By Sam Blum
July 22nd, 2014
COTUIT – Cotuit had found itself down 2-0, and 5-2 during the game’s first six innings. After rebounding from an early deficit with two third-inning runs, the Kettleers needed to push across three more after Chris Shaw’s second home run.
When Jameson Fisher (Southeastern Louisiana) stepped to the plate in the sixth inning, with Jackson Glines on second with one out, he knocked a base hit through first and second that gave Cotuit the momentum for good.
“I was looking for a good pitch to hit and he hung one, and I was able to just pull it right past the first baseman,” Fisher said. “It was a big momentum swing.”
It was Fisher’s third hit of the game and sixth in his past two games. He finished 3-for-4 in Cotuit’s (16-18-1) 6-5 come-from-behind win over Chatham (14-19-1) at Lowell Park on Tuesday.
After enduring a 2-for-22 slump prior to Monday’s win at Brewster, Fisher has been a spark for the Kettleers offense.
“Jameson’s a really good hitter,” manager Mike Roberts said. “He can swing the bat. He’s the type of guy that’s not gonna stay in a rut very long. He has a beautiful swing.”
On a night when the Cotuit offense muscled 12 hits, including back-to-back home runs from Rhett Wiseman (Vanderbilt) and John Norwood (Vanderbilt), Fisher’s game-tying hit almost took a back seat.
But for a hitter like Fisher, who’s will hit singles at a prolific rate, it’s less about the spotlight, and more about just getting on base.
“I’m just seeing the ball really well,” Fisher said. “I’m not trying to do too much with it, just put the barrel on the ball, and play the game of baseball.”