By: Finn Riley
Harwich, M.A. 一 The Whitecaps fall in a close one to the Harwich Mariners by a final score of 4-3, Brewster has now lost two in a row.
In a tough loss to the Mariners, the Brewster bats struggled to push across runs consistently, with Cam Fisher (UNC Charlotte) being the driving force behind all three Whitecaps runs.
Fisher recorded three of the six Whitecaps hits, with a single in the second inning, a double in the fourth, and a two-run homer in the sixth.
“This is such a special place, not many people get to go up here and do this, so you just go out and try to take advantage of every opportunity you get out here,” Fisher said.
Through his first five games on the Cape, Fisher is hitting .353 with a home run and three RBI’s.
“Honestly just being here is a confidence builder […] the fact that you’re just up here gives you all the confidence in the world.”
Fisher is coming off a stellar offensive season with the 49ers, totaling a .288 batting average with 18 home runs and 60 runs batted in.
After the game, Coach Shevchik held his praises for Fisher, as well as mentioning the importance of finding the right lineup.
“I mean he’s a big bat in the lineup, we just gotta get guys around him […] we just have to find whatever the best lineup is gonna be to protect Fisher and add a little bit more thump with Fisher and then we’ll be ok,”
The Whitecaps pitching wasn’t quite as dominant as usual, with Heston Tole (Texas) pitching a solid first four innings, but allowing a three-run homer to Nick Goodwin at the start of the fifth.
The Caps bullpen was able to hold the Mariners to just one more run over the remainder of the game, but unfortunately the one run made the difference in the game.
Tomorrow, Brewster will travel up to Fenway Park for a workout, then will pick back up on Tuesday against the Y-D Red Sox at Red Wilson Field, with the first pitch at 5:00 pm.