Whitecaps Fall to Kettleers

Alex Freeland (UCF)/Riley Raimondo

By: Finn Riley

Brewster, M.A. 一 On Friday, the Whitecaps fell to the Cotuit Kettleers by a score of 5-2, the Caps have now lost two in a row. 

From start to finish the Kettleers controlled the game, delivering quality performances on the mound and at the plate. 

The Whitecaps started Jackson Nezuh (Florida State) who had a rough outing, only lasting two innings and allowing four runs. 

However, the bullpen followed up nicely, allowing just one more run through the final five innings of the game. 

Offensively, Brewster did not see much production, with the first Whitecaps hit coming in the bottom of the fifth inning. 

Ryan Lasko (Rutgers) accounted for the majority of the Brewster offense, recording the only multi-hit performance in the Whitecaps lineup. Lasko also scored the first run for Brewster, and knocked in the second run on a single to left field. 

“I was putting some good swings on balls […] recently I’ve locked into a really good approach and it’s been working for me so far,” Lasko said. 

Lasko was invited to tryout for Team USA, and although he did not make the final roster, he gained valuable experience from competing with the best. 

“Once in a lifetime experience […] I got to wear USA across my chest on the Fourth of July, and I don’t think many people can say that. The whole experience in general was really cool and I’m glad I got to do it.”

Looking forward, the Whitecaps plan to start Zane Morehouse (Texas) against the Bourne Braves, who is looking to rebound from his last start. 

“He’s shown flashes of being dominant, and then there’s a little hiccup in his start where it unravels a little bit, we just want to try ot get him a complete start. The stuff’s there, he’s just gotta trust it and throw it for strikes, and if he does that I think he’s got unhittable stuff,” said Pitching Coach Jason Rathbun. 

On Saturday, the Whitecaps head to Doran Park to take on the Bourne Braves, with the first pitch coming at 6:00 pm.

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