By: Finn Riley
Brewster, M.A. 一 The Whitecaps won a 2-0 nail-biter over the Chatham Anglers thanks to a shutout effort from the pitching staff, Brewster has now won three in a row.
Once again, Whitecaps starter Brian Fitzpatrick (Rutgers) was dominant through all five innings of work, totaling eight strikeouts and holding the Anglers to just three hits.
“My fastball was able to command on both sides of the plate […] changeup was a little bit iffy at times so I have some room for improvement, but overall a good day,” Fitzpatrick said.
With this being Fitzpatrick’s third start, all of which have been at Stony Brook Field, he mentioned how much he appreciates pitching in front of the home crowd:
“Brewster’s home […] for me throwing every start here so far has been awesome, the home crowd gives you some energy, and being the home pitcher definitely helps you out.”
The Whitecaps offense wasn’t quite as potent as they were on Sunday, however, they were able to put a pair of runs on the scoreboard to secure the victory.
Brewster’s runs came from a two-out Grayson Tatrow (Abilene Christian) RBI single in the fourth inning, then an Alex Freeland (UCF) sacrifice fly in the seventh.
Following Fitzpatrick’s start was a combination of Paul Gervase (LSU), Ryan Ure (Oklahoma State), and Ryan Chasse (Campbell).
Pitching Coach Jason Rathbun held high praises for Fitzpatrick and each of the relievers:
“I think Fitzpatrick has gotten better every time out, it seems like his stuff gets sharper and sharper. […] Obviously, we got a lot of confidence in Gervase as well as Ure, they got some good stuff out there, and then of course Chasse has been really good for us all year.”
Today’s performance marks the second Whitecaps shutout of the summer, with the first occurring on the second game of the season.
With this win, the Whitecaps solidify themselves at second in the East Division with a record of 8-7, sitting just behind the Y-D Red Sox.
On Wednesday, Brewster will look to extend their win streak to four games at Clem Spillane Field against the Wareham Gatemen, with the first pitch at 6:00pm.