By: Sean Bailey, Writing Intern, Providence College
Cotuit 4 Hyannis 1
-Cotuit nabbed their second straight win, and moved their record to 22-15-1. The Kettleers now one point behind the Harbor Hawks in the Western Division.
Because It is the Cup
-Tonight marked the final contest between Hyannis and Cotuit. The teams have been playing for the Barnstable Patriots Cup, the winner of their regular season series. Cotuit takes home the Cup this season, winning the season series 4-2.
-Cotuit has added another arm to the roster. The player is Michael Roberts (Coppin State). Roberts went 4-2 with a 2.76 ERA this season, collecting five saves and striking out 32 in his 45 1/3 innings. He joins Wesley Cox (Texas (San Antonio)), Tommy Kister (The Masters College), and Dalton Potts (University of Tennessee Martin), as recent arrivals.
-Jared Walsh (Georgia) got the start for Cotuit and very successfully dodged danger all day. Of the ten runners he let on in his four innings, only one was able to make it all the way to home. He left the bases loaded in the first, and runners on second and third in the second. Walsh has only allowed four earned runs all season, in 34 innings of work.
One, Two, Three Strikes Your Out
-The Kettleers struggled to get a piece of the ball against Kyle Freeland (Evansville). The Kettleers struck out seven times against Freeland, who dealt 6 1/3 innings, allowing three earned runs.
Go Ahead Kid
-Logan Ratledge (NC State) was the catalyst for another Kettleer rally. Sunday against Yarmouth-Dennis his one run double proved to be the game-winning run. Monday he drove a two run double to left center for the go ahead run in the sixth. Ratledge now has three RBIs in his last two games.
Can’t Be Stopped
-Rhett Wiseman (Vanderbilt) has had quite the torrent stretch. He is now on a nine game hit streak, hitting .500 with eight RBIs in his last five games.
-Eric Karch (Pepperdine) was dealing come out of the bullpen today. Karch fired five scoreless innings, collecting the win. He struck out four and only allowed one Hawk to reach base. Karch now has a team high four wins.