FALMOUTH- It’s usually an entertaining affair when the Y-D Red Sox and Falmouth Commodores meet. That was the case once again today in another 2016 CCBL Championship rematch, as the Red Sox beat the Commodores 6-5 in a twelve inning doozy.
The heartbreaking loss came right after Falmouth was able to tie the game in the ninth on a Austin Langworthy sac fly that scored Clayton Daniel.
Alec Bohm recently headlined the list of five Commodores that are headed to this year’s Cape League All-Star Game and today he showed that All-Star ability.
The Wichita slugger racked up three hits, including a home run and an RBI single. The home run was the fourth “Bohm Bomb” of the season and by the end of the night, he finished with 20 RBI’s on the season, good for fifth in CCBL.
The Commodores lineup was in for a true test from the get go today against Kris Bubic, who has arguably been the best starting pitcher on the Cape this summer. Bubic (Stanford) came into the game tied for first in wins (3) and second in ERA (1.59).
The Stanford pitcher was dominant for the Red Sox but Bohm had his number, keeping Falmouth in the game.
Mitch Miller (Clemson) has been a phenomenal arm out of the bullpen all season for Falmouth, however today he was given his first start of the season. The 2017 CCBL All-Star tossed four innings, allowing two earned runs, and striking out five. Not a bad day for the Clemson product but he was not in line to earn the win.
Brian Gadsby came in to relieve Miller in the fifth and was sporting a Dennis Eckersley style mustache. The Great Gadsby (UCLA) got the job done just like the Hall Of Fame reliever too, pitching two innings of scoreless ball and striking out three.
In the seventh, Y-D’s Carlos Cortes (South Carolina) sent a shot over the right field fence to give the Red Sox the lead once again, chasing reliever Robbie Peto (State College of Florida) from the game after he retired just one out.
The Commodores were ninety feet from tying the game in the bottom of the eighth but could not capitalize on Adley Rutschman (Oregon State) reaching third base via a stolen base and an error.
Hunter Steinmetz helped keep Y-D off the board in the top of the ninth, looking like oldschool outfielder Fred Lynn, as he glided across the outfield to make a majestic catch.
The bottom of the ninth got started by a pinch hit by Clayton Daniel. Daniel (Jacksonville State) reached on an error and then scored two batters later on a Austin Langworthy (Florida) sac fly to tie the game at four.
In extras both teams came so close to score but both the Y-D and Falmouth bullpens rebounded. Ryan Zefferjahn (Kansas) was in a big jam with the bases loaded but he dealt his 97 mph fastball to strike out Michael Cassala (Jacksonville U) and get out of the inning unscathed.
Y-D was able to break through to score two runs in the twelfth but Falmouth could only muster one in their rebuttal in their last at-bats, leaving the tying run at third base.
With the loss the ‘Dores fall to fourth in the West Division but they still sit a game and a half behind the first place Bourne Braves.
Tomorrow the ‘Dores (13-15-1) will to Hyannis (11-16-2) to finally make up their rain out from over a week ago. First pitch at 6 PM at Mckeon Park in Hyannis.
INTERVIEW WITH STARTING PITCHER MITCHELL MILLER