Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox 3, Falmouth Commodores 1
The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox topped the Falmouth Commodores 3-1 in the opening day game at Red Wilson Field. The winning pitcher, Aaron Blair (Marshall) held the Commodores to one run as the Red Sox’s designated hitter, Sam Travis (Indiana) scored two of Y-D’s three runs. Commodores’ pitcher Craig Schlitter (Bryant) let up 11 hits in the loss.
Cotuit Kettleers 3, Hyannis Harbor Hawks 2
The Cotuit Kettleers got a leg up on the annual Patriots Cup competition with an opening-day win over their cross-town rivals, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. Hyannis put two runs on the board in the top of the 6th to take a lead, but Cotuit answered as returning player Patrick Biondi (Michigan) drove in his first of two RBI for the night. The Kettleers broke the tie in the bottom of the eighth for the 3-2 win. Dan Slania (Notre Dame) earned the win in relief.
Orleans Firebirds 4, Brewster Whitecaps 3
Michael Montville (Maryland College Park) hit a walk-off homerun as the Firebirds took their home opener 4-3 over the Brewster Whitecaps. Phillip Pfeifer (Vanderbilt) picked up the win in relief while veteran Trevor Gott (Kentucky) earned the save. The Firebirds scored two in the fourth to take the lead but Brewster answered in the fifth with two runs of their own to make it a tie game. Jeff McNeil (Cal St Long Beach) had two RBI for the Whitecaps in the loss.
Chatham Anglers 7, Wareham Gatemen 5
The Chatham Anglers illustrated consistency at the plate as they steadily hit into a 7-1 lead over the Wareham Gatemen by the 7th inning. Wareham attempted a late-game comeback, scoring four runs. Cole Sturgeon (Louisville) led the way for Wareham with two runs. Scott Frazier (Pepperdine) earned the win for the A’s, fanning five batters in his five innings of work.
Harwich Mariners 8, Bourne Braves 5
A late-inning three-run homerun by Mike Ahmed (Holy Cross) fell short of a rally for the Bourne Braves, as the Harwich Mariners won their opening game 8-5 at home. The Mariners got on the board early, scoring two runs in the first inning and one in the third before rolling in the seventh and eighth. Phillip Ervin (Samford) hit a homerun in the third, leading the Mariners with three RBI for the night. David Whitehead (Elon) earned the win with 5.2 innings of work.