By Ben Gainsboro, Stetson University
Photos by Josh Muir, Endicott College
July 19th, 2019
HYANNIS, MA –
What Happened: The Cotuit Kettleers (17-13-3) handled the Hyannis Harbor Hawks (6-25-1) 15-5 for their second straight victory.
McKeon Park…a Home Away from Home?
3-0, the record for the Cotuit Kettleers at McKeon Park this season.
42-9, Cotuit’s combined scores of the three games at Hyannis this season. That is 14 runs per game at McKeon Park, and all three games resulted in the Kettleers reaching double-digit runs.
13.3 hits per game for the Cotuit Kettleers at McKeon park this season. The team reached double-digit hits in all three games, with the best being a fifteen-hit performance against the Harbor Hawks on July 5th.
10.6 strikeouts per game for Cotuit Kettleer pitching at McKeon Park this season. The season high was 6 for Sean Sullivan (Cal) on June 12th.
2 combined walks for Kettleer pitching in the July 19th and June 12th games at McKeon park. Cotuit has been snake-bitten by the walk all season long, so it is no surprise that in those two games at Hyannis, the Kettleers allowed just 2.5 runs per contest.
7 RBI in three games for Matthew Mervis (Duke) at McKeon Park this season. That number was bolstered by a season-high (for any Kettleer) 6 RBI on July 5th, but he added another one on July 19th’s 15-5 thrashing.
5 for 8 (.625) batting average for Mervis in Cotuit’s three games at McKeon Park.
2.3 home runs per contest for Cotuit at McKeon Park this year. Nick Gonzales (New Mexico State) has one, Joey Loperfido (Duke) has one, Oraj Anu (Kentucky) has one, Matthew Mervis has one, now departed Mason Dodd (Brewster) had one, and Parker Chavers (Coastal Carolina) has two.
The 7 home runs that the Kettleers have at McKeon Park is half the amount of home runs that the Bourne Braves (14) have total on the season.
5.33 extra-base hits per game at McKeon Park for the Kettleers.
15 different Kettleers registered a hit at McKeon Park this season.
11 different Kettleers pitchers registered a strikeout at McKeon Park this season.
+15 walk differential (24-9) for Kettleer batting vs. Cotuit Kettleer pitching walks allowed in the games at McKeon Park this season.
5-0 record vs. in-town rival Hyannis so far on the season.
Cotuit is back at home to close out the season series vs. Hyannis on Saturday night. First pitch at Lowell Park is set for 5:00 P.M.