10-Time Cape Cod Baseball League Champions

Hines and Gleed Homer as Red Sox Win Third Against Brewster

By Brian Melanson

After Friday night’s embarrassing 10-1 loss to the Orleans Firebirds, the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox looked to prove why they are still the No. 2 team in the Cape Cod Baseball League’s power rankings.

Despite being out-hit by the Brewster Whitecaps eight to four and only scoring in the first two innings, Hunter Hines’ and Dub Gleed’s two home runs were all that the Red Sox needed to take the victory, 3-2.

The Red Sox came into Saturday night’s contest 2-1 on the season against Brewster. Headlined by a Hunter Hines two-run home run, the Red Sox shut out the Whitecaps the last time the two teams met on June 23.

Hines continued his dominant summer as he launched his league-leading seventh homer run, another two-run blast, that gave Y-D an early 2-0 lead to start the first inning.

Landon Beidelschies was on the mound for his first start of the season for the Red Sox. Just his third appearance of the year, Beidelschies came into today with 13 strikeouts over nine innings of work. He was matched up against Josh Timmerman, his teammate at Ohio State.

Beidelschies came out of the gates hot, throwing six straight strikes for back-to-back strikeouts to start his day. 

Things got rocky to start the second. Having problems with control, Beidelschies loaded the bases before walking home a run to cut the lead, to 2-1. Fortunately for him, a timely strikeout and pop-out ended the inning as Brewster left the bases loaded.

The Red Sox quickly took back a two-run lead in the second. Dub Gleed launched his first home run of the season on a ball launched over the deepest part of the center field wall as Y-D struck back to make the score 3-1.

“I was leading off that inning so I was just trying to get on anyway I could,” Gleed said. “I knew it was gonna be a close game and I was just trying to help out any way that I could.”

Beidelschies continued his solid outing in the fifth, striking out two more, as the Whitecaps left the bases loaded for the second consecutive inning.

Despite striking out five and only allowing one run, Red Sox field manager Scott Pickler pulled Beidelschies in the top of the fourth in favor of Matt Fernandez. The move worked as Fernandez retired the side with ease to being his outing.

The next four innings proved to be a pitcher’s duel as Fernandez and Timmerman tossed three and four scoreless innings, respectively, going into the seventh. Despite allowing zero runs, Fernandez was pulled for Leighton Finnely after surrendering a double to start the seventh, his only hit allowed of the game. 

Despite dealing out back-to-back strikeouts to start, a Brewster RBI single brought the game closer as Y-D led slimly, 3-2.

That was all the Whitecaps got as they were retired easily by Leighton in the eighth and ninth as the Red Sox escaped with the win.

The Red Sox will be back in action tomorrow when they travel to take on the No.1 Cotuit Kettleers.

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