By Matt Feldman
June 12, 2016
WAREHAM — Cotuit sent just 27 batters to the plate in nine innings Sunday night, dropping it’s second game of the season 8-0 to the Wareham Gatemen at Spillane Field in Wareham.
Matt Ledrech (UC Berkeley) got the start for the Cotuit and took the loss in his first appearance of the season.
After an error by shortstop Pat Dorrian (Herkimer) on the first play of the game, Wareham pushed two runs past the plate in the first inning to get ahead early, 2-0.
From there, Ladrech settled in, throwing five more innings and surrendering just one more run.
Ladrech was replaced by David Gerber (Creighton) in the seventh, and the sidearming right hander had trouble early. Gerber allowed five hits in the seventh, good for four Gatemen runs— one of which on a Wareham squeeze play with one out— bringing the score to 7-0 in favor of Wareham.
Cameron Sepede (Salt Lake Community College) entered from the bullpen in the eighth, allowing one run on one hit, which took the tally to 8-0, where it would stay.
Offensively, the Kettleers struggled for the second straight game, mustering just one hit on a Jake Bivens (Michigan) single.
The Wareham pitching trio of Jake Walters (Alabama) and Cole Stapler (Nicholls State), and Nick Sprengel (San Diego) posted nine-straight three-up, three-down innings in the Gatemen victory. Walters earned the win.