On an overcast Fourth of July, Oregon State's Joey Wong drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to lead his Falmouth Commodores past the Harwich Mariners 4-3. Wong made just his second appearance in the Cape League since joining his summer team after the Oregon State Beavers won the College World Series. Wong went 0-5 in his debut this week, and appeared to be struggling through today's game. He grounded weakly to second and struck out twice. But his game-winning RBI is just what the struggling Commodores need at this point in the season. They now are 6-11.
Falmouth's Shooter Hunt pitched well, but has continued to have trouble spotting the ball. Centerfielder Chris Hopkins of Oregon State saw some action out in centerfield, where Harwich placed the ball a lot in the middle innings.
Y-D Red Sox @ Brewster White Caps
Umpires called the game in the middle of the 7th with the Brew Crew leading 5-3 over the Y-D Red Sox. I also caught part of this game thanks to the magic of the Internet. (The Brewster announcers are a lot of fun to listen to. I appreciated their enthusiasm!)
The story of the day for me were the White Caps' pitchers. Ryan Cook, one of the early strikeout leaders this season, pitched well enough to keep it close. But it was LHP Ben Hornbeck who dominated in the final two innings. He struck out 5 of the 6 batters he faced.
Earlier in the game Blake Tekotte in the White Caps outfield threw out a runner trying to score. Brewster catcher Ryan Babineau held onto the throw to get the out.
Brewster gains some ground in the East, moving to 9-7-1. Y-D continues to lead the Eastern Division 12-4-1.