Commodores Sail Past the Whitecaps 14-3

By Annie Papadellis/Web Reporter

fdfcb2f2ea6b56c98461dc8820dd3064_28l8_y5fwBREWSTER, Mass. – The Commodores (19-14) get their groove back at the plate, in the field, and on the mound as they break a two-game losing streak with a 14-3 blowout win over the Brewster Whitecaps (12-20) on Monday evening.

Although the game was called after eight innings due to darkness, the Commodores still managed to score the most runs of the season in a single outing with 14 runs off of 21 hits.

Kevin Cron (TCU) began the drive for Falmouth in the fourth when he drove in Kevin Newman (Arizona) from third to score the first run on the night.

Newman followed in the fifth with a nicely placed single to left to score Richie Martin Jr. (Florida) from third.  Rhys Hoskins (Sacramento State) then notched his 30th RBI on the season as he brought in Newman for the third run for the Commodores.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Whitecaps tied the game at 3 apiece to make it interesting, until the Commodores countered with four runs in the top of the sixth and never looked back.

Falmouth cruised through the sixth and seventh, racking up 6 runs over the course of the two innings.

The Commodores firmly secured their lead in the eighth as they scored an additional 5 runs, which started off with a double by Dylan Davis (Oregon State) and a RBI single by Cron.  Cameron O’Brien (Northeast Texas CC) followed with his first hit on the night, which put runners on first and second for Sam Gillikin (Auburn).  Gillikin delivered  a double to bring in Cron, and put runners in scoring position for Martin who cleaned up the base path with a two-run RBI single.  Newman singled to notch his 6th RBI of the night and score the final run on the night for the Commodores.

Starting pitcher Kevin McCanna (Rice) earned the win.  He gave up three runs off of seven hits, while striking out four over six innings of work.

Despite the loss, the Whitecaps’ starter Brandon Leibrandt (Florida State) kept Falmouth on their toes as he struck out five Commodores before he was replaced in the fourth.

With the win tonight, Falmouth officially clinches a playoff berth.   The squad remains in second place with 38 pts. behind Cotuit and Hyannis who are tied with 39 pts. in first.

The Commodores will head into the off day tomorrow, and prepare themselves for the Wareham Gatemen (6-27), whom they fell to 5-0 in their last outing.  The game is set for Wednesday away at Spillane Field with the first pitch at 7:00pm (EST).

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