“Comeback Commodores” continue winning stretch against Cotuit

COTUIT – It was a game many thought would end in a tie. Both Cotuit and Falmouth looked evenly matched and the score remained tied throughout the entire ball game.

But in the seventh inning, the ‘Dores were able to put up two runs and come away with the victory over the Kettleers, 6-4.

“We were down early and we clawed our way back,” manager Jeff Trundy said. “It doesn’t seem to matter. Even if these guys are behind, they are always going to give you everything they got and fight there way back.”

With the Commodores down by two in the fourth, catcher Mat Nelson hit a two-run homer to tie the game at four.

“See the ball, hit the ball,” Nelson said. “With the first ball he threw me, I was way out on it so I told myself, ‘See the ball, hit the ball’ and I got it.”

Everything remained the same until the seventh inning when first baseman Jackson Coutts hit a sac-fly scoring the go-ahead RBI and designated hitter Baron Radcliff hit an RBI triple padding Falmouth’s lead.

First baseman Jackson Coutts ready in batter’s box. Photo by Meghan Murphy.

The game did end in shocking fashion. Because Lowell Park doesn’t have lights, games can be ended due to darkness.

Following the bottom of the seventh, the ‘Dores surprisingly went up to hit and the game was called following the top of the eighth inning.

“I didn’t see the ball the entire at-bat,” Nelson said when he went up to the plate in the eighth. “I was basically reacting to if it would break or not. You can ask anyone else, they saw the same exact thing.”

Falmouth reliever Aidan Maldonado received the victory for two strong innings pitched. He only allowed one unearned run and struck out three batters.

Kettleers reliever Kyle Nicholas got the loss allowing one earned run through one and two-thirds innings pitched.

Commodores reliever Tyler Ras was lights out through two hitless and scoreless innings earning the save. He also tossed three strikeouts.

With this victory the ‘Dores clinched the best record throughout the entire Cape Cod Baseball League.

“I always feel that the body of work that these kids put in through the course of the entire summer is more impressive than what happens at the end of the year,” Trundy said. “What they have done to win the league in the regular season is pretty impressive, especially with the grind they had to go through.”

Both the Commodores (26-13-2) and Kettleers (19-19-4) committed one error each.

Up Next: The Commodores will face the Cotuit Kettleers in a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. July 31 at Arnie Allen Diamond at Guv Fuller Field.

“Go ‘Dores,” Mat Nelson said about the Cape League being taken over by Falmouth.

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Maxwell Trink can be reached at mht42@miami.edu. Follow him on twitter @MaxwellTrink.


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