By: Katherine Acquavella
The Chatham Anglers came to Red Wilson field to take on the Y-D Red Sox Wednesday night. Coming into the game, Chatham and Y-D both shared the same 2-4 record.
Kevin Duchene (Illinois) put on a solid pitching performance for Y-D, as he struck a season-high seven Chatham batters. Duchene gave up a two run home run to Chatham?s A.J. Murray (Georgia Tech) in the top of the first inning. Duchene regrouped himself and quickly recovered as he got out the inning without allowing another hit.? In the top of the third inning, Chatham?s Chris Shaw (Boston College) grounded into a fielder?s choice, allowing Blake Butera (Boston College) to score and give the A?s a 3-0 lead.
Another left-handed pitcher from Illinois took the mound to provide the relief for Y-D in the sixth inning. Tyler Jay (Illinois) struck out two and only allowed one hit. Drake Owenby (Tennessee) pitched one solid inning of relief for Y-D as he did not allow a hit and struck out one batter in the eighth.
Justin Jacome (University of California Santa Barbara) made his Cape Cod Baseball Leaue debut in the top of the ninth inning.? Jacome did not allow a hit and only had to go through three batters to close up the inning.
Despite the Red Sox strong pitching performance, Y-D was unable to provide enough run support to win the game.
Donnie Walton (Oklahoma State), Jordan Tarsovich (Virginia Military Institute) and Andrew Stevenson (LSU) combined for Y-D?s four hits in the game.
The lone run for Y-D was scored by Brennon Lund (BYU), who was brought in by A.J. Simcox?s (Tennessee) sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fitth inning.
Chatham?s pitching staff for the game included Jordan Hillyer (Kennesaw State), who only allowed one hit through six innings and three strikeouts.
When Lou Distasio (University of Rhode Island) took the mound for Chatham, Y-D?s Tarsovich was able to end the five hit-less inning drought with a double. However, the Red Sox were unable to bring him in for a run. Chatham?s next pitcher Kyle Davis (USC) came out to the mound in the bottom of the ninth and threw three strikeouts. Tarsovich was again able to come up to the plate and get another hit.
The Red Sox (2-5) ended their four game home stand with the loss. They will travel to Falmouth for their second matchup against the Commodores tomorrow night, Thursday June 19th. First pitch is set for 6:30pm.