By Will Kraus, Bates College
Photos by Josh Muir, Endicott College
July 24, 2019
Cotuit fell to Brewster 3-0 at Stony Brook on Wednesday night.
Trey Holland (South) pitched very well in his first start for the Kettleers this season.
It’s the southpaw’s second season with Cotuit, and his second appearance in 2019.
Holland doesn’t ‘bring the heat’ the same way most Cape league pitchers do. But he proved he can be just as effective with a mix of a fastball that tops out at 82 miles per hour and breaking pitches that made a few Whitecaps look silly in the box.
Holland went five strong, scoreless innings, striking out seven, surrendering no base on balls, and continuously giving the Kettleers offense the chance to take the lead.
Cole Beavin (Florida State) made his Cotuit debut in this one.
The 6-5 junior pitched an impressive 1-2-3 sixth inning in which he threw just eleven pitches.
But Beavin was pulled from the game after a hit to lead off the seventh that would come around to score later in the inning.
The Kettleers’ bats have fallen silent as of late, failing to produce a run in sixteen straight innings.
Over those sixteen innings Cotuit is just 1-11 with runners in scoring position and has stranded fifteen men on base.
However, on a more positive note, if there’s one team in the league that’s proven they can get on the board with one swing of the bat it’s the Kettleers. Cotuit has still hit the most homers (32) of any team on the Cape in 2019.
The Harwich Mariners (17-19) come to Lowell Park to face the Kettleers (17-15-4) at 5 PM on Thursday.