Hyannis 4 - Wareham 3

by Dave B. in

Hyannis scored 4 times in the home half of the first inning and made those runs hold up for a 4-3 win over Wareham last night. The Gatemen scored once in the third, eighth and ninth innings but came up just short. Two hits, two walks and an error contributed to the Harbor Hawks big first inning. Starter Austin Pettibone (UC-Santa Barbara) went 5 innings, allowing 6 hits and one run to pick up the win in his CCBL debut. Sarkis Ohanian (Duke) worked a perfect sixth and seventh inning while recording two strikeouts. Andrew Istler (Duke) got into trouble in the eighth when 3 hits and an error allowed Wareham to narrow the deficit to 4-2. Eric Eck (Wofford) got Trevor Podratz to fly out to center, stranding two runners to end the inning. Bradley Roney (Southern Mississippi) singled in a run in the ninth to pull Wareham within a run but Eck got Adam Toth (Baylor) to pop to third to end the game.

Wareham starter Fred Shepard (Amherst) drops to 0-2. Eck earned his second save.

Wareham out-hit Hyannis, 10-6. Both teams made an error. The Harbor Hawks improve to 4-2 while the Gatemen drop to 1-6.

In 7 games, Wareham has just one extra-base hit, a homerun by Podratz in the second game of the season. Their team "slugging" average is .226.

Hyannis travels to Chatham this evening with Cy Sneed (Dallas Baptist) going against the Anglers' Lukas Schiraldi (Texas). Wareham will send Kentucky's Kyle Cody to the mound in an attempt to end a 4 game losing streak tonight when they host Falmouth. The Commodores are expected to pitch Craig Schlitter (Bryant) or Daniel Koger (Auburn).