It was another great start from Chris Beck (Georgia Southern) who went 7 ⅔, gave up no earned on 7 hits, and struck out 5. The five strikes for Beck put him 4th in the league with 24. Beck looked great but didn’t get the win.
“I felt good, found the zone pretty well, threw a lot of strikes, a couple errors here and there, but it turned out well in the end,” said Beck.
It was an all-around good game from the Kettleers who seemed to be able to manufacture runs for the first time all year. With the win Cotuit was fortunate enough to gain a game on three of the western division teams, since both the Gatemen and Commodores lost last night. The Kettleers, now 6-12-1, still sit in last place trailing Wareham (9-9-0), Bourne (8-8-2) and Falmouth (9-10-0) each by 5 points.
Gaining in the standings was huge for the Kettleers. With back-to-back games against division foe Falmouth, Cotuit tries to make jumps in the standings, but according to coach Roberts doing so won’t be easy.
“It will be tough. They’re hot. They may be the hottest team in the league. We just send out hopefully good pitching. The key to this club is good defense and our defense needs to improve and if it does you’ll see us in the win column more often.” says Roberts.
On Sunday the Kettleers come home for a 5:00 start and then travel to Falmouth on the 4th for a 5:30 start against the Commodores.