Dores Drop Close Contest To Cotuit

Blohm took the tough-luck loss in a close 2-1 loss to the Kettleers. (Photo by Brandon Ball/Falmouth Commodores)

COTUIT — The first place Falmouth Commodores lost another tough pitcher’s duel tonight against the Cotuit Kettleers, 2-1, on a frigid night at Lowell Park.  The ‘Dores began their final stretch of six games against the Western Division to finish off the regular season last night with a 2-1 win last night over the Wareham Gatemen at The Guv.

Tyler Blohm (Maryland) took the mound for Falmouth and tossed five decent innings, allowing two runs on a Gian Martellini (Boston College) two-run shot into left-center field.  He walked three batters and struck out three as well.  He had three straight no-hit innings to start the game.

Falmouth’s offense got off to a hot start in the second inning, after Josh Breaux (McLennan CC) smacked an RBI double to score Logan Davidson (Clemson) from first after he had walked just before.  It was Breaux’s first RBI since his six RBI performance on July 19th (5 games ago) against the Chatham Anglers.

The offense was silenced thereafter, as Cotuit’s starter, Chase Cohen, and the Kettleer’s pitching staff shutdown them down.  This was the third straight game where the Commodores couldn’t score more than two runs.

Coach Mike Roberts sent four pitchers to finish off the ball game after Cohen left in the fifth.  The Commodores could only muster one hit over the final five innings.  Though there weren’t many hits, the story of the game was the runners left in scoring position by Falmouth.  There were a total of six left on the base paths, three left on 3rd base.

Will Ethridge (Ole Miss) relieved the starter Blohm in the sixth and threw three scoreless innings in another great outing for the righty.  Ethirdge is becoming a good, consistent arm out of the pen for the Commodores. He struck out four.

Falmouth will end the home/home, and the season series, against the Cotuit Kettleers tomorrow night at Guv Fuller Field.  Cole Sands (Florida St) is the scheduled starter for the ‘Dores.  First pitch is scheduled for 6 pm.

‘Dores Tidbits:

  • Falmouth stays in first place with the Bourne loss tonight.  They hold a one point lead over the Braves and now a two point lead over the Kettleers in the West.
  • The Commodores bullpen has thrown seven scoreless innings over the past two games.  They’ve allowed one run in 17.1 innings.
  • In the last three games Falmouth have scored five runs.  That is 1.6 runs per game, down from their season average of 4.1 runs per contest.
  • Over the last 8 games, the Commodores pitching staff’s ERA is 2.47.

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