CHATHAM – It seems like whenever the Commodores bats go quiet; the next day they break out.
That’s exactly what happened at packed Veteran’s Field as the ‘Dores crushed the Anglers, 15-6.
“It’s baseball,” third base coach Brett Becker said. “Good pitching is always going to beat good hitting and we have a good team. These guys were able to get over the previous night and go to the plate stronger.”
Falmouth scored at least one run each inning spanning from the first to the fourth.
Commodores’ Zach Deloach and Baron Radcliff powered the ‘Dores line-up. Deloach hit a two-run homer to kick-off the game while Radcliff smashed a grand slam in the fourth and a two-run blast in the eighth.
‘Dores catcher Taylor Smith also hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning.
The right fielder from Texas A&M finished four-for-five with 3 RBIs scoring twice. He continues to lead the Cape League in average, now batting .420 with Falmouth.
“The team is hot,” Zach Deloach said. “We play are game every day and I don’t think it’s rocket science. We all try and compete and that’s the result of how we play.”
The first baseman from Georgia Tech tallied two hits and eight RBIs for the Commodores.
“Knowing that the coaches are trying to give me a chance to improve and playing bad isn’t something that usually happens to me,” Radcliff said about his coming out party. “For me I had to be able to get some good swings off and I had to get reps.”
‘Dores third baseman Tim Tawa also put together a strong showing going three-for-five with a RBI.
Commodores’ starter Tyler Ras pitched four innings. The right-hander from Alabama tossed four strikeouts and only allowed two runs on four hits.
Anglers’ Ty Madden and Jack Owen struggled against Falmouth. Madden went three innings allowing five earned runs on eight while Owen allowed six earned runs on six hits.
The only Chatham bat to see repeated success was Alex Toral. The first baseman from Miami notched two hits and a RBI.
The Anglers totaled nine hits against Commodore pitching. The two Chatham home runs came from catcher Brady Smith in the bottom of the second and right fielder Cade Cabbiness in the sixth inning.
Every Falmouth starter reached base except shortstop Kevin Kendall. Six ‘Dores had multi-hit games.
The winning pitcher was Commodores starter Tyler Ras. The losing pitcher was Anglers starter Ty Madden.
The ‘Dores (13-10-1) committed one error. Chatham (15-11-1) didn’t allow a single error defensively.
This was the final game of Falmouth’s four game road trip around the Cape.
“We are a lot more confident,” Deloach said. “I think we just have to go out and execute and prepare the right way.”
Up Next: The Commodores will face the Bourne Braves 6 p.m. July 12 at Arnie Allen Diamond at Guv Fuller Field.
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