Commodores Thrash the Braves 18-3

By Annie Papadellis/WebReporter

fdfcb2f2ea6b56c98461dc8820dd3064_28l8_y5fwFALMOUTH, Mass. – The Commodores (25-17) offense strikes again with three home runs on the night as Falmouth stunned the Bourne Braves (20-21-1) 18-3 on Friday night.

Despite the ultimate blowout score, the game started out in favor of the Braves as they jumped ahead early tearing up the first with three runs.  The Commodores’ starter Daniel Koger (Auburn) had a slow start, failing to find a rhythm over the dish.  He surrendered three runs on four hits.

However, Falmouth countered in the bottom of the first with two runs brought in by Rhys Hoskins (Sacramento State).  Hoskins followed up his great performance at the plate last night crushing a high fastball far over the center field fence for a two run homer, his seventh home run on the season.  With the two run homer, Hoskins continues to the lead league in RBIs with 35. Dylan Davis (Oregon State) jumped to second in the league in RBIs with 33. He had a huge night hitting a grand slam, and driving in eight runs.  Teammate Kevin Cron (TCU) is in the third place with 32 RBIs on the summer.

The game remained neck-in-neck until the fifth when Kevin Newman (Arizona) came across the plate for the tying run, and Davis brought in the go ahead run with a sac fly to right.

After that, there was no turning back for Falmouth.

The Commodores took full command of the game in the sixth inning scoring five runs off five hits.

In the seventh, Hoskins brought in, what seemed at the time, an additional insurance run to make it 10-3.  Then, after Casey Gillaspie (Wichita State) singled to load the bases, Davis launched his second grand slam of the summer to clear the base path and put Falmouth up by a whopping eleven runs.  Two at bats later, after a single by pinch hitter Richie Martin Jr. (Florida), Cameron O’Brien (Northeast Texas CC) drove his second home run of the summer to make it 16-3 Commodores.

Falmouth scored their final two runs of the contest in the eighth inning.

A few noticeable performances of the outing were by Newman who went six for six on the night with an RBI, and Davis who racked up eight RBIs and closed out the game putting the Braves down in order with one strikeout in the ninth.

Josh Laxer (Mississippi) got the loss on the night giving up the go ahead run in the fifth and six more runs in one and two-thirds innings of work.

Koger earned his second win of the summer lasting five and one-thirds innings with four strikeouts and one walk on the night.

The Commodores remain tied for first in the Western Division alongside the Hyannis Harbor Hawks (24-16).

Falmouth will take on their neighboring county rival, the Cotuit Kettleers (24-17-1), home at Arnie Allen Diamond this Saturday night.  The first pitch is set for 6:30pm (EST).

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