BY LANCE REYNOLDS
Connor Kaiser has been known for his defensive prowess among the CCBL for the majority of the season.
On Sunday at Falmouth?s Guv Fuller Field, however, Kaiser was a difference-maker at the plate in Y-D?s 6-5 12-inning victory over the Commodores.
Kaiser?s final stat-line isn?t anything too spectacular as the short stop picked up just two hits in his six appearances at the plate. His second hit, though, ultimately helped pave the way to Y-D?s third extra inning win of the season.
After hitting a one-out double in the sixth, Kaiser again followed suit with a leadoff double in the twelfth that lined off the right-centerfield fence. Two batters later, Kaiser scored the go-ahead run as the Red Sox took a 5-4 lead on a Nico Hoerner single that snuck by the Falmouth?s third baseman Alec Bohm.
Kyle Isbel, who gunned down the Commodores? winning-run at home to end the eleventh, scored Y-D?s sixth run after stealing third with the ball sailing into left on an errant gun-down.
Carlos Cortes, who was pinch-hitting for Luke Miller in the top of the seventh, blasted a two-run homer over the right field fence and the Red Sox took a 4-3 lead.
Kris Bubic made his last start on the mound before he starts for the Eastern All-Star team Saturday in Wareham. The lefty from Stanford threw five complete innings and allowed two runs ? one earned ? on five hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Tanner Graham was the winning pitcher as he came out of Y-D?s bullpen and threw the final 1.2 innings.
Y-D (17-11-1) is off Monday before taking on Harwich at Whitehouse Field Tuesday with a 6:30 pm first pitch.