FALMOUTH – The Commodores tallied one hit and committed three errors against the Wareham Gatemen.
With a stat line like that anyone would think Falmouth lost, but the ‘Dores did just enough to defeat the Gatemen, 2-1.
“Our pitchers gave us a chance to win tonight,” manager Jeff Trundy said. “Everybody on the mound threw very, very well, so that gave us the opportunity to do what we did in the last part of the baseball game. Without that, we wouldn’t have won.”
Franco Aleman, Brant Brown and Zach Brzykcy all made mound appearances for Falmouth.
Commodores starter Franco Aleman notched five innings of four hit baseball, only allowing one run and tossing five strikeouts.
One of the ‘Dores latest additions, Brant Brown, was spot on for Falmouth. The right-hander from Eckerd College tossed three scoreless innings and earned the win for the Commodores.
“I knew the team had a good batting average,” Brown said. “I had to get the slider low in the zone, keep the fastball low in the zone and off the barrel.”
The ‘Dores were held hitless into the eighth inning until first baseman Austin Langworthy laced a single past Wareham’s second baseman for the first and only hit of the ball game.
“We just needed to get something going,” Langworthy said. “We didn’t have a lot going all night. I just needed to get on base somehow.”
Falmouth scored on a sac-fly by left fielder Austin Masel and a Zach Deloach walk with the bases loaded.
Zach Brzykcy earned his sixth save for Falmouth hurling one shutout inning in the ninth securing Falmouth’s lead.
The losing pitcher was Gatemen reliever Jason Ruffcorn. The right-hander from Oklahoma didn’t allow a hit but walked to batters eventually leading to the Commodores’ go-ahead run.
While Falmouth (20-12-1) committed three errors, Wareham (19-16-1) didn’t give up a single error.
Up Next: The Commodores will face the Orleans Firebirds 7 p.m. July 25 at Eldredge Park.
“I think as far as winning goes, this team is probably been the best one I’ve been on,” three-time Commodore Austin Langworthy said. “When you win it’s fun.”
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