By Maxwell Paul McLaughlin
Brewster, M.A. – The Brewster Whitecaps got a much-needed 3-1 victory over the Hyannis Harbor Hawks.
After three straight losses, Brewster needed a win badly, and they got one against one of the best teams in the Cape League this summer.
“We have to do just enough to get into the playoffs. If you can find a way to get into the playoffs, it starts all over again,” Whitecaps manager Jamie Shevchik said.
The Whitecaps got a little bit of their mojo back in the bottom of the fourth inning with three straight RBI hits from; David Mendham (Oklahoma State), Kevin Keister (Maryland), and Logan Bravo (Harvard). The three hits gave the Whitecaps a 3-0 lead.
In the top of the fifth, the bases were loaded with two outs, and former Whitecap Mike Sirota (Northeastern) was up at the plate looking for revenge on his old team. Jackson Nezuh (Louisana) was able to strike him out and get the Whitecaps out of the inning.
“I wanted to strike him out and felt like I was able to accomplish that because my stuff felt really good today,” Nezuh said.
The Whitecaps big inning in the fourth was all they needed to win the game and get themselves in the right direction going forward.
The playoff race continues to stay tight as of now. The Whitecaps and Mariners are tied for second place, the Firebirds are four points behind both, and Chatham, who was well out of the race a couple of weeks ago, is now only one point behind the Firebirds for the last spot in the playoffs.
The Whitecaps will now be back at home Wednesday against Wareham, with the first pitch coming at 4 pm.