Lyndsey Armacost // Y-D Red Sox
The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox (9-11) dropped their makeup game to the Bourne Braves (9-9-1) 5-3 on Thursday night at Red Wilson Field.
The Red Sox didn?t record a hit until the fourth inning when they were able to score three runs off of singles from Tommy Edman (Stanford) and Donnie Walton (Oklahoma State) and a home run from Stephen Wrenn (Georgia).
Despite the big inning, the Red Sox only recorded six hits which was half as many as the Braves? 12. Edman was the only Sox player to record a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4, including a double and a single on which he advanced to third base on an error by the center fielder Ryan Boldt (Nebraska).
Edman is hitting .409 over his past six games, going 9-for-22, and has led the Red Sox offense over that stretch. He said, ?I think I?m just getting into a groove after adjusting from the metal bat to the wooden bat. After getting a couple of games under my belt, I?m starting to put it all together and get some good at bats. I?ve felt pretty comfortable at the plate recently.?
Wrenn hit his second home run of the season in the loss. He leads the team in that category and is tied for third in RBIs. The veteran also showed off his power on Wednesday by hitting a home run at Fenway Park for the YD staff and MLB scouts.
Red Sox pitching was last in the Cape League going into Thursday?s game and the trend continued. Starter Shane Bieber (Cal. Santa Barbara) went 6.0 innings, allowed eight hits and three earned runs, and struck out three batters.
Evan Bell (Indiana) replaced Bieber and the Braves had a big inning. He allowed four hits and one run in just one inning of work. Bell was taken out of the game and replaced with Gabe Cramer (Stanford) with men on first and second and no outs in the eighth inning.
Cramer faced two batters and recorded three outs to end the eighth inning with a strikeout and a pick off at first base. After the game Cramer said, ?It?s a close game at that point and you?re just trying to limit the damage as much as possible and try and get a couple quick outs. We ran that Hoffman pick and were able to get a free out there which was huge and I was able to pound the zone and get out of it and keep the game close.?
The Red Sox will face the Hyannis Harbor Hawks (12-8) tomorrow at 6 p.m. as they travel to McKeon Park.