By: Finn Riley
Hyannis, M.A. – On Friday, the Whitecaps fell to the Hyannis Harbor Hawks by a score of 3-2, this loss marks the second in a row for Brewster.
The Whitecaps displayed yet another poor performance overall, which led to an inevitable loss to a first-place Harbor Hawks team.
The major turning point in this one came in the bottom of the fifth inning when former Whitecap Mike Sirota hit a two-out single that rolled all the way to the centerfield wall and resulted in an inside-the-park home run that put the Harbor Hawks up 3-0.
Up until this point, Zane Morehouse (Texas) was delivering another gem for the Whitecaps, as he held Hyannis scoreless through the first four innings.
Morehouse’s final line was a strong five innings allowing one earned run and totaling four strikeouts.
Following Morehouse was Hunter Owen (Vanderbilt) and Jackson Nezuh (Florida State) who held the Harbor Hawks scoreless over the remainder of the game.
On the offensive side, the only bright spots for the Whitecaps came from Logan Bravo (Harvard) and Grayson Tatrow (Abilene Christian).
Both Bravo and Tatrow had multi-hit performances, with Bravo recording two doubles and scoring both of Brewster’s runs, and Tatrow collecting both RBIs on a double and a single.
“I’ve been making some adjustments working with the coaches, I’ve been struggling as of late so I’m just trying to stay with it. I got an opportunity today to get out and play and make the most of it,” Bravo said.
Bravo has had a rocky season at the plate, as he currently holds a .221 batting average. However, with a step in the right direction, Bravo’s bat could provide some much-needed help in the Whitecaps lineup.
“We got a new group coming in since a lot of guys just, so we’re just trying to get off on the right foot. […] tough one tonight, but we’ll bounce back,” Bravo said.
Following this loss, Brewster falls to 14-16-6 and heads into the All-Star break in second place with just a five-point margin above the last place Chatham Anglers.
The Caps will return on Monday at Whitehouse Field in an extremely important East Division showdown with the Harwich Mariners, starting at 6:30 pm.