By: AJ Spirito
FALMOUTH- A little over two weeks ago the Cotuit Kettleers beat the Commodores 10-0 and tonight the ‘Dores got revenge on their rivals, beating them 6-3 for their fifth consecutive victory.
The Commodores came into the day leading the league in home runs and Alec Bohm (Wichita) had himself a day, piling two more onto the total (19) blasting two “Bohm Bombs” and carrying the ‘Dores to victory.
Bohm’s first homer came in the first inning to put Falmouth ahead early on and then with the game tied in the seventh it was again Bohm who shattered the tie, like a White Walker being struck with Valryrian steel, shooting a three-run bomb to center.
Marty Bechina (Michigan State) usually changes a game with his power but today he was able to use quickness and smarts to contribute offensively. In the second inning Bechina reached base via being hit by a pitch. He then unleashed his speed and stole not only second base but third base as well. Putting him ninety feet away from scoring. These two stolen bases led to Falmouth’s second run of the game when Bechina scored on a pass ball.
Dalton Feeney (NC State) got the start for Falmouth and he gave the ‘Dores four-plus solid innings. The Wolfpack hurler struck out five Kettleers and only allowed one earned run.
Jason Bilous (Coastal Carolina) started for Cotuit and held the Commodores to one hit through five innings. Unfortunately for Cotuit that one hit was a one run blast by Bohm in the first frame.
Bilous was taken out in the sixth inning after walking Trevor Larnach (Oregon State). Falmouth made quick work of Cotuit’s bullpen after that. After striking out the side on the mound against Chatham, Josh Breaux (McLennan CC) was in at DH tonight and he supplied some insurance in the sixth inning with a single, scoring Larnach and giving Breaux his first RBI of the summer.
The Breaux insurance wouldn’t hold up as the Falmouth bullpen made an uncharacteristic mistake in the seventh, allowing a two run homer to Cotuit’s Josh Cresto (Santa Clara U). The Commodore bullpen has done so well this season preserving even the slightest lead but it just wasn’t in the cards tonight.
With the game tied in the bottom of the seventh, Clayton Daniel put on a laser show, smashing a double to right center field. This seemed to cause the Cotuit bullpen to unravel as the next batter walked and then came the Bohm home run to put Falmouth ahead for good.
The Commodore pen would get to redeem themselves. Mitchell Miller (Clemson) was absolutely lights out, not letting a single Kettleer reach base and earning the the win, his first.
The ‘Dores (10-7) will head back on the road tomorrow to take on Bourne (9-7) to try and make it six straight wins. Winner takes over first place in the Western Division. First pitch at 6 o’clock pm.