Backed by an offensive performance the team hadn’t seen all season, the Falmouth Commodores (6-6) pounded the Cotuit Kettleers (1-11) by a final of 11-2 at Lowell Park and broke their five-game losing streak.
Coming into Thursday, the Falmouth Commodores sat near the bottom of the league in a majority of offensive categories but showed no signs of the struggles against the dismal Cotuit pitching staff, notching 12 hits leading to 11 runs.
The Commodores held a decent 3-0 lead through the first six innings, but in the seventh they broke out to score eight runs in their most impressive hitting showcase of the season.
The massive inning started with a Willie Burger double and didn’t stop until 13 batters later.
Following Burger’s double the Cotuit second baseman booted a Trevor Larnach ground ball and Burger came around to score. Matt Duce knocked a single to center and Gray kept the hitting going with a RBI double that nearly left the field and scored Larnach.
Then Cotuit’s pitching staff struggled to find the strike zone and gave away three free bases via a walk, hit-by-pitch and another walk. Duce and Gray scored in the process.
After the free bases, Bryce Johnson continued the slugfest with a single that scored Cadyn Grenier. Then Gigliotti chipped in a RBI single to score Merrell and Duce closed out the inning with his second hit of the frame, an RBI double.
Backing the offense was a strong performance from starting pitcher Brady Puckett. Making his third start of the season, Puckett continued to impress, throwing six innings of shutout ball and only allowed one hit (it came in the fifth after retiring the first 13 batters he faced).
Falmouth returns home to Guv Fuller Field tomorrow night for a matchup against the Orleans Firebirds (7-4). First pitch 6pm with Commodore Call Pregame at 5:45.