BOURNE – The rest of the team had a much needed off-day, the first in several weeks due to rain-outs. The team entered Sunday’s game against the Bourne Braves riding a 3-game win streak after a 7-6 win against Chatham on Wednesday, and sweeping the home and home against the Harwich Mariners on Thursday and Friday.
The Commodores also had an opportunity to maintain their spot at the top of the Western Division, while Bourne was looking to take over first place with a win.
Bourne did just that after walking it off over the Commodores in an 8-7 thriller at Doran Park.
The night began with Eli Kraus (Kent State) and Cole Sands (Florida St) trading 1-2-3 innings in first two frames.
Bourne took the lead in the third inning after a Grant Williams single scored Jameson Hannah from third.
Falmouth would answer right back as Trevor Larnach (Oregon St.) hit a bases-loaded single into centerfield, scoring Clayton Daniel (Jacksonville St). Josh Breaux (McLennan CC) would drive in Austin Langworthy (Florida) on a 6-4-3 double play, giving Falmouth the 2-1 lead.
Cole Sands would finish his outing in the fourth inning, his line read: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, in his first start of the 2017 season.
In the fifth, Falmouth would pick-up where they started, plating two on an Alec Bohm (Wichita St) double into the left/center gap that brought home Clayton Daniel and Josh Watson (TCU). They would score one more in the sixth, after Adley Rutschman (Oregon St) hit a one-out single that scored Josh Watson again to give the Commodores the 5-1 lead.
The score would hold until the bottom of the seventh as Bourne scored five runs on a flurry of errors, walks and singles to take a 6-5 lead.
Bourne extended their lead during the eighth inning on a Jameson Hannah single that plated the seventh run of the evening for the Braves.
Falmouth had to battle back yet again after blowing the 4-run lead. Entering the ninth, they sent the top of the line-up to the plate. Josh Watson led it off with a base hit, followed by a Clayton Daniel ground-out, that moved Watson to second base. Austin Langworthy single plated the sixth run for the ‘Dores one batter later on an single. Then stepped Alec Bohm who was in another big spot for Falmouth. After fouling off three balls with an 0-2 count, Bohm slapped a gapper into the left/centerfield fence that brought home the speedy Austin Langworthy to tie the game.
After the ‘Dores were retired, they sent Brian Gadsby (UCLA) to the mound to stretch the game to extras. Lyle Lin cracked a base hit with one out and was immediately was replaced by Andrew Fregia on first. Fregia would advance all the way from first to third when an attempt to catch him stealing went all the way into centerfield.
With the winning run just 90-feet away and two outs, Gadsby’s first pitch to Scott Schreiber got away from Rutschman and allowed the runner to score and win the ballgame for Bourne.
‘Dores will travel to Boston for Fenway training day, where the players will workout for scouts and on seers. Be sure to follow along on Twitter and YouTube for all coverage and interviews.
- With Sunday’s win and Falmouth, Wareham and Cotuit all losing, Bourne takes sole possession of first place in the Western Division.
- After going 0-4, Josh Breaux’s on-base streak of 18 games is snapped.
- Tonight’s start for Cole Sands was his first since Game 2 of the CCBL Championship Series last August.
- Jeff Trundy’s win total will stay at 399, but he will have another opportunity for number 400 on Tuesday as the Commodores will head back home to face the Bourne Braves once again.