FALMOUTH – After five consecutive rain-outs, Falmouth finally saw some Commodores baseball, as the ‘Dores took one win in the doubleheader against the Y-D Red Sox.
The Commodores bats didn’t stay quiet against the Red Sox as the ‘Dores outscored Y-D, 9-6.
The game stayed tight until the bottom of the fifth inning when Blake Dunn hit a sac-fly scoring Tim Tawa.
From there, the ‘Dores scored two consecutive runs running away with their first victory in five days.
“It’s amazing,” Commodores designated hitter Trei Cruz said about not getting rained out. “I forgot what a blue sky looked like. Having a full day without worrying about rain was great.”
Commodores Trei Cruz and Zach Deloach led the offense for Falmouth. Cruz went two-for-two with three RBIs, a walk and a home run, while Deloach notched four hits in four at-bats featuring two RBIs.
“I had a little adjustment period with the wood bats,” Cruz said about adjusting to the Cape. “You just got to slow it down and keep it simple.”
It was the third Commodore home run of the season and the first one not hit by ‘Dores middle infielder Hayden Cantrelle.
Falmouth scored a run in every inning with the exception of the seventh.
“Everyone battle and everyone came with the same energy and you know sometimes it’s just like that,” Cruz said.
The ‘Dores finished with twelve hits and four steals against Yarmouth-Dennis.
The winning pitcher was Falmouth reliever Aidan Maldonado. The losing pitcher was Yarmouth-Dennis starter Boyd Vander-Kooi. The save went to Commodores right-hander Zach Brzykcy.
Commodores starter Chris Gonzalez struggled in his second start. The southpaw from Stetson two and two-thirds innings allowing four earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts.
Red Sox starter Boyd Vander-Kooi pitched four inning allowing seven runs on eight hits with four strikeouts.
Y-D recorded three errors against the ‘Dores.
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After a difficult sixth inning, the Falmouth Commodores couldn’t continue their offensive trend in game one of the doubleheaders as the ‘Dores fell to the Red Sox, 8-4.
After a go-ahead homer from second baseman Hayden Cantrelle, Yarmouth-Dennis responded with five runs in the top of the sixth.
Red Sox left fielder Andrew Eyster started the five run barrage with a solo shot tying the game up at four apiece. Eyster finished two-for-three with two RBIs.
Then, Y-D scored four more runs off of three hits and two errors committed by Commodores reliever Caleb Wurster.
“We didn’t take care of the baseball,” manager Jeff Trundy said. “We didn’t do the things we needed to do late. But hey, I thought our guys, all in all, I thought we battled really well today, so it was pleasing that we had good stuff.”
Falmouth (4-4-1) middle-infielder Hayden Cantrelle was the only Commodore to hold RBIs in against Y-D. The Ragin’ Cajun finished two-for-three with four RBIs.
“That’s a testament to him,” Trundy said. “He is really trying to provide us with some leadership and when you do that, you aren’t trying to chase a number, you are just worried about trying to help the team win.”
The Red Sox (5-4-1) bats picked up quickly with a two-RBI double by first baseman Jack-Thomas Wold in the top of the first, giving Y-D a 2-0 lead.
The winning pitcher was Yarmouth-Dennis reliever was Chase Smith. The losing pitcher was Falmouth reliever Caleb Wurster.
Up Next: The Commodores will face the Brewster Whitecaps 5 p.m. June 23rd at Stony Brook Field.
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