By Jon Mettus
June 27, 2015
In a meeting between the league’s top team, the Orleans Firebirds (11-5), and the Cotuit Kettleers, the Kettleers (5-12) emerged victorious after scoring on a walk-off walk in the bottom of the ninth. Cotuit took a one-run lead in the bottom of the eighth on a Matt Albanese (Bryant) sacrifice fly, but the Firebirds knotted the score at 4-4 a half inning later. It was the only run that Cotuit pitcher Nick Lewis (Baylor) surrendered in his five innings over relief. An error and two walks in the bottom of the ninth helped the Kettleers get the win.
At the plate
Branden Berry (Washington) hit a solo home run in the second inning. The Kettleers scored five runs, the most they’ve had in a week, but stranded eight runners on base.
In the field
The Kettleers finished error free for the third game in a row. Will Haynie (Alabama) replaced Zack Collins (Miami) behind the plate in the sixth and Cole Fabio (Bryant) replaced Spencer Gaa (Bradley) at second in the eighth.
Four — The number of errors the Firebirds committed, leading to two unearned runs, including the winning run.
“That was just a great college game. If you don’t enjoy that game right there I’m not sure you can enjoy baseball.” — Cotuit head coach Mike Roberts
At Bourne Braves (7-8-1) on Sunday at 6 p.m.