The Kettleers Continue Their Run-Scoring Binge on the Road
By Megan Kerr
June 22, 2006
BOURNE, MA — Cotuit won its third straight last night and took over first place in the Western Division in 12-0 tilt on the road versus the Bourne Braves.
The Kettleers added to their league-leading 42 runs and Dan Delucia ran his record to 2-0.
Delucia (Ohio State, 2BB, 7 K, 2 H) pitched eight shutout innings as he completely baffled the Braves attack throughout the game. Delucia had plenty of help from his offense in earning his second victory of the season as Cotuit batters continued to be deadly against opposing pitchers. Cotuit jumped on Bourne starting pitcher Mickey Storey (Florida Atlantic, 2 BB, 7 Ks, 4H), who picked up his second loss of the season, right away as Justin Smoak (South Carolina, 3 for 6, 2RBI) hit his first homerun of the season to give the Kettleers a two run lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.
Going into the seventh inning with a four run lead, Cotuit continued to build on their lead against Bourne reliever Kyle Walker (Texas, 4 BB, 4 K, 9 H). Cotuit batted around in the seventh inning as they scored four runs off of seven hits as four different people had RBI’s in the inning. While Bourne pitchers continued to struggle against Cotuit batters, Delucia continued to mow down batters, not allowing them to gain any of the momentum needed for them to stage a comeback. After Cotuit added another four runs in the ninth inning, Michael Cisco (South Carolina) came on for his first action of the season to close out the game for the Kettleers. Cisco had a one-two-three inning to finish up the game, giving Cotuit their fifth win of the season.
The Kettleers attack continues to be red hot and until they begin to slow down, opposing pitchers should fear this vaunted Cotuit attack. Cotuit stays on the road tomorrow as the Kettleers play against Brewster hoping to win their fourth in a row in order to keep pace with Wareham.