PREVIEW: Commodores Face The Braves


An off day couldn’t come at a better time. A victim of a four game losing streak, the Falmouth Commodroes (5-5) took a break on Wednesday and are back at Guv Fuller Field tonight against a similarly struggling Bourne Braves (6-4), who are losers of their last three.

Despite the recent downfall, a Commodores win tonight could propel them into a potential tie atop the west division. To do so, the Commodores send righty Jake Bird (UCLA) to the bump. To date, Bird has the team’s best pitching performance of the season with six no-hit innings against the Y-D Red Sox on Wednesday.

Bird faces a Bourne team that is the Cape League leader in both batting average (.295) and hits (104) and among the leaders in RBI’s (45), doubles (18) and triples (3). They also have struck out a mere 59 times, which is significantly lower than the rest of the league (in comparison, Falmouth has struck out 98 times).

To counter, the Braves throw lefty J.T. Perez (University of Cincinnati) against the Commodores. Perez has thrown the third-most innings on the Braves in his two appearances, amounting to a 6.00 ERA and two wins.


The Commodores sit near the bottom of the league in nearly every offensive category. However, there is room for positivity. They sit in the middle of the league in on-base percentage and are tied for third in stolen bases and home runs. But a inconsistency to land that big hit has hurt the team many times through their first 10 games.


INF/OF Ryan Wolfsberg was released by the Commodores (retroactive to Monday).

Coming in with more pitching help is a rising sophomore from Florida State, Cole Sands. With FSU, Sands is a weekly starter and threw brilliantly in postseason play (2 ER in 8.1 IP with 2 wins).

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