‘Dores eliminated from postseason contention in loss to Gatemen

WAREHAM, Mass. – The Falmouth Commodores’ playoff hopes ended on Monday night. The club battled back after trailing 6-0, but ultimately lost 7-4 to the Wareham Gatemen.

Manager Jeff Trundy said that he was impressed with the club’s resiliency, despite trailing by a large margin.

“I’m really proud of the guys for the way they continue to fight and compete and never give up,” Trundy said. “I think that just shows a tremendous amount of character on their part and makes me proud to be associated with them.”

Falmouth’s offense had a respectable night at the plate, posting four runs and six hits. All of the club’s runs came in the sixth inning, as it rallied to trim its deficit. Anthony Hall continued to produce, going 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. 

The Gatemen opened the scoring in the bottom of the third inning, taking a 2-0 lead on Cade Fergus’ two-run blast over the left field wall. 

Wareham extended its lead to 3-0 in the fourth, as Kamren James brought home Tommy Troy with an RBI groundout to shortstop.

The Gatemen padded their lead in the fifth inning, advancing their lead to 6-0 over the ‘Dores. Jim Jarvis cranked a two-run jack to right-center field, plating Fergus. Troy then went back-to-back, clobbering a solo jack into the parking lot in left field.

The club’s first hit of the evening came in the sixth inning, off the bat of Casey Harford. The shortstop hustled into third base for a triple after left fielder Owen Diodati lost sight of the ball in the lights.

The Commodores made a dent in their deficit during this frame, trimming Wareham’s lead to 6-4. Jace Bohrofen brought home Harford by grounding an RBI single through the right side of the infield. Hall then plated Bohrofen with a booming RBI double into the left-center field gap. Michael Curialle followed this by skying a sacrifice fly to center field, driving in Kris Armstrong. Mike Handal capped off the scoring by lining an RBI single up the middle, scoring Hall.

Hall said that he was pleased with the lineup’s approach during the rally, despite falling short from overcoming this deficit. 

“I think we’re just having very quality [at-bats] and we’re competing every pitch,” Hall said. “Can’t really ask for more, and it shows but it just didn’t show enough tonight.”

The Gatemen got one of these runs back in the seventh, extending their lead to 7-4 over the ‘Dores. Troy drove home Tres Gonzalez with an RBI groundout to Harford at shortstop. 

This would hold as the final score, as the clubs failed to score a run for the remainder of the contest. The loss drops Falmouth’s record to 14-18-2 on the summer. The Commodores will take on the Wareham Gatemen again on Tuesday at 6 p.m., from Guv Fuller Field. 

Note: Featured image by Meghan Murphy.

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

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