By Jon Mettus
June 23, 2016
COTUIT — A disastrous seven-run seventh inning downed the Kettleers (1-11), who lost to the Falmouth Commodores, 11-2. Overall, Cotuit was victim of inaccurate pitching and sloppy play.
On the mound
Cotuit had to use six different pitchers to get through the game. Starter Eddie Muhl lasted just 1 1/3 innings, but he was the only one of the first five Kettleers pitchers not to give up a run. Cotuit walked a run in, hit a batter to let a run in and a run scored when a passed ball got by Tim Susnara and pitcher Justin Hooper didn’t cover home.
At the plate
The Kettleers didn’t score their first run of the game until the bottom of the seventh, when Cotuit knocked in two runs. At that point, though, the Commodores already had an 11-0 lead. Cotuit didn’t get its first runner on base until the fifth inning.
Play of the game
The highlight play of the game for the Kettleers came in the top of the third with the bases loaded when Jeren Kendall jumped into the fence to rob an extra base hit. One run tagged on the play.