Western Division playoffs: Cotuit, Bourne advance

By: Ashley Crosby - Director of Social Media
08/08/2013 8:30 PM -

No. 3 Cotuit 5, No. 2 Falmouth 2

     In the first major upset of the playoffs, the Cotuit Kettleers defeated the Falmouth Commodores to advance to the Western Division Finals. Hunter Cole (Georgia) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to help the Kettleers overcome a first-inning 2-0 deficit.
 
     The Commodores got on the board early as Rhys Hoskins (Sacramento State) doubled with a shot to the fence in left field and Casey Gillaspie (Wichita State) followed with a home run onto the road behind the left-field fence for a 2-0 lead in the first. 
 
     But Cotuit responded with a run in the second as Cole doubled in Mark Payton (Texas Austin), who reached on a swinging strikeout. The Kettleers added two runs in the fourth for a 3-2 lead, and a suicide squeeze by Rhett Wiseman (Vanderbilt) in the eighth extended their lead to 4-2. Cole scored the final run for Cotuit in the ninth, singling to lead off, stealing second and coming home on a single by Garrett Stubbs (Southern Cal).
 
     Christian Cecilio (San Francisco) picked up the win for the Kettleers with six strong innings, while teammate Wesley Cox (Texas San Antonio) earned the save. Craig Schlitter (Bryant) took the loss after allowing the go-ahead run to score in the fourth. The Kettleers last won the Cape League Championship in 2010, and have more modern-day* titles (13) than any other team.
*since 1963
 
No. 4 Bourne 9, No. 1 Hyannis 2
 
     Trent Gilbert (Arizona) was the unsung hero for the Bourne Braves, with two game-tying RBI singles to help the No. 4 seed knock off the No. 1-seeded Hyannis Harbor Hawks.
 
     The Harbor Hawks struck first in their match as Tyler Spoon (Arkansas Fayetteville) doubled Landon Curry (Indiana State) in for a 1-0 lead, but Bourne responded with a Gilbert RBI single in the top of the second to even it. 
 
     Undeterred, the Hawks came back as Ryan Padilla (New Mexico) crossed the dish on a Curry single. But it wasn't enough, as Bourne got the momentum going. Gilbert finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs.
 
     Cody Livingston (Southern Miss) shut the Hawks down, fanning six batters in his 3 2/3 innings of relief – enough to earn the win – as his teammates provided the offense to keep the Braves ahead. Clint Freeman (ETSU) had an RBI, while Tyler Kuresa (UC Santa Barbara) and Richard Gonzalez (Alabama) each drove in two runs in the romp, which saw a three-run sixth inning and five-run eighth inning. 
 
     The Braves last won the championship in 2009 – their first and only title since the team was founded 25 years ago. 

 


Search Archive »

RSS

Browse by Year »
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
0

Browse by Month »
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
December 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
August 2003
July 2003
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
August 2001
July 2001
June 2001
November 2000
August 2000
July 2000
June 2000