By Ben Gainsboro, Stetson University
Photos by Josh Muir, Endicott College
July 5th, 2019
What Happened: Cotuit (10-9-2) defeated Hyannis (3-16-1) 16-4 on Friday night.
1: Run or more for every starting Kettleer on the night. Robbie Martin (Florida State) and Joey Loperfido (Duke) saw action late, but every one of the nine Kettleers to start the game finished with at least one run scored.
2: Hits for Cam Hill (Kentucky), his second multi-hit effort on the season. Though battling for playing time with a couple other Kettleers, Hill continues to make the most of his opportunities.
3: Hits for Casey Schmitt (San Diego State), his highest single-game total of the season. Though the San Diego State Aztec got moved down in the lineup (he was hitting eighth) today, he still reached base five times: two walks and the three singles.
4: Hits for Matthew Mervis (Duke), with two of those hits going for extra bases. After starting the season just one for his first ten at the dish, the big Duke man is 7-15 (.466) with one home run and 8 RBI.
5: Different Kettleers with at least five official at bats (walks, hit by pitches excluded). The five were Nick Gonzales (New Mexico State), Cam Hill, Matthew Mervis, Allbry Major (Xavier), and Christian Robinson (Stanford).
6: RBI for Mervis, the highest single-game total for any Kettleer this season. The offensive explosion moved him to ten RBI on the season, good for sixth in the Cape league.
7: Official at-bats for Allbry Major. The Xavier Musketeer smacked a double in the sixth to bring home Gonzales and Hill. The big outfielder now has four RBI on the season.
8: RBI on the season for Parker Chavers (Coastal Carolina) after this game. The outfielder smashed a home run in the fifth, his third of the season.
9: Strikeouts for Kettleer pitching in this one. Kole Ramage (Arkansas) and Kyle Nicolas (Ball State) both had three, with starter Reid Johnston (NC State) adding two, and Matt Moore (Purdue) grabbing another one.
10: Wins for the Kettleers after this one, putting them second place in the West behind Wareham (11-8-1).
11: Walks for the Kettleers, a season high. Cody Pasic (Maine), Casey Schmitt, and Adam Oviedo (Oral Roberts) all had two walks.
12: Runs scored for Cam Hill on the season after this game. He is one of three Kettleers with double-digit runs scored. Nick Gonzales has 19, and Parker Chavers has 10.
13: Walks for Nick Gonzales after this game, the most on the team and most in the Cape league.
14: RBI for Cotuit in this one, with six different Kettleers chipping in at least one.
15: Hits for Cotuit on the night, a single-game high so far on the year.
16: Runs for Cotuit, a single-game high so far on the year.
76: Straight games Nick Gonzales has reached base, dating back to his last season at New Mexico State.
Cotuit comes back home to Lowell Park on Saturday to face off with the Chatham Anglers (13-7-1). First pitch in that game is scheduled for 5:00 P.M.