By: Finn Riley
Brewster, M.A. 一 The Whitecaps struggled mightily at the plate as they fell 4-1 to the Wareham Gatemen, snapping their three-game win streak.
The Caps’ pitching staff remained the strength of the team in this one, with an impressive start from Jackson Nezuh (Florida State).
“Locating the fastball was the biggest part of my game today, and the offspeed was helping me out towards the end.” Said Nezuh.
Nezuh compiled six strikeouts over four innings of work and allowed only one hit to the Gatemen.
However, Brewster’s hitting was a shell of what was seen in Thursday’s game, totaling just three hits from start to finish.
Alex Freeland (UCF) put up the only run of the day for the Whitecaps, smoking a solo home run in the fifth inning for his second long-ball of the year.
After the game, Coach Shevchik highlighted the importance of bouncing back from a loss like this:
“It’s important tomorrow against Chatham because it’s a division opponent, we just have to regroup. […] Today was a stale, flat, low energy day […] these guys played long seasons and it’s extremely hard to come out with the same type of energy every single day, but they’re gonna have to learn how to do that.”
Coach also mentioned the quality start from Nezuh:
“He’s going to be a starter all summer long, if that’s another starter we’re gonna have he can build off of that.”
The Whitecaps look to get back in the win column tomorrow at home against the Chatham Anglers, with the first pitch at 5:00pm.