Commodores can’t capitalize against struggling Harbor Hawks

FALMOUTH – The packed summer crowd filled the seats at Guv Fuller Field for what seemed to be an easy victory against the Harbor Hawks, who only have one victory in this season.

But the bat of Hyannis’ Trevor Hauver came alive as the rising junior from Arizona State led the way, as the Commodores fell to the Harbor Hawks, 10-4.

Hauver finished two-for-four with a grand slam and seven RBIs against the Falmouth pitching staff.

“I thought our at-bats tonight weren’t as competitive as they had been,” manager Jeff Trundy said. “Sometimes those nights are going to happen, but I don’t think we competed as well at the plate.”

One of the few bright spots for the ‘Dores was catcher Taylor Smith. The rising sophomore from UIW went one-for-three with a home run in his first game with Falmouth.

“I knew he was throwing me fastballs and he trying to blow it by me,” Smith said. “He threw it inner-half. I saw it pretty well and had a good swing on it.”

Commodores catcher Taylor Smith in the box for the first time in Falmouth. Photo by Meghan Murphy.

The Commodores scored two of their three runs off walks with the bases loaded in the third inning. ‘Dores Steven Moretto and Kevin Kendall scored on the back-to-back bases loaded walks.

“We just left some runs on base, me especially, and we can capitalize on those runs later in the game,” Smith said. “The best way to work on it is in BP and we just need to have a different approach.”

The winning pitcher was Hyannis reliever Billy Corcoran. The rising sophomore from Pitt went three innings not allowing a single run with two hits, one walk and striking out two batters.

The losing pitcher was Falmouth reliever Sam Weatherly. The rising junior from Clemson went one and one-third innings pitched allowing five runs on four hits with one walk.

‘Dores starter Samuel Strickland went four innings allowing three runs on three hits striking out three batters and giving up two walks.

Commodores right-hander Samuel Strickland gets second start for the ‘Dores. Photo by Meghan Murphy.

“We are giving up a couple of big innings lately and its because we’re giving up free baserunners,” Trundy said. “Mike Landry [Commodores pitching coach] does an exceptional job with pitching, so that’s going to come around.”

Commodores (4-5-1) and Harbor Hawks (2-9-1) recorded three errors apiece.

Up Next: The ‘Dores will have a practice at historic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox.

Upcoming Game: The Falmouth Commodores will face the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox 5 p.m. June 28 at Red Wilson Field.

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