Commodores Overthrown by Harbor Hawks in a Heartbreaking 10-8 Loss

By Annie Papadellis/Web Reporter

fdfcb2f2ea6b56c98461dc8820dd3064_28l8_y5fwFALMOUTH, Mass. — The Harbor Hawks (15-7) have managed to come back in extra innings two out of the three games they have played against the Commodores (14-9) prior to this outing. Tonight they secured the win in nine innings.

The Commodores could not defend their early lead. They allowed Hyannis to comeback for a 10-8 win at Arnie Allen Diamond Wednesday night.

Falmouth took advantage right off the bat in the first and second, scoring four runs to go ahead early.

The Commodores increased their lead in a break out, four run fourth as Joe Maggi (Arizona) began the side with a walk.  Leon Byrd Jr. (Rice) then grounded out, but moved Maggi into scoring position for Kevin Newman (Arizona).  Newman singled to left to drive in Maggi, and Rhys Hoskins (Sacramento State) followed with another single to left to send in Newman for the sixth run of the game for the Commodores.

Hoskins had a great night at the plate going a perfect three for three as he singled in the first, third, and fourth innings.

Casey Gillaspie (Wichita State) then doubled to deep center, driving in Hoskins. Dylan Davis (Oregon State) continued his eight game hit streak with another double to bring in Gillaspie to make it 8-0 Falmouth.

However, that would be the last time the Commodores would have the advantage over the Harbor Hawks on the night.

Trey Teakell (TCU) looked calm and collected heading into the fifth, but hard luck along with poor location of pitches turned against him.  He lasted five and one-third innings allowing eight hits and six runs, with two strikeouts.  Hyannis scored nine runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take the lead.  Nic Manuppelli (Youngstown) went in for Teakell in the fifth.  Manuppelli was charged with his first loss of the year as he pitched two-thirds of an innings sacrificing the go ahead run.

Hyannis capitalized in the eighth with another run off an RBI single to left by Tyler Spoon (Arkansas Fayetteville).  Spoon racked up two RBIs on three hits for the Harbor Hawks.

The Harbor Hawks with the win tonight, now lead the Western Division with 30 points.  The Commodores are tied in second with the Cotuit Kettleers with 28 points; with the third place Bourne Braves trailing behind with 18 points.

“We got to flush it,” commented Kevin Newman about the heartbreaking performance tonight.  “Tomorrow is a new day, a new game.  We just have to handle it one game at a time.”

The next game is July 11th away at Doran Park where the Commodores will face the 9-13 Bourne Braves for the second time this week.  This game was rescheduled from Sunday as that game was rained out.  The first pitch is set for 6:00pm (EST).

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