Commodores and Whitecaps tie in scoreless game

FALMOUTH, Mass. – The pitching was the story of the night on Friday, as the Falmouth Commodores and Brewster Whitecaps tied 0–0 at Arnie Allen Diamond at Guv Fuller Field.

The Commodores’ pitching staff had another impressive evening on the mound, keeping the Whitecaps scoreless while striking out seven batters. Falmouth also managed to stop several rallies by Brewster, as the club left a total of nine runners on base. 

The shutout by the ’Dores comes just one night after the club’s hurlers held the Bourne Braves to one run. Manager Jeff Trundy said he has been impressed by how the team has pitched as of late. 

“The last few nights, you can’t ask for much more from a pitching staff than what those guys have given us,” Trundy said. “They pitch well throughout the game [and] the few trouble spots that we had, we pitched out of it.”

Falmouth’s offense was unable to receive timely hitting in this one, recording just four hits and leaving eight runners on base. The club has scored one run over its last three games, being kept scoreless in the last two contests. 

Chase Jeter was dominant during his first start of the summer, striking out two batters and allowing just three hits in four scoreless innings of work. The southpaw said he was pleased with the way he threw the ball against the defending Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) champions.

“As a starting pitcher, my number one goal every time is to give my team a chance to win and I felt like I was able to do that,” Jeter said. “I thought I got stronger as the outing went on, and I thought my third inning was my best inning. I was throwing a ton of strikes with all my pitches there.”

Garrett Coe was then impressive in relief, keeping Brewster scoreless by giving up just two hits in a pair of frames on the hill. Ryan Slater was also solid out of the bullpen, striking out three batters while keeping the opposition off the scoreboard in the seventh and eighth. Joey Ryan finished the game by recording a scoreless ninth inning. 

The Commodores got some runners into scoring position throughout the contest, but the club was ultimately held scoreless. Shortstop Alex Mooney led off the game by driving a double off the top of the wall in left-center field, but he was left on base.

In the bottom of the third inning, Falmouth had runners on second and third base with just one out. Second baseman Colby Halter was hit by a pitch and left fielder Corey Collins advanced him to third by lining a double down the left field line. The next two batters were then retired to end the frame.

Mooney gave the ball a ride once again in the bottom of the seventh, ending the frame by flying out just in front of the wall in left. Trundy said he is confident that the team’s lineup will turn the corner soon, as it works to improve at the plate. 

“I still believe our hitting is going to come [around],” Trundy said. “I think we’re a lot better than what we’re doing. … I’m optimistic that it has to get better.”

The Whitecaps created a scoring opportunity in the top of the eighth inning but were unable to capitalize. The team got runners on second and third base by hitting a single and double with just one out. Slater then escaped the jam by getting two consecutive groundouts.

Neither team scored during the final inning of play, ending the game at a 0–0 tie. The CCBL is not playing extra innings this season, even if the game is tied at the end of nine innings.

The tie advances Falmouth’s record to 5–11–2 on the season. The Commodores will return to action at 6 p.m. July 2, as the club will travel to take on the Bourne Braves at Doran Park. 

Note: Featured image by Anders Saling.

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