FALMOUTH – Yesterday, the Falmouth Commodores’ bats were silent. But that was yesterday.
Today, like Doctor Victor Frankenstein’s monster, the ‘Dores offense rose from the dead. The bats were alive.
And with potent hitting the Commodores were able to out-hit the Brewster Whitecaps, 12-7.
“A bunch of the guys came out early,” Falmouth catcher Taylor Smith said. “We went to the cages an hour earlier got a couple more rounds and we just had a different approach at the plate.”
The ‘Dores bats laid almost dormant for the first two innings. But in the third inning, Falmouth began a streak of 11 unanswered runs spanning until the bottom of the fifth.
The power in the line-up came from catcher Taylor Smith, who crushed a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth extending the ‘Dores lead to eight runs.
“That at-bat I came up and I was thinking up the middle,” Smith said. “He kept throwing me fastballs in and I kept pulling it foul. He threw me it a little farther and I got my hands through it and hit it pretty well.”
Commodores outfielder Zach Deloach continues his hot streak extending his on-base streak to eight straight at-bats.
Falmouth first baseman Jackson Coutts kicked off the 11-run stretch in the bottom of the third with a two-RBI double.
The Commodores scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, including a Hayden Cantrelle RBI-single.
Not only were the ‘Dores sufficient with the bats, Falmouth finished with six stolen bases.
Western Michigan product Blake Dunn showed off his glove in center field making one of the best defensive plays throughout the Cape League. The Commodores outfielder made a jumping grab snagging a potential extra-base hit in center field.
“It was awesome,” manager Jeff Trundy said. “It’s a big league play. The kid is so athletic and it’s something I’m sure we’ll see more off.”
Despite giving up a three-run home run in the first, Commodores southpaw Chris Gonzalez shut down Brewster’s line-up. He threw seven strikeouts and one walk allowing three runs on five hits through four and one-third innings pitched.
“I thought the key to game was Chris settling,” Trundy said. “He put some zeros up after giving a three spot in the top of the first and I think that gave our guys a chance to get the bats and score some runs.”
“Other than that I just kept attacking throughout the game,” Gonzalez said about his outing after giving up the three-run homer. “All my pitches were working so I was happy with that.”
The winning pitcher was Falmouth reliever Aidan Maldonado. The losing pitcher was Whitecaps starter Daniel Harper. The right-hander from Kentucky tossed two strikeouts and two walks allowing four runs on six hits through three and one-third innings.
Four of Brewster’s runs came from the long ball. Whitecaps Marcos Castanon, Eric Foggo and Justin Vought hit homers off start Chris Gonzalez and reliever Austin Langworthy.
Brewster scored four runs off Falmouth southpaw Austin Langworthy, who made his pitching debut after two-and-a-half seasons with the ‘Dores.
Up Next: The Commodores will face the Cotuit Kettleers 6 p.m. July 3 at Arnie Allen Diamond at Guv Fuller Field.
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