Commodores can’t get bats going against the Anglers

by Zane Moses

The Falmouth Commodores could not get the best of the Chatham Anglers on Wednesday evening, losing by a score of 4-1.  The Commodores continue to swing sluggish bats, and after an early deficit they were not able to crawl back into the game.

The first runs of the ball game came quickly in this matchup.  In the top of the first inning the Anglers managed to get a pair of ground ball base hits with one out.  A double and a sacrifice fly scored both of those runs, granting the Anglers a 2-0 lead.

The Anglers got their third run in the top of the fourth inning.  With two outs and a runner on second base a line drive base hit to right field scored the run to give the Anglers the 3-0 lead.  In the top of the next inning the Anglers pushed another run across on a walk and an RBI single.

The Commodores got one back in the bottom of the fifth.  Three straight singles to begin the innings set up a favorable bases loaded situation with no outs.  Those singles came from the middle of the line up with the designated hitter Heath Quinn (Samford), the first baseman JJ Matijevic (Arizona), who is riding a 12 game hitting streak, and third baseman Tate Blackman (Ole Miss).  Unfortunately, only one run was scored on a sacrifice fly from right fielder Mitch Longo (Ohio University).  The 4-1 score carried through the end of the game.

Despite scattered run scoring innings for the Anglers, the Commodores pitching was solid for the most part.  George Brandecker (Pittsburg State), who pitched the seventh and the eighth inning, had the best outing of his season, giving up no runs and two hits.

Brandecker was a late addition to this Commodores team, pitching in California and working as an engineering intern prior to playing in the Cape.

“My pitching coach knew a guy up here and I just got a call one weekend inviting me to pitch in the Cape and I said absolutely,” said Brandecker.

The Commodores continued to struggle at the plate, striking out nine times and only managing to accrue six  hits.

The Commodores are back in action tomorrow evening against the Bourne Braves on the road.  For more information about the Commodores visit their website at http://www.falmouthcommodores.com.

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