BOURNE – Despite recent luck, the Commodores seemed to have had every decision go the opposite way.
From a foul ball called a fair home run to a throw from right fielder Zach Deloach being blocked by an umpire, the historic 11-game win streak came to an end as the Braves beat the ‘Dores, 5-3.
“I’m proud of the way our kids played,” manager Jeff Trundy. “They were never out of this game. Honestly, I’m incredibly proud of them for the way they played in the circumstances tonight.”
The momentum changed on Jud Fabian high foul ball that was called fair by third base umpire in the bottom of the fifth.
“It’s hard when things don’t go your way,” first baseman Jackson Coutts. “It happens.”
Falmouth starter Nick Nastrini did give up the solo shot but still dominated in his sixth start. The right-hander from UCLA tossed five innings with seven strikeouts.
Shortstop Trei Cruz hit a solo home run in the fourth while first baseman Jackson Coutts hit a two-RBI single in the eighth.
Commodores reliever Caleb Wurster allowed three runs on four hits through two innings pitched giving him the loss.
Up Next: The Commodores will face the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in a doubleheader starting at 12 p.m. July 29 at McKeon Park.
“We’ve got two more games tomorrow,” Coutts said. “We get to start a new win streak. Trundy went on an 11-game win streak in 1995 with my father in Cotuit and they won a championship.”
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