By Jon Mettus
July 6, 2015
The Kettleers (8-15) scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to come back and beat the Bourne Braves (10-11-2), 4-3, at Doran Park on Monday. Kort Peterson (UCLA) led off the ninth with a triple and pinch-hitter Spencer Gaa (Bradley) drove him in with a single to tied the game. Matt Albanese (Bryant) hit a liner to right to plate Gaa for the winning run.
Jack Anderson (Penn State) earned the win for 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. He only gave up one hit and had no walks. Justin Dunn surrendered just one hit in the ninth to pick up the save.
At the plate
Albanese was thrusted into the leadoff spot and finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and two walks. Branden Berry (Cal State Northridge) hit a first pitch lead off home run in the sixth for his second of the season.
In the field
Usual catcher Tim Susnara (Oregon) started the game at third base. He made three assists, including one a diving play next to the third base bag in the third inning. Susnara was responsible for the Kettleers only error, however. A ground ball took a high hop and he blocked it with his chest like a catcher would behind the plate. He picked up the ball, but his throw to first wasn’t in time.
Six — Anderson hasn’t given up a run in his last six appearances. His 0.90 earned run average is the best among players on the team who have pitched 10 or more innings. He’s given up just one run all year.
“It just worked out for us tonight. We’ve lost several one-run ball games and that’s my fault. When you win one-run ball games I really believe that the credit definitely goes to the players. When you lose them I need to take responsibility to look and see why I wasn’t able to get them over the hump.” — Cotuit head coach Mike Roberts
Wareham Gateman on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Lowell Park