‘Dores leave yard three times in loss to Sox

YARMOUTH, Mass. – The Falmouth Commodores fell to the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox 4-3 on July 5, at “Red” Wilson Field. The loss marks the club’s fourth consecutive defeat, as timely hitting by the Red Sox proved to be just enough to edge out the ‘Dores. 

The fireworks came a day late for Falmouth, as the club launched three home runs in the contest. Jace Bohrofen had a solid night at the plate, going 1-for-2 with a home run and a pair of RBIs. Bryson Ware and Taylor Smith also left the yard. Despite this power display, the ‘Dores struggled at the plate, logging just three hits in the ballgame. 

The Commodores’ pitching staff had a respectable night at the office, as it held the Red Sox to just two runs through the first six innings of play. Lucas Gordon impressed in relief, striking out four batters and allowing just one run in three innings of work. 

Lucas Gordon allowed just one hit in his first appearance of the season. Photo by Will Kharfen.

Manager Jeff Trundy said that while his club didn’t come away with a victory, he was pleased with the staff’s efforts on the mound. 

“I thought we pitched really well overall,” Trundy said. “So, [it] wasn’t the outcome we wanted but I thought there [were] some things that showed a lot of promise.”

The Red Sox struck first in this one, as they took an early 1-0 lead over the ‘Dores in the first inning. Nathan Baez lined an RBI double off the left field wall, driving in Wyatt Hoffman. 

Falmouth answered this run in the top of the third inning, as the club hit a pair of long balls to take a 3-1 lead over Yarmouth-Dennis. Smith tied the game with a solo home run to left-center field. Bohrofen then launched a two-run blast into the trees beyond the center field wall. The right fielder’s third home run of the season brought home Luke Boyers. 

The Sox got one of these runs back in the bottom of the fourth inning, trimming the Commodores lead 3-2. Pascanel Ferreras left the yard with a solo home run to left-center field. 

Falmouth extended its lead to 4-2 in the seventh inning, as Ware launched a home run to center field. The blast was the Auburn product’s first dinger of the year. Ware said that he was happy to log his first home run in the Cape Cod Baseball League. 

“It felt awesome, especially just to get the first one out of the way this summer,” Ware said. “I just tried to slow things down as much as possible and relax up there and it ended up paying off for me.”

Yarmouth-Dennis reclaimed the lead in the bottom half of the frame, as the club plated three runs to take a 5-4 lead over Falmouth. Hoffman hit the go-ahead three-run home run to left-center field, scoring Peyton Graham and Briley Knight. 

This would hold as the final score, as the ‘Dores were held scoreless in the final two innings of play. The loss drops the club’s record to 4-6-2 on the campaign. The Commodores will return to action on July 6 at 5 p.m., as they will take on the Brewster Whitecaps at Stony Brook Field.

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Tommy Mumau can be reached at tmumau@ithaca.edu. Follow him on Twitter @tommymumau13.

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