By Maxwell Paul McLaughlin
Brewster, M.A. – It’s another day and tie for the Whitecaps against the Chatham Anglers, with a final score of 4-4.
It was the Whitecaps’ fifth tie in the last seven-games. However, it was a moral victory for the Whitecaps, who started down 4-0 in-game that only went 7.1 innings.
“This is a win; I don’t consider this a tie; we were down 4-0, and we squeezed four runs out,” Whitecaps Manager Jamie Shevchik said. “It’s a win because we had some guys who were banged up, and we were able to scratch out four runs.”
Chatham struck first in the top of the second with a two-run home run after the Whitecaps failed to score with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first.
Chatham added another two runs in the top of the 3rd off another two-run home run.
The Whitecaps picked up their first two-game runs in the bottom of the sixth inning off back-to-infield singles by Chase Adkison (Oklahoma State) and Parks Harber (Georgia).
The Whitecaps drew even closer in the bottom of the seventh inning. Cam Fischer (UNC Charlotte) tripled and then scored on a passed ball by the catcher to make the score 4-3.
The Whitecaps then tied the game in the bottom of the seventh on a passed ball that would end the scoring for the game.
In the top eighth, Chatham had runners on first and second, but the game was called due to darkness which is common during this time of the season at Brewster.
Jackson Nezuh (Louisana Lafeyatte) pitched three innings and kept the Anglers at four runs to give the Whitecaps a chance.
“He was really good; he single handily kept us in this game,” Shevchik said.
Chase Adkison (Oklahoma State) finished the game with two hits and an RBI to start the scoring.
The Whitecaps will be at home tomorrow against the Falmouth Commodores, with the first pitch coming at 5 pm.