By Maxwell Paul McLaughlin
In a wild game, the Whitecaps prevailed with a walk-off hit from Grayson Tatrow (Abilene Christian). The Whitecaps won 5-4 on Tuesday night.
During the back and forth battle between Brewster and Hyannis, the Whitecaps were able to get back on track after their off day.
“Hopefully, that turns the tide; the thing that helps the most is some guys that were struggling contributed to this win today,” Whitecaps manager Jamie Shevchik said.
It was a game of two halves with no runs for the first five and a half innings and seven being scored from then on.
The game’s first run came in the bottom of the sixth inning as Cam Leary (Boston College) drew a bases-loaded walk to give the Whitecaps a 1-0 lead.
The Whitecaps then tacked on another run in the bottom of the seventh, brought to u by an Alex Freeland (UCF) home run. Freeland hit his third home run of the young season.
Hyannis struck back in the top of the eighth inning by scoring two runs and tying the game. The Whitecaps jumped right back in front in the bottom half of the inning from a hard-hit ball by Cam Leary (Boston College) that the second baseman couldn’t handle.
The Whitecaps went to the ninth inning up 3-2, but the Harbor Hawks took the lead from a two-run home run from Tito Flores (Michigan).
In the bottom of the ninth, the Whitecaps’ bats came alive. Ryan Lasko (Rutgers) and Alex Freeland (UCF) led off the inning with back-to-back hits. Hyannis chose to load the bases by intentionally walking Brennan Milone (Oregon).
Grayson Tatrow (Abilene Christian) then came up to bat and hit a scorcher over the center fielder’s head to score two runs and win the game for the Whitecaps in a dramatic fashion.
“My teammates made it easy for me at the end; the coaches helped me get out of that slump,” Tatrow said. “This was good for me, but it was really good for this team and my teammates.”
Brian Fitzpatrick (Rutgers) was once again superb. Fitzpatrick went five scoreless innings and only allowed two hits and no runs.
The Whitecaps are now (5-4) on the young season and will look to go back to back against Hyannis Wednesday night, this time on the road.No feed found with the ID 1. Go to the All Feeds page and select an ID from an existing feed.