By: Nick Solari, Intern Writer, Quinnipiac University
June 23, 2013
HYANNIS – Getting no-hit can be demoralizing for an offense. Losing is enough to be disappointed about, but there is an extra feeling of emptiness that encompasses a loss of that magnitude. The Kettleers knew just what that demoralizing feeling of being no-hit felt like after Saturday’s loss to Bourne.
Cotuit bounced back Sunday night at Hyannis, however, by way of fourteen hits as they defeated the Harbor Hawks of Hyannis 7-2.
“We were just really passive the last couple of days, so we tried to make some adjustments,” coach Mike Roberts said after the game. “I wanted to force the issue tonight, and the guys did a much better job.”
Rhett Wiseman (Vanderbilt) led the way for Cotuit. He went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI’s.
Wiseman got the Kettleers started in the top of the second inning. After a Mike Ford (Princeton) single and a Yale Rosen (Washington State) double, Wiseman ripped a double to the right-center gap, putting his team on top 2-0.
It came after a 7-pitch battle against Hyannis starter Jordan Foley (Central Michigan).
“I felt good today,” Wiseman said after. “Our pitchers threw really well and set the tone for our offense. Just getting back on track was the key, and now we have to repeat it tomorrow.”
Steven Duggar (Clemson) was the other Kettleer with three hits. He had three singles on the day after starting out the season 0-for-15.
Ford and Rosen each had two hits and two RBI’s a piece, as well. Ford homered on the first pitch of his at-bat to deep right-center in the third, his first of the season.
Max Schrock went 2-for-4 with a walk. The second baseman had only one hit prior to the game tonight.
Eric Karch (Pepperdine) got the start for Cotuit. He went 3.1 innings and gave up two earned runs, striking out two.
He was followed by Joel Seddon (South Carolina), who went 3.2 innings, gave up two hits, and struck out two.
Brian Miller pitched the final two innings and earned the save. He gave up one hit and struck out two.
Miller entered in the bottom of the eight with runners on first and second and nobody out in a four-run game. He got out of the inning unscathed after inducing a double-play to the first batter he faced.
“You can’t expect pitching to be great every night,” Roberts said, “but we were certainly good enough to win tonight. Our defense was better, and that helped us a lot.”
Jordan Foley (Central Michigan) was the starter for Hyannis. He went 5.0 innings, gave up nine hits, four runs, and struck out eight.
With the win Cotuit moves to 7-3 on the season. The Kettleers look to keep thing going tomorrow night against the Chatham Anglers at Lowell Park in Cotuit. The game begins at 5:00 p.m.