Brewster Falls in Heartbreaking Loss

Second Baseman Davis Diaz (Vanderbilt)/Riley Raimondo

By: Finn Riley

Brewster, M.A. 一 Brewster loses a heartbreaker to the Falmouth Commodores in a 4-3 final score, the Whitecaps have now lost two straight.

The top of the first inning made all the difference in today’s game, with the Falmouth offense putting up all four of their runs right out of the gate.

The Commodore runs came from a Jack Payton two-run triple, which was followed by a Jacob Walsh two-run home run to the left-field corner.

Whitecaps starter Henry Leake (Boston College) was able to recover from the first inning by putting up three scoreless frames, finishing his outing with four earned runs over four innings.

The Brewster bullpen following Leake’s start was nearly unhittable, allowing just two hits over the remaining five innings.

Pitching coach Jason Rathbun held high praises for the bullpen performance:

“I thought the bullpen did a great job today […] they kept putting up zero’s and gave our offense a chance to fight back into it.”

Coach Rathbun made sure to highlight pitchers Carson Liggett (Louisville) and Ryan Ure (Oklahoma State), both of whom made their first appearances of the season:

“Liggett’s got a really nice fastball and changeup play, we wanted to get his feet wet on the Cape and get him ready to start next week. […] Ure’s a guy we’re very high on, we’d like to extend him a little bit at some point and maybe use him as a starter later in the summer.” 

On the offensive side, Brewster’s first runs came in the fifth inning from Alex Freeland (UCF) who smashed a two-run shot to centerfield for his fourth home run of the season. 

Following Freeland’s home run was a Carson DeMartini (Virginia Tech) RBI single which cut the lead down to one. 

Unfortunately, the Brewster bats could not push across another run over the final three innings of the game. 

One of the positive performances from the Whitecaps offense came from Cape league newcomer Davis Diaz (Vanderbilt).

Diaz smoked a line drive through the right-center gap for the Caps’ second hit of the game and also scored one of Brewster’s three runs.

“It felt good, I was excited to get out here once my season ended […] I’m looking forward to learning from all the coaches and players around me,” Diaz said. 

Diaz was an everyday starter for the Vanderbilt Commodores as a Freshman, and will certainly make an impact on this team going forward. 

Tomorrow, the Whitecaps look to break the losing streak at Veteran’s Field against the Chatham Anglers, with the first pitch at 7:00pm.

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