YARMOUTH: Both the Red Sox and Gatemen are search of a bounce back effort after tough losses tonight at 5:00 p.m. in Yarmouth
The Wareham Gatemen were defeated 6-1 by the Braves in Bourne last night. Mac Lardner (Gonzaga) presented the Gatemen offense with an abundance of issues going 6 inning only allowing 1 run. The biggest issue was the amount of extra hits that Wareham allowed. Hyannis hit 4 doubles.
Bourne has the 2ndbest pitching staff in the CCBL and it showed last night. Colby Dunlop (UCONN) and Tyler Brosius (Rhode Island) only allowed 1 hit and no runs in the final 3 innings to close the game out.
One bright spot for the Gatemen was Kameron Guangorena (Cal State Fullerton). Coming into the game Guangorena was in a hitting slump but went 2-3 on the night with 2 singles. Guangorena was a key cog in the Gatemen offensive machine in the first few games so to have him in back in form could pay dividends.
3 of the Braves runs came off JP Gates (Miami). Gates struggled to find a groove on the mound allowing 3 runs on 5 hits in 3 innings of work. The Yarmouth-Dennis pitching really struggled against the Anglers last night in Chatham.
The Red Sox were blown out 15-1 by the Anglers. 4 of the Red Sox pitchers last night allowed 2 or more runs. Yarmouth poured on 13 hits and several players stood out. Kaden Polcovich (Oklahoma State), Paxton Wallace (Wichita State), and Ben Ramirez (USC) all had home runs in the ball game.
Jamal Oguinn II (USC) has been one of the best players in the CCBL this season and he shined for the Anglers last night going 2-3 with 4 RBI. Chatham was firing on all cylinders as Kolby Kubichek (Texas) pitched 5 scoreless innings only allowing 2 hits.
Keep an eye on Noah Campbell (South Carolina) and Wyatt Young (Pepperdine) to bounce back offensively for the Red Sox tonight. Campbell is batting .370 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI. Young is batting .359 with 5 RBI. The Red Sox have a batting average of .256 which ranks second in the CCBL but they are in for a very tough test tonight facing Brandon Pfaadt (Bellarmine).
Pfaadt has been nothing short of a star for the Gatemen this season. Pfaadt is 2-0 and has not allowed a run in 12 innings of action. Not only that but Pfaadt has been a strikeout machine sending down 16 batters and has only walked 4 batters allowing 2 hits.
On the mound for Yarmouth-Dennis is John Beller (USC). Beller is 1-0 and has a 2.07 ERA in 8.2 innings of work. Beller has only walked one batter striking out 12. If these pitchers play to their potential we could be in for the antithesis of the last Yarmouth-Dennis game.
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, C – Miami
5. Matt McLain, 3B – UCLA
6. Benjamin Sems, SS – Kansas
7. Dallas Beaver, DH – UCF
8.Mike Antico, LF – St. Johns
9. Matt Rudick, RF – San Diego State
SP: Brandon Pfaadt (Bellarmine)
1. Wyatt Young, SS – Pepperdine
2. Noah Campbell, DH – South Carolina
3. Austin Wells, CF – Arizona
4. Riley King, 3B – Georgia
5. Jack Wold, 1B – Nevada
6. Andrew Eyster, LF – South Carolina
7. Tate Samuelson, 2B – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
8. Brad Beasley, RF - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
9. Noah Cardenas, C – UCLA
SP: John Beller – USC
Photo by: Kristin Ostrowski