By Maxwell Paul McLaughlin
Chatham, M.A. – The Whitecaps dropped their third consecutive game Saturday night against the Chatham Anglers by a final score of 7-2.
Brewster was out hit 10-2 in their first east division loss of the season. The Anglers scored one run in the first inning, and it was all downhill for the Whitecaps after that.
“We need one day of good solid pitching and hitting,” Whitecaps manager Jamie Shevchik said. “I do believe we can get on a roll. We better figure it out soon, though,”.
After getting off to a fast start in the first inning, Chatham didn’t stop. The Anglers scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning to give themselves a 6-0 lead.
The Whitecaps got one back in the top of the third inning courtesy of an Alex Freeland (UCF) sacrifice fly.
Chatham’s pitching dominated the Whitecaps lineup for the rest of the game. Chatham pitchers accounted for 12 strikeouts and only allowed two hits.
The second game run for the Whitecaps came in the top of the ninth off a David Mendham (Oklahoma State) single.
One bright spot for the Whitecaps was the bullpen. The bullpen for the Whitecaps went seven innings, only allowed one run, and had a combined seven strikeouts.
The Whitecaps now will try and get back on track with 14 innings of baseball coming on Sunday.
“I’m happy we are playing a doubleheader tomorrow. I want to keep getting these guys at-bats and getting these guys a bunch of innings in,” Shevchik said.
The first pitch of the first game one will come at 2:30 pm, and the second game will follow the first.