10-Time Cape Cod Baseball League Champions

Red Sox shut the door on Gatemen

Robert Pehl went 3-5 with 4 RBI as the Red Sox defeated Wareham 10-4 Thursday evening.

By: Andrew Constant / @andrew_constant

The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox (10-8) jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Wareham batted for a second time Thursday night, en route to a 10-4 victory. Aaron Blair won his league-leading fourth game, pitching 6.1 innings of three-run ball and Robert Pehl had three hits and knocked in four runs as the Red Sox won their second straight contest and fifth in their last six games.

Y-D got the bats going early as leadoff man Tanner Mathis singled before Carlos Asuaje reached on a base-knock of his own. The Red Sox had runners at the corners, and with one out, Mathis scored on a wild pitch. Later in Sam Travis? at-bat, he singled to center, bringing Asuaje in and giving Blair a quick 2-0 advantage.

In the second, the Red Sox put their first two batters on, after Zak Blair walked and Josh Tobias was hit by a pitch from Wareham starter Barrett Astin. Wayne Taylor sacrificed them both over and Mathis knocked them both in with a double. Two batters later, Pehl connected on his own double, bringing Mathis across.

That was more than enough for Blair, the two-time Coca Cola pitcher of the week. He improved to 4-0 for the summer, though his ERA rose from 0.50 to 1.48. The sophomore from Marshall gave up two runs in the third and one in the seventh before giving way to Brian Gilbert.

Gilbert, Preston Hatcher and Jonny Hoffman got the final eight outs, securing Y-D?s second win of the season against the Gatemen. The Red Sox beat Wareham 12-1 on June 23.

The Red Sox look to make it three wins in a row when they travel to Cotuit for a matchup with the Kettleers. Andrew Thurman is scheduled to take the hill for Y-D. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Lowell Park.

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