleers weren’t able to seriously threaten the Commodores until Shooter Hunt (Virginia, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 H) entered as a pitcher in the seventh inning. Cotuit led off the inning with two straight hits and Eric Farris (Loyola Marymount, 1 SB) entered as a pitch runner for Wilson Tucker (Belmont, 1 for 3) to put added pressure on the Commodores. Hunt though, was able to limit the damage as only Farris was able to score off of a put-out by Sean Gaston (Notre Dame, 0 for 4, 1 RBI). Cotuit wasn’t going to go down quietly though as they kept the pressure on Falmouth by loading the bases in the eighth inning.
Hunt again got himself into trouble in the eighth inning by loading the bases off of two singles and a walk. Cory Riordan (Fordham, 1 K) was called upon to get the last out and he was able to accomplish this by striking out Kyle Russell (Texas, 1 for 4) to end the inning. That turned out to be Cotuit’s last gasp as after Falmouth added another run in the bottom of the eight, Cotuit batters went down in order in the bottom of the ninth to give Falmouth the victory. Hopefully Cotuit can recover their hitting prowess as they look to earn their first road victory of the season against Wareham tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Clem Spillane Field.