Commodores defeat Whitecaps in home run derby

BREWSTER, Mass. – The Falmouth Commodores defeated the Brewster Whitecaps 14-2 on July 6, from Stony Brook Field. The club snapped its four-game losing streak behind a powerful offensive performance and solid pitching. 

Falmouth’s bats were the story of the night, as they erupted for six home runs and 15 hits. Kristofer Armstrong led the way, going 4-for-5 with three RBIs and a pair of dingers. Brayden Taylor was equally as impressive at the plate, as he went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored.

Manager Jeff Trundy said that he was pleased with his club’s efforts in the batter’s box.

“We swung the bats exceptionally well,” Trundy said. “I thought our approach was good tonight, and I just hope that carries over.”

The ‘Dores also received a dominant effort from their pitching staff, holding the Whitecaps to just two runs and four hits. Jack Jasiak set the tone, as he struck out six batters in five scoreless innings of work.

Jack Jasiak made his second appearance of the season on Tuesday night. Photo by Joe Cavanaugh.

The Commodores got on the board early in this one, taking a 1-0 lead over the Whitecaps in the top of the second inning. Armstrong scored the first run of the evening, as he came home on a fielding error by Brewster’s third baseman. 

Falmouth extended its lead to 5-0 in the top of the third inning, as the club posted a four-run frame. Taylor lined an RBI double into the right-center field gap, driving in Luke Boyers. Michael Curialle then brought home Taylor by blasting a two-run home run over the right field wall. This was immediately followed by Armstrong blasting a back-to-back jack to right-center field. 

The ‘Dores continued their offensive clinic in the fourth inning, extending their lead to 8-0 over the Whitecaps. Taylor left the yard with a two-run home run to right-center field, plating Boyers. Jace Bohrofen then hit a monster solo home run into the trees beyond the right field fence, marking the second time in the game that the club hit consecutive home runs. 

Bohrofen said that he tried to simplify his swing during this at-bat, after going hitless in his first two plate appearances.

“I got in a good count, and I just tried not to do too much,” Bohrofen said. “[I stayed] within myself and just gave it a ride.”

Falmouth kept the pedal on the gas in the sixth inning, as it extended its lead 12-0 over Brewster with a four-run inning. Bohrofen remained red-hot at the dish, driving home Taylor with an RBI triple to right-center field. Curialle then plated the right fielder with a sacrifice fly to left field. Taylor Smith capped off the offensive outburst with a two-run home run to left-center field, bringing in Armstrong.

The Whitecaps got on the scoreboard in the bottom half of the frame, trimming the Commodores’ lead to 12-2. Colin Davis launched a two-run dinger to left field, driving in Trey Faltine. 

The ‘Dores continued to dominate in the eighth inning, as Armstrong drove home Curialle with a two-run home run to right field. The blast was the first baseman’s second home run of the night and extended the club’s lead to 14-2.

This would hold as the final score, as the game was called due to darkness in the eighth inning. Tommy Sommer closed out the contest with a scoreless frame, in which he struck out a pair of batters.

The victory improves Falmouth’s record to 5-6-2 on the season. The Commodores will return to action against the Bourne Braves at on July 7 at 6 p.m., from Doran Park.

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