RECAP: Four Homers Down Falmouth

Fortunes change quickly in baseball and after nine innings, the Falmouth Commodores (10-10) fell on the wrong end of a 9-4 blowout against the Cotuit Kettleers.

Despite the final line, it was the Commodores who jumped out early. After Gigliotti flew out in foul territory to open the game, the ‘Dores tacked three straight singles with the third bringing home Tristan Gray for the first run of the game.

Two innings later, Cotuit had their turn and added a bit more flair. After several loud outs against Falmouth starter Thomas Ponticelli in the first two innings, the Kettleers flexed their muscles with back-to-back solo home runs from Cory Voss and A.J. Balta. After a Clay Fisher single, Ponticelli retired the next two batters, but allowed a walk and a wacky two-RBI single from Cal Stevenson.

Cotuit wasn’t done. The following inning mirrored the first but with a different pitcher and even more majestic home runs.

John Sparks, who singed a contact with Falmouth today, allowed consecutive walks to start the frame and was quickly replaced by Brett Gilchrist. The righty from Dallas Baptist was greeted with an infield single then a mammoth grand slam from Clay Fisher broke the game wide open. Adding to the home run parade, Greyson Jenista drilled one of his own in the next at-bat.

Bryce Montes De Oca (Missouri) followed Gilchrist on the mound and made his 2016 Commodores debut with two scoreless frames. He played for the Commodores last summer.

The ‘Dores added three runs in the top of the ninth off a Bryce Johnson sacrifice fly and a Matt Duce two-run double, but it was to little, to late.

Tomorrow on Independence Day, Falmouth and Cotuit switch fields for a rematch. First pitch from Guv Fuller Field scheduled for 6pm with Commodore Call Pregame at 5:45.

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