The Falmouth Commodores fell to the Bourne Braves 4-2 on July 7, at Doran Park. The club struggled to receive key hits at the plate but delivered a respectable performance on the mound.
Falmouth’s pitchers kept the club in the ballgame, as they struck out six batters and allowed just four runs. Trey McLoughlin was dominant in his second outing of the season, striking three batters in six shutout innings. The right-hander said that he was pleased with his performance on the mound.
“My fastball was working well,” McLoughlin said. “For the most part I think my control was good, my command was good, and I was efficient.”
Pitching coach Mike Landry said that he was impressed with the hurler’s effort, as he managed to limit his pitch count in the outing.
“[He] epitomizes what the philosophy for the staff is,” Landry said. “The efficiency is right where we want it to be, that’s a fantastic job.”
The Commodores’ bats were held in check for the majority of the ballgame, posting just five hits and scoring a pair of runs. Despite these struggles, Kristofer Armstrong had productive night, going 1-for-4 with an RBI.
Both sides dominated on the mound until the top of the fourth inning, when the Commodores took a 1-0 lead over the Braves. Brayden Taylor opened the frame with a double into the left-center field gap, and then came home to score on an RBI groundout by Armstrong.
Falmouth tacked on another run in the fifth inning, extending its lead to 2-0 over Bourne. Jonathan French came home to score after Kodie Kolden grounded into a double play.
The Braves broke their offensive silence in the bottom of the seventh inning, as they took a 3-2 lead over the Commodores. Dalton Rushing drove in the club’s first run of the night, lining an RBI single to center field, plating Max Anderson. Joshua Moylan then delivered the go-ahead knock, as he hit a two-run infield single to drive in Rushing and Braylen Wimmer.
Bourne extended its lead to 4-2 in the eighth inning, as Rushing drove in Joe Lampe with a sacrifice fly to left field.
This would hold as the final score, as the ‘Dores were held scoreless in the ninth inning. The loss drops the club’s record to 5-7-2 on the campaign. The Commodores will return to action on July 9 at 6 p.m., as they will take on the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox at Guv Fuller Field.
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