BREWSTER- The Wareham Gatemen (6-5-1) hit the road facing off against a Brewster Whitecaps team (6-5-1) who are in the midst of a slug fest in East Division standings
There have already been 29 game postponements in the first 16 days of the season due to weather. Possibly as a result of that, no team has been able to build momentum and the standings are very tight.
In the Eastern Division every team has 6 wins besides the Chatham Anglers who have 7 wins. The Whitecaps were in 1stplace recently until dropping 2 straight games and now sit in 3rdplace.
Both of the losses came at the hands of the Cotuit Kettleers (6-5-1) in a double-header. Both teams had 5 hits in the first game but 2 errors proved costly in a 5-2 defeat. The second game was a very similar story as Brewster lost 6-2. However the Brewster offense only had 2 hits and this has been a big reason for the 2 straight losses.
No Whitecaps player had more than 1 hit in either game. Keep an eye on Brett Auerbach (Alabama) to re-energize the offense as he is currently batting .321. Also watch out for T.J. Collet (Kentucky) who is batting .308 on the season with 9 RBI.
Brewster is in the middle of the pack for team batting average (.224) but rank 2ndin the CCBL for home runs with (9). Wareham has a team ERA of (3.41) and Brewster has a team ERA of (3.35) so the difference in the end will be who is able to hit. That advantages goes to Wareham who lead the CCBL in team batting average (.287).
On the mound for the Gatemen is Jonathan Gates (Miami). Gates pitched 1 inning earlier this season against Harwich striking out 2 batters and only allowing 1 hit.
As for Brewster, a familiar face for the Gatemen is on the mound in Cam Tringali (South Carolina). Tringali already faced Wareham this season going 4 innings, striking out 6 batters, and allowing 2 runs on 2 hits. In Tringali’s second appearance he pitched 5 innings against Hyannis only allowing 2 hits and no runs.
Here are the lineups:
1. Braiden Ward, CF – Washington
2. Darren Baker, 2B – Cal Berkeley
3. Jacob Teter, 1B – Florida Southern
4. Adrian Del Castillo, DH – Miami
5. Kameron Guangorena, C – Cal State Fullerton
6. Mike Antico, LF – St. Johns
7. Benjamim Sems, SS – Kansas
8. Mat McClain, 3B – UCLA
9. Tora Otsuka, RF – San Diego
SP: Jonathon Gates – Miami
1. Brett Auerbach, LF – Alabama
2. Alerick Soularie, CF – Tennessee
3. Marcos Castanon, 3B – Cal Santa Barbara
4. T.J Collet, DH – Kentucky
5. Gage Workman, SS - Arizona State
6. Tyler Gentry, RF – Alabama
7. Tyler Hardman, 1B – Oklahoma
8. Justin Vought, C – Maryland
9. Ryan Bliss, 2B – Auburn
SP: Cam Trinagli – South Carolina