By: Sean Bailey, Writing Intern, Providence College
July 22, 2013
Cotuit 8 Bourne 5
-The win snaps Cotuit’s four game winless streak. The Kettleers record now stands at 19-14-1.
Respect is Earned
-Jared Walsh (Georgia) allowed his first earned run since his Opening Day start against Orleans. Against the Braves Monday he went five innings, allowing two earned runs, and gathered his first win of the season.
No Longer Stranded
-The Kettleers had stranded 27 runners in their four game winless streak (they did get one tie against Harwich). Against the Braves though they only left four runners in scoring position, and mashed their way to nine runs and thirteen hits. Meanwhile Cotuit pitching stranded fourteen Braves, including the bases loaded in the eighth and in the fourth.
-Cotuit blew a two run lead in the ninth last time they visited Bourne. And the eighth nearly looked the same. Nursing a 7-4 lead, with two runners on, Clinton Freeman (East Tennessee) launched a long fly ball to right. But Mark Payton (Texas) ran the ball down at the warning track. Then after a hit batter Adam Ravenelle (Vanderbilt) came in and only allowed one more runner in, forcing a fly out to right to end the inning.
-Ravenelle collected his first save of the season, going 1 1/3 innings with a strikeout and no earned runs. Ravenelle will assume the role while Brian Miller (Vanderbilt) rests his arm. Miller has complained of “tenderness” in it according to Manager Mike Roberts.
-Hunter Cole (Georgia) left the game in the sixth after he hit a foul ball off his knee. Cole stayed in for the remainder of the at bat, which resulted in an RBI single. Payton replaced him, and Jake Fincher (NC State) moved from right field into center, and Payton manned right.
-The Kettleers have Tuesday off. They return to action Wednesday at Lowell Park at 5 p.m. against the Brewster Whitecaps.