Whitecaps Rebound Against Braves

Zane Morehouse (Texas)/Riley Raimondo

By: Finn Riley

Bourne, M.A. 一 On Saturday, the Whitecaps took down the Bourne Braves in a 2-1 nail-biter, snapping their two-game losing streak. 

Brewster starter Zane Morehouse (Texas) delivered a masterful performance on the mound, allowing just one hit and no runs through 5⅔ innings. 

“It felt pretty good, everything started clicking and made a few adjustments. […] I had really good command of the four-seamer and the sinker today,” Morehouse said. 

This start for Morehouse marks a big rebound from his last outing, where he allowed seven runs on eight hits through 4⅔ innings.

The bullpen following Morehouse’s outing ran into some trouble in the bottom of the seventh inning, allowing an RBI single to cut the lead in half. 

However, the Braves could not push across anymore runs over the remaining innings, thanks to Ryan Chasse (Campbell) shutting to door. 

“I was kinda able to compete through it, Kurtis was good behind the plate, Coach Razz was good calling the pitches and we worked through some issues and ended up with the win,” Chasse said. 

Chasse totaled eight strikeouts over his 3⅓  innings of relief and improved his earned run average to 1.22 this season. 

Chasse, a Senior, is a potential draft candidate and most likely made his final appearance in a Whitecaps uniform. 

“I’m hoping that I get the opportunity to get selected […] I’ve had a couple conversations, but nothing’s guaranteed. If this was it, I just wanna thank Coach Shev and the whole staff for taking a chance on me. Obviously, not a ton of mid-major guys get to come up here and throw, so I can’t thank him enough.” 

The offensive side of the game was relatively quiet, although the Whitecaps did record seven hits on the day. 

The first and only score for Brewster came from a Carson DeMartini (Virginia Tech) ground-rule double to right field that scored both Javier Vaz (Vanderbilt) and Alex Freeland (UCF).

Tomorrow, the Caps head back home to take on the Division-leading Y-D Red Sox, with the first pitch at 5:00 pm.

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