By Ben Fischer
University of Maryland
August 3, 2018
Previewing the Kettleers first-round series against the top-seeded Wareham Gatemen.
Game 1: Saturday, 8/4 @Clem Spillane Field, Wareham. 6:30 p.m.
Game 2: Sunday, 8/5 @ Lowell Park, Cotuit. 3 p.m.
Game 3 (If necessary): Monday, 8/6 @ Clem Spillane Field, Wareham. 6:30 p.m.
Overall: 25-17-2 (52 points)
Last 10: 5-4-1
Against Kettleers: 3-1-2
Gatemen Batting Leaders:
Average: Austin Shenton (Florida International): .349
Home Runs: Shenton: 4
RBI: Jeremy Ydens (UCLA): 34
Stolen Bases: Isaac Collins (Creighton): 5
Gatemen Pitching Leaders
Strikeouts: Jared Horn (California): 36
Innings Pitched: Will Proctor (Georgia): 31 ⅔
Starts: Proctor: 6
Prior Meetings with Cotuit
June 14 @Wareham: 4-2 Gatemen win
Wareham got 2 hits from Golden Spikes winner Andrew Vaughn (Cal) and four no-hit innings from pitcher Mason Feole (UConn). Both players later left for Team USA.
July 3 @Cotuit: 8-1 Gatemen win
Joseph Matulovich (Cal) went six one hit innings for the Gatemen. Former Kettleer Gian Martinelli (Boston College) hit a three-run home run.
July 12 @Cotuit: 2-2 tie
Brady Smith (Florida) salvaged the Kets a point with a ninth-inning RBI single to tie the game.
July 13 @Wareham: 8-2 Gatemen win
Gatemen controlled from start to finish, scoring four first inning runs and knocking out starter Anthony Veneziano (Coastal Carolina) after ⅓ of an inning in his final Cotuit start.
July 21 @Wareham: 4-3 Kettleer win
A two-run home run by catcher Garrett Wolforth (Dallas Baptist) tied the game in the eighth inning. Will Robertson (Creighton) singled in the winning run in the tenth.
July 31 @Cotuit: 4-4 tie
The Gatemen stormed back from 3-0 down in the top of the ninth to take the lead. Robertson earns the Kets a tie with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.
#1 Wareham vs. #4 Cotuit
#2 Hyannis vs. #3 Falmouth
#1 Yarmouth-Dennis vs. #4 Brewster
#2 Chatham vs. #3 Harwich