Immaculate Timmerman, hot Werner lead Caps to a commanding shutout over Chatham, winning back-to-back games for the first time in 11 days. 

Brewster’s starting pitcher Josh Timmerman (Ohio State) amid his quality start Sunday evening for the Caps. Photo credit: Sadie Parker

By Mark Rappaport

BREWSTER — A day after they snapped a four-game skid, the Brewster Whitecaps (6-6-3) crushed the Chatham Anglers (4-8-1) 6-0 Sunday evening, winning back-to-back games for the first time since June 14 and its first win against a team in the East this season.

“Timely hitting and really good pitching…our pitchers held us in it and we scored just enough runs that we needed to get a W,” head coach Jamie Shevchik said. “This is what you envision our team that looks like all the time.”

Brewster’s offense was hot early and often against Chatham’s starter Hayden Durke (Rice), who the Whitecaps teed off against in the second game of the season, recording six runs in the top of the sixth against Durke in a ten-inning tie. 

Center fielder Will Turner (South Alabama) led off the game with a walk on four pitches and catcher Ike Irish (Auburn) doubled to left, giving third baseman and yesterday’s hero Trevor Werner (Texas A&M) a prime opportunity to knock in a few runs. 

Werner came through for the Whitecaps, launching a double to deep center, scoring Turner and Irish. However, Brewster was not done as a Jaime Ferrer (Florida State) infield single and an error by the Chatham shortstop allowed Werner to score, giving the Brewster an early three-run lead.

Werner, Sunday evening, reflecting upon his nine RBI in two games. Photo credit: Sadie Parker

In the bottom of the second, Brewster struck again but this time without a hit. Shortstop Payton Green (NC State) led off the frame by being hit by a pitch on his helmet, a scary moment for Brewster, though Green was not injured. Then, second baseman Davis Diaz (Vanderbilt) and first baseman Brock Tibbitts (Indiana) walked, loading the bases for Irish.

The Whitecaps added two more runs in the inning off a walk by Irish and sacrifice fly to center field by Werner, extending Brewster’s lead to five runs.

In his return to Brewster, Werner has reenergized the Whitecaps’ offense, which started off hot but was struggling before Saturday’s game in Bourne. Werner has recorded nine RBI over the past two games, going 4-for-9, including two doubles on Sunday and a grand slam on Saturday.

“Things are always going great when you are swinging it,” Werner said. “We’d like to say hitting is contagious, so if one guy does it, then you know everybody’s gonna start hitting.”

The Whitecaps scored once again in the fourth after Werner doubled, Jaime Ferrer (Florida State) walked and Tibbs singled, expanding Brewster’s lead to six runs and knocking Durke out of the game. When all was said and done, Brewster walloped Durke for six runs off five hits and six walks in just 3.2 innings.

Brewster’s starter Josh Timmerman (Ohio State) dominated the Anglers’ offense Sunday evening, pitching six innings of shutout ball while giving up just one walk and a bloop hit, alongside seven punchouts. Timmerman has been one of Brewster’s best starters alongside Javyn Pimental (Missouri) — not giving up a run over 11.2 innings this season and just one hit while recording 15 strikeouts.

“Biggest thing is getting ahead and focusing on things like getting up ahead, and I can kind of mix my pitches,” Timmerman said. “Always trying to give our team the best chance to win.”

Timmerman and Werner, the two stars from Sunday’s game, bumping their gloves together bonding as Brewster cruises to a 6-0 win over Chatham. Photo credit: Sadie Parker

Shevchik was impressed but not surprised by what he has seen from Timmerman Sunday evening and all season.

“Really good stuff, really good stuff,” Shevchik said. “He’s proven a lot of people wrong out here and he’s making a name for himself.”

Relievers Tyler Mudd (Holy Cross) and Brendan Lysik (Texas Tech) combined to preserve the shutout, pitching three innings out of the bullpen, alongside just two hits and five punchouts. Mudd got into trouble in the eighth but got out of it unscathed, stranding three runners with the bases loaded.

Conversely, Chatham relievers Jack Brodsky (Tampa) and Carlos Rey (Hova Southeastern) silenced Brewster’s offense. Brodsky and Rey combined to throw 4.2 innings of scoreless baseball, allowing just one hit and one walk.

Brewster looks to extend its win streak against the Wareham Gatemen at Spillane Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday evening.

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