By: Nick Solari, Writing Intern, Quinnipiac University
July 19, 2013
Cotuit 3, Hyannis 6.
Taking Over First:
- With the 6-3 win over the Kettleers, Hyannis now takes over sole possession of first place.
- The Harbor Hawks have 37 points now in the Western Division standings, and the Kettleers have 36. Falmouth also won tonight, putting them in a tie with Cotuit for second place.
Clark in the Clutch:
- With the game tied 2-2 with two outs in the top of the seventh inning Nolan Clark doubled, driving in Rhett Wiseman to break the tie.
- Clark stroked a 93 mile-per-hour fastball on a 2-2 count from Jordan Foley (Central Michigan) to right field. It was his first double of the season.
- The Harbor Hawks then grabbed a run in the bottom of the seventh to tie it, and took the lead with a Skyler Ewing (Rice) RBI double in the eighth.
Keeping the Hawks Grounded:
- Christian Cecilio (San Fransico) induced eight ground balls on the night, while getting only two outs by way of the fly ball. Half of the total outs he recorded on the night (16) came by way of a groundballs.
- He got three Harbor Hawks players to ground out to third base, two to second base, two to short, and one back to himself.
- Ceciio threw 45 of his 64 pitches tonight for strikes, good for 70%. He has thrown 242 of his 351 pitches for strikes on the season, just shy of tonight’s mark at 69%.
Barnstable Patriots Cup:
- With the 6-3 win tonight, Hyannis cuts the Kettleers lead in the 2013 Barnstable Patriots Cup to 3-2. The only game between the two teams remaining is on Monday, July 29 at Lowell Park.
- The Kettleers have outscores Hyannis 19-14 in the season series.
Picking up Another Player:
- Austin Byler (Nevada) got his first action of the season tonight. Coach Roberts started him at the DH position batting eighth. Byler was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
- Byler hit .346 during his sophomore season this past spring at Nevada. He blasted eight homers and knocked in 40 RBI’s in only 182 at-bats, and was sidelined for some time with injury.
- The Kettleers have now given up 20 hits and 18 runs in the past two nights.
- They had given up only 17 runs in the six games prior.
- Cotuit is fourth in the CCBL in ERA now for the year.