08/07/2022 11:03 AM
Article By: Kayla Gregoire
With the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox and Brewster Whitecaps awaiting their opponents, day three of round one had two game threes to be played. One game was a nail bitter throughout, on the other hand, the other seemed to be clear from the first inning.
Hyannis defeats Cotuit 15-5 (Hyannis Wins Series)
After the Cotuit Kettleers used their resilient offense and shut down pitching to win game two, it was the Hyannis Harbor Hawks turn to flash some offense.
In the first inning, the Harbor Hawks put up six runs to show the Kettleers that they were not backing down. It all started with a Rikuu Nishida leadoff walk to ignite the Hyannis offense. After that, Mitch Jebb hit a single, then on a wild pitch led Nishida to third base. A sacrifice fly from Cole McConnell gave Hyannis their first run of the inning.
The big hit of the first inning was a Drew Ehrhard home run to give the Harbor Hawks a comfortable lead.
The Kettleers answered with two runs of their own in the inning from a Carter Trice home run.
In the sixth inning, Hyannis had another big inning with putting up four more runs. The Harbor Hawks chipped away at Ty Johnson, who had just replaced Joseph Whitman on the mound. But the inning started out similar to the first, with a walk, but this time dealt to Dominic Pitelli. Most notably, Jackson Ross hit a double to score Jebb and McConnell to extend the Hyannis lead.
With how much offense the Harbor Hawks were putting up, the Kettleers could not keep up. Cotuit fell to Hyannis with a score of 15-5.
Bourne defeats Falmouth 8-6 (Bourne Wins Series)
Unlike Hyannis, the Bourne Braves had to battle through ties and the Falmouth Commodores taking leads to get to the second round.
The Braves struck first with a Matt Shaw sacrifice fly to center field to score Mac Horvath. Through the next two innings, the Commodores fought their way back to a 2-1 lead.
In the fourth inning, both teams were trying to fight their way into a comfortable lead. To start off the inning, Patrick Roche sent Anthony Mackenzie home on a sacrifice fly. After that, Bourne made a pitching change to Ty Cummings and the first batter Cummings face was dealt a walk. On a Peyton Stovall single, Alex Mooney and Jace Bohrofen scored to allow the Commodores a 5-2 lead.
Falmouth did not have the lead for long, after an error by the Falmouth shortstop allowed Nelson Taylor to advance to second base. After that, the Commodores made a pitching change to Garrett Coe who seemed to struggle.
On a Chris Brito double, he sent Bryce Eblin and Horvath across the plate. The next at-bat, Evan Sleight singled to send Brito home. By the end of the inning, Bourne took an 8-5 lead.
Despite a comeback attempt in the eighth inning, the Commodores could not comeback against the Braves and lost by a score of 8-6.
The Harbor Hawks and Bourne Braves will play against one another for the Western Division Finals on Sunday, August 7th at Doran Park. First pitch will be at 6:00 p.m.