By: Sean Bailey, Writing Intern, Providence College
July 15, 2013
Harwich 6 Cotuit 0
-The loss ends the Kettleers three game win streak, and drops their record to 17-11.
Slow Off the Gates
-Cotuit did not score a run in the first inning for the first time in their last four games. In that span the Kettleers had been outscoring teams 10-1 in the opening frame.
Pitching Out of Whack
-The Kettleers had a rare poor pitching performance today. Between Chris Ellis (Ole Miss), Adam Ravenelle (Vanderbilt), Adam John Hochstatter (Stanford), combined for ten walks on the night, pushing their 28 game total to 84.
-Ellis had his shortest start of the season only lasting 3 2/3 innings. He also had his season high for walks with three. That pushes his season total to nine in 30 2/3 innings. However, he managed to tie his season high for strikeouts with six.
Poor Hitting, Poor Defense
– The defense had two errors on the day, along with five passed balls. Heading into the eighth inning the team had the same amount of hits as it did errors (2)
-Cotuit only managed three hits on the night. The Kettleers managed only six base runners all night, and of those six one was caught stealing, and two were doubled off. The Kettleers only advanced a runner to second twice, and could not advance them past that bag.
-Gali Cribbs Jr (Clarendon) made his catching debut tonight in the fifth inning, taking over for Nolan Clark (Concordia) Cribbs had been working out behind the plate for the past week. Cribbs threw out a base runner at second in the fifth inning.
Some Things Remain the Same
-Cotuit had the same defensive alignment for the second straight game.