WAREHAM – The Commodores were able to sweep a doubleheader against the Wareham Gatemen at Spillane Field.
Here’s what happened:
Led by a barrage of home runs and a strong outing from Carmen Mlodzinski, the Falmouth Commodores were able top the Wareham Gatemen, 5-2.
Commodores’ Trei Cruz and Zach Deloach notched home runs for Falmouth. Cruz scorched a two-run homer to take the lead in the fourth inning while Deloach nailed a solo shot in the top of the sixth to start a three-run rally.
“I honestly haven’t changed my approach,” Deloach said. “I’ve been trying to hit up the middle and today I got a ball I could ride.”
Cruz finished one-for-two with two RBIs and two walks. Deloach only notched one hit.
‘Dores starter Carmen Mlodzinski dazzled on the mound yet again. 6-foot-2 right hander tossed five innings allowing one unearned run on two hits while tallying four strikeouts.
Commodores catcher Troy Claunch hit an RBI single scoring Trei Cruz in the sixth and ‘Dores left fielder Tim Tawa laced his own RBI single bringing home third baseman Steven Moretto.
The winning pitcher was Falmouth starter Carmen Mlodzinski. The losing pitcher was Wareham reliever Brandon Pfaadt. The save went to ‘Dores reliever Sean Mullen. This was Mullen’s first save.
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It was Falmouth’s best game of the season by far.
The Gatemen tied the Commodores in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs on a fly ball that would potential end the game.
But after the outfield miscue Baron Radcliff went to the plate to make up for the mistake.
He launched a two-run homer to take the lead in the top of the eighth inning securing a 6-4 Falmouth victory over Wareham.
“They won me over a long time ago,” manager Jeff Trundy said. “They’ve proven that they are going to keep fighting and keeping coming out night in and night out.”
Radcliff went one-for-three but his one hit made the difference for the ‘Dores getting them the lead.
“With two strikes, I had to do whatever I could to get the ball in play,” Radcliff said. “I put a good swing on the ball and it happened to go over the fence.”
The game went back and forth throughout the night. The game-tying RBI came off a Benjamin Sems single in the bottom of the seventh. Sems tallied two hits and two RBIs for Wareham.
Commodores’ Kevin Kendall and Jackson Coutts notched RBIs. Kendall earned three while Coutts secured one. The UCLA shortstop finished two-for-three with three RBIs.
The winning pitcher was ‘Dores reliever Logan Hofmann. The losing pitcher was Gatemen reliever Jason Ruffcorn. The save was earned by Commodores two-way player Austin Langworthy. This was his first save in three seasons on the Cape.
“It was cool,” Langworthy said. “I enjoy pitching. I wish I threw a little harder because I’d pitch more. But I was able to throw some good strikes.”
Both the Gatemen (17-15-1) and Commodores (17-12-1) committed one error apiece.
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