By Maxwell Paul McLaughlin
Brewster, M.A. – The Brewster Whitecaps traveled to Falmouth and picked up their first tie of the cape league season, with a final score of 0-0.
Both teams had some brilliant pitching, but both teams left a very good amount of runners in scoring position. The Whitecaps should be relieved to get out with a tie but also aggravated they couldn’t push some runners across.
“To salvage a tie out of this game, it could’ve gone either way,” Whitecaps Manager Jamie Shevchik said. “We hit enough to win, and we certainly pitched enough to win, but they had plenty of opportunities as well, so to salvage a tie is big.”
Zane Morehouse (Texas) made his debut for the Whitecaps and went 4.2 innings, struck out four, and only allowed three hits.
“Morehouse has to command the zone earlier in counts and can’t put himself behind, but I thought he was really good,” Shevchik said.
On the offensive side of the ball, Trevor Werner (Texas A&M) and Grayson Tatrow (Abilene Christian) both finished with two hits; Tatrow also had three stolen bases.
A significant play in-game came in the bottom of the seventh inning courtesy of Mike Sorota (Northeastern). Sorota robbed a home run away from Alex Mooney (Duke) to keep the game knotted at 0.
Ryan Ure (Oklahoma State) and Grant Taylor (LSU) both came in relief for the Whitecaps. The two pitchers only allowed a combined one hit and a combined four strikeouts.
The biggest story of the game was the handful of runners both teams left on base and the lack of timely hitting when needed. It will be the first tie on the Whitecaps record this summer.
The Whitecaps will be back in action tomorrow night at Orleans, with the first pitch coming at 6:30.