Whitecaps Sneak by Wareham for Fourth Straight Win

Carson DeMartini (Virginia Tech)/Riley Raimondo

By: Finn Riley

Wareham, M.A. 一 The Whitecaps secured their fourth win in a row with a 3-2 victory over the Wareham Gatemen.

In another low-scoring affair, the Whitecaps pitching prevailed once again, holding the Gatemen bats to just two runs on six hits. 

This performance was led by Carson Liggett (Louisville) who made his first start in a Whitecaps uniform. 

“It took time getting used to no crowd noise, there’s not really fans that had an effect on how I pitched. But I went out there and just tried to throw strikes,” Liggett said. 

Liggett allowed just one run on three hits through four and two-thirds innings against the Gatemen. 

Following Liggett was a combined one-run effort from Brennan Oxford (Wake Forest), John West (Boston College), and Patrick Copen (Marshall).

At the plate, Brewster took an early lead with a David Mendham (Oklahoma State) RBI single and then tacked on to their score in the fifth inning from a Mike Sirota (Northeastern) fielder’s choice. 

The Whitecaps offense totaled seven hits on the day, with the loudest coming from Carson DeMartini (Virginia Tech) who sent a ball to the moon in the seventh inning.

“I’m Just happy to get a pitch I could handle and put a good swing on it. I’ve been struggling lately but I’ve been trying to find some barrels to help the team win,” Said DeMartini.

DeMartini was an offensive force for the Hokies this Spring, boasting a .342 batting average with 15 home runs and 50 runs batted in.

Following the victory, Coach Shevchik admired how well his team battled today:

“Bad teams lose that game today, the sign of a good team is when you load up the bases, you fight through adversity, it gets really tight, you’re on the verge of losing and you find a way to win the game.”

In the ninth inning, Patrick Copen (Marshall) was stuck in a bases-loaded jam with just one out and fought back to strike out the next two batters to win the game. 

On Thursday, the Caps will seek their fifth win in a row back at Stony Brook Field against the Orleans Firebirds, with the first pitch at 5:00pm.

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