Chatham, MA- Chatham blitzed Cotuit early, and cruised to a comfortable 12-3 win Wednesday night at Veterans Park. Cotuit (11-14) has now lost five consecutive contests, scoring just nine runs during the streak. One of the lone bright spots for Cotuit was the play of Jace Grady (Dallas Baptist). Grady went 3-4 with a three run home run and played a solid center-field for the Kettleers.
Moments that mattered:
Chatham jumps on Cotuit early
The Chatham offense got off to a fast start on Wednesday, scoring nine runs in the game’s first two frames. The Anglers pounded nine hits off Kettleers pitching in the first two innings, two of which were no-doubt homers by Maxwell Romero Jr. The Chatham offense was rolling, barreling seemingly anything thrown at them and showing no signs of letting up. Chatham scored three in the first and six in the second, all off of Cotuit’s starter.
Grady gets the Kettleers on the board
Down nine runs in the top of the third, Raul Ortega (UT-Rio Grande Valley) and Ryan Ritter (Kentucky) both worked walks to try and get something going for Cotuit. With two outs and Ortega and Ritter still on base, Jace Grady (Dallas Baptist) belted a homer to left field to cut the Anglers lead to six. The switch hitting Grady has made quite the impact in his short time with the Ketts, and will look to keep his productivity up for the remainder of the season.
Cohen, Fruit, Deo finish strong for Cotuit
In what was a disaster night for the Cotuit pitching staff, Harrison Cohen (George Washington), Zach Fruit (Eastern Michigan), and Ryan Deo (Southern New Hampshire) combined to throw three scoreless innings to finish off the game for Cotuit. Cohen was the most impressive of the bunch, running his fastball up to 94 mph and inducing some weak contact during his scoreless sixth inning. It was also a special night for Deo, who made his collegiate pitching debut. The side-armer had two strikeouts in his inning of work and was greeted back in the dugout with hugs and high-fives from his teammates.
Brett Roberts (Florida State): 2-4
Jace Grady (Dallas Baptist): 3-4, HR, 3 RBI
Harrison Cohen (George Washington): 1.0 IP, 1 K, 0 ER
The Kettleers will be off tomorrow, but return home to play Hyannis on Friday at 5:00 PM. The Kettleers are 2-1 vs. the Harbor Hawks this season, and have won two in a row against the western division foe. The last time the two teams played was an 8-1 Cotuit win at Hyannis.