Bechina Bashes, Politz Dazzles In 7-1 Win

Marty Bechina rounds third after striking another home run at Guv Fuller Field. (Photo by Ryan Bowman/Falmouth Commodores)

FALMOUTH – Monday was an off day on the Cape and for the Commodores.


The rest and relaxation paid off. On Tuesday, Falmouth finally climbed to .500, blowing out Brewster 7-1 in a four home run slugfest led by, who else, but the CCBL Co-Player of the Week Marty Bechina (Michigan State).

It looks like he may hold that title for another stretch. The home run leader added two more monstrous long balls to his total (6) and carried the ‘Dores offense in this contest, accounting for four of the Commodores seven runs. 

In the second inning he led off with a single and then scored on a Logan Davidson (Clemson) home run to deep centerfield, his first of the season. The next inning he came up once again and smashed a ball into deep orbit for his fifth home run of the year, putting Falmouth up 4-1. Then in the eighth inning he put the dagger into Brewster with his second dinger of the game, a two-run shot.

Clayton Daniel (Jacksonville State) played the role of Mr. Reliable once again, tallying three hits and an RBI from the leadoff spot. Daniel has quietly raked for the fifth best average on the Cape at .415. Combine that with his gold glove skills at second base and he remains one of the Commodores’ core players.

Fan favorite Willie Burger (Penn State) added some insurance in the eighth, crushing a whopper, no pun intended, over the left field fence for his first home run of the year. The home run sent the dugout and the Guv into a frenzy as the ‘Dores went up 7-1.

Josh Breaux (McLennan CC) showed the fans that catchers can have speed, scoring from second base on a Daniels single and stealing second in the seventh inning.

Falmouth starting pitchers have thrived recently at home and the trend continued today. Scott Politz (Yale) cruised through the Brewster lineup, allowing four hits and one earned run through six innings, while joining Matt Mercer and Kyle Bradish with two wins on the season.


The dominant Commodore bullpen would hold the lead for Politz to get that win. Ponticelli (U of San Francisco), Miller (Clemson), and Zeferjahn (Kansas) combined for five strikeouts and zero earned runs, holding the door like our old friend Hodor, en route to the victory.

Falmouth (7-7) will head to Wareham to face the Gatemen for the third time this season tomorrow night. The Commodores lost there earlier this season and then defeated the squad from the other side of the bridge at the Guv this past weekend. 6:30 first pitch at Spillane Field. 

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