Clay Smith tossed eight innings of scoreless ball before Brett Pirtle reached and Kyle Schwarber hit a game-tying home run for the Wareham Gatemen Thursday night. The game finished in a 2-2 tie. PHOTO: Katie Carlson/Y-D Red Sox
Box ScorernrnBY CODY NORMAND
The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox were three outs away from a victory until a two-run homer from Kyle Schwarber of Wareham tied the score at two in the top of the ninth inning.
Clay Smith and Andro Cutura battled each other for eight innings as they each threw brilliant ballgames. Smith?s final line was 8 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K while Cutura?s line was 7.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 B, 3 K.
Smith was going for the complete game shutout in the ninth when Brett Pirtle reached base on an error by the shortstop Alex Blandino. Kyle Schwarber stepped to the plate already with three hits on the evening, and shot a no-doubter out to right field to tie the score at two.
Bradley Roney came in for relief in the ninth and tenth innings for Wareham and shut down the sox, striking out the first four batters he faced. After the last out was recorded in the bottom of the tenth, the umpires got together and called the game due to darkness, which ended in a tie 2-2.
The Sox are back in action tomorrow night at home as they host the Bourne Braves at 5:00pm.