By: Finn Riley
Hyannis, M.A. 一 The Whitecaps suffered a 7-1 loss to the Harbor Hawks as they failed to get quality performances at the plate and on the mound.
Whitecaps starter Teddy McGraw (Wake Forest) did not perform like his usual self, as he allowed four runs off of six hits to the Harbor Hawks offense.
Following this start, the bullpen went on to concede three more runs in the eighth inning, with two of these runs coming from Hyannis’ Philip Matulia smoking a line drive to centerfield.
For the Whitecaps, the only run of the day came in the fifth inning off of an Alex Freeland (UCF) sacrifice fly to right field.
One bright spot for the Caps was newcomer Chase Adkison (Oklahoma State) who collected his first hits of the season, having three singles on the day.
“It’s just good to have a batting average now […] the hit to left was barreled up and felt really good.” Adkison said.
While the Whitecaps only scored one run, they did record seven hits, five of which came from the bottom of the order.
“I know the bottom of the order hit today, but we need a little more consistency from one through nine.” Coach Shevchik said.
Until today, the seven, eight, and nine batters for the Whitecaps combined for only nine total hits over the first nine games.
Coach Shevchik continued to harp on the need for an offensive presence:
“We just gotta string together more hits […] a lot of our hits came with two outs, there were also a lot of wasted hits. We’ve gotta hit earlier in the count, we’ve gotta set the table, we’ve gotta be a bit more dynamic of an offense.”
Following the loss, the Whitecaps now sit at a 5-5 record and are currently tied with the Y-D Red Sox for second place in the East, and are only a half game back of the Orleans Firebirds.
The Whitecaps will get the day off tomorrow to prepare for the Falmouth Commodores on Friday at Stony Brook Field, starting at 5:00pm.