Falmouth drops close game in Chatham

CHATHAM, Mass. – The Falmouth Commodores’ bats were quiet on Monday night, mustering just one run on five hits. These offensive struggles led the club’s 3-1 loss to the Chatham Anglers, ending Falmouth’s winning streak at four games.

Despite these struggles at the plate, the Commodores’ delivered a solid performance on the mound. Tyler Tuthill posted a respectable outing, striking out six batters while allowing just three runs in five innings of work. Wesley Sweatt shut down the opposition in relief, striking out six batters without allowing a hit in three scoreless frames. 

Assistant coach Ryan Ihle said he was impressed by Tuthill and Sweatt’s ability to limit Chatham’s offense.

“Tuthill was awesome,” Ihle said. “He settled in and was really cruising there. And Sweatt was dominant, that’s pretty awesome for him. So, those two guys gave us a chance to win the ballgame and that’s all you can ask for.”

The Anglers struck first in this one, taking a 2-0 lead over the ‘Dores in the bottom of the first inning. Lyle Miller-Green opened the scoring by lining a two-run single up the middle. 

Chatham tacked on another run in the fifth, extending its lead to 3-0 against Falmouth. Matt Hogan then came around to score on a throwing error by third baseman Kodie Kolden, after Joshua Rivera reached on a fielder’s choice. 

Taylor Smith broke the Commodores’ offensive silence in the seventh inning, trimming the club’s deficit to 3-1 by crossing the plate on a wild pitch. 

This would hold as the final score, as the squads would trade zeros for the remainder of the contest. Sweatt said that while the ‘Dores didn’t walk away with a victory, he was pleased with the club’s efforts in the contest.

“We still competed, and we still had energy throughout the whole game,” Sweatt said. “We never were out of the game. So, from that standpoint, it was a good fight [and a] good effort. [We] just fell a little short tonight.”

The loss drops the club’s record to 12-14-2 on the season. The Commodores will return to action against the Hyannis Harbor Hawks on Tuesday at 6 p.m., from Guv Fuller Field. 

Note: Featured image by Joe Cavanaugh.

Click here for Monday night’s box score. 

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

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