08/08/2022 6:47 AM
Article By: Kayla Gregoire
As day one of round two of the playoffs started, many games were kept close, unlike many of the other games in round one. As the team's pitching and offense battle to move onto the championship, a lot of talent has been shown throughout lineups. Here’s last night's playoff recap, presented by National Grid.
Brewster defeats Yarmouth-Dennis 6-3 (Brewster Leads Series 1-0)
After both teams had a day off after sweeping their opponents in round one, the Brewster Whitecaps came out on top against the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox on Sunday.
The Whitecaps took an early lead after a home run from Dylan Goldstein to start off the game. The Red Sox soon tied it in the second when Homer Bush Jr. led off the inning with a single, later stealing second base. He then advanced on a throwing error that later led him to score on a Caden Connor double that was misplayed.
Y-D’s only lead of the game was due to a Woody Hadeen triple in the third inning. Hadeen scored in the next at-bat with a Braden Montgomery sacrifice fly but was not able to capitalize the rest of the inning.
Brewster had multiple stars in the game that contributed to their win. One would be Carson Demartini who had three hits in the game, with two of the hits being home runs. Demartini had a total of four RBI to end the game. The other stars would have to be Hunter Owen, Carson Liggett, and Jack Stroud. Owen started on the mound for the Whitecaps and pitched five innings while giving up two runs. When Liggett came in, the game was a one run ballgame, and the pitcher did his job by only giving up two hits and one run in his outing. Stroud closed out the game with three shutout innings, shutting the door on the Red Sox offense.
Y-D’s typical stars in their lineup could not perform to their typical performance due to the Brewster pitching staff. Cole Carrigg could not grab a hit and Mike Boeve also did not with a strikeout.
A bright spot for the Red Sox was Shaun Gamelin who came in late in the seventh inning. The pitcher in only 1.2 innings shutdown the Whitecaps to end the game. Gamelin gave up one hit with three strikeouts.
Brewster took down Y-D with a score of 6-3. The Whitecaps will travel to Red Wilson Field for game two. First pitch is at 3:00 p.m.
Bourne defeats Hyannis 4-3 (Bourne Leads Series 1-0)
The Bourne Braves were able to capitalize off a rough Hyannis Harbor Hawks first inning to take game one of the series.
Jay Driver started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks and struggled with his command in the first inning. Driver started the inning off with a walk to Bryce Eblin who capitalized by stealing second. After that, the league MVP, Matt Shaw broke his playoff hitting drought with an RBI single to score Eblin. The Braves used the momentum to score two more runs to make it a 3-0 game.
After the first inning, Driver had a lights out performance on the mound. He gave up only one more hit in the third inning. For the next three innings, Driver found his rhythm on the mound and pitched three straight 1-2-3 innings. The pitcher faced a total of 24 batters and struck out nine of them.
Once Driver’s night ended, Holland Townes came on the mound for the Harbor Hawks, only giving up a John Peck double.
Bourne’s pitching staff was also having themselves a game. Bryce Cunningham started on the mound for the Braves and pitched a total of 4.2 innings. In that time, Cunningham gave up three runs on three hits, while walking three. The Vanderbilt pitcher struck out eight batters to top his outing off. Sean Culkin replaced Cunningham and backed him up by allowing no runs through his four innings.
The Harbor Hawks tried to battle back from the Braves, putting up three runs, but it was not enough. Hyannis fell to Bourne with a 4-3 score.
The Braves will travel to McKeon Park for game two. First pitch is at 6:00 p.m.