The Commodores get crushed by Cotuit at home

by Zane Moses

     The Falmouth Commodores continued their three game skid on Friday with a loss against the Cotuit Kettleers.  In a 8-1 loss, the Commodores could not get the bats going around one big inning for the Kettleers.

     The Kettleers were able to earn the early 1-0 lead against the Commodores.  In the top of the second inning a two out single scored the runner from third base.

     After a few scoreless innings, the Commodores tied the ball game in the bottom of the fifth.  With two outs shortstop Tristan Gray (Rice), first baseman Shane Benes (Mizzou), and second baseman Caleb Hamilton (Oregon State) got singles to produce the one run.

     In the next inning the Kettleers managed to load the bases with one out.  One run came in on a chopper hit back to the pitcher, and the next two came in after a double over the center fielder’s head.  Following a pitching change, two doubles and a single brought home two more runs.  The Kettleers took a 6-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning.

     In the ninth inning the Kettleers continued to pile on the runs.  A one out double with runners on first and second scored them both, advancing the score to 8-1.

     The Commodores scrounged seven scattered hits, and aside from the scoring inning, they never got a runner past second base.

     Starting pitcher Alex Phillips (Baylor) pitched five strong innings before the high scoring sixth inning.  Prior to this matchup, Phillips boasted a 0.67 earned run average, the lowest on the team.

     The Commodores have won two of their last ten games, a trend they are trying desperately to rectify during the beginning of July, according to pitching coach Mike Landry.

   “We are in a tough stretch right now,” Landry said, “We are trying to get ahead of batters and, you know, we are getting there, we will be all right.”

     The Commodores are back in action on the road against the Kettleers tomorrow evening.  For more information about the Commodores, visit their website at

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close