By: Nick Solari, Writing Intern, Quinnipiac University.
July 9, 2013
- Cotuit 2 Wareham 1
- Holding the Lead
- The Kettleers pitching staff was solid again tonight, giving up only one run to the Gateman.
- Chris Ellis (Ole Miss) went the first 6.0 innings, earning his second win of the season. He gave up five hits, walked two, struck out two, and gave up one unearned run. He lowered his ERA to 1.66 on the Cape League season.
- Joel Seddon (South Carolina) went the next 1.2 innings, giving up only one hit and striking out two. He extended his streak to 15.1 IP without giving up a single earned run.
- Brian Miller (Vanderbilt) shut the door down, earning his third save of the season. He came in with runners on first and second and two outs in the bottom of the eighth and struck out Trevor Podratz to preserve the 2-1 lead, then pitched a clean ninth. Miller was the closer for Vanderbilt this past spring, saving 16 games with a 1.58 ERA at school.
- Defense is Key
- Hunter Cole (Georgia) made the first outfield web-gem of the night for the Kettleers. With the score still knotted at 0-0 in the top of the third Cole robbed Wareham hitter Adam Toth (Baylor) of extra bases. Cotuit’s center fielder ranged to his left, made a leaping catch and his momentum twisted him backwards on the warning track. He was able to hold on for the first out of the inning.
- Jake Fincher (NC State) made the other exceptional play in the outfield. Up 2-1 in the top half of the eighth Wareham leadoff hitter Cole Sturgeon lined a 1-2 pitch from Seddon to right field, only to see Fincher make a head-first diving catch.
- Yale Rosen drove in both Kettleers runs with a single in the third. He now has a team-leading 14 RBI’s on the season.
- Gali Cribbs Jr (Clarendon) took reps behind the plate prior to tonight’s game. Yesterday he took infield/outfield practice at second base. He was the team’s everyday shortstop through the first half of the season.
- With the win the Kettleers move to 14-9, good for 28 points in the Western Division which is tied for first place.